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Qtec
10-25-2010, 04:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republicans Cut and Run on Spending Cuts</span>

When it comes to cutting the federal budget, talk is cheap. But as the New York Times is just the latest to report, across the country Republican candidates are talking tough about spending cuts they can't - or won't - explain. Yet even as they promise another $700 billion Treasury-draining windfall for the wealthy, the budget-busting Republicans remain silent on where their painful cuts would come.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #3366FF">While the national debt tripled under Ronald Reagan and doubled again under George W. Bush</span> (including a $1.2 trillion annual budget deficit he bequeathed to Barack Obama on January 20, 2009), the GOP has made spending discipline the centerpiece of its 2010 midterm campaign.</span> As the Times detailed:

If there is a single message unifying Republican candidates this year, it is a call to grab hold of the federal checkbook, slam it closed and begin to slash spending. To bolster their case that action is needed, Republicans are citing major legislation over the four years that Democrats have controlled Congress, notably the financial system bailout, the economic stimulus and the new health care law.

But while polls show that the Republicans' message is succeeding politically, Republican candidates and party leaders are offering few specifics about how they would tackle the nation's $13.7 trillion debt, and budget analysts said the party was glossing over the difficulty of carrying out its ideas, especially when sharp spending cuts could impede an already weak economic recovery.

In rare moments of candor, some GOP leaders have admitted as much. Last week, Texas Rep. Joe Barton acknowledged, "we may be a little bit short on specifics." And after rolling out the much ballyhooed and even more maligned "GOP Pledge to America," would-be House Speaker John Boehner essentially confessed to the charge that "Congressional Republicans have used the old trick of promising specific tax cuts and vague spending cuts." Confronted by Chris Wallace of Fox News that "there is not one single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid," Boehner lamely responded:

Chris, it's time for us as Americans to have an adult conversation with each other about the serious challenges our country faces. And we can't have that serious conversation until we lay out the size of the problem. Once Americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions...

Let's not get to the potential solutions. Let's make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable </div></div>

link (http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/002003.htm)

Q...... The GOP, the party of nothing. its not rocket science.. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl-qPE8AfqQ&feature=player_embedded)

embarassing...can't make a single proposal...blah...blah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY5bwvc1XK8&feature=player_embedded)

LWW
10-25-2010, 04:29 AM
It's amazing how you can ... with a straight face ... blame the R's for a deficit they voted against in both houses yet give Obama and the dems a pass for the budget they originated passed.

Doublethink seems to know no bounds of late.

LWW

Stretch
10-25-2010, 04:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's amazing how you can ... with a straight face ... blame the R's for a deficit they voted against in both houses yet give Obama and the dems a pass for the budget they originated passed.

Doublethink seems to know no bounds of late.

LWW </div></div>

As usuall, Q is thinking, while you are drinking till doublethink is achieved. I hope you do not drive in that condition. St.

LWW
10-25-2010, 05:37 AM
You can't even come up with your own zingers ... eh.
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LWW

Stretch
10-25-2010, 06:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You can't even come up with your own zingers ... eh.
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LWW </div></div>

LMFAO! Lame. St.

Gayle in MD
10-25-2010, 07:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republicans Cut and Run on Spending Cuts</span>

When it comes to cutting the federal budget, talk is cheap. But as the New York Times is just the latest to report, across the country Republican candidates are talking tough about spending cuts they can't - or won't - explain. Yet even as they promise another $700 billion Treasury-draining windfall for the wealthy, the budget-busting Republicans remain silent on where their painful cuts would come.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #3366FF">While the national debt tripled under Ronald Reagan and doubled again under George W. Bush</span> (including a $1.2 trillion annual budget deficit he bequeathed to Barack Obama on January 20, 2009), the GOP has made spending discipline the centerpiece of its 2010 midterm campaign.</span> As the Times detailed:

If there is a single message unifying Republican candidates this year, it is a call to grab hold of the federal checkbook, slam it closed and begin to slash spending. To bolster their case that action is needed, Republicans are citing major legislation over the four years that Democrats have controlled Congress, notably the financial system bailout, the economic stimulus and the new health care law.

But while polls show that the Republicans' message is succeeding politically, Republican candidates and party leaders are offering few specifics about how they would tackle the nation's $13.7 trillion debt, and budget analysts said the party was glossing over the difficulty of carrying out its ideas, especially when sharp spending cuts could impede an already weak economic recovery.

In rare moments of candor, some GOP leaders have admitted as much. Last week, Texas Rep. Joe Barton acknowledged, "we may be a little bit short on specifics." And after rolling out the much ballyhooed and even more maligned "GOP Pledge to America," would-be House Speaker John Boehner essentially confessed to the charge that "Congressional Republicans have used the old trick of promising specific tax cuts and vague spending cuts." Confronted by Chris Wallace of Fox News that "there is not one single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid," Boehner lamely responded:

Chris, it's time for us as Americans to have an adult conversation with each other about the serious challenges our country faces. And we can't have that serious conversation until we lay out the size of the problem. Once Americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions...

Let's not get to the potential solutions. Let's make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable </div></div>

link (http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/002003.htm)

Q...... The GOP, the party of nothing. its not rocket science.. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl-qPE8AfqQ&feature=player_embedded)

embarassing...can't make a single proposal...blah...blah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY5bwvc1XK8&feature=player_embedded)
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Q., the Repub that would head up energy, is the same guy who apologized to BP, when we were trying to hold them to account for their gross negligence. Republicans voted in a block, to prevent subpoeona power in that investigation on the oil spill.

Today will mark the beginning of higher energy efficency legislation, all Repubs vogted against, on the automobile industry.

Boehner and the Repubs have already shown their intentions, to privatize SS, Bush even just stated, that was his biggest failure. BWA HA HA HA!!!! Definitely bad, but far from the worst, there were so many even worse than that.

But, imagine where many would be now, if Bush had pushed that through! Their intention is to privatize medicare, that WAS their position, last period, which would cut Medicare by 75%, turn it into a voucher system, and give the insurance industry a windfall, at the expense of seniors.

Insurance profits quadrupploed under Republican control, while 62% of Americans who lost their homes in foreclosures, under Bush, lost them because of the health insurance indsutry, dumping them when they became ill.


The night before this President was sworn in, we were losing 700,000 plus a month. It's easy to see that Republicans are on the side of the same corporate pigs, who have ruined our economy.

Boehner has said he wants to appeal Wall Street reform, which they all voted againsst, boehner spending the entire week in NY, schmoozing the same crooks who brought the country to an economic crash, and they intend to remove the limits that Democratics placed on loopholes for corporations who out-source our jobs, which Democratics fought for, and all Republicans voted against.

Stupid people will go right back in there again, just like they did in 04, and vote for the party which was most responsible for the crash, and destroyed our economy.



The Middle Class can dig their own graves, if Republicans get control. They ONLY represent the wealthy CEO, corporatae fascist pigs, period.

G.

eg8r
10-25-2010, 08:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When it comes to cutting the federal budget, talk is cheap. </div></div>This is exactly why those Reps that toe the line with the Dems are called RINOs. I think the most embarassing part about all of this is that Clinton, fiscally speaking only, was more conservative than any Rep president we have had in a long time.

eg8r

pooltchr
10-25-2010, 08:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

Boehner and the Repubs have already shown their intentions, to privatize SS,

But, imagine where many would be now, if Bush had pushed that through!

Insurance profits quadrupploed under Republican control,

G. </div></div>

Imagine where people's retirement accounts would be if
A. Bush had "pushed it through" and
B. Individuals had invested some of that money in the insurance industry!!!!!

Steve

Qtec
10-25-2010, 06:50 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stretch</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's amazing how you can ... with a straight face ... blame the R's for a deficit they voted against in both houses yet give Obama and the dems a pass for the budget they originated passed.

Doublethink seems to know no bounds of late.

LWW </div></div>

As usuall, Q is thinking, while you are drinking till doublethink is achieved. I hope you do not drive in that condition. St. </div></div>

LOL


I see a pattern here. the TP candidates are running from the press and the GOP can't name one single thing they will do to solve America's problems.

I think they know, they just don't want to say because nobody would vote for them if they did.

The French are rioting because they might/will have to work 2 years longer before retirement. I saw a clip the other day day and the presenter posed a Q about that maybe the retirement age in the US should rise to 70!....and nobody on the panel was even shocked at that suggestion!

If Bush had said the price of bailing out the banks for the worker was 2 years labour........you know what the answer would have been.

Q

pooltchr
10-25-2010, 07:57 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[
I see a pattern here. the TP candidates are running from the press and the GOP can't name one single thing they will do to solve America's problems.

Q </div></div>

Can you name one thing the Dems have done to solve America's problems? No, because they haven't done anything either.

How stupid do you have to be to fail to see that neither party is interested in solving America's problems...only in perpetuating their power.

Look at the lifestyle the leadership (both parties) live. Nancy jets back and forth between DC and CA 50 times a year on a private jet.
Lavish dinners on the taxpayer's dime
Overseas trips on fact finding trips, again on our dime.
lavish offices with flower and bottled water budgets that could feed a family of 4 for a year.
Limo service to and from work.
Huge staffs that jump at their command.
very nice paychecks, benefits like no private sector job can offer.
Bonuses from every major industry in the world.
Lobbiests who wine and dine them on a regular basis.
Healthcare for life.

Do you really think they care about Joe six-pack for anything ohter than his vote to keep them in power????????????

You love bashing the Reps, and fail to see what the Dems do is exactly the same thing you complain about with the reps!

Wake up, Q!!

Steve

Qtec
10-25-2010, 07:59 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can you name one thing the Dems have done to solve America's problems? </div></div>

They tried to reform HC. The GOP didn't want to know.

Q

pooltchr
10-25-2010, 08:13 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can you name one thing the Dems have done to solve America's problems? </div></div>

They tried to reform HC. The GOP didn't want to know.

Q </div></div>

Adding to our debt, and a government takeover of an entire industry does not qualify as solving a problem in my mind.

Try again.

Steve