House GOP unveils $61 billion spending cut plan

Feb 11, 2011 Full story: KSDK-TV Saint Louis 34

House Republicans called for cuts in hundreds of programs across the face of government Friday night in a $61 billion savings package toughened at the last minute at the demand of tea party-backed conservatives.

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Crying Orange Man

Sebastian, FL

#22 Feb 12, 2011
Beersteiner wrote:
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I say we eliminate the 1930's welfare state. Too many people have made it a career choice!
That's true but you seem to want to punish the American poor who through no fault of their own, have become destitute, a lot of veterans. It is sad that some have made it a "career" choice but why mix everyone in the same lot during these times .(2008-2011,12,13...) Says a lot about YOUR character as an American.

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

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#23 Feb 12, 2011
jenny623 wrote:
If Section 8 is not in these cuts, then this is a joke. Too many people on Section 8 that are healthy, and should not have subsidized living. Get rid of it, don't overhaul it, cut it. Next get rid of earmarks. If the GOP is really serious, get rid of pork programs that do not contribute to jobs.
Excellent! I agree!

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

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#24 Feb 12, 2011
Crying Orange Man wrote:
<quoted text> That's true but you seem to want to punish the American poor who through no fault of their own, have become destitute, a lot of veterans. It is sad that some have made it a "career" choice but why mix everyone in the same lot during these times .(2008-2011,12,13...) Says a lot about YOUR character as an American.
So tell me, wise one, who is sorting them out? NOBODY! It's easier to collect welfare than buying a bus ticket! The Welfare system is the most abused "hand-out" system we have. It's nop more than Government sanctioned addiction.

What is your rational, on "fixing" the system? Many have tried and failed! Please enlighten us all with your words of wisdom!
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#25 Feb 12, 2011
All talk, no action.

61 Billion...we borrowed more than that JUST FOR IRAQ MUSLIM LIBERATION.

Did Iraqi oil pay for anything yet?

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

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#26 Feb 12, 2011
HeadCheese wrote:
All talk, no action.
61 Billion...we borrowed more than that JUST FOR IRAQ MUSLIM LIBERATION.
Did Iraqi oil pay for anything yet?
So what is Obama's big cut in the budget, besides the 2.5 billion Obama to proposed in the Home-Heating Aid Program for the Poor?

Even that is just a seasonal cut! LOL!

Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama

ROFLMAO!
Evilmonger

New Harmony, IN

#27 Feb 12, 2011
Absurdity wrote:
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Really? When was the last time you went to a town council meeting or a school board meeting? And what was your input and how much did they listen to you verses how many times they raised your taxes?
Hmmm. Our local school system just floated the idea of a 20 million dollar renovation program for our high school. The school is less than twenty years old and didn't cost that much to build. The voters shot it down by a 3 to 1 margin. That is a lot more responsive than the Federal government.
Crying Orange Man

Sebastian, FL

#28 Feb 12, 2011
Beersteiner wrote:
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So tell me, wise one, who is sorting them out? NOBODY! It's easier to collect welfare than buying a bus ticket! The Welfare system is the most abused "hand-out" system we have. It's nop more than Government sanctioned addiction.
What is your rational, on "fixing" the system? Many have tried and failed! Please enlighten us all with your words of wisdom!
The answer is simple, the government is not doing their jobs in screening these people and their circumstances. Get people who do. The private companies do, why not the government? When it comes to government it seems the employees do not realize it's their money too and treat the recipient as such,"you're taking my money" out of MY paycheck. That was not the premise of my argument, I would rather give money to a poor American than to a rich foreign politician putting U.S. Taxpayer $$$$ in his pocket.

Since: Aug 07

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#29 Feb 12, 2011
Veterans and poor should not be lumped together. Veterans served our country and deserve any aid they can get in return. The poor are supposed to use Welfare and government aid as a bridge, temporary help. That's all, but you and I know that's not the case. We reward women for popping out 4-5 kids, and we enable whole generations of people to live off the goverment. In my town, Section 8 people have better housing than I do. I work and pay taxes, and the poor get free housing, free phones, free healthcare, and I'm taxed till I'm purple. How is that fair?
Crying Orange Man wrote:
<quoted text> The answer is simple, the government is not doing their jobs in screening these people and their circumstances. Get people who do. The private companies do, why not the government? When it comes to government it seems the employees do not realize it's their money too and treat the recipient as such,"you're taking my money" out of MY paycheck. That was not the premise of my argument, I would rather give money to a poor American than to a rich foreign politician putting U.S. Taxpayer $$$$ in his pocket.
Crying Orange Man

Sebastian, FL

#30 Feb 12, 2011
jenny623 wrote:
Veterans and poor should not be lumped together. Veterans served our country and deserve any aid they can get in return. The poor are supposed to use Welfare and government aid as a bridge, temporary help. That's all, but you and I know that's not the case. We reward women for popping out 4-5 kids, and we enable whole generations of people to live off the goverment. In my town, Section 8 people have better housing than I do. I work and pay taxes, and the poor get free housing, free phones, free healthcare, and I'm taxed till I'm purple. How is that fair?
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It's not. Life is not. Run for congress or senate, get elected and serve your 4 or 6 year term and get a pension for life, health care for life on my dime. You never "see" that but you see the American welfare moms plopping out 5 or 6 kids and getting more and more of your money, while giving nothing in return, I agree. You never "see" the borrowed U.S. taxpayer monies given to FORIEGN political leaders of poor countries that have reaped the benefits of the U.S. taxpayer not the people for which it was intended. You still "see" that American welfare mom plopping out 5 or 6 kids on welfare. I'm against both but if there are cuts to be made I would rather support that American mother than ANY foreign politician. The mother will at least circulate the money here than the "foreigners" Swiss bank account.
WHATDOYOUCARE

Denver, CO

#31 Feb 12, 2011
Crying Orange Man wrote:
<quoted text> It's not. Life is not. Run for congress or senate, get elected and serve your 4 or 6 year term and get a pension for life, health care for life on my dime. You never "see" that but you see the American welfare moms plopping out 5 or 6 kids and getting more and more of your money, while giving nothing in return, I agree. You never "see" the borrowed U.S. taxpayer monies given to FORIEGN political leaders of poor countries that have reaped the benefits of the U.S. taxpayer not the people for which it was intended. You still "see" that American welfare mom plopping out 5 or 6 kids on welfare. I'm against both but if there are cuts to be made I would rather support that American mother than ANY foreign politician. The mother will at least circulate the money here than the "foreigners" Swiss bank account.
Agreed, but what are we DOING about it? Should we limit services to families at one child- no additional funds after one. Or mandatory Norplant for any woman on subsistance of any kind? Quickly removable when they are able to care for children on their own.

Yes, STOP aid to countries like Pakistan who hate us no matter what. STOP funding the U.N.- Obama just added another $100M! All these things- BUT even if we cut ALL discretionary spending we would still be $600B in the hole.

The answer is what no one wants to hear and no politician has the guts to seriously fight for. We MUST raise the SS age. I am only 10 years away, and have paid double all my life as a sole proprietor, but not many people need to stop working at 62 these days. Unless you have a disability it should be raised to at least 68. Do that and most of our deficit issue is solved, BAM. But we have become weak and greedy, just like the rest of the world. The politicians are only a reflection of Main Street, and it isn't pretty.
Crying Orange Man

Sebastian, FL

#32 Feb 12, 2011
WHATDOYOUCARE wrote:
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Agreed, but what are we DOING about it? Should we limit services to families at one child- no additional funds after one. Or mandatory Norplant for any woman on subsistance of any kind? Quickly removable when they are able to care for children on their own.
Yes, STOP aid to countries like Pakistan who hate us no matter what. STOP funding the U.N.- Obama just added another $100M! All these things- BUT even if we cut ALL discretionary spending we would still be $600B in the hole.
The answer is what no one wants to hear and no politician has the guts to seriously fight for. We MUST raise the SS age. I am only 10 years away, and have paid double all my life as a sole proprietor, but not many people need to stop working at 62 these days. Unless you have a disability it should be raised to at least 68. Do that and most of our deficit issue is solved, BAM. But we have become weak and greedy, just like the rest of the world. The politicians are only a reflection of Main Street, and it isn't pretty.
Valid points,as I stated in my first post is that we should START at foreign spending then move to domestic, which needs a lot of work. Both at the same time,to exclude foreign spending in their comments seems half-hearted as "conservatives". Charity begins at home FIRST.
Agitator

Broken Arrow, OK

#33 Feb 12, 2011
Fist before anything else. Eliminate all Subsidies, earmarks, waste, fraud, abuse, health care and retirement benefits for elected and appointed officials.
Cut law makers staffing and aides.
Limit the number czars, staffing, and aides a president can have.
Cut foreign aide, pentagon budget and military spending, cut taxes and IRS staffing, and numerous others.
Cut and eliminate domestic programs that no longer work.
Agitator

Broken Arrow, OK

#34 Feb 12, 2011
WHATDOYOUCARE wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed, but what are we DOING about it? Should we limit services to families at one child- no additional funds after one. Or mandatory Norplant for any woman on subsistance of any kind? Quickly removable when they are able to care for children on their own.
Yes, STOP aid to countries like Pakistan who hate us no matter what. STOP funding the U.N.- Obama just added another $100M! All these things- BUT even if we cut ALL discretionary spending we would still be $600B in the hole.
The answer is what no one wants to hear and no politician has the guts to seriously fight for. We MUST raise the SS age. I am only 10 years away, and have paid double all my life as a sole proprietor, but not many people need to stop working at 62 these days. Unless you have a disability it should be raised to at least 68. Do that and most of our deficit issue is solved, BAM. But we have become weak and greedy, just like the rest of the world. The politicians are only a reflection of Main Street, and it isn't pretty.
SUBSIDIES should also be at the top of the list to be eliminated.
Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#35 Feb 12, 2011
Agitator wrote:
Fist before anything else. Eliminate all Subsidies, earmarks, waste, fraud, abuse, health care and retirement benefits for elected and appointed officials.
Cut law makers staffing and aides.
Limit the number czars, staffing, and aides a president can have.
Cut foreign aide, pentagon budget and military spending, cut taxes and IRS staffing, and numerous others.
Cut and eliminate domestic programs that no longer work.
Why are we even considering these programs for cuts, when even if you eliminated them, the deficit would still be gigantic?

How about talking about cutting defense by 90%. How about talking about eliminating corporate welfare. Why should I have to pay three and four times the taxes necessary just to give some guy a big corporate bonus?

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