GOP Chooses tax cuts over defense spending...again and Romney salutes them?

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    What is it with the GOP and the tax cuts issues? Why do they hate American social programs, American civil servants, and the US Military so much?
    Is it the Tea Party influence or has the GOP finally fallen off of the proverbial cliff?

    GOP Chooses tax cuts over defense spending...again and Romney salutes them.

    Romney can’t have it both ways on defense spending, tax cuts
    By Dana Milbank, Published: July 25

    A Romney spokeswoman at the time said he applauded Boehner’s negotiating prowess.

    Romney may have been able to retire from Bain Capital retroactively, but he won’t find it so easy to hold his applause retroactively. That’s because his party continues to choose tax cuts over defense spending.

    The automatic defense cuts came about largely because Republicans on the supercommittee refused any tax increase. By coincidence, the choice between tax cuts and defense spending came to the Senate floor again on Wednesday — and Republicans again chose the cuts.
     
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    Democrats are holding military funding hostage over their tax increases. That's extortion.
     
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    Dana Milbank: Romney can’t have it both ways on defense spending, tax cuts - The Washington Post

    Why? Because Republicans on the supercommittee refused any tax increase.

    like the article states: "By coincidence, the choice between tax cuts and defense spending came to the Senate floor again on Wednesday — and Republicans again chose the cuts."
     
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    No they are not.

    They are holding Republicans to their word.

    Bad idea.
     
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    The military could stand to be cut some ... as well as every other budget.
     
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    Really? But the GOP Candidate is calling for massive increases in spending...spending the military never asked for. :laugh2:

     
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    YEP..and their cult members cheer them

    HOW SAD
     
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    What is it with the GOP and the tax cuts issues? Why do they hate American social programs, American civil servants, and the US Military so much?
    Is it the Tea Party influence or has the GOP finally fallen off of the proverbial cliff?

    GOP Chooses tax cuts over defense spending...again and Romney salutes them.

    Romney can’t have it both ways on defense spending, tax cuts
    By Dana Milbank, Published: July 25

    A Romney spokeswoman at the time said he applauded Boehner’s negotiating prowess.

    Romney may have been able to retire from Bain Capital retroactively, but he won’t find it so easy to hold his applause retroactively. That’s because his party continues to choose tax cuts over defense spending.

    The automatic defense cuts came about largely because Republicans on the supercommittee refused any tax increase. By coincidence, the choice between tax cuts and defense spending came to the Senate floor again on Wednesday — and Republicans again chose the cuts.
    Dana Milbank: Romney can’t have it both ways on defense spending, tax cuts - The Washington Post

    Why? Because Republicans on the supercommittee refused any tax increase.

    like the article states: "By coincidence, the choice between tax cuts and defense spending came to the Senate floor again on Wednesday — and Republicans again chose the cuts."

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    T the GOP Candidate is calling for massive increases in spending...spending the military never asked for. :laugh2:

     
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    And the Dumbos refused to cut the entitlement spending. It's not just the GOP's fault (except in the Land of Liberals).
     
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    Yeah we know. Republicans are trying to control democrat vaginas too. I saw it posted so it must be true.
     

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