President Barack Obama says his top priority -- the "north star" of his second-term -- is to do "everything we can to grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs." And that means taking more tax money from wealthy Americans, on top of the higher tax rates that Congress went along with a few months ago. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama said Republicans have a choice: "Do you want to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs because you want to protect some special interest tax loophole?"
Comments: That will guarantee bipartisanship! s/o That is the last thing this miscreant wants. He´s beyond anything I have ever seen in my lifetime in this country. He behaves like a tinhorn dictator.
Good point #2. I know where I live the police, fire, paramedics, etc are paid by our taxes. I went to a city council meeting last year where budget cuts were debated so we didn´t have to lay any first responders off.
After hearing the litany of vital services that will be cut, people will die from lack of health care, children starving, etc, I am amaze at all that can be funded with the mere $60-billion that would be cut.
We just get more evidence everyday that Americans ought not vote for socialists to be president - bad things happen... I hope all those "low information voters" are enjoy 4 dollar a gallon gas now and going higher - when they whine, lets remind them that they voted for this... enjoy!!!
First, the Sequester was this idiots idea. Second, if all these things are going to be so catastrophic, why doesn´t dear leader show some leadership and compromise rather than continuing in campaign mode. Obama is the worst leader we have ever had in the White House, bar none.
President Divisive in action. in my opinion, Obama cannot utter a word in public without lying. at this point, maybe he is so used to it that he no longer even knows he is lying. It is just second nature to him or he is delusional. In the last four years the GOp and various of the Presidents own chosen councils have offered a number of excellent proposals on many facets of our society. He rejected every one of them, because Daddy knows best. which is why we are all looking FORWARD into an abyss.
The first thing a nitwit mayor says when the taxpayers refuse to float a bond issue to redecorate his office or subsidize his golf club membership is to announce that if it doesn´t pass the city will have to fire half the fire and police departments and leave the potholes unfilled.
This last "speech" sounded like an over-the-top sendup skit on SNL of a 13 year-old spoiled brat appointed "president-for-a-day."
I´d like to humbly point out that the federal government doesn´t pay any first responders. Under President Obama they have however invested billions in alternative energy companies, AIG, GM, Chrysler, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc. After bailing them out, his administration then ensured that the executives who had led them to bankruptcy got millions in bonuses. And this is coming up now because the GOP wants to ensure that the Sequester that he dreamed up, lobbied for and signed actually results in reductions to the growth of government. I guess the military fat cats are complaining it will affect their bonuses.
We have federal firemen ? Who knew? Will my state taxes come down now? Do we have federal teachers? WOW, can´t wait to see my real estate taxes come down. Will we ever see the dignity of the Office of President restored to its former high level when this ghetto guy leaves?
Obama is a naked liar and a charlatan! He has no problem whatsoever thumbing his nose at this country and daring us to do something about it. This is the most arrogant self-centered Marxist president in this country´s history and half this country likes it! Therein lies the real problem with Obama.
Same old Democrat threat. They will cut everything the middleclass needs first. It usually only amounts to a small portion of the budget. But the threat is to get the taxpayers to give in to tax hikes.
Instead of firetrucks and policemen they could cut: - funding for the arts; - the out of control free cell phones program; - over zealous funding for education that has only resulted in college tuition skyrocketing; - money going to green energy programs that aren´t really green - which is most of them; - Infrastructure projects which aren´t really needed but just pad the pockets of politicians with money that is laundered back to them - you can add more examples
As posters above have plentifully pointed out, it´s our local property taxes that pay for first responders.
Now I´m hearing a clip of Obama´s claim that "parents will be forced to find child care" because "teachers" will be cut in the sequester, too.
What "teachers," one might reasonably ask, is Obama talking about ? Public school teachers too are paid for by local property taxes.
I suspect Obama ia talking about Head Start personnel.
Which reminds me ... when is any MSM reporter going to ask Obama about his own government´s study that corroborated the findings of an earlier study that found that Head Start is ineffective -- with all measurable benefits to participating children disappearing by grade 3?
I seem to remember Obama vowed to eliminate "ineffective" government programs. The reality is, he wants to not only keep wasting billion$ on Head Start, but to vastly expand it as "universal" "free" pre-school.
These days you know what Obama is going to say before he says it. It´s like he has already run out of gas before his second term gets underway. The so-called sequester was Obama´s idea, put out there in an attempt to cow the wimpy Republicans to accept Obama tax increases to stop big military cuts, but it appears that the Republicans are not going to play ball, and that the sequester threat has backfired on Obama.
Obama certainly does not like that and does not want to give the wimpy Republicans any room to explain to the nation where and why the sequester idea came about. Now its up to the Republicans to shove this political hot potato right back on Obama.
PJ Media columnist J. Christian Adams appeared on The Kelly File on Fox News on Friday to talk about his recent article detailing how the Department of Homeland Security has recently hired activist immigration attorneys who worked for pro-amnesty, pro-asylum, and open borders groups in the past. Now, sources inside DHS have provided PJ Media with the employment history and pro-amnesty backgrounds of the newly hired lawyers who will be enforcing federal immigration laws. The ideological histories of these new DHS lawyers undermine confidence that the federal government will vigorously enforce federal laws, notwithstanding any congressional “mandates” to do so.
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