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GOP senator calls for changing automatic spending cuts
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Washington (CNN) -- Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania called Sunday for reconfiguring the automatic spending cuts required by Congress due to last week's failure by the special joint deficit reduction committee to reach a deal.

Toomey, a member of the so-called "super committee," told the ABC program "This Week" that he wanted to change the formula for making $1.2 trillion in budget cuts mandated under legislation passed in August.

The law, which Toomey opposed, said the cuts must be evenly divided between the military and domestic spending. Social Security, Medicaid, food stamps, veterans' benefits and other politically sensitive programs are spared the budget ax.

Toomey expressed the view of conservatives that the required cuts were weighted too heavily toward the military. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, a Democrat, also has warned that the automatic cuts will undermine military capability.


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  -GOP senator calls for changing automatic spending cuts jpak  Nov-27-11 02:53 PM   #0 
  - Cuts for the Military they want to use against the Jilted Citizens  FreakinDJ   Nov-27-11 03:04 PM   #1 
  - We knew this would happen.  Seedersandleechers   Nov-27-11 03:06 PM   #2 
  - Too bad!  W T F   Nov-27-11 03:08 PM   #3 
  - I am ashamed for my state and the losers that voted him in.  appleannie1   Nov-27-11 03:12 PM   #4 
  - How did that Jr. Senator even get on the Super Committee in the first place?  appleannie1   Nov-27-11 03:13 PM   #5 
  - My guess would be his resume as former president of Club for Growth and his  wisteria   Nov-28-11 12:06 AM   #32 
  - Easy, the only thing they had to do to get on was agree to say "no" to any proposal  cstanleytech   Nov-28-11 12:21 AM   #33 
  - Too many voters stayed home. Hopefully he'll be a one term  libinnyandia   Nov-27-11 06:16 PM   #15 
  - Ditto from another PA-er!  Marie Marie   Nov-27-11 10:11 PM   #26 
  - Obama has said he will veto any such attempt....  Swede Atlanta    Nov-27-11 03:16 PM   #6 
  - Cut the military by 50%  krucial   Nov-27-11 06:44 PM   #19 
     - If you mean the budget by 50% then I agree, its just criminal tha we are spending billions more than  cstanleytech   Nov-28-11 12:23 AM   #34 
  - something for the obama-did-x- so-nows-he's-lost-my-vote crowd to keep in mind  leftyohiolib   Nov-27-11 03:36 PM   #7 
  - But Obama pledged to VETO any attempts to alter the supercommittee failure  alp227   Nov-27-11 07:28 PM   #21 
     - yes excpt the cuts dont go into effect till 2013  leftyohiolib   Nov-28-11 04:06 PM   #37 
  - Of course Tommey and the GOP can say whatever they want.. getting it thourgh congress and..  DCBob   Nov-27-11 03:40 PM   #8 
  - No more special rights for pampered defense contractors  bluestateguy   Nov-27-11 03:47 PM   #9 
  - One word  Sherman A1   Nov-27-11 04:25 PM   #10 
  - Prediction: Military cuts will be nearly eliminated. Bush/Obama tax  Doctor_J   Nov-27-11 05:18 PM   #11 
  - You're right, of course. But we must now endure the silly theater.  PSPS   Nov-27-11 05:48 PM   #13 
  - They undermine military capability?  Jack Sprat   Nov-27-11 05:29 PM   #12 
  - this is why  droidamus2   Nov-27-11 06:04 PM   #14 
  - President Norquist doesn't like the automatic spending cuts  jmowreader   Nov-27-11 06:25 PM   #16 
  - This Reflects Bad Faith Negotiations  DallasNE   Nov-27-11 06:28 PM   #17 
  - Fuck Toomey like he wants to fuck us.  jerseyjack   Nov-27-11 06:37 PM   #18 
  - Doomey is a Bagger...enough said about that.  SoapBox   Nov-27-11 07:21 PM   #20 
  - Then maybe  quakerboy   Nov-27-11 07:48 PM   #22 
  - the military cuts don't go anywhere near far enough.  bowens43   Nov-27-11 07:55 PM   #23 
  - Well maybe then they should have worked for the american people rather than their party.  cstanleytech   Nov-27-11 07:58 PM   #24 
  - "...automatic cuts will undermine military capability."  unkachuck   Nov-27-11 08:15 PM   #25 
  - well gee pat  PatrynXX   Nov-27-11 10:17 PM   #27 
  - "Social Security, Medicaid,..."  ZombieHorde   Nov-27-11 10:18 PM   #28 
  - Tough shit asshole..nt  and-justice-for-all   Nov-27-11 10:19 PM   #29 
  - Leon is a Bushbot!  Hubert Flottz   Nov-28-11 12:02 AM   #30 
  - Of course he would, and next will be Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy.  wisteria   Nov-28-11 12:05 AM   #31 
  - "The view of conservatives"  MarcoS   Nov-28-11 04:26 AM   #35 
  - fuck you, Toomey. GOP's love to change the rules when the game doesn't end in their favor.  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-28-11 02:20 PM   #36 
  - I'm sure Ben Nelson will support Toomey & the other tea-bag Senate Republi-cons  red dog 1   Nov-28-11 05:27 PM   #38 

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