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White House doubles down on vow Obama won't agree to more spending cuts
FoxNews ^ | July 28, 2013 | FoxNews

Posted on 07/28/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by Innovative

The Obama administration dug in Sunday on its vow to reject proposed spending cuts by congressional Republicans in upcoming budget talks, but declined to say whether the president would veto their proposals or allow a government shutdown.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told “Fox News Sunday” that President Obama will neither sign government funding bills that slash domestic spending nor negotiate with Republicans over spending cuts to reduce the federal debt limit.

He also said the president was not going to accept a budget in which domestic spending is further cut to soften the blow to Defense spending.

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Those on the government dole are his major constituents and he wants to keep them, who cares about those who are paying taxes to fund them.

And we wouldn't possibly want to eliminate funding for such "important" programs such as a "raisin reserve"?! (/sarc)

Why Does The United States Government Need A "Raisin Reserve?"

1 posted on 07/28/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Obama: There is no government waste.


2 posted on 07/28/2013 11:46:13 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Innovative

I thought the House “doled” out money. Where did the _resident derive this authority?


3 posted on 07/28/2013 11:47:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Innovative

shut it down


4 posted on 07/28/2013 11:51:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: onedoug

Call the bast%rds bluff. Put him in a position he can NEVER wiggle out of as he has done sooooooooo many time previously.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 11:52:51 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Innovative

The boy can’t help himself. He loves being able to spend other people’s money and get away with it.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 11:56:39 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: Innovative
The _resident told us he didn't agree with sequester, (after he said he did), so I'm baffled where he ever agreed to spending cuts.

Until recently he was running in excess of $1 trillion dollar per year deficits.  Some years he ran in excess of $1.5 trillion in deficits.  The economy limping along has turned things around a bit, but that was only because things were so bad at one point, there wasn't much place to go but up, then many people have fallen off unemployment and other benefits too.

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7 posted on 07/28/2013 11:57:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Innovative

The last chance for the GOP is the Obamacare vote tied the the CR. If the leadersheep fails Cruz, Paul, et al., they are finished.


8 posted on 07/28/2013 11:58:40 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Innovative

I don’t believe that congress has the balls or intellect to call his bluff/threat.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 12:02:53 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Innovative

Read his lips, “More new taxes”.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 12:04:59 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Innovative

Federal entitlements are driving this spending growth, having increased from less than half of total federal outlays just 20 years ago to nearly 62 percent in 2012. Three major programs—Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—dominate in size and growth, soaking up about 44 percent of the budget. All three programs are growing faster than inflation, and—when joined with $1.7 trillion in new Obamacare spending—will drain about 18.5 percent of the nation’s total economic output by mid-century. Because that is about the historical annual average of total federal tax revenue, it means all other government programs—national defense, veterans health care, transportation, federal law enforcement, and others—would effectively have to be financed on borrowed money.

Other entitlements continue growing as well. Anti-poverty programs have surged by 49 percent in just the past decade, even after adjusting for inflation. Spending for food stamps alone has more than tripled since 2002. Health programs, including Medicaid, have increased by 38 percent, and housing assistance by 48 percent.

Although these entitlement programs have dominated the government’s spending growth, discretionary spending—spending authorized by annual appropriations bills—also has grown by 40 percent more than inflation, to $1.289 trillion. Spending on non-defense programs has grown 29 percent. These outlays peaked in 2010 due to the stimulus bill, but remain 7 percent higher than their pre-stimulus level of 2008.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/10/federal-spending-by-the-numbers-2012


11 posted on 07/28/2013 12:06:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Innovative

Obama behaves like any other socialist that obtains power. Government only expands and is never curtailed. There is no fundamental appreciation how real wealth is created or the value those who generate the wealth.Long term effects of policies, programs and regulations are never considered. Economies stagnate, contract and living standards decline. It happens virtually every time anywhere the Left comes to power.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 12:07:21 PM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale
How about spending cuts to Illegal (Undocumented Democratic) Aliens? Like stopping the EITC tax credits for them and all the exemptions to their nieces and Nephews in Mexico City (and other countries) flowing out of our treasury to the tune of Billions of dollars?

How about it Democrats? Oh, that's how you buy votes isn't it?

13 posted on 07/28/2013 12:11:23 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Innovative

What if the government shut down and no one noticed?

I guess we will never find out.

But just imagine the heat the Dims would get from the gimme crowd. It would be fun.


14 posted on 07/28/2013 12:15:07 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Innovative
Obama knows his economy is a total failure, and its agenda cannot be sustained financially. So what does he do? He forces the HOR Republicans to stand firm, or look like useless wimps and cave. Then he bullies enough of them to cave so he gets his way. Then they still get blamed for the mess because everybody sees that they have neither integrity nor conviction. And the 'pubs will lose, because nobody likes useless wimps.

What's the answer? Stand up to Obama, and stand togerher. They just had a chance to do so by voting down NSA spying on US citizens, and they couldn't even get that one right.....and that's with a lot of democratic votes.

15 posted on 07/28/2013 12:18:35 PM PDT by grania
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To: Innovative

If Obama cannot buy votes with our money he is done for and he knows it.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 12:21:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Innovative

Methinks she doth protest too much?


17 posted on 07/28/2013 12:21:11 PM PDT by expat2
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To: grania
Obama knows his economy is a total failure, and its agenda cannot be sustained financially.

Sorry, but that's exactly backweird. America-hating President You Didn't Build That's goal is to bring the American economy to its knees. I'm sure he's deeply pleased with the progress he and the rest of the "progressive" oligarchy have been making.

18 posted on 07/28/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: allendale

Is that Obama or GWB you’re referring to?


19 posted on 07/28/2013 12:23:25 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Innovative

Eliminate all welfare programs including food stamps!!!

Let the poor die!


20 posted on 07/28/2013 12:25:12 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Venturer

He wouldn’t want to possibly curtail welfare fraud...

NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3048227/posts


21 posted on 07/28/2013 12:26:24 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Liz

Pinging you because I posted a link to your post:

NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3048227/posts

See post 21 on this thread.


22 posted on 07/28/2013 12:27:44 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Standing Wolf

BINGO: and you said it so much better than I could have. Would just add that the Repubs are totally in on this save a very few. They hold the purse strings and haven’t used that power to defund/withhold $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$ since our PINO took office. Boehner, Cantor, Ryan are right there leading the way to Hell with Barry laughing all the while.


23 posted on 07/28/2013 12:28:13 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“What if the government shut down and no one noticed?”

In 1920 nobody would have noticed. But now everything is government funded and manned. Airports, security, roads, countless university programs. People would notice. But, it won’t happen. (It might be good if it did happen, but people would die. Hospitals would indeed stop running. Power would get cut off.) Government has a controlling thumb on practically everything.

What we need is a surgical removal of the cancerous government from the body politic. We can do this without killing the patient (us.) But it would take will power and it would damage (MSM would make certain) whoever does it. There would be riots as they turned off the Obama phones and cancelled the EBT cards.


24 posted on 07/28/2013 12:48:35 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Innovative

Can we get the GOP surrender over now so we can try and enjoy the holiday season?


25 posted on 07/28/2013 12:59:54 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Innovative

Your spending more money than you have, but wont stop spending and the way to fix that is give you more money?

No fixin Stupid.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 1:01:04 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Progov

It’ll never happen.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Innovative

Big government has worked so well under Clinton, Bush and Obama ... /sarc

See charts.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/obamas-economy-is-far-stronger-than-5-years-ago-fairytale-but-tied-the-room-together/


28 posted on 07/28/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Innovative

Food stamps are a hugh waste of taxpayer dollars with the current system. It needs major revision:

- Stamps are only good for food from a grocery store. Not a fast food joint, not a corner convenience store.

- Limit the types of food stamps can be used for. This would be new. Eliminate all junk food.

I’m really tired of folks checking out at the grocery with their EBT card and their basket is piled high with potato chips, every kind of snack cake you can imagine, pretzels, candy. Absolute junk food.

The amount of money the gvt spends on food stamps doesn’t necessarily have to be reduced. But what can be bought with stamps can be changed.


29 posted on 07/28/2013 1:22:11 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Standing Wolf

I agree with you. It’s the Republicans in the HOR and US Senate, those pulling the strings at the RNC and even on the Supreme Court that I’m disgusted with. They’ve had it in their power to stop Obama’s agenda. Instead, they take turns screwing us over so none of them can be blamed for everything.


30 posted on 07/28/2013 1:30:25 PM PDT by grania
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To: Innovative

I want either less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it.


31 posted on 07/28/2013 1:53:34 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Innovative

he’s becoming more and more irrelavent


32 posted on 07/28/2013 3:10:23 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Innovative

Can someone please explain to me how we can be threatened by our elected government? Why doesn’t someone with enough cojones to standup to the RAT prepuces and say “not only NO, but Hell NO”, Are we as conservatives that spineless that we let some myopic POS tell us that 0bama will veto any GOP backed spending cuts? Someone in the tea party and or conservative movement needs to make a stand against these RAT a$$holes and put them back in their place. If not will the last conservative to leave the USA please turn out the lights.


33 posted on 07/28/2013 3:16:26 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from 0bama and his band of a$$hats's fatigue!)
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To: dalereed

Exactly!!!


34 posted on 07/28/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from 0bama and his band of a$$hats's fatigue!)
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To: Progov

I agree. Mr. Lew says that under no circumstances can you shut the government down. So he just said what they can’t stand, that they will do anything to avoid shutting down the government.

It is congress’s job to appropriate the money. If they decide they don’t want to do it then it is Obama’s decision to shut the government if the congress won’t pass his spending choices and he refuses to sign that bill.

It takes conviction and you have to not go wobbly but that is the choice for Obama


35 posted on 07/28/2013 4:28:57 PM PDT by Helotes
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The media said the republicans would have hell to pay if the sequester went through. It hasn’t happened. But, they still will cave.


36 posted on 07/28/2013 6:56:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"What if the government shut down and no one noticed? I guess we will never find out."

Actually we did find out when the Republicans were blamed back in the Clinton years for shutting down the Fedgov, which was actually Clinton's refusal to sign the appropriations bill. Guess what? Nothing of consequence happened. We all went on with our daily lives and didn't even notice. SHUT IT DOWN AGAIN!

As a friend and I talked earlier, it's time the States just say enough! No one, not even Obama, has the nerve to attack the States if they don't play along, and the States are starting to realize it, especially since the USSC ruling that the Fedgov can no longer with hold money if the States don't play by Fedgov rules. The only thing positive to come out of the Obamacare stupid tax ruling. It was a HUGE States' Rights benefit.

STATES' RIGHTS!
Fight for those Rights as guaranteed in the 9th and 10th Amendments! Contact Your Governors and State Legislatures!

Want a REAL cause to work for rather than some politician who will change course once in DC? Contact your State Governor and Legislature and tell them your tired of Fedgov intrusion. Tell them you want State sovereignty as guaranteed by the US Constitution Amendments.

37 posted on 07/29/2013 12:52:15 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Innovative
"Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told “Fox News Sunday” that President Obama will neither sign government funding bills that slash domestic spending nor negotiate with Republicans over spending cuts to reduce the federal debt limit. He also said the president was not going to accept a budget in which domestic spending is further cut to soften the blow to Defense spending."

I sometimes believe I am reading the Marxist Manifesto when reading Obama's henchmen. The man is simply a socialist/communist who is looking to lesson America's position in the World. He grew up with communists, was educated by communists, and now is trying to push communism on our great nation. I couldn't hate this man any more. And yes, I get to say the word "hate". It is a human emotion and in my Republic, you are still free to hate or hold in disdain, as long as you don't act on it. So, FU Sotero.

38 posted on 07/29/2013 1:00:43 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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