If Repubs in congress are so concerned about government spending, why the hell...

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    ... are they still supporing the Bush tax cuts?

    WHY?????
     
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    Because tax cuts have no effect on spending.

    Only spending has effects on spending. Seems kind of obvious
     
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    No, because there was plan to pay for the Bush tax cuts which contributed to the deficit.
     
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    Allowing people to keep the money they earned is NOT spending.
     
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    It may not be spending, but it has the same effect as spending.
     
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    No. It doesn't.

    If your boss cuts your salary, has he spent any of your money?

    Nope.
     
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    If you think that the Bush tax cuts haven't been a huge contributor to the debt crisis, then you are terribly misinformed.
     
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    Or I simply understand that our problem is spending and not revenue.

    We brought it $2.15 Trillion dollars last year. Are you honestly suggesting we can't balance the budget and pay down the debt with that much revenue? We can't run the government at the same cost as we did just a few years ago?
     
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    I was under the impression that "Tax cuts" and " Gov't Spending" were two different issues entirely. :confused:
     

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