Really?? An 85 billion dollar cut and all this disaster is supposed to happen.
The way some are acting about this, you'd think that the entire federal
budget was 200 billion. In reality, since the entire federal budget is
something like 3.8 trillion dollars, an 85 billion dollar cut in projected
growth, which is really what it is, is paper clip money for this bloated
government. Certainly the President and Congress can allocate these
"cuts" to things not really important. If we are going to lose
teachers, police, fireman, air traffic controllers, and lots of military ect.
because of 85 billion, makes you wonder just what the other 3 plus trillion is
being spent on besides entitlements.
I thought the Republicans wanted this? I thought we HAD to cut spending?
It's funny how people talk about spending cuts, but no one really means it.
How much is earmarked for mid east countries?
To put the spending cuts in better context, we need to remember that we are, and
have been spending over a trillion (with a T) more dollars each year than we
bring in in revenue, and have done so each and every year of the Obama
administration. In fact, he is the only president in the history of the entire
world to have deficit spending even close to this size.$85 billion is less
than a tenth of the current annual deficit... and only a tiny fraction of the
entire annual budget. In reality, by implementing this cut, we will only be
slowing the growth rate of the ever expanding deficit and doing basically
nothing to reduce the existing deficit, which currently stands at over $16
trillion... a number the average person has hard time even fathoming. In
reality, to make anything more than just a small dent in the federal deficit,
spending will need to be cut on a much larger scale than what is currently
making politicians think the sky is falling. It is politically much easier to
get votes from giving away money we don't have, than it is to take it away.
I think the strategy of President Obama ought to be to tell Congress that we
will go ahead with $85 billion dollars of spending cuts, but the spending cuts
will rest on the states of the Senators and Representatives that vote for the
cuts. If Hatch and Lee are so brazen as to ignore what it will do to our
national economy to cut spending of any amount, then let it be Hill Air Force
Base that is closed. Then let it be our school lunch program that is cut. Then
let it by our CHIP programs, food stamp programs, federal housing programs, and
other help aid programs that are cut in our state. So let it be the
states of our heartless congressional leaders that take the hit. Then maybe the
tea partiers / constitutionalists will come to their senses. Its time we start
taxing the living daylights out of the bloated rich Americans that make more
money than they need. And its time that we start looking at their savings
accounts and net worths and start taxing those assets and savings accounts each
"Unless the Republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced
approach, I think it will kick in," said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.The repubs ALREADY DID compromise when they allowed a tax increase.
What spending cuts has BO offered in response? NONEMcCaskill and
others of that ilk are such a bunch of partisan-hack liars.
Where was the compromise with Solyndra?Was the deficit cut in
half?Are our taxes going up, more then a dime?How much
tax money spent on the golf game with Tiger Woods?How can anyone
compromise with the commander?
These automatic budget cuts were created by Barrack Obama---New York Times Feb
24, 2013.So the commander is against budget cuts he created, and
blaming the Republicans?Go figure!
Lost in DC,Making sure I understand you correctly, the republicans
let the taxes on the wealthiest one percent of Americans go up a little bit (the
group that republicans are most concerned about) and so now for the democrats
should agree to whatever the republicans (the minority party in Washington)
want? Interesting concept. Now lets look at what the republicans
want. They want the the poor, and the retired to bear the brunt of all the tax
cuts (refer to the budgets the passed in the house). Its funny the republicans
always talk about not being the party of the wealthy, but I guess actions speak
louder than words.Good luck in 2014 republicans, when you lose
control of the House to. Oh and by the way I am not a big fan of what the
democrats are doing either. I would like to see a recall of every Senator and
Congressman regardless of party and start over.