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Obama announces plan to cut government waste

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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Obama's going to cut government waste? Excellent, let them all resign They're the biggest waste ever. They aren't needed, the country, nay the world, would be better off without them.




posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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i am in favor of cutting 50% of government

and that includes amtrak, and the tsa and the myriad of intelligence agencies that all do the same thing.

elimination of the redundant jobs will cut waste but considering we are talking about government that wont happen.

it think its high time that the government gets those thing that everyone loves to hate the bean counters who go around and fire and cut.

any normal business hires bean counters and the fire and restructure and they lay off and shrink and lose the "money losers" of their business.

and agian we are talking about government

no common sense so it will never happen.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by neo96

nobody can tell me the left cares about people


Well Neo this is you projecting, all someone has to do is read your posts and it become
very obvious that you don't care for people all too much, often times it sounds like you
hate people, unless they are wealthy, in which case you sound very compassionate, in
depth and complex in your understanding of their woes.

The left does care about people, probably more than societal principles, it may be misguided,
but that is the gas in the engine. Often times the left tries to help one group and fails to see that
it effects another or creates another problem... But the charge above is you NEO, you care about people,
yourself and yours, but I think as long as you are concerned the entire human race can rot in hell
and hopefully eat eachother just prior. I would put you in charge of a meat grinding factory, a firing squad
or persecution brigade, but not people who are planning on living, or living amongst unknown neighbors or
strangers.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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i am a right winger the only thing i care about is the bottom line


as much crap as i take from the leftists on this website is proof enough that the left doesnt give a crap about "people"



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by neo96

by the same people who spent our taxes dollars in the stupidity as these:

$1 million to study exotc ants


Yep. I stopped reading right about here.

By "exotic" ants, you mean "Fire Ants".

Ever watch the nature channel? Natgeo? This invasive species is wiping out native ants species and moving across the country at lightening speed. They are the most aggressive ants in the world and they are KILLING people in the USA.

"Exotic" ants???? BS much for partisan purposes?
Why read the rest? Likely as dishonest as this bit.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:28 PM
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yeah i stopped reading after i read "i stopped reading:"


government waste money and that is a fact and that is all footed by we the taxpayers

and when they dont have enough money to waste they raise taxes or they print more fiat currency

or worse yet the borrow more money and continue the stupidity.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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The funny part about all this is the hard left is fighting to keep Social security and Medicare the way it is and want no cuts. Well if we have no cuts all those people will have NOTHING down the road when American goes bankrupt. The far left don’t understand this for some reason.

There is a bottom line that needs to be met. If its not met then in the future no one will get anything after defalt. Its not that hard

you want to have grandma keep everything and have nothing 10 years from now or cut 20% and be covered for life. It is what it is. Numbers are numbers
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Ok, I am not thrilled with the Obama administration, but am quite sure one administration that's only been in office 2 1/2 years is capable of making the mess we're in, or repairingit that quickly. He did not caused our forclosure/mortgage fiasco which was a big part of the mess we're in here, nor did he start the huge spending spree in military. He has certainly continued it, but it was a huge debt machine long before 2 years ago.


Also here is where the stimulus went:

www.recovery.gov...


You can see for yourself that the few items you mention in the OP are a pittance. Maybe ridiculous, but not the big picture. This news story of where the stimulus has been wasted is a politcal story nothing more.

It's that time again!......campaigning for the Presidency.


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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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no they are not a pittence they are a symptom of a larger disease that has been going on for decades in this country.

those are just a few examples of the stupidity of the many over the years.

this countries problems were decades in the making and none will be fixed and none will ever be fixed.

spend the money you have on the things that are most needed and studying cow farts and monkeys on coc aine and the thousands of other stupid things they waste our money on.

it all adds up and to dismiss any dollar is more proof of why we have ended up where we have.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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Obama has more then enough time to make his mark. He has done nothing to help america. He goes around, makes teleprompter speeches and then flys to the next city. This guy has no concept of money, never held a real job and had to make payroll. He’s been a government creation since the begging being a community organizer and organizing camp fires or whatever the hell community organizers do. Has never ever held a real job!

Yes he was a senator, but never voted for anything and if he did he voted “present” God he is so arrogant. I’m tired of this guy

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
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I find it funny that with one breath you're calling welfare "waste" and in the next, you're trying to convince me you give a half a crap about the condition of the elderly in this country. You realize that the programs to benefit them fall under what you are saying we need to completely throw away?

Frankly, your outrage is better spent towards the big money hogs - which I'll grant, you've already mentioned, the wars, the criminalization of drugs, and tax giveaways to the wealthiest (wealthfare, let's call it). A handfull of millions for scientific endeavors - even the ones you deride as goofy - is STILl far better than the same amount spent on bombs, I think.

Wouldn't YOU rather spend two million find out what bonobos do with prell shampoo, than buy a single bomb for the same amount?


The OP cited nothing that would have directly affected the elderly, unless studying ants is a program that does that??? All the things he cited were unnecessary pork. Obama hisself said he wanted to cut MEDICARE to pay for his Socialist healthcare. Who would have thought he'd cut one Socialist program to pay for a different one. The elderly would be better able to take care of themselves by now anyways, if inflation hadn't ravaged us, raising costs faster than wages would have covered. What the seniors put in the SS system through wages 20 years ago is not enough to pay for the hyperinflated prices of today. That's part of the dirty little trick of the Fed Reserve.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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No argument with you other than I think our problems were a long time coming, and even the most charismatic of Presidents was not going to fix this overnight.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss
The funny part about all this is the hard left is fighting to keep Social security and Medicare the way it is and want no cuts. Well if we have no cuts all those people will have NOTHING down the road when American goes bankrupt. The far left don’t understand this for some reason.

There is a bottom line that needs to be met. If its not met then in the future no one will get anything after defalt. Its not that hard

you want to have grandma keep everything and have nothing 10 years from now or cut 20% and be covered for life. It is what it is. Numbers are numbers
edit on 13-6-2011 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)


Oh give me a break. If we returned to normal tax rates instead of paying fealty to massive corporations and actually taxed them on the massive profits they are making our entire social safety net would be completely secure.

The rich aren't hurting right now. They have amassed more wealth than ever before and have continued to amass more and more while the people suffer. There is absolutely no need to cut benefits to the weakest members of society when the richest, greediest, and most (unfairly) powerful among us continues to receive lopsided benefits because they control the media and the political process.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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It's clearly a campaign ploy. Whoever doesn't already know what a fraud he is, they may still believe him yet. Maybe Biden was getting bored, or they needed to keep him busy.

Also, it's the stuff we don't see I worry about. If they are politicising the study of ants, what are they doing that's not being talked about? Obama is not going to cut any waste that he doesn't want to cut. The Stimulus package spends money on upgrading networks to facilitate the healthcare program. Businesses can get money to upgrade for the purpose of maintaining electronic health record databases. That is, for monitoring patient health records. I truly think a lot of people don't realize the amount of bureaucracy going into this. It will be Orwellian in its scope.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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return to the normal tax breaks so they can continue to spend what we dont have on more stupid senseless programs.


the former soviet republic was a country with no more rich and that didnt work out to well


no thanks.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by Avenginggecko

Originally posted by camaro68ss
The funny part about all this is the hard left is fighting to keep Social security and Medicare the way it is and want no cuts. Well if we have no cuts all those people will have NOTHING down the road when American goes bankrupt. The far left don’t understand this for some reason.

There is a bottom line that needs to be met. If its not met then in the future no one will get anything after defalt. Its not that hard

you want to have grandma keep everything and have nothing 10 years from now or cut 20% and be covered for life. It is what it is. Numbers are numbers
edit on 13-6-2011 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)


Oh give me a break. If we returned to normal tax rates instead of paying fealty to massive corporations and actually taxed them on the massive profits they are making our entire social safety net would be completely secure.

The rich aren't hurting right now. They have amassed more wealth than ever before and have continued to amass more and more while the people suffer. There is absolutely no need to cut benefits to the weakest members of society when the richest, greediest, and most (unfairly) powerful among us continues to receive lopsided benefits because they control the media and the political process.


Im not arguing with you about the "rich" because i call for cuts in handout programs you crop me into the right wing agenda.

You know the $1 trillion "Stimulus" package that came out? A report came out, and im going to have to find it, that a year after "CEO" bonuses in total were up $1 Trillion. hummmm makes you think. There all in it togeather.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Avenginggecko

Originally posted by camaro68ss
The funny part about all this is the hard left is fighting to keep Social security and Medicare the way it is and want no cuts. Well if we have no cuts all those people will have NOTHING down the road when American goes bankrupt. The far left don’t understand this for some reason.

There is a bottom line that needs to be met. If its not met then in the future no one will get anything after defalt. Its not that hard

you want to have grandma keep everything and have nothing 10 years from now or cut 20% and be covered for life. It is what it is. Numbers are numbers
edit on 13-6-2011 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)


Oh give me a break. If we returned to normal tax rates instead of paying fealty to massive corporations and actually taxed them on the massive profits they are making our entire social safety net would be completely secure.

The rich aren't hurting right now. They have amassed more wealth than ever before and have continued to amass more and more while the people suffer. There is absolutely no need to cut benefits to the weakest members of society when the richest, greediest, and most (unfairly) powerful among us continues to receive lopsided benefits because they control the media and the political process.


See, you have played right into the hands of an administration which uses Marxist class warfare to accomplish its goals. What is wealthy? It is all relative. When it will cost a wheelbarrow full of cash to buy a loaf of bread, who is going to be wealthy?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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Here is what the Stimulus package does

The Department of Health and Human Services has been given $19 billion in incentives to move the healthcare community toward full utilization of electronic health records. The goal for this stimulus funding is to help 90% of doctors and 70% of hospitals adopt EHR within 10 years.



In the early years, hospitals and physicians offices that are early adopters of the technology will receive annual bonuses through Medicaid. Beginning in 2015, providers who have not adopted the technology will see reduced Medicare payments. After 2015, the amount of reduced Medicare payments will increase annually. The same type of incentives will be available to Medicaid providers.


This segment of funding also includes $2 billion to create a medical record database for the entire country.

Funding will be determined by formula with each qualifying hospital getting a base amount of $2 million. Hospitals will have up to 4 years to become “meaningful” users of EHR.
The Stimulus Package


www.stimulusmarketing.com...



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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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You all realize Obama himself didn't decide where the stimulus money went, right?


Go to the recovery.gov website. You can see where the money went and the agencies that oversaw and
decided who received what.

www.recovery.gov...



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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More on Stimulus


The president is clearly sending a message to medical practices and hospitals that it is time to convert their paper files to Electronic Medical Records (EMR). It is a priority for President Obama because it will help healthcare providers and insurance companies easily share information about patients.


www.scanmyfiles.com...




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