Meanwhile, a majority of Americans prefer cutting defense spending to reduce the deficit rather than stealing retirees’ funds or axing health programs. Another poll conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair shows that 61 percent of Americans want taxes for the wealthy increased as a first step to addressing the deficit. The next most popular strategy is cutting defense spending.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Ha! Made you look! You really thought somebody finally cut military spending amd the defense budget instead of education and social programs.
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GOP budget would actually INCREASE defense spending
When is enough enough? If the GOP was serious - and we know that they're not - they would cut into the DoD budget which is already the most bloated of them all. Let's not squeeze the poor with stripping heating subsidies or cutting school lunch programs and then let the fattest of the fat cat get even larger. CNNMoney:
By that measure, defense would not be hit by the $60 billion in spending cuts passed by the House before dawn on Saturday.
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In fact, the defense budget would increase to $533 billion, up from $526 billion currently.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Stop cutting our benefits and start collecting taxes from the wealthy individuals and corporations.
Stop blaming govt. pensions and social security and cut military spending.
Stop subsidizing the most profitable industries in the world and start subsidizing sustainable clean energy.
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Tell Democratic Leadership: Don't cave to Republican extremists on the budget.
It's breathtaking to think that the Republicans would risk a government shutdown because Democrats won't unilaterally capitulate to their demands for concessions in some of the most intractable ideological wars of our time.
But last week the House passed and sent to the Senate for consideration an extremist's wish list under the guise of the "Continuing Resolution." The Continuing Resolution (CR) is a must-pass bill that is necessary to maintain funding for the federal government while Congress debates the 2011 budget.
Democrats must stand their ground. But progressive champions in the Senate won't be able to fight if their leadership preemptively cuts a deal with Republicans.
Unfortunately, such a deal may already be underway. The Huffington Post has reported that Democratic leadership and key Appropriations Committee staffers met Thursday to identify cuts in social spending drastic enough to appease Republican demands for devastating spending reductions.1
Friday, February 25, 2011
Obama's Proposed Budget Pumps Up Support for Electric Cars, Bipartisanship Hard to Come By | PluginCars.com
So how much of the GOP preference for SUVs and gas guzzling autos is tied to their macho ego?