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GOP Loses the House in 2014
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Without Deep Spending Cuts,
GOP Loses the House in 2014

Investor´s Business Daily, by Lawrence Kudlow

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/18/2013 6:06:08 PM

Okay, it´s official. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. debt jumped to $16.1 trillion in 2012 from $14.8 trillion in 2011. That´s a $1.3 trillion deficit for the last year. Remarkable. During President Obama´s first term, the federal debt rose by roughly $6 trillion. Now, if they are bold, House Republicans will take advantage of these dismal numbers. Bold means bold spending cuts, as in cut spending like there´s no tomorrow. Bold means implementing the $1.2 trillion spending sequester. Bold means an absolute rock-solid commitment to spending cuts. A new Rasmussen survey

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/18/2013 6:12:28 PM     (No. 9125258)

Yeah, good luck with that. I really don´t see them getting anywhere against Obama and the senate.

Besides, I suspect the Dems actually want the GOP in control of the House so they don´t have to take full responsibility for their shenanigans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/18/2013 6:16:32 PM     (No. 9125265)

Will winning matter if they don´t achieve anything?

In one sense, it won´t for the nation.

The GOP can only do their best. From the evidence so far that won´t be enough.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 1/18/2013 6:21:28 PM     (No. 9125272)

I suppose if the GOP loses the house, it saves primarying them. Maybe we can recruit a some folks that actually have a spine.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 1/18/2013 6:31:52 PM     (No. 9125294)

Boehner will never go against the won....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rburns, 1/18/2013 6:33:32 PM     (No. 9125298)

Yeah right................elect the BIG spenders. NOT!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 1/18/2013 6:35:38 PM     (No. 9125301)

Not unlike Franklin´s warning about trading liberty for security: Pubs who would abandon their brand (aka principles) for political security (electability) will wind up with neither.

2014 is not looking good for the Pubs right now. One silver lining is that if the GOP is doomed in this election anyway, it might be an opportune time to start a new party. Time for Charlie Brown to ignore Lucy and the football.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 1/18/2013 6:53:14 PM     (No. 9125331)

So tell me again why 2014 is looking good for the libtards, who control the senate and WH? And who cranked up the spending when they took over congress in 2006 and the WH in 2008?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/18/2013 6:54:40 PM     (No. 9125334)

Higher spending cuts= higher unemployment numbers. All this money that´s to be cut is either given to entitled people or bureaucrats. They can´t reduce entitlements because they´d lose their jobs next election. If they fire all the useless deadwood on the government payroll, the unemployment would go to 20% and they´d lose their jobs. Or, to paraphrase that great philosopher Oliver Hardy "here´s another fine kettle of fish the congress got themselves into."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/18/2013 7:12:37 PM     (No. 9125364)

If the Republicans lose the house in 2014 and fail to retake the senate, then there is no hope for America. Obama wins it all, and the country will not recover. And don´t delude yourselves that a 3rd party will save us. We don´t have time to build up a 3rd party: at best we have 3.5 years.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/18/2013 7:31:38 PM     (No. 9125400)

All we see is them asking how low?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bob913, 1/18/2013 7:34:25 PM     (No. 9125408)

Start cutting $6 trillion. That spending was not needed to begin with.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/18/2013 7:37:48 PM     (No. 9125418)

i fear with all my heart that the headline is true.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/18/2013 7:59:16 PM     (No. 9125443)

Stopped listening to Larry awhile back. He and Bill Kristol are birds of a feather...squishy so-called R´s. Don´t agree with much of Larry´s economics either.

Vote the bums out.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/18/2013 9:02:57 PM     (No. 9125513)

I like the plan... force the senate to produce a budget, which requires monetizing expenditures for the 1st time. As for mid term elections... the election process is so corrupted, Holder wants to automatically register all Americans to vote. Why? Because they used the nat´l SS database to vote for Barry, not realizing how many were not registered... ergo, 140% voters.

And now the Obama miscreant election machine is a full time non-profit... pounding us with propaganda 24/7.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Killian Bundy, 1/18/2013 10:22:13 PM     (No. 9125602)

Crime is rampant, fire the police.

/good thinking!


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Reply 16 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/18/2013 10:25:20 PM     (No. 9125609)

Tax and Spend Demonrats in control of the House after 2014, I don´t think so.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/18/2013 11:24:02 PM     (No. 9125672)

Obama has been successful at blaming Bush and the GOP for every problem over the past 20 years. I´m sure that he can continue to pull it off for another 2.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/19/2013 12:24:00 AM     (No. 9125714)

I don´t think the GOP can save the economy no matter what they do, and they can´t stop the WH for blaming them for whatever happens, no matter what they do, and they can´t prevent some kind of sooner or later credit fiasco. Since they can´t possibly do any of those things, wouldn´t it be wiser to focus on what they can do, which is stop feeding the beast? t´s a very understandable project. And if they don´t have any project, people may vote for the man with a plan, any plan.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/19/2013 5:32:08 AM     (No. 9125830)

Going back to Peelousy running the House, Reid in the Senate, and Barry as messiah is enought to make one shudder. It would be the final nail driven into America. The problem is the Senate which refuses to submit a budget, much less cut a dime even for a cowboy poetry festival. If anything, it´s the Senate that needs to be taken over by the GOP.

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