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Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:14 PM

romney will replace cuts to defense with cuts to food stamps (ryan spills the beans)

If Mitt Romney wins in November, he and a Republican Congress will fast track legislation early next year to replace across the board defense cuts with cuts to food stamps and other programs for needy Americans.

“In January our intention is that if we don’t fix it in the lame duck is to fix it retroactively once a new session of Congress takes place,” Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, told a crowd in North Carolina Thursday, “We have procedural way in the Senate to advance that legislation very quickly and get it to the next President of the United States who I believe is going to be Mitt Romney, to pass that into law and retroactively prevent that sequester from taking place in January.”

Ryan was referring to legislation House Republicans passed earlier this year to avert sequestration — the penalty Congress imposed on itself, on a bipartisan basis, for not reaching an agreement on more targeted legislation to reduce the deficit. Sequestration will cause deep, abrupt cuts to both defense and non-defense programs starting early next year, and for the next 10 years, unless Congress overturns it or replaces it with other savings.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/paul-ryan-mitt-romney-defense-sequestration.php

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Reply romney will replace cuts to defense with cuts to food stamps (ryan spills the beans) (Original post)
arely staircase Aug 2012 OP
Kalidurga Aug 2012 #1
arely staircase Aug 2012 #5
phasma ex machina Aug 2012 #6
arely staircase Aug 2012 #8
ananda Aug 2012 #2
arely staircase Aug 2012 #4
Historic NY Aug 2012 #3
arely staircase Aug 2012 #7
queenjane Aug 2012 #9
arely staircase Aug 2012 #10
surrealAmerican Aug 2012 #11
Incitatus Aug 2012 #16
surrealAmerican Aug 2012 #17
Johonny Aug 2012 #12
arely staircase Aug 2012 #14
IDemo Aug 2012 #13
arely staircase Aug 2012 #19
librechik Aug 2012 #15
Bucky Aug 2012 #18
arely staircase Aug 2012 #20

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. They would literally rather have children starve than lose one dollar for the MIC.

It is time to get every last Republican off the national stage. It would be even better if they were just out altogether.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:24 PM

5. absolutely

that is what they are all about.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:26 PM

6. +1 Repukes *love* big government when it comes to its war machine. nt

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 07:25 AM

8. and they like poor people

to fight and die for it

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:19 PM

2. Boy these Reeps have no shame.

They're not even trying to pretend to appear decent.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:22 PM

4. it is open season on women, the poor, and minorities

the reason the threw akin under the bus is because he said what they all believe.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:21 PM

3. Bullets taste better with a little lemon & butter....

we going to keep spending our way to our own demise like the soviets.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:30 PM

7. or the british or the romans......

how many times must one see this movie to know it doesn't end well for the empire in the long run?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 08:29 AM

9. They're being really blatant about their goals & intentions

Guess they figure that the rabid racism still prevalent in this country will blind the masses to their destructive aims.

And unfortunately, they are probably right.


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Response to queenjane (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:58 PM

10. yep. my

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:04 PM

11. If they starve the poor ...

... there won't be anybody left to fight their well-supplied wars.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:35 PM

16. Or the poor will have no choice but to enlist and fight their wars if they want to eat. nt

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:38 PM

17. We're already at that point.

The malnourished won't be healthy enough to qualify for military service.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:13 PM

12. in all honesty if they win congress and white house

we will never hear about the debt again for 4 years. They will start a war with Iran/Pakistan or North Korea and raise the yearly debt over 2 trillion. Then 4 years will pass and we'll get to hear once again how deeply concerned they are about the national debt. It's the same * for 30 years now.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

14. yeah

I don't remember them caring too much about it during the W years or Reagan's terms either

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:21 PM

13. Let them eat F35's?

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed." - Dwight Eisenhower

How literal his quote has become.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:43 PM

19. ike

Couldn't win a gop primary today, except maybe in new england. Let's build infrastructure and flouridate the water and teach evolution would go over with the baggers like a whore im church

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:32 PM

15. let them eat ammo.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:42 PM

18. We could balance the budget if each famiiy recieved $200,000 less in food stamps each year

By criminy, it's a plan!

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Response to Bucky (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

20. +1 nt

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