Republican Budget Compromise

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    So Dems agree to a total of $30 Billion in cuts, which is close to what the Repubs wanted in the first place. Then the Repubs UP'd the total of wanted cuts to $61 Billion and screamed "Dems wont compromise!"

    What's up with that?

    I know, I know...I can hear a Repub now yelling in a typical hair on fire response: "$60 Billion is the cost of 1 day to run BIG GOVERNMENT!" I know that. So, how many days do you want? Scratch that, how many days does any Republican talking head, Senator, Congressman etc. want? They just seem to bitch until a question of "How much?" is asked...Then the next question is:

    Where'd they go?
     
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    Where ya been for the last two years CC? You supported Obama's brave new world and now you are satisfied with 30 billion spending cuts. What happened? Are you willing to admit that "hope and change" was just a political slogan? Thank God for the republican majority in congress. Where would we be if democrats controlled the government and continued their slide toward fascism?
     
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    The Republicans sent to the Senate bills totaling 60 BILLION in cuts and the Dems offered 10 in "compromise". Now they say 30. I think the Republicans should demand several HUNDRED.

    Do a Google for us and tell us what the projected revenue this year will be then compare that to Obama's 1.1 trillion dollar request.
     
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    Does any thinking person honestly think 60 billion in "cuts" is nearly enough?

    We need to be cutting Trillions if we can.
     
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    I did a google search..

    Democrats Challenge Republicans to Compromise on Budget Cuts (1) - Businessweek

    Now I know what you're thinking...Hey, 60 billion is waaay smaller than a TRILLION. Once you move past that stunning calculation you have to figure what they cuts mean. Right?
     
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    What it means is we are still spending more money than we are taking in. Mostly on wasteful and unconstitutional programs.
     
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    Dishonest reporting, the actual bills sent to the senate all had the 60 billion cuts. And the response, which you are ignoring was an offer to cut 10 billion. How about that compromise by our lame duck Senate Democrats? I notice you don't seem to care about that. After a month or more they suddenly agreed to 20 billion more.

    It does not matter one whit what Boehner wanted initially, the actual bills all had 60 billion in cuts not 30.

    The proposed budget is 1.1 TRILLION dollars, we can not afford it and 60 billion in cuts is to small also. But better then what the Dems want.
     
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    Is this about what we can afford or no? Cause I dont hear any (R)epublicans proposing any more than that. So, Wheres the compromise?
     
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    It is a complete and total joke. Represents less than 2% of this years Deficit, and were not even addressing the issues with SS.
     
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    No it is not. We haven't had a federal budget that small since the 90s.

    Obama's spending request is for 3.8 trillion dollars.
     

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