Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled the Republican 2012 budget proposal. It uses many methods to cut appx. 6 trillion from federal government spending over the next 10 years.
Democrats are howling bloody murder, and they haven't even read it yet. What the proposal says doesn't matter - they will attack it, and they will lie about pretty much all of it to try and scare us of it.
What ought to scare us is the completely unsustainable money hemorrage our government has become. Democrats don't want to address it - they balk at even the smallest of proposed cuts. To them, they can spend whatever they want to, no matter if they can pay for it, and just push it out as debt that is somehow going to magically disappear later on. Paying for special interest programs, giveaways for Unions, explosive growth in government and regulation, more and more people completely reliant upon government handouts - the list of people and organizations they are giving billions of dollars to in order to secure their votes in enormous, and includes everyone except the taxpayers themselves. Apparently, the small minority of us who actually pay taxes in this country are supposed to provide everything for the majority, so they can sit on their asses for the rest of their lives in comfort.
At first glance, the cuts do seem massive, until you look at them overall. This proposal returns discretionary spending (not entitlements like Social Security or Medicare) levels to what we were spending in 2006, before Reid and Pelosi took over Congress. All of these massive cuts simply reverse the criminal theft of our money that has taken place since the mid-term election of 2006. It does not pay down the debt incurred by Reid/Pelosi/Obama. Even with all of these cuts, the debt is not reduced at all. To make meaningful reductions in our $14 Trillion debt (a debt that grows by over $1 Billion PER DAY!) would require spending cuts and tax hikes that would bankrupt the country.
Democrats are going to tell us that taking spending back to 2006 levels is going to kill babies by the thousands. Untold numbers of senior citizens are going to be dumped by the side of the road to die. Republicans are going to turn murder squads loose on poor people all across the country.
The CBO is estimating that even if all the cuts do take place, the country won't have a balanced budget until after 2030, and out debt won't be retired until after 2050. And that presumes the country keeps the will to keep reducing spending levels, instead of what government naturally does - grow.
CBO studies predict that Social Security will be completely broke by 2037. The only way to save it is to make drastic cuts in the entitlements distributed, or fundamentaly change how the system works. There are many more people drawing benefits than are paying into the system. It is completely unsustainable.
Medicare will be completely broke within the time frame of 2017 to 2030, depending upon what experts you listen to. What is certain is that the incredible waste and overpayments being made cannot be sustained. Medicare is a fraud and waste cash cow. Without substantial reform, it cannot survive.
We are in this mess because of Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and the far left lunatics that have been throwing away hundreds of billions of our dollars over the past 4 years. Their behavior is criminal, what they have done is nothing short of stealing money from us, the tax payers.
What do you call someone who steals $6 Trillion dollars from you? In this country, he is known as President Obama.