The People's Budget

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    From the Congressional Progressive Caucus

    "Our Budget’s Bottom Line
    • Deficit reduction of $5.6 trillion
    • Primary spending cuts of $869 billion
    • Net interest savings of $856 billion
    • Total spending cuts of $1.7 trillion
    • Revenue increase of $3.9 trillion
    • Public investment of $1.7 trillion
    • Budget surplus of $30.7 billion in 2021, debt at 64.1% of GDP."

    Ends the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Starts the "Make it in America" jobs program.
    Saves the social safety net.

    http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/The%20CPC%20FY2012%20Budget.pdf
     
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    Gosh...where is the "liberal media" fawning over what a "courageous" and "refreshing" budget this is?
     
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    How about no?
     
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    50% of the people have NO skin in the game. they need to sit down and stfu.
     
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    Kinda like "The People's Republic of China", no doubt. :rolleyes:
     
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    Since the people have to pay the debt, why not a peoples budget. Make sense to me. If I am a people what are congressmen?
     
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    Same old Fabian socialist/progressive boilerplate: Raise taxes and spend....I'm sorry, "invest".... more on asinine social welfare programs that have failed to deliver the goods for decades.

    D....O....A.
     
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    Ah the "50% don't pay taxes" myth...

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    If you work, you pay taxes, period. Income taxes are just one part of the pie, and everybody with a job pays employment taxes.
     
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    It's not the people's budget, it's the fantasy land budget
     
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    My favorite part is they cut spending by $1.7 trillion, and increase spending by $1.7 trillion and then have $4 trillion in tax hikes. Don't you love Obama? Wait, love's not the word...
     

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