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If you've lost Larry Kudlow, you've lost conservatives in America, as the CNBC economist grills...

If you've lost Larry Kudlow, you've lost conservatives in America, as the CNBC economist grills Rep. Eric Cantor hard on why the GOP couldn't support Sen. Harry Reid's plan, which Kudlow says is based on Republican ideas, doesn't include new taxes, and requires one debt ceiling raise instead of two.
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  • bbro
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    Thank you Mr. Kudlow...
    26 Jul 2011, 10:21 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Because the savings are fake...fake fake fake....period
    26 Jul 2011, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    yes we have to cut all expenses..poor, old, young, illegal's, politicians, unions, rich, middle class,,,,,,,everyone..... can´t keep borrowing 45% of what we spend....that is insanity....
    26 Jul 2011, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • detto
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    And how the hell do you expect a vibrant economy, when the middle class(the driver of growth) gets punished with spending cuts??

     

    Raise corp taxes, top income taxes, eliminate loopholes, cut 50% of defense spending.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • danf
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    People will work. The ambitious will create businesses, capital and effort will be freed from non productive uses. People will seek out opportunities. Our society will afford less self indulgence. Work and virtue will become valued again.

     

    "Raise corp taxes"...I get it you must be a unionized government employee who has had everything you have ever had, handed to you. Just like Obama, a "man" who has lived on the public dole all of his life.

     

    "Eliminate loopholes"...best plan reduce rates and broaden and simplify the tax code - everyone will have to pay something.

     

    Cut 50% of defense. Defense will certainly be cut and people is where the money is. Man-power will be cut, retirement plan benefits will be cut. The US will withdraw from much of the world and shift it's strategic reliance to nuclear war fighting. The world will fracture. American wealth will decline along with the decline of American power. You will be happy
    26 Jul 2011, 07:22 PM Reply Like
  • Monngie
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    Youngman442002

     

    We also need to cut your pay 50% so we will be more competitive in the world markets!!!!
    26 Jul 2011, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • Monngie
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    Roger on that detto.

     

    They don't give a S#!+ about the middle class. And they won't until they don't have anyone to buy their crap.
    26 Jul 2011, 08:34 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Might have something to do with all the "savings" in Reid's plan being fake and even the fake savings are put off for years and years.

     

    It might help Kudlow if he'd get a damn clue and read the fine print before spewing ignorance. As far as "losing conservatives" is concerned, Kudlow works at a leftwing propaganda outlet that is more concerned about ratings than facts. Excuse me if I don't count him as conservative. He's pro stock market, and that's about as far as his "conservatism" goes.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:31 AM Reply Like
  • rothyman
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    I see where you're going with this, but I really don't see validity in any of your arguments. Exactly what commentators on CNBC feed us leftwing propaganda? I would say at least half of the commentators are more Right than Left. Kudlow is the most Right of them all & rails Obama every night. He's pro stock market, pro big business, pro tax cuts, pro tax subsidies for large oil companies, pro small government.

     

    How much more conservative do you want him to get? Either you do not watch CNBC all that much to know this or you're just going off what others have said about CNBC being biased.
    26 Jul 2011, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • Monngie
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    In Georgia if you don't whistle Dixie, your not conservative.
    26 Jul 2011, 08:39 PM Reply Like
  • Cincinnatus
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    So sayeth SA. The SA editors are really going downhill. My question is who is Larry, and why do the SA editors care?
    26 Jul 2011, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    If everyone around you agrees to something, and you don't, it may be because you are in the minority.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Patterson Air Force base is the largest single site employer in Ohio
    which is located in......Boehner's district....don't forget to cut there too...to quote Mr Boehner " We are spending more money than we are
    taking in so we need to spend less"
    26 Jul 2011, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • Monngie
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    I'd close the place down if it would piss crying John off.

     

    But then, an awful lot of people do great things there. They are the best.
    26 Jul 2011, 08:42 PM Reply Like
  • cash
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    Cantor wants a short-term increase now. That is precisely because Obama does not want it. It is one-up-man-ship and to show everyone that repubs can control a dem president. The dems have no guts of course. They raised the ceiling everytime Bush asked them to. I am sure a lot dem voters are asking them why they went easy on Bush. This discontent will spill over. We are setting a precedent here for future dysfunction of the government.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • Alain
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    Cantor wants a short-term increase now, so that they can hold the country ransom again before the next election. Everything they do is, as they have said, to ensure that Obama is a one-term president.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • cateyr
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    Please...Larry Kudlow is a left-wing mouthpiece. Reid and the Dems can't seem to be able to do basic math....no budget for 3 years....also over $1 trillion is counting savings from Iraq/Afghanistan wars which the CBO doesn't count as real savings against the defecit. Obama and Dems are not to be trusted...they will do anything to keep spending the US into oblivion by design to bring down our Capitalist economy and substitute their Socialistic agenda!
    26 Jul 2011, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Kudlow...Left wing??? Check your history...
    26 Jul 2011, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • rothyman
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    How is Larry Kudlow a 'left-wing mouthpiece'? Have you ever even watched Larry Kudlow? He's no doubt the most right-winged commentator on CNBC. His whole show revolves around him bringing on GOP members & interupting liberal politicians. You're spewing non-sense..
    26 Jul 2011, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • Monngie
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    This whole conversation about Larry exemplifies how far right SA contributors are. When they call Larry a "left-wing-mouthpiece" they are so far right they are in danger of falling off the edge of their "flat earth".
    26 Jul 2011, 08:45 PM Reply Like
  • billbrad
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    Entitlements are called so for a reason. It means people are entitled to these payments. They've paid into them. These are not expenditures which should even be considered in the budget negotiations yet, this is what Mr. Cantor and the Republicans continue to hit on. If we enact the kind of spending cuts to the middle class Mr. Cantor wants we will have a second recession and if we continue these kind of extreme policies we will have a depression which we may never recover from. "Kicking the can down the road" simply means, growing the economy is the best way to solve the budget crisis. Kudrow is laughing because the idea of raising the debt ceiling twice is not so much a political issue so much as it signals to the bond raters that we can't get our act together. Thus...the markets will react....thus...the economy is damaged. Republicans are so hot about "job-killing tax hikes" but the reality is that these cuts will be job killers in a far more pervasive way.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Monngie
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    You nailed it again billbrad.
    26 Jul 2011, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • Bear Bait
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    The Teabaggers want it their way or the highway. Hopefully next Nov the American voters will show those idiots (teabaggers) the highway. The framers of the US Constitution gave us 2 houses in Congress and the executive branch as a mean s of arriving at a balanced (read; many ideas put together in a compromise plan) decision. The Teabaggers can not continue to make demands without giving something in return. If someone were to do as much damage to this country with a gun or a bomb, as the Teabaggers have already done with their intransigence, they would be arrested and put to death for terrorism and treason. It is time for the Republicans to quit uttering their mindless statement of no tax increases for the super wealthy and negotiate. I blame my party (Republican) for this fiasco. The Dems have made attempts at compromise.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    After the sh*t they have just pulled, I truly believe that the voters will send the Tea baggers packing next November.

     

    Unfortunately, there won't be much of a country left to govern after the Teabaggers are done with it.
    26 Jul 2011, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • gjg49
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    cantor sounds like an idiot in the interview. he never realy answers any of kudlow's questions. why not??

     

    however, simple math says that in reality there are either no real cuts or reid has left a huge buffer. the extension would be for 2.4 trillion of additional debt--inferentially for 18 months and 18 months from today will not only be after the election but after the next inauguration no matter who wins. this implies that they want to allow for deficit spending at a rate of $1.6 trillion per year ($2.4 trillion divided by 1.5 years.) at a rate of $1.6 trillion per year, there is ZERO deficit reduction. i don't know anything about the details of reid's plan, but unless the deficit does not decline or they allow considerable extra time, reid's plan seems llike all smoke and mirrors.

     

    where is the math wrong or what else is going on here??
    26 Jul 2011, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    None of the plans actually reduce debt they all reduce spending.

     

    Because you can't reduce the debt without both spending cuts as well as tax increases. And that is impossible.
    26 Jul 2011, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • gjg49
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    none of the plans will reduce debt--debt will increase because we run deficits (the deficit is how much we overspend relative to current income--deficit spending can be reduced by increasing income or reducing spending or combinations of both--that is a mathematical tautology). the issue right now is to reduce the deficits.

     

    the point is that the math seems to imply that reid's plan apparently does not reduce the deficit at all either. if the intent is to reduce the deficit, then reid's plan apparently does not do that.

     

    so why didn't cantor point that out?? and...

     

    why does reid want such an expansive and expensive credit card??
    26 Jul 2011, 12:34 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    This is why the USA is dying....its make the rich guy pay..when he pays already...ot enough for you..you want 95%...but the 70% is enough for me....its the 54% that pay nothing..the 80 million checks a month that Geitner prints...80 million on the dole...how about make the deadbeat pay...you know the welfare mother with 10 kids that has lived in subsidized housing for 30 years...why is that the future of America.,..why is tat subsidized...our standard of living has to drop....and will..we have to get down to a China level...it will happen in its own way....the world will make us do it as they ignore us...you want to cut our defense...then the world will really ignore us...and China and Russia will take our place....no one to buy our 2.5 trillion more in debt that you want...interest rates go up..the dollar tanks...inflation takes off..and the world dumps the dollar....your middle class becomes lower class...your "wealthy" lose money..and move...all that is left is the government..they print until you have hyperinflation.....and the end game....is Obama gets his Socialist paradise....the Conservatives don´t....so it probably goes to a war...a civil war II....then it will get worked out..
    26 Jul 2011, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    youngman = the next Anders Breivik.
    26 Jul 2011, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    LOL! I was thinking the same thing myself.

     

    youngman did you pull this out of Breivik's 150,000 page manifesto?
    26 Jul 2011, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    The Tea Party is truly a cult. Nothing short of mass suicide will fulfill their beliefs. Read some of the crap Erik Erickson has been writing over at Red State. Each blog post relating to the debt debate is full of allusions to religion.

     

    Bill O'Reilly & Larry Kudlow, personalities who 10 years were considered radical right wingers are now liberals. I don't even think that traditional things that politicians care about, such as getting reelected and you know, keeping this country going, even matters to these guys. Nothing short of the complete destruction of this country will satisfy these guys' desires.
    26 Jul 2011, 06:03 PM Reply Like
  • Cincinnatus
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    Mach, you need to step away from CNBC and get out more. Kudlow used to be a Democrat and became a centrist, perhaps center-right at best. And O'Reilly conservative? He's left of Kudlow for chrissakes.
    26 Jul 2011, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    Apparently, having a history of working in the Reagan White House and constantly harping about the benefits of the free market doesn't qualify you to call yourself a conservative anymore.

     

    No. Nothing short of wanting to END this country on August 3rd, will make you a conservative.
    26 Jul 2011, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    By the way, Ann Coulter is now a liberal:

     

    www.mofopolitics.com/2.../
    26 Jul 2011, 06:50 PM Reply Like
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