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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 01:50 PM
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17. Where are the budget cuts going to come from if we don't cut defense?
Edited on Sun Dec-19-10 02:35 PM by Cali_Democrat
The tax deal will leave a huge hole in the budget for the next several years.
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  -Obama will likely unveil Social Security cuts in the State of the Union Address according to sources Cali_Democrat  Dec-19-10 01:29 PM   #0 
  - Actually the Pentagon budget is the best candidate for cuts.  MadMaddie   Dec-19-10 01:32 PM   #1 
  - Sure the fuck is....  and-justice-for-all   Dec-19-10 11:03 PM   #69 
  - Suuuuuure...  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-19-10 01:32 PM   #2 
  - What's your take on eliminating the mortgage interest deduction?  PurityOfEssence   Dec-19-10 03:43 PM   #37 
  - Politico?  The Velveteen Ocelot   Dec-19-10 01:33 PM   #3 
  - Robert Kuttner. And yes, how difficult to imagine Obama blinking first.  villager   Dec-19-10 01:34 PM   #4 
     - Not very.  senseandsensibility   Dec-19-10 01:41 PM   #13 
     - I'll believe it when I see it  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-19-10 01:42 PM   #14 
        - "When you see it?" Haven't noticed Obama blinking first, yet?  villager   Dec-19-10 02:00 PM   #22 
        - No, actually  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-19-10 02:32 PM   #26 
           - well, you have a good one, too  villager   Dec-19-10 05:41 PM   #57 
        - "Hack" = liberal writer who doesn't sufficiently slobber over Obama n/t  brentspeak   Dec-19-10 05:06 PM   #50 
           - You got the slobbering correct.  great white snark   Dec-19-10 05:37 PM   #56 
           - Kuttner is the co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute and the American Prospect  brentspeak   Dec-19-10 07:37 PM   #60 
           - Hello, friend!  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-19-10 05:56 PM   #58 
  - Reaching...aren't we?! Now we go to Politico for factual news. Rumors and conjectures..  vaberella   Dec-19-10 01:35 PM   #5 
  - Where are the budget cuts going to come from if we don't cut defense?  Cali_Democrat   Dec-19-10 01:50 PM   #17 
  - We might not do anything about it. I predict that the deficit will go up in the  totodeinhere   Dec-19-10 02:42 PM   #27 
     - ah, the Cheney doctrine - deficits don't matter (until the US is bankrupt, that is)  sad sally   Dec-21-10 12:01 AM   #74 
  - And, this is the typical and predictable first defense.  tekisui   Dec-28-10 01:32 PM   #121 
  - For fuck's sake. Politico, unnamed sources, called it a "scheme".  great white snark   Dec-19-10 01:36 PM   #6 
  - Thank you!  GoCubsGo   Dec-19-10 04:45 PM   #48 
  - I think that qualifies as gospel truth in some quarters.  AtomicKitten   Dec-21-10 01:51 AM   #75 
  - SS has ZERO impact on deficits  DJ13   Dec-19-10 01:37 PM   #7 
  - Not anymore. The Payroll tax cut is covered by funding SS through the deficit.  Pholus   Dec-19-10 03:04 PM   #30 
  - Politico? Oh, sure, I believe EVERYTHING the Republican blog outlet says.  Ikonoklast   Dec-19-10 01:38 PM   #8 
  - Politico may be right leaning but Kuttner sure as hell isn't.  jtown1123   Dec-28-10 01:29 PM   #118 
  - That's weak. They should cut the military. We could save Social Security by closing a few bases.  craigmatic   Dec-19-10 01:39 PM   #9 
  - Robert "Evil Twin" Kuttner is  ProSense   Dec-19-10 01:40 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-19-10 05:08 PM   #51 
  - He's a "hack" because he's not somebody paid to write gushing praise of Obama n/t  brentspeak   Dec-19-10 07:40 PM   #61 
  - No, he's a hack because this piece is garbage  ProSense   Dec-19-10 08:43 PM   #65 
     - Not as much desperation as those of us  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 06:35 PM   #99 
     - He is not desperate. He and other econs have been begging Obama to give them  jtown1123   Dec-28-10 01:30 PM   #119 
  - So if Obama proposes cuts to social security and medicare  Warren Stupidity   Dec-22-10 06:44 PM   #101 
  - Are these the cuts that occur 50 years ?  dkf   Dec-19-10 01:40 PM   #11 
  - Why Would President Obama  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-19-10 01:40 PM   #12 
  - Because the repugs want him to?  senseandsensibility   Dec-19-10 01:43 PM   #16 
  - Do You Believe He Would Harm His Reelection Chances Because The Repubs Want Him To?  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-19-10 01:53 PM   #20 
     - Yes  senseandsensibility   Dec-19-10 03:25 PM   #32 
     - HELLO!!!  Skittles   Dec-20-10 04:50 AM   #71 
  - Why would president Obama  PoliticAverse   Dec-19-10 04:32 PM   #46 
  - He didn't....  RichGirl   Dec-19-10 05:13 PM   #52 
     - Um, wow...  PoliticAverse   Dec-19-10 05:17 PM   #54 
  - Why did he put it at risk by cutting the payroll tax and shifting the funding  dflprincess   Dec-19-10 08:33 PM   #63 
  - Because he's a tool of corporate USAmerica?  ProudDad   Dec-21-10 05:33 PM   #83 
  - Cuz Chinese won't buy our debt any more  golfguru   Dec-21-10 10:46 PM   #87 
  - More totally unsubstantiated rumormongering from Politico? Unrec.  ClarkUSA   Dec-19-10 01:42 PM   #15 
  - Then he might as well announce he will not seek a second term.  yourout   Dec-19-10 01:52 PM   #18 
  - thumbs up.  Donnachaidh   Dec-19-10 02:19 PM   #24 
  - As pissed as I am at Obama I refuse to believe this until it actually happens  budkin   Dec-19-10 01:53 PM   #19 
  - And that, sadly, is the standard Democratic response to all that is Barack Obama  PurityOfEssence   Dec-19-10 03:36 PM   #34 
  - Politico  Robbins   Dec-19-10 01:55 PM   #21 
  - Obama's done some weird things recently I don't agree with, but this seems a bit much  high density   Dec-19-10 02:02 PM   #23 
  - No surprise. He's already said he wants to lift the cap.  pa28   Dec-19-10 02:27 PM   #25 
  - This is not surprising to say the least. In fact, many of were made fun of  Exilednight   Dec-19-10 02:48 PM   #28 
  - No, only the ones that take Politico as 'fact'.  Ikonoklast   Dec-19-10 03:58 PM   #39 
     - well, let's see who's  Exilednight   Dec-19-10 04:04 PM   #41 
     - Bookmarked n/t.  Ikonoklast   Dec-19-10 04:08 PM   #42 
     - Politico may be a joke here but on the hill it's daily reading along with  jtown1123   Dec-28-10 01:31 PM   #120 
  - I predict very soon there are going to be a lot of born again deficit hawks on DU  Hello_Kitty   Dec-19-10 02:51 PM   #29 
  - If he goes after SS and Medicare, he can forget about 2012.  Vinca   Dec-19-10 03:11 PM   #31 
  - You bet.  TheCowsCameHome   Dec-19-10 03:37 PM   #35 
  - Obama has no other option  golfguru   Dec-19-10 03:28 PM   #33 
  - Well, not now that he's cut off the revenues to please the unpleasably privileged...  PurityOfEssence   Dec-19-10 03:41 PM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-19-10 03:59 PM   #40 
  - I never understood why donations to religion are tax-deductible  golfguru   Dec-19-10 07:45 PM   #62 
  - The military budget that passed the house yesterday was well over 700 Billion  Cali_Democrat   Dec-19-10 06:51 PM   #59 
  - they do not need to be cut at all. Please don't let any right wing zealots convince you otherwise.  jtown1123   Dec-28-10 01:33 PM   #122 
  - That would be very foolish but we shall see soon enough.  Kdillard   Dec-19-10 03:55 PM   #38 
  - I'm sharpening up the pitchforks and heating up the tar...  bvar22   Dec-19-10 04:21 PM   #43 
  - I'm going to wait and see  Juche   Dec-19-10 04:26 PM   #44 
  - anything to distract from Obama's recent successes  Aramchek   Dec-19-10 04:29 PM   #45 
  - President Obama will NOT be "cutting Social Security".  bvar22   Dec-19-10 04:41 PM   #47 
  - A very sad +1 n/t  Catherina   Dec-19-10 04:52 PM   #49 
  - You forgot the one  ProSense   Dec-19-10 05:21 PM   #55 
  - Not so sure. 6 months ago I would have said extending Bush's tax cuts would end a Dem career...  Pholus   Dec-19-10 11:01 PM   #68 
  - And if there are problems, they can be fixed "later" n/t  dflprincess   Dec-19-10 08:35 PM   #64 
  - Wow, what a list of BFDs!  bigwillq   Dec-20-10 08:17 AM   #72 
  - That's about it.  Hell Hath No Fury   Dec-21-10 10:25 AM   #77 
  - yeah, yeah, those talking points will sickening and repeated over and over!  egoclothes   Dec-21-10 03:10 PM   #78 
  - After giving tax cuts for the rich, he would be crazy to do that in the SOU address  EndElectoral   Dec-19-10 05:13 PM   #53 
  - This is also posted at Daily Kos  ProSense   Dec-19-10 08:49 PM   #66 
  - +1 n/t  politicasista   Dec-21-10 04:49 PM   #81 
  - Bush tried to mess with Social Security and got hammered...  ProudDad   Dec-21-10 05:32 PM   #82 
  - Wait, isn't the president the most progressive president ever??  4dsc   Dec-19-10 08:52 PM   #67 
  - bloody hell that is absurd....  and-justice-for-all   Dec-19-10 11:06 PM   #70 
  - Well, we know it's coming. Only a matter of how much and when. SS will be in trouble in 10 years..  Honeycombe8   Dec-20-10 07:10 PM   #73 
  - Cutting the war budget  ProudDad   Dec-21-10 05:35 PM   #84 
  - No, that's not enough. SS was in trouble before then. We've known  Honeycombe8   Dec-21-10 10:21 PM   #85 
     - NO IT WAS NOT!!!  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 11:53 AM   #88 
        - Thank you so much for preaching the truth. Makes me sick to hear  OwnedByFerrets   Dec-22-10 06:53 PM   #104 
  - 27 years  Warren Stupidity   Dec-22-10 06:46 PM   #102 
  - Hee. Bunch of crazy paranoids  impik   Dec-21-10 04:24 AM   #76 
  - I tend to take a wait and see attitude  WI_DEM   Dec-21-10 03:16 PM   #79 
  - So Obama's going to start negotiations by offering cuts to Social Security?  CreekDog   Dec-21-10 03:23 PM   #80 
  - Obama  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 11:54 AM   #89 
  - how true, then he's a genius when  704wipes   Dec-22-10 11:50 PM   #105 
  - He have away first with the health "reform" and with the  egoclothes   Dec-24-10 03:07 PM   #111 
  - Define "cuts". Some people call the lack of a COLA a "cut".  boppers   Dec-21-10 10:40 PM   #86 
  - Both are cuts...  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 11:57 AM   #90 
     - Hm...  boppers   Dec-22-10 05:29 PM   #93 
        - Social Insurance Policy...  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 06:30 PM   #95 
  - Well, we either have to cut or come up with 2.5 trillion  Recursion   Dec-22-10 12:33 PM   #91 
  - You had better come up with the FUCKING 2.5 TRILLION  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 06:31 PM   #96 
  - OK, where do we get it from?  Recursion   Dec-23-10 08:31 AM   #106 
     - From the part of the budget that services debt.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-23-10 08:50 AM   #107 
     - "2.5T paid out over 25 years is 100B/yr"  ProudDad   Dec-23-10 11:50 AM   #109 
     - Well, we could have gotten it from the rich fucks  ProudDad   Dec-23-10 11:48 AM   #108 
  - well then which other t-bills are we also going to default on?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-22-10 06:48 PM   #103 
  - Tax breaks for the rich, cut Social Security  Cherchez la Femme   Dec-22-10 02:22 PM   #92 
  - You've got that right..  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 06:33 PM   #97 
  - Do we have to wait until it actually happens, or can we start hating him now?  11 Bravo   Dec-22-10 06:23 PM   #94 
  - Who's hating?  ProudDad   Dec-22-10 06:34 PM   #98 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-27-10 06:12 PM   #117 
  - The school of thought here seems to favor getting a head start preemptively.  AtomicKitten   Dec-22-10 06:43 PM   #100 
     - It's already started  ProudDad   Dec-23-10 11:52 AM   #110 
     - Nobody wants this to happen. We are trying to give everyone a heads up so that maybe  jtown1123   Dec-28-10 01:35 PM   #123 
  - I wonder how the coming cuts  Jakes Progress   Dec-24-10 04:07 PM   #112 
  - SS and Medicare are not a part of the actual budget...  rasputin1952   Dec-27-10 03:13 AM   #113 
  - This is not a time for cuts in domestic spending, particularly  mmonk   Dec-27-10 05:48 AM   #114 
  - It is obvious that it's a done deal.  blindpig   Dec-27-10 02:45 PM   #115 
  - If he does it'll be the end of his presidency. Nobody wants to see that.  craigmatic   Dec-27-10 03:19 PM   #116 
 

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