GOP 2012: What they (wouldn't) cut
January 5th, 2012
07:19 AM ET
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GOP 2012: What they (wouldn't) cut

New York (CNNMoney) - For all their differences, the 2012 Republican contenders have at least one thing in common: They all want to cut spending.

Rick Santorum wants to cut $5 trillion over 5 years, immediately return non-defense discretionary spending to 2008 levels, pass a balanced budget amendment and cap federal spending at 18% of Gross Domestic Product.

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  1. The Greedy Old PIgs have declared class war on US

    Prediction: The entire slate of candidates for the GOBP deathcult this year will ignore the wishes of two thirds of our nation (including two thirds of the 1%ers), That two thirds wants an end to the Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich and a new millionaire's surtax.

    Each and every deathcult candidate should be asked to state clearly why they have chosen to ignore the wishes of two thirds of America. The answers will be interesting, to say the least. This focus on "cuts" is a distraction from the main issue of balancing revenues with expenses. Cutting government spending during a recession is a recipe for disaster. Curious that the deathcult candidates have chosen to endorse cuts that would harm average Americans. Then again, "we care for the greedy, not the needy" has been the GOBP deathcult motto for quite some time.

    January 5, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Other than Ron Paul submitting a plan, the rest of the republican empty suit clown show is trying to get a job above their pay grade with no specifics. No concrete plans, other than keeping defense spending at new record levels is not much for voters to embrace. Romney has come up with $2 million in cuts, but will increase spending by $200 billion with his new war in Iran.

    January 5, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    You would think that Romney and Santorum would want to increase revenue to pay for their war with Iran, but like republicans, they will just add that cost to our national debt. (Reagan, Bush, and Bush lite, gave us $12 trillion of our national debt, including TARP)

    January 5, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Just pass something that discourages deadbeat takers from continuing to sponge off of working Americans.

    January 5, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  5. Pam

    The President is right again. Isn't he the best? President Obama slings the GOP around like they are ragdolls. He plays three level chess while the GOP plays checkers. The man is brillient compared to the jerks in the GOP. I'd like to hear from all of you on how you agree with me. . pam.1018@hotmail.com

    January 5, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Does anyone seriously think we can continue to grow the deficit at the rate of 2-3 trillion per year????? Other than Obama that is????

    January 5, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  7. When they open their mouths, they insert a foot

    The GOP are responsible for the huge financial mess we're in now, and NOW they want to try to make it worse by making changes they don't understand because they don't have the common sense to learn how what they did nearly destroyed America. There's not a single GOP out there who has taken responsibility for what the party did to America. It'll take another term by Obama to even make a dent in the finances and make things better for us. I took Bush 8 years to run us into the ground, there's no way Obama can rebuild that much destruction in such a short time.

    January 5, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  8. gt

    how about getting all of our troops home ..that would save a ton of money..

    January 5, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |