No free lunch in Republican budget

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    The Republicans have a problem: Their budget promises don’t add up. They’ve committed to new tax cuts. They’ve proposed spending more on defense. They’ve promised they won’t change retirement programs for the current generation of seniors. But they’ve also promised to cut the deficit, and fast.

    That’s left them with one option: deep cuts to programs for the poor. That’s what you see in the Ryan budget. It’s the basis for the Romney budget. It’s what Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul and Rick Santorum have proposed. But there’s a problem with that, too. Cutting programs for the poor isn’t popular. So Republicans have come up with a solution: Don’t call them “cuts.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin.../09/gIQANrRx6S_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop
     
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    So what does it mean "deep cuts for the poor" specifically?
     
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    "So in the Romney and Ryan proposals, the grants to states would grow much more slowly."

    Only to a tax and spend Democrat does a reduction in the projected rate of future increases mean cuts.

    Why do the libs keep rerunning the same lies and deception?
     
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    Because they have nothing new. No plans. Look at the O/P. Libbies think free stuff is a right.
     
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    We need to remember the Presidents own words on taxes. Higher taxes have nothing to do with balancing budgets or paying for programs. Higher taxes are about fairness. He wants the rich to have less. Period.
     
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    How do you all define "rich?"
     
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    Since we are not the ones wanting to take money away from the "rich" or anyone else - what difference does it make?

    "Rich" is a term used by people like Obama, the Democrats, libs, and you in particular, that like to divide people up into to categories so that one group can be pitted against another.

    You know - kind of like the way that you put different people into a group that you call "trash".
     
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    To the average liberal, "rich" usually means anyone who earns more money than I do.

    By that token, maybe we should double, maybe triple, tax every member of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, don't you think? :thumbsup:
     
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    No free lunch? Too bad.

    Let's take away free breakfast and dinner too!
     

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