Skip to comments.White House doubles down on vow Obama won't agree to more spending cuts
Posted on 07/28/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by Innovative
The Obama administration dug in Sunday on its vow to reject proposed spending cuts by congressional Republicans in upcoming budget talks, but declined to say whether the president would veto their proposals or allow a government shutdown.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Fox News Sunday that President Obama will neither sign government funding bills that slash domestic spending nor negotiate with Republicans over spending cuts to reduce the federal debt limit.
He also said the president was not going to accept a budget in which domestic spending is further cut to soften the blow to Defense spending.
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And we wouldn't possibly want to eliminate funding for such "important" programs such as a "raisin reserve"?! (/sarc)
Obama: There is no government waste.
I thought the House “doled” out money. Where did the _resident derive this authority?
shut it down
Call the bast%rds bluff. Put him in a position he can NEVER wiggle out of as he has done sooooooooo many time previously.
The boy can’t help himself. He loves being able to spend other people’s money and get away with it.
The last chance for the GOP is the Obamacare vote tied the the CR. If the leadersheep fails Cruz, Paul, et al., they are finished.
I don’t believe that congress has the balls or intellect to call his bluff/threat.
Read his lips, “More new taxes”.
Federal entitlements are driving this spending growth, having increased from less than half of total federal outlays just 20 years ago to nearly 62 percent in 2012. Three major programsMedicare, Medicaid, and Social Securitydominate in size and growth, soaking up about 44 percent of the budget. All three programs are growing faster than inflation, andwhen joined with $1.7 trillion in new Obamacare spendingwill drain about 18.5 percent of the nations total economic output by mid-century. Because that is about the historical annual average of total federal tax revenue, it means all other government programsnational defense, veterans health care, transportation, federal law enforcement, and otherswould effectively have to be financed on borrowed money.
Other entitlements continue growing as well. Anti-poverty programs have surged by 49 percent in just the past decade, even after adjusting for inflation. Spending for food stamps alone has more than tripled since 2002. Health programs, including Medicaid, have increased by 38 percent, and housing assistance by 48 percent.
Although these entitlement programs have dominated the governments spending growth, discretionary spendingspending authorized by annual appropriations billsalso has grown by 40 percent more than inflation, to $1.289 trillion. Spending on non-defense programs has grown 29 percent. These outlays peaked in 2010 due to the stimulus bill, but remain 7 percent higher than their pre-stimulus level of 2008.
Obama behaves like any other socialist that obtains power. Government only expands and is never curtailed. There is no fundamental appreciation how real wealth is created or the value those who generate the wealth.Long term effects of policies, programs and regulations are never considered. Economies stagnate, contract and living standards decline. It happens virtually every time anywhere the Left comes to power.
How about it Democrats? Oh, that's how you buy votes isn't it?
What if the government shut down and no one noticed?
I guess we will never find out.
But just imagine the heat the Dims would get from the gimme crowd. It would be fun.
What's the answer? Stand up to Obama, and stand togerher. They just had a chance to do so by voting down NSA spying on US citizens, and they couldn't even get that one right.....and that's with a lot of democratic votes.
If Obama cannot buy votes with our money he is done for and he knows it.
Methinks she doth protest too much?
Obama knows his economy is a total failure, and its agenda cannot be sustained financially.
Sorry, but that's exactly backweird. America-hating President You Didn't Build That's goal is to bring the American economy to its knees. I'm sure he's deeply pleased with the progress he and the rest of the "progressive" oligarchy have been making.
Is that Obama or GWB you’re referring to?
Eliminate all welfare programs including food stamps!!!
Let the poor die!
He wouldn’t want to possibly curtail welfare fraud...
NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market
Pinging you because I posted a link to your post:
NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market
See post 21 on this thread.
BINGO: and you said it so much better than I could have. Would just add that the Repubs are totally in on this save a very few. They hold the purse strings and haven’t used that power to defund/withhold $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$ since our PINO took office. Boehner, Cantor, Ryan are right there leading the way to Hell with Barry laughing all the while.
“What if the government shut down and no one noticed?”
In 1920 nobody would have noticed. But now everything is government funded and manned. Airports, security, roads, countless university programs. People would notice. But, it won’t happen. (It might be good if it did happen, but people would die. Hospitals would indeed stop running. Power would get cut off.) Government has a controlling thumb on practically everything.
What we need is a surgical removal of the cancerous government from the body politic. We can do this without killing the patient (us.) But it would take will power and it would damage (MSM would make certain) whoever does it. There would be riots as they turned off the Obama phones and cancelled the EBT cards.
Can we get the GOP surrender over now so we can try and enjoy the holiday season?
Your spending more money than you have, but wont stop spending and the way to fix that is give you more money?
No fixin Stupid.
It’ll never happen.
Big government has worked so well under Clinton, Bush and Obama ... /sarc
Food stamps are a hugh waste of taxpayer dollars with the current system. It needs major revision:
- Stamps are only good for food from a grocery store. Not a fast food joint, not a corner convenience store.
- Limit the types of food stamps can be used for. This would be new. Eliminate all junk food.
I’m really tired of folks checking out at the grocery with their EBT card and their basket is piled high with potato chips, every kind of snack cake you can imagine, pretzels, candy. Absolute junk food.
The amount of money the gvt spends on food stamps doesn’t necessarily have to be reduced. But what can be bought with stamps can be changed.
I agree with you. It’s the Republicans in the HOR and US Senate, those pulling the strings at the RNC and even on the Supreme Court that I’m disgusted with. They’ve had it in their power to stop Obama’s agenda. Instead, they take turns screwing us over so none of them can be blamed for everything.
I want either less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it.
he’s becoming more and more irrelavent
Can someone please explain to me how we can be threatened by our elected government? Why doesn’t someone with enough cojones to standup to the RAT prepuces and say “not only NO, but Hell NO”, Are we as conservatives that spineless that we let some myopic POS tell us that 0bama will veto any GOP backed spending cuts? Someone in the tea party and or conservative movement needs to make a stand against these RAT a$$holes and put them back in their place. If not will the last conservative to leave the USA please turn out the lights.
I agree. Mr. Lew says that under no circumstances can you shut the government down. So he just said what they can’t stand, that they will do anything to avoid shutting down the government.
It is congress’s job to appropriate the money. If they decide they don’t want to do it then it is Obama’s decision to shut the government if the congress won’t pass his spending choices and he refuses to sign that bill.
It takes conviction and you have to not go wobbly but that is the choice for Obama
The media said the republicans would have hell to pay if the sequester went through. It hasn’t happened. But, they still will cave.
Actually we did find out when the Republicans were blamed back in the Clinton years for shutting down the Fedgov, which was actually Clinton's refusal to sign the appropriations bill. Guess what? Nothing of consequence happened. We all went on with our daily lives and didn't even notice. SHUT IT DOWN AGAIN!
As a friend and I talked earlier, it's time the States just say enough! No one, not even Obama, has the nerve to attack the States if they don't play along, and the States are starting to realize it, especially since the USSC ruling that the Fedgov can no longer with hold money if the States don't play by Fedgov rules. The only thing positive to come out of the Obamacare stupid tax ruling. It was a HUGE States' Rights benefit.
Want a REAL cause to work for rather than some politician who will change course once in DC? Contact your State Governor and Legislature and tell them your tired of Fedgov intrusion. Tell them you want State sovereignty as guaranteed by the US Constitution Amendments.
I sometimes believe I am reading the Marxist Manifesto when reading Obama's henchmen. The man is simply a socialist/communist who is looking to lesson America's position in the World. He grew up with communists, was educated by communists, and now is trying to push communism on our great nation. I couldn't hate this man any more. And yes, I get to say the word "hate". It is a human emotion and in my Republic, you are still free to hate or hold in disdain, as long as you don't act on it. So, FU Sotero.