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Thread: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    You'd actually have to go back to Eisenhower for that last true surplus for any President...


    I wont settle for any less.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Funny thing is that the right answer is a little of column A and a little of column B.

    Problem is that every ideologue thinks that it's all A or all B that's good - depending on your lean.

    Troubling.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    How is that backwards. Does the Congress not control the spending?
    Congress neither borrows nor spends. They do determine how money can be spent in the form of legislation, but even that begins and ends with the President.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Congress neither borrows nor spends. They do determine how money can be spent in the form of legislation, but even that begins and ends with the President.
    You just went way over the head of many posters...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Who does this fool think he is kidding? He is a lamestream impotent republican. Never had a real job his entire life. Was the recipient of Social Security Funds since his childhood. Has been sucking off th gov't, in one way or another, since that time. When will be stop being a maker and not a taker?
    Gee, with that description of the honorable gentleman, I'm surprised the Democrats haven't adopted him as their next Presidential nominee - you make him sound like a liberal wet dream come true.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Congress neither borrows nor spends. They do determine how money can be spent in the form of legislation, but even that begins and ends with the President.
    A President tells Congress. I want X amount for this, and X amount for that. It's then completely up to Congress to fund all of it, part of it, or none of it. Just like taxes, only Congress can levy taxes. So if your taxes went up, Congress did it.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    A President tells Congress. I want X amount for this, and X amount for that. It's then completely up to Congress to fund all of it, part of it, or none of it. Just like taxes, only Congress can levy taxes. So if your taxes went up, Congress did it.
    Congress authorizes spending and borrowing. It doesn't directly spend or borrow. That occurs in the Executive branch...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Congress authorizes spending and borrowing. It doesn't directly spend or borrow. That occurs in the Executive branch...
    That's what I've been saying. Congress says you can spend X amount on X program. The X amount can not be spent on the Z program only on the X program.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    That's what I've been saying. Congress says you can spend X amount on X program. The X amount can not be spent on the Z program only on the X program.
    I gather from what you and AP are saying, congress sets the limits yet the executive actually determines whether or not they spend to those limits or not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    That's what I've been saying. Congress says you can spend X amount on X program. The X amount can not be spent on the Z program only on the X program.
    I don't remember the exact number, but Congress authorizes about 11-13 general appropriations for cabinet level departments each FY (or we just run on continuing resolutions). Do some have earmarks? Yes, but most of the spending is done by the Executive branch. The Treasury Department borrows to fund that spending if necessary...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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