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Ryan Reveals Romney Plan To Replace Defense Spending Cuts With Food Stamp Cuts
TBI ^ | 8-23-2012 | Brian Beutler

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 don’t fix it in the lame duck is to fix it retroactively once a new session of Congress takes place,” Paul Ryan, Romney’s 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 they’ll advance the GOP’s plan and use the budget process to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

Video below:(click to the site to see the video)

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defense; foodstamps; politics; sequestion

1 posted on 08/23/2012 2:20:59 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
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 lazy, worthless Americans.

Fixed the first sentence.
2 posted on 08/23/2012 2:22:15 PM PDT by jb729
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To: blam
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.

I smell B.S.

And a slime job............

3 posted on 08/23/2012 2:24:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: blam

food stamp cuts may lose votes. maybe save that for after the election.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Osage Orange

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.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 2:27:48 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Yellow journalism is the new normal.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 2:31:14 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: blam

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


7 posted on 08/23/2012 2:31:32 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Osage Orange; blam

” I smell B.S.

And a slime job............ “

Big time.

No pol with a lick of sense would hand this to Obama : )


8 posted on 08/23/2012 2:32:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dalebert

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.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 2:37:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: blam

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.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 2:38:04 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: blam

Pathetic presstitutes! They really are desperate.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: blam
If the majority of Americans living in all 50 states are either overweight or obese, why do we even have a food stamp program?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/156707/Majority-Overweight-Obese-States.aspx

12 posted on 08/23/2012 2:44:11 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: blam

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.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 2:45:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 2:47:47 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: cripplecreek

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.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 2:51:16 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: blam
"for needy Americans"


16 posted on 08/23/2012 2:51:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: moonshot925

If they aren’t willing to cut that “drop in the bucket” only a moron would believe they’ll make real cuts.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: blam

Romney doesn’t have the backbone for a plan like this. Ryan either.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: cripplecreek

19 posted on 08/23/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jb729

The next thing should be to repeal every friggin

thing that Obombo has enacted


20 posted on 08/23/2012 3:02:05 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: cripplecreek
You really think they are going to cut "food stamps"....

You really believe this?

21 posted on 08/23/2012 3:19:24 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: blam

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.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: blam

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.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 3:32:53 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Osage Orange
You really think they are going to cut "food stamps"....

No I don't. In fact I think the greed of the full time welfare class can be used against the democrats.
24 posted on 08/23/2012 3:36:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: blam

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.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 3:41:56 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Sooth2222

If the majority of Americans living in all 50 states are either overweight or obese, why do we even have a food stamp program?
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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.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: blam
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?

The agreement, entitled the Budget Control Act,[1] passed the House on August 1, 2011 by a vote of 269–161; 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for it, while 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against it.[13]

The Senate passed the agreement on August 2, 2011 by a vote of 74–26; seven Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against it.[20]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_Control_Act_of_2011#House_vote

27 posted on 08/23/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: blam

For the record, Todd Akin voted AGAINST the bill creating the automatic defense cuts. Paul Ryan voted FOR it.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 3:49:26 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: jb729
... cuts to food stamps and other programs for lazy, worthless Americans.

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.

29 posted on 08/23/2012 3:57:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 74 days away.)
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To: moonshot925

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.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 3:58:44 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: All; blam
Ryan Reveals Romney Plan To Replace Defense Spending Cuts With Food Stamp Cuts

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.

31 posted on 08/23/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 74 days away.)
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To: blam

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 won’t need food stamps).

2) If there are defense cuts, I’ll probably lose my job (so I’ll need the food stamps).


32 posted on 08/23/2012 4:21:45 PM PDT by Charge Carrier
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To: moonshot925

“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.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 4:27:37 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: JediJones

“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.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 4:29:26 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: blam

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.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 4:42:27 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: greatvikingone
Yellow journalism is the new normal.

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.

36 posted on 08/23/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Stealth Ninja
"We inherited a financial disaster. The last administration lost $5.5 trillion dollars due to catastrophic, reckless spending of money we do not have. The only way we can save this country from bankruptcy is to repeal all of Obama's out of control federal spending across the board back to 2008 levels. If we don't, the dollar will crash and the US no longer exist as we know it. "

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.

37 posted on 08/23/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT by Stealth Ninja
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