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17-04-2012, 10:01 PM
Romney's "secret" budget plan
http://news.yahoo.com/romney%E2%80%99s-b...onors.html

"The Department of Education, for example, is on Romney’s secret
slash-and-burn list: 'I will either consolidate [it] with another agency
or perhaps make it a heck of a lot smaller.'"

"More intriguing was Romney’s other Palm Beach policy
pronouncement—telling his audience which high-income tax deductions he
would eliminate as part of his already announced plan to slash income
tax rates by 20 percent. (Such across-the-board cuts would
disproportionately benefit the affluent, whose top tax rate would drop
from 35 to 28 percent.)"

"I’m probably going to eliminate for high-income people the second-home mortgage deduction"

its not a secret to me. almost all Republicans budget plans are cut spending (cutting Department of Education and probably many others) and cut taxes (cut taxes for the rich). Obama might not be the greatest, but i'm sure hes better than anything the GOP can spit out. although Ron Paul might be the choice of most Republicans on this forum, he's probably not going to get the Republican nomination. from what i've been reading Ron Paul has the lowest support, so unless Romney drops out Paul isn't going to have a chance. Even Gingrich has more support than Paul and thats sad.
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18-04-2012, 07:41 AM
RE: Romney's "secret" budget plan
Well, Gingrich has more of the vote but not the support. Ron Paul can pull a 6000 attendance event in a 5000 person town. Gingrich gets 500 people to show up in a city of 3 million people. Personally I don't mind cutting taxes by 20% as long as spending is cut by 20%. And as long as the spending cuts are reasonable. Cutting welfare by 40% to reach an overall 20% reduction would be unacceptable IMO.

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18-04-2012, 05:18 PM (This post was last modified: 18-04-2012 05:25 PM by Antirepublican.)
RE: Romney's "secret" budget plan
All Republicans have the same budget plan, cut taxes for the rich and cut spending. Problem is, none of them are actually interested in cutting spending in anything of meaning.

Also why do the republicans want to get rid of,

Dept of Energy
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. DOE also sponsors more basic and applied scientific research than any other US federal agency; most of this is funded through its system of United States Department of Energy National Laboratories.


Dept of Education
The primary functions of the Department of Education are to "establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights."[8] The Department of Education does not establish schools or colleges

It is by far the smallest Cabinet-level department, with about 5,000 employees. The agency's official acronym is ED (and not DOE, which refers to the United States Department of Energy). It is also often abbreviated informally as DoED.

Dept of Commerce
The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. The mission of the department is to "promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development". Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, issuing patents and trademarks, and helping to set industrial standards.
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18-04-2012, 05:40 PM
RE: Romney's "secret" budget plan
(18-04-2012 05:18 PM)Antirepublican Wrote:  All Republicans have the same budget plan, cut taxes for the rich and cut spending. Problem is, none of them are actually interested in cutting spending in anything of meaning.

Also why do the republicans want to get rid of,

Dept of Energy
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. DOE also sponsors more basic and applied scientific research than any other US federal agency; most of this is funded through its system of United States Department of Energy National Laboratories.


Dept of Education
The primary functions of the Department of Education are to "establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights."[8] The Department of Education does not establish schools or colleges

It is by far the smallest Cabinet-level department, with about 5,000 employees. The agency's official acronym is ED (and not DOE, which refers to the United States Department of Energy). It is also often abbreviated informally as DoED.

Dept of Commerce
The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. The mission of the department is to "promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development". Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, issuing patents and trademarks, and helping to set industrial standards.
I really don't feel like getting into it right now. But in short, the federal government doesn't seem to be any good at accomplishing those goals.

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