posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:53 AM
You people have got to be kidding me. The democrat's are complaining over a minuscule 61B dollar budget cut?
We will accrue that much in interest on the national debt in about 6 weeks even if we had a balanced budget from this point forward. (As you all know
we do not.) (See www.usdebtclock.org...
www.usdebtclock.org) The democrats and republicans in congress are
going to have to stomach a lot more cuts than this in the coming months. And no, they can not kick the can on down the road any further. The country
is up against the wall.
The fact is we as a people and our elected officials have to make cuts in all areas of the budget.
This includes education, defense, and the give away programs. Hundreds of government programs should be cut and cut now. As far as entitlements go
(the real ones - SS and Med) long term reform is needed, you really cant change how they pay today, but you can adjust what happens in the future for
those, and readdress them if/when the economy recovers.
It is time to quit complaining and pointing fingers and playing politics, call your representatives in congress
and tell them to support the
At least ask them to propose alternate cuts of equal benefit, and have at least a place to start bargaining, instead of just whining like spoiled
children. They should be prepared to pass a bill an get it to the president for signature in the next week. If he veto's it, override it. We have
to cut spending money we don't have.
As it stands now, the democratic senators will be responsible for the shutdown, not the members of house. The house has done their part and passed