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Old 12-02-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Originally Posted by middle-aged mom View Post
And yet, a Republican majority is not standing up and demanding cuts to the welfare programs, that tick off the man on the street. Why is this?"
Neither side is going to tick off that man on the street.
And we all know why.

60% of the budget is for entitlement programs.
And it's only going to get worse.

We are running out of money to hand out to people.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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The republicans made and off a long time ago with that they were willing to do in the house with their budget proposal.
Ancient history baby. Where's their counter now?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So... where is the Republican plan to cut them, and what does it intend to cut?
No one is going to cut those programs.
But those programs are increasing in cost each year by double digits.

There's no Dem plan either.


Face it..we're running out of money to hand out to people.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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You're asking republicans to either agree to dissolve the country or else.
Don't be stupid. Nobody is asking any such thing. For god's sake man, come back down out of your frustrated addlepation and try arguing the reality rather than some foaming fantasy.

We have not been asking "where is the Republican surrender."

We have been asking where is the Republican counter?

And you are whirling like a dervish to defend a vacuum.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Or, we could thank the Republicans for finally forcing us into austerity because we can't cut spending on our own accord.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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We are running out of money to hand out to people.
So where is the Republican counter?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Or, we could thank the Republicans for finally forcing us into austerity because we can't cut spending on our own accord.
Such thanks will be thin coming as they will from the depths of a deep economic depression.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So where is the Republican counter?
No one is proposing cuts to the means tested programs..NO ONE.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Such thanks will be thin coming as they will from the depths of a deep economic depression.
It's global my friend. Europe is not doing much better. One by one the countries are succumbing to high debt and passing austerity measures. France is the latest one.

Greece is the canary in the coal mine here. I'm keeping tabs on Greece.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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So where is the Republican counter?
I've noted that you have asked this question of several member, time and time again. You'll not receive a straight answer from them because the answer is as hollow as they are, they have nothing to counter-offer with. GOP is for revenue increases, but probably through programs cuts, not through increased taxation. Even Reagan and Daddy Bush recognized the need to raise taxes to keep the government operating. This breed of GOP is being steered from the rear of the bus by the tea party, that is my conclusion. Boehner is afraid of Cantor, the tea party infil-traitors, and McConnell. Talk about gutless, sheesh.
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