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    House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    This is exactly why we are having a slow recovery. Both parties are pitching plans that the other will not support. Completely partisan. Everything is to get re-elected, and nothing is done to help out the citizens.

    Great plan, to bad it will never see the light of day.

    The resulting political battle is sure to spill beyond the Capital Beltway into the presidential campaign and contests for control of the House and Senate this fall. As if to underscore that reality, House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released a campaign-style video Monday evening telling viewers that "Americans have a choice to make" in a none-too-subtle appeal to voters.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    Their plan is still like saying I cut 50 cents off my spending even though I still own 20 dollars and pretend that 50 cents is still a big deal. They need to make major cuts.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    I read a story on this earlier. The proposal is much better than the bird-cage liner that the President proposed a bit ago.
    This one at least addresses some issues. It has some issues that I am against, but of course that is to be expected.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    I agree 100%. I would love it if they worked together and made real cuts, but everything they are doing is posturing for re-election.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    The problem with these plans to reduce spending is all backward. Some programs need to be cut. Lots of frivilous spending has to go. There is more than one way to reduce the deficit. One way is to cut spending. Another way is to increase revenue. We should be focused on creating jobs, making more tax payers, limiting imports, increasing exports. I am not saying that we should ignore spending cuts, but they should not be the primary focus.

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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    The problem with these plans to reduce spending is all backward. Some programs need to be cut. Lots of frivilous spending has to go. There is more than one way to reduce the deficit. One way is to cut spending. Another way is to increase revenue. We should be focused on creating jobs, making more tax payers, limiting imports, increasing exports. I am not saying that we should ignore spending cuts, but they should not be the primary focus.
    That sounds like a bipartisan solution. I am all for that.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I am not saying that we should ignore spending cuts, but they should not be the primary focus.
    Why not? Especially when probably at least half of the spending by the Federal Government on a yearly basis has absolutely NO Constitutional Mandate or Legitimacy?

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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    This is exactly why we are having a slow recovery. Both parties are pitching plans that the other will not support. Completely partisan. Everything is to get re-elected, and nothing is done to help out the citizens.

    All politics, no solutions.
    Pretty much, imho.

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    They are that way, because that is the behavior that our system rewards.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    Here is the process, Ryan's plan will pass in the House, and Harry will not take it up in the Senate, so it dies there. Now the Republican candidate will use this to go after Obama and the Dem's so to get the Senate back in the hands of Republicans to begin passing spending cuts.
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    Re: House GOP to release budget blueprint that slashes spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Why not? Especially when probably at least half of the spending by the Federal Government on a yearly basis has absolutely NO Constitutional Mandate or Legitimacy?
    Oh joy. Lets hear some examples.

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