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08-31-2012 07:18 AM  5 years agoPost 1
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In remarks certain not to endear him to the liberal media, Mitt Romney has told CBS News that federal subsidies for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) have to end. AIM has argued for years that the taxpayers should not be forced to underwrite the liberal programming on public television.

The headline, “Romney: I’d cut PBS, Obamacare, arts subsidies,” is running over a Romney interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley. Asked for specific budget cuts, Romney listed “the subsidy for PBS, the subsidy for Amtrak, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts” and “the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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http://www.aim.org/aim-column/romne...g-of-public-tv/

Yahoo!!!!!!!!! Way to go Mitt

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08-31-2012 08:05 AM  5 years agoPost 2
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Our government must shrink or our freedoms will shrink.

There is no way around that.

If Romney wins, he will cut government in HUGE amounts. No one is going to miss it and no one is going to be starving in the streets because of it.

Its called responsible leadership.

$5 trillion in debt in less than 3 1/2 years without taking any responsibility for it at all or even recognizing it is NOT responsible leadership.

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08-31-2012 08:27 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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I was listening to to the radio about the government subsdies for AMTRAK is absolutely crazy. AMTRAK has been losing millions per year for many years and the government keeps them going. Any small business and the government would have thrown them under the bus.

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08-31-2012 08:30 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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I was listening to to the radio about the government subsdies for AMTRAK is absolutely crazy. AMTRAK has been losing millions per year for many years and the government keeps them going. Any small business and the government would have thrown them under the bus.
And thats just one aspect of the waste and fraud in an overburdened, over sized federal government that no one can possibly manage.

We have huge amounts of room to cut the size of our government and pay down our debts.

If its not done, and our southern borders closed solid, the USA will die.

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08-31-2012 02:32 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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Amtrak, post office, bay bridge, social security, the Fannies, the big dig, can the government run anything. Why do people believe big government can help?

What would happen if the government ran all the oil companies, gas would be 20 buck a gallon and the tax payer would still have to bail out the industry

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08-31-2012 04:48 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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Now we're talking!! The $146 million that PBS gets from the Feds each year is almost 0.004% of the total budget!! Now THAT is really taking the bull by the horns.

Put another way, if you had a monthly budget of say $2,000 his cuts would mean saving over EIGHTY CENTS!!!!!!!!!!! You have to give it to him for taking such a bold stance!!

Or, you could look at this as a meaningless gesture designed to be red meat for the folks who think PBS, NPR, and such are tools of the communist, socialist, atheist, intellectual smarty-pants cabal that has ruined this country. You know, the morons.

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08-31-2012 04:56 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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Now we're talking!! The $146 million that PBS gets from the Feds each year is almost 0.004% of the total budget!! Now THAT is really taking the bull by the horns.
You have to start somewhere.

Besides, that amount of money is far from pocket change.

Its a starting point.
Or, you could look at this as a meaningless gesture designed to be red meat for the folks who think PBS, NPR, and such are tools of the communist, socialist, atheist, intellectual smarty-pants cabal that has ruined this country. You know, the morons.
I wouldn't call them all that. But, i would call them morons.

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08-31-2012 05:21 PM  5 years agoPost 8
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Yep, cut 146 million but increase military spending by how many billions. Great plan to get us out of dept. I wonder how many wars Mitt would put us into if he is elected?

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08-31-2012 05:33 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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Yep, cut 146 million but increase military spending by how many billions. Great plan to get us out of dept. I wonder how many wars Mitt would put us into if he is elected?
Ah yes, the old lefty playbook that all republicans are war mongers.

Getting kinda old.

But, you can go for it if you like.

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08-31-2012 06:04 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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Now we're talking!! The $146 million that PBS gets from the Feds each year is almost 0.004% of the total budget!! Now THAT is really taking the bull by the horns.
Put another way, if you had a monthly budget of say $2,000 his cuts would mean saving over EIGHTY CENTS!!!!!!!!!!! You have to give it to him for taking such a bold stance!!
Or, you could look at this as a meaningless gesture designed to be red meat for the folks who think PBS, NPR, and such are tools of the communist, socialist, atheist, intellectual smarty-pants cabal that has ruined this country. You know, the morons.
Damn......I wish this site had a "Like" button...........

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08-31-2012 06:05 PM  5 years agoPost 11
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Ah yes, the old lefty playbook that all republicans are war mongers.
Getting kinda old.
Democrats want to reduce military spending and republicans want to increase military spending. You can not deny that as fact.

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08-31-2012 06:10 PM  5 years agoPost 12
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Democrats want to reduce military spending and republicans want to increase military spending. You can not deny that as fact.
Nothing is wrong with cutting military spending.

Like Ron Paul says; If anyone believes they cannot see anywhere in the military to cut spending, they are foolish.

I agree with that.

What I don't agree with is that the Democritters do not wish to cut anything else. The catastrophic waste and fraud will continue unabated under them as though its a planned action to promote it. $5 trillion in additional debt in just 3 1/2 years should be evidence of that. If you don't see that, then you are drinking to much kool aid again.

Thats a big problem. Very big.

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08-31-2012 06:41 PM  5 years agoPost 13
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Less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law, President Barack Obama proposed a spending plan to Congress that cuts funding to programs that assist the working poor, help the needy heat their homes, and expand access to graduate-level education, undermining the kind of community-based organizations that helped Obama launch his political career in Chicago.

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Just a few examples of what Obama has proposed. He wants to take away that give away stuff you hate so much.

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President Obama's budget for 2012 takes a sharp knife to government spending, with proposed cuts that will reduce deficits by hundreds of billions of dollars over 10 years.

The cuts hit far and wide: airports, heat subsidies for the poor, water treatment plants and Pell grants are just some of the targets. In total, half of all government agencies would see their funding reduced from 2010 levels.

The bulk of the cuts are needed to support Obama's proposed five-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending, for $400 billion in savings. It's a small part of the federal budget, but one that is responsible for many popular government activities.

The president's budget, which is expected to meet tough resistance in Congress, would eliminate or reduce funding to a total of 200 government programs for savings of $33 billion in 2012 alone.

It was a "very difficult" budget, said White House budget chief Jacob Lew on State of the Union with Candy Crowley. "We have to make tough trade-offs."

In a move that is sure to anger Democrats from cold-weather states, the administration will propose cutting $2.5 billion from a program that helps low-income people pay their energy bills during periods of extreme weather.

The American Gas Association, an industry group that represents natural gas companies, predicts 3.2 million households, and 9 million individuals, would be affected.

Some parts of the Pell grant program are also on the chopping block. The budget will propose eliminating Pell grants for summer school, and making interest on federal loans for graduate students build up during school; currently, the interest tab doesn't start running until after graduation. The administration said that those cuts would help preserve the maximum Pell grant of $5,500.

According to the administration, the savings would be $8 billion dollars next year, and $60 billion dollars over 10 years.

The budget also laid out Obama's proposal to cut defense spending, a politically tricky area. Including spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2012 defense budget would come in at more than 5% below 2011 request. Savings come from in part from a drawdown of forces in Iraq, and also from $78 billion in cuts identified by the Pentagon.

The budget proposed slashing a quarter of the government's funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative -- a move that will save $125 million.

Obama is asking Congress to scale back a community service grant program, and cut a community development program that funds projects like housing, sewers and streets, and economic development. The two reductions will save around $650 million.

Taken as a whole package, the White House says its budget would cut deficits by $1.1 trillion over 10 years.

But before becoming law, the proposal will have to survive a marathon budget process, and House Republicans who favor far more severe cutbacks and Democrats in both chambers who think Obama went too far.

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08-31-2012 07:19 PM  5 years agoPost 14
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Less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law
Thats a poor start my friend.

All he did was extend the Bush tax cuts.

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08-31-2012 08:40 PM  5 years agoPost 15
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President Obama's budget for 2012 takes a sharp knife to government spending, with proposed cuts that will reduce deficits by hundreds of billions of dollars over 10 years.
I hate to break the bad news to you but this is a bunch of bull. If he was really all for reducing the debt. He has raised the debt more than any than the combined presidents from Washington thru George H.W. Bush. I don't care about his proposals. Please answer this question. What has he done to reduce the debt? I am willing to be that you will not even answer this question. You will bounce around it. BTW, I have a quote and article to back me up.
That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/oba...rough-george-hw

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08-31-2012 08:52 PM  5 years agoPost 16
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That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.
For one thing the national debt was at 9 trillion when he took office, not 4.1672. So he has not accrued more than all the previous presidents combined.

As for what he has done, that is pretty obvious that he hasn't been able to since it has continued to climb. Does that answer your question?

If Mitt gets elected hopefully he will get more corporation from Congress then Obama got.

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08-31-2012 09:03 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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For one thing the national debt was at 9 trillion when he took office, not 4.1672. So he has not accrued more than all the previous presidents combined.
Really? Are you really that blind? Can you not read the article that was attached? Can you really deny the quote that is below? He has been in office long enough, who cares what it was when he entered. The subject is done and over with. Let's talk about his track record in office. BTW, if you feel this is not true, then show me some proof.

Quote from the article.

Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion

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08-31-2012 09:46 PM  5 years agoPost 18
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Phaedrus:
Now we're talking!! The $146 million that PBS gets from the Feds each year is almost 0.004% of the total budget!! Now THAT is really taking the bull by the horns.
Spoken in sarcasm like a true Libtard. That same attitude has gotten us into this mess.

What's spending another $146,000,000 million gonna hurt? Just add it to the $15,000,000,000,000 already owed.

Nice to hand off that kind of debt to the next generation, but who cares, IT'S ALL FREE NOW right?

If Gwynn Eifel were smart, she'd get busy writing a book about Romney so that she could "impartially" capitalize on his victory. The "impartial" PBS anchor sure made out well last time when given the chance to moderate a debate.

I just love my tax dollars paying the salaries of closet libs. Gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. After Romney wins, they should pay Limbaugh a ridiculous salary to take Tavis Smiley's gig over there. Limbaugh is "impartial" too you know.

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08-31-2012 10:48 PM  5 years agoPost 19
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Really? Are you really that blind? Can you not read the article that was attached? Can you really deny the quote that is below? He has been in office long enough, who cares what it was when he entered. The subject is done and over with. Let's talk about his track record in office. BTW, if you feel this is not true, then show me some proof.
You were right and I was wrong, the national debt was not 9 trillion when Obama took office, it was 10.626 trillion.

I guess you are the blind one because that same article you linked to says what I just said.

When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the Treasury Department, the total national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08.

As does this article, it has a pretty picture incase you can't read english.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_...han-under-bush/

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08-31-2012 10:57 PM  5 years agoPost 20
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