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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

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    Unfortunately, that's self defeating: high levels of low-income immigration + social safety net = higher spending.
    True statement. Guess we're screwed.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    And they are dead wrong for that.
    Right. So let's not act like the inability to cut spending is entirely the fault of Democrats. Compromise is required, both parties have to cut spending in areas they don't want to cut spending. Neither seems willing to do that.

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    Every time ANY federal spending cuts are brought up, Obama's response is that they must be "balanced" by tax increases on "the rich".
    Yes. A broad approach so that no single area has to get hit as hard.

    Some revenue increases. Some defense cuts. Some entitlement cuts. Lots of general efficiency increases.

    And didn't all the right-wingers start crowing recently about the tax increases on everyone? You know, the ones that us Obama supporters are supposedly shocked and outraged about? Did that not happen or did you just fail to mention it?


    But let's face it: Congress is completely incapable of doing something like this.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Right. So let's not act like the inability to cut spending is entirely the fault of Democrats. Compromise is required, both parties have to cut spending in areas they don't want to cut spending. Neither seems willing to do that.
    The difference is that the GOP (who I honestly hate to defend) at least talks about cuts. The Dems pay it lip service then go off on a red herring about guns, immigration, etc. Sure, those are issues that need tackling. However, the spending problem we have is the most dangerous and pressing at the moment IMO.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Unfortunately, that's self defeating: high levels of low-income immigration + social safety net = higher spending.
    I love the smell of immigrant bashing in the morning.

    Don't you guys have something factually based to call upon to support your insecurities and fears?

    Pssst: who hires low-income immigrants and in fact encourages them to come here? You think most immigrants are mowing lawns. Sorry, your rich CEO friends are hiring them in the agribusiness, hospitality and meatpacking industry.

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The difference is that the GOP (who I honestly hate to defend) at least talks about cuts.
    Yes. Specifically, their "talk" was to criticize Obama for cutting spending by hundreds of billions of $$$.
    Romney Calls For Medicare Cuts, Criticizes Democrats For Cutting Medicare In Health Reform | ThinkProgress
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The difference is that the GOP (who I honestly hate to defend) at least talks about cuts. The Dems pay it lip service then go off on a red herring about guns, immigration, etc. Sure, those are issues that need tackling. However, the spending problem we have is the most dangerous and pressing at the moment IMO.
    Those aren't red herrings, those are just separate issues. Government can do two things.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Those aren't red herrings, those are just separate issues. Government can do two things.
    Really ??? Then it should be no problem for them to get a budget passed .. . right ?? Something they haven't been able to do yet in the last 4 years .. *L* yet you think they can do two things ??

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes. Specifically, their "talk" was to criticize Obama for cutting spending by hundreds of billions of $$$.
    Romney Calls For Medicare Cuts, Criticizes Democrats For Cutting Medicare In Health Reform | ThinkProgress
    So tell Me with all these "cuts" that you claim have been made ... why has the deficit stayed at over a trillion dollars ??

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    So tell Me with all these "cuts" that you claim have been made ... why has the deficit stayed at over a trillion dollars ??
    Thanks for admitting that there have been cuts!!
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Those aren't red herrings, those are just separate issues. Government can do two things.
    Not our gov't. At least not currently.
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