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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    governor andrew cuomo's philosophy:

    "we have the worst business tax climate in the nation, period, our taxes are 66% higher than the national average"

    "the costs of pensions are exploding... a 476% increase and its only getting worse"

    "the state of new york spends too much money, it is that blunt and it is that simple"

    "an unsustainable rate of growth and it has been for a long time"

    "not only do we spend too much, but we get too little in return"

    "the large government we have is all too often responsive to the special interests over the people"

    "new yorkers are voting with their feet, two million new yorkers have left the state over the past decade"

    "what does this say, it says we need radical reform, it says we need a new approach, we need a new perspective and we need it now"

    "this is a fundamental realignment for the state"

    "the old way wasn't working anyway, let's be honest"

    "we want a government that puts the people first and not the special interests first"

    "what made new york the empire state was a not a large government complex, it was a vibrant private sector that was creating great jobs"

    "and that's what's going to make us the empire state again"

    "at the heart of this state is business"

    "we have to relearn the lesson our founders knew and we have to put up a sign that says new york is open for business, we get it, and this is going to be a business friendly state"

    "we are going to have to confront the tax situation in our state, property taxes in this state are killing new yorkers, thirteen of the sixteen highest tax counties are in new york when assessed by home value"

    "westchester county has the highest property taxes in the united states, nassau county has the second highest"

    "it has to end, it has to end this year"

    "we have to hold the line on taxes for now and reduce taxes in the future, new york has no future as the tax capital of the nation, our young people will not stay, our business will not come"

    "put it simply, the people of this state simply cannot afford to pay any more taxes, period"

    "we have to start with an emergency financial plan to stabilize our finances, we need to hold the line and we need to institute a wage freeze in the state of new york, we need to hold the line on taxes, we need a state spending cap and we need to close this $10 billion gap without any borrowing"

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

    bear in mind, the governor is not just talking, he's already moved

    Cuomo budget: $10 billion deficit cut, no new taxes, layoffs likely

    and NEW YORKERS, of all audiences, are giving the gub standing O's

    Andrew Cuomo approval sky-high, new poll suggests - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com

    in politics, we call that THE LAY OF THE LAND

    deal with it, obama must
    This Andrew Cuomo guy. Is he the head of the Tea Party?

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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is he the head of the Tea Party?
    nope

    he's NEW YORK

    LOL!

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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Perhaps BHO should have mentioned his $4 trillion deficit reduction plan when he was in control of the house and senate for two years.

    Instead he seemed more interested in spending than reducing. And of course he never even had a budget!
    Which Presidential candidate, other than Obama, voted against our entering the optional war in Iraq that cost this country so much in blood and debt? Where were the GOP candidates that now claim to care so much about the US debt. Oh that's right they are still defending the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

    As long as we can still afford multiple optional wars and tax cuts for the wealthy, we really don't have a debt problem that I can see.
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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Hate to break it to you there Prof, but the US funding for future promises lagged by trillions before Obama became president. He and the Democrats have agreed to $4 trillion deficit reduction but the GOP said we are not poor enough yet to give up the tax cuts for the wealthy, so no thanks!

    We will just have to wait until the GOP figures out the debt problem is big enough to address.
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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely for retirement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. That brings to a record $61.6 trillion the total of financial promises not paid for.

    Medicare alone took on $1.8 trillion in new liabilities, more than the record deficit prompting heated debate between Congress and the White House over lifting the debt ceiling.

    Social Security added $1.4 trillion in obligations, partly reflecting longer life expectancies. Federal and military retirement programs added more to the financial hole, too.
    usa today, above

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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Sure, but what are they going to do, vote for a Democrat?
    My original point exactly! Seriously! Like we're all supposed to cower somewhere in fear of what the tea party will do. Criminy.

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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    nope

    he's NEW YORK

    LOL!
    But....but...that sounds so Republican!!

    Isn't he extreme right wing for suggesting a budget be balanced and spending be controlled?

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    Re: Boehner abandons goal of $4 trillion debt-reduction package

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Which Presidential candidate, other than Obama, voted against our entering the optional war in Iraq that cost this country so much in blood and debt? Where were the GOP candidates that now claim to care so much about the US debt. Oh that's right they are still defending the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

    As long as we can still afford multiple optional wars and tax cuts for the wealthy, we really don't have a debt problem that I can see.
    You cant see any other problems?

    Okey dokey~!

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