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Oops! Rick Perry wants to cut $5 trillion -- from $3.7 trillion budget
nydailynews.com ^ | 12/17/2011 | NINA MANDELL

Posted on 12/17/2011 3:34:11 PM PST by TBBT

Slip is just latest of many in Texas governor's run for the Presidency

Rick Perry made another slip on Saturday when he pledged to cut a whopping $5 trillion from President Barack Obama's proposed budget - a number which is $1.3 million higher than Obama's total budget, CBS News reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bs; hitpiece; perry; spinspinspin
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This will never stop. It makes Rick a risky bet for the general.
1 posted on 12/17/2011 3:34:12 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Actually, to me, that’s not a slip. That’s a promise!


2 posted on 12/17/2011 3:36:50 PM PST by LS
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To: TBBT
Perry is using real numbers, 0bama is using cooked numbers.

Perry probably is about right...

3 posted on 12/17/2011 3:37:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TBBT

You know, if he actually could do that, *I’d* support him.

Of course, what he may have meant is that he’d cut $5 trillion over the course of a number of years, as budgetary cuts are often figured in Washington, but the article, for whatever reason, isn’t making that apparent.


4 posted on 12/17/2011 3:37:41 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: TBBT

Looks like the idiot writer and editor could use a math lesson. 1.3 million?


5 posted on 12/17/2011 3:38:05 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: TBBT

Like Santorum, Perry probably means over the course of his term or some other set period.

It’s highly unlikely he means in the first year.


6 posted on 12/17/2011 3:38:18 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: TBBT

All Republican candidates will be attacked for every word.

But no discussion of our first gay, Kenyan, illegal immigrant, Marxist, Muslim, traitorous, dunce in Chief.


7 posted on 12/17/2011 3:39:03 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: TBBT
The difference is probably because Rick Perry is a mean spirited Republican who intends to only provide federal funds for 50 of the 57 states.
8 posted on 12/17/2011 3:39:24 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: TBBT

I am pretty sure he was talking about over 10 years.


9 posted on 12/17/2011 3:39:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TBBT

Hey, if he can figure out a way to cut $5 Trillion don’t stop him. The Dems have for years found ways to spend more than we take in. Why not try it the other way for once?


10 posted on 12/17/2011 3:39:56 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: TBBT

Big deal. Newt Gingrich wants to keep slamming people into houses they can’t afford on the taxpayerzs dime, he wants to continue ethanol subsidies and force an unconstitutional individual mandate to buy insurance on free people.


11 posted on 12/17/2011 3:40:20 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: TBBT

$5 trillion works for me.


12 posted on 12/17/2011 3:40:20 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: TBBT

Big deal. Newt Gingrich wants to keep slamming people into houses they can’t afford on the taxpayers dime, he wants to continue ethanol subsidies and force an unconstitutional individual mandate to buy insurance on free people.


13 posted on 12/17/2011 3:40:31 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: TBBT

1.5 million out of 5 trillion is a rounding error!

Man they want Perry’s hide bad!


14 posted on 12/17/2011 3:41:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT
This will never stop. It makes Rick a risky bet for the general.

Especially since he's done such a lousy job as chief executive of Texas, right?

15 posted on 12/17/2011 3:42:08 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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1.5 million out of 5 trillion is a rounding error!

Man they want Perry’s hide bad!

http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html


16 posted on 12/17/2011 3:44:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

Good grief, panties in a wad over “gaffes’ Is this all the press can do? Are they so far removed from thoughtful analysis that “gaffes’ are they only things they can comprehend?

No wonder the process is so flawed. So while these idiots focus on “gay marriage” or 30 second gaps in a response, Rome burns and Obama and Holder et al go on their merry ways.


17 posted on 12/17/2011 3:45:16 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: TBBT

What a pathetic hit piece.


18 posted on 12/17/2011 3:46:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

I’m for that!


19 posted on 12/17/2011 3:46:50 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBBT

Rebates! Works for me.


20 posted on 12/17/2011 3:46:57 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, our spending needs to be more than just trimmed. It needs to be seriously and permanently circumcised.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 3:47:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

You might notice that the media never finds similar “gaffes” coming from the democrats.

Curious how that works.


22 posted on 12/17/2011 3:48:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: liberty or death
Looks like the idiot writer and editor could use a math lesson. 1.3 million?

Seriously... Where are the editors?

23 posted on 12/17/2011 3:48:50 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: TBBT; xzins
a number which is $1.3 million higher than Obama's total budget,

People who criticize other people's math skills should try not to be off by a factor of 1,000,000 themselves.

24 posted on 12/17/2011 3:49:09 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: A_Former_Democrat; mylife

They’re coming up short with new ways to paint a guy who plays Beethoven at home to relax as ‘stupid’.

I hope Perry passes a piano somewhere in his Iowa stops this month.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 3:49:17 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Red Dog #1

I hope he remembers to fund the corpsemen


26 posted on 12/17/2011 3:51:08 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: TBBT

“Perry was referring to what he has calculated to be the cumulative difference over seven fiscal years between his budget plan and President Obama’s, Katherine Cesinger, a spokeswoman for the campaign said after the event. It would be accomplished through spending cuts, she said.”

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/17/rick-perry-says-hes-going-cut-obama%E2%80%99s-5-trillion-budget-problem-is-its-only-3-7-trillion/


27 posted on 12/17/2011 3:51:11 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TBBT

It is surprising to see someone who has been in executive public office for so long make mistakes like this.


28 posted on 12/17/2011 3:52:14 PM PST by garjog
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Whoever wins the nomination is going to have to win back all the voters Perry has turned off to the Republican Party by making us look bad with his embarrassing gaffes.

Thanks Perry!


29 posted on 12/17/2011 3:53:44 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://tinyurl.com/boj2xhv)
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To: txhurl

I thought the Texas rube was “No count”

I don’t understand why they are so fixated with him. /s


30 posted on 12/17/2011 3:54:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Why are people so intimidated by a 10%er?


31 posted on 12/17/2011 3:57:12 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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Good! That’ll be 1.3 trillion that can be used to pay down the debt.

Do that for 15 years and our combined debt is eliminated.

:-P


32 posted on 12/17/2011 3:57:19 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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You bet, it is a good thing that the news media is letting us know what is going on, after hearing this you can bet i will vote for Obama.


33 posted on 12/17/2011 3:57:26 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: Kandy Atz
Repub: Cut five trillion over ten years
Dem: Ok, we'll let you cut Five if we can spend Ten
Repub: Well by golly we have a deal, see how bipartisan we are



34 posted on 12/17/2011 3:57:59 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: txhurl

Amazing isn’t it?


35 posted on 12/17/2011 3:58:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

Ok with me...


36 posted on 12/17/2011 3:59:52 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: mylife

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.


37 posted on 12/17/2011 4:00:24 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: TBBT

If Washington cuts 5 Trillion from a 3.7 Trillion budget, we’ll only spend 4 trillion more that year than the previous. Using WashMath.


38 posted on 12/17/2011 4:03:02 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: txhurl

I’ll say this for Perry, He ain’t a quitter.

Newtster took the weekend off didn’t he?


39 posted on 12/17/2011 4:03:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: liberty or death

Looks like the idiot writer and editor could use a math lesson. 1.3 million?


Rick Perry made another slip on Saturday when he pledged to cut a whopping $5 trillion from President Barack Obama’s proposed budget - a number which is $1.3 million higher than Obama’s total budget, CBS News reported.

Yeah, if they can make a slip like that you would think that they might apologize to Rick Perry.


40 posted on 12/17/2011 4:04:50 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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Why? No one else has.
Bachmann didn’t.
Cain didn’t.


41 posted on 12/17/2011 4:06:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

When talking about aggregate budget cuts, the standard timeframe is over the course of 10 years. For folks immersed in actual policy issues, this is a given, an unspoken assumption.

Only a liar or an ignorant neophyte would say otherwise.


42 posted on 12/17/2011 4:11:35 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: mylife

Next they’ll try to spin it as ‘Perry too poor to be President’.

His pilots make more than he does, for cryin out loud.


43 posted on 12/17/2011 4:13:31 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: sitetest

Good post.


44 posted on 12/17/2011 4:14:19 PM PST by Chasaway ( Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: txhurl

LoL!


45 posted on 12/17/2011 4:17:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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“This will never stop. It makes Rick a risky bet for the general. “

But math is haaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrd...for some of us.


46 posted on 12/17/2011 4:19:55 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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“I am pretty sure he was talking about over 10 years.”

Then he should have said it, instead of using the number that some handler programmed into him.


47 posted on 12/17/2011 4:21:03 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: facedown

“Perry was referring to what he has calculated to be the cumulative difference over seven fiscal years between his budget plan and President Obama’s, Katherine Cesinger, a spokeswoman for the campaign said after the event. It would be accomplished through spending cuts, she said.”


Just as i thought, Perry did not make a mistake at all, but the article criticizing him did, 1.5 million?

They are scared to death of both Perry and bauchman and will do anything to make them look bad, we know what they are and that is socialists, so we had better put into office the ones they hate the most, i will not be like Hanity and Rush although i am on the same side they are,( i think )i will say who i am for and that is the ones the news media is most against. Perry for president.


48 posted on 12/17/2011 4:21:03 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: ravenwolf

The lamestream media isn’t going to get the opportunity to get between Perry and the people he’s visiting and asking to approve and support his plans.


49 posted on 12/17/2011 4:24:47 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Never on my watch
Seriously... Where are the editors?

On the left.

50 posted on 12/17/2011 4:51:43 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Make America Great Again--Perry 2012)
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