Democrats to blame if there is a shut down

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    Time short, tempers flare in budget showdown - Yahoo! News

    The Republican House proposed spending bills and the Democratic Senate refused all of them. And the Democrats refuse to get serious on Budget cuts.

    The Republicans submitted budgets with 60 billion in cuts, the Senate Democrats rejected them and came back with a paltry 10 billion in cuts.

    The House was won on a promise to CUT the budget. The House is living up to that promise while the Democrats play with fire.
     
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    Absolutely agree. The national debt is one of the top concerns of the American people and the Democrats are continuing the same arrogant, condescending attitude they had when they were in the majority, ignoring what the people want.

    On the same token, though, the Republicans aren't delivering either. Rand Paul came up with $500 billion in cuts the GOP leadership scoffed at it.

    Both parties are dicking around with us.
     
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    So the Republicans submit unreasonable proposals, but it's all the Democrats' fault for not blindly agreeing with them? That's essentially what you're saying - it's all their fault for not "going along to get along."
     
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    Both Party's are screwing around with us. Agreed. It will be a tough road ahead.
     
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    The problem is that people say that they want budget cuts, they just don't want anything cut that matters. So the politicians just play to the crowd.

    Harris Interactive: Harris Polls > Cutting Government Spending May Be Popular But There Is Little Appetite For Cutting Specific Government Programs

    This has to come from the ground up. The politicians will respond if the people demand it. But first, people have to accept that they have to pay a price in real spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit, rather than expecting everyone else to feel the pain but not themselves.
     
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    We are spending TWICE what we get in revenue. And the Democrats proposed 10 billion in cuts? That is the JOKE. They lost in November because they can not understand we can not keep spending trillions each year. 60 billion given the deficit is a MINOR cut. 10 Billion is an insult.
     
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    You know.......the unions showed they were willing to work and take some cuts across the board, with the exception of collective bargaining. That's an example of the common people wanting to help, knowing that the country is going broke.

    The top 2 percent however? They never have, and never will be, willing to look at tax hikes for the millionaires.
     
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    In my debt tracking thread have noticed a major slowdown in the debt clock since the republicans took office on January 3rd, 2011.

    Prior to that we were consistently adding $100 Billion to the debt every 22 days & in December 2010 It jumped $200 Billion in just 32 days. Culminating in a $14 Trillion debt on January 3rd 2011.

    But now since the republicans have taken over the House at the $14 Trillion mark on January 3rd 2011. It has taken 84 days to rack up $260 Billion more debt. That is only about $68 Billion every 22 days compared to over a $100 Billion every 22 days when the Democrats controlled the House.

    Republicans have slowed the debt train down by 38%. - - - Thank You Repubs !!!

    That must be why Gold's rapid rise has slowed over this same time period. :eusa_think:
     
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    The Bush-era tax cuts (2001) will cost the nation $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years. Those cuts were never meant to be permanent.
     
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    Big deal.....every time the Republicans take the House they shut down Government. It's the only form of compromise they know

    Ask Newt
     
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