Shutdown Drama Distracts from Our Sorry Fiscal State


#21

And the president just signed the enormous GOP spending bill. Ha, what a f…ing hypocrite. Government is back open.


#22

“If you were against Obama deficits, and now you’re for Republican deficits, isn’t that the definition of hypocrisy?” Rand Paul. The Republican Party is A BIG FAT HYPOCRITICAL LAUGHING STOCK.

Again, either party, doesn’t matter, you get the same thing. But foolish Americans will continue to line up and vote for them. :roll_eyes::roll_eyes:


#23

A bit hypocritical isn’t it, the dem’s are also feckless spenders.

You should lose the hate and realize both parties are big spenders.

The price of bi-partisanship.


#24

I suspect that someday will not arrive until it’s to late.


#25

The SUPER SPENDING bill, more from the hypocritical republicans that never let a day pass without lambasting Obama for doing what they just did. I keep telling you guys, there’s no difference between the two!! Do…something…different.


#26

And you never let a day pass without splattering your hate on every post.

Guess the 83 Dem’s in the House are held harmless in the race to bankruptcy.


#27

I’ll agree that at times the only difference is the D or R aside of the name.Both parties are Equally at fault for the Excessive government spending.
There are numerous reasons why.Pork Barrel projects, Payoffs to govt contractors for Inflated Defense spending for campaign donations and failure to take the income cap off the Social Security Tax to name a few.
The voters need to create a revolving door for their Reps or Sens so they don’t get to secure.
Both sides should work together , but that’s wishful thinking. Both Houses should be locked up during budget negotiations like I previously stated.


#28

Army to Congress: Thanks, but no tanks

By Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston

HERLONG, California (CNN) - If you need an example of why it is hard to cut the budget in Washington look no further than this Army depot in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada range.

CNN was allowed rare access to what amounts to a parking lot for more than 2,000 M-1 Abrams tanks. Here, about an hour’s drive north of Reno, Nevada, the tanks have been collecting dust in the hot California desert because of a tiff between the Army and Congress.

The U.S. has more than enough combat tanks in the field to meet the nation’s defense needs - so there’s no sense in making repairs to these now, the Army’s chief of staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told Congress earlier this year.

If the Pentagon holds off repairing, refurbishing or making new tanks for three years until new technologies are developed, the Army says it can save taxpayers as much as $3 billion.

That may seem like a lot of money, but it’s a tiny sacrifice for a Defense Department that will cut $500 billion from its budget over the next decade and may be forced to cut a further $500 billion if a deficit cutting deal is not reached by Congress.

Why is this a big deal? For one, the U.S. hasn’t stopped producing tanks since before World War II, according to lawmakers.

Plus, from its point of view the Army would prefer to decide what it needs and doesn’t need to keep America strong while making tough economic cuts elsewhere.

Sometimes it’s a politician and jobs in their district that forces unwanted equipment on the military.


#29

Exactly, of course that’s been the problem with these two looser parties for decades. And as Rand Paul correctly pointed out, this bill is Republican hypocrisy ON FULL DISPLAY. Fire them all, do something different, new, bold.


#30

The price of bi-partisanship, more debt.


#31

The voters need to embrace the growing numbers of independents running for local office and vote them into high office as well. We could have had a bipartisan bill that did not add to the deficit. To suggest otherwise is ridiculous. There’s nothing wrong with bipartisanship, there’s something wrong with spending outside the means. Rand Paul was 100% right but stood nearly alone up there, pissing off his own party for pulling back the curtain of the GOP’s underbelly. HYPOCRISY


#32

Unfortunately alot of voters are more interested in the Kardashians than watching any meaningful.news show. You can see the severe lack of commonsense or intelligence when Jesse Waters interviews people.on the street. They can’t answer basic questions such as,Where did the Pilgrims land or who won the War Between The States . Most of these people are college educated .
The Kardashians and shows like American Idol and Dancing With the Stars is Far more Important than watching any news program. What a Future for this country.


#33

Keep in mind that your… ON FULL DISPLAY comment applied to exactly 9

9 Republicans and

100% of Demcrates and

100% of Independents…


#34

True enough, not too likely that many Americans tuned in to hear Rand Paul tell it like it is as he pointed out that the bill is 700 pages that nobody read (again :roll_eyes:) and that the republicans are hypocrites for doing the same thing that they spent 8 years criticizing the democrats and Obama for.