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GOP plan to cut our way to fiscal stability lacks necessary balance Early on March 23, the U.S. Senate approved a budget for 2014, the first by the Senate in four years. The budget calls for about $1 trillion of tax increases and about $875 billion in spending cuts over the next 10 years. The spending cuts come from reduction in federal health care programs, domestic and military spending and reduced interest on borrowed money. ...


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Phils2008
April 1, 2013
4:59 a.m.

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Terry, maybe some fairy dust will fix our budget problems but that's as ridiculous as your Obama talking points. More money has never been the answer to fixing any of Washingtons problems. The fraud, waste and abuse of the money we already pay is overwhelming. Democrats refuse to implement anything to fix that and only spend their time devising new ways to steal more of what the working man makes. If you would just open your eyes, you would see they are only interested in plans that get them votes not fixing problems,lowering taxes or cutting spending. We just had an election that disproves your theory that most Americans are not freeloaders. Democrats, have worked diligently to create a freeloader society and have finally gotten us to the 50% point that ensures their continued electability. You must be living under a rock!

muggy
April 1, 2013
7:01 a.m.

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Hey Terry. Remember Obama's "one-time" stimulus package of spending in 2009? It was $800 billion dollars. It was going to be the shot-in-the-arm to "stimulate" our moribund economy. We had "shovel-ready" projects lined up. We had Joe Biden going around the country talking about "Stimulus Summer." All those road signs highlighted the myriad construction projects (only 6% of the stimulus went to this, but I digress), courtesy of the heralded Stimulus package. Unemployment would shoot up above 8% if we didn't do it! (never mind that it has stayed at that level) That supposed "one-time" expenditure is embedded in the baseline spending of the Federal budget. How about removing the $800 billion dollars from the budget? What do you think Terry? How about we tackled the $125 billion dollars in waste, fraud, abuse, and duplicate services identified by the Congressional Budget Office? What's your answer? Typical leftist: RAISE TAXES. REALLY?

wmarincic
April 1, 2013
8:36 a.m.

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Terry Amrhein When I consider all of the money I pay out in tax and fees including property, phones, cable, gasoline, store, excise on food and whatever else, I pay probably 70% of my income. As a maker as opposed to a taker, I'm NOT willing to pay more taxes.

BILLK518
April 1, 2013
4:56 p.m.

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Phils2008,muggy, wmarincic.

Typical radical Republican gibberish.
The actions begun in the later days of the Bush and expanded by the Obama administration saved the country from a major depression. In the 1930's the unemployment reached 25%. We didn't fully recover until the spending stimulus provided by the expenditures for WW2.

wmarincic
April 1, 2013
5:04 p.m.

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OK BILLK518 go waste your money and leave mine alone. Typical liberal socialist gibberish.

Phils2008
April 2, 2013
6:08 a.m.

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billk528, typical liberal spin. You no more know we were saved from a depression anymore then you know Obama saved or created a billion jobs. Fact is Obama's mere presence in and abuse of the White House has spread or created more depression then the reign of the other worst President in the history of this country, Jimmy Carter.
He is by far the laziest most corrupt self serving person we could have in there at a time of great need. Golfing, Vacations, Parties, thats all he's about. While people suffer he lines his pockets and exhausts himself on the perks of office. If you werent one of the 50% free loadering, you just might care. He is doing what all Socialist leaders do, play and gorge on the working man.

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