Analysis: Political gamble in GOP bud...

Analysis: Political gamble in GOP budget-cutting

There are 73 comments on the Black Hills Bandit story from Feb 6, 2011, titled Analysis: Political gamble in GOP budget-cutting. In it, Black Hills Bandit reports that:

The Republican drive to cut spending, which begins in earnest this week, marks a political gamble that the public's hunger for smaller government will trump its appetite for benefits, subsidies and other federal support.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#64 Feb 8, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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You wrote:
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And I showed you that they want to cut their own 5%. Even you now admit they want to cut thier budget, but claim it is not enough.
What you wrote was a lie!
You wrote:
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And I showed you that it was Democrats who increased the Legislative appropriations. It was Republicans who opposed the increases and voted against them.
Again what you wrote was a lie!
Eat it!
Mre importantly, it was the Presdent Reagan, and GW Bush tax cuts for the wealthy that created our huge national debt in the first place.

GOP tax cuts for trickle down HAVE NOT DELIVERED.
Trickle down is a sad failure.
REINSTATE the taxes cut by this misguided program, and let's get America rolling again!
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#65 Feb 8, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Mre importantly, it was the Presdent Reagan, and GW Bush tax cuts for the wealthy that created our huge national debt in the first place.
GOP tax cuts for trickle down HAVE NOT DELIVERED.
Trickle down is a sad failure.
REINSTATE the taxes cut by this misguided program, and let's get America rolling again!
Exaclty what does you delusional diatribe have to do with cutting the Legislative Appropraitions this year?

Are you stuck on stupid!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#66 Feb 8, 2011
You can bet your sweet assets that these Republicans will not be cutting their own benefits like their
gold-plated government health care. Hypocrites!!!

“Ignorantia valde pestifera.”

Since: Jan 09

Harding Township, NJ

#67 Feb 8, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
<quoted text>
You wrote:
<quoted text>
And I showed you that they want to cut their own 5%. Even you now admit they want to cut thier budget, but claim it is not enough.
What you wrote was a lie!
You wrote:
<quoted text>
And I showed you that it was Democrats who increased the Legislative appropriations. It was Republicans who opposed the increases and voted against them.
Again what you wrote was a lie!
Eat it!
Eat it? What are you ... FIVE?

And how retarded *ARE* you that you are unable to grasp the difference between LEGISLATIVE INCREASES and PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS?

Here, moron, I'll put it into small words so even you might have a shot at understanding: "PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS" are the budgets that officials use to PAY THEIR PERSONAL STAFF. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH LEGISLATIVE COSTS. Got it now, imbecile?

Try dealing in some FACTS for a change, putz.

Deficit hawk Michele Bachmann increases her staff payroll
http://www.mnprogressiveproject.com/diary/805...

GOP Hiking Federal Budget 10% For Their Staffs
http://www.americaforpurchase.com/republicans...

State GOP staffers raking in six-figure salaries
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/11/1921741...

Va. Republican increases staff pay by 81%
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...

Despite calls for pay freeze, GOP staff payrolls soar
http://www.jedreport.com/2010/12/despite-call...
LIBERALS INCITE VIOLENCE

Anchorage, AK

#68 Feb 8, 2011
GunnySteve wrote:
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Eat it? What are you ... FIVE?
And how retarded *ARE* you that you are unable to grasp the difference between LEGISLATIVE INCREASES and PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS?
Here, moron, I'll put it into small words so even you might have a shot at understanding: "PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS" are the budgets that officials use to PAY THEIR PERSONAL STAFF. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH LEGISLATIVE COSTS. Got it now, imbecile?
Try dealing in some FACTS for a change, putz.
Deficit hawk Michele Bachmann increases her staff payroll
http://www.mnprogressiveproject.com/diary/805...
GOP Hiking Federal Budget 10% For Their Staffs
http://www.americaforpurchase.com/republicans...
State GOP staffers raking in six-figure salaries
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/11/1921741...
Va. Republican increases staff pay by 81%
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...
Despite calls for pay freeze, GOP staff payrolls soar
http://www.jedreport.com/2010/12/despite-call...
Are YOU a GAY?
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#69 Feb 9, 2011
GunnySteve wrote:
<quoted text>
Eat it? What are you ... FIVE?
And how retarded *ARE* you that you are unable to grasp the difference between LEGISLATIVE INCREASES and PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS?
Here, moron, I'll put it into small words so even you might have a shot at understanding: "PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS" are the budgets that officials use to PAY THEIR PERSONAL STAFF. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH LEGISLATIVE COSTS. Got it now, imbecile?
Try dealing in some FACTS for a change, putz.
Deficit hawk Michele Bachmann increases her staff payroll
http://www.mnprogressiveproject.com/diary/805...
GOP Hiking Federal Budget 10% For Their Staffs
http://www.americaforpurchase.com/republicans...
State GOP staffers raking in six-figure salaries
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/11/1921741...
Va. Republican increases staff pay by 81%
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...
Despite calls for pay freeze, GOP staff payrolls soar
http://www.jedreport.com/2010/12/despite-call...
You are both arrogant and ignorant. PERSONAL STAFF BUDGETS (realy called staff allowances) are part of Legislative Appropraitations and are limmited to what is authorized by the law. Laws that Democrats wrote and passed in 2008, 2009, and 2010, with Republicans mostly voting against each of those years.

Here is where you can find congresses staff allowances: http://www.legistorm.com/salaries.html

Did you realy think that members of Congress could spend whatever taxpayer money they wanted without a law authorizing it. You stupidity is flaring up again.

Now back to your lies. Just admit that Republicans cut thier own budget by 5% and you were wrong to say that they would not. Admit it and be done with it. Prolong it and I will keep trowing it back in your face over and over again until you do.

For your second lie that Republicans authorized the Staff Budget increases in 2008, 2009, and 2010; just change that "Republicans" to "a few Republicans and most Democrats" and then you will acuatualy be telling the truth. Until then you are just another stupid A$$ partisan liar.
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#70 Feb 9, 2011
Gary wrote:
You can bet your sweet assets that these Republicans will not be cutting their own benefits like their
gold-plated government health care. Hypocrites!!!
The GOP house already passed a bill cutting Legislative appropraitions by 5%.

Last May Congress voted to freeze (not cut) thier own salaries for two years.

Fifteen members of Congress (all but 1 are Republicans) have decided not to participate in the Federal Health Care Program. Personaly I would love to see if the Obama Health Care rules would make Congress pay a penalty for having employees that do not have health insurance. Wouldn't that be funny.

“Behave Yourself”

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#71 Feb 9, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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The GOP house already passed a bill cutting Legislative appropraitions by 5%.
Last May Congress voted to freeze (not cut) thier own salaries for two years.
Fifteen members of Congress (all but 1 are Republicans) have decided not to participate in the Federal Health Care Program. Personaly I would love to see if the Obama Health Care rules would make Congress pay a penalty for having employees that do not have health insurance. Wouldn't that be funny.
I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that those who don't partricipate in the Federal Healthcare Program have friend and cronies in the health care industry that take care of them.

“Ignorantia valde pestifera.”

Since: Jan 09

Harding Township, NJ

#72 Feb 9, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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The GOP house already passed a bill cutting Legislative appropraitions by 5%.
***AFTER*** INCREASING THOSE BUDGETS BY 22 PERCENT IN 2008, 14 PERCENT IN 2009 and 12 PERCENT IN 2010. So a measly 5 percent cut now is meaningless and merely symbolic.

What is so impossible about that for you to comprehend?

How many more specific examples do you want to ignore?

Imbecile.
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#73 Feb 9, 2011
Edthirty wrote:
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I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that those who don't partricipate in the Federal Healthcare Program have friend and cronies in the health care industry that take care of them.
Are you kidding? The health insurance companies love the federal benefits program and would do every thing in their power to make sure it's not cut. They don't want Obamacare repealed either, heck they wrote most of it!
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#74 Feb 9, 2011
GunnySteve wrote:
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***AFTER*** INCREASING THOSE BUDGETS BY 22 PERCENT IN 2008, 14 PERCENT IN 2009 and 12 PERCENT IN 2010. So a measly 5 percent cut now is meaningless and merely symbolic.
What is so impossible about that for you to comprehend?
How many more specific examples do you want to ignore?
Imbecile.
Again, you just cannot help youself from lying.

The House GOP mostly voted against those increases. Democrats overwhelmingly voted for them.

I showed you the roll call votes on those bills. To say that the House GOP increased "THOSE BUDGETS BY 22 PERCENT IN 2008, 14 PERCENT IN 2009 and 12 PERCENT IN 2010" is a goddamn lie and you know it.

“Ignorantia valde pestifera.”

Since: Jan 09

Harding Township, NJ

#75 Feb 9, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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Again, you just cannot help youself from lying.
The House GOP mostly voted against those increases. Democrats overwhelmingly voted for them.
I showed you the roll call votes on those bills. To say that the House GOP increased "THOSE BUDGETS BY 22 PERCENT IN 2008, 14 PERCENT IN 2009 and 12 PERCENT IN 2010" is a goddamn lie and you know it.
I give up. You are literally too friggin' retarded to even see FACTS when they're stuffed down your throat.

I gave you more than a dozen factual links showing Republicans jacking up their staff budgets in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and YOU'RE STILL SUCH AN IDIOT THAT YOU'RE STILL DENYING IT.

I pity how friggin' stupid you are.

Go back to suckling your Glenn Beck doll, retard.
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#76 Feb 9, 2011
GunnySteve wrote:
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I give up. You are literally too friggin' retarded to even see FACTS when they're stuffed down your throat.
I gave you more than a dozen factual links showing Republicans jacking up their staff budgets in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and YOU'RE STILL SUCH AN IDIOT THAT YOU'RE STILL DENYING IT.
I pity how friggin' stupid you are.
Go back to suckling your Glenn Beck doll, retard.
You gave me the same opinion pieces put through the echo chamber, go read them. They are partisan crap. I gave you the actual vote counts. No opinion, no interpretion, just actual facts.

Face it the fact is that DEMOCRATS INCREASED the legislative budgets in 2008, 2009 and 2010. REPUBLICANS voted to DECREASE them this year.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE. YOU ARE A LIAR. And a very bad liar at that.

Now put down your government cheese, take off your slober covered "I love big government" t-shirt because you need a bath, YOU STINK!

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