Cutting entitilement programs

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    CUTTING ENTITILEMENT PROGRAMS
    will cause more job loss, more poverty and more dependent on government assistance.

    Entitlement programs are government jobs and recipients of these programs are the elderly, children, poor and disabled and public servants.

    50% of the spending cuts in the budget bill is entitlements. That tells me that excess, wasteful and reckless spending the radical right want to cut is pure b.s. and anti-American, anti-government and anti-Christian. Because Jesus, this great nation and the government would not take from the underprivileged and give to the privileged.

    Radical extremist GOP congress in nothing more those who want to destroy government. What Jesus put in place thousands of years ago for a reason. Government and taxes.


    Romans 13:1-2 "Let every soul be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. 2 Therefore he who opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will receive judgment to themselves."

    Matthew 17:24-27 we learn that Jesus did indeed pay taxes:

    After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?"

    "Yes, he does," he replied.

    When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. "What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own sons or from others?"

    "From others," Peter answered.

    "Then the sons are exempt," Jesus said to him. "But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."


    It is not entitlement spending that got us into their recession but tax cuts for the rich, jobs that left the country, two unfunded wars. All implemented by the Dead Beat President Bush
     
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    Well of course it will. Either with "disaster recovery" of families that have to use emergency services when their situation gets to dire, which is always more expensive or by dealing with criminality..which happens in abundance when there is economic distress.
     
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    you communist bastards weren't whining when obama stole 960/500 billion dollars from medicare.. nope nary a squeak. not one.
     
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    :lol:

    So much Irony don't know where to begin..
     
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    "960/500"?
     
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    Thanks to Nixon selling out the american people to kaiser back in the 70s said people are now left with the worst medical system in the western world cannot believe that the great emancipator was a republican who the hell sold out the GOP to the wealthy and robber baron corporations ?. so who stole what from medicare?
     
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    960/500 billion republican maths or why you shouldnt cut education funding
     
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    sebilius the moron admitted to double counting.. smoke and mirrors. take it or leave it.
     
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    Entitlement spending makes up over 55% of total spending. Combined with defense that makes up 3/4th of all spending we do. Its not a wonder that entitlements make up 50% of the proposed cuts when it makes up that much of spending. Even if we were to completely reduce defense spending to $0 spent on it, we'd still be running a $750 Billion yearly deficit. We'd need to increase our tax revenue by more than 35% to make up that different, a number you're unlikely to get just from "taxing the rich".

    Military spending definitely needs to be looked at, there's no doubt. However, to suggest that its somehow unamerican to dare suggest that the thing that takes up the largest amount of our spending is also the thing that can sacrifice the most amount of spending is a bit ridiculous. Indeed, isn't the argument for why the Rich can sustain higher taxes is because they have so much of the money? Well, when it comes to the governments money, entitlements have the vast majority of it.
     
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    Entitlement programs and government jobs are not the same thing.

    And so the fuck what if someone loses a job because of an economic or political shift?

    It's happened thousands of times in history and people find other jobs.
     

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