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Budget Talks Heat Up As Shutdown Looms

April 6, 2011 by  

Budget talks heat up as shutdown loomsThe budget battle in Washington, DC has entered a critical stage as the current stop-gap measure is set to expire on April 8.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on April 5 to discuss ways to prevent a government shutdown. CBS News reported that Boehner has prepared a one-week continuing budget that would slash $12 billion from domestic spending, which would be a significant increase in cutbacks compared to previous stop-gap measures.

Democrats, on the other hand, have proposed $33 billion worth of cuts in a budget that would fund the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. Boehner said that $33 billion "is not enough," and many of the cuts are "full of smoke and mirrors," according to the Los Angeles Times.

Meanwhile, House Republicans are preparing for a potential shutdown. House Administration Committee Chairman Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) has been assigned the task of compiling and distributing pamphlets that would provide guidance to lawmakers if a budget is not approved by this weekend, Politico.com reported.

A new poll conducted by The Washington Post reveals that the Obama administration and Republicans in Congress would equally share the blame if a budget compromise was not reached. 

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  • http://none Karl Larsen

    Thank God! Our Failed Government is going to be made Official next Saturday. This is happening only because the Republicans will NOT allow the National Debt to increase about $1.5 Trillion Dollars which is the FY2010 overrun.I hope this teaches the Democrats in power that it is VERY important to stay within the money we tax payers have provided.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Karl!

      You are a f*****g moron! (sh*t, there goes my good mood again toeay)

      Now listen up idiot! We are having this issue because the communist party, AKA the democrats,DID NOT DO A BUDGET LAST YEAR! Got that moron?! They chose to vote “present” last year when it was necessary to put to gether the next year’s (this year) budget!

      We The People sent this group of Republicans into the majority last November TO CUT SPENDING BY AT LEAST $100 BILLION FOR THIS YEAR!

      Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        My appologies. My message was right on target, but the verbiagewas outta the strike zone..

      • Bert Cundle

        Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed./////////\\\\
        That is perverted! (Backwards!) Can’t be fixed if Ignored! / Stupid, needs learning!

      • BigBadJohn

        democrats did not do a budget but!
        Bush never came up with any cuts before his tax cut.
        Bush and the republicans never declared war OR here’s the biggie – never included it in a budget.
        So as far as this goes, both parties are peas in a pod.

        Right now they are quibbling over 30 billion – let me remind you – Bush flew 12 billion in cash into Iraq – which immediately disappeared – and was never even investigated!
        Sure looks like this 30 billion show down is nothing more than a show.

    • pete

      Mr. Larsen,

      If the federal government keeps sucking capital out of the lending market, then the lending market will have little to zero capital to lend to the private market.

      No more money for the businesses means no growth. No economic growth means no new jobs. No new jobs, no new taxes …. They got to cut, cut, cut ! and no borrowing !

      This is the 21st century, and that’s the way it is.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy 131

    The CBO projected a 1.65 trillion dollar deficit, for which the Republican spending cuts of 61 billion dollars, represents only 3.7% of that deficit and less than 1.5% of the entire budget, which the Democrats refer to these miniscule percentages of spending cuts to the deficit and budget as draconian and mean spirited, which proves the Democrats are not serious in cuting spending at any reasonable level. If Speaker Boehner stays firm in his demands for the House’s spending cuts and doesn’t cave to Obama and the Democrats threats of a government shut-down, then the Speaker will be my choice for President in 2012 against Obama, for this shows Reagan type resolve in the face of Obama, Democrats, and liberal mainstream media propaganda and lies impuning the Speaker’s character and goals.

  • BigBadJohn

    Cut military spending to 2000 levels, pull out of all three conflicts in the Middle East, and let Bush’s tax cuts expire. BINGO deficit cuts of 1 trillion dollars per year!!!!!

    and these morons are fighting over 30 billion – talk about playing the American public for fools……

    • bob wire

      agree whole heatedly. The only reason I see for not doing just that is the poor economy and high unemployment and the whip lash it create with hundred thousand Americans coming home to no jobs.

      If you will recall, many service men joined up because their family’s needed medical insurance and there just wasn’t enough jobs being offered in the private sector.

      Sad excuse,to continue a war to say the least.

      • Bruce D.

        I do not think even Obama would continue wars so people can have medical insurance. Obama is part of the push to control the world through democracies. It is easy to buy votes in this country. Imagine how far a little money can go to buy votes in a country where most are poor. Dictators can be a little harder to control.

      • JIBBS

        Put the military to work on our boarders, they will still have jobs!

        • Bruce D.

          I believe in a strong defense and that would be a good use of our military.

          • pete

            Mr. Bruce,

            You sure are right about that ! PLUS get rid of all these gun control laws, they are all unconstitutional ! Let the American People privately arm themselves to the teeth ! Who would want to invade ? A military second to none plus a well armed citizenry of free men (and women) ! Yahoo !!

      • patty

        Bob Wire – They will have a job. Put them on OUR borders.

        • patty

          Sorry Jibbs, didn’t see yours above!

      • barbm

        we don’t need to fire the soldiers, we need to post them every 10′ around our entire border with orders to shoot anything moving into the u.s.. that means mexicans, canadians, haitians, cubans, any other nationalities, and terrorists. take the rest and spread them across the country to round up illegals already here and deport them. ridding the country of the illegals and their anchor babies would save a fortune in entitlement programs. by that time, through attrition, a lot of the soldiers would have died, retired, become ill, etc, so the numbers would be lower. freeing up jobs now taken by illegals would provide soldiers with jobs if they no longer wanted to be in the military.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          “shoot anything moving into the u.s.. ” That could prove interesting at the end of Little Barry’s next vacation…

          Well, maybe it wuld be a mute issie if they had already rounded up all the illegals in the country already…

    • Norm

      BigBadJohn
      Stop being sensible. You don’t fit in here.

    • 45caliber

      BBJ:

      I saw a report a few days ago that said if we cut all military spending, cut foreign aid, and cut a couple of similar groups, we’d still be about $700 billion a year over budget.

      • BigBadJohn

        Which is right in the ballpark of what I said. The deficit is 1.7 trillion, my above comments would cut 1 trillion, leaving 700 billion.

        Here’s the kicker, about 300 billion of that 700 is interest on the debt.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      And get the hell out of Europe and Asia! That war has been over for over 65 years.

      Tax cuts DO NOT create deficits. SPENDING creates deficits.

      I urge you to send every penny you have to the IRS if you think we do not pay enough taxes idiot. There is a program for doing this. Call the IRS and they will guide you through it.

      Eliminate the Depts. of Education, Energy, Agriculture, homeland “Security” just for starters. That would also eliminate all their sub-departments.

      Cut the IRS (your favorite one) by at least 50%.

      • Ron Graham, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

        by goush you hit the nail right on the head

      • BigBadJohn

        UNFUNDED tax cuts DO cause debt.
        Reagan and Bush are prime examples.
        Reagan tripled the national debt with his tax cuts and Bush doubled the national debt again.

        I am for tax cuts also, but you have to cut spending FIRST.

        I say balance the budget first, then cut the budget, give tax cuts with the money saved.

        WE NEED a balanced budget amendment – don’t let the poles spend money they do not have!!!

        It would be interesting to see how you feel about giving up your social security so the richest 1% get a good tax break.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    dont cave into them i will hold your feet to the fire.

  • EDDO

    We must encourage ALL of our representatives and senators to dig in and cut the budget and spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. This is America we are talkiing about, not political parties. We go down as a country or we survive as a country. Anyone who does not support huge cuts NOW must be relieved of duty in the next election. EDDO

    • 45caliber

      I agree. Why settle for a measily $100 billion cut? Or $33 billion? Or whatever the latest figure is? Let’s go all the way and balance the budget!!

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Rather tame for you 45. You must have absconded with my good mood…

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Encourage? Hell no! DEMAND! Thses self-serving pieces of human excrament work for us! They WILL do our bidding, or be gone.

      Cut hundreds of billions? B*ll Sh*t! Cut 1.5 to 2 TRILLION!

      • Richard Pawley

        If the government came anywhere close to balancing the budget how would the union bosses and the liberal progressives convert our country into the socialist nation that they are working so hard to create? Some hope to crash it this spring. Nearly 50 million on food stamps and 40 cents out of every dollar borrowed going in interest to the owners of the Federal Reserve already (and China, and Japan, and the Arab owners of the oil we insist upon importing rather than producing here). Spend till you drop (on credit of course), is the new American way. Nancy Pelosi says “seniors will starve” if there is even a 5% cut in the current spending but I’d say they would have to cut out some of the unhealthy desserts a couple of times a week. Guess what, we all will be having a hard time feeding ourselves if this squandering of public monies causes the price of food and everything else to triple, WHICH IT WILL. If the squandering of money by congress is not stopped it will eventually result in far worse that merely prices tripling. EVERY SINGLE THING THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS MONEY ON SHOULD BE CUT 5% until we can figure out how to cut all the waste that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi seem determined to squander. It was “Bread and Circus” that was given to the populace in Rome before it crashed. Here we are giving 99 weeks of unemployment and free food for almost 50 million people. However, if you are not preparing for horrendous inflation and avoiding genetically modified food yourself then it won’t make to much difference to you in the long run. It has been decided that the world population is to big and even war won’t reduce it enough to suit those who think man is ultimately God; so take a company that used to make Agent Orange to destroy the jungles in Vietnam and help them gain control of the world’s food. Put their people on the FDA and in the USDA so anything they want gets passed and soon they will control all the seeds and food in world. (Already a new organism, a living microbe never before seen, and as yet unnamed, has been discovered as a result of all the chemical Round-Up being used on our foods). The reports of farmers of their cattle and hogs having spontaneous abortions as a result of eating such grains are suppressed or denied. At least in Europe you can be warned when you are buying food with GMO in it but not here because “it would confuse people into questioning their food supply”. And this has been going on for 15 years! Well guess what, does anyone have a clue as to why autism has skyrocketed and Alzheimer’s as well in recent years? It’s all a mystery and it couldn’t possibly be what we eat and drink. Of course no human studies have been done because that would take to long and cost to much. The American population is the human study!

        The unions are doing their best to zap it to the middle class taxpayers in Wisconsin and elsewhere but citizens are to busy watching the stars dance and the college and professional sports to be concerned. Dance away as Rome crumbles around you. Even the Bible Code, that complex mathematical puzzle uncovered by genius mathematicians in Israel and confirmed by our own code-breakers in the NSA says we have entered that time in history known as the “end times”. Will they last a generation as some believe or much longer is known only to God. Wake up America, but then America was just a idea wasn’t it? Congress has squandered TRILLIONS and the progressives will not rest until the take it a notch higher. Don’t these nincompoops realize that they and their families will suffer too, or do they think that in their God like wisdom they will somehow be exempt from the chaos they are creating and the big inflation that their insane spending is causing. I do not know the answer. I do not believe it is hopeless but it will take a lot more tightening of the belt than spoiled Americans are likely to endure. Just as the Union bosses are pouring in millions to defeat the middle class taxpayers of Wisconsin so George Soros and those like him are pouring in hundreds of millions to destroy the United States. He has even said so. Our mere existence is a problem to the no borders anything goes world of the godless elitists. And who is going to give the president a BILLION Dollars to run again in 19 months? Where is the money coming from and who is going to benefit? Not likely you or me! “Wars and rumors of wars, famine and disease, earthquakes in many places, and this is not yet the end,” said the timeless one, Jesus. So it is just the beginning of the hard times, not the end of the world, but get ready for big time inflation if congress is incapable of joining a 12-step program to stop their addiction to “Spend till you drop!” Already so many are buying non-perishable foods (foods that are dried or freeze dried) will last from ten to thirty years that prices are up significantly and there is now a waiting period on some of them. Last week I saw a letter from a manufacturer who produces freeze dried meats and vegetables and who said it was not FEMA buying that was causing all this. Believers can pray, the wise will build up their pantries and cupboards, and everyone else will have to just make do on a decreasing dollar and higher prices. May God help us because no one else is going to do so.

  • DGKNJ

    Wonder if we could shut down DC permanently? Wonder if we would notice them
    gone?

    • bob wire

      Oh yes, ~ it will be felt in some way by everyone but I think it would be good and give some people a reality check in how strongly we depend on government.

      • 45caliber

        So far the only thing I’ve heard they intend to shut down are the national parks. That might mess up someone’s vacation but not for long.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Like a crack addict being locked in a room with no windows, and it would be fun to watch….

  • Gloria Wedemeyer

    If they don’t have anything to say, if I were Boehner, I would not show up at the White House with Reid and Obama

    • http://MSN.com Natalie A

      I think it is enough. No more, we don’t need any black president. The black president will be going to support an affirmative action that made life easier for African American population and hurt other smart people. Because of affirmative action is cause in decreasing quality care and knowledge. They want more intelligent African American group but forget about quality.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        the HALF BLACK “president”.
        Or, as he referred to HIMSELF in 2007, sort of like a mongrel dog.

        • patty

          O H – ARF! ARF! PS I must be registered twice because I come up on “P” & “p” depending on what computer I am on.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Or, it could be your evil twin…

          • patty

            Cool. Except for my ex said my match hasn’t been born yet! :)

      • Jill

        He is an American destroying black president. I know many good pro american black men who could act as president a heck of alot better than this moron. White or black. Obama is a snake.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Der Fuhrer, Joey the idiot, Reid. Three communists against one Republican. I think we should just send Bachman alone to even it up…

  • Gloria Wedemeyer

    I forgot to add, the Dems are coming out against Paul Ryans proposed budget for 2012 and I doubt if any of them have even read it, or maybe they don’t know how to read.

    • Norm

      Boehner is a fairly reasonable guy but Ryan is a total idiot. Privatize SS and Medicare and then cut their benefits? I don’t think so.
      Try eliminating the Bush tax cuts to the rich and famous. They obviously aren’t working.

      • Mick

        Norm says:
        April 6, 2011 at 8:48 am
        Boehner is a fairly reasonable guy but Ryan is a total idiot. Privatize SS and Medicare and then cut their benefits? I don’t think so.
        Try eliminating the Bush tax cuts to the rich and famous. They obviously aren’t working.

        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
        Norm,,Why don’t you tell the rest of the story instead of choosing and picking….
        SS benefits will not be touched for the people who put into it….
        Medicare will remain the same for people over 55….
        And Bush’s tax cut allowed me to receive a little money back instead of paying more and I AM NOT RICH………………..
        You definitely have mastered the art of liberal propaganda……….

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          You are according to that dumb a$$….

        • Thamera

          No kidding Mick. And for those of us under 55, I say privatize SS…PLEASE! Not that it’s going to be there anyway lol

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Just who the hell are the rich? And who the hell are you to define rich?

      • Rich

        Norm,
        I know facts probably aren’t your main interest, but the economy was running really well under Bush until the housing bubble burst. That wasn’t related to the tax cuts. If you want to actually figure out the housing collapse, go talk to a mortgage broker and ask him or her how their business changed in 1998 and 1999. Get some information on the changes made to CRA that caused that change. Your logic of blaming Bush is similar to me blaming you for walking by a house that falls down due to shoddy workmanship just because you were in the area.
        As for the tax cuts themselves, they have worked in the past and are working now. If they had expired for everybody or just the wealthy, the results would have been serious. The largest cuts were for the lowest earners and the middle class. The problem with the current economy is the massive debt being piled up [how long could you keep spending $1.50 for every $1.00 you take home] and the uncertainty that is being created for business in general by the hostile attitude and actions toward business in the WH. The economy started showing some positive signs immediately after the November elections because their was going to be some amount of common sense and business savvy inside the Beltway.

      • patty

        abNORMal – Did you read the bill? Or are you just going on what some butt wipe democrat is saying? In that bill the “rich” are also going to be paying more for their medicare premium to help prop it up for everyone else. So, exactly how much should they be taxed? How much? What is your number, what is your %? Why didn’t your ever loving democrats pass that budget last year? They had the majority.

      • Richard Pawley

        Those tax cuts are irrelevant if congress spends the money faster than it comes in. Last month they spent 8 Times their income for the month, eight times what came it. Many of them don’t even care anymore as the government is now just creating money out of the air. If the government confiscated all the money of EVERYONE in the country, rich and poor alike, it would only be enough to run the cities and states and the Federal Government. There are no Trillionaires in the world, much less in the USA. Let’s get real. It’s not that taxes are to low, it’s that the spending is to high. However, smarter men than I have said the economy is beyond repair and that nothing can be done at this late date. It is only a matter of time until all this spending causes prices to more than triple and then the dollar collapses and so do all the rest of the currencies in the world. I hope that is not so but I have absolutely no doubt that prices will triple by the most hidden of taxes, inflation. If you are already dependent on the government then when you shop buy an extra can of Tuna and a bag of dried bean soup and a can of spaghetti sauce in glass, never in cans. This is your emergency food. Continue to do this each time you shop. Shop sales and buy the maximum they allow. Did you know that eight and a half pounds will fit into the plastic barrels that some pretzels come in and I have one barrel that is 12 years old and still good. Don’t buy bargain basement spaghetti or anything as it will not last. I paid something like 30 cents a pound for major brand quality spaghetti 12 years ago (I’ve known this economic crisis was coming for 20 years) and will probably eat it soon as I want to use the container for newer spaghetti. Something is better than nothing and if you think about ways you can gradually acquire those things you really need you will be ahead of even some of the rich who can’t conceive of all this happening. Most people can’t believe it either because they have never known shortages or famine. Remember, it is the height of folly to do nothing because you cannot do a lot. Many already lament not taking the advice I freely gave in LEAVING SOUTH CAROLINA, my recently updated 2006 autobiography. Even then I warned about the coming stock market crash and the coming financial crisis that isn’t here yet, but is coming. Don’t be fearful but don’t procrastinate. Just remember not to eat the food you are stockpiling, when you use a can or jar, replace it, with two if possible. I recently used the oldest jar of spaghetti sauce I had (no meat or cheese in it and ONLY IN GLASS) that had an expiation date of 2004. It was fine. I happen to like spaghetti and have few jars that are older than three or four years but I buy them when they are on sale. Much to learn but if you are going to survive what’s coming it would behoove all who read this to begin now. God feeds the birds of the sky but He doesn’t drop worms into their nests. May God bless all who read this.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      I think the commie b*stards should hve to vote on it / pass it so they can find out what is in the bill…

  • guest

    Cut it or Shut it!

    • 45caliber

      Amen!

      • patty

        DITTO! And on top of that, if they shut it down, I would come back with a 75 billion dollar cut on the next go around. And raise it 10% every time after that.

  • guest

    Shut down the Federal Government permanently, Let the States do the governing..

    Like 1776 all over again.

    • bob wire

      Hmm? Make every American a Frontiersman and Indian fighter. As long as we didn’t have a nuclear meltdown or swine flu out break or another 9-11, I suppose we could.

      I don’t believe the States are prepared to take responsibility in a 21 century world.

      Maybe they should be but it would increase demands on an already stretched budget.

    • 45caliber

      Could you even tell if the government shut down? Look at all the good they have done recently!

  • Norm

    Feb 3, 2011 WASHINGTON — After clamoring loudly about their plans to curtail federal spending, House Republicans announced Thursday that they would cut $32 billion for the remainder of the fiscal year .

    Obama has now agreed to $ 33 billion and now the ante went up to $58 billion. ???

    The reality is it’s all peanuts. Let’s get a set of b*lls and stop playing “king of the world”.

    Get out of all wars and cut the military budget to something affordable.

    Get the loop-holes out of the tax code. Let’s start by removing ALL deductions for anybody or any company.

    Eliminate the farm bill entirely.

    Tax companies who produce outside of the US and sell in the US.

    Eliminate foreign aid.

    Fine the fat cats whose greed and stupidity ruined the economy.

    Remove government controlled interest rates so savers are rewarded.

    Do not privatize anything. The government is inefficient, but the private sector operating with government cash is obscene.

    • http://3kllc.wordpress.cpm Kaz

      I agree !! It is what we needed Norm !

    • 45caliber

      But it is the “Game of Politics”!

    • patty

      abMORMal – No. That is not what happened. The dems came out and said that there was an agreement for 33 billion. Boehner came out and said there is NO AGREEMENT. My my, I am so surprised that democrats would stand there in a photo op and lie. There was NEVER an agreement with the repubs on this. Just because some mouth piece came out and said it, doesn’t make it so. If they had an agreement, don’t you think BOTH sides would have been standing in front of that microphone? This is democrats with their same old BS political ploy to make you think they did something. They should have passed it long ago. Don’t you wonder WHY they didn’t. Because it sucked the life out of this country and they didn’t want their prints on it. Now, they can blame the repubs for it.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Patty / patty:

        On no! Say it ain’t so!
        Da guvment’s gonna shut down! Da guvment’s gonna shut down! We all gonna die! We all gonna die! Hep me! Hep me! Dares gonna be nobody to clean up all the dead old people lying in da streets!

        • patty

          I got a BOBCAT…

  • Norm

    With its big-dollar numbers and radical program changes, the budget proposal released Tuesday by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is daring policy-making of the highest order, but it is as a political document that Ryan’s budget might have its most far-reaching implications.

    Nowhere are the reforms more radical than on Medicare, and already the field of prospective Republican presidential candidates is walking a political tightrope in reaction to Ryan’s sweeping proposal to convert Medicare into a voucher-based system for people younger than 55.

    Their dilemma is this: Opposition to the Ryan proposal, or even a show of only qualified support, exposes them to charges from the right wing that they are not sufficiently committed to spending-cuts and deficit-reduction, which is now the heart of Republican orthodoxy.

    However, if a candidate fully embraced Ryan’s proposed entitlement change, he or she risks angering and alienating seniors, a critical part of the GOP’s successful 2010 coalition that reclaimed control of the House. Either way, a clear position on the Medicare reform proposal in 2011 could sink them and the party’s chances in 2012.

    • patty

      Ya take that right out of the liberal demo play book. Radical, Extreme. No taking over companies and healthcare, that isn’t radical or extreme is it? What is it going to take for you people to understand that the $$$ is not there? Our gov’t. and the people in this country (that don’t seem to get “it”)have to go back to the basics. We cannot afford more and we cannot afford to wait. The sooner we get through this and let the chips fall where they may, the sooner we can get back on track. This is like letting a person slowly bleed to death. Not a humane way to go.

  • 45caliber

    AND THE GAME GOES ON!!

    And a “game” is all it is to the politicians in Washington. The fact that it is a way of life to the rest of us is meaningless to them.

    I’ve even heard a few Democrats insisting that they intend to force the GOP to shut down the government since it should win them more votes for the next election.

    Actually, considering what is going on now, how could you tell if the government was shut down?

  • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

    SLASH (?) 12 billion?

    That’s not a slash. It’s not even a nibble.

    Who the hell wrote this? Katie Curric?

  • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

    Shut the guvment down!!

    It’s time to RIP the wheels of of Wahsington DC!!

  • Dennis

    The word from Washington now is that with a shutdown of the government our military will not be paid. That sounds like what you would expect from the democrats opposed to the military. The first to suffer under their plan is our faithful military willing to protect us. Why do this? To save all of the democrats social programs that may be cut in the republicans cuts. We need a change at the top of our government.

    I am not military, but I am a total supporter of our military. No military person or supporter of our military should vote for a democrat.

    • patty

      Dennis/Everyone – Military, Social security, welfare checks went out the 1st of the month. They got 25 days!!!

  • Kris

    WE CAN SAVE 100 BILLION VERY EASILY. JUST CUT ALL THE GOODIES THAT GO TO THE ILLEGALS! IT COST THE TAXPAYERS OVER 100 BILLION A YEAR TO SUPPORT THE ILLEGALS! WE COULD BUILD 6 FENCES FOR THAT PRICE AND ACTUALLY PROVIDE JOBS FOR 22 MILLION PEOPLE! INSTEAD, THEY WANT TO GIVE THEM AMNESTY AND KEEP THAT 100 BILLION PRICE TAG IN THE BUDGET! MEANWHILE THEY TREAT AMERICANS LIKE THEIR THE ILLEGALS AND DENY THEM BENEFITS THAT THEY HAPPILY TURN OVER TO THE ILLEGALS!

  • Bob

    Shut it down until the budget is balanced.

    • pete

      Ditto !

  • Antonio

    Cut the budget, cut the budget, bla bla bla its not going to happen. They will only cut loose a little pocket change. If you really want to cut budget. Just cuy food stamps. The last time i checked there were about 43 million people receiving WOW what a number. The amounts that they receive vary but i averaged this up to about 350 dollars to each one multiply that by 43 million mmmm 15.05 billion and take note that that is on a MONTHLY basis in 12 months how much is it??? You wanna cut budget cut that $h!t and thats just one (1) little program Should i move on to the next??? section 8 housing wic so on put a stop to it really people its got to go

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      How many were on food stamps on January 21, 2009?

      • barbm

        and why do they get the same amount of food stamps during the school year as they get during the summer when we feed their kids free twice a day? it makes me sick to go to the grocery store and see 2 young, healthy people with a toddler and a newborn that they had even though they already couldn’t afford to feed the toddler buying steaks and expensive junk food that i can’t afford. i know a woman who was going to the food bank who now doesn’t because she, her husband, and one baby get $450 in food stamps a month. that’s crap.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          They had a new born even though they could not support the toddler because they did not need to support the toddler and new born. We are.

          Or, maybe they dropped out of screwal before the condom class.

      • patty

        O Henry – The cash-assistance program that once helped more than 14 million people served an average of 4 million in the 2009 fiscal year, up from 3.8 million in fiscal 2008. By comparison, there were more than 37 million people receiving food stamps in September, an increase of 18% from the year before. The number receiving unemployment benefits more than doubled, to about 9.1 million.
        http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-01-25-welfare-rolls_N.htm

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Now, that’s HOPE you can count on.

  • http://com i41

    That iswhatthe egg sucking dems want, the Rep have a amendment to pay the military. But the over paid pus gutted Congress and the marxist muslim moron will keep etting their checks and sure will not take a hit. Time to cut the Prez and the Congress pay should be not paid, or cut their pay to the rate of unemployment, one way to down size the waste hogs and their paper shufflers.

  • http://com i41

    As usually, Norm doesn’t read the rest of the story, seniors would get the same coverage as the Prez and Congress get to chose from, you f–king idoit. You notice, groups like the federal employees, unions, and beltway slubs aren’t taking any cuts. Why don’t you get off of your dead azz and get a hold of your media slobbering idoits to tell Congress to cut the government pay checks in half. Just where would you cut, and what areas? Let us see what is considered off limits for liberial progressive idoits? How would you soro socialist s–t birds pay the costs of this massive government programs that produce nothing and cost trillions, most dumbocraps don’t know and never have a clue of realy world reality of how to employ people year in and year out? That is except by following the marxist/communist dictatorship plan, which all democraps love and beleive in!

  • chuckb

    i changed my mind. after listening to abc news this morning and the results of the wisconsin supreme court election, if there are that many people bowing down to the marxist movement in this country, why try to fix it. the republican congress should tell barry they except his cuts and pass the budget. let the sheep have obamacare, the illegals are used to waiting in lines at the emergency hospital and wouldn’t know good medical care if they got it. let them ration gasoline and charge 5.00 pg for gas. hire millions more for the state and federal employment, pay the teachers more money and allow the unions more control. turn your house over to solar panels and windmills, run your car on batteries. re-elect barry in 2012. it will take approximately four to five years before the revolution, that’s the only way things will ever change. it won’t change before the idiots get a taste of pure communism, however, i just remembered, be sure to hide your firearms they will be after those in the near future. that’s the only way we are going to get change. even if the republicans try to bring our government back, they will get voted out of office next year for doing so. hail the messiah!!!

    • http://deleted Claire

      chuckb—And now Prosser is ahead due to the “error” of the lady that forgot to turn in all the votes? I also heard this “lady” has been involved in a couple of “other” issues regarding her job. Like I said, I trust NONE of them. Both parties are capable of “doing” what they have to do to make sure their party succeeds.

      • patty

        That is right. And they can’t fire her for incompetence because she is protected by a union. And she gets to put in her time and collect almost the same amount plus benefits for probably about the same amount of time she worked.

  • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

    THIS IS NOT 1996, PEOPLE ARE BETTER INFORMED ABOUT WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON HERE. I’M CONVINCED THE PROBLEM LIES IN THE FEAR THAT IF REPUBLICANS DIG IN THEIR HEELS, THEY’LL BE UNEMPLOYED COME 2012. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. I PERSONALLY KNOW QUITE A FEW LIFELONG DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE RENOUNCED “THE MESSIAH” & STAND FIRMLY BEHIND BOEHNER ON THIS ONE. NOW, IT NEEDS TO BE SAID THAT AFOREMENTIONED DEMOCRATS NEVER WERE BIG ON THE LIBERAL ARM OF THE PARTY TO BEGIN WITH. I TAKE THAT AS A GOOD SIGN, ANYHOW. THAT’S JUST A GROUP OF ABOUT 15 TO 20 THAT I PERSONALLY KNOW. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I FIND IT HILARIOUS THAT NOW THAT THEY’VE WOKEN UP, THEY’RE TOTALLY DISMAYED AT WHAT THEY’VE BEEN SO VEHEMENTLY SUPPORTING ALL THESE YEARS. KIND OF GIVES YOU HOPE, DON’T IT ? I ALSO TAKE IT AS A SIGN THAT THERE’S MANY MORE OF THEM THAT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT & THAT ONLY SERVES TO WORK IN OUR FAVOR. SO, ALL IS NOT LOST…YET. I’M GOING TO FIRE OFF ANOTHER E-MAIL TO MY CONGRESSMAN, WHO HAPPENS TO BE NONE OTHER THAN JOHN BOEHNER HIMSELF, & ONCE AGAIN ASK HIM TO PLEASE STAND HIS GROUND, REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. I DON’T THINK IT’LL BACKFIRE LIKE THE ONE IN 1996 DID. IN FACT, I THINK IT’LL BE THE SINGLE BEST SELLING POINT THE G.O.P. COULD HAVE IN THE NEXT ELECTION. I’M SURE THE G.O.P. IS STILL GUN-SHY ABOUT 1996 & HOW IT COST THEM CONTROL OF CONGRESS & THE SENATE, BUT TIMES HAVE DRASTICALLY CHANGED & WE ELECTED REPUBLICANS TO SHUT IT DOWN IF THEY CAN’T STOP THE LIBERALS’ SPENDING SPREE. IF YOU’VE GOT TIME, GO TO JOHN’S WEBSITE & TELL HIM YOU SUPPORT HIM & THE G.O.P. IN CONGRESS. LET HIM KNOW WE’VE GOT THEIR BACKS IF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN & IT WON’T BE THE G.O.P. WHO PAYS THE PRICE COME ELECTION DAY. REALLY, TAKE A MINUTE & DROP JOHN A LINE. HE’S A GOOD GUY WHO REALLY DOES LISTEN TO HIS PEOPLE & HONESTLY TRIES TO ACT IN THEIR BEST INTEREST. I KNOW, I LIVE IN HIS DISTRICT.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      FRENCHIE:

      What is Boehner’s web address? I tried http://www.boehner.house.gov and it would not work.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Never mind. I got it.

      I wrote a message, clicked submit, but am unsure if it did indeed get sent as I did not receive an acknowledgement.

      • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

        Old Henry – I BELIEVE THE FULL CORRECT ADDRESS IS :http//www.Rep.Boehner@mail.house.gov THAT’S THE ADDRESS THE E-MAIL BULLETINS HE SENDS ME COME FROM & WHERE I E-MAIL HIM AT UNDER CONTACT.

  • TIME

    CUT ~ CUT ~ CUT ~ and KEEP CUTTING until they hit $14.989 TRILLION.

    • Antonio

      TIME your a good man i know you are. But they are not going to cut cut cut $h!t. they have a goal to destroy the world economy and that is what they are doing. they will put on a little “im trying show” but they will not do anything. things are exactly they way they have planned them to be. just prepare yourself for the upcoming world crisis and martial law peace brother fight hard and take no prisioners

  • Bert Cundle

    Why-not… Cut Each & Every one 25%? Raise Taxes 5% Than Put 25%of revinue on the debts!

  • Bert Cundle

    I remember when the first pay-outs were Debts! Than some for savings: than divide the rest according to priorities! Defense at the top!

  • newspooner

    The most telling and pathetic aspect of the whole budget/spending situation is that the Establishment Media refuse to honestly frame the question. They continue to act as shills for the communists. We must continue the long, slow, hard fight to educate enough new people until the numbers are on our side. Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US!!! Otherwise, liberty will totally perish.

    • Antonio

      Damn right!!! but unfortunately the majority of the people strongly believe that the UN will provide them with their security. I fell its all to late. But no matter what happens i will be one of the strong by your side fighting. Must prepare of the upcoming martial law of 2012.

  • James Maxwell

    Due to the incompentency of Obama, Harry and Nancy a budget was not
    passed in the last congression session. They were afraid of political reprecussion. Now they are trying to styme the Republicans who were elected to nor only pass a budget but to reduce it to a balenced budget. If the government is shut down it will be upon the head of Obama and his minions in the House of Reps (Nancy) for failure to do their job when there were in control of the House. Now they are whining and crying about the cuts proposed by the Republican House members. No matter how much hand wringing, beating of thier breast, crying and throwing hizzey fits they do it still fall upon
    the Democrats who caused this problem. They had two years to pass their bloated and corrupt scams and failed to do so. They knew that
    eventually the American Tax payers would find out and the results would be bad for them to say the least. The past election the voters threw out a lot of the corrupt and incompentent officials who didn’t bother to even read the bills they voted for. Now they are trying to blame the Republicans for facing the problem and making an attempt to correct and fix the problems. Let them shut down the government and see how many “Non-essential” workers are furlowed in the process. This will only hi-lite the bloated government beauracy that is responsible for much of the excess in office.

  • wayne allen

    We the people just elected the Republican back into office to stop this wild spending by the liberials. Yet Senateo Reid refuses to listen to our voices, I guess he like Oboma did not get the message,or at least they don’t seem to believe us and still think they still have the power as when they controlled the presidency,the senate and had Nancy Peloi was incharged in the liberial congress. If government used only the tax money to run the government we would all be in a better financial position, but there not they are spending borrowed money and printing money to inforce their thinking that they know what is best for us because were to stupid to underastand. Well I for one support what congress is doing to curve the spending, I only hope Boehmer stand strong. Congress passed a bill and has given it to the senate and the president, because they did not pass a budget last year and still don’t have a plan this year, yet they think if they lie loud and long enough the dumb American people will believe them. Not this time we saw the hand writting on the wall last time and it hase’nt changed, Obummer want to increas our spending again, he said he would cut 33 billion, but where he did not show us where, I guess it still like N Pelosi said we need to pass this bill to see what’s in it, not this time I don’t blame Boehner for saying where are the cuts Obummer put it on paper for all of us to see.

  • Bert Cundle

    I BELIEVE THAT: Total U.S. National Debt: $14,262,144,462,897.94
    IS A HOAKS!!!

  • http://deleted Claire

    I look at “both” sides and there is a lot I do not approve of. Why did the Republicans throw in the Military at the last minute? Very clever.

    • patty

      Um, Let’s see….because we are fighting in 3 wars??

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