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Originally posted by MJZoo
The whole charade is a lose-lose situation for Americans. Well, unless you're in the 1% that actually profit from the US continuing to toe the line with economic collapse. Don't fool yourself, though.....when it becomes profitable for the US to default, they'll flush the toilet and move on to the next stall.
Originally posted by dreamseeker
what are the cuts to social security they are proposing? I thought that was off the table. I am on disablity myself and my grandfather is on social security. Sure he gets his police pension but he retired back in the 1980s so he does not get much money. He worked very hard and he deserves his social secruity as well!
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
And hallelujah, no cuts in sight for our military budget.
I know that the party who created all these debts and refuses to pay them is happy. They just got a deal that absolves them of responsibility, doesn't address their debts, and punishes the working men and women if this nation for that corruption. But what about you? Are you happy now? How about those of you were were demanding these changes in the first place? Pleased with the outcome?
ETA: Don't believe me? Have a look for yourself it's right there all in black and white. Source The good stuff starts at page 14 line 20!
20 ‘‘(c) DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMIT.—As used in
21 this part, the term ‘discretionary spending limit’ means—
22 ‘‘(1) with respect to fiscal year 2012—
23 ‘‘(A) for the security category,
24 $684,000,000,000 in new budget authority; and
1 ‘‘(B) for the nonsecurity category,
2 $359,000,000,000 in new budget authority;
3 ‘‘(2) with respect to fiscal year 2013—
4 ‘‘(A) for the security category,
5 $686,000,000,000 in new budget authority; and
6 ‘‘(B) for the nonsecurity category,
7 $361,000,000,000 in new budget authority;