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    House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    House passes huge GOP budget cuts, opposing Obama - Yahoo! News

    Republicans controlling the House pushed to passage on Friday a bold but politically dangerous budget blueprint to slash social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and fundamentally restructure Medicare health care for the elderly.

    The choice in the next election is becoming more and more clear. There is no question which party represents the interests of the wealthy and which party represents the interests of the rest of the country.

    The GOP fought hard earlier to preserve tax cuts for those making over 250K. Today they showed how they want to pay for those cuts...by slashing money from food stamps, medicaid and medicare.

    The GOP war on the elderly, the poor and the working class continues....
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Unless the public somehow rallies behind this plan, the Republicans won't push it with the expectation of success. It's like going to Mexico: you offer 5$ for a souvenir and the clerk asks 15$ and you meet at 10$.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    I really wish people could see why they are proposing cuts. I guess it doesn't matter to some that we are broke as a country.

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    Yeah, let's privatize Medicare, because as we've seen over the last few years, private companies are oh so responsible with other people's money...
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    And how exactly does staying on the same track fix our financial issues? You do know that the Federal Gov. borrows over $0.33 of each $1 it spends (and that's a lowballed guess), right?

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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    I’m not sure how well this will go for the Republicans. Getting people to vote against their economic interests only works when economic issues are eclipsed by social fluff issues like gay marriage and abortion.

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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by ECU_Drummer View Post
    I really wish people could see why they are proposing cuts. I guess it doesn't matter to some that we are broke as a country.
    We DO see....which is why we didn't want to extend tax cuts over $250K. However, the Republicans fought to keep those tax cuts for their wealthy base and now...because of those tax extensions, want to take the money from seniors and the working class and those making well under 100K.


    The writing on the wall is clear....The GOP is the party for those making over 250K. Everyone else should vote their pocketbook and support the Democrats.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    It is possible that the GOP has gone too far, but face it, the Democrats have not gone far enough. Sure, we do need a social safety net, but at the same time, we are going to have to make some cuts. Taxing the rich by itself isn't going to balance the budget. What I would like to see is some dialogue that ends up somewhere between the Democratic and Republican extremes.
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    THE question of the 2012 campaign is gonna be---major entitlement reforms, do we need em or not?

    republicans say yes

    barack the slasher says no

    seeya at the polls, pals

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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by ECU_Drummer View Post
    And how exactly does staying on the same track fix our financial issues? You do know that the Federal Gov. borrows over $0.33 of each $1 it spends (and that's a lowballed guess), right?
    So, what you're telling me is that there is no middle ground between "current track" and "end Medicare?"
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