Post Tagged with: "Spending Cuts"

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GOP Governor Departs From Standard Republican Rhetoric And Blames THEM For National Debt

For once, a Republican actually blames the GOP for the debt.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Those spending cuts Republicans love – and are willing to hold the country hostage to extort more of – are actually harming the economy. Graphic @ IngredientNews

While Republicans Demand Spending Cuts, Their Real Economic Harm Is Being Ignored

Those spending cuts Republicans love – and are willing to hold the country hostage to extort more of – are actually harming the economy.

by Ellen Brodsky· · News
John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

John Boehner Hopes To Get His Spending Cuts By Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage…Again

Why is Boehner again holding the debt ceiling hostage? It’s past time for him and his party to stop this type of childish ploy and actually get to work.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Conservatives Frustrated With Paul Ryan’s Same Ol’, Same Ol’, Budget Ideas

Conservatives Frustrated With Paul Ryan’s Same Ol’, Same Ol’, Budget Ideas

Conservatives all over the place are upset about Paul Ryan’s budget plan, which is basically last year’s plan recycled. Must have had some copies left over.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Boehner Gets A Spanking From David Gregory – ‘Mr. Speaker, That’s Just Not True’ (VIDEOS)

Boehner Gets A Spanking From David Gregory – ‘Mr. Speaker, That’s Just Not True’ (VIDEOS)

After John Boehner paid a visit to the White House to discuss sequester negotiations, he sat down for an interview with David Gregory, and then lied his ass off.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
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Will Republicans Help Avert The Sequester? Obama Says ‘There’s Nothing That I Can Do’

It’s hard to believe that the GOP is willing to make devastating cuts that would hurt constituents in their home states just to make a point.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Department Of Defense Could Easily Save Its Own Money If It Would Just Audit Itself Properly

Department Of Defense Could Easily Save Its Own Money If It Would Just Audit Itself Properly

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters of the U.S. Army compared it to ‘Donald Trump claiming he can’t afford a cab.’

by Rika Christensen· · News
It’s The Republicans, Stupid! Why The Economy Shrank 0.1% In Q4

It’s The Republicans, Stupid! Why The Economy Shrank 0.1% In Q4

Defense cuts have slowed down our otherwise-growing economy, which proves that the GOP-led spending cuts won’t help us.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
President Barack Obama scolded the GOP House on their refusal to raise the debt limit --to pay  for expenses Congress had already authorized -- during his press conference on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Screen capture from a video by The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obama-we-are-not-a-deadbeat-nation/2013/01/14/d7e90f8c-5e60-11e2-a389-ee565c81c565_video.html

Obama Attacks House On Debt Ceiling While GOP Plots Default And Government Shut Down (VIDEO)

Republicans think the US Government works like Todd Akin’s concept of a raped woman’s uterus: When threatened by increased spending, ‘the whole thing shuts down.’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

An honest effort to negotiate lowering the deficit would not and should not include holding the debt ceiling hostage again.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Senior GOP Hints Republicans Will Filibuster Cliff Negotiations – And Blame Obama (VIDEO)

Senior GOP Hints Republicans Will Filibuster Cliff Negotiations – And Blame Obama (VIDEO)

The majority of polled Americans insist it’s the Republicans who will carry the bulk of blame should that push off the cliff occur.

by Cicero· · Current Issues, Information and Resources
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No Way To Spin It: Fox News Poll Shows Higher Marks For Obama Than GOP

So for Fox News’ 2012 Year-End Poll, poor Dana Blanton had to spin the statistics and hope no one read into it too closely. So let’s take a closer look, shall we?

President Obama makes his case for middle class tax cuts during his press conference on Wednesday, November 28th. Image from a screen shot of the CBS News broadcast.

Fiscal Cliff Talks Fizzle: Obama Urges Public To Pressure Congress, Show Support (VIDEOS)

Faced with a recalcitrant congress and a hostile House Majority Leader, the President takes his case for middle class tax cuts directly to the public.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
80 Major CEOs Call For Tax Raises And Spending Cuts From The Government

80 Major CEOs Call For Tax Raises And Spending Cuts From The Government

80 CEOs of major business agree; tax raises have to happen for the deficit to be fixed.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
George W. Bush Remembers His Presidency As ‘Awesome’ – He Was ‘Famous And Powerful’

George W. Bush Remembers His Presidency As ‘Awesome’ – He Was ‘Famous And Powerful’

Bush remembers his Presidency as ‘Awesome,’ we remember it as a long nightmare, one we should never forget, even though we’d like to.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Mitt Romney’s Budget Plan Would Increase Military Spending By An Additional $2.1 Trillion

Mitt Romney’s Budget Plan Would Increase Military Spending By An Additional $2.1 Trillion

According to Mitt Romney’s own website, he intends to increase military spending to the tune of $2.1 trillion or 4% of GDP over the next decade.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
BREAKING: Secretary Of Defense Announces $487 Billion In Defense Cuts

BREAKING: Secretary Of Defense Announces $487 Billion In Defense Cuts

The trillion-dollar defense budget is being cut in half over the next ten years. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced on Thursday that the Department of Defense will ask for a budget of approximately 525 billion dollars which is about where the budget was before September 11, 2001.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Comparing Super Committee Plans: Dem Plan Raises More Revenue and Slashes Deficit More

Comparing Super Committee Plans: Dem Plan Raises More Revenue and Slashes Deficit More

No presidential administration in the history of America has ever been scrutinized so much when it comes to spending; and certainly no administration has ever been held so accountable for past administration’s spending in order for government to continue operating.

by Chris· · News
Warfare Between The Classes

Warfare Between The Classes

We hear it all the time from Republicans, that the poor are waging class warfare against the rich and that any taxes levied against the rich are no more than a redistribution of wealth. I reject this Republican claim and contend that the wealthy are the ones waging class warfare and they are doing it with the complete backing of the GOP.

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GDP Growth Is Critical For Deficit Reduction, And Requires Spending And Taxes

In deficit reduction talks over the past several weeks Congress and the President have been debating spending cuts and tax hikes. However these two deficit ‘bandages’ merely echo the symptoms of a weak economy; they do not address the root cause of the deficit and debt.