The deal both parties are making...

*** Funding for ObamaCare, and NO END or even delay of the individual mandate;

*** Reopening the federal government with a Continuing Resolution increasing spending ABOVE sequester-mandated levels;

*** A suspension in the debt limit handing President Obama an UNLIMITED ability to borrow money until February 7, piling on to our nation's $17 TRILLION debt.

And what do you and I get out of this bipartisan deal?

A non-binding budget conference report on federal spending due January 15. Phone Post 3.0

I don't think the spending is above the limits set by the sequester; from what I'm seeing, it stays the same.

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Wow how high is the debt ceiling now? 20 trillion? Our government is so screwed. Phone Post 3.0

http://youtu.be/iFDe5kUUyT0

Link to video which explains the debt ceiling and the current currency system. It's for those who haven't seen it already. It explains the whole thing quite simply.

Any blue, a little help with vid link? Much appreciated. Phone Post 3.0

Ok, so I have a question for everyone who supported the shutdown or the "tea party".

What specific cuts to government spending do you propose? What programs in specific?

Tidbits - Ok, so I have a question for everyone who supported the shutdown or the "tea party".

What specific cuts to government spending do you propose? What programs in specific?

There are smart ways to cut spending and draconian ways that cause huge problems. Either one is preferable to nothing.

Tidbits - Ok, so I have a question for everyone who supported the shutdown or the "tea party".

What specific cuts to government spending do you propose? What programs in specific?
Military; there's tons to be cut there. Federal war on drugs.

Unless we address the real problems the debt is going higher and higher and no one wants to acknowledge it. Phone Post 3.0

Tidbits - Ok, so I have a question for everyone who supported the shutdown or the "tea party".

What specific cuts to government spending do you propose? What programs in specific?
Military spending.

Expansion of entitlements.

Foreign aid.

Department of Energy.

Department of Education. Phone Post 3.0

Samoa - 
Tidbits - Ok, so I have a question for everyone who supported the shutdown or the "tea party".

What specific cuts to government spending do you propose? What programs in specific?
Military spending.

Expansion of entitlements.

Foreign aid.

Department of Energy.

Department of Education. Phone Post 3.0

This is a good start...

Essentially everything could be cut and leaned down in some way which would go far in helping curb the deficit and debt. The problem is there are too many sacred cows and too many elected officials who buy their elections by bringing un-needed money into their districts.

martinburke - So basically, what these scumbags did was play to their bases and disrupted what little traction the economy seemed to have.

All while doing absolutely nothing to fix the problem.

Is it just coincidence that very time the economy shows the slightest hint of improving, some crisis conveniently happens to disrupt the economy?

See you in a few months to do it all over again.
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This is just going full retard. Phone Post 3.0

martinburke - So basically, what these scumbags did was play to their bases and disrupted what little traction the economy seemed to have.

All while doing absolutely nothing to fix the problem.

Is it just coincidence that very time the economy shows the slightest hint of improving, some crisis conveniently happens to disrupt the economy?

See you in a few months to do it all over again.

Essentially yes... It's one thing to dig in and fight for something, but if you aren't willing to go the distance don't fucking pretend.

Military spending = 19%

Expansion of entitlements = define entitlement programs you propose cutting

Foreign aid = less than 1% of the total budget

Department of Energy = less than 1%

Department of Education = about 2.5%

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=1258

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/08/federal-spending-by-the-numbers-2013

3 of your proposed cuts account for less than 5% of total federal spending and cutting Education and Energy would result in significant damage to our nation.

Tidbits - Military spending = 19%

Expansion of entitlements = define entitlement programs you propose cutting

Foreign aid = less than 1% of the total budget

Department of Energy = less than 1%

Department of Education = about 2.5%

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=1258

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/08/federal-spending-by-the-numbers-2013

3 of your proposed cuts account for less than 5% of total federal spending and cutting Education and Energy would result in significant damage to our nation.
Add war on drugs. We educated our children better before the government got into the education business. Phone Post 3.0

Lol at you only counting the ones that add up to 5% and not the big one. Phone Post 3.0

Samoa - Lol at you only counting the ones that add up to 5% and not the big one. Phone Post 3.0

Because I asked for specifics. There are no specifics. What entitlements? What defense projects?

What did the USA get out of this 'deal'? I mean the country as a whole, not the individual pork deals.

Is your government actually making the US a better place, or exactly the opposite?

Time for real change, not the 'change' forced on you by the media.

Samoa -
Tidbits - Military spending = 19%

Expansion of entitlements = define entitlement programs you propose cutting

Foreign aid = less than 1% of the total budget

Department of Energy = less than 1%

Department of Education = about 2.5%

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=1258

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/08/federal-spending-by-the-numbers-2013

3 of your proposed cuts account for less than 5% of total federal spending and cutting Education and Energy would result in significant damage to our nation.
Add war on drugs. We educated our children better before the government got into the education business. Phone Post 3.0

The bulk of our budget is medicade / medicare/ social security.


With obamacare whats the point of medicare? Phone Post