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Arkansas congressman's budgetary proposal draws fire; it’s called ‘sham,’ safety-net ruiner

By Frank E. Lockwood

This article was published June 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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FILE — U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers speaks Thursday, April 13, 2017, during a town hall meeting at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's budget blueprint came under fire from Democrats and at least one Republican at Wednesday's House Budget Committee meeting.

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DoubleBlind says... June 21, 2018 at 8:21 a.m.

Mahoney’s assessment is spot on. Republicans are fine with blowing up the deficit through tax cuts for the rich and then bring it under control through massive cuts to entitlements. Let’s see how many stupid comments are posted by entitlement recipients who voted for the likes of Trump and Womack.

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TimberTopper says... June 21, 2018 at 9:21 a.m.

Talk about a Russian/Republican Party Killer, this would do it!

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GeneralMac says... June 21, 2018 at 9:27 a.m.

Once again a Democrat is crying about " favoring the rich".

When many people's tax refund is 4x greater than taxes paid, someone is picking up the slack.

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DoubleBlind says... June 21, 2018 at 9:36 a.m.

GM - Are you old enough to receive SS or benefit from Medicare/Medicaid? If not, do you plan to collect when the time comes? Does the tax cut you just received make up for the draconian cuts proposed for those programs over the period for which you plan to receive them? Say 25-30yrs? Do the math before shooting off your mouth.

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DoubleBlind says... June 21, 2018 at 2:07 p.m.

GM - It’s been almost 5hrs since I posed my questions to you. You’ve been shooting off your filthy mouth all over these boards related to other articles since then. Why no response here? Could it be I hit a nerve?

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GeneralMac says... June 21, 2018 at 2:19 p.m.

Every time a cut/adjustment is suggested for SS, it also states.........." those receiving SS or close to SS age will NOT be affected"

Medicare?

I can get medical coverage thru the VA for benefits I ......EARNED --

Those people getting 4x..MORE..in refunds $$$$$$$$ than taxes they paid should be told...." pay YOUR fair share"

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DoubleBlind says... June 21, 2018 at 2:34 p.m.

GM - You actually buy what they’re selling re “it won’t affect anyone close to collection age?” Seriously?! But when it does, you’ll be ok with that, I’m assuming, because you’re a patriot willing to eat cat food if necessary. Poor, stupid b@stard. Good luck with that.

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Packman says... June 21, 2018 at 2:54 p.m.

Democrats say this will help the rich and hurt the poor. Damn, son, who would have ever predicted democrats would say THAT?

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DoubleBlind says... June 21, 2018 at 3:04 p.m.

Pack@ss - Answer the questions I posed to GM earlier. How do they apply to you? You won’t be collecting SS? You won’t rely on Medicare/Medicaid? Your retirement is fully self funded?

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LRCrookAttorney says... June 21, 2018 at 3:36 p.m.

DB...I will answer your question, yes, my retirement is completely self-funded. I was told by democrats 20 years ago when I was 30 that the republicans were taking it away, and like an idiot I believed them. Therefore, now I will have both. I guess in a way it helped me, but I sure would like have been able to use that money in my 30s.

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