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Rep. Paul Ryan unveils Republican budget with $6.2 trillion in cuts

Published: Tuesday, April 5 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

o is going to blame republicans on the govt. shutdown. shut er down! o has no plans of his own, always tells everyone else to come up with something. he'll be busy now continuing his campaign run of the last two years. o has got to go. only 1 year and 9 months left for the community organizer to return to chicago. can't come soon enough.

Colorado Springs, CO

The republicans are going to blame the democrats on the govt. shutdown. Shut it down. Better hope the economy is not doing well, or it's 5 years and 9 months to go. Better than the alternatives, who believe that change is bad, let's "stay the course." Anyone remember that line? Guess what? Times have changed, and we have a president trying to get us ahead of the game for the future, but we have a bunch of old, rich reps who do not want change.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Part II

The United States will hit the legal limit on its ability to borrow no later than May 16, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said ramping up pressure on Congress to act to avoid a debt default. The longer Congress fails to act, the more we risk that investors here and around the world will lose confidence in our ability to meet our commitments and our obligations, Geithner said in a letter to congressional leaders. "Default by the United States is unthinkable." Previously, the Treasury had forecast that the $14.3 trillion statutory debt limit would be reached between April 15 and May 31. As of Friday, Treasury borrowing stood just $95 billion from the ceiling. The debt-limit showdown comes as Congress struggles to complete a spending package that would keep the government operating beyond Friday. As the government nears the debt ceiling, the Treasury has authority to take certain extraordinary measures to postpone the date the United States would default on its obligations. However, those actions would be exhausted after about eight weeks and there would be no headroom to borrow after July 8, Geithner said.

I tell it like it is, because no one else will.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

The democrats have become the party of no!

Where is their solution? So far they've offered to borrow more money and run up our debt. They have no solution.

Finally the republicans come up with a plan to actually cut the debt, and the part of no (democrats) turn it down.

Maybe if obama took time and listened to the American people in the first place, instead of calling them terrorists, then maybe, just maybe....

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Good thing obama is more worried about getting elected than he is being a leader. I wonder how many more wars he'll commit us to before his term is up. And I really hope it is going to be up.

There are definately better candidates out there.

The problem with the left, is that they only understand bumper sticker language. Which is why passing these massive bills are too complicated for them.

The best way to talk to a left winger, is by a couple of words on the bumper sticker.

For example "2012 Not Soon Enough" They will understand it, as an attempt to oust their annointed one. "Drill baby Drill" they immediately think of climate change and evil oil spills and big business. "Hope" they assosciate with the annointed one. "Change" again the annointed one. "Yes we can" their first thought is food stamps, stealing from others that work, and sitting on their lazy butts watching cable that we pay for.

Colorado Springs, CO

@Liberal Ted: Boy, I hope you can back up that comment about Obama calling the American people terrorists, and do so in context and not out of context. Point us all to where we can find that quote in context!

Springville, UT

Wow, the Obama haters are out in force. Boehner cannot control his own delegation and the GOP cannot govern. If the tea party crowd gets its way, America will have serious buyer's remorse. Imagine a party, the Republicans, who deliberately demand a cut in revenue, then complain about the consequences. On top of that, they call for cuts, but give tax breaks to the rich, bailouts for the banks and corporations, and protect spending on special interest projects. They don't represent the middle class, the 97% of us who don't make $250,000 or more. The fox is in the hen house, and the hens are clucking with approval. Astounding!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: xscribe

Now why would the Republicans be in a position to blame the democrats on the govt. shutdown? Don't the Democrats want a balanced budget?

Provo, UT

"Which is why passing these massive bills are too complicated for them"

Is writing a sentence too complicated for you? Irony?

Don't whine about bumper sticker language when the first you cite will certainly be used by the right and the second (drill baby drill) was taken hook line and sinker. Palin (like her or not now) was adored by most of the right during the last campaign and her popularity is all bumper sticker talk with no substance.

There is great potential for debate about politics, policy, and other matters but the conversation usually goes towards the stereotypical, shameful, and useless language typified in your last sentence.

Salt Lake City, UT

'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture (filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994.
When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 to a record 139 in 2007-2008.'
'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10

*'How the House GOP promise to cut $100b became $32b' - By Luke Russert - NBC - 02/03/11

*'Memories of 1995 haunt GOP as shutdown talk grows' - By Charles Babington - AP - Published by DSNews - 02/20/11
'WASHINGTON Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill Clinton reverse his falling fortunes and recast House Republicans as stubborn partisans, not savvy insurgents.'

Burke, VA

Speaker Boehner is chaging the rules in the middle of the negotiations. According to reports, in their meeting this morning the Speaker told the President and Harry Reid that he would not agree to any budget that would not garner 218 Republican votes. He's not interested in getting the necessary votes (218) unless they can all be Republicans. Bipartisanship is out the window in his mind. There is a budget plan that will pass the House that is acceptable to the Senate as well but it would require votes from both sides of the aisle in the House and would likely NOT garner the full 218 votes needed from the Republican side. But Speaker Boehner and his colleagues in the House aren't interested in being responsible, they're just playing games with all our lives.

Saratoga Springs, UT

I am amazed at all the artisans on this board. Do you all really believe the GOP is the answer? The same group that gave us massive government expansion, wars, Patriot Act, and huge deficits? Obama is no good either...larger deficits, the healthcare bill being passed without thought, etc. The liberal left and conservative right are so busy complaining about each other, nothing can be done anymore. I wish there were more moderates in Congress, but it seems the extremists have hijacked both parties. Now, we have massive government stalemate leading to a Russian/Argentinian-style currency collapse because the right is too busy blaming Obama and the left too busy blaming Bush. It seems almost like a couple arguing while the boat they are in is about to go over Niagara Falls...

Colorado Springs, CO

@Rifleman: Well, let's just wait and see if they do or don't, if the government does shut down, which I doubt it will. If it does, that's the best thing that can happen, because then they will actually start to negotiate with each other.

And, yes, the democrats do want a balanced budget, just not necessarily the way the republicans want to get there. And the opposite is most likely true, which is why they are at a stalemate!

Casa Grande, AZ

Boehner asnswers to the t-party. He can't be seen to comprimise with the evil O, Palosi and Reed can he? To me-partiers that's like negotiating with terrorists. R's are just so patriotic these days.

Go ahead, shut the government dowm. Shut off SS and MC payments first. We'll see the t-party crying for thier checks.

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

A government shutdown?

We can all dream can't we?

As you can see Reid and Biden lied saying a deal was imminent. That was nothing more than a lie to put pressure on republicans to make them cave in to the Democrats continued ridiculous spending.

This amount of money being discussed is the equivalent to a box of cereal in your next months groceries...yet Democrats act like these cuts are actually difficult to make.

We need to cut TRILLIONS and yet the democrats act like 33 billion is serious.

Use your brain people. We are on the road to bankruptcy with our currency devaluing on a daily basis. Meanwhile Democrats think current spending our cutting the eqivalent of a box of cereal is "too much".

Seriously, do you need any more evidence that there plan for the USA is financial ruin? They want economic chaos because then the government "has to" implement all kinds of "controls" and if you know history exactly none of them benefit you.

Get rid of every Democrat of Republican who does not support fiscal responsibility. Stop playing their petty political games and get rid of any that won't to what it takes.

Salt Lake City, UT

'We need to cut TRILLIONS...' - Anti Government | 2:32 p.m.

*'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - Posted by Mark Knoller - CBSNews - 03/04/10

'With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush's presidency.'

I agree.

And the calls for that, should have been done sooner, than 25 months ago.

*'Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/27/10

'The funds are separate from the $53 billion allocated by Congress for rebuilding Iraq.'

Saratoga Springs, UT

Hopefully you realize many of us were against Bush's spending too. Pointing out Bush's mistakes does no good...many of us were screaming for the spending to stop then too. Yes, the GOP is doing what we want...only because they are in the minority and was the only chance they had of winning any elections (using the spending cut platform). If they were in total control, they would be just as bad. This is why making sure the parties are split across the branches is a good thing.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Why doesn't BO DEMAND a daily meeting with Reid? Why just Boehner? The house has already passed a budget bill, it's clown prince harry's senate controlled by the deNOcrats that hasn't acted.

you ever get tired of posting your comments about bush's debt just to have me - again - show how much worse BO's debt is?

Time it took Bush to accumulate $4 trillion in debt - 96 months.
Time it took BO to accumulate $4 trillion in debt - 26 months.
Average Bush deficit - $545B
Average Bush deficit with Republican congress - $470B
Average Bush deficit with Democrat congress - $767B
Average BO deficit - $1.9 trillion OVER 3X as high as Bush!

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


Don't forget the t-shirts handed out at a Palin rally that simply said PALIN then under it simply stated Guns.Babies.Jesus.

DMN Moderators - that is a fact, not inflammatory.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"I know how to fix our money problems. Keep spending lots of money"

barack hussein obama

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