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Posted on 07/28/2011 11:39:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Well, it should be clear to all by now, that neither party is serious about cutting spending. We the people have been warning the politicians for decades that their big spending would lead us to bankruptcy. Well, guess what. We're nearly there. Obama has spent and committed more money than all of the presidents before him and now we're broke and will have problems borrowing more. Our credit rating will be hit, interest rates will rise, cost of government will soar even higher.
No matter what they say, we're in a deep recession. Millions of people unemployed. Businesses cutting back or shutting their doors. Too risky to invest or make long term plans. Too risky to expand or hire new employees. People everywhere are having to do with less, much less.
And our politicians are wringing their hands having no idea what to do about it. They're tossing one bill after another out there, but none of them do diddly squat about addressing the problem.
IT's THE SPENDING, STUPID!! And the solution is to CUT THE SPENDING, STUPID!!
CUT IT!! CUT IT DEEP!! CUT IT NOW!!
We the people have had to cut our spending, now it's time for the big spending government to cut theirs!!
It's time to shutter entire departments! It's time to cut the payroll! Cut the pensions! Cut the bennies! Strip the unconstitutional and unnecessary departments and programs!! Cut the bloated government! Bring our troops home! Abolish the EPA!! Abolish the TSA!! Abolish and shutter as many ABC departments as we possibly can!! REPEAL OBAMACARE!! ObamaCare is totally unnecessary, unwanted and unconstitutional. Pure socialist pork! REPEAL IT!! REPEAL IT NOW!!
When the government does these things, then we'll know they are serious!
Until then, a pox on the whole lot!
Call your congressional reps today and demand that they do not raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances whatsoever!! We're deep enough in debt already!! CUT THE SPENDING, DAMMIT!!
And if they refuse, vote the corrupt, big spending, business as usual bastards OUT!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
Go, TEA party!!
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Amen and amen.
I’ve been saying “IT’S THE SPENDING, STUPID” for some time now!!! Way to go, Jim.
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Preach it, Jim! Way to go!
I used to think that if the debt ceiling is not raised in the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute, the federal pigs would have to start cutting. Then I found out that Timmy tax cheat had already ‘borrowed an additional 500 billion beyond the ceiling, hiding it in an accounting procedure. We may be at the pitchforks and torches stage already.
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Yes, neither party is serious about cutting spending.
We will have to wait for the self-correction which will take place, and will be horrific.
We are conservatives, which means we have been making a huge (hugh) mistake lately. We keep telling the govt to solve this problem. As conservatives we should know govt doesn’t solve problems, it only makes them worse! We are wasting our time and words. There are few conservatives in Congress, not nearly enough to do what must be done.
Save yourselves folks, the govt is not going to save you. The politicos will not cut spending until forced from the outside, and then it will be very ugly and painful for most people. Prepare for a long period (8-10 years) of grinding hard times.
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We all have to get the message out and get folks fired up for the 2012 elections.
We need a different Congress and a new President in order to slash the size of government.
GOP primary time is RINO hunting time.
The general election is commie hunting time.
The government is too damn big!
Cut the spending, stupid!
Woo Hoo, I am finally IBTZ!
This will not happen
It’s time to shutter entire departments! It’s time to cut the payroll! Cut the pensions! Cut the bennies! Strip the unconstitutional and unnecessary departments and programs!! Cut the bloated government! Bring our troops home! Abolish the EPA!! Abolish the TSA!! Abolish and shutter as many ABC departments as we possibly can!! REPEAL OBAMACARE!! ObamaCare is totally unnecessary, unwanted and unconstitutional. Pure socialist pork! REPEAL IT!! REPEAL IT NOW!!
Boehner has sold us ALL up down the river.
We KNEW this was going to happen.
They would bring some watered down version of a bill and pass it. It will happen in the coming days. It will do NOTHING to help America.
What are we going to do about it?
New FReepathon thread bump!
Have you been following the House votes now? There was an amendment to the 2012 budget to reduce by 56M the funds for Smithsonian salaries and it was voted down and then an amendment to reduce by 11M the funds for NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) and it too was voted down.
I just don’t get it. It makes me crazy the things that are happening and by so called pubbies.
About a month ago, my hero, Dave Ramsey laid out the financial conversion of the federal budget to how it would look for the average family. My numbers may be off a bit as I am doing it from memory, but the scope is there.
Average Family, if they spent like the feds:
Annual Income: $50,000
Annual Spending: $90,000 - 180% of annual income
Existing CC bill: $330,000
Now, if this same family wanted to increase their income (raise revenues) and they patterned that after the same numbers that the dems are discussing for “taxing the rich” it would equal that family getting a second job that earns an extra income of $80 per year yes, that is eighty dollars, I did not leave of a K or anything .
But don’t worry about it, this family doesn’t have a spending problem either.
I’ve called, written and still cannot get an answer from my Conservative (or so self promoted) Jack Kingston as to where he stands... Unacceptable to say the least. As you said in your article and as I have expressed to his office and so many more you cannot spend more than you bring in so how can you support anything that allows this to continue? The silence is defeating.
Winning elections is not going to do it anymore, theres nothing we can do. The establishment has gone over to the dark side and I don’t believe there is anyone who can stop it now. Greece, here we come. If we can only manage to cut one trillion of future spending over ten years in exchange for one trillion that Obama can spend this year, then the situation is entirely hopelsss. That’s an order-of-magnitude or a 10 to 1 loss. The Republicans are throwing in the towel one by one. Even if we won all three branches, the media woulf shame them into keeping the ball rolling toward our demise. I remember when Bush had all three for awhile, we added free drugs to Medicaid and could not even cut the National Endowement of the Arts or NPR. Hopeless.
Thanks for the ping!
No. USSA here we come. The marxists are patient and the Republicans are spineless.
Cut Spending? Simple solutions confound idiots to no end, yaknow..
I give you .. ‘The BeltWay’.
No offense to BeltWay FReepers. :-)
an easy message would be lets take the 2007 budget put it on the table and vote it... for 2 years instead of one.
"A just peace includes not only civil and political rights it must encompass economic security and opportunity. For true peace is not just freedom from fear, but freedom from want."
Big FReepathon bump to that!
Go JimRob Go, take a swing at them everyday.
Fedzilla's budget in 1987 $1.8 trillion dollars
Fedzilla's budget now $3.77 trillion dollars
The problem isn't too little revenue, it's runaway spending.
Or maybe its just CUT THE STUPID, but then the halls of Congress would be all sad and empty...
According to a report in the New York Post, President Obamas White House employs 454 people with an annual cost of $37,121,463.
The administration can point to the fact that there are 15 fewer people on the payroll this year, representing a savings of $1.7 million dollars a year. (***For the record, Czars (personal search: as of 2009= 47) are excluded from this list.)
But, within those numbers are some very interesting facts worth mentioning:
Obamas 454 employees beats George W. Bushs 447.
Obamas crew also costs taxpayers $4 million dollars per year MORE than Bushs, 13% more.
Also among the current White House staffers, 21 of them are earning the maximum allowed of $172,200 (very close to what Senators and Congressmen earn)
Almost one in three makes $100k.
Amen and amen!
You are absolutely correct. You can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it OUT!!
Ignorant cajun, proof read!
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