In debt standoff, voters' role also key

In debt standoff, voters' role also key

There are 11 comments on the The Brainerd Daily Dispatch story from Jul 31, 2011, titled In debt standoff, voters' role also key. In it, The Brainerd Daily Dispatch reports that:

Dear voter: Want to know why Democrats and Republicans in Congress find it so hard to work together to solve tough problems like the debt ceiling, health care and Social Security? Look in the mirror.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.

Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#1 Jul 31, 2011
Here's the truth: The overwhelming majority of senators and House members do what their constituents want them to do. Or, more to the point, they respond to people in their districts who bother to vote. Nothing is dearer to politicians than re-election, and most have a keen sense of when they are straying into dangerous waters. B.S. They're doing what they are told by their contributors, not voters. Self serving hypocrite's.
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#2 Jul 31, 2011
The government has always screwed the people that provide their paychecks but bow to the ones providing kickbacks and bribes.

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#3 Jul 31, 2011
It is way past time for politics as usual to come to an end. This getting along, compromise mentality, has led us to where we are today. Instead of our leaders doing the right thing they compromise or dilute something good into something half bad and that has led us to this dead end road which we cannot keep traveling.
scout

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jul 31, 2011
duh!

That's why we voted tea baggers.

Watch NEXT election. DC neo-Marxists will have a NEW attitude.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lake Panasoffkee, FL

#5 Jul 31, 2011
Obama’s Spending Spree: By the Numbers

February 14, 2011
By Andrew Stiles

Here is President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 (and outlook through 2021). And here is a look at some of the numbers that stand out:

$3.73 trillion — total spending this year (25 percent of GDP, highest levels since World War Two).

$46 trillion — total spending over the next decade.

$8.7 trillion — total new spending over the same period.

$26.3 trillion — Total new debt, including entitlement obligations, predicted by 2021.

$7.2 trillion — Total deficit predicted by the end of the decade.

$1.1 trillion — How much the White House estimates the proposal will reduce the deficit over the next ten years.

$4 trillion — How much the president’s deficit commission recommended reducing the deficit over the next ten years to avoid financial catastrophe.

$1.6 trillion — The projected annual deficit for 2011 (11 percent of GDP), up from $1.3 trillion in 2010.

$2 trillion — Amount the budget will raise taxes on business and upper-income families over the next ten years, which includes letting the Bush-era tax rates expire in 2012 (for incomes $250,000 and up).

$50 billion — Amount the administration plans to spend this year on infrastructure and transportation “investments.”

$30 billion — Amount dedicated to a “National Infrastructure Bank to invest in projects of regional or national significance to the economy,” including the much-touted high-speed rail initiative.

$77.4 billion — Funding allocated for the Department of Education, a 22 percent increase from 2010 levels, and a 35 percent increase from 2008 levels.

$29.5 billion — Total spending on the Department of Energy, a 22 percent increase from 2008 levels.

$9.9 billion — Funding allocated for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a 30 percent increase from 2008 levels.

$150 billion — Total amount the White House plans to spend next year on research and development programs.

8.2 percent — Predicted unemployment rate in 2012.



http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/259691/o...




Memo to Obama: RESIGN!!!!

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#6 Jul 31, 2011
scout wrote:
duh!
That's why we voted tea baggers.
Watch NEXT election. DC neo-Marxists will have a NEW attitude.
MOODY'S: Nobody's plan will work...

Basically, it's all show and mental masterbation..........except for the brief CUT, CAP and BALANCE and a hundred Tea Party members and like minded that held out and couldn't be presured into the Potomic Two-Step that the right or left were selling. If none of the new plans work..........what's all the bs and dog and pony shows for..........There to try to keep the Tea Party minimized, because like Palin and Bachman they are not into the establishment crowd of the progressives.........both right and left.
the real story

Spring Hill, FL

#7 Jul 31, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
The government has always screwed the people that provide their paychecks but bow to the ones providing kickbacks and bribes.
It's the commitments to those with deep pockets and under the table campaign financing.
They might as well tell their constituency, " And if elected, I promise to put a lollipop in the mouth of every sucker that voted for me. "

Term limits ? Absolutely.

“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#8 Jul 31, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>MOODY'S: Nobody's plan will work...
Basically, it's all show and mental masterbation..........except for the brief CUT, CAP and BALANCE and a hundred Tea Party members and like minded that held out and couldn't be presured into the Potomic Two-Step that the right or left were selling. If none of the new plans work..........what's all the bs and dog and pony shows for..........There to try to keep the Tea Party minimized, because like Palin and Bachman they are not into the establishment crowd of the progressives.........both right and left.
Ironic isn't it! To get into Congress or the Presidency, you have to have a pile of cash (your own and contributions). And then, shazam, you just start spending other peoples monies.

“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#9 Jul 31, 2011
the real story wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the commitments to those with deep pockets and under the table campaign financing.
They might as well tell their constituency, " And if elected, I promise to put a lollipop in the mouth of every sucker that voted for me. "
Term limits ? Absolutely.
Or their lifelong fantasy was to be a proctologist?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#10 Jul 31, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
It is way past time for politics as usual to come to an end. This getting along, compromise mentality, has led us to where we are today. Instead of our leaders doing the right thing they compromise or dilute something good into something half bad and that has led us to this dead end road which we cannot keep traveling.
which is what got the tea party candidates elected...and, amazingly enough, they, for the most part, have stood up to their word...

bravo!
couple more election cycles and there MIGHT actually be enough people in congress that care MORE about their country than they do about their kickbacks, perks and cadillac pension plan!

i just hope it's not too late!
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#11 Jul 31, 2011
the real story wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the commitments to those with deep pockets and under the table campaign financing.
They might as well tell their constituency, " And if elected, I promise to put a lollipop in the mouth of every sucker that voted for me. "
Term limits ? Absolutely.
With a hundred dollar bill for a napkin, wouldn't want to mess up some fancy duds.

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