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  •  I don't see any problem with the 1% spending cuts (3+ / 0-)
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    flatford39, Jyrinx, Dixie Liberal

    for 10 years on a humongous budget that sets records in total money spent but the messaging is piss-poor.

    Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

    by soms on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:14:04 PM PST

    •  Fiscal Liberals (2+ / 0-)
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      flatford39, soms

      Amen brother we need to reclaim our historical role in being fiscally responsible.

      http://www.nancyskinnerlive.com

      by NancyASkinner on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:21:46 PM PST

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      •  Sure! Just NOT NOW. (1+ / 0-)
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        TracieLynn

        The entire idea that a recession is a good time for government to tighten its belt is flagrantly idiotic.

        “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

        by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:25:47 PM PST

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        •  Cut Fat Build Muscle (1+ / 0-)
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          soms

          To follow your analogy about belt tightening. That's what they are doing. He's not stopping the stimulus spending or the green jobs, etc. Just pay for play pork.

          http://www.nancyskinnerlive.com

          by NancyASkinner on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:32:36 PM PST

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          •  Bullshit. If he were doing that, (1+ / 0-)
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            TracieLynn

            he'd be announcing specific cuts to specific programs such that we can save $25B. Instead, he's announcing the amount and letting Congress figure out where to make the cuts.

            You really think the agricultural subsidies are going to be getting the axe here?

            “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

            by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:36:43 PM PST

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            •  He's pinning them down. (1+ / 0-)
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              soms

              No one will vote in advance against their own pork but they will vote for an aggregate number to cut.  It's way harder to defend your fluff after you voted "in principle" against it. Patience is a virtue now.

              http://www.nancyskinnerlive.com

              by NancyASkinner on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:40:12 PM PST

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              •  Sure, they'll vote for the aggregate number. (0+ / 0-)

                Then the lobbyists will make sure those cuts will be steered away from them and toward those groups with fewer lobbyists. National park system, brace yourself. It's gonna get ugly.

                “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

                by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:42:34 PM PST

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