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"Warren said she hopes congressional leaders will pick up on the president's offer to cut spending 50 percent by closing corporate loopholes, and 50 percent by making targeted cuts, including in agricultural subsidies and military spending."

Elizabeth Warren called the Sequester cuts just plain dumb. (photo: AP)
Elizabeth Warren called the Sequester cuts just plain dumb. (photo: AP)


Elizabeth Warren: Sequester Cuts Are "Just Plain Dumb"

By Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald

26 February 13

 

 

en. Elizabeth Warren called the automatic cuts in federal spending slated to take effect Friday "just plain dumb," but the Bay State's newly minted, but still senior, senator said it's largely up to congressional leaders to reach a compromise.

"The sequester negotiations are mostly with the leadership," she told reporters this morning before addressing the New England Council. "We all talk, but it's not happening with every Republican reaching out to every Democrat. Right now, the White House, the leaders in the Senate and the House of Representatives are in negotiations."

Warren called the $85 billion in automatic cuts set to kick in Friday a "blunt instrument."

"We're out there trying to make clear this means children kicked out of Head Start programs. This means teachers that are potentially laid off. This means fewer air traffic controllers," she said. "It means here in Massachusetts fewer dollars going into research. That may sound way off and not really important, but that means jobs right here in Massachusetts. It means cuts in the defense industry, not smart cuts, cuts we ought to be making, getting rid of fat," she said. "It just means blunt, across-the-board cuts. It's just an irresponsible way."

Warren said she hopes congressional leaders will pick up on the president's offer to cut spending 50 percent by closing corporate loopholes, and 50 percent by making targeted cuts, including in agricultural subsidies and military spending.

 

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-152 # SugarMag007 2013-02-26 09:49
No kidding, gee, what do you think was Warren's first clue? What will she "discover" next? That the tax breaks for the wealthy and oil companies are wrong? Good grief, who elects these idjiots? I have an idea, let's cut the benefits of the Congress. How much would that save?
 
 
+98 # reiverpacific 2013-02-26 10:42
Quoting SugarMag007:
No kidding, gee, what do you think was Warren's first clue? What will she "discover" next? That the tax breaks for the wealthy and oil companies are wrong? Good grief, who elects these idjiots? I have an idea, let's cut the benefits of the Congress. How much would that save?

So give us a solution instead of casting stones.
There are many elected lawmakers who indeed have earned the title idjiots (sic) but Eliz' Warren is about the least deserving to be so knighted by your "More-lefty-tha n-thou" self.
Be glad that she speaks and clearly comprehends Banskter-lingo better than the chief robbers do and they HATE it!
 
 
+41 # jon 2013-02-26 11:16
OK, everybody, we have a new Republican shill here.

MartinTfre must be on vacation
 
 
+14 # SOF 2013-02-26 16:33
Quoting jon:
OK, everybody, we have a new Republican shill here. MartinTfre must be on vacation

Yes, and named himself after a denatured, probably manipulated frankenfood with little nutritional offering; Mag =a gun, a showoff wheel, a delluded magician? Mag00 (how cutesy) =a blind cartoon man; 007 =a spy. !! Cynicism contributes nothing, doesn't need brainpower, and is rarely clever enough to make a point or make us laugh.
 
 
+10 # flippancy 2013-02-26 20:30
Quoting SOF:
Quoting jon:
OK, everybody, we have a new Republican shill here. MartinTfre must be on vacation

Yes, and named himself after a denatured, probably manipulated frankenfood with little nutritional offering; Mag =a gun, a showoff wheel, a delluded magician? Mag00 (how cutesy) =a blind cartoon man; 007 =a spy. !! Cynicism contributes nothing, doesn't need brainpower, and is rarely clever enough to make a point or make us laugh.


Even worse, he may have named himself after the wonderful Grateful Dead song Sugar Magnolia.
 
 
+38 # politicfix 2013-02-26 11:39
I'm glad you agree with her. At least she's not recommending, like the GOP, that once again they do nothing because they can't have everything their way. We should get a petition going to cut salaries of Congress until they fix this situation. Do we care what it would save? If you don't do your job you aren't compensated. The moral corruption has got to stop and the only way is to hit these guys in their pocket book.
 
 
+23 # kalpal 2013-02-26 13:01
I think that exiling the entire GOP Congressional contingent to Gitmo would save this nation tons of money. I am sure you'd be happy to go with them,right?
 
 
+12 # cafetomo 2013-02-27 02:42
Liz is always clear, and simple. The closest thing we have of truth to power. The advantage of truth is that it does not need spun or tied in knots to be evident. Poseury is what passes for government, a necessary component of ducking responsibility behind partisanship to enable the continuance of holding hands out to special interests. Greed, by any account. Governance has left the building. Apparently feeling we deserve a fiscal stink bomb, in its' place.
 
 
+2 # RLF 2013-02-27 15:28
About 25cents, you idiot. Maybe we should say that any Company that doesn't make enough money to pay taxes 3 years in a row must declare bankruptcy. How about we shut down the military completely...mo thball it because guerrilla warfare beats all of these big weapons every time, and you know we would be good at that as soon as we lost the fat broke out the gadzillion guns.
 
 
+10 # theory≠opinion 2013-02-27 19:54
I don't mind helping out businesses or individuals that are going through a rough patch as much as I do giving millions and billions to the companies that are making record breaking profits.
 
 
+66 # tbcrawford 2013-02-26 09:53
The destruction of our "American Way of Life" is intentional! It was carefully outlined by Justice Powell and followed since the 1970s. Starting with Pres. Reagan and advanced by both parties. Money rules. Those at the top will do as they wish while the rest of us struggle to survive. If you want to understand this plot to destroy all we hold dear, watch the DVD "Heist". It connects the dots so anyone can understand what's happening, who is behind it, and why.
 
 
+86 # NOMINAE 2013-02-26 10:57
Quoting tbcrawford:
The destruction of our "American Way of Life" is intentional! It was carefully outlined by Justice Powell and followed since the 1970s. Starting with Pres. Reagan and advanced by both parties. Money rules. Those at the top will do as they wish while the rest of us struggle to survive. If you want to understand this plot to destroy all we hold dear, watch the DVD "Heist". It connects the dots so anyone can understand what's happening, who is behind it, and why.


Yeah, but since Elizabeth Warren is obviously not "in on it", don't you just LOVE to see her publicly poke a thumb in their eyes ? To be the ONLY member, other than Bernie Sanders, to have the courage to speak the TRUTH ?

The ONLY voice to assure the American People that they are INDEED being "hosed", just the way the People THINK they are ? This woman is a GEM ! Not the least because she KNOWS the world of "high finance", she KNOWS the "lingo", and these serpentine bastards CANNOT dismiss her as "the new kid on the block". They push B.S. at her, and she calls them on their B.S. and then SCHOOLS them on the way the system is SUPPOSED to work, for WHOM, and WHY ! They may indeed "freeze her out" of the "club", but I want to hear that courageous and intelligent voice speaking on behalf of the people for as long as possible.
 
 
+49 # MidwestDick 2013-02-26 12:43
Yeah Bernie and Elizabeth. They denied her the job of heading her own invention, the CFPB, but she came back to do the work anyway.
And a shout out to to Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkeley and to the progressive caucus in the house. We got plenty of people on our side and our powers are growing. Our message is right for the times and our hearts are strong. Let's make this a better world!
 
 
+24 # Susan1989 2013-02-26 11:43
Glad to hear that I am not the only person to get this.
 
 
+18 # artic fox 2013-02-26 14:00
[quote name="tbcrawfor d"]The destruction of our "American Way of Life" is intentional! Carefully outlined by Justice Powell & followed since the 1970s. Starting with Pres. Reagan and advanced by both parties. Money rules. Those at the top will do as they wish while the rest of us struggle to survive.../quote]

Take a look at Aug 12,'11 article by Prof E. Pries in the (Toronto) Star:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1038961--apocalyptic-crisis-budgeting .

a small extract:
deliberations of a Washington think-tank providing policy direction for the GOP...: “Are you not the party of balanced budgets and debt elimination?” The reply was unequivocal, “Our goal is to grow the deficit as much as possible to create political space to eliminate government-fund ed programming. Until then, we want high deficits while lobbying for a balanced budget — & promote social program cuts as the only solution.”

To create this useful deficit, tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporate sectors would be dramatically increased, especially to banking, energy & military segments. In short, implement a transfer of the state’s revenue supply obligations from the wealthiest to the poor & middle classes in order to permit an even greater transfer of wealth from the middle classes to the rich thereafter. The only trick was:convince poor and middle classes to “buy in” via a mix of patriotism & structural necessity so they vote to cut the very programs that benefited them.
 
 
+7 # Ken Halt 2013-02-26 21:25
af: I haven't verified the extract (ISP is slow tonight) but it has all the earmarks of the blueprint conservatives have been following, to wit, the intentional sabotage of the governing and regulatory powers of the federal gov't, the ones that benefit the "body politic". The federalist/anti -federalist dichotomy has been debated since the Constitutional Congress. Unfortunately, the anti-feds have been in the ascendancy for the past three decades plus and have inflicted severe damage to the common welfare. It will be a long, uphill slog to recover the regulatory agencies that can stand up to and trounce this corporatism run amok. A good start would be reining in the power of money in politics. There are movements afoot to rescind the "personhood" designation of corporation.
 
 
+88 # engelbach 2013-02-26 10:05
The GOP doesn't want to cut spending, not really.

They just want to privatize Social Security and Medicare, and reap more benefits for the rich at the expense of the working class.

Besides, unless every last person in the government is kickass dumb, they know that the road to prosperity for the working class is not cuts but investment in jobs. They just don't care. To them the American working class is largely expendable.

I'm sorry to see Warren talking about spending cuts instead of about jobs. Even if defense and subsidies are not cut by a nickel, the working class needs a stimulus that will create jobs.
 
 
+71 # NOMINAE 2013-02-26 11:10
Quoting engelbach:


I'm sorry to see Warren talking about spending cuts instead of about jobs. Even if defense and subsidies are not cut by a nickel, the working class needs a stimulus that will create jobs.


You have the long term game down. You are correct about what SHOULD be. But Warren is forced to deal with the battlefield as it IS, not as you, she, and I might WISH it to be.

When the driverless car is careening down the hill at top speed heading for a tall stone wall, sometimes you have to get the car STOPPED FIRST, before you can afford the luxury of redirecting and driving the car to a place where it *should* go.

Give Warren some time. As a freshman Senator, she is already doing more than any Senator but Sanders by "calling it the way it is". She is publicly DEFINING a problem that no one else in office dares to admit even exists.

I am content to let her tackle this thing HER way.

So far, she is the TRUE maverick truth-teller.
She is a lioness for courage, and she is NOT bought-off !

What a concept !
 
 
+26 # Walter J Smith 2013-02-26 13:03
Well, Merkley also has been questioning the way things are. He tried to get the Democrats to reform the Filibuster, but they quietly agreed with the GOP to scuttle that idea. He will be back with it in due time.

It is very good to see a senator with the courage to be senatorial.
 
 
+15 # Scotty44 2013-02-26 14:37
Merkley is good. He even named the five democrats that made reforming the filibuster impossible. Now their constituents need to primary them, as well as Ried, who negotiated away more than he had the votes to achieve.
 
 
-11 # Scotty44 2013-02-26 14:32
So why is she in favor of our Israel an Iran foreign policy positions?
 
 
+14 # robniel 2013-02-26 13:00
The GOP idiots will cave or postpone at the last minute according to several brokers I have consulted. Then on to the next "crisis".
 
 
+10 # Scotty44 2013-02-26 14:40
So, are they just slowing down the process to limit how much the Democrats can accomplish, and control what gets debated and discussed on the news?
 
 
+73 # divadoc 2013-02-26 10:12
YES!!!! She persists in speaking common sense truth, even though in the Senate.
 
 
+12 # Walter J Smith 2013-02-26 13:01
Isn't is amazing how many of our Senators, of both parties, are simply not that senatorial?

Isn't it time to vote for a third party?
 
 
+52 # fredboy 2013-02-26 10:35
It is hilarious that the GOP launched two fake wars borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and killing countless thousands, then bailed out a financial pirate system run amok, and now they whine about the economy and block efforts to save it.

It's also hilarious to hear military brass whine about Defense cuts when so many of them made their careers on the fake wars and plundered, wasted, and profited as they screamed through countless billions with zero accountability. Including the billions in cash stolen while in the military's custody during the first weeks of the Iraq nightmare.

It seems things do come around and bite us on the ass, don't they?
 
 
+9 # Walter J Smith 2013-02-26 13:00
Yes it is hilarious, but you seem to have not noticed that a majority of Democrats voted for those wars and those bailouts.

Until Democrats stop re-electing the same old 'me-too' democrats, like a solid majority of the sitting elected democrats, that same GOP will get away with all sorts of things with a lot of Democratic party 'me too' support.
 
 
+9 # flippancy 2013-02-26 20:40
Quoting Walter J Smith:
Yes it is hilarious, but you seem to have not noticed that a majority of Democrats voted for those wars and those bailouts.

Until Democrats stop re-electing the same old 'me-too' democrats, like a solid majority of the sitting elected democrats, that same GOP will get away with all sorts of things with a lot of Democratic party 'me too' support.


Well, the Dems votes for the war were predicated on the fact that they thought no administration would lie about the things the Bushies did, and the few Dems who knew the truth were stopped from exposing them by the secrets acts which would have imprisoned them as having committed treason if they did. The wars were 100% a Republican thing.

And the bailouts were something that most of the Dems held their noses and voted for because not bailing them out would have caused a depression on a 1929 scale. If they have any fault in that action it was for not requiring measures to prevent the bailed out corporations to totally change how they operated and to prevent them from profiting from the bailouts.
 
 
+6 # Ken Halt 2013-02-26 21:33
So right! Repubs are a lost cause, but electing more progressive Dems is achievable. Got to pay attention and support progressives nationally, as many have done with Mr. Sanders, Mr. Grayson, Mrs. Warren, and others. It won't be quick or easy, but real democracy can return to the US.
 
 
+5 # Todd Williams 2013-02-27 05:12
I agree with you, fredboy. But I would not term it "hilarious." I would call it fucked up, sick, perverted and downright shitty. But never "hilarious."
 
 
+15 # equality4peace 2013-02-26 10:50
What kind of a country do we want to live in? One that makes the poor poorer? That wants to put more people out of work?
The only thing that brought us out of the other last depression
was government supported jobs.

There are plenty of cuts that would be better than the forced 10% cuts across the board, if we have to go that way, they need to allow each cut to be taken not off each program but the ones that are the less efficient or needed. That's not how they set up this sequester cuts and Congress knows this. If they let it go, we must make an effort to get rid of all of them that did not offer a better way! That will be our job and if we don't do it we will deserve what we get, of course we will be taking a lot of other people with us, that will compound the karma on our own heads.
Going towards caring about others, rather than only ourselves is the first step to sanity for those who think otherwise, if you have a heart left, you can confirm that in your own heart. If you don't , ask a Merciful God for one immediately, for all things are possible with God, but only with your consent and Will, what makes you a little more advanced than the rest of the animal kingdom.
B.C.
 
 
-39 # dick 2013-02-26 10:58
Where was Elizabeth when Senate Dems were conspiring with Mitch McConnell to reject Filibuster Reform? There's the tricky GOP-Dem Party & the T-Party. I thought new Senate Dems would be different; wrong AGAIN.
 
 
+22 # NOMINAE 2013-02-26 14:17
Quoting dick:
Where was Elizabeth when Senate Dems were conspiring with Mitch McConnell to reject Filibuster Reform? There's the tricky GOP-Dem Party & the T-Party. I thought new Senate Dems would be different; wrong AGAIN.


So, in a Senate comprised of 100 people, you expect the new freshman senator to magically solve all problems, wave a wand and CONVERT both the House and the Senate, and all in her first couple of months ? And all by herself ?

WoW. Can you see how such unrealistic expectations could make one a *permanently* very unhappy person ?

Rome, as they say, was not built in a day.
 
 
+18 # Scotty44 2013-02-26 14:44
She wasn't one of the Democrats that Merkley named as standing in the way of the Filibuster. There isn't enough time in the day for her to be a leader on everything.
 
 
-55 # dick 2013-02-26 11:03
She "hopes,", she "says," but where is the FIGHT for filibuster reform, the LEADERSHIP she promised to provide? Is she now a Reid-McConnell lapdog? Wall St. lapdog? What is she DOING???
"Speaking" pointlessly may be enough for some groupies, but ONLY results count. All else is for suckers & chumps & LOSERS.
 
 
-43 # charsjcca 2013-02-26 11:49
Sequester ought to happen NOW. No more living on a credit card. Just let it happen NOW!
 
 
+24 # kalpal 2013-02-26 13:00
Nice to hear from another ignorant right winger. Where were you when Bush tanked this country?
 
 
+1 # Scotty44 2013-02-26 14:48
Don't forget Clinton's complicity - NAFTA, WTO, repeal of Glass-Steagall.
 
 
+7 # flippancy 2013-02-26 20:43
Quoting Scotty44:
Don't forget Clinton's complicity - NAFTA, WTO, repeal of Glass-Steagall.


Yeah, Clinton also neglected to veto Gramm-Leach-Bli ley, the proximate cause of the tanking of the economy.

That's why I'm not a big supporter of the Clintons who are both corporatists. But without question, they're both better than ANY Republican.
 
 
+5 # theory≠opinion 2013-02-27 21:01
Clinton was the first president I actually tried to contact to protest their policies. I marched against Reagan, but I felt so betrayed by Clinton and NAFTA. I knew that was the start of the race to the bottom. Of course, Bush put the White House on speed dial for me. Ugh.
 
 
+20 # robniel 2013-02-26 13:03
Tea Bagger madness. Exactly when thousands of Pell grants are pending. And when the economy is starting to look decent again.
 
 
0 # Cassandra2012 2013-03-02 11:37
Ah, but that is what they WANT to happen, isn't it?
 
 
0 # Cassandra2012 2013-03-02 11:36
Quoting charsjcca:
Sequester ought to happen NOW. No more living on a credit card. Just let it happen NOW!


No, what is needed now is not the inane austerity that Europe tried (and which of course, failed to work!) Logically, putting people out of work means that they can no longer "consume", which of course , leads to many more people out of work ... which leads to ....
What IS needed is a rebuilding of our failing infrastructure through government-supp orted jobs. (Preferably before more bridges collapse and roads turn into sink holes.) Isn't it a pity (and utter shame) that a country supposedly this rich cannot find the $$ to feed fully 1/4+ of its children, to keep its bridges and roads in good repair, to build 21stC. rail systems (as in Japan, Europe etc.!) Is no one else ashamed that the US is turning into a third-world country because of the pervasive greed and narrow-mindedne ss of a few oligarchs and their bought congress?
 
 
-14 # dick 2013-02-26 12:34
There's talking the talk & there's walking the walk. Dems like to PRETEND GOP filibusters paralyze them. But Dems killed filibuster reform. Groupies don't like to hear it. Suckers!
 
 
+7 # Todd Williams 2013-02-27 05:22
"Suckers." It seems to me that it's dick who got suckered by the T-Baggers. And FYI, dick, Harry Reid negotiated filibuster reform with McConnel, who turned around and screwed the Dems. He's nothing but a damn liar.
 
 
+3 # theory≠opinion 2013-02-27 21:03
You're right. We are suckers because we believed the Republicans when they talked all pretty about comity and the important work that had to be done. What was it that that famous Republican hero said? "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
 
 
+22 # aj616 2013-02-26 12:36
I'm all for cutting corporate welfare as a "spending cut" and closing corporate tax loopholes to raise revenue. These are two things that can be done without burdening the middle class, and will free up more money for education and healthcare.
 
 
-24 # dick 2013-02-26 12:36
I got a letter today from Liz re Mass. Senate race. Now that Dems have killed filibuster reform, the seat no longer matters. Way to go, Liz.
 
 
-28 # Doc E 2013-02-26 12:46
I think Ms. Warren's ignorant about Baseline budgeting. I just called her office, and they did know what it means. Idiot!!
 
 
+20 # NOMINAE 2013-02-26 14:23
Quoting Doc E:
I think Ms. Warren's ignorant about Baseline budgeting. I just called her office, and they did know what it means. Idiot!!


Gee Whiz, "doc", how about you run for Senate and straighten all these hopelessly retarded policymakers out ?
 
 
-5 # Walter J Smith 2013-02-26 12:56
Why is it that only Senators Warren, Sanders, and Merkley, can actually and intelligently question the stupid bankers and their stupid bureacratic enablers, like Bernancke and the pseudo-regulators?

There are supposedly two Senators from New York. Are they simply too incompetent to question incompetent governance of the big banks? Are they simply too incompetent to question the incompetent regulation of the big banks? Are they simply too incompetent to question the CONTINUING US GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES of TOO BIG TO FAIL bankers & finance capitalists?

Geez, it sounds as if we only have three senators who are intelligent enough to question these things about which some two thirds of the nation are and have been five years now wondering about.

We did get rid of Senator Dudd, or was it Dodd, who was blatantly incompetent to even know what he put into that pseudo-banking and finance reform act. He wanted, though he didn't seem to know he wanted it scuttled even more that it was scuttled by Baucus (D-MT- blatantly too incompetent to question anything too currupt to sustain) and his GOP pals.

Maybe Schumer and Gillibrand need to be replaced, too.
 
 
-1 # fredboy 2013-02-26 14:47
Walter J Smith, you are correct. I did notice idiot Democrats cowered and voted for the fake wars. That's why I can no longer tell the difference between a Republican and a mouse Democrat.
 
 
-1 # Walter J Smith 2013-02-27 08:10
Yes, and their blindly devoted followers cannot forgive us for pointing that or similar irregularities out.

Go figure. The figuring is ancient: "the tyrant always first kills the messenger who bears the wrong news." Now we know who voted for Obama and the Ds.

I call it the Ds disease. It is socially transmitted, and may be contageous.
 
 
-8 # dick 2013-02-26 16:13
Warren wasn't supposed to net filibuster reform all by herself. But it was the single most important item the Senate will face for YEARS, & she capitulated. Liz could have led an effort to subject Reid's sneaky deal with McConnell to a virtual Talking Filibuster.
But she caved quietly, sneakily, without putting up a fight that would have put Reid out in the sunlight. Now she can Lead the effort to get Lassie's picture on a stamp. She can't do EVERYTHING.
 
 
+16 # Ken Halt 2013-02-26 21:42
It is a wise person who knows their limits and picks the fights where they will be most effective. Senator Warren is on the committee that oversees banking and finance and has shown, in the one month she has been in office, a willingness to confront malfeasance. The federal gov't can be made to work again for the benefit of the 99%, as it should, but it won't happen in one electoral cycle.
 
 
+1 # Walter J Smith 2013-02-27 08:11
I gave you a thumbs up, though I am not confident the gov't can be salvaged.

Read Matt Taibbi's article today.
 
 
+1 # Ken Halt 2013-02-28 22:20
I hear you and definitely share your pain. Maybe, maybe not, it depends upon the courage and stamina of the US electorate. If it is possible, it won't be an easy or quick return to decent governance. It just seems to me to be the preferred choice when it comes to revolutionary change; violence versus non-violence.
 
 
+5 # Todd Williams 2013-02-27 05:26
It seems to me, dick, that you are obsessed with Warren and the filibuster. What's up with that?
 
 
+14 # RMDC 2013-02-26 16:26
I don't believe any of the hype about $85 billion in cuts. Half of these would be Pentagon cuts and this would amount to about only a few days of normal spending. The Pentagon wasted hundreds of billions a year. Just cut those wastes.

As far as social spending goes, there is easily $40 billion a year in waste like the $40 billion a year is given to oil companies.

No one in Washingnton has the courage or honesty to cut the waste because the waste is actually transfer payments to very powerful people or corporations.
 
 
+4 # theory≠opinion 2013-02-27 21:08
Your last sentence nails it. By using the sequester, the conservatives get to administer thousands of more cuts in the death by a thousand cuts to the New Deal and the 20th century. They know that this across the board cut is a little annoying to the recipients of corporate welfare but deadly to those who depend on the social net and it will disempower the latter as it drains their resources (it's all about cash now in the election world) and they put more and more of their time and attention into mere survival and cease to pay attention to what is being done to them on a grander scale.
 
 
-1 # robcarter.vn 2013-02-26 20:59
My thoughts teach all Politicians her included, qualify the Military spending as "Capital & Operational Spending budgets" or move a big slice of "Entitlements" budget to Capital and call it people's welfare investment, so when you give it back it comes first from your contributions in the Asset account as Military spending does for capital Purchases their main budget that we never se. Equalise the comparison numbers to what they get and didn't contribute to, as opposed to what we the people paid in already and now want back when we are distressed. You must know The Civil Warring GOP must die soon, but they as 1%'ers spokesmen invented the "Entitlements" Bogy so they can say the non-productive bludging general Public (GP) are the abusers of 52% we get a tiny share of the rest. Moon Rover and Mars whatever Darpa, Iarpa, Harp and other pseudo-military likewise to see a tiny annual running cost for Zero incomes, but have no clue their big debt spending is an a Capital Account, we rarely see and then as a 1 up capital program debate in parliaments not a spending value for money consideration
But entitlements is that and says they people can't contribute more as they are welfare basket cases the sooner the health cover fails them they sooner they fall off the World and our budget?
 
 
+4 # Todd Williams 2013-02-27 05:30
Robcarter.vn, I just know there are nugets of wisdom in your post. Please use more punctuation and better sentence structure so that I won't have to do so much treasure hunting in your post. I did like your comment on the "entitlements bogy."
 
 
-3 # The Juan Percent 2013-02-27 01:35
Unfortunately, Senator Warren is another P.E.P (Progressive except palestine). She took boatloads of cash from AIPAC and her stance on Israel reflects that. Google them if you like.

She has the courage to raise a fuss about Wall St Lobbyists, but she dares not bring up the most powerful lobby in Washington. She took the money, so if a vote comes up about invading Iran, you know what her stance is.

She's for War, but she just wants the rich to pay for it...
 
 
+3 # jwb110 2013-02-27 11:52
Takes those who lose their jobs and the money they put back into the economy and watch the economy tank more. This is an argument that should be made clear to the American Public and that the GOP is behind it.
 
 
+1 # John Steinsvold 2013-02-27 20:40
An Alternative to Capitalism (since we cannot legislate morality)

Several decades ago, Margaret Thatcher claimed: "There is no alternative". She was referring to capitalism. Today, this negative attitude still persists.

I would like to offer an alternative to capitalism for the American people to consider. Please click on the following link. It will take you to my essay titled: "Home of the Brave?" which was published by the Athenaeum Library of Philosophy:

http://evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com/steinsvold.htm

John Steinsvold

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
~ Albert Einstein
 
 
+2 # Beenie 2013-03-02 04:58
End the subsidies for the oil companies that run billions of dollars per year!! Make the fat, rich white guys like the Koch Brothers pay their fare share! Make companies sitting on billions of dollars start spending that money by hiring people and our economy will be just fine!
 

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