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To cut federal spending, what are republicans going to cut?

Yesterday on ABC’s Top Line, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) offered an example of the GOP’s obfuscation. Calling for extending all the Bush tax cuts, Gregg said, “The issue right now is the profligate spending of this Congress and this Presidency.” But when Gregg was asked for specific cuts, he couldn’t offer any:

. Another CNBC host asked Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) last month what he would cut. “We’ve got spending to cut in the short term what we’ve got is a huge problem in the long term,” said Cantor, who repeatedly couldn’t give an answer on what he would cut when pressed by the host.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 4:34 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Apart from ink pens and stick on notes, I haven't seen a suggestion. Tax increases are inevitable and necessary sooner or later but everyone ducks that one.

    One way to cut spending is to stop the big tax breaks to big oil and corporate agriculture and also the loopholes that permit offshore banking by individuals and US registered corporations, The only reasons for offshore banking are tax evasion and avoidance , criminal activity and avoidance of payouts under court judgements including bankrupcy and alimony.

    Would any Republican supporters take up these suggestions ?
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 9:19 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Hmmm, where are all the fanatics now? Where are the "Odumbo" posts? Oh, that's right, the only thing the GOP is good at is saying "no" to anything Obama proposes, not coming up with any actual SOLUTIONS...
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 5:01 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • What a load of shit anouck..for the last few years cons have been in this forum..and have dished out PLENTY of ideas..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:07 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Considering it is a bit after 5pm in part of the country i'd suspect alot of con mama's are cooking supper for their famlies..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:18 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • We don't need a "glimpse," we need a plan. There are no easy answers to this. BIG things will have to be restructured, AND taxes will have to be raised. That is the realistic answer.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:20 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I've given my solution as well.

    The single biggest problem is that all of the things the libs want to spend money on are done solely to rake in votes from the nonproductive members of society. They cater to them instead of the business people who provide jobs, the hard workers who put their money into the economy, or the handicapped/elderly who can't work any more/won't vote for them (and are therefore useless and should be weeded out). The second biggest problem are the RINOs who hang an R behind their name and vote lib. The few truly fiscal conservatives in Congress are outvoted ~ but they are the ones that catch the blame for the spending not being curbed.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:32 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I know one thing, they better start thinking of something or they will be out of a job! We have got to cut spending. If it isn't essential to the running of the country it should go. I don't think they should be able to "add" stuff to bills. I think all spending should be done line item style.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:45 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Sure would be nice to see them cut out all the wasteful spending THEY all do.Another cut would be certain areas of PA..for instance FS i've heard of people getting an outrageous amount monthly..more than some famlies spend a month with larger famlies even.How about the zillions of ink pens ..and other misc. crap like sticky notes ..that government employees get each yr.I know someone who work for the govy and they are told they HAVE to spend such and such amount a yr..and they make them buy extra cell phones..and GPS's and crap that alot NEVER EVEN USE..thats government for ya..

    Anyway..i'd also like to see pay cuts for all on the hill..I can dream
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:05 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • TAXES! lol
    They have no idea
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 7:02 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • The questions cant be answered because there isnt currently and legislation to cut any spending. Most likely to see cuts? Entitlement programs, Federal employee salary raises, and general responsible spending. That is to say snips from nearly every program, that is slowly bleeding us dry because of irresponsible spending.
    For a glimpse check out:
    http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 8:01 PM on Sep. 17, 2010