gop-tea-pub:

Take a look at this chart! Look at spending in 1990, then look over the last several years. Entitlement spending has gone up, while defense spending has gone down?! If we need to save money, why not take it from entitlements??

gop-tea-pub:

Take a look at this chart! Look at spending in 1990, then look over the last several years. Entitlement spending has gone up, while defense spending has gone down?! If we need to save money, why not take it from entitlements??

tokillthedragon:

Inflation.

Government.

tokillthedragon:

Inflation.

Government.

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robert-cabot-lodge:

madamescherzo:

liberalbutnotpartisan:

wagrobanite:

think-progress:

Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans

Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!

Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.

News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.

You privileged, elitist pricks.

I have absolutely no sympathy for these poseurs. Yes, they drag around a bunch of cameras down to the store to show how hard they are having it. Well I’ve been on food stamps, and believe it or not, we did far better as a family on foodstamps than off of them! What these bozos need to do is return our country to an ethic where people can work and provide, where saving money and not over taxing the people is the norm. What a detestable lot. Piss on them!

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They also don’t factor in that most people on food stamps also get housing assistance, medical coverage, help paying for electric and water, free internet and other subsidies. Factor all that into the mix and the “poor” actually make more money than some entry level office jobs.

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asker

circuitfry-deactivated20130825 asked: Forgive me. 2006 was a time when I was too young to understand what new bills were coming out and affecting what. I guess I'm admitting that I don't know anything at all about the bills that were passed before my generation matured enough to comprehend what was happening. Those three bills, what were they meant to do and what do they really do?

No problem. I’m not here to belittle or talk down to anyone. I’m 29 and didn’t really get into politics until I was 24, so I understand. Nothing wrong with that. :P

1. The stimulus bill. This bill was created with creating jobs in mind. The administration (Obama) and Congress said it was full of “shovel-ready” jobs and would put America back to work. They wrote it up, took it to committee and voted on it in such little time that most admit they never even read it. In reality, this bill created very few jobs and the ones that it did create cost nearly $2 million each to the taxpayers. It also funded “junk” programs such as studies into how long a shrimp could run, the mating habits of mice and even sent million overseas to non-American companies. Many who voted for it now admit it did little to nothing to help the economy and create jobs, but we are still paying for it. (fyi, it cost a total of about $1.4 trillion)

2. The omnibus. It was another bill that spent about $400 billion all around the country in hopes of, again, creating jobs. It too was filled with pork spending and junk programs. It was passed with very little debate and many who voted for it didn’t even read it (again).

3. Obamacare. This, as you probably know, is President Obama’s signature legislation. It is supposed to provide healthcare and insurance to those who normally could not afford it. Sounds great. In reality it enacts numerous new taxes on the medical industry, fines you if you decide to not buy insurance and is projected to cause healthcare premiums to go up 100 - 400%. On top of all that it is not even going to provide everyone with healthcare or insurance. It too was never debated or read before it was passed.

Together, those 3 bills (among MANY others) are costing the American public billions and that number continues to grow. Most of the regulations needed to implement Obamacare aren’t even written yet and many experts say the only way for it to work is to raise taxes on everyone.

Of all the problems with Obama (and America in general), the debt is our biggest and could even compromise our national security.

Anyways, hope this helps. :)

The Republicans are missing the point… AGAIN.

The liberal goal over the fiscal cliff is not taxes and revenue. That is a clever excuse for their true goal, the military. Liberals have been trying to cut the military for years with little success. If they force us over the fiscal cliff then they get 60 years of their agenda in the blink of an eye.

All of this AND they will be able to blame the Republicans. For the liberal progressives in our government, this is a win/win.

Get it together Republicans, you are falling for a pretty simple ruse.

The royal family of England spends about $57.8 million per year

The Obama family spent about $1.4 billion last year. I know alot of that is for security and Air Force 1, but still… damn.

nomosshere:

If You Give A Democrat A Cookie