Left is livid over budget safety net cuts
February 15th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
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Left is livid over budget safety net cuts

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - It doesn't come as a shock that Republicans aren't thrilled with President Obama's budget proposal. But Democrats aren't exactly jumping for joy either.

Obama's budget targets community block grants, a program that helps low-income people pay their energy bills, and the popular Pell grant program to aid college students. All are part of the social safety net Democrats often fight to protect.


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  1. diridi

    jobs,jobs and jobs, manufacturing, manufacturing and manufacturing....strict immigration, fuel-efficiency, fuel-efficiency, and fuel-efficiency....then deficit, which take course of time....o.k....when GDP improves, we export, automatically deficit is filled with....that's it....do not worry about deficit now....fix, and talk...

    February 15, 2011 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  2. juliei4

    I'm a left of center person and I am not livid about the budget cuts. There needs to be a lot of cuts made and we need to bring our troops home and get rid of that expense. Then we need to consider a new tax code that cuts out exemptions that allow the wealthiest Americans to pay less taxes than the people who work for them.

    February 15, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    The RepubliCAN’Ts are also PISSED OFF because President Obama did not mention “Entitlements” – Medicare, social security and Medicaid – Boo hoo, now WE have to do it!!! You wanted to be in CHARGE now set YOUR budget!!! And where are the JOBS?????????????? You WASTED two months trying to UNDO what was already DONE!!!

    Yes, President Obama CUT things that most on the LEFT feel he should not have. But you have to think about it – he beat the RIGHT to the punch and now he just might get it back through “COMPROMISING” – isn’t “compromising” what we want????

    We, as Americans, must realize “stuff” will get “cut”
    Whether we like it or not – China is up in our BUTTS!
    So let’s get them OUT – it may require a few SUTURES
    But think about, in the end – We will WIN THE FUTURE!!!

    Let’s support our current leader – President Obama – as he continues to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD to WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 15, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  4. Catie

    Dear Democrats, Republicans and every other party who actually cares about our future. Sometimes we have to put things on hold until we balance our budget. I have needed a car for some time now, but until I pay off some more bills I will make due with this one. Get a grip you out of touch with reality politicians !!!!

    February 15, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLinois

    Again~LISTEN to the President. The Repubs and TeaPrs are BOUND they are going to cut EVERY THING IN SIGHT! People just "dont get it",that the Deficit WILL BE FINE ONCE FOLKS ARE ALL WORKING AND PAYING TAXES AGAIN. If Repubs were SERIOUS~they would TAKE BACK THE $800Billion they gave their rich friends~but they arent serious unless they can take a$ from the poor! I Hope and Pray Pres.Obama WILL STAND TOUGH AND LET REPUBS THREATEN NOT TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING, TO SHUT GOVT.DOWN. They WILL raise the debt ceiling because the old ones know they HAVE TO~No Choice,and they have done it EVERY YEAR BEFORE~BUT Now they just want to try to get Pres O~Let Repubs Shut Govt down again and LETS SEE IF THE TEA PARTY REALLY LIKES WHAT IS GONNA HAPPEN TO THEM? Be FUN to watch as I for one ,AM SICK OF THESE NUTS~give them what they THINK they want and Hide and Watch what Happens!! OBAMA 2012!

    February 15, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  6. Name king

    Why is Obama trying to out do the conservative nut jobs, by falling in their net of making the poor poorer, and the rich richer. He's got the country at the lowest tax revenue in decades, and the country engulf in depth. I know the election was devastating for you, but please don't abandon the people without a voice, that will be faithful to you and get involve in the rederic of the repugs, because their one goal is to defeat you. I know they've got the rich and powerful behind them and they are the ones that control the media outlets. But you have folks like us that have blogging power. So you don't have to kiss up to the repugs and their Trikle down mentality in a global economy. Atleast raise taxes back to the Clinton years when the country was booming, or even back to the fifties and sixties, when taxes were at their highest in history yet no era was as prosperous.

    February 15, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. Cosmo

    Democrats, don't lose sight of your principles. Push back with demands to cuts in the defense department budget and corporate welfare to the oil industry and agribusiness. It will not be long before the American people come to their sense and realize that the radically conservative GOP intends to turn the US into a bananna republic by destroying the middle class.

    February 15, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |