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BREAKING: Boehner Pulls "Plan B"

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:55 AM
I propose: a 10% across-the-board cut in spending to start*, along with the elimination of baseline budgeting, and an across-the-board tax RISE. Until the American people feel the pinch of the government they vote for, they will continue to vote for the government to rob PETER to pay them, PAUL and MARY. * It works and the world doesn't end. Sweden cut spending by 11% across-the board in the early 90s and Canada cut spending by up to 20% within four years across the board. Both saw dramatic and positive results.
Keep the change Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:17 AM
An absolute must with a 2 percent chance of implementation. The GOP isn't even ballsy enough to try to eliminate PBS. If we can't cut that, we can't cut anything.

Capping spending to 18% of GDP is the only way to put this obese leviathan on a diet
TRayMN Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:06 AM
I think you have some great suggestions. To fix this problem will require that everyone have some skin in the game. Congress should cut all departments budgets by 10 to 15% and forced them to manage. I'm sure if forced, all the departments could find that much waste to eliminate.
TRayMN Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:17 AM
I work for a large Dow Jones Industrial corporation. When we need to cut spending in 2009. Each Division VP was told they had to reduce total spending by 15% within 6 months. If they didn't, they would be forced to resign. ALL VP''s found a way to eliminate waste and deplication of effort, without layoffs and the corporate growth outpaced similar companies. IT CAN BE DONE>
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:18 AM
Yes, even the Defence Department. I've addressed this issue, much to the dismay of many on the right, in an essay if you are interested.

There Can Be No "Sacred Pork" - Defence Cuts Must Be On The Table

Translation: He didn't have enough Republican votes to pass it, and Democrats were going to salute and vote no -- even though it was Pelosi's idea just a few months ago.  Ugly:


No action in the House until after Christmas, I'm told....