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Congressman: Need for more spending cuts prompted ‘no’

October 18, 2013

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JudyAG

Oct-22-13 3:38 PM

I stand with Marino. The Dems need to stop the fear mongering with all their lies. There is more than enough revenue to cover our debt payments. The credit rating suffers due to NO LONG TERM plan to reduce the deficit. The national debt works no different than individual debt. The more you increase your out-of-control spending, the higher the interest rates go. Individuals cannot arbitrarily raise their debt limits on credit cards. Why should the government be allowed to do it. The only way out of this mess is to cut unnecessary spending, all the pork that gets added in order to pass bills, and cut all the non-essential jobs for good. Reduce taxes and eliminate the ACA (the largest job killer this country has ever seen) and private employers will be able to provide necessary jobs. OR you could start your own business. There are many opportunities out there that are reaping big profits for those who are willing to put in the effort.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-18-13 7:26 PM

"U.S. debt jumped a record $328 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress sealed this week."

Now the debt is over $17T. And there is no $$$$ debt limit now. What was agreed to was a time limit. I am sure there will be a lot of pre-payment of expected future expenditure so the debt can continue to climb.

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leaningright

Oct-18-13 3:02 PM

TERM LIMITS NOW! We should demand them.

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rick424

Oct-18-13 2:40 PM

My Daughter wrote this on her facebook page. She is living in France now but lived in New Zealand for 3 years.

"I love living in a country with affordable, easy to obtain competent healthcare. 28€ to see an ophthalmologist for a full exam as a new patient (and that's because I don't have my health care access card yet). As someone who has lived over 4 years now in countries with some kind of universal healthcare coverage, and without private insurance, I am just so confused when I watch the "debate" about the right to healthcare in the US."

Republicans just don't get it.

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DavidBross

Oct-18-13 1:59 PM

Leaning Right: My plan would be universal coverage. Similar to that used in Japan and Germany. Check them out. Both countries have excellent healthcare systems and would be a great place to start.

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Tedeaux

Oct-18-13 1:17 PM

The Affordable Care Act was the one issue that the Republicans, all the Republicans thought that they had a chance of influencing with their one trump card, the right to cut off the money train to fund it and the Democrats were fresh off of the hugely publicly embarrassing of Soviet President Putin showing up the President in his bid to garner international support for US military action in Syria. "The Prez" couldn't let his own people show him up such a short time later by giving in to ANYTHING the much hated Republicans proposed! Even if it meant watching the whole WORLD fall into the abyss and modern life end. Oh yah, the Republicans are done, only to be replaced soon by a bunch that will know how to stand up to a dictator! God have mercy on us all when they do......

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spike2

Oct-18-13 12:57 PM

It isn't think yesrs spending. Its compounded interest over years . Obviously we elect very few math majord. We never elect substance. Society seems to prefer glitz over brains. Remember those nerdy intelligent kids? We need them now .

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eriklatranyi

Oct-18-13 12:34 PM

Rick:

Yes, the pork is disgusting.

MCConnell got $2 billion for a dam. The next day, the Tea Party announced a challenger to McConnell.

When will the DNC have the same integrity of cleaning house of its crooked politicians?

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rick424

Oct-18-13 12:05 PM

Yes we need to balance the budget, but all the pork (from both sides) that went with it was disgusting.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-18-13 11:29 AM

Cont>>>

I also think that the recently elected 2012 representatives think that they had a mandate to do something about the spending. They tried with the sequester and it was somewhat successful but still not enough. I hope they continue to be fiscally prudent and try to pass a balanced budget.

Let me ask you, don't you think that we should try to balance our budget? Don't you think that we should spend within our means? Don't you think we should stop passing debt on to our children and grandchildren?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-18-13 11:20 AM

Rick424,

Good question and I am not sure that I can give an adequate answer.

I don't think they wanted to shut down government to hurt people. Money is still coming in to pay for more important services. There has been no budgeting process for years to prioritize spending. This ongoing process of stop-gap approvals is so stupid and I think this it was time someone put their foot down to show we do need some fiscal prudence. How else would you get the attention of all involved? How else do you elevate the issue to high enough importance to deal with it. Everyone realizes that funding would eventually be approved.

I don't think ACA should have been the only anchor that it was tied to. It should have been a broader approach. ACA provided a rallying point for many to be drawn to. More information is just now coming out on the real costs and it exceeds any previous forecasts. Obama admin has unilaterally granted exceptions and people see it as unfair.

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rick424

Oct-18-13 10:45 AM

"The issue is bigger than just ACA" then why did the conservatives use this as their main point of shutting down the government...and still do.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-18-13 10:38 AM

"Again, for the folks who choose not to have health insurance, are they willing to sign a paper stating that they will not accept any medical attention that they can't pay for?"--DavidBross

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The issue is bigger than just ACA; how long are we going to continue to run up the federal debt? What percentage of our spending is the interest payment going to be?

Let me turn your question around for you. Are you going to stop running up the federal debt when you can no longer pay the interest? Are you going to forgo your SS check because your portion of the debt is between $70k and $120k (depending on whether you say the debt is per person or per worker)?

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djzlucky

Oct-18-13 10:33 AM

"We can't afford to pay for people that contribute nothing!" - leaningright

We're already paying for them. That's the whole point of the individual mandate, to get those that CAN afford healthcare and choose not to do so enrolled so we're no longer shouldering that burden.

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leaningright

Oct-18-13 10:22 AM

Marino will get my vote! Good job Tom! When will the deficit spending end? Whos going to pay for it?

David Bross-You should be made to sign a paper that says you will pay for it! We can't afford to pay for people that contribute nothing! Whos gonna pay David? Just keep printing money? Whats your plan David? Nothing is free and the world is not fair, get used to that fact David.

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DavidBross

Oct-18-13 8:53 AM

"He opposes the requirement for all people to have health insurance..." Again, for the folks who choose not to have health insurance, are they willing to sign a paper stating that they will not accept any medical attention that they can't pay for?

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DavidBross

Oct-18-13 8:48 AM

"Marino said although he voted with his leadership, his position was against bringing Obamacare into this political battle. "I did not want Obamacare attached to anything." This is exactly the position the administration took. Who knows what changes the Republicans could have achieved if they hadn't made ACA the centerpiece of their strategy. On a side note, USA Today has an article about Karl Rove, a major player in the Republican Party, who says the Republicans were tricked into looking foolish by the Administration. If you are familiar with Rove, he is rarely tricked into anything. I don't know why he would propose that line of thinking.

I really think the Republicans are handing the next several elections to the Democrats. And that won't be a good thing. Our country needs quality opposition to make both parties better.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-18-13 8:10 AM

Liberal liars talk about default and jobs lost.

Of course, liberals supported shutdowns when they controlled Congress.

Liberal hypocrisy on display!

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InspectorWang

Oct-18-13 6:40 AM

there is never any justification to threaten our country's default. That is just not an option. This stance cost our country more jobs than Marino ever created. He just lost my vote.

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spike2

Oct-18-13 6:38 AM

Pathetic .

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eriklatranyi

Oct-18-13 6:20 AM

Well done, Congressman Marino!

The childish liberals and RINOs are spending this nation into oblivion.

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andy33

Oct-18-13 6:17 AM

I'm with Marino....

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