Repub Budget Proposal Would Explode National Debt & Screw Middle Class

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    Mar 20, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/03/ryan_deficit.html

    The Repub's grossly fiscally irresponsible budget plan proves that the Repubs STILL don't care about middle class Americans and that the Repubs STILL support the same failed "deficits don't matter" fiscal madness that's wrecked our economy devastated the Great American Middle Class and exploded our National Debt.


  • tazzari

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    Mar 21, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    Imagine my surprise!
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    Mar 21, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    It is surprising that the Repubs have recycled the unpopular and divisive Ryan budget plan of last year and are trying to cram it down the throats of the American people again.

    This recycled Ryan budget plan doesn't respect the priorities and preferences of the majority of Americans - and it certainly won't help the Repubs in this election cycle.
  • rnch

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    Mar 21, 2012 10:08 AM GMT
    It's almost like the GOP "master plan" is to loose (on purpose) in 2012, then try to sweep back into office in 2016 when President Obama and the Dems have repaired all/most of the damaged foisted off on America by dubja and the Repugs icon_question.gif
  • GQjock

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    Mar 21, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif Ya don't Say .... Really?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 21, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    Nothing new here, but you'd hope they'd learn.....
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNothing new here, but you'd hope they'd learn.....

    Perhaps you could educate us on Obama's proposed budget taking into account as much taxes that the Democrats would like to levy on the wealthy, and show if the deficit would be reduced. Perhaps you could also justify his ignoring the recommendations of the debt commission. Maybe we could see who is learning, who is not learning, who is avoiding the real issues.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    socalfitness said Maybe we could see who is learning, who is not learning, who is avoiding the real issues.
    Might want to have a chat with twinkietoes.. he needs some 'learning'.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    LOL, this is as bad as someone citing a WND article. Srsly? Could it really get any less objective and factually anemic? It's just a bunch of hollow talking points that don't address any real numbers or credible comparisons to democratic budget proposals.

    If there is any problem at all with Ryan's plan it is that it doesn't cut deep enough into our spending problem. Imagine how polarized things have become that the one person actually proposing something that will only MODERATELY help our future gets labeled as an extremist by disgusting politicians drunk with their own ambitions who care more about their own political futures than long-term stability for the next generation that will soon be drowning in debt and a greek-esque future. And yes, it is actually true that even with Ryan's plan we will not fully fix the problem and debt will increase, however, it will increase FAR LESS than if nothing is done at all. That's why the article is so misleading.

    As far as the tax cuts, it will simultaneously include plugging up many of the loopholes used for tax evasion. We need to stay competitive with Europe.

    Our corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world, far surpassing any corporate tax rates of Europe. How the hell are we supposed to stay competitive without lowering taxes?

    BTW, here is a far better article on the Paul Ryan proposals:

    "The proposal, authored by Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), calls for spending cuts and tax changes that would put the nation on course to wipe out deficits and balance the budget by 2040. The national debt would continue to rise but would shrink to the historic norm as a percentage of an expanding economy."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gop-budget-plan-cuts-deeply-into-domestic-programs-reshapes-medicare-medicaid/2012/03/20/gIQAxFbQPS_story.html
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 21, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    Paul Ryan for V.P. --- I'm not going to even address the Kool-aid drinking self-appointed know-it-alls here. The reality is that something MUST be done -- and soon -- in terms of massive budget cuts and corporate tax rates to make us more competitive. Paul Ryan has presented bold proposals not once, but TWICE. All the Democrats want to hear is "Raise the taxes of the rich"...anything short of that is, in their eyes, a failing policy. Until the Democrats actually produce a budget, they need to just STFU.
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    Mar 21, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidPaul Ryan for V.P. --- I'm not going to even address the Kool-aid drinking self-appointed know-it-alls here. The reality is that something MUST be done -- and soon -- in terms of massive budget cuts and corporate tax rates to make us more competitive. Paul Ryan has presented bold proposals not once, but TWICE. All the Democrats want to hear is "Raise the taxes of the rich"...anything short of that is, in their eyes, a failing policy. Until the Democrats actually produce a budget, they need to just STFU.


    Well, what's so dumb about it is that raising taxes on the rich won't accomplish anything for our future. There is simply not enough revenue to wipe out our problems.
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    Mar 21, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    Generally speaking I agree that the Republican's plan is irresponsible, leads to huge deficits and will do little good. Having said that, it's still marginally better than what the Democrats intend to do. The difference between the two is minuscule though, in the large scheme of things. How can anyone be deceived into thinking otherwise?
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    Mar 21, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    socalfitness said Maybe we could see who is learning, who is not learning, who is avoiding the real issues.
    Might want to have a chat with twinkietoes.. he needs some 'learning'.





    ALL the idiotic brainwashed KOOL-AID DRUNK RJ R Repubs who posted their usual bogus right-wing talking points defending the Repub party's WELFARE FOR THE WEALTHY tax cuts - need some learning.

    Simply allowing the FAILED Bush tax cuts to expire - would quickly bring our debt growth under control and allow us to tackle the job of making the BALANCED and FAIR spending cuts that also need to be made.

    http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3382