GOP Aiming to Cut $4 Trillion

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    Now THAT is a budget plan.

    GOP Budget Aim: Cut $4 Trillion From Spending - WSJ.com

    The Republicans have been acting like pussies for some time, saying they want to cut the deficit but not cut anything that actually matters. This actually matters. Good for them for having some cahones and laying things on the line. This is a conversation America has to have.
     
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    "A Massachusetts Republican, on Thursday denounced GOP suggestions to cut social and cultural programs as “irresponsible,” In a Thursday floor speech and in a letter to Senate leaders, Brown said that while cuts “reducing and eliminating needless spending and programs are appropriate … a wholesale reduction in spending, without considering economic, cultural, and social impacts is simply irresponsible."

    - Scott Brown
     
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    Gotta cut something. Or raise taxes. By a lot, a whole lot. Pick one or the other. Or both. But America is living in a surreal world right now, racking up an enormous amount of debt while covering its eyes and shutting its hears trying to ignore the ramifications of its reckless ways.

    We've got to have an adult conversation about taxes and spending. This is part of that conversation.
     
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    The real problem is every time the Democrats raise taxes they INCREASE spending along with it. They think money grows on trees.
     
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    Scott Brown wouldn't know what Responsible spending was if I engraved it on a baseball bat and hit him in the forehead with it. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature when that body voted for the medical insurance plan that is now bleeding this state dry.
     
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    And that is more of a problem than the GOP cutting taxes and raising spending, which has been their way for quite some time now.
     
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    The Democrat Platform is wealth transfer via force


    Nothing more


    Destroy the Democrat

    Stay Free and wealthy
     
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    And baby killing of course
     
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    It'll be interesting to see the proposal because this is a bit unclear. If the Medicare cuts apply only to those currently under the age of 55, presumably that means that no cuts actually occur for at least 10 years (i.e. until that cohort becomes eligible for Medicare benefits at age 65)--so does that "$4 trillion...over the next decade" number refer entirely to Medicaid and Social Security cuts?
     
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    Republicans arent serious about the debt because you wont find ONE willing to raise taxes 1 PERCENT more than the Bush tax cuts. If they were serious everything would be "on the table" but they would rather bitch and complain about people gaming the system defrauding the government...

    Wait, not people finding creative ways to get out of paying taxes, or corps getting REFUNDS after paying zero taxes...The only fraud they dont like is when someone defrauds food stamps, or welfare, or medicade

    Do you see the pattern? When money is removed from politics the people (the 98% of everyone else) will get represented.

    Period.
     
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