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Pelosi: “Very Little” Gov’t Left If Spending Cuts are Matched with Debt-Limit Increase
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 03/22/2013 12:54:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said if a debt limit increase is matched with federal spending cuts later this year, there will be “very little” of the “public space” left.

During a Thursday press conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi was asked about Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) who said any increase in the debt limit when it is met this August should be accompanied with “dollar for dollar” spending cuts.

“Yes, that’s what the Speaker says, and that is certainly in keeping with the anti-government ideologues that are in his caucus,” Pelosi said. “If you keep cutting investments in the future that way in order to do something that should be pro forma here to pass the debt limit, this shouldn’t even be this kind of a debate.” …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; liberalagenda; pelosi; spendingcuts
So total-government-dependence welfare with no chance of going back to work is an “investment”? In what, chaos?

The government is not in the business of making “investments”. The LORD rebuke Pelosi for this word-twisting.

1 posted on 03/22/2013 12:54:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Get rid of Fed Govt.. leave it ste each individual State (and local constituents)... what is the problem ;)


2 posted on 03/22/2013 12:56:04 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Olog-hai

DELUSIONAL OLD HAG.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 12:56:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai
Well that just means the federal government is INCABABLE Of running itself.

If they can't function without Trillions of over-spending then they are beyond repair and need to be dismantled and their functions sent back to the States.

4 posted on 03/22/2013 12:57:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Olog-hai

Okay, Nancy, your point is...?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 12:58:09 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Olog-hai

How come the only way we can find out what Boehner says is for the Media to go to Nancy Pelosi and ask her about it.

The media ignores Boehner.

The Media is owned and operated by Democrats.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 12:58:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

She’s so full of shiite, the white’s of her eyes are turning brown.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 1:05:36 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Olog-hai
In finance, investment is putting money into something with the expectation of gain.

In government, spending tax money to reward political supporters or family members is graft.

8 posted on 03/22/2013 1:06:54 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Olog-hai

and....?


9 posted on 03/22/2013 1:07:38 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

i love FReeper responses.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 1:08:04 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Olog-hai
"...if a debt limit increase is matched with federal spending cuts later this year, there will be “very little” of the “public space” left..."

I don't have a clue what this moron is talking about. That's OK though 'cause she doesn't either.

If she's trying to say what I think she's trying to say, I can't find a downside here.

11 posted on 03/22/2013 1:12:55 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Olog-hai

I WISH a cut in the increase of spending (Washington NEVER “cuts” anything - both parties included) WOULD truly lead to less government.

What a delusional old C (rhymes with runt).


12 posted on 03/22/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Olog-hai; All

On the other hand, Congess is slowly being forced back into its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited power cage which Pelosi and other lawmakers have sworn to protect and defend.

In fact, military concerns aside, Pelosi’s primary Section 8 duty is to help keep the mail moving in compliance with Clause 7 of Section 8.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 1:15:15 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Olog-hai
“If you keep cutting investments in the future that way in order to do something

Libtards either don't know the difference between a true investment by businessmen and capitalists and consumption expenditure by the government, or they are manipulating the language as a nefarious political ploy to deceive and confuse the public.

14 posted on 03/22/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Olog-hai
Pelosi: “Very Little” Gov’t Left If Spending Cuts are Matched with Debt-Limit Increase

That's the idea you stupid old hag.

15 posted on 03/22/2013 1:17:13 PM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

Nancy, are you serious? Are you serious?


16 posted on 03/22/2013 1:18:28 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thus says a senile old woman with a bachelors in political science. Only in the Democratic Party and our leftist media would someone as unfit and unqualified as Pelosi be taken seriously.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 1:19:11 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Olog-hai
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said if a debt limit increase is matched with federal spending cuts later this year, there will be “very little” of the “public space” left.

The state run media worship of all things RAT is unparalleled.

18 posted on 03/22/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Seriously, I’m waiting for her to finish her thought.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 1:21:48 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Fledermaus

Dear employer, please cut my wages the same way congress cuts federal spending.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 1:24:18 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Olog-hai
“If you keep cutting investments in the future that way in order to do something that should be pro forma here to pass the debt limit, this shouldn’t even be this kind of a debate.” …

I know she lives in her own little Dem world and speaks dem-speak, but she is not even coherent anymore.

21 posted on 03/22/2013 1:30:52 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Olog-hai
"Very little" is still almost four trillion dollars a year. There will be Congressional aides starving in the street at that level of austerity.
22 posted on 03/22/2013 1:33:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Olog-hai

The federal budget is $3.7 trillion. Most of these “cuts” will come from the rate of growth. And the result is that we will have “very little government” left. Its not only this old hag — everyone in Washington is living in a complete Fantasyland.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 1:38:12 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: Olog-hai

Nancy, come over to my house. It’s a very nice neighborhood with 1 acre yards and professional people all about. Lots of nature and woods and stuff like that. The birds are incredible. We have crows and brown banded owls and even wood thrushes. Paradise. But what’s been bothering me is the birds I thought were hawks turned out to be black vultures. On any day there may be anywhere from 2 to 20 of them drifting above. Are they your friends?


24 posted on 03/22/2013 1:44:14 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Olog-hai

Other wise Nancy Pelosi quotes:

“Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs”

“But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it...”

“I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies they are about to face.”


25 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai
“Yes, that’s what the Speaker says, and that is certainly in keeping with the anti-government ideologues that are in his caucus,”

I wonder if Pelosi can name the two evil anti-freedom communists most responsible for our anti-government values. Considering one of them authored ObamaCare and the other signed it into law, that shouldn't be hard even for her.

26 posted on 03/22/2013 2:03:18 PM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Mr. K

Look at this list of Federal Agencies and explain to me why we need this much government. I would copy and paste but I might damage JimRobs new server.
Agencies Found 429 https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies


27 posted on 03/22/2013 2:25:00 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Olog-hai

no loss


28 posted on 03/22/2013 3:04:50 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Olog-hai

So to Pelosi, the government is the only “public space”.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 3:32:14 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Olog-hai

More focus needs to be put on the DEBT SERVICE rather than just the debt itself and the deficit - not that either of those should be downplayed in importance - but the debt service is one of the huge consequences of high debt. The debt service is going to gobble up more and more of our budget every year if the debt does not cease to grow and start being reduced - which even a deficit of $1 makes worse. The insincerity of the left could be demonstrated by the fact they amounted so much debt that less and less money is available to spend on actual programs and needs and simply goes to the enormous compounding interest from our tens of trillions of debt.

Spain is example of how they are trying to cut spending to stop the downward spiral they are now in due to way too much debt - but the cuts are not able to benefit them to bring down the debt as they get gobbled up by the debt service, and so the downward spiral continues, needed even deeper and more drastic cuts to try to outpace it to reverse the trend.


30 posted on 03/22/2013 3:43:33 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: The_Reader_David

Remember, to her any single red cent you get to keep in your paycheck is a government expenditure because it wasn’t taken as a tax.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 3:44:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Olog-hai
“Yes, that’s what the Speaker says, and that is certainly in keeping with the anti-government ideologues that are in his caucus,” Pelosi said.

Does anyone make an 'anti-government ideologue' t-shirt?

32 posted on 03/22/2013 3:45:21 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

If you find one, let me know! :) I want!


33 posted on 03/22/2013 3:47:02 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: JPG

Ha! Nancy gives a whole new meaning to Wtf doesn’t she?


34 posted on 03/23/2013 3:39:53 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey Nancy, get out of our House, you moron.


35 posted on 03/23/2013 3:48:47 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Doogle
DELUSIONAL OLD HAG.

Ok, she's really not delusional. She's just putting out what has been an ongoing Dem spin/propaganda point that assumes any cuts will come out of discretionary spending, rather than entitlements.

Under that premise, she's correct (or at least close to correct ...) SocSec/Medicare/Medicaid make up the vast majority of government spending. If those are left untouched, and the cuts come out of discretionary (esp while preserving most of the military/intelligence budget - try to google "Non-Defense Discretionary Spending" ... it's such a widespread term that you'll only get as far as "non-def" before google finishes the string for you) there's going to be very little left over for the government to "spend".

On things like cow fart studies. Or why Lesbians are fat. You know, the things that really matter ...
36 posted on 03/23/2013 4:38:33 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Olog-hai

Cutting back to the levels of spending we had in 2005... just 8 years ago... would balance the budget. Exactly how many new departments since then, Ms Pelosi??


37 posted on 03/23/2013 4:45:45 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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