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  1. Kevin Smith

    So, what was actually spent on discretionary spending in 2012? That is what we should be comparing the CBO estimate of $1.259 trillion in 2013 spending. Is it more or less? Is there really any cut at all?

  2. Yeah, Obama really made some tough either/or choices there as demonstrated by the national debt clock.

  3. “Mr Obama probably hoped that when the moment of truth arrived, when the spending cuts started to bite, the American people would support higher taxes rather than the spending cuts long called for in his own budget proposals. ”

    Yeah, I’m sure he thought the public would be grateful to fork over more dough so he could continue to “invest” it for us after we reaped the dividends of the stimulus, Solyndra, weatherization programs, Cash for Clunkers, Obamacare, etc.. It all worked out so nicely on the faculty lounge chalkboard.

  4. Obama’s Faustian bargain‘…

    Made with extorted tax dollars…

    Just how Faustian was Obama’s renewable energy scam?

  5. Why is defence discretionary and nondefence discretionary spending not separated as stand alone categories?

    It is baked in the cake that defence spending will decline, which does not necessarily mean that larger investments in health, education, infrastructure, clean energy, science and technology, job training, early childhood development and more will not take place.

  6. LeRoy Matthews

    Study my Letter on [email protected]. (Search: Crazy Inbox)

    Gangs of Crooked, Thieving, Stupid, Lying, Con artists (like Barack Obama,etc.) AREN’T Countries, States, Counties, Districts, Cities, etc. Obama & his Gang are not only BANKRUPT, they’re Head- Over- Heels In Debt, & Operating Way In The Red, & They Have A Huge, & Increasing, Budget Deficit. There’s virtually zero $ for anything whatsoever.

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