I just saw this on a message board and wanted to share it:
Nothing can be more clear and concise as the final post in this exchange:
The question was:
What are the largest pieces of the Budget?
1. Military Spending
3. Social Security
4. Interest on debt
Then let Obama cut military spending, and end both Social Security – a Democratic Party program from FDR, and Medicare/Medicaid – wasn’t Johnson, another Democrat, to blame for that one?
Really as you say it’s easy Cut spending on the big three, two of which are holdovers from Democrats, and Pay Down the Debt.
Right he doesn’t want to do something so rash he loses the election in 2012.
The response to both of the above statements was short and sweet:
Because OBAMA IS NOT SPENDING THE MONEY.
It is the responsibility of the people who spent the money to pay down the debt they incurred.
Republicans have been playing a nice little game for the past 30 years. They drive up the debt, and use it to fund their programs, and make themselves look good by running the economy on a big fat credit card…
And then when the Democrats come into office, they start screaming about the deficit and how it needs to be reduced…
Which conveniently doesn’t allow for any funding for Democratic programs.
Now just to make sure no one is blowing smoke from an empty pipe, here are some links to verify what the last person wrote:
- A New Metric for Military Spending from Robert Samuelson! (businessinsider.com)
- CNN Poll: Majority Want Tax Increase for Wealthy and Deep Spending Cuts (themoderatevoice.com)
- Cut military spending, reduce the deficit (finance.fortune.cnn.com)
- Americans favor tax increases for wealthy – Poll (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)