Skip to comments.Ryan Reveals Romney Plan To Replace Defense Spending Cuts With Food Stamp Cuts
Posted on 08/23/2012 2:20:48 PM PDT by blam
Ryan Reveals Romney Plan To Replace Defense Spending Cuts With Food Stamp Cuts
Brian Beutler, TPM
August 23, 2012
If Mitt Romney wins in November, he and a Republican Congress will fast track legislation early next year to replace across the board defense cuts with cuts to food stamps and other programs for needy Americans.
In January our intention is that if we dont fix it in the lame duck is to fix it retroactively once a new session of Congress takes place, Paul Ryan, Romneys running mate, told a crowd in North Carolina Thursday, We have procedural way in the Senate to advance that legislation very quickly and get it to the next President of the United States who I believe is going to be Mitt Romney, to pass that into law and retroactively prevent that sequester from taking place in January.
Ryan was referring to legislation House Republicans passed earlier this year to avert sequestration the penalty Congress imposed on itself, on a bipartisan basis, for not reaching an agreement on more targeted legislation to reduce the deficit.
Sequestration will cause deep, abrupt cuts to both defense and non-defense programs starting early next year, and for the next 10 years, unless Congress overturns it or replaces it with other savings.
A number of high-ranking Democrats and Republicans have concluded that the election will determine how Congress avoids both the sequester and the impact of the expiring Bush tax cuts.
Ryan says if Romney wins theyll advance the GOPs plan and use the budget process to avoid a Democratic filibuster.
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I smell B.S.
And a slime job............
food stamp cuts may lose votes. maybe save that for after the election.
Agreed. This is a slime job. Ryan’s quote only points to avoiding the defense cuts. Its says nothing about where the money will come from. The food stamp lie was supplied by the reporter.
Yellow journalism is the new normal.
Business Insider should be renamed Crony Capitalist Insider. They have a long history of being shamless Obama propaganda agents. Anything they write should be considered in that light
” I smell B.S.
And a slime job............ “
No pol with a lick of sense would hand this to Obama : )
Why are republicans incapable of cutting crap like money for bike paths and a thousand other sustainability programs, and crap like the EPA. Better to ease job creation first with things like eliminating the taxes and regulation on manufacturing.
Heck we could even get the “Obama money” crowd on our side if we gave them a choice of food stamps or the EPA. Use their greed against the democrats. That crowd couldn’t care less about most of this crap. As jobs are created, many will go to work and over time we can whittle away at all but those in dire need.
the next article will be.......Romney Campaign Wants To Stop Sunshine, Smiles and Happiness for Tax Cuts For The Wealthy.
They have nothing else to run on.
Pathetic presstitutes! They really are desperate.
we could increase benefits while cutting the budget, because 70% or so stays in the bureaucracy. Romney should run on increasing benefits, lol.
There are about 70 federal assistance programs, we shold merge food stamps, HUD, AFDC, WIC, free cell phones and stuff into one monthly cash payment. Cut the bureaucracy by 75% and we could save tons even if the benefit is higher.
This will never happen, of course.
Because cutting stuff like that is a drop in the bucket.
The major budget items are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Defense.
The only way to significantly reduce the deficit or balance the budget is to cut one or all of the above.
you are right but 4 more years of Obama and their will be no turning back. bread lines and KGB dont sound too good to me.
If they aren’t willing to cut that “drop in the bucket” only a moron would believe they’ll make real cuts.
Romney doesn’t have the backbone for a plan like this. Ryan either.
The next thing should be to repeal every friggin
thing that Obombo has enacted
You really believe this?
My mother was convinced Reagan was going to do away with here SS check. Dems been doing this for decades. And the truth is very few on food stamps would vote for Romney anyway.
We need to get rid of freakin food stamps. The entire country seems to be eligible for them at this point. There is no reason that people can’t earn enough to buy food in this country.
Newt Gingrich was brilliant in savaging the whole idea that sequestration stupidity was passed in the first place. Any Republican who voted for that is fully responsible for cutting our defense budget.
If the majority of Americans living in all 50 states are either overweight or obese, why do we even have a food stamp program?
Agree with you totally. The food stamps should be allotted
to fruits, vegetables, breads, and staples of a healthy diet. If the recipients don’t want to eat healthy, they can let the stamps expire until next month. It’s time for them to eat their peas.
The agreement, entitled the Budget Control Act, passed the House on August 1, 2011 by a vote of 269161; 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for it, while 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against it.
The Senate passed the agreement on August 2, 2011 by a vote of 7426; seven Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against it.
For the record, Todd Akin voted AGAINST the bill creating the automatic defense cuts. Paul Ryan voted FOR it.
Oh look at that! You've been here two whole weeks and you're emphasizing and enhancing Democrat talking-points.
You look like a election time troll from here.
On behalf of an out of work engineer, full-time family caregivers, a firefighter, a veteran, and others forced onto these programs by Obama's economy I say this: "Lazy? Worthless? SCREW YOU."
From your arrogance and inhumanity you deserve destitution.
OOHHH I dunno,
Cutting back ALL bureaukaratz agencies by at least 50% and ending the lavish pay raises, colas, retirement bennies, and free health care for fedgov workers and putting a freeze on hiring any new ratz, would all go a long way to finding big money.
Sheesh, sorry for that long dang sentence.
First, this is TPM, TalkingPointsMemo, the notorious far left liberal bloggers.
Second, at NO TIME in the video does Ryan mention cuts to "food stamps" or other programs for the poor to offset sequestration. He mentions the bill passed the Budget Committee with UNANIMOUS BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT.
This headline is another piece of propaganda.
My friend in the defense business says:
Either way is fine with me.
1) If there are no defense cuts, I probably get to keep my job (and I wont need food stamps).
2) If there are defense cuts, Ill probably lose my job (so Ill need the food stamps).
“Because cutting stuff like that is a drop in the bucket.
The major budget items are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Defense.”
Yes and no. Stuff like Arts and bike paths are chump change. But stuff like food stamps, the EIC, ‘Education’, and Housing are real money, when considered next to the cuts in Defense.
The items you list are the big-ticket items and (other than Defense) will drive us broke. They have to be reformed, but first Defense needs to be protected - so cut the spending in the useless programs that I mentioned above, and then get on to Medicaid and Welfare Programs for the elderly.
“It’s a disgrace how many Republicans voted to put in the automatic defense cuts. How stupid did they have to be to think that Obama or the Democrats would ever agree to replace those with something else later?”
Yea, it does make one question whether the REPUBLICANS even understand the importance of national defense. It’s clear that the Dems fear it.
YOu can count on Business Insider to publish columns by stupid liberals. Nice trick here, avoiding having to link to the leftist “Talking Points Memo” site by instead linking to the TBI reprint.
That reminds me of the old joke about newspapers being black and white and "read" all over. Today they (and other lapdog media) are Commie red all over.
Do not name programs. If people complain, say you need to talk to the last administration. They should never have given away money we do not have.