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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

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    Did you miss the affects of the Bush Prescription Drug program the last year that Bush was in office? Do results matter in your world?

    Medicare drug plan spending drops $6B in 2008 - USATODAY.com
    You are aware that's because the seniors were paying more for prescriptions? -- The same drugs they aren't allowed to buy cheaper from Canada?

    I guess you weren't.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You are aware that's because the seniors were paying more for prescriptions? -- The same drugs they aren't allowed to buy cheaper from Canada?

    I guess you weren't.
    Really? So we budget for Prescription Drugs and the actual expenses come in UNDER the budget by 6 billion dollars and that is because seniors are paying more for drugs? Do you realize how foolish that sounds and is? Fact, in 2008 the Prescription Drug Program implemented by President Bush is reported to have cost 6 billion less than the budget. That is a savings. Liberals, you people are crazy and simply cannot admit when wrong.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Really? So we budget for Prescription Drugs and the actual expenses come in UNDER the budget by 6 billion dollars and that is because seniors are paying more for drugs? Do you realize how foolish that sounds and is? Fact, in 2008 the Prescription Drug Program implemented by President Bush is reported to have cost 6 billion less than the budget.

    Oh boy, here we go... it cost less because it covers less.



    BTW -- you do realize the genius Bush plan was never funded. Well done GOP! Way to tax and spend our money.

    Oh, I guess they don't like to talk about that on FOX. 2 unfunded wars and 1 unfunded prescription drug plan = deficit.

    Thanks W.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Oh boy, here we go... it cost less because it covers less.



    BTW -- you do realize the genius Bush plan was never funded. Well done GOP! Way to tax and spend our money.

    Oh, I guess they don't like to talk about that on FOX. 2 unfunded wars and 1 unfunded prescription drug plan = deficit.

    Thanks W.
    That is your opinion and what you want to believe. We have a huge debt in this country and to claim that the Prescription Drug program costs less because it covers less is nothing more than what you are told. What I showed is that contrary to the claims of others the Prescription Drug program cost less than was budgeted. You don't know all seniors but that doesn't stop you from speculating or the rest of your rant. So we have an unfunded Prescription Drug program that is part of Medicare and has a budget where the expenditures come in under that budget but in your world that is a bad thing? If it has a budget it cannot be unfunded. Is that liberal economics and logic?

    Those two unfunded wars cost the American Treasury over a trillion dollars in 10 YEARS or 100 billion a year. So in 10 years how much has been added to the debt? Clinton left the country a 5.7 trillion dollar debt and Bush left it at 10.6 trillion or 4.9 trillion during the Bush years. Take 1 trillion off that and our debt would be 3.9 trillion. What has Obama done to cut that war expense off the budget? Are Obama's military budgets more or less than Bush's?

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    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.


    TEA party is all about reducing the size and scope of government, the deficiet etc....


    Sorry.... they are seeming to have success here.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

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    Did you see the Houston "embarrassment" Sheila Jackson Lee on the floor of the House claiming that repeal of the healthcare bill will result in people dying? The bill hasn't even gone into effect yet but people are going to die if it is repeales? Aren't people dying now? She is a joke throughout the city here and showed it to the country yesterday.
    I was glad to see her taken to task about it. However, she didn't seem to back down from her statements.
    Did you help get her elected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I was glad to see her taken to task about it. However, she didn't seem to back down from her statements.
    Did you help get her elected?
    LOL, no, sorry as I cannot take credit for her. I live 30 miles north of Houston and my Rep is Kevin Brady.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

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    TEA party is all about reducing the size and scope of government, the deficiet etc....


    Sorry.... they are seeming to have success here.
    Well, not yet. Bill in now law.

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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

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    LOL, no, sorry as I cannot take credit for her. I live 30 miles north of Houston and my Rep is Kevin Brady.
    I know that must break your heart.

    I swear everytime I see that woman on C-Span, I think, how the hec did she get elected in TEXAS!?
    Oh well, nothings ever perfect.
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    Re: GOP Lawmakers Unveil $2.5 Trillion Spending Cuts Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I know that must break your heart.

    I swear everytime I see that woman on C-Span, I think, how the hec did she get elected in TEXAS!?
    Oh well, nothings ever perfect.
    Her District is very liberal, mostly minority and very dependent on that so called govt. "help" that liberals offer. It is predominently inner city Houston where efforts to put up a viable candidate to oppose her are destroyed by the Democrat establishment. Surpisingly Houston is still predominently a Democrat City with a Democrat Mayor for as long as I can remember. Perry only lost Houston by 20,000 votes however showing that Republicans can get support here. My county is 76% Conservative.

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