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Posted at 2:41 PM ET, 02/21/2011

House GOP cuts 61 billion from discretionary spending

By Ann Telnaes

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By Ann Telnaes  | February 21, 2011; 2:41 PM ET
Categories:  Economy and jobs, GOP  
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I love it when extremist post nonsense like "worships at the ALTAR of the Koch Brothers' Coal, Oil, and Industrial Military Complex!"

From the Google search I did, I find the Koch brothers doing legally the same thing that George Soros says he does, just the other side of the political spectrum. However, I found many news articles where Soros funded several organizations that then did illegal political actions in support of liberal Democrats. And this is o.k?

Really laughable....

FYI, see the top-listed hit at: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0807/5555.html

Posted by: ARickoverNuke | February 22, 2011 7:07 PM | Report abuse

billybeer6...
PBS and NPR are two of the most valid, factual and balanced sources of information and news that WE have. FOX is LITERALLY owned by the GOP & Tea Party.
With the human population ALREADY passing through 7,000,000,000,000 and millions unable to get food, water and shelter. The Dark Age's ignorant hindrance of contraception and early abortions and DEFUNDING of Planned Parenthood by the Vatican and people like you IS TOTALING UP TO A GREATER ATROCITY THAN THE HOLOCAUST!

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

What the House at this time is planning to do is not budget reduction but reductions to those social, economic, educational and political advancements made since the great depression. If they have their way women will lose their gains, education will suffer, the poor will get poorer, the rich will get richer, the workers will be unprotected, pollution will spread, the planet will get warmer and our economy will suffer. Their ultimate goal is to win the 2012 Presidency and Senate and return to their conservative agenda.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | February 22, 2011 12:50 PM | Report abuse

the cuts are a start -- remember the toons when bush tried to scale back dependency on soc sec

Posted by: oldhat | February 22, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

he Republicans haven't changed a bit. They're good at talking and cutting programs for the poor. What have they cut from their OWN luxuries or their unprovoked wars of choice? It's a good thing the Corporation "PERSON"s money didn't succeed in buying any more seats in the Senate, since the HOUSE is simply for propaganda. We still have our Wisconsin Governor trying to repay his debt to the corporations for their buying HIM his seat. It's just ALL just NOT as simple as it looked on paper! Wisconsin is loaded with dedicated, educated democrats!

Posted by: Maerzie | February 22, 2011 12:32 AM | Report abuse

The current agenda of Congressional Republicans has nothing whatsoever to do with balancing the budget/reducing the deficit and everything to do with implementing their political ideology. The GOP sees an opportunity to damage or eliminate programs and organizations that conflict with their political ideology -- hence their self-serving attack on labor unions, the EPA, Planned Parenthood, public television and radio, public education, health care reform, etc.

If House Republicans truly were concerned about the federal deficit and were taking an even-handed approach, they would strip the fossil fuel industry of its tax breaks and subsidized funding, cut back further on unnecessary defense contractor programs, and eliminate tax-exempt status of all religious organizations.

Posted by: labman57 | February 21, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Seems like the elephant in the room has increased from the 60% of the budget. Sad how he sits there but know one wants to fix the problem he creates.

Posted by: Falling4Ever | February 21, 2011 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Defunding PBS and Planned (Abortion) Parenthood would make this country a much better place to live. PBS and Planned Parenthood are extensions of the Democrat Party and taxpayers should not be required to fund partisan political apparatuses. If these organizations are so great they will be able to support themselves privately.

Posted by: billybeer6 | February 21, 2011 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Business as usual for the GOP, this despite the new tea party blood. The only cuts republicans see as necessary are the ones that make life well rounded and open doors for those of us that don't benefit from the vast wealth generated from the military industrial complex which benefit a few individuals. Those individuals are also the ones that keep republican election coffers full. A coincidence?, I think not!

Posted by: Gently52 | February 21, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Ms. Telnaes, for an ACCURATE depiction of a man (and Political Party) that worships at the ALTAR of the Koch Brothers' Coal, Oil, and Industrial Military Complex!

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 21, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

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