Which Spending Cuts?

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    No mention of the 4 BILLION the US pays in oil subsidies to a very profitable oil industry? I'm shocked.

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    that the U.S. pays? Show me the check the government writes.

    The stupidity of the left continuing to claim this special favor for "big oil" in light of a complete lack of evidence is astounding.

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    Do you deny the US hands out 4 billion in oil subsidies each year? To an industry which has seen record profits during the economic downfall. Get your head out of you @ss and pay attention.

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    Do you think gas costs would increase, decrease or stay same if oil subisides were eliminated? And no, gas prices aren't a reason to not eliminate oil subsidies. 

    If oil subsidies are eliminated would it be fair to also eliminate nuclear energy subsidies?

     

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    Costs would increase but that would make demand go down and encourage people to be wiser with their fuel dollars. Yes. Eliminate nuclear energy subsidies.

     
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    The budget isn't going to be balanced by taking tepid pot shots at financing the arts, public broadcasting, and Obamacare administrative costs.

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    That can be part of negotiations! The point is and please answer; which of these cuts could you get on board with to accompany the tax rate increases and closed loop holes for millionaires and billionaires to try and make a meaningful difference to our real problem!!

     
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    So in your world, if the Republican party says "we demand spending cuts", it suddenly becomes the Democrat President's responsibility to (1) agree, and (2) do the work for them?


    LOL. 

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    So in your world, if the Democrat party says "we demand the rich pay more", it suddenly becomes the republicans responsibility to (1) agree, and (2) do the work for them?

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    Ok...and the entire point of the thread is that if Republicans are the ones saying CUT MORE, then Republicans should SAY WHAT THOSE MORE CUTS SHOULD BE.

    Instead of sitting on their hands and blaming Obama for failing to come up with the cuts that they, and not he, want.

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    NO they should work together; remember that bi-partisan, reach across the isle, work together, find compromise thing all politicians spout about!!

     
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    $32.2 billion cut.  Just $967.8 billion more to go.

    Basically the list is a bunch of BS.  Once again righties are asked for specifics and they come up with nothing.

    The only things that can be cut that will have an impact on the long term budget is Social Security, Medicare, and Defense.

    Cutting funding to PBS and NPR do nothing to the deficit.  It's just BS that the republican leadership can feed to their simple-minded followers.

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    Dont be such a partisan dolt! Politicians do it enough!

    This is a quick sample of things that can be cut and save Billions!

    The real cost saving will come from reform of ALL social programs, cutting waste, fraud and eliminating duplicate agencies and beuracracy in Washington!\

    btw: that 30 billion would be enough to rebuild NY and NJ after Sandy!!

     
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    NO they should work together

    Too late. Republicans plan involves doing nothing of what Obama wants and only what they want.

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    Republicans  are waiting for a plan from Obama that is more than raise taxes 1.6 trillion and give me the authority to raise the debt limit as much as I want!!

     
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    $32.2 billion cut.  Just $967.8 billion more to go.

    Basically the list is a bunch of BS.  Once again righties are asked for specifics and they come up with nothing.

    The only things that can be cut that will have an impact on the long term budget is Social Security, Medicare, and Defense.

    Cutting funding to PBS and NPR do nothing to the deficit.  It's just BS that the republican leadership can feed to their simple-minded followers.

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    Dont be such a partisan dolt! Politicians do it enough!

    This is a quick sample of things that can be cut and save Billions!

    The real cost saving will come from reform of ALL social programs, cutting waste, fraud and eliminating duplicate agencies and beuracracy in Washington!\

    btw: that 30 billion would be enough to rebuild NY and NJ after Sandy!!

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    Don't be a rightwing toady.  The list is nothing.  It's not a starting place.  It's nothing.  It's something that people like you can use to say, "see, here are things to cut", when cutting them does absolutely nothing.  It's worst than nothing - it deflects from the real issues.

     
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    No mention of the 4 BILLION the US pays in oil subsidies to a very profitable oil industry? I'm shocked.

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    that the U.S. pays? Show me the check the government writes.

    The stupidity of the left continuing to claim this special favor for "big oil" in light of a complete lack of evidence is astounding.

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    Do you deny the US hands out 4 billion in oil subsidies each year? To an industry which has seen record profits during the economic downfall. Get your head out of you @ss and pay attention.

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    You need to check your facts.  The "handouts" are tax credits.  There is no check going from the U.S. treasury to "big oil".  Not saying the tax credits are good, but nearly every industry gets them.  you are selecting out "big oil" , twisting the language so it appears that the government is cutting a check.  They are not.  Long story short, no story here, just liberal BS.

    If I am wrong, show me the check.

     
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    The only things that can be cut that will have an impact on the long term budget is Social Security, Medicare, and Defense. 




    Actually SS is still in surplus and is projected to be solvent until 2035, and that's with the 2% reduction in payroll taxes. If the 2% tax break was rescinded, SS would be solvet until 2060 or so.

     

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    ALL SS receipts go to the general fund and are spent immediately.  the "surplus"  is a bunch of IOU's.  This from a government monetizing it's debt.  in other words, there is no surplus.

     

    The long term unfunded liability of SS is a real problem.  It, along with Medicare, is $66 trillion.  Square that circle in an age of no growth.

     

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