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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    For better or worse at a ratio of 2 to 1 that is minus 1 job.
    It's also shrinking government, which many think is a plus.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    returning $45 billion in unspent "stimulus" money in and of itself is a good thing.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It's also shrinking government, which many think is a plus.

    That might be true if it applied to our Congress critters. But I hardly think cutting some gigs at the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian, etc. while have any effect on shrinking government.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually so did republicans. Or did we forget about Bush and the prescription (unfunded) bill? The republicans in this case get credit for at least making an attempt, but it's still not the right time to cut spending(when unemployment under 6 %, then it's time to do this), and it's still just cutting programs based on what they do not like, instead of making the broad, across the board cuts(including defense) that is needed.



    By this logic the fact that there is job creation, but slower than needed to keep up with new workers means unemployment rates are dropping. if there are fewer jobs, then there are fewer jobs.
    Do YOU define not replacing workers who retire as 'killing jobs'?

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Do YOU define not replacing workers who retire as 'killing jobs'?
    Yes, in the same way that any bill can create or reduce jobs. It's a net sum game.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

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    GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package



    It doesn't appear (so far) they have the balls to look at Medicare and other entitlements.

    Here's where they talk about appeasing their base:



    Ah, yes, the pledge...So, regardless if it has any real or meaningful effect, they did what they said and now they're off the hook? Got it.

    And, um, speaking of job-killing...



    Here's a better idea, why not cut the offices that are overstaffed and overpaid, and expand the offices that are understaffed and therefore inefficient--like banking and industry regulators.
    This is good. We either need to cut spending or raise taxes or some combination of the two. We should welcome any input in getting the government's books back in check.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes, in the same way that any bill can create or reduce jobs. It's a net sum game.
    I guess I just see not replacing a worker once they retire, and thus losing a job through attrition, as letting it die a natural death... indirect... while directly ending a job is killing it.. directly.

    Poe-tay-toe vs. Poe-tah-toe.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I guess I just see not replacing a worker once they retire, and thus losing a job through attrition, as letting it die a natural death... indirect... while directly ending a job is killing it.. directly.

    Poe-tay-toe vs. Poe-tah-toe.
    If a place has 50 employees, and decides to let attrition reduce manning to 25 employees, 25 jobs have been lost in the economy.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    A lot of those are making me wince, but I can see the necessity of cutting most of them as part of plan to impose fiscal responsibility. But in order for this to be really effective, we need to cut into at least as many Republican-sponsored subsidies, and ideally have some tax increases.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It's also shrinking government, which many think is a plus.
    I'm all for shrinking wasteful Gov. But just eliminating jobs for the sake of looking good...

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