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Boxer: ‘Absolutely No Way We’re Going to Cut Spending’
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 3, 2014 - 11:23 AM | Eric Scheiner

Posted on 03/03/2014 10:16:30 AM PST by Olog-hai

While discussing federal spending and transportation funding, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said “there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending.”

Boxer was discussing the Highway Trust Fund with members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington on Feb. 26th, when she addressed various tax increases that may be used to raise money for the program.

“I don’t see support for raising the gas tax and there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending, so it’s going to have to be a creative way to fund this in reality,” Boxer said. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; debt; federalspending; fiscalcliff; gastax; highways; liberalagenda; roads; spendingcuts; stimulus; transportation; trustfund
Right . . . private-sector ownership/operation and funding via tolls is just out of the question, of course?
1 posted on 03/03/2014 10:16:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If I recall, the $80B was supposed to deal with infrastructure/shovel ready jobs. Obviously it didn’t go to the highways.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 10:20:07 AM PST by falcon99
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To: Olog-hai

If I recall, the $80B was supposed to deal with infrastructure/shovel ready jobs. Obviously it didn’t go to the highways.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 10:20:08 AM PST by falcon99
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To: Olog-hai

If I recall, the $80B was supposed to deal with infrastructure/shovel ready jobs. Obviously it didn’t go to the highways.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 10:20:09 AM PST by falcon99
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To: Olog-hai

elite liberals need to pay more taxes and if the GOPe is going to be so feckless and treacherous they need to pay them too.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 10:20:29 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: Olog-hai

Let have Babs write a check.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 10:20:32 AM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: falcon99

That is our babbling bab’s folks.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 10:20:36 AM PST by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s the kind of deal agreed to by Paul Ryan and Patty Murray, so no wonder Boxer can be so sure of herself. Of course, the Defense Dept. will be cut massively, but there will be plenty of special interest spending to lap that up.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 10:21:13 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: falcon99

You can say that again!


9 posted on 03/03/2014 10:24:49 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Olog-hai

Here’s a ‘creative way’ Boxer is looking at:
http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fuel-smarts/news/story/2014/02/fet-exemption-for-glider-kitted-trucks-might-end-irs-indicates.aspx

The Internal Revenue Service is casting its eyes on the growing glider-kitting business and seems set to begin collecting the 12% federal excise tax that most of the vehicles have been exempt from.
The National Truck Equipment Association and the National Trailer Dealers Association have each issued an alert to members, warning those in the glider business that they might soon have to begin collecting the FET from customers. The alerts stem from a recent IRS letter saying that its previous guidance should no longer be followed


10 posted on 03/03/2014 10:25:07 AM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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11 posted on 03/03/2014 10:27:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Olog-hai

party of no


12 posted on 03/03/2014 10:28:09 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: falcon99
"If I recall, the $80B was supposed to deal with infrastructure/shovel ready jobs. Obviously it didn’t go to the highways."

Actually, you are misremembering. It was $800 billion.

A hundred billion here, a hundred billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money! It's a travesty that so much of it was misspent.

13 posted on 03/03/2014 10:28:58 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Olog-hai

The EXEMPT, hated (weighed and found wanting) US CONGRESS
wants more money for their jets, and their own LUXURY.

Should they be denied? Have they EVER been?


14 posted on 03/03/2014 10:32:57 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: edcoil

She would be amusing if she didn’t have any power.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 10:33:03 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai
"there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending"

The lib motto, it should be under the Jackass symbol.

The Democrat party

"There is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending!"

16 posted on 03/03/2014 10:33:24 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Aw, c’mon. It wasn’t ALL wasted. We did get a really cool shrimp treadmill out of the deal. :-)


17 posted on 03/03/2014 10:34:18 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Brainless Babs, dear, why don’t you just introduce legislation for what you really want? Do away with all money, and force the peons to cater to all of your desires. After all, they should be happy providing you your luxury lifestyle—as long as you feed them enough gruel and water, and keep them in heated barns—right?

Isn’t that what socialism is all about? The very few live in luxury, at the expense of the masses?


18 posted on 03/03/2014 10:37:50 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Olog-hai
...so it’s going to have to be a creative way to fund this in reality


19 posted on 03/03/2014 10:40:05 AM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai
Cutting spending would cut her skim.

No way is that happening.

20 posted on 03/03/2014 10:46:14 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: DaveyB
Sell Detroit to Canada.

Isn't that a form of brazen aggression?
21 posted on 03/03/2014 10:50:59 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If they say and MEAN “absolutely”, then make them eat their words when it comes NOT CUTTING MILITARY EXPESNES.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 10:52:14 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Olog-hai

That’s right! She never cut her personal spending when she was writing all those “hot” checks on the run away HOUSE BANK!!! Anyone remember that???


23 posted on 03/03/2014 10:54:01 AM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Boxer could always try stripping.
I don’t think it will help but it would get her working for the first time in her life.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 11:02:18 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Olog-hai
Dear California,

Please retire this wench.

Thanks,

The Rest of America

25 posted on 03/03/2014 11:06:13 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Olog-hai
"creative way to fund this in reality"

Double super secret tax.....

26 posted on 03/03/2014 11:31:33 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Olog-hai

“a creative way to fund this”

That is Communist parlance for higher taxes on those that still have money.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 3:28:37 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Ah, what’s $720B among friends


28 posted on 03/03/2014 6:24:52 PM PST by falcon99
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t worry, Babs. Obama and Hagel have your back.


29 posted on 03/03/2014 6:28:53 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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