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Old 11-17-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Since it's doesn't seem to matter, then cut it.
You could cut it, but to assume that cutting $146 million, which is the budget of the NEA, is going to make a dent in 9 trillion is extremely ignorant. Do you have any idea how small 146 million is compared to 9 trillion?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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You could cut it, but to assume that cutting $146 million, which is the budget of the NEA, is going to make a dent in 9 trillion is extremely ignorant. Do you have any idea how small 146 million is compared to 9 trillion?
Obviously all those little $146 million budgets were able to be gathered up to find the $9 Trillion in cuts. Every little bit eventually adds up to be a significant savings.

I do want to thank you for illustrating so well why with liberal leadership of Reid in the Senate no meaningful cuts have been made.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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From you link, cut the National Endowment for the Arts. LOL, What a joke, yeah, that's going to make a difference.
traditionally, "patrons of the arts" funded this kind of thing. There is no reason why government should. I did not read the whole thing yet (I'm at work) but so far, I am in agreement.

Can't wait to see what it says about welfare and food stamps.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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"Imagine a plan that cuts, caps, and balances federal spending without raising taxes; that gives future generations control over their own retirement security; and that lifts the massive debt burden from our children's shoulders so they can know the American dream of ever-higher freedom and prosperity. And on top of all that, imagine that it's a serious, credible, plan generated by the grassroots. This is that plan,"
Imagine living in a plutocratic third world country with crumbling roads, limited access to healthcare, privatized infrastructure, no mass-transit, rampant inflation, choking pollution, few workers rights, and limited economic mobility. Just imagine!

Imagine thinking you should use a guillotin to remove that wart on your nose.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Yes, the Tea Party has a plan of its own to cut $9 Trillion from the federal budget. Rep. King explains the extensive list :

What's In Tea Party's Spending Plan? - Fox News Video - Fox News

Exclusive: Tea Party Would Cut $9 Trillion - US News and World Report

36 page report here:

http://blogs.freedomworks.org/files/TeaPartyBudget.pdf
the tea party now has the plan to do what no one esle will
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Skinny...this is exactly how companies, big and small, and families handle their budget cuts. Yes, big cuts matter, but a favorite ancient Chinese torture, killing tactic was death by a thousand cuts.

So, all of these programs that won't make any difference wind up being one of the thousand cuts. So, you want to go ahead and do it, or shall we begin cutting?

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You could cut it, but to assume that cutting $146 million, which is the budget of the NEA, is going to make a dent in 9 trillion is extremely ignorant. Do you have any idea how small 146 million is compared to 9 trillion?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Great idea. Lease Yellowstone and Yosemite parks to Disney inc.

What the TPeers don't seem to realize is in this economy debt is the money and the currency are just tokens. Without debt there is no money and no economy. No economy and everyone but congress critters and their owners are starving in the streets and freezing in the dark.

In the longer term I hope they try it. After about three months we wouldn’t have to wory about conservatives for several decades. That would be very satisfying.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Mr. Mon said all that needs saying. Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Obama will be on the stump soon, in front of his Media crooners, stating that Republicans haven't given him one idea on how to help our budget.

He will be on CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC and the rest. The Liberal's will hear him say that Republicans are obstructionists and don't offer any ideas.

The sheep will believe him.


And Harry Reid won't pick up any proposal from the House - ever.

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I love it, we should do it immediately.

*Cutting graduate medical education grants for training new docs, awesome.
*Keeping professional payments to docs at 2011 levels as inflation creeps up, awesome.
*Get rid of safety regulations on transportation and roads, awesome.
*Get rid of food, water, and air regulations...perfect.
*Get rid of the clean up going on in superfund sites, excellent.
*Increase retirement ages...A+.
*Get rid of mass transit and rail lines (including fright right of ways), we don't need any of that.
*Get rid of 50% of public lands and national parks, and open everything to natural resource exploitation...we don't need parks or monuments.
*Cut all federal pay by 10%, great. We don't need bright people in government...just a warm body.
*Cut education, perfect. Making people educated is decidedly wrong.
*Tighten disability, excellent. We don't need to be taking care of people who lost the genetic lottery or get injured.
*Block level grants to states for medicaid...no need to take into account inflation, the really sick will just die after awhile when no one can afford treatment.
*Repeal health care for everyone, perfect again. If you need health care and work doesn't provide it, you should die quickly and cost effectively.
*Get rid of farm subsidies, perfect. We can have all the food produce by big agri-business or outsourced to China where it's cheaper.
*Reduce welfare, perfect. We don't need to be paying people who aren't making enough.
*No cost of living adjustments for federal workers, of course. Inflation doesn't affect federal workers at all.
*Sell off the gold in Fort Knox, perfect. Get rid of that shiney metal we have.
*Keep the Bush Tax Cuts, A+. Millionaires can't afford to live without that cuts, compared to those at the poverty level.
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