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Think the uproar over looming federal budget cuts is just political hot air?

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Mtlhed

Feb-26-13 8:33 AM

Plus, what I'm hearing is that this isn't even a cut in spending. It's just spending less than what was originally expected, yet still an increase over what was spent last year. If this is true and doing it would cause all the layoffs and etc, then to actually stay within a budget or to (God forbid) have a surplus must be armagedden.

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concerned

Feb-26-13 8:39 AM

Actually in reality Non socialist that 2% cut is a 2% cut in the 35% of the amount of money the federal government has to borrow from China and other countries to run our government. We still would be borrowing 33% of every dollar that the federal government spends. A 2% cut is nothing near what needs to be done. The government can not continue to spend more money than we take in. It will either lead to a total financial colapse or the government will continue to print more useless money and inflation will go rampant. If we really wanted to cut the national debt down by 2% we would need to cut the spending by at least 37%.

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 9:44 AM

I love the disagrees, offering no opinion, just disagreeing.

The answer is clearly yes.

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The White House claims this will destroy the budget of the National Drug Intelligence Center...which doesn't exist anymore.

Here we have a bunch of people, 16 trillion in debt, that are flipping out over 85 billion. Which is like 150 dollars to someone making 30 grand a year. Don't buy it, it's nonsense. Not to mention, the President says that it can be avoided with just a little compromise--failing to mention that compromise is what created it in the first place and allowed the debt ceiling to be raised 2 trillion dollars. Let it go through, notSocialist is right about Obama's worst case--and no one will notice.

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 9:45 AM

Sorry, that link is:

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 10:04 AM

One thing that it really does is expose their inability to stop building the empire, all they've done is threaten the people of those country by talking about all of the domestic programs that will be cut. We can't cut these programs, because people here rely on them. Seems like a pretty easy solution to me...don't cut domestic programs...

Oh...I forgot, our national defense is more important and hinges on us having a base in New Zealand. Not like our military budget has tripled in the last decade or anything...it's expensive when you're on OFFENSE. Has nothing to do with defense.

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 10:07 AM

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 10:11 AM

www .youtube. com/watch?v=czx-KZHcOZQ

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qcityfan

Feb-26-13 10:57 AM

The absurdity is incredible. ANY turnaround expert could cut government spending by 15%, easily, and NO ONE WOULD EVEN KNOW IT HAPPENED. Yet, here we have the Whiner-in-Chief crying that the sky is falling, even though he increased spending by a MASSIVE 52% over the average of the Bush years -- astounding!! And now he can't even cut 2% out of the 52% increase ---- unbelievable!

The Whiner-in-Chief is completely unable to manage anything; yet he will NEVER be held accountable for anything. And the morons in the media cannot even do simple math and call him on it. Sad state of affairs.

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 11:15 AM

It's not the 2 %.It's the meat axe approach. Your 15 % wouldn't even put a dent in balancing the budget ,little lone starting to pay down the debt,

The last time i looked it was congresses job to legislate,to budget and control spending. But for 18 months it was more important to campaign,to see who was going to win the election first. Just back from another 10 day recess and it's more of the same.

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 11:17 AM

Oh i know the repb. cotrolled congress has passed 2 bills adressing the sequester,

Of course it wasthere way or way approach without any amendmants by the dems,..

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 11:20 AM

The dems . have offered several bills to adress the sequester and the repubs won't even bring it to the floor for a vote

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 11:34 AM

Just keep in mind. Your so called turn around expert better be prepared to deal with all the politics involved

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 12:08 PM

That's because dems want to raise taxes with it. It was Obama's idea anyways to get the debt ceiling raised. Dems are the ones who want no compromise. Republicans are pathetic because, to this point, they haven't stood their ground.

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qcityfan

Feb-26-13 12:11 PM

A 2% cut is a "meat axe" approach --- HILARIOUS.

When will the Whiner-in-Chief stop crying and start managing? When will the democrats in the senate pass a budget - it's been 4 years now? When will the media start calling out obama for the liar that he is?

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 12:21 PM

Meat axe as spending rises...LOL

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:25 PM

The debt ceiling has been raised by every president dating back to Washington." May be not that far "

I believe both parties are quility of no comprimise.

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:28 PM

Again q, city .The job of the congress is to legislate,pass a budget and control spending. Now the fact the presindent can't get anything threw congress and the congress can't get anything threw the senate seem to be why their rating is only 12 %

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:30 PM

GB % DC lie cost us 3trillion in debt,4600 lives and 35000 wounded.

A chance to pay off our debt .So go clean up your own back yard first.

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:32 PM

Apperantly you didn't understand the word meat axe approach.

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 12:36 PM

The debt ceiling can rise as growth increases, it should be a equal rise. If it was, how do we find ourselves 16 trillion in debt? Your only answer is that it's ok, because it's gone up with every administration. The statement alone proves that you DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE. You're the one arguing right and left, not me. The problem needs to be solved, I don't care who does it. Problem is the leaders of the Democratic Party want you and me to pay for their mistakes and introduce legislation that continues to make the same mistakes at the same time. The Republican Party did the same thing under Bush, but the only ones who seem to understand the issue and are willing to admit it exists are calling themselves republicans at the moment.

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GrantMingus

Feb-26-13 12:39 PM

Hilarious that you defend Obama and call out Bush, showing us all that you don't have a clue. You're so blind with party allegiance that you can't even admit that Obama is GWB on steroids. Wars, expanding federal government, no transparency, lies on top of lies.

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:39 PM

Show me where i said it was OK.

I agree,It's only going to happen when we get enough grown adults on bothsides of the aisile.

As long as continue on the present route "Never "

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:41 PM

I'm not the one seems to always put the blame in one spot like all of you.

I blame them "ALL "

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:42 PM

By the way i voted a mixed ballot.

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ladybug

Feb-26-13 12:44 PM

It seems funnie all the blame falls in the laps of the presidents.

There's 535 of reps, in washington and until they find away to cross over and comprimise.

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