President's budget proposal starts long process of budget battles

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  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Feb. 15, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    Want to reduce the federal budget and our deficit?

    - Eliminate Medicaid and Medicare. If you're 60 or over and on it now, we'll let you continue until you die. If you're under 60, better put down that TV remote and start exercising. The government was never meant to provide health care.

    - Eliminate Social Security. If you're receiving it now you can continue until you die. For everybody else, the government must pay you back every penny, plus interest, that you invested in it. The government was never meant to be your sole means of retirement.

    - Eliminate the Department of Energy and the Department of Education immediately. (Does ANYBODY think they were really doing a good job?) Give the government employees a severance package equal to 3 months pay.

    - Get the government out of Amtrak.

    - Reduce taxes on all businesses 20%. Reduce them an additional 10% if they can prove ALL their employees are U.S. citizens.

    - Get rid of FannieMae and FreddieMac.

    - No more government funding for PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood or ACORN.

    - Congress gets a 33% pay-cut and NO retirement package unless you serve 20 yrs or more.

    - Oh yeah, eliminate Obamacare.

    Sound good?

  • carabaoU Moab, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    I am curious to know how much those budget novels cost. How many pages is Obama's proposed budget anyway? Wow, somebody please upgrade the Oval Office and Congress with electronic means of placing the proposed budget on local intranet for Congress to view. This large waste of paper will have subtractions and additions and may possibly end up as someone's fire starter in a few weeks anyway. What a waste!