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Without Deep Spending Cuts, the Republicans Lose the House in 2014

canetoad Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 5:52 PM
Come on Republicans spell it out..what do you want to cut.
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 8:52 PM
canetoad-FUNNY ytou should ask! As I've stated MANY (too many?) times on this and other threads, THE ENTIRE WELFARE SYSTEM must be radically overhauled and it must be done NOW! Welfare (in its' MANY forms) was never intended to be a LIFE LONG BENEFIT effecting a very large portion of Americas' Populace! I absolutely agree that "we must help a person when he/she is down"- But we do that same individual a GRAVE disservice when we allow "HELP" to become a way of life. Where am I wrong?
Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 7:58 AM
There are about 40 million people who could work if you held a gun to their heads. I am sixty and on full disability but I could probably run a drill press with my one good hand. It would take a fine balance of fascism, socialism, capitalism and and little communism to arrange jobs for everyone. Just cutting off welfare and unemployment wont magically produce jobs for those affected and wont bring buyers for their products. Government will have to ban imports and force business to manufacture goods in America. Many projects will have to be done in the most inefficient manner to insure everyone has work. We will have to have a bigger government before we can have a smaller government.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:00 PM
I'd be glad to cut:

Dept. of Commerce
Dept. of Agriculture
EPA
Import/Export Bank
OSHA
Dept. of Education
Dept. of Labor
Unemployment benefits
Welfare
Medicare
Medicaid
ObamaCare
Foreign Aid
UN
DEA

And more. Of course we've made commitments to those on Social Security so it needs to be phased out along with Medicare. And abolishing Medicare might actually save seniors money! It turns our seniors on Medicare pay more of their money for healthcare now than before Medicare existed!!!
LiveFree Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:24 PM
Yes. I'd be happy to see the Fed Govt shutdown for a couple of months. We'd learn very quickly what and who would actually be affected (other than federal employees). I'm quite confident that I could continue living my life just fine and dandy with about 1/100th of the government in place. Maybe a lot less. But I'm very willing to conduct that experiment and find out.
Okay, it’s official. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. debt jumped to $16.1 trillion in 2012 from $14.8 trillion in 2011. That’s a $1.3 trillion deficit for the last year. Remarkable. During President Obama’s first term, the federal debt rose by roughly $6 trillion.
 
Now, if they are bold, House Republicans will take advantage of these dismal numbers. Bold means bold spending cuts, as in cut spending like there’s no tomorrow. Bold means implementing the $1.2 trillion spending sequester. Bold means an absolute rock-solid commitment to spending cuts. A new Rasmussen survey shows that 62 percent of Americans favor across-the-board...
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