Is the GOP this desperate?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by macfan881, May 14, 2010.

  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    I was totally for it until at the end where he threw in the anti democrat jab.

    A gimmick but still worth a try...
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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  3. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm still trying to figure that out as well.

    if your talking bout not being seeing it heres the description from the youtube video

    EricCantor — May 10, 2010 — Republican Whip Eric Cantor introduces YouCut, a first-of-its kind initiative designed to change the culture of spending in Washington to a culture of saving.

    Learn more at: http://www.republicanwhip.house.gov/youcut/...

    Subscribe to "EricCantor" for the latest YouTube videos

    Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gopwhip
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    while the Democrate jib was a little uncalled for but still has some truth in it since as it has been pointed out is at this time the spending in and defecate spending is making Bushes years look like chump changed.

    he right spending needs to be reduced and they need to started working on slowly pulling back on it. Instead I have seen this out of Washiton.

    "We need to cut spending..."

    What they pass are more Spending bills. Their action (from both sides) have been showing that they lairs. They scream about spending but pass bill after bill that increases spending and does not have any way to pay for it.

    As for the choices in youcut they are pretty have GOP favored ones. Best one of the choices was the cutting of the union substation.
     
  5. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    but still no one in the GOP I've seen has admited that atleast 80 percent of this debt were in is there fault. the debt all the sudden became the big priorty as soon as Obama took office.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Seems gimmicky, and of course the only people that are going to participate are the GOP loyalists anyway (I would never have heard about this if it wasn't for here).

    They really seem to love setting up their own echo chambers.
     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Worth a try? It's nothing but a publicity stunt!

    You go to http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/ and there's the following items to choose to cut...

    Presidential Election Fund ($260 million in savings)
    What are the chances this program would be here if a Democrat wasn't occupying the White House?
    Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities ($600 million in savings)
    Socialist unions destroying America
    HUD Program for Doctoral Dissertations ($1 million in savings)
    1 million in savings? We are facing a fiscal crisis and you want to focus on 1 million?
    New Non-Reformed Welfare Program ($2.5 billion in savings)
    Gotta go after those Cadillac-driving welfare abusers
    Eliminate Wealthier Communities from CDBG ($2.6 billion in savings)
    This one they probably threw in just to make it look like they weren't only going after the working class.


    So you get to pick one of these programs to cut, each week there will be one "winner" and the GOP will vote on whether they approve this cut.

    P-U-B-L-I-C-I-T-Y S-T-U-N-T

    Now you can suggest programs to include in this list and I suggested a 75% cut in our military spending. What are the chances that ever finds its way onto the Republican agenda? 500 BILLION dollars a year of budget savings? That would sure go a long way to solving some of our fiscal problems.
     
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    Eraserhead,

    [name calling deleted]

    Please take a step back and attempt to understand the sacrifices each servicemember has to endure, year in and year out, to make this the best country in the world.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    HawaiiMacAddict, please take a deep breath and stop your ridiculous, jingoistic ranting. Eraserhead is not American. The 1st Amendment (a) does not apply to him, and (b) does not apply to a privately-run internet forum either. Nobody is suggesting that US military pay should be reduced, but that some of the overkill capability and the 700-odd overseas bases might be scaled back. We are not "all Americans", nor are we all "liberals", nor do we all necessarily agree that the USA is the "best country in the world", so your sweeping generalisations merely serve to highlight your own sweeping prejudice.

    Incidentally, calling people "idiots" is against forum rules.
     
  11. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Only if our allies want to beef up their military a bit, we are on the edge of a new war right now as it is.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    We are? With whom? And the only ones starting large scale wars these days is us.
     
  13. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Iran or N.K. would be two good choices, add Israel into the mix and we'd have a real good time. Its obvious Iran doesn't respect us or care what we want out of them. I don't think we're ready to fight a real war again, the US can't stomach it.
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good choices? OMG- GOOD CHOICES? Seriously?

    You don't remember the last "good choice" we made?
     
  15. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Good choices for a choice of what war could possibly break out, not that we should be over starting one.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    How utterly ridiculous. There is no reason to go to war with either of them.
     
  17. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    People just aren't informed enough on economics to really make good decisions. They're more likely to direct money based on their fears and prejudices. Say your papers come out with a lot of anti-Iran nuclear threat nonsense, people aren't going to cut money from the military, they'll vote to cut breaks to small businesses or what have you.

    I just don't trust people enough to make impartial and informed decisions on spending.
     
  18. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes you don't make the choices.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Wow.
     
  20. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    How those sanctions working out?
     
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    You seriously just said that we should go to war with a country because they aren't doing what we want them to. How about they actually become a real threat before you go off on your killing sprees?
     
  22. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    where did you get that from?
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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    I think it was because they don't respect you. That's even more unforgivable.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    What do you mean where did I get that from??

    Completely agree. If they don't fear us enough to do anything we ask, surely we should just invade. ;)
     

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