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Obama: Cut Defense Spending As Opposed To Food Stamps (audio)
RealClearPolitics ^ | July 21, 2011 | July 21, 2011

Posted on 07/21/2011 8:58:27 PM PDT by i88schwartz

"A lot of the spending cuts that we're making should be around areas like defense spending as opposed to food stamps," President Obama told in an interview with NPR.

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1 posted on 07/21/2011 8:58:35 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Must feed the Democrat voters.


2 posted on 07/21/2011 9:02:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: i88schwartz


3 posted on 07/21/2011 9:03:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: i88schwartz

Everybody has their priorities, but the truth is the cutting has to start.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 9:03:41 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: i88schwartz

I suggest we means test those 44 million.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 9:05:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: i88schwartz
You could cut Defense spending to zero and it wouldn't be enough. And it would be stupid.

Cuts are going to come. They will hit everywhere. Defense will be hit hard. I think most people understand that. But saying "Let's cut Defense" is easy -- everyone says that and they have done so for years.

Let's go beyond the easy stuff -- what else needs to be cut?

6 posted on 07/21/2011 9:05:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: i88schwartz

From the land of the free to the land of the freeloaders. Barry’s “fundamental transformation” really sucks. Unless you’re a lazy, freeloading commie type looking for handouts.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 9:06:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: i88schwartz

The USA has been protecting much of the rest of the world since WWII. When we disarm ourselves, who will be there to protect us or the rest of the world? No one. That seems to be the goal of those who admire evil...the left.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 9:11:06 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: i88schwartz

Our soldiers do not live as well as those on welfare programs. Time to end that.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 9:12:05 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: i88schwartz

Just curious....why do kids on food stamps need to get free breakfast, lunch, and dinner at school? Are their parent(s) too lazy to actually pack them some of the free food they already get in a brown bag?


10 posted on 07/21/2011 9:15:48 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: i88schwartz

The weapon that is the biggest threat to our military is debt.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 9:17:15 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: i88schwartz
Without protection, our freedom is in jeopardy. Without the US, there will be NO food stamps.

Just another way Americans will be defeated, while waddling around without a care in the world.

12 posted on 07/21/2011 9:23:27 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: eyedigress

I think they ought to be WEIGHT tested...a lot of that crowd is north of 300 lbs., IMO....


13 posted on 07/21/2011 9:27:17 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: i88schwartz
Take away their electronic benefits cards and go back to the system of providing surplus commodities.

If they're really needy, government cheese, dried milk, dried beans, macaroni, butter, meat loaf and other USDA surplus commodities do a good job of filling an empty belly.


14 posted on 07/21/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: i88schwartz

Yes, defense cuts need to come (and I’m a defense contractor) but seriously, it’s not an either/or situation. Everything needs to be cut.


15 posted on 07/21/2011 9:35:34 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: eyedigress
I suggest we means test those 44 million.

Nope. Notice should be given that in six months the Food Stamp program shall end. In addition, all Federal workers involved with the Food Stamp program shall be fired. Also, any Federally owned buildings involved in the Food Stamp program shall be leveled.

I know that's all fantasy, but it would definitely be how our Founders would want it.

16 posted on 07/21/2011 10:01:50 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: sand88

Trivia question. Who’s picture is on a $3 food stamp?
They don’t need to means test food stamps..they need to run them via e-verify.
There are lots of illegals and others working for cash and getting foods stamps and other bene’s.


17 posted on 07/21/2011 10:07:58 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: i88schwartz

..which is why the McConnell surrender is poisonous. It gives 0bama carte blanche to make all the decisions in terms of what gets cut. Then it takes 2/3 to override the eventual veto of their initial vote to deny. Massive cuts to DOD are what 0bama, his boss Soros and other enemies of America desire along the path to destruction of the Nation.

Social programs will remain untouched, while Defense once again serves as the left`s cash cow.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 10:39:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: icwhatudo
Are their parent(s) too lazy to actually pack them some of the free food they already get in a brown bag?

Yes.

19 posted on 07/21/2011 10:43:15 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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20 posted on 07/21/2011 10:57:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: i88schwartz

Cap and Tax wasn’t passed. But 0bamacare has over 150 agencies and commissions, programs and grants that need to be paid for. 0bamacare expects front-loaded taxes and funding—and they don’t have it.

Stimulus $$ is running out. At that, only 12 cents for every 1 dollar went into anything that ‘stimulates’ business.

We see examples everywhere of wholesale looting of accounts, bribery, backsheesh, gun running, emptying of treasuries, stealing.....

And compromise ‘bills’ will back date ‘cuts’ in favor of front-loading taxes. In FIVE YEARS, we will be on the books over $21 trillion in debt.

They’re going to sell off the US, its resources and treasure. Simultaneously, they’ll kill the aged, infirm, disabled and unborn.


Psalm 18

God the Sovereign Savior

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David The Servant of the Lord, Who Spoke to the Lord The Words of This Song on the Day that the Lord Delivered Him from the Hand of All His Enemies and from the Hand of Saul. And He Said:
1 I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
4 The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled;
The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken,
Because He was angry.
8 Smoke went up from His nostrils,
And devouring fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With darkness under His feet.
10 And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
He flew upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness His secret place;
His canopy around Him was dark waters
And thick clouds of the skies.
12 From the brightness before Him,
His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe,
Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.
15 Then the channels of the sea were seen,
The foundations of the world were uncovered
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.


21 posted on 07/21/2011 11:12:15 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

OK, lets play the democrats game. They always make the statement that Bush was “stupid” for cutting taxes during a war. “Who DOES that?” they ask. Well, what sense does it make to cut defense during THREE wars, then?


22 posted on 07/21/2011 11:32:48 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: i88schwartz
Tax, spend and cut the Military. Same old, same old.
23 posted on 07/21/2011 11:46:12 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: Iron Munro

Very few welfare leeches have empty bellies. Fat asses need to make feeding their kids first a priority instead of stuffing themselves. And stop breeding like rabbits when they can’t support them!


24 posted on 07/22/2011 2:45:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: icwhatudo

some of the free food they already get in a brown bag

Maybe the brown bag isnt covered for purchase with food stamps./s


25 posted on 07/22/2011 3:17:51 AM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: Oldexpat
Who’s picture is on a $3 food stamp?

That's easy. Matthew Lesko.

26 posted on 07/22/2011 3:30:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: i88schwartz

51% pay no tax and he gives them food stamps?.His mind must be in a constant LSD event.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 3:30:41 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: i88schwartz
“Mr. President, November 2012 is not very far away” – Rick Perry

Time for Perry

28 posted on 07/22/2011 3:38:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Oldexpat
Trivia question. Who’s picture is on a $3 food stamp?

Barney Frank?

29 posted on 07/22/2011 3:44:44 AM PDT by bobzeetwin
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To: i88schwartz

Send illegals home and much of our problem will be solved.


30 posted on 07/22/2011 3:46:23 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: i88schwartz

I have hatred in my heart for this communist traitor.


31 posted on 07/22/2011 3:50:17 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: i88schwartz

I agree.....let’s close the Air Force golf courses in DC area


32 posted on 07/22/2011 5:13:06 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: i88schwartz

Express Scripts buys Medco, just more ways to screw the retired over 65 Military out of their promised health care. ES is a Witch to deal with as is, once it becomes the single provider it will be even worse.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Express-Scripts-buying-Medco-apf-2744067741.html?x=0


33 posted on 07/22/2011 6:53:50 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS, NO ROMNEY, NO RINOS in 2012!)
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To: eyedigress

and drug test, and test to see if they are legal US Citizens. If only 1 is, only that one sees help. Rest are on their own.


34 posted on 07/22/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS, NO ROMNEY, NO RINOS in 2012!)
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To: Iron Munro

commodities are now a few tins of fruits and veggies, mostly old frail seniors, in my area has tripled under the liar in chief.


35 posted on 07/22/2011 6:57:06 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS, NO ROMNEY, NO RINOS in 2012!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Much of what DOD spends is 45+ years of political donor palm greasing, ditto for any program, especially Medicare.

We are retired Military, they just repaved a good commissary parking lot on a Tue, when foot traffic of the old is high, it’s closed on Mon. Made a lot of people sick from the smell, did a poor job of it, it is in worst shape than before the repaving.

Yet we have those very heavy walk through doors, that now need to be pushed open remaining unfixed.

Repaving the parking lot was a waste of $$ it had another 5 years in it. Wasn’t even damaged in the May ‘10 flood.


36 posted on 07/22/2011 7:02:40 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS, NO ROMNEY, NO RINOS in 2012!)
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To: GailA
Let me very clear that I recognize there is a great deal of waste in DOD spending. I support cuts in Defense spending. I support cuts everywhere.

My problem is that plenty of politicians on both sides of the aisle will come up with 10 areas in which we should cut the budget -- and 9 of them will be in Defense.

Fine. Cut defense. Tell me stories about parking lots. Tell me horror stories about weapons programs. Fine. Cut it.

But that's so easy to say. Everyone says it. Everyone always says it.

Now -- Talk about the harder places to cut. If a politician won't talk about SS, Medicare, Education, DHS, EPA, USDA, etc -- if the only place they can think of to cut spending is Defense -- then they are NOT interested in cutting spending. All they REALLY want to do is weaken the country.

At least to some extent, when the GOP talks about cutting Defense spending, they are attempting to be fiscally responsible.
When the Democrats talk about cutting Defense spending, they are not thinking about the money. Democrats don't care about that. Democrats just hate soldiers.

37 posted on 07/22/2011 7:17:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: i88schwartz

If he wants to cut defense spending, how about stop creating new wars in the Middle East using our blood and treasure to make those countries safe for Sharia Law.


38 posted on 07/22/2011 8:54:29 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: MtnClimber

Lefties actually believe the world is a safe enough place to not require a strong American military. They’re wrong in the same way they’d be wrong to cut their car insurance because they hadn’t had an accident in several years.


39 posted on 07/22/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (if there were a little more of me around we'd all be better off.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks i88schwartz.
"A lot of the spending cuts that we're making should be around areas like defense spending as opposed to food stamps," President [Zero] told in an interview with NPR.
NPR should be completely defunded, common defense is a federal responsibility.


40 posted on 07/22/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Personal Responsibility

More like - “we don’t need the armed guards at the door of the bank anymore because we haven’t ever been robbed”.


41 posted on 07/22/2011 9:23:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Defense, SS, Medicare/Caid will have to be cut severely in order for the Republic to survive. No other programs/entitlements come close to spending as much as those three. Both repubs and dems know this.

Just wish Obama wasnt the one to do it.


42 posted on 07/22/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: SunkenCiv

What does our current policy of world policing have to do with “common defense?” Here’s a weird concept for you: let’s bring home the troops AND defund NPR.


43 posted on 07/22/2011 9:25:56 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Soothesayer9

Well said...except Obama won’t be the won to do it. By throwing out false dichotomies of “food stamps” versus “defense” he is jerking the chains of both his base and conservatives. Our proper answer should be, as you say, sure, Mr. President, let’s cut both the welfare and warfare state. THAT would force him on the defensive for once.


44 posted on 07/22/2011 9:28:12 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: ClearCase_guy
Fine. Cut defense. Tell me stories about parking lots. Tell me horror stories about weapons programs. Fine. Cut it.

Trivial stuff. The main factor which is feeding our bloated and unsustainable Pentagon (a more word than "defense") budget is our effort to police the world. That costs a trillion per year! Let's close down the bases we now have in 120 countries and we can save some real money. If we combine that with cuts in entitlements we can easily balance the budget in a single year.

45 posted on 07/22/2011 9:31:50 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: ClearCase_guy
Fine. Cut defense. Tell me stories about parking lots. Tell me horror stories about weapons programs. Fine. Cut it.

Trivial stuff. The main factor which is feeding our bloated and unsustainable Pentagon (a more apt word than "defense") budget is our effort to police the world. That costs a trillion per year! Let's close down the bases we now have in 120 countries and we can save some real money. If we combine that with cuts in entitlements we can easily balance the budget in a single year.

46 posted on 07/22/2011 9:32:03 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: icwhatudo

Don’t you know that Moosechelle is going to solve that problem by shaming and forcing grocery stores to open new stores in those dreaded food desert areas that her entitlement class peeps have created. They will now have grocery stores within walking distance that they can go to to do their shoplifting instead of having to take a bus to do it. So even if they do pack a brown bag lunch we will be paying for it anyway in the form of higher prices at our grocery stores.


47 posted on 07/22/2011 9:37:15 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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48 posted on 07/22/2011 9:38:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: kcvl
The women breed like rabbits to get that monthly check...they've made an occupation out of birthin’ babies and cashing checks for their “labor.”

What low lives these people are....mentally and morally bereft, and they like it that way. They are a useless drain on society. They are used by politicians, the revruns in their churches, and as long as they can live off being used, dat ok.

Responsible black people in this society, do something about this cancer in your communities. Take it back to a time when women and men courted in preparation for choosing a partner for MARRIAGE, a time when you SHAMED a man or woman who had a baby out of wedlock, a time when you VALUED education and the WORK ETHIC, and made sure your child attended school and made good grades, a time when you DISCIPLINED your child and allowed no back talk, no bad behavior, when you taught your children respect for elders, each other and the laws of civil society, a time when you took your children to church on Sunday, taught them the Ten Commandments, and how they applied to their daily living.

Responsible black people, you have work to do, and God help us all if you fail.

49 posted on 07/22/2011 9:46:53 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Iron Munro

“Since taking office Obama has added an additional 12 million people to the Food Stamp program, an increase of 28% for a record total of 44 million.”

How very true. In addition, folks already on Food Stamps have had their taxpayer-paid government handout increased a lot.

As a triage interviewer for a local food bank. I have seen a tremendous increase in the amount of Food Stamps people get. Typical example: household with three family members (mom and two kids), two years ago: $156/month. Today (no change in household): $309/month.

Gotta keep the government slaves satisfied so they will continue to vote for socialists.

Plus there’s a lot of fraud with Food Stamps. I’ve heard of Food Stamp recipients buying steaks at the grocery store and selling the steaks to their neighbors.


50 posted on 07/22/2011 9:55:10 AM PDT by upchuck (No increase PERIOD! Hope & Change = Ball & Chain)
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