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The cuts that Obama has ever proposed are not even enough to be a drop in the bucket. This country has a MASSIVE spending issue.

His proposal is like having to put $5,000 per month on a credit card because you cannot afford your bills.....but offering to stop buying a newspaper on Mondays. The amount does not even equal the other increases that he has proposed.

Again....we have a MASSIVE spending issue. Not a revenue issue.

OK, I see then he did propose spending cuts, you just wanted to lie about it thanks.

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Neat! I'm posting from a razr.

you win by default.

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Again....we have a MASSIVE spending issue. Not a revenue issue.

It is really both. Deficit spending is not the worst thing and even Republicans have finally admitted that we don't have an immediate debt crisis. And it is generally easier and better for the economy to raise revenue and taxes than it is to cut spending. Which is why real spending cuts are so hard and impossible to get done.

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OK, I see then he did propose spending cuts, you just wanted to lie about it thanks.

The minor spending cuts that he proposed are not even close to being meaningful....you know and I know it.

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It is really both. Deficit spending is not the worst thing and even Republicans have finally admitted that we don't have an immediate debt crisis. And it is generally easier and better for the economy to raise revenue and taxes than it is to cut spending. Which is why real spending cuts are so hard and impossible to get done.

I agree with you that it is a lot easier to raise taxes than to cut spending....expecially when it comes to the Dems. Piss off 5-10% of the population with tax increases to increase the entitlement spending that now goes into the pockets of nearly 50% of the American population.

But, that does not make it the right solution.

Our spending is out of control....and getting worse. Cuts should be made across the board....which is what the sequester is forcing.

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Our spending is out of control....and getting worse. Cuts should be made across the board....which is what the sequester is forcing.

So... you like the sequester, and you give Obama 100% of the responsibility for it.

Are you an Obama supporter now?

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What exactly makes anyone think that a raise in taxes will be accompanied by a cut in spending? Has a cut in federal spending actually happened in the past century?

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It is really both. Deficit spending is not the worst thing and even Republicans have finally admitted that we don't have an immediate debt crisis. And it is generally easier and better for the economy to raise revenue and taxes than it is to cut spending. Which is why real spending cuts are so hard and impossible to get done.

Fwiw, I do believe that we should raise taxes, at least until the budget is balanced or close to it. But imo, tax increases should be across the board. Everyone should pay something.

And we should also cut spending across the board, even in sacred areas like medicare, medicaid, and defense.

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