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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Across the board, same cuts” isn’t intelligent, as many programs, valuable ones, can’t continue if reduced any further, even another 5%. Others, bloated programs like farm subsidies (to tobacco!! for example), and yes, “defense” and even “homeland security”, could easily survive a 30% reduction without affecting real functionality. The real problem is the public, and especially that “TEA Party” right wing small segment demanding cuts, has NO CONCEPT of what most government agencies and programs actually do.


    For example, cuts to NOAA are touted and that public says , oh, yeah!, but when storms ravage their area, because predictions and warnings weren’t available (like for tsunamis as well) it’s all “government’s fault”. Right.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    I agree with everything you said above.
    I think the government needs to spend more money on fixing infrastructure. Around here roads and waterlines need the most attention.
    That would create jobs and get some cash flowing.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    And the Republicans have had terrible budgets that are just cut-cut-cut the parts of govt that help people while they continue their tax cuts that wreck the economy.

  4. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Many conservative Republicans faithfully recite the talking point, “the dems have not had a budget in years”.
    *
    Question: What good were the Republican budgets of 2001 – 2006 when the costs of the wars weren’t in them?
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    Having a bogus budget for the sake of being able to say you have one is JUST as irresponsible as not having one.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Let it happen. Sooner or later we need to take the hard drop and force congress and Obama to deal with the process. All this delaying and supposed negotiating is so absurd it’s an insult to the American people.

  6. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is it the GOP that wants the sequester? Are they willing to take the blame for the damage it will do?
    I rather doubt it about being responsible and taking the blame for it.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Obama has submitted a budget EVERY YEAR, as required by law. Romney said he hadn’t “passed” a budget, but of course presidents don’t pass anything, congress does. Congress may have ignored his budgets, but he has submitted them every year. (You can check Politifact if you care to, it’s there.)

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    Facts? Zit? Does not compute…

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not a rebuttal.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The House submits a budget to the Senate. Then we go on from there.

  11. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And the old saw:The President proposes, and Congress disposes.

  12. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 3 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 23 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    I agree with everything you said above.
    I think the government needs to spend more money on fixing infrastructure. Around here roads and waterlines need the most attention.
    That would create jobs and get some cash flowing.
    _____________________________

    While at it, FIRE about two-thirds of the HSA and EPA…these two agencies are bloated with pencil-pushing do-nothings who collect a salary from our taxes, while producing “zero” in return. That can be said for many, many other federal agencies, as well – these were just the first two that came to mind…
    Oh, yeah…the Congress needs to pass a bill that limits the size and budgeted salary of the White House staff assigned to the first lady, which is a non-functional and non-elective position which also produces “zero” for the good of the American people. Let’s say the staff size cannot exceed 25 people, and a total combined salary of of $1,000,000. That’s an average of $40,000 a year for each one of the WH staffers that are at m’lady’s beck & call…
    That’s about an 80% CUT to the obscenely and ridiculously bloated WH staff that the first lady (aka ABW) has at her disposal. I mean, just how many ‘hand maidens’ does this woman need to have? The American public – over 10% of which remains unemployed not by choice – shouldn’t have to stand for such indefensible excess – especially by an administration that demands sacrifices by the American people…

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