Barrack Obama to reduce size of government

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    Let's see the conservatives spin this one negatively.........

    Obama To Ask Agency Heads For Budget Cuts

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask all of his department and agency heads for specific proposals for cutting their budgets at his Cabinet meeting early next week as he searches for ways to streamline [COLOR=#038258 ! important][COLOR=#038258 ! important]government [COLOR=#038258 ! important]spending[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR].
    Obama, who is attending the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad this weekend, said in his weekly radio and Internet address that he would make the request for cuts Monday at a Cabinet meeting.
    "In the coming weeks, I will be announcing the elimination of dozens of government programs shown to be wasteful or ineffective," he said. "In this effort, there will be no sacred cows and no pet projects. All across America, families are making hard choices, and it's time their government did the same."
     
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    $3T dollar deficit = not a reduction of government size.
     
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    That is a highly inaccurate chart. Not even the CBO projects that.
     
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    Bull they have stated that if Obama does as planned he will triple the deficit.
     
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    And the both of you are completely ignoring the article which says that Obama is reducing wasteful government spending..........
     
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    It only counts if those "cuts" result in a commensurate reduction in taxes. If the government cuts a program that is "inefficient" only to allocate those funds to expand a department that is less inefficient, has the size of government actually been reduced?
     
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    No spin needed. The drunken spending orgy going on by the democraps has exceeded anything seen like it in the history of America, by a factor of ten. hussein saying he's going to reduce the size of government is like pouring a cup of gasoline on a forest fire. It's like owing someone a million dollars and paying them back a buck, and thinking the debt is paid. obama is a shyster and a con man, and it's painfully evident, NOT smart enough to run this country.
     
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    If all related to TARP and the recession bailout is taken OUT of the equation... what would the deficit be for all else, is the only measure that could fairly be used to compare whether government departments are shrinking or not? imo
     
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    It depends on how much of the government has been reduced and how much has been enlarged. If Obama reduces the government by 25% with these cuts, and increases the size of the government by 10% with other increases, then yes, the size has been reduced.
     
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    Government spending is government spending. The more the government spends, by necessity, the bigger government gets. It is impossible to increase government spending and reduce its size.
     

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