They made a deal, I think the trigger should be binding.
No repeal, no changes.
Yes to repeal.
Shift cuts from defense to social programmes
Shift cuts from social programmes to defense
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I'm sick and tired of Congress playing Chicken and then changing the rules or breaking their vows at the last minute for the sake of political expediency.
Anyone remember what area the "triggered" cuts are in? The triggers should be binding - I respect him for saying so. But, for all I know, the cuts may be in areas I don't what cut.
What am I saying? I want all the areas cut!
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
I'm pretty sure that if the supercommittee fails, everything gets cut.
I am entirely fine with cuts, regardless of where they are. We have to learn to live within our means, period. The supercommittee had a shot at finding a solution, it's no surprise they're going to fail, that was never in doubt to begin with, but we can't just shrug our shoulders and say "they failed, let's not try".
We need trillions in cuts, no matter how bad it hurts.
I believe budget items with specific revenue sources that are in the black are exempt (ie Social Security)
So the cuts will be coming primarily from the discretionary part of the budget, which would make the military take on about 50% of the cuts per year when the cuts hit
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Fiddling While Rome Burns
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
I applaude Obama for standing firm on this issue. The politicians who are turning heals right now are pathetic. Let the automatic cuts happen!
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." óJohn Adams