Republicans may not have the votes for more spending cuts

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  1. wgabrie

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    Republicans may not have the votes for more spending cuts
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    Oh no! Now how are they going to cut spending and control our deficit??? We need cuts to get spending in the budget under control.

    Now they are going to have to turn to Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and that means ballooning the deficit. :cry:

    Why do we even have a conservative Congress???
     
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    wgabrie Well-Known Member Donor

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    Do you think there should be spending cuts to the budget???
     
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    There will be cuts but, not to the budget as a whole. Trump is talking "infrastructure" and "rebuilding the military". On the campaign trail he was talking "take care of veterans". He wants to ramp up the war on drugs and increase police spending.

    No way he can come up with the cuts to balance out the increase in spending required to compensate for the proposed spending increases.

    Tick Tick Tick .. October is just around the corner.
     
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    The Dems will probably do it for him so he is unable to implement his programs.
     
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    Yup.

    Time to start voting some more of them out of Congress.
     
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    Yes there should definitely be cuts in the budget, but I think we should cut quite a few military bases as well which is blasphemy to a lot of people. Military programs, weapons systems and personnel should be the same if not increased at many areas, but we have plenty of redundant bases around the world and I think it would be a huge savings to look at which bases may fit this 'box'.

    The biggest issue now is once again, the rhetoric being used.

    If you say we should make cuts to aid policies, you hear from the Left "But millions of people will die!!!!"

    If you say we should make cuts to military policies, you hear from the Right "But millions of people will die!"

    Un freaking real how over dramatized we are in our effort to prove our victimization right?
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - all dat money an we still in debt...
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    Feds Collect Record Taxes Through August; Still Run $673.7B Deficit
    September 13, 2017 | The federal government collected record total tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through the end of August), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
     
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    I voted for Reagan because thought he would help lower the deficit ... BIG mistake.

    Democrats tax and spend.
    Republicans borrow and spend.

    Anybody who tries to tell you differently is a lier.
     
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    Sticking points crop up in $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Talks...
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    Congress Reaches Sticky Points in $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Talks
    March 17, 2018 | WASHINGTON — Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.
     
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