Pelosi Says There’s Nothing Left In The Federal Budget To Cut

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took to the small screen over the weekend to bolster President Barack Obama’s argument that Congress must raise the Federal debt limit, telling a CNN host in a nonsensical interview that government has already slashed as much pork from its $4 trillion annual budget as is humanly possible.

Saying that House Republicans are “legislative arsonists” hell-bent on destroying the government’s role in education, research and development, Pelosi told CNN’s Candy Crowley “there’s no more cuts to make.”

Because the cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that. We all want to reduce the deficit. …You cannot have any more cuts just for the sake of cuts. Right now you’re taking trophies.

On Friday, House Republicans ushered through a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government without funding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for what could be a monumental battle this week between Senate conservatives — however many of them there truly are — and Senate progressives representing both parties.

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is set to begin selling coverage through State-run healthcare exchanges in one week, although the functionality of the new exchanges continues to be stripped in order for the plan’s political supporters to claim the new healthcare marketplaces are being deployed without a hiccup.

Meanwhile, Pelosi’s claim that all the fat’s been trimmed from government looks remarkably silly.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Harold Olsen

    Pelosi Says There’s Nothing Left In The Federal Budget To Cut

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    Oh, really? How about cutting your salaries and perks, and your retirement benefits?

  • Lee Berry

    I am tired of having my “taxes” withheld from my paychecks (and not go to funds for Social Security) – but instead straight to funding their vacations, jets, benefits and BOTOX injections!!! It would be the ultimate gift to the people when they no longer have to pay for Pelosi and Reid’s Botox and face-lifts – or their unending addiction to alcohol (and God only knows what else they are on) – when they will have to dig into their stash and begin paying their own bills. No more billing us! No more reasons to kill our parents (and us senior citizens) in order to support their addictions to our money.

  • terryk

    Let’s start by cutting the salaries of Congress and the President if Pelosi and the rest of the do nothing representatives if they cannot find other things to cut. All the democrats know is spend, spend, spend its time to stop.

  • me

    Yes! There are plenty of cuts that can be made. Start looking for efficiencies. Ask any businessperson: Where do you look first to start reducing expenditures. Answer: Headcount.

    Start with passing the FairTax. That would reduce the federal payroll by 90,000+. Turn me loose for a coulple of years and I guarantee you that I can find ways to reduce government payrolls by 100,000s of employees. It is NOT government’s responsibility to be the ‘employer of last resort.’

  • To Tell The Truth

    This Democrap bat-crazy cow has her head up her arse so far, she can’t see anything except guano. Only rep ever elected who sleeps hanging upside down in caves

    • chocopot

      As I have said many times, Nancy Pelosi has the brain of a cockroach – and the cockroach was glad to be rid of it. Only the left-wing moonbats of San Fran could elect and keep re-electing as their representative in Congress someone with an IQ lower than room temperature on a winter day with no heat.

  • Lily Haley

    Hogwash!

  • Average_Joe56

    Nancy Pelosi says they can’t cut any more expenditures…I’ll take her at her word. Since congress can’t make any more cuts…WE CAN!
    The sad reality is…we, the American people have been funding our own demise for the last 100 years and quite frankly, it’s time to stop the insanity. Self destruction is a mental disorder. Are we all mentally defective?
    Stop funding your own demise…stop enabling them with your tax dollars. Let the government fail!
    We all know that the less that government does, the better off WE are, both as individuals and as a nation. As long as our tax dollars continue to flow to DC, the Federal Reserve will continue to print money, however, if the tax flow stops arriving, the Federal Reserve will stop the printing press. Not even the FR will loan money to an entity that has no means of repayment. As long as we keep paying the tax, the FR will continue printing. As long as the FR continues printing, congress will continue acting badly. If the money stops flowing, we win… if the money continues to flow, they win.
    The choice is ours… Stop the insanity or continue the insanity. I no longer fear my government, because we are the government….I do however fear politicians…but they can be eliminated… by starving them out.
    I am willing to do my part and stop the insanity…the question is…Are you willing to stop the insanity, or continue with your own self demise and that of your nation?

  • Robert Peterson

    The mentally ill speak

  • HueyDude1

    How about Foreign Aid? How aboout funding the Syrian “Rebels”? How about the “new” weapons systems the Military “needs” even though they are light years ahead of any adversary we may have as-well-as the weapons that are fielded right now? I’m sure that we could stand to defund the F-35 and move to the F-15 Silent Eagle at about 1/3 of the cost. How about the studies on bear mating habits, or testing the thickness of ketchup? How about welfare to illegals? These are just a few to add to those in the comments already made.

  • jdn

    The establishment parties in DC no longer represent the American people . They pander for votes and instill fear in their states that if they are not re-elected the state will loose their seniority acquired position and perks on whatever committees they are on . It is past time to flush the crapper and start fresh .

  • bruce

    Nancey Pelosi is a good example of why I say Liberalism is a Brain Disease!!!

  • Warrior

    How in the world did dingy and nan become leaders of anything? I’m really not sure which one is more delusional although I’m going to give her the “nod”. I would like to see the “big” gavel she likes to wield used as a “nan swatter”.

  • Bill

    Show me the budget. I will find places to cut

    • Average_Joe56

      There’s a budget? Last time I checked the Senate stopped doing their Constitutional duty of passing a budget…….

      The last time Senate Dems passed a budget, Scott Brown was an obscure state senator, best known for posing in Cosmo.

      The last time the Democrats passed a budget, Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska.

      The last time the Dems passed a budget, the Space Shuttle still had 11 missions to go before retiring.

      Last time the Senate Democrats passed a budget, “ObamaCare” wasn’t a household word.

      When the Senate Dems last passed a budget, Elena Kagan had never served as a judge.

      The last time Dems passed a budget, Barack Obama wasn’t a proud Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

      Last time Dems passed a budget, Robert Byrd was still alive.

      Last time the Democrats passed a budget there was no such thing as an iPad.

      Last time the Dems passed a budget, Fast and Furious was just a movie.

      The last time the Democrats passed a budget, Kate Middleton was a commoner.

      The last time the Democrats passed a budget, we were paying $1.83 for a gallon of gas.

      The last time the Dems passed a budget, you could go food shopping without having to take a second mortgage.

      A budget you say? I don’t believe a word of it!

      http://www.politifact.com/tennessee/statements/2012/sep/28/bob-corker/bob-corker-says-senate-has-not-passed-budget-more-/

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/1360-days-last-budget_696321.html

  • Chris

    Pelosi is an idiot and just PROVED that with those words. If “she”, or those “in power” can’t find the cuts, then bring in us little guys because “WE” will find them! I think you can start with cutting grants that are not really necessary…….I’m sure THAT will save a ton of money.

  • red neck

    Pelosi and all other communist democrats should lose their pay this would help the budget.

    • Quester55

      Your correct, However They Would be Better off (As Would Our Nation) if they All where given a, ” Frenchman’s Haircut “, By way of a Guillotine.

  • lakeside227

    Does she have any idea how much money would be saved just by getting rid of waste, abuse, and fraud in all of those unconstitutional departments and programs?? Not even CUTTING anything – just making them efficient and effective….

    • Quester55

      She Knows & like Most of her fellow communist, she could Care Less!

      • lakeside227

        Of course she knows.

  • Marion Tharpe Moore

    If congress wants to cut spending then they need to cut out the spending that they do on campaigning, vacations, foreign aid and wars and bringing illegal immigrants here. The country is overpopulated and there are too many people here for the government to support

  • Don in Ohio

    Good God, does Poloser really believe there is no where to cut????
    I could come up with hundreds of things like the EPA, NLRB, IRS, DOE and the dozens of duplicate agencies and programs like 50 “jobs” programs.
    Poloser is a genuine, certifiable IDIOT.

  • JimH

    I’m sure the military needs $200 hammers. You can’t drive a $20 nail with just anything.
    People got educated before 1978, but I’m sure we need the Dept of Education.
    No other ethnicity needs a Bureau of Affairs, but we can’t do without the Indian Bureau of Affairs.
    HUD? Vital.
    FBI, Federal Marshals, DEA, Secret Service. Why are there so many different police forces? Make one, that does all the jobs.
    CIA,NSA,etc. Same thing. Under one roof.
    Get rid of Obamacare.
    Nothing left to cut? Right.
    If it weren’t for the National Endowment for the Arts, who else would pay for bad art?

    • Quester55

      your Correct Jim, However that $200.00 Hammer from the 70’s Has been renewed to the new Price of $1200.00, & a Box of S/S Wood Fasteners has Sky-rocketed to the Whupping price of $5000.00 per box !
      Note, These are the Latest Findings I could find around the NET.
      may you have better luck!

      • Vis Fac

        That $200 dollar hammer is just there to appropriate funds for clandestine operations not sanctioned by the UN. The other expenditures go to the CIA DHS and other places that need money off the record. How do you suppose black ops get their funds for training and operations? BTDT I know the drill.

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

      • JimH

        I wonder what that $600 toilet seat is going for now.:)
        $2600?

  • rick0857

    We could start with cutting Nancy Pelosi from the US Congress and thereby eliminate her salary, benefits, and staff and all their related expenses. Heck we’d probably save a few hundred thousand bucks just on the paper she creates with all of her hare-brained ideas.

  • Quester55

    This old(face lifted) Hag, is at it again, doing what she does best, Lying her fool head off to the gullible Public!
    Their still exist Billions in yearly waste that can be trimmed, such as,” F.E.M.A., Homeland Security, And Other Democratic, Slush Funds, that are currently being used to support Obama’s Dream of becoming This Nations First DICTATOR !!
    Not to leave Out Needless Persons that Are as Useless as Tits on a Bore Hog, Like N. Pelosi & Her Multimillion Dollar Accounts, That help to pay for Her Personal needs, Like Tummy Tucks, Face Lifts & The Like!

  • http://batman-news.com samurai

    The old bitty (sp) is lying again. We can make cuts as far as giving weapons and military funding to Obama bin Laden’s terrorist friends. Here is an article where Obama bin Laden waved a standing law in order to arm Al Qaeda terrorists.
    http://www.eaglerising.com/1825/president-obama-waives-law-arms-al-qaeda/

    I dare any libturd/progturd to try to prove this one wrong. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
    You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
    Genesis 1:1

  • Dave

    I wonder what the rate is now for whoring yourself out as the “progressive’s” mouthpiece? I can’t imagine any person with even a modicum of intelligence could beleive the pap & drivelthat come from this woman’s mouth!
    On a positive note, removing her as speaker of the house by electing republicans in 2010 saved the taxpayers big bucks since we no longer have to pay for her air force jet to California each weekend.