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Irresponsible behavior

March 26, 2013

I am writing concerning the irresponsible behavior of the Republicans and budgetary concerns....

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Premier

Mar-26-13 2:12 AM

Another MS*** koolaid drinker getting his talking points straight from the Obamanators telepromptor.

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MBardo

Mar-26-13 3:21 AM

Under this "logic", when would be a good time to get our national debt under control?

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mikekerstetter

Mar-26-13 3:58 AM

National defense is one of those things the Government is supposed to do.

It is time we look at ways to cut waste. The writer has some good points, like repealing all of Obamacare (it does have it's good points, like the preexisting condition clause). But when we have so many channels available in the US, why do we need to fund PBS?

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Tedeaux

Mar-26-13 5:20 AM

We need PBS because they support the Democrat's party line, Mike! I wonder if President Obama will ever take ownership of his failed ecomonic policies?

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 5:24 AM

Phew, Mr. McCauley, please turn off MSDNC. It is ruining your ability to think clearly.

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CarlHiller

Mar-26-13 6:03 AM

And another zombie speaks!

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WKnapp

Mar-26-13 6:05 AM

It's not easy to read such misinformation and outright drivel as this letter!

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cheyenne

Mar-26-13 6:08 AM

Wow! Someone's been watching way too much Matthews, Schultz, and Maddow.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-26-13 6:09 AM

Mr. McCauley,

Do you have children or grandchildren? If so, do you propose increasing the debt load that they will have to carry to support you? Or maybe you want them to become slaves to China?

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 6:25 AM

Good morning folks.. which of the letters points, precisely, is untrue?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-26-13 6:47 AM

Eliminating Obamacare must be a priority. Every cost estimate and promise made prior to the party-line vote has been shown to be false.

Obamacare's costs are far, far higher than anyone predicted and will surely lead to a shortage of doctors and rationing of care.

Every Republican has said it should be replaced with a bipartisan approach. Every Republican supports the pre-existing condition clause.

If we do not get our deficit under control, we will end up like Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, etc.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-26-13 6:48 AM

The Democrat Budget, passed by the Senate (first budget in 5 years) does nothing to address our deficit and does not get us on track toward a balanced budget.

It spends more on stimulus programs and does not address waste.

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idiottwo

Mar-26-13 7:12 AM

James, the republican's are irresponsible and the Democrats are? Do you think failing to pass a budget for 4 years was responsible? Do you think generating more debt than all Presidents combined is responsible? Do you think passing legislation you haven't read that is thousands of pages and impacts everyone is responsible? Failing to save or respond to our diplomat in Bengazi is responsible? How about claiming you would cut the deficit in half in your first term, but instead it grew due to lavish spending. Responsible?

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 7:21 AM

I think a better question BuffTrev1, is which of the letters points is anything more than a political half truth?

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Premier

Mar-26-13 7:24 AM

I loved the "trasparent" line. Giggle

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rick424

Mar-26-13 7:48 AM

PBS does not support the Democratic party line. What would make you think that way? It would be interesting to see how much the parent company of FOX news pays in taxes and how many tax breaks they get.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 8:03 AM

Hi Gavin.. I don't think it's a half truth that gw added trillions to the nations credit card.. or that Republicans want to cut pbs, end the spa or repeal ACA. Also not a half truth that the gw tax cuts favored the polo crowd. In fact, these are pretty easily verified as full truths.. went hiking in loyalsock state forest on Sunday, was a lot of fun. I'll let you know next time if you want to go..

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 8:03 AM

" Good morning folks.. which of the letters points, precisely, is untrue?"

The point about the proposed Medicare voucher program having high deductables is inaccurate. There are no deductables with a voucher program. With what Republicans are proposing is giving seniors a chunk of cash to buy insurance. The deductables won't come from the voucher program per se, but from the insurance company. The money they allocate also won't keep up with the rate of healthcare inflation, which will leave many seniors in both the short and long term, with the choice of eating or having access to medical care.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-26-13 8:09 AM

I don't know why everyone's feathers are all ruffled, if we had just done what the GOP had said we should do, we wouldn't be where we are today.

Oh wait, never mind.

(@USABORN hope you read all the way to the bottom this time.)

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 8:16 AM

Eliminating the Bush tax cuts for anyone making over $250,000/yr. will bring in an extra $750 billion over 10 years.

Eliminating all of the Bush tax cuts will bring in nearly $4 trillion over 10 years.

Who did they primarily benefit again?

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 8:27 AM

So you're saying about 20% of the cuts went to the top 2% of income earners Gavin? Do you really need to ask who they benefited?

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 8:40 AM

So 25% of the tax cuts went to the group of people who pay over 70% of the personal income taxes in this country, and that is somehow unfair?

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 8:48 AM

Your question seemed to change Gavin. You asked who the tax cuts benefited, and I simply answered the question. Also, if "personal income tax" represents such a huge slice of the US revenue pie, why did Republicans want to extend the cuts, and say repealing them would have little impact?

What percent of gas tax do the top 2% pay? How about payroll tax? Cigarette tax? Alcohol tax? Federal park entrance fees?

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 8:53 AM

And actually Gavin, the top 10% of income earners pay 70% of personal income taxes, not the top 2%.

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 8:56 AM

Cigarette tax. Do you really want to use that one Chris?

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