Why can't the President and the Congress can't compromise about budget cuts?

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  1. alexandriaruthk profile image66
    alexandriaruthkposted 9 years ago

    Why can't the President and the Congress can't compromise about budget cuts?

    It's been like forever since they are trying to solve this issue.

  2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years ago

    The problem is, the congress and senate folks responsible for passing the budget are stonewalling the president.  In my opinion, it is largely the Republican party, and of those, especially the offshoot that has become known as the "Tea Party," (for which many rude substitutes of the phrase exist).

    Again, it is my opinion, but a studied one, that these people are throwbacks to the "bad old days" before the civil rights laws were passed, and although they will never admit it to anyone, they ARE playing the old race card.  In short, they are upset that a black man was elected as president--twice, no less--and by refusing to cooperate and trying to place blame on the side of the president, they are exacting their "revenge."
    It is childish and counterproductive in the extreme, not to mention insensitive to the populace and damaging to the entire country.  It is not that they "can't" compromise, it's that they WON'T!

    1. lovemychris profile image83
      lovemychrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree 100%. They are offering 2 cuts to every tax increase. They want to close the deferred interest loophole, which is a give-away the pols gave to the tycoons. Not to mention the farm and oil subsidies, which aren't even touched. It's ridiculous!

  3. peeples profile image90
    peeplesposted 9 years ago

    It's somewhat funny. I heard the president saying  yesterday that the republicans won't budge, yet I haven't heard much of what the dems have budged on. They can't compromise because you have two opposites battling for position. This is the problem with our 2 party system and citizens who think since they like a guy he can't be wrong!

    1. lovemychris profile image83
      lovemychrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "Dear blame-it-on-both-sides pundits: Ask top Rs what ratio of spending cuts to new revenues they'd accept. Just ask them."

      The answer is none.

    2. peeples profile image90
      peeplesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "new revenue" = A dem's way of saying higher taxes, which is unnecessary if enough cuts are made.

    3. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The Republicans call them "fees," the Democrats call them "taxes."  The end result is identical--more money drained from OUR pockets, while the filthy rich find multiple loopholes and avoid paying their share.

    4. peeples profile image90
      peeplesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The rich already pay more than us. I don't fully agree with the rep or dems. I support a flat tax. The real problem lies in the fact the government controls (pays for) too much. Cutting is the solution, nothing else.

    5. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The rich may pay "more" than us, but not proportionally so....

    6. bn9900 profile image70
      bn9900posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Dizzy, why should they pay proportionally more, have you ever done taxes it is called Tax brackets, if you make more you pay more, plain and simple, why is that so hard for people to understand, even a flat rate tax, 10% is 10% what more do you want?

  4. somethgblue profile image78
    somethgblueposted 9 years ago

    The question isn't why can't they, it is why won't they?

    Because We the People allow them to continue to spend our money any way they see fit. Until We the People stand up and DEMAND that they stop their ill-advised spending and bailout of major corporations, banks and the military, they will continue to do so and why shouldn't they?

    They have and endless source of income from We the People and as long as we continue to allow them to spend it, they see no reason to stop, time to get real and stop pointing the finger and take responsibility.

    America loves to blame others for their own incompetence, lack of responsibility and ignorance and the national budget is just a symptom of our own indifference.

    1. bn9900 profile image70
      bn9900posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So true Blue, why can't Americans control their spending?

  5. bn9900 profile image70
    bn9900posted 9 years ago

    I see it as two fundamental idologies, and I simplify it by defination. Liberal means a lot of something, wanting more of it, such as being liberal with the salt on your fries, always wanting more.  A conservative is the opposite, they want to conserve items, Money, and other things.  So in the case of the Demorcats (Liberals), they want to spend spend spend their money (and other's too), while the conservatives want to save the money, not spend it and use it later.  I see Obama as wanting to spend spend spend on small insignificant items, but willing to let our military and security suffer by underfunding them.

    The House (Republicans) can make and pass laws however the Senate (Democrats) have held everything hostage until they get what they want. The President is play bully as he is threating to use executive orders to push through plansd that he only wants.  He has pushed more plans that we as a puiblic do not want than any other President combined.  the executive order needs to be put it in its place, only used for wartime issues and that is it. 

    DzyMsLizzy-The president is only responsible for submitting a buget, which he has never done in his terms in office, the Congress has to pass the budget, but since the President has not done that the congress tried to pass their own budget, and once again they are split, do we barrow and spend? or do we cut back and start paying off our debt.  This president has spent more in 4 years than any other president in a 4 year term, if you or I did that creditor would be crawling all over us, if China did that, the Red white and Blue would be no more. Do you know what the T.E.A. Party stands for? Taxed Enough Already, we need to slow our spending, if we don't then we are in deep.

    I myself hope the sequester holds, and maybe those tax and spend democrat law makers in DC will learn a lesson that we need to cut back, and not be putting so much debt on this country that our great great grandkids will be cursing us

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      But, the "TEA" party is the RICH, who manage to skate out of their tax obligations, leaving the middle class to bear the burden of the funding.  The middle class is disappearing in this country; the rich get richer, the poor only get poorer.

    2. bn9900 profile image70
      bn9900posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ahhh only if you want to believe that Dizzy go right ahead, all the TEA Party rally's I've seen are normal folks are tired of all the taxes.  Obama said he WANTED to see the Bush Tax cuts expire, and when I did my taxes this year, I owed more.


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