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Which part of President Obama's proposed $487 billion cut to the defense budget over the next decade alarms you the most?

  1. Further base closings
  2. Higher health care fees for retirees and dependents
  3. Smaller pay raises for personnel
  4. National security
  5. Not alarmed
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Apr-12-13 6:52 AM

I'm alarmed at taxpayers forced to subsidize a private newspaper business.

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Apr-12-13 8:35 AM

The Obama's triviality always remind of the Bobby McFerrin song... Don't worry be happy.

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Apr-12-13 10:00 AM

minreader... lol so true!! pretty good song too.

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Apr-12-13 10:43 AM

Obama is not Mahatma Ghandi.

Can't continue spending twice as much as collected in revenues.

It is unsustainable.

What will Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing et al ever do without those defense contracts?

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Apr-12-13 2:16 PM

billgrr, do you get paid for your position of angst against this one former president? Hope it's worth it for you.

Cuts are OK, as long as they're across the board for every gov't dept. And the cuts will have to be approved by Congress, just like many liberals have told us before, while castigating the House of Representatives. We'll just see if any of these proposed "cuts" make it.

Now what I really don't like is that a "cut" in DC speak is only a reduction in an automatic budget increase. In my household, a "cut" means a budget item has to disappear, because there are no more funds to accommodate the program any longer. Automatic budget increases? Get real.

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Apr-12-13 2:35 PM

Why is it that retirees and seniors are always the ones that have to make the sacrifices? Take the benefits away from Congress such as the fact they receive their paycheck for the rest of their lives at the full amount.

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Apr-12-13 2:49 PM

vietnamvet69, I agree with your proposed cuts for members of Congress. Then their positions would be those of public service, not those of an eternal salary.

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Apr-12-13 9:03 PM

Red flags:

Gay marriage

Gun control

Red Herrings, nothing else. Nice diversion, grasshopper.

Stock market always goes up, if it ever goes down, it is minimal.

No talk of homelessness, even when there are 46 million people on SNAP.

Is there homelessness? Yes, there is. And the market is at the stratospheric levels that it is?

Balderdash! The price of gold is down 400 dollars an ounce.

Obama is a fool to believe his lying eyes.

You go ahead and believe your own lying eyes, but reality is says it ain't so.

North Korea is calling the shots, not Obama.

The Big Picture is bleak.

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Apr-13-13 2:21 AM

Idon't care. I'll ignore it and when I can't afford it, most likely I'll be dead. No longer my problem. And most likely Obama won't be President. And the rest of the of the old geezers will be dead too. Democrat and Replublican alike.

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Apr-13-13 8:50 AM

Missy1, I know you care so much more than most but like me we are both helpless and inconsequential. I have no idea who you are but I can tell you truly do care. It's just demoralizing to know so much has changed for the worse in our country, hang in there and fight a good fight.

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Apr-13-13 10:00 AM

OK, I'll bite.

Are you willing to close the military base in your town for the good of country? If it's "for the good of country," yes.

Are you willing to close the post office in your rural America? Yes.

Are you willing to stop receiving more than you give...Or getting more than you need? Already there, so yes.

Anything else? 'Cuz I gotta go to work...on every other day. Bye!

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Apr-13-13 10:23 AM

Cut the Fed'l budget 20% across the board. And do it now before our grandkids have to punch a clock in a Chinese factory.

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