Republicans are afraid to propose spending cuts!

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    OMG, this is getting funnier by the minute.

    According to the latest accounts, Obama is pushing very hard on taxing the rich -- not only expiration of Bush tax cuts, but also rising the dividend and estate taxes. In exchange, Dems are proposing modest spending cuts, leaving it to Republicans to offer what else they see fit to axe.

    Now that is where it gets comical -- Republicans refuse to detail any additional spending cuts! They say they are desperately needed, huge cuts too. But they are afraid -- and for a good reason too -- that if they themselves would put any specific proposals regarding the entitlement programs on the table, the voters would punish them.

    So Republicnas are practically begging the Dems to do the honor and commit a political suicide.

    Now tell me -- aren't they cute? Saying no to them is like taking a candy from a little girl -- breaks one's heart! I see John Boehner crying again.
     
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    I believe neither party wants to cut spending to any of their own programs.
     
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    So you think Republicans don't want to detail how they would like to cut entitlement spending because they own those programs?
     
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    Over the cliff...hands up...woohoo!!!!!
     
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    Not necessarily.

    I just believe that if the Republicans bite the bullet and concede to cut defense spending along with raising taxes for the wealthy first, democrats won't have to compromise anything and we could avoid the fiscal cliff.

    I also think you're right in the sense that them advocating to cut entitlements would open the door for the dems to continue painting them as selfish, greedy, un-caring, ect.. So proposals to cut entitlements would have to come from the Democrats. Plus, that's their bread and butter. Why shouldn't they get to decide how to cut spending to them?
     
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    Even Cuba has deserted the American Left and their failed economic ideology
     
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    :mm: (you forgot the smilie dude :D)

    :thanks: whoops 'hands up'
     
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    Agreed. Lets get rid of Evil-Bush's tax cuts for everybody and enjoy the ride.
     
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    They should be afraid to cut. Me, too. Sending is already cut to the bone, IMO. And businesses, mostly small businesses, are struggling for sales. How on earth anyone thinks cuts in spending, by either us or our government, will do anything but fuck over already struggling small businesses, baffles me.

    So let's just raise taxes and get on with the task of growing the market.

    And if the only victim is the retarded pseudo-economic rhetoric the GOP has been relying on, then so be it. The needs of the American People trumps the political convenience of the GOP, IMO.
     
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    Can you really blame them?

    If their cuts are not exclusively defense spending they are branded as everything from rich elitists to racists. The very mention of cutting entitlements is enough to get liberal crowds screaming for their heads on a platter. Hell, they don't even have to actually ask to cut entitlements! They get the same treatment if they simplely suggest we only increase entitlment spending 7% rather than the 10% liberals want.

    Immie
     
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