“taxes are low....the DEFICIT is the problem...You can't borrow .40 of every dollar and continue to spend like OBAMA and the Dems want to.”
Meggie on Feb 18, 2011 at 15:09:51
“you had to know that the number was going to be ugly when Obama finally put those wars ON BUDGET didn't you? the deficit number was falsely low before because those two wars had been run off budget. Bush did that deliberately.
and we should increase taxes to pay for those wars. the longer we put it off, the worse the interest is going to be. when except for some odd republican idea have we ever conducted a war without increasing taxes to pay the cost of those wars?”
“I want less Government, less spending...I agree with you cut the handouts to Corporations, cut the handouts to big oil. MAYBE you can't read...I didn't say NO GOVERNMENT...Its also amazing how the Democrats now say "We need to work together to cut spending" That is a complete opposite of what occured when they were in control, they didn't "Work together" on anything, they shoved it down the American peoples throat...that's why the were voted out...”
“I love to her the hysteria that the Democrats are attempting to cause....it's like Chicken Little..."The sky is falling"...Guess what? Chicken Little was wrong and so are you hysteria mongers in both this blog and the Government. The sky will not fall, a little short term shutdown maybe just what the doctor ordered.”
Kate Zeiss on Feb 18, 2011 at 15:23:06
“You tr0lz really have your panties in a wad over this, don't ya? . . . maybe you should save yourselves, the GOP frittering-away-a-majority show has only just begun. Trust me, I've seen this movie several times, it's a real headbanger . . .”
John Citizen on Feb 18, 2011 at 14:50:04
“See....you fell right into it..."Granny's gonna starve"”
Meggie on Feb 18, 2011 at 14:46:01
“tell granny not to starve while you're dithering.”
“Its amazing how the Budget, while the Democrats were in control, was not a priority. Now that Republicans are in control, It's a HUGE priority. I bet they wished they focused on the Budget last year. The priority is simple:
Cut the handouts, cut the spending (all of it). If not shut it down. Most of us won't even know it occured.”
Wizer on Feb 18, 2011 at 14:54:54
“John: You are sadly mistaken if "most of us won't even know it occured". Hope you have money on hand to pay for your retired parents medicine, medical care, rent, food. Also, the tiny, fragile safety net in this country will be gone. It's going to be ugly.”
Patriot86 on Feb 18, 2011 at 14:45:46
“Cut defense...it is the biggest boondoggle...and bring down government and maybe our economy at your own electoral peril..it won't end well for the GOP...I say they chicken out in the end.”
wa-st-concerned on Feb 18, 2011 at 14:44:53
“....simplistic, stupid comment...
"Cut the handouts TO THE CORPORATIONS (ALL OF IT) AND QUIT SCREWING THE POPULATION!"
"Most of WHO won't know it occurred? .....the rich, the elite, the rulers of the world?
......more cogntive dissonance......from the uninformed.....
“The American people spoke in the last election. Remember the “Shellacking”? This wasn’t because the current regime was doing such a fantastic job. The American people are sick and tired of Washington’s bipartisan; spend like there is no tomorrow, attitude. How can we expect our Representatives to be any different than the mud slinging, bipartisan attitudes that are expressed in this forum? To me it is SIMPLE math; you can’t continue to out spend your revenue…not for long. I don’t think you have to be a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent or a Tea Party supporter to figure that out!”