GOP appears poised to take on entitle...

GOP appears poised to take on entitlements

There are 276 comments on the Boston.com story from Mar 27, 2011, titled GOP appears poised to take on entitlements. In it, Boston.com reports that:

In a Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

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“Crusty & Buttery Like Bread”

Since: Oct 08

Yarmouth Port, MA

#1 Mar 27, 2011
I love Allen West. I wish he would run for President.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#2 Mar 27, 2011
just like Harry REID??....that MORON!....The What Me worry kid???

LOONY,LIBERAL,DEMOCRATS are HYPOCRITES..Talking spending cuts in on room,and in an other room, SPENDING MORE THAN EVER....Like this..OBAMAS LYBIA QUAGMIRE!
How much will this cost????.Only CHINIA knows fer sure!!.......

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#3 Mar 27, 2011
Obama the Yellow Scumbag-0-crat surely isn't going to take it on. In fact, that piece of sh*t ADDED to the Entitlement Scheme with Obamacare.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#4 Mar 27, 2011
In southeast Florida last week, first-term GOP Rep. Allen West, a tea party favorite, called for changes that some might consider radical: abolish the Internal Revenue Service and federal income tax; retain tax cuts for billionaires so they won't shut down their charities; stop extending unemployment benefits that "reward bad behavior" by discouraging people from seeking new jobs.

As for entitlements, West told a friendly town hall gathering in Coral Springs, if Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid "are left on autopilot, if we don't institute some type of reform, they'll subsume our entire GDP" by 2040 or 2050.

He's right.

The Entitlements are sinking us. Time for real Change. Not more phony Obama & Scumbag-0-crat lies that ADDED another entitlement to our burden.


Go TEA PARTY!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#5 Mar 27, 2011
Social Security, the largest federal program, mainly benefits retirees. Medicare provides health coverage for older people.

Medicaid helps those with low incomes. Combined, the three consume about 40 percent of the budget.

Their costs are growing rapidly. Social Security and Medicare benefits now exceed the payroll taxes that fund them.
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#6 Mar 27, 2011
West's desire to slash spending seems to stop at his district's doorstep. The Coral Springs audience cheered loudly when he said he helped secure a $21 million grant for a new runway at the nearby Fort Lauderdale airport.
"Grant money is not pork," West said. He issued a press release saying the runway project "will generate at least 11,000 jobs" by 2014 and cost $791 million. Allen West is a hypocrite,teabagger nutjob. NOT pork? Make it so. If the airport needs another runway, let them pay for it. 11,000 Jobs? By adding a runway? NONE of the teabaggers talk of ending FORIEGN "entitlements" only domestic.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#7 Mar 27, 2011

In Washington, Democrats are conflicted.

Thirty-two Senate Democrats joined 32 Republicans in urging Obama to negotiate a broad-based spending plan that includes changes to Social Security and Medicare.

Yellobama refuses. He's going on another Vacation soon.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2011


The centrist Democratic group Third Way says the public is ready to embrace gradual changes to entitlement programs and that Republicans are winning the issue so far.



"We don't believe Republicans 'going too far' will be their Waterloo," the group said in a memo. "The party seen as most serious on the issue will win the day."


This is why the TEA PARTY is Growing.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#9 Mar 27, 2011
If Republicans and Democrats cannot agree soon on spending plans for this year and next, the government could face its first partial shutdown since 1996. That prospect worries leaders of both parties, and they are watching to see if last week's recess hardened of softened lawmakers' positions.

West suggested there is room for compromise, but not much.

"I'm not for shutting down the government," he told the Coral Springs crowd. But he said Obama must lead the budget negotiations, or else.

If there is a shutdown, West said, "it's going to be because the president is not engaged."




FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR E!
scout

Castro Valley, CA

#10 Mar 27, 2011
SLASH THE MILITARY!

Repub Marxists like dem Marxists, will by voted OUT come next election.

No more war nonsense on our dime.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#11 Mar 27, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
West's desire to slash spending seems to stop at his district's doorstep. The Coral Springs audience cheered loudly when he said he helped secure a $21 million grant for a new runway at the nearby Fort Lauderdale airport.
"Grant money is not pork," West said. He issued a press release saying the runway project "will generate at least 11,000 jobs" by 2014 and cost $791 million. Allen West is a hypocrite,teabagger nutjob. NOT pork? Make it so. If the airport needs another runway, let them pay for it. 11,000 Jobs? By adding a runway? NONE of the teabaggers talk of ending FORIEGN "entitlements" only domestic.



Hmmmmmmm. This is an interesting one given that government builds, runs, and maintains airports. This is infrastructure.


There are some things gov should do & spend on. Airports & Roads are a few of them.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#12 Mar 27, 2011
scout wrote:
SLASH THE MILITARY!
Repub Marxists like dem Marxists, will by voted OUT come next election.
No more war nonsense on our dime.
Yes, Obama's Wars Must End Now. Those countries are Not a National Security Threat.


Obama's Illegal War must be stopped and Obama put on Trial.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#13 Mar 27, 2011
CrustyCarol wrote:
I love Allen West. I wish he would run for President.


I think he's very good but would like him to be Our next Florida Senator replacing the idiot bill nelson in 2012.

Since: Apr 08

Mission Viejo, CA

#14 Mar 27, 2011
CrustyCarol wrote:
I love Allen West. I wish he would run for President.
If Allan West was President, we would be laughing stock of the G20.
Let's keep Obama as President even though I like to see him primary challenged and beaten by a progressive.
Ummmmm

Bradenton, FL

#15 Mar 27, 2011
did he happen to say anything about cutting back the military benefits or bombing countries just because we're asked to do it
did he say anything about taking care of over 150 foreign countries

Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#16 Mar 27, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmmmmm. This is an interesting one given that government builds, runs, and maintains airports. This is infrastructure.
There are some things gov should do & spend on. Airports & Roads are a few of them.
$800 Million for one runway? Even if it were 80 miles long,$10 million a mile?
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#17 Mar 27, 2011
Allen West is like a breath of fresh air in the Republican party. I don't live in his district but I have and will in the future support his reelection with both time and money.

I hope we can find someone like West to run for the Senate next year and get rid of the "has-been" Nelson.

“Unions = Thugs”

Since: Mar 11

Johnston City, IL

#19 Mar 27, 2011
Col. West is the real deal....what the Conservatives really needed.....wish he was here in this broken down, Dem controlled state. Col. West, I gladly and willfully salute you.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#20 Mar 27, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>$800 Million for one runway? Even if it were 80 miles long,$10 million a mile?
It's a $21 million grant for a new runway at the nearby Fort Lauderdale airport. Do you want to revise your math?

Maybe you've never been to Ft Laud. I was born & grew up there. FTL is completely surrounded by homes, business's, Port Everglades, I-595 and I-95. Any new runway means the authority must BUY 1000's of Homes and Business's Property.
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#21 Mar 27, 2011
Fraudulent Prez wrote:
Col. West is the real deal....what the Conservatives really needed.....wish he was here in this broken down, Dem controlled state. Col. West, I gladly and willfully salute you.
Take the scumbag and our crook of a Gov. Rick Scott, No charge.

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