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(Washington Post)   The GOP has the House, the Senate, and the White House. So of course, they lack the votes for more spending cuts   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-08-12 05:33:41 PM  
Well, put if this way... they could cut Defense or Social, health care spending ( all those programs) and wait, no they can't.

So... there's really not much to cut. And, taxes are at a historical low point. Federal taxes, not all the other crap, state, local, etc...

So, face reality and come up with some real goddamn plans. I know, it's hard finding out Santa is not real.
 
2017-08-12 05:49:49 PM  
Only if you think the GOP is one party
 
2017-08-12 06:03:23 PM  
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2017-08-12 07:36:20 PM  
The big donors must be in disarray. The GOP has never paid much mind to actual constituents, other than knee jerk fear ads every cycle.
 
2017-08-12 07:36:36 PM  
"Wait, we can't blame the black guy now?  But....what do we do?"

*cue Republicans running around screaming that their bullshiat philosophy no longer works and they have to work for a living*
 
2017-08-12 07:37:38 PM  

BitwiseShift: The big donors must be in disarray. The GOP has never paid much mind to actual constituents, other than knee jerk fear ads every cycle.


The GOP is stuck between their donors and the people that actually put them into power, and what do you know both of those sides are now starting to go against each other.  It would suck, but that would entail I don't enjoy seeing all parties in this matter suffering like they've made the country suffer.
 
stk [TotalFark]
2017-08-12 07:39:30 PM  
You won, get over it.
 
2017-08-12 07:42:05 PM  
May they destroy themselves.
 
2017-08-12 07:45:50 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: "Wait, we can't blame the black guy now?  But....what do we do?"

*cue Republicans running around screaming that their bullshiat philosophy no longer works and they have to work for a living*


Waitaminit - nobody remembered to bring an inexhaustible labor force of robots?
 
2017-08-12 07:47:21 PM  
Its almost as if they dont really want to do the things they campaign on, but they know saying they want to do those things sounds smart to the dumb people who vote for them.
 
2017-08-12 07:48:35 PM  
What's the point in being a billionaire if you can't bribe Congress to give you more money?
 
2017-08-12 07:55:01 PM  
I am not at all surprised. I suspect the Democrats will get a lot of concessions in return for the bill to pass. We may even end up with a more liberal bill than we've seen in years. The GOP can't pass a bill on their own anymore.
 
2017-08-12 07:58:36 PM  
GOOD.
 
2017-08-12 08:00:42 PM  
The Republicans are debit spenders, they always have been. If they invade North Korea they will biatch about the bill and demand tax cuts. If you don't believe me look what they did the last two wars.
 
2017-08-12 08:00:48 PM  
I'm sure we can compromise. Larry Ellison gets a 15 minute capital gains exemption each year. The poors can have health insurance during the same 15 minutes.
 
2017-08-12 08:01:03 PM  
Take a shiat with someone you love.
 
2017-08-12 08:01:49 PM  

jst3p: Its almost as if they dont really want to do the things they campaign on, but they know saying they want to do those things sounds smart to the dumb people who vote for them.


And doing the things their donors want them to do will see them dragged out of their offices and down the highway behind an El Camino because Grandma's Medicaid won't pay for her insulin or nursing home anymore.
 
2017-08-12 08:07:55 PM  
But it's the fault of the Democrats for not working with the Republicans.
 
2017-08-12 08:09:49 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What's the point in being a billionaire if you can't bribe Congress to give you more money?


Can Congress pass laws that collectively give rich people more money than they are spending to bribe Congress to give them more money?

Maybe if they stopped bribing Congress to give them more money they'd have more money...
 
2017-08-12 08:23:37 PM  
I think we know who can shoulder all the blame for this...

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2017-08-12 08:29:16 PM  

jst3p: Its almost as if they dont really want to do the things they campaign on, but they know saying they want to do those things sounds smart to the dumb people who vote for them.


They do.  Mostly.

Their problem is that the two different sides of their own party don't agree.  The TEA partiers are soooo far right that the 'repeal and replace' didn't go far enough for them, but when they tried to please those guys, the moderate (*snicker*) Republicans balked.  Well, at least 3 of them did.
 
2017-08-12 08:31:33 PM  

JerkStore: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What's the point in being a billionaire if you can't bribe Congress to give you more money?

Can Congress pass laws that collectively give rich people more money than they are spending to bribe Congress to give them more money?

Maybe if they stopped bribing Congress to give them more money they'd have more money...


Oh, you sweet summer child, it's not even close.
 
2017-08-12 08:43:05 PM  

DeaH: But it's the fault of the Democrats for not working with the Republicans.


That's an old talking point. The new talking point us that the Democrats are trying to work with the GOP. (See: confirming appointees)

/Time for the DNC to grow a spine and oppose, oppose, oppose.
 
2017-08-12 08:50:32 PM  

JerkStore: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What's the point in being a billionaire if you can't bribe Congress to give you more money?

Can Congress pass laws that collectively give rich people more money than they are spending to bribe Congress to give them more money?

Maybe if they stopped bribing Congress to give them more money they'd have more money...


The return on the few thousands of dollars these guys give politicians is extraordinary, in truth.
 
2017-08-12 09:15:28 PM  
The once united harumphs of reflexive opposition have been replaced with a cacophony of howling monkeys and calliope music.

Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2017-08-12 09:16:19 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: BitwiseShift: The big donors must be in disarray. The GOP has never paid much mind to actual constituents, other than knee jerk fear ads every cycle.

The GOP is stuck between their donors and the people that actually put them into power, and what do you know both of those sides are now starting to go against each other.  It would suck, but that would entail I don't enjoy seeing all parties in this matter suffering like they've made the country suffer.


Nah, fark the poor.

This is donor v. donor, but the x factor is how much of their own bullshiat they believe.

Supply-side economics is bunko, but it's very random how much each republican (and Republican donor) believes in the lies and spin of reaganomics.  A LOT of republican donors get handouts directly or indirectly from the government dole.  A large percentage of Walmart's income is from food stamps, so how much do they want to cut those?  The military contractors are so obvious they don't need a mention.  But then there's pharmacos and the drugs they sell to medicare patients, the energy companies and their subsidies (some of them *gasp* for the hated GREEN energy), etc.

Everybody wants something cut, but not THEIR piece of the government pie, except when they delude themselves enough to think it isn't theirs.  So even a pharmabro might want medicaid gone, depending on how dumb/crazy he is.
 
2017-08-12 09:31:59 PM  
Republicans.  Always the opposition party.
Always
 
2017-08-12 09:32:51 PM  
The interesting twist in under-regulated capitalism turns out to be that megacorps of a certain size are all able to equally lobby.
 
2017-08-12 10:53:18 PM  
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