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Campaign promises and federal spending

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The Democrats have attacked the Republican House (Paul Ryan) version of the budget proposal as working toward eliminating or reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits for seniors as well as calling for a cut in our military budget.

There are 48 program cuts in the Ryan budget. Nowhere are Medicare, Social Security or the military budget addressed as among the programs to be cut.

The cuts are in 48 different federal programs, many of which are pure earmark (pork barrel) programs and duplications of one or another. These programs are pork from both political parties over the past 60 years.

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The Ryan budget, if enacted, would reduce the federal deficit by 2.5 trillion dollars over a 10-year period. Sadly, even if enacted, the deficit will probably continue because the politicians will continue to keep spending on their pet projects and borrowing the money to pay for them.

William Krueger

[Posted October 03, 2012]

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