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    Should we not cut 61 billion dollars from a budget when we are already spending 24 times that amount when we can't afford it?
     
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    because the so called adults will pitch themselves a hissy fit.
     
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    Why do want dirty air, dirty water, granny left to die in the street and starving chiilllllldrrrreeeeeennnnnn?
     
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    The question is which 61 billion?
    GOP makes up a hit list of programs they hate and says cut them to save the budget

    Ever hear of compromise?
     
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    Why not just do it all across the board?

    We need significant cuts to every program. Eliminate the Unconstitutional and unnecessary programs. Be thriftier and more responsible with the required ones.

    We need to do this or we are in serious trouble. Screw the shut down, our nation will destroy itself if we can't control our spending.
     
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    Across the board is fine. But when you don't include military spending, that's not exactly across the board.
     
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    What GOP? The Tea Party caucus is demanding those policy changes. They need to be sat down by Mr. Boehner and taught how the continuing resolution process actually works. Save policy changes for the full 2012 budget debate, coming soon live on C-Span.
     
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    My issue with "across the board" cuts is that the waste is not equal "across the board" so the cuts shouldn't be and the most waste should be priority. It seems to me, whenever people in power want to "pull a fast one" they take a simple concept and make it seem very complicated. It does not take a genius to understand the basic math of income and expenses.

    If there is more waste in defense than in food stamps, focus on cuts in defense first and these cuts should be proportionally greater than those in food stamps. If you made a monthly budget at home and snacks are costing you $400 but your houses poor insulation is costing you $1000 in wasted energy costs, your snack habit should not be the priority focus for savings and cutting $100 from both is NOT proportional.
     
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    Not "why exactly" but "who exactly"

    I need a Constitutional scholar to advise on how the budget process is supposed to work. Who has more authority, or is it co-equal between the Houses of Congress and the Executive?

    IMHO we need to allocate authority, if its 50-50 then split the difference, if one house has more sway, then factor that in and pass the damn Budget.
     
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    We should cut that amount if the amount of the defense cut is proportionate to the percentage of the budget defense represents.
     

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