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Cut Spending Now! No More Backroom Deals!

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The late night fiscal cliff drama cast Senator Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden as heroes.

But the appearance of the Senate coming to the rescue obscures the fact the Senate had recklessly refused to act for months, sitting on the House-passed bill to avert the tax hikes, H.R.8, for fully five months before jamming a massive amendment through when there was no time to consider any changes, or even fully understand its provisions.

With another looming deadline coming March 1 when the postponed sequestration spending cuts take effect and the country approaches the debt ceiling, the Senate cannot be allowed to again wait until the last minute and then cut a backroom deal.

Urge the Senate: "Cut spending NOW, on the Senate floor in the light of day. Don't wait until the deadline for another backroom deal!"

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Jan 13th, 2013
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Kris F. from Campbellsville, KY writes:
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It is time to get serious about our future, cut Federal spending on everything that isn't life or death to our Nation. That means the Cowboy Poetry Festival will have to continue on it's own without the Feds sending them anymore money!
Jan 13th, 2013
Mark K. from Caret, VA writes:
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I'm disgusted with the partisan politics played by you and your co-horts, using your political strenght with the democfratic party, to withhold action until the last minute then blaming the republican party. Both parties are guilty of holding the American people hostage while rolling in the excess of your spending. Cut the garbage and act like the representative of the people you are paid to be..on behalf of the American people, not the party...
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William J. D. from Pell City, AL writes:
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If I were a member of Congress I would be ashamed and that is mild. Too bad we cannot fire you, that is what you deserve. Pitiful bunch, act like children or worse. Like I said you have no shame. The American people deserve a lot better. Thanks for nothing.
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Debbie B. from Sicklerville, NJ writes:
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I have to live with a budget, and so do you. It is your responsibility . You can't spend our way to a balanced budget. Instead of wasting money on stimulus that don't work, get out of the way for the private sector to create jobs and let people be less dependent on the government. Obamacare also has not lived up to the promises of reduced costs and people being able to keep their insurance & doctors. It's a drain on our economy and needs to be repealed.
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Judy T. from Snohomish, WA writes:
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Stop spending money you don't have, and then come robbing us to pay for your pipe dreams. How about draining your own personal wealth before taking another dime from the American people.
Jan 13th, 2013
Judy T. from Snohomish, WA writes:
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Stop spending money you don't have, and then come robbing us to pay for your pipe dreams. How about draining your own personal wealth before taking another dime from the American people.
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Judy T. from Snohomish, WA writes:
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Stop spending money you don't have, and then come robbing us to pay for your pipe dreams. How about draining your own personal wealth before taking another dime from the American people.
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Someone from Cullman, AL writes:
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Cut spending now. Stop kicking the can down the road and stop raising taxes. Where is your budget?
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Someone from Chicago, IL writes:
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Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering! 545 vs. 300,000,000 People -By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party.
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Randy B. from Deer Lodge, MT writes:
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PASS A BUDGET NOW!!!