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Old 03-08-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget - TheHill.com

To be shot down by obstructionist liberals unfortunately who don't have a plan of their own.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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More than 1000 days without passing a budget.....even as the GOP has tried in vein to get Harry Reid and Dems to tackle the issue without success.

Another reason why Congressional Democrats should be looked upon as pond scum.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget - TheHill.com

To be shot down by obstructionist liberals unfortunately who don't have a plan of their own.
There is a plan that is being executed. It's just not in this country's best interest.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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I agree, show the 5 year balanced budget plan that Democrats have as a contrast.

I think it would be tax tax tax tax tax; something like that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: West Egg
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Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget - TheHill.com

To be shot down by obstructionist liberals unfortunately who don't have a plan of their own.
From your link:
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The plan would repeal the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
McConnell to skip healthcare reform repeal votes until after election - TheHill.com
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told his colleagues this week that he does not want to vote again on repealing President Obama’s healthcare reform law until after the November elections.
Uh huh, it's all the liberals fault ...

Tell you what -- get your act together and at least elect a Republican caucus that can select a leader who will do what you want. Because as long as the leader of the Senate GOP Caucus won't push for the repeal of the healthcare reform law, all your whining and sniveling about liberals is pathetic and laughable ...
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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McConnell to skip healthcare reform repeal votes until after election - TheHill.com


Uh huh, it's all the liberals fault ...

Tell you what -- get your act together and at least elect a Republican caucus that can select a leader who will do what you want. Because as long as the leader of the Senate GOP Caucus won't push for the repeal of the healthcare reform law, all your whining and sniveling about liberals is pathetic and laughable ...
The reason he has to wait until after the election is that he doesn't have the votes in the democrat senate Plus, the idiot in the White House would veto it anyway
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget - TheHill.com

To be shot down by obstructionist liberals unfortunately who don't have a plan of their own.
The party of ideas will be turned away by the party of no
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget - TheHill.com

To be shot down by obstructionist liberals unfortunately who don't have a plan of their own.
You know there are GOP peeps involved in that vote too right? It's not just Libs who reject this but Conservs do too.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Interesting. SSA is capped at the first $106,000 in income and is "potentially" going broke because of the mass boomer retirees soon to hit it. I say potentially because if congress didn't keep borrowing from it, then the SSA may look healthier financially.

so the solution is to raise the retirement age? what does this do? well it (1) assumes more people will die before actually drawing on the bennies paid for in SSA taxes, (2) may result in people working longer well into their late 60's maybe early 70's, and (3) require people to draw down their other retirement accounts before they are eligible for SSA. Wow sounds great, sign me up.

2nd solution, index the SSA benefit based on income? sounds a lot like income redistribution.

here's a better deal - take the massive lump sum hit, pay everyone back their contributions, and let us invest them as we see fit.


next up is to eliminate departments. let's start with TSA. one simple word why the private sector does not want the security responsibility...are you ready....LIABILITY. unless you want to give the private sector a blank check to charge whatever they want to run security @ airports, etc and strip a citizen's right to due process if the private sector screws up, this will never happen.

But guess which agency takes no hit? DOD. wow cuz having the largest military in the world and spending the most on defense really makes us safe doesn't it? especially when you consider that 24 of the next 26 largest militaries combined both in size and spending are our allies....

how's about we stop protecting Europe, South Korea and Japan. bring those troops home. reopen the small bases around the country and protect our borders. want to talk about reinvigorating the American economy and the DOD savings could then be plowed into infrastructure projects.

here's another - instead of taxes, let the US gov't profit more from all the R&D work it funds that develops marketable products.

so many options but such limited, narrow-sightedness on cut, cut, cut and not in the places with the biggest amounts to cut
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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The lawmakers said they would turn Medicare into a premium support plan that would give seniors the same healthcare plan as members of Congress. They say this would save an estimated $1 trillion over 10 years.

“What we’re doing is telling seniors that you can have the same plan that congressmen and senators have,” DeMint said. “They get the same premium support that we do.”
I may be reading this wrong, because I like booze, but are they comparing fixed income seniors to sitting politicians making 6 figures as far as premium costs? So Senators and Congressmen are paying the same amount for HC as seniors? Not their constituents?

Someone please school me!
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