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

#1 Feb 6, 2011
JOBS

not huge tax cuts for the rich, and large corporations,

JOBS !!!
Crying Orange Man

Sebastian, FL

#2 Feb 6, 2011
For 30 years the same talk about the budget,Republicans have failed at even balancing a budget. The Republicans talk of cutting the budget but in the end and their record shows INCREASE spending. "Fuzzy math"?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Feb 6, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
JOBS
not huge tax cuts for the rich, and large corporations,
JOBS !!!
first of all. there was no tax cut, dumbass...
second, you expect one half of congress to do, in 4 weeks, what obama with ALL of congress couldn't do in 2 years?

how do you stay so fcking stupid, bill?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Feb 6, 2011
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
first of all. there was no tax cut, dumbass...
second, you expect one half of congress to do, in 4 weeks, what obama with ALL of congress couldn't do in 2 years?
how do you stay so fcking stupid, bill?
You are really out to lunch.
Monarch

United States

#5 Feb 6, 2011
1. CUT the spending.

2 (a)Start changing Social Security for those born in 1990 forward,

(b)exclude those who emigrated and did NOT contribute fully to the Social Security program.

3. End the exemption for Federal healthcare for all of Congress, the President and other federal workers.

Whatever we end up with ALL of us will participate.

4. End AUTOMATIC PAY RAISES for Congress, when Congress receives their COLAS, so should Social Security recipients.

5. End the Anchor baby law.

6. Vote out Obama in 2012

Obama=higher gas prices
Obama=higher food prices
Obama=continuing dependence on foreign oil, and not drilling here in the USA. We can't magically go to alternative energy with a snap of his fingers.

7. Vote out democrat senators to make sure Obama does not have the Senate in his grasp.

8. End Obama's ability to appoint more LIFETIME JUDICIAL NOMINEES

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#6 Feb 6, 2011
The Fleagaggers elected in November are trembling at the thought of being "unpopular" afert all, eh?

LOL!!!

Now they have to attempt and govern. Rethuglicans are FIRST in line for corporate welfare, and rich, white suburbanites who vote THUG love their gubbermint bennies. So, Boner boy, DON'T TOUCH MY GUBBERMINT HANDOUTS!!

It's like watching the blonde, stacked and popular senior girl morph into ugly Betty.

I was so hoping to see this happen, now Bland Paul will have to vote to raise the debt ceiling alont with Marco Boobio, and a dozen other Fleagaggers who said NO NO NO!!!

I say LOL!!!!!!!
Dorian

Hanover, MA

#8 Feb 7, 2011
The Republicans are bumbling, attacking and retreating, laughing and 'crying'...forgive them, they no not what they do!!! Silly dolts with big mouths!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#9 Feb 7, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You are really out to lunch.
and YOU have your finger on the pulse....
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#10 Feb 7, 2011
Monarch wrote:
1. CUT the spending.
2 (a)Start changing Social Security for those born in 1990 forward,
(b)exclude those who emigrated and did NOT contribute fully to the Social Security program.
3. End the exemption for Federal healthcare for all of Congress, the President and other federal workers.
Whatever we end up with ALL of us will participate.
4. End AUTOMATIC PAY RAISES for Congress, when Congress receives their COLAS, so should Social Security recipients.
5. End the Anchor baby law.
6. Vote out Obama in 2012
Obama=higher gas prices
Obama=higher food prices
Obama=continuing dependence on foreign oil, and not drilling here in the USA. We can't magically go to alternative energy with a snap of his fingers.
7. Vote out democrat senators to make sure Obama does not have the Senate in his grasp.
8. End Obama's ability to appoint more LIFETIME JUDICIAL NOMINEES
The Republican House absolutely will pass their massive budget cuts. What they are gambling on is that not enough Democrats in the Senate will side with them to make it a reality.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#11 Feb 7, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
The Fleagaggers elected in November are trembling at the thought of being "unpopular" afert all, eh?
LOL!!!
Now they have to attempt and govern. Rethuglicans are FIRST in line for corporate welfare, and rich, white suburbanites who vote THUG love their gubbermint bennies. So, Boner boy, DON'T TOUCH MY GUBBERMINT HANDOUTS!!
It's like watching the blonde, stacked and popular senior girl morph into ugly Betty.
I was so hoping to see this happen, now Bland Paul will have to vote to raise the debt ceiling alont with Marco Boobio, and a dozen other Fleagaggers who said NO NO NO!!!
I say LOL!!!!!!!
The only voters who are and will be royally pissed are the liberals and entitlement minded welfare recipetents who wouldn't vote for them anyway. It is the rest of us who voted for them to do exactly what they are doing that they have to wory about.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#12 Feb 7, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>The Republican House absolutely will pass their massive budget cuts. What they are gambling on is that not enough Democrats in the Senate will side with them to make it a reality.
they don't need no stinkin democrats
serfs up

Plano, TX

#13 Feb 7, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
The Fleagaggers elected in November are trembling at the thought of being "unpopular" afert all, eh?
LOL!!!
Now they have to attempt and govern. Rethuglicans are FIRST in line for corporate welfare, and rich, white suburbanites who vote THUG love their gubbermint bennies. So, Boner boy, DON'T TOUCH MY GUBBERMINT HANDOUTS!!
It's like watching the blonde, stacked and popular senior girl morph into ugly Betty.
I was so hoping to see this happen, now Bland Paul will have to vote to raise the debt ceiling alont with Marco Boobio, and a dozen other Fleagaggers who said NO NO NO!!!
I say LOL!!!!!!!
Where is the money going to come from? There is no money coming from the financial system. All the interest from bonds and investments have stopped. Government bennies for white suburbanites! What does that mean? Your belief in what most of America is, is way off base. The people who take care of their own responsibilities first, build some financial footing. I have read several times that the CBO in the late 1990's sent out reports that African American couples with income at 75,000 dollars or so have worse credit ratings then a single White person earning 25,000 dollars. You figure it out. There's perceptions and then there is reality. Surviving with some responsibility is a game. For us all. I should be living at least twice as better right now. But paying for others who bear no responsibilities and/or are corrupted in America affected that. But yeah, the suburbs are corrupted also. We are at a crossroads like the late 60's. This time there ain't no money to pay for all of the dreams we have. The responsible ones the last few years have lost half of their wealth as payment to the ascending nations. Our government must give up resources to stay in power. America has men with great ideas. But they will never get to production in our own nation with the rules and laws as they are now. This is the tip of the iceberg of why cuts must be made. In reality, one third or so can be cut from all of the governments to balance everything out. That's a lot of savings and ans a lot of bad behavior.

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#14 Feb 7, 2011
Government is and has long been the enemy of low-income people. The next time you hear Democrats shed tears for the downtrodden, remember that they refuse to give up the power that keeps those folks poor and dependent on them.

Budget cuts are a necessary evil...we can no longer sustain the spending, without digging the hole deeper.

Not only should budgets be cut, but some departments and agencies should either be eliminated or placed in the private sector.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#15 Feb 7, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
JOBS
not huge tax cuts for the rich, and large corporations,
JOBS !!!
The drop in unemployment the Obama Administration reported for January is totally phony. Real, unweighted data showed an increase from 9.1% to 9.8% in joblessness rather than a cut in the highly weighted figure from 9.4% to 9.0%.

Put those weighted numbers on a diet!

Economist Jim Fitzgibbon, head of the Highlander Fund, calls the report "worthless" noting that "the entire report is seasonally adjusted to be positive while the non-seasonally adjusted data is just awful."

While the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped from 9.8% in November to 9.0% now, the non-adjusted data went from 9.1% in November to 9.8% now - the exact reverse!

Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the real data:

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.ht...

Fitzgibbon calls the entire report a "statistical mirage."

And, of course, Obama "achieved" the drop in the unemployment rate not by reducing the numerator (the number of jobless) but by cutting the denominator (the total workforce). 500,000 Americans despaired of ever getting a job and left the workforce, bringing the jobless rate down.

Fitzgibbon reports that the net loss of jobs continues to this day with 8,750,000 eliminated rather than the 8,363,000 the Administration reports. "Without aggressively positive seasonal adjustments for January, 2011 the +39,000 payroll increase would have been closer to a loss of -52,000."

Obama has had two raging successes in his term:

1. He has slashed unemployment by persuading millions to give up hope and leave the labor force; and

2. He has cut illegal immigration by casting the United States into a permanent job shortage.

Some achievements!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#16 Feb 7, 2011
WHERE ARE THE JOBS Blobama?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#17 Feb 7, 2011
Monarch wrote:
1. CUT the spending.
2 (a)Start changing Social Security for those born in 1990 forward,
(b)exclude those who emigrated and did NOT contribute fully to the Social Security program.
3. End the exemption for Federal healthcare for all of Congress, the President and other federal workers.
Whatever we end up with ALL of us will participate.
4. End AUTOMATIC PAY RAISES for Congress, when Congress receives their COLAS, so should Social Security recipients.
5. End the Anchor baby law.
6. Vote out Obama in 2012
Obama=higher gas prices
Obama=higher food prices
Obama=continuing dependence on foreign oil, and not drilling here in the USA. We can't magically go to alternative energy with a snap of his fingers.
7. Vote out democrat senators to make sure Obama does not have the Senate in his grasp.
8. End Obama's ability to appoint more LIFETIME JUDICIAL NOMINEES
GREAT POST!

“What is ChurchOfAnimated Bunny?”

Since: Dec 10

Infinidox - infinite paradox

#18 Feb 7, 2011
Any budget cutting that also doesn't massively include the Defense budget is a big farce - and unAmerican.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#20 Feb 7, 2011
Terrence747 wrote:
Any budget cutting that also doesn't massively include the Defense budget is a big farce - and unAmerican.
End Your Wars Maggot Obama! That will save nearly $200 Billion annually!

Why are leftwing progressive pos's afraid to tell obamas to End his Wars? Are they really filthy War mongers...YES!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#21 Feb 7, 2011
WHERE IS THE MAGGOT'S PLAN TO CUT HIS OWN BUDGET THAT IS $1.5 Trillion in Deficit?

Let's see it Obama! Where's your plan!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#22 Feb 7, 2011
Crying Orange Man wrote:
For 30 years the same talk about the budget,Republicans have failed at even balancing a budget. The Republicans talk of cutting the budget but in the end and their record shows INCREASE spending. "Fuzzy math"?
"Funny" you say that not knowing that the last Balanced Budget from Congress was made by a Republican led congress.

In FACT; Congressional Scumbag-0-crats stopped the republican effort to Amend the Constitution with a "Balanced Budget Amendment." The republican needed 1 Democrat to vote Yes but they refused (104th).

Suck on that for a while dumbarse.

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