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Pelosi says 'the cupboard is bare' ["There's no more cuts to make."]
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Posted on 09/22/2013 7:46:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi says 'the cupboard is bare'

By ELIZABETH TITUS | 9/22/13 9:35 AM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that while deficit reduction is a laudable goal, there are precious few spending cuts left to negotiate in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.

"The cupboard is bare," the California Democrat said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "There's no more cuts to make."

"We all want to reduce the deficit," she added. "Put everything on the table, review it, but you cannot have any more cuts just for the sake of cuts. Right now you’re taking trophies."

Pelosi said raising the debt ceiling is "an issue that really shouldn’t be a conversation," defending President Barack Obama's record on deficit reduction so far.

She blasted House Republicans who eye reductions to entitlement funding and took aim at them on a budget strategy tied to defunding Obamacare that she said amounts to them as "legislative arsonists."

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


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And so is her head.........
1 posted on 09/22/2013 7:46:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

NO Kidding.

I do no think they can get rid of all of the duplicate programs within the US government. I believe it was was Sen. Coburn who wrote a report about all the duplicate programs that could be eliminated. I think there are over 40 job training programs as a beginning.


2 posted on 09/22/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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To: Sub-Driver

Bela Pelosi as Old Mother Hubbard...

BOFFO BOXOFFICE

developing......


3 posted on 09/22/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her head may be empty, but not bare. (Which is a sight that one would not wish to see anyhow.)


5 posted on 09/22/2013 7:51:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: MeshugeMikey

My grandfather head of the School board said in his budget for school in 1921 was Coal, Chalk, and the TEachers Salary. People took turns giving the school teacher room and board. Nothing else was in the budget. Surely Nancy Pelosi can find something to cut. If not, we´ve elected a LOT of totally stupid people.


6 posted on 09/22/2013 7:51:28 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a penny to cut anywhere? I’d write more, but it’s not nice to make fun of the mentally ill.


7 posted on 09/22/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Eliminate the Department of Education and the EPA.

That should save a few billion — AND make things better for America.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jsanders2001

Sure there are...Ping golf club sets, 100M vacations, country club fees, etc...


9 posted on 09/22/2013 7:51:52 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver

10 posted on 09/22/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
Separate SWAT teams for some 73 different departments.
Does not seem cost effective.
Nanzi is the wrong person to look for cost cuts, she can only see opportunities to spend more.

11 posted on 09/22/2013 7:52:33 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sub-Driver

The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president. Start there Nancy.


12 posted on 09/22/2013 7:53:40 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Eric Roelfsema

Sure, get rid of all the government handouts.

But BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS. We have sent far too many jobs to China where no American workers are helped at all.

Just saying.

Bring back American jobs.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 7:54:01 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, look what I found behind the bottles of vodka. Several bureaucracies armed to the teeth like mini militaries.

Why don't we get rid of those. We'll never use them.

14 posted on 09/22/2013 7:55:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We all want to reduce the deficit,” she added”

A classic example of what my dad always called a bald faced lie.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, the Dept of Ed could get rid of its SWAT Teams.


16 posted on 09/22/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: BenLurkin
Eliminate the:

DHS
DHHS
HUD
IRS
USPS
MediCaid
Dept of Labor

We can come up with a ton of them.

17 posted on 09/22/2013 7:57:58 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nope, that $1 trillion she and Imam Obama are spending on extra entitlements and that $85 billion/month they are bribing the stock market with aren’t needless spending...they’ve cut it to the bone....hahahahahahahaha


18 posted on 09/22/2013 7:58:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Post Office is one of the few things which the OCN situation calls for the Federal government to do.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 7:58:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Granny Pelosi is displaying the unmistakeable symptoms of dementia. More private sector jobs means more tax money, Nancy. Private sector jobs PRODUCE tax money. Government jobs CONSUME tax money. The Democrats don’t automatically love government jobs. They like having control, and they can control the top people in government agencies. They don’t have that same level of control over people running private sector companies. Democrats never do any self-examination and they are convinced that they are smarter than everyone else.


20 posted on 09/22/2013 7:58:56 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

How about her throat.
kidding.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 7:59:34 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: csmusaret

How about we cut their salaries and benefits for starters, the move on to the outlandish number of support staff Moooooooooochelle has, moving on to odumbo’s “zar” list, and a $100,000/year “dog handler”, etc. I’m certain I could name many many more items that CAN BE cut.

Give me chance and I’ll show her what CAN/SHOULD be cut.


22 posted on 09/22/2013 8:01:04 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Texas Eagle

They’ll be used.


23 posted on 09/22/2013 8:01:38 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Where’s my chainsaw...

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/

FUNP


24 posted on 09/22/2013 8:02:24 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t lose sight of the ball here. This F..k..g moonbat was absent from the media stage for almost a year. Few comments, no public exposure. She is now out there representing his majesty’s interests in the house to undermine any support for cutting the budget by keeping her menions who bestoyed upon her minority leader role.

Meanwhile, keep an eye on the three monte card dealer in chief. He is looking to change the conversation which is slowly slipping away on Obamacare support by the senate. He may look to start up Syria again or begin another round of the gun control debate. This guy is slippery as an eel when he has his handlers dream up these things for him. Thinking on his feet is not a strong point.


25 posted on 09/22/2013 8:02:33 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Can not one single elected Republican raise his voice to challenge the nonsense that issues from this shrew's mouth?

The people of this country who actually work for a living essentially have no representation in Washington. We have benchwarmers. The Democrats are playing for keeps.

26 posted on 09/22/2013 8:02:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No more agricultural subsidies.

No more foreign aid.

Just cutting those two could almost balance the budget right there, I’ll bet, and that doesn’t even touch Medicare or pensions.


27 posted on 09/22/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

http://www.usdebtclock.org

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

FUNP


28 posted on 09/22/2013 8:03:47 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: BenLurkin
Post Office is one of the few things which the OCN situation calls for the Federal government to do.

Deliver unwanted junk mail?

29 posted on 09/22/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: Sub-Driver
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that while deficit reduction is a laudable goal, there are precious few spending cuts left to negotiate in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.

BS!

Eliminate all federal government entities, activities, and laws outside of those authorized by We The People in the Constitution. Not only will the national debt vanish, but our economy will come roaring back generating massive revenue.

Then repeal the 16th Amendment to rein in an out-of-control IRS and repeal the 17th amendment restoring the Several States' proper role and rights in the republic.

But the first cuts we need to make are cutting the traitors out of the federal government!

30 posted on 09/22/2013 8:05:45 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: freedomfiter2
That's right. I forgot about all the armed bureaucrats who choked the tiny town of Chicken, Alaska to "investigate" possible violations of The Clean Water Act.

EPA Defends Raid On Chicken, Alaska

31 posted on 09/22/2013 8:06:13 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rovenstinez

stupid theyre not CRAZY....quite possibly

they want MORE....

they assume that taking from the rest of us to give to the “poor” makes them more saintly..


32 posted on 09/22/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy..... Start with Zero care, the EITC, food stamp cuts and tougher rules for getting it..

Cut aid to countries that hate us to 0.00 look at aid to countries that don’t for adjustments down.

Oh, and how bout a pay cut for all our elected idiots like you Nancy?


33 posted on 09/22/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: canuck_conservative

Stay out of casinos. You’re bets are way off.


34 posted on 09/22/2013 8:16:49 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Sub-Driver

how about some of that waste and fraud they told us they were going to find and cut

or some of those “wasteful or outdated program that have outlived their usefulness” that Obama said he preferred to cut?

Does she think ANYONE is stupid enough to believe they could only cut 0.083% of the spending?


35 posted on 09/22/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“There’s no more cuts to make.”

Translate: “We can’t afford to lose anymore support. Obama’s dithering has some of the base shaking now. Let’s hold on to what we have.”


36 posted on 09/22/2013 8:19:10 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Sub-Driver

We can make this rhetoric work FOR us.

People will see that nothing happens when the government shuts down.

The communists will then have tipped their hand.


37 posted on 09/22/2013 8:23:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: PGalt

Oh come on, we CANNOT survive without...

http://www.arctic.gov/


38 posted on 09/22/2013 8:27:59 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama said the US could not give out of money as long as they keep printing it. If you stop sending all of it out of the country, we will have plenty. Get rid of all the government agencies that regulate anything. Sell your airplanes, unused government buildings and equipment, give Nevada back its land, and do the simple job you were elected to do. Protect our borders and handle international disputes. Period.


39 posted on 09/22/2013 8:29:02 AM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: Texas Eagle

40 posted on 09/22/2013 8:32:23 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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"There's no more cuts to make."

Like hell - all that foreign aid stuff has got to stop.

41 posted on 09/22/2013 8:42:59 AM PDT by grobdriver
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"The cupboard is bare,"...

AS usual, Pelousi gets it backward. When the cupboard is bare, there is nothing left "to spend!!.

42 posted on 09/22/2013 8:48:16 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s about time for them to give themselves another pay raise.


43 posted on 09/22/2013 8:56:30 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Go home Nancy back to Callyland. We the tax payers will be glad to pay for just one more government aircraft flight for just you. Like the countless flights you have stiffed us for at commercial dollar if you even paid at all. Save us this money and the aggravation of being exposed to your idiocracy.


44 posted on 09/22/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

these people are backwards.

NOT spending money you don’t have is being a deadbeat?


45 posted on 09/22/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

What “STRETCH”Is Trying To Say Is Their Is NO MORE MONEY TO PI$$ AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


46 posted on 09/22/2013 9:21:04 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Sub-Driver

They fought to get Obamacare subsidies for Congress and their staff. Is she telling us they let the poor inner-city children go hungry so Congress and their staff could have cheap health care?


47 posted on 09/22/2013 9:26:07 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wish we all could run our households that way!!

....borrow more of somebody else money so we can live large forever...GEEZ....It ain't rocket science...What could go wrong??

48 posted on 09/22/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: blueunicorn6
Private sector jobs PRODUCE tax money. Government jobs CONSUME tax money. <<<< Well said!

IT'S THAT SIMPLE!!.....They're always talking about RAISING revenue.....but when you try to explain that to a liberal.....their eyes glaze over and their brains stop functioning.....Try it!....I'm not kidding...

49 posted on 09/22/2013 9:50:20 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Sub-Driver
Bernie Mac teaches Republicans how to negotiate budget cuts.
50 posted on 09/22/2013 9:56:51 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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