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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 youre taking trophies."
Pelosi said raising the debt ceiling is "an issue that really shouldnt 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."
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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.
Bela Pelosi as Old Mother Hubbard...
Her head may be empty, but not bare. (Which is a sight that one would not wish to see anyhow.)
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.
Not a penny to cut anywhere? I’d write more, but it’s not nice to make fun of the mentally ill.
Eliminate the Department of Education and the EPA.
That should save a few billion — AND make things better for America.
Sure there are...Ping golf club sets, 100M vacations, country club fees, etc...
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.
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.
Bring back American jobs.
Why don't we get rid of those. We'll never use them.
“We all want to reduce the deficit,” she added”
A classic example of what my dad always called a bald faced lie.
Well, the Dept of Ed could get rid of its SWAT Teams.
Dept of Labor
We can come up with a ton of them.
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
Post Office is one of the few things which the OCN situation calls for the Federal government to do.
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.
How about her throat.
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.
They’ll be used.
Where’s my chainsaw...
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.
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.
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.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
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.
Deliver unwanted junk mail?
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!
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..
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?
Stay out of casinos. You’re bets are way off.
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?
“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.”
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.
Oh come on, we CANNOT survive without...
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.
Like hell - all that foreign aid stuff has got to stop.
AS usual, Pelousi gets it backward. When the cupboard is bare, there is nothing left "to spend!!.
It’s about time for them to give themselves another pay raise.
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.
these people are backwards.
NOT spending money you don’t have is being a deadbeat?
What “STRETCH”Is Trying To Say Is Their Is NO MORE MONEY TO PI$$ AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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?
....borrow more of somebody else money so we can live large forever...GEEZ....It ain't rocket science...What could go wrong??
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...