President Obama told America yesterday morning that if the sequester goes through on March 1, It will eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research…. Emergency responders like the ones who are here today — their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country.
Obama is making his appeal to the morons who, when comedians interview them on the street, claim that Oprah is the Vice President. They will unequivically believe this bs. Who on the Republican side, besides Mark Levin, is calling him out for this?
Not one scary revelation in the whole list. Odummah is losing his touch. Emergency responders don´t respond now. We let murderers out on the streets every day; Jerry Brown does it by the truckload. Crime is rampant throughout the government. Our major cities are all on the edge of bankruptcy. Education is a sham. Shut it all down and let the people handle it.
It´s too soon now but I wonder how long it will be before some activists start calling for Obama to have a 3rd term.Even though there´s a lot of Hillary enthusiasts,Obama would trow her under the bus in a minute to keep his grip on government.People have billions invested in this guy and it´s hard to believe they´ll let him walk away without the country being destroyed first.
Heard the video clip of this lying s-bag demagogue. Lies on top of lies. Since when are first responders and teachers paid out of the federal budget? The sequester rolls back the budget to OBAMA´S 2011 LEVELS! So he he is saying if we cut our spending to 2011 all this evil will befall? And job cuts will not be made by the Repubs, but by the administrators and bureaucrats of the Executive Branch agencies that all work for Obama. They are the ones who decide whether to meet the sequestration by cutting back on wasteful spending for conferences, i-phones, re-decorating offices--or cutting jobs. When Zippy decides to lay off workers, that´s HIS CHOICE. Someone in the Repub leadership has to shout out to the media that Obama is a LIAR. Only then, will there be enough media attention to get the truth out.
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O.S. Banker, 2/20/2013 7:08:35 AM (No. 9186205)
The day he admits that this was his idea, is the day I will listen to this fool. He and the Democrats in Congress have kicked the can into a blind alley and have happily continued kicking it. But now the can is bouncing off a brick wall, and the harder they kick it, the harder it comes back!
i dont listen to him......nothing...if he is on i switch...sotu...no way....he is like the little BOY with emphasis on boy who cried wolf.....i believe nothing he says...nothing........we´d all be so much better off if he would just evaporate...he has ruined my country.....go play golf and leave us alone......you just want the perks anyway
A third term would require ratification of 3/4 of the states. That´s 38 states. Not enough blue states to do it. There is no Constitutionally supportable way for Obama to remain in the White House beyond 1/17.
But this is the President again playing you, because he thinks you are too stupid and uninformed to pay attention to what has been going on.
What Obama is saying here is that most Americans agree that cutting spending hurts the economy, but raising taxes doesn’t. And if you do agree, and willingly allow Obama to play you like that, it is you who are stupid.
After several generations of public-school-educated people and colleges which don´t educate, we have a majority of people who ARE that stupid. Ignorant, really. But ignorance and stupidity vs. knowledge of the truth is really what our problem is in America: The truth no longer is sought nor does it matter in this Postmodern culture.
We are in deep, deep trouble unless God sends us a serious leader who isn´t afraid to speak the truth and who can rally the people behind him to change things.
Must it take a revolution, blood in the streets, because that´s all I can see on the horizon.
I´m one of those federal contractors who might lose my job because of sequestration. I worried much of last fall but now I don´t care - I´m sick of the GOP caving, I´m sick of my hard-earned money being wasted by government pigs and the piglets they feed...(Of course, I will care a few weeks in when there´s no income, but I´ll figure it out. Won´t end up living under or bridge.)
Sooner or later the Media will get tired of being played for suckers by Obama, Obama is going to finally go too far, and it will be all over for Obama. He will still have the support of the looters, moochers, stupid and gullible, but that will be about it.
This is what you get when a lifetime of lies and demagoguery is never challenged. First of all this is not a real cut but a smaller increase from last years baseline. Why not go back to the baseline where Obama took office and have zero increase from now on from the baseline? Didn´t he say that Bush spent too much? This way increases and cuts must be labelled properly cutting out one element of the demagoguery. Obama claims to have offered cuts ( he lied ) so demand that he be specific and name one non defence cut he is willing to make. Since defence is only 12% of the overall budget a cut of an equal dollar amount in defence is a much deeper cut than the same cut to entitlements. Air Force 1 is going to be worn out soon. There should be cuts that affect Obama personally. Put a cap on the mileage for Air Force 1 and leave the emergency response, paid by local governments, alone!
I read somewhere that one simple act of Congress will solve all the immediate problems. Postpone the implementation of the ACA (AKA 0bamacare)from 2014 to 2016. Also, IMO. let the people vote in 2014 if the postponement should be permanent.
The best defense would be to immediately go on offense. Will we? No. Boehner will once again be the gentleman and offer to meet Obama half way.
Where are our attack dogs calling this charlatan out? We´ve had some good articles on here lately describing in detail what bin Obama is doing. He wants no deal. This is about 2014. We should be making a mockery of his theatrics.
Why doesn´t the RNC or anyone put out a short ad on TV and the net that calls Obama out on his lies. If the Republicans don´t go around the media to get their message out and at least try to get the truth out there, Obama wins because ultimately the only one who pays for Obama´s follies are the Republicans. The media sees to that. This administration is quite different than any other in history. They will lie, cheat and steal to achieve their goals. The Republicans just don´t get it and they are going to let this country go down because of their denial, laziness, or complicity.
Your analogy is good,#23. To be more precise, say you´re expecting a 12% raise or $420 you would be expecting $3920 per month. But things are tough and your employer can only give you 8% or $280 per month raise giving you $3780.
Wow! How many meals would you miss?
That´s what this is all about. There are some areas that will actually have cuts, but overall it will be increases that are less that could still be used to build up the cuts and reduce the deficit but will be used to distribute more cell phones.
I don´t know what makes me more weary - that the politicians and media keep lying to our face, or that the voters continue to believe the rhetoric. If you thought you were going to get a 4% raise, but you only got a 2% raise do you tell everyone that the company cut your pay?! Would you then tell your kids that they would have no food, when you could easily cut the extravagant cable features if money got tight?
We have a 40% overspending problem and we can´t make the first 2% cut without hysterics? Can you imagine a family or business expecting the banker for the next loan? The stark reality is that our nation is a collection of families, individuals and businesses.
The very discussion makes the point on spending. We can´t provide essential protections because we spent it on what?
Like many, I originally wanted to avoid the sequestration. Then, after the "fiscal cliff" fiasco, passively letting it happen seemed the only way to get some spending cuts. Now, with a lying pResident going over the top on this: I strongly urge that the sequestration take effect. If it doesn´t directly prove that the world will not end and that the scare tactic was just that, it will force Emperor NerØbma to expose his priorities, which will be open to attack - at long last. It will awaken the electorate and focus their attention on the problem. I doubt this will play in the Emperor´s favor. I´m for it. Do it. Bring it on. Call the bluff.
The real reason Bamie´s panties are in a wad is because Boehner out manuvered him.
Obama was too busy crowing about his tax increases. Boehner was able to make 99% of the Bush tax cuts permanent and took leveage away from Obama in saying he would agree to military cuts which Obama thought he would NEVER do. This way GOP will get the spending cuts they wanted and Obama can not do a thing about it
This Man has not had a budget in 3 years now he is crying for MORE time. Tick tock time is up !
Sequestration was his idea. Harry Reid and the ´Rats rammed it through. Obama signed off on it. It is his baby, he owns it. Now he doesn´t want it. I say, tough cookies, clown. You wanted it, you got it. The media won´t pin it on him. They and the sheeple will blame the ´Pubs for anything bad that happens. Odouchebag and the ´Rats know this. If you´re going to get blamed no matter what, I say, let it happen, and don´t give the ´Rats the satisfaction of caving. We should at least be able to say, I told you so.
Oh, no! If we cut one little thing, this country is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions! Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!
This board has not yet commentedd on how sequestration (in concert with the CR) has already effected our military footprint. With two carrier strike groups standing down, and the depletion of our standing armies, our entire external universe becomes less sustainable.
Someone more knowledgable than I should do the arithmetic, but listening to the world around us banging on our gates is not a good sign. So I think equating the damage done to our national sphere of influence with the lack of cell phones for the mindless only works on the mindless.
Just as gutless uncle Mc and auntie Lindsey vote for an incompetent Sec Def thus doing 0´s bidding so will the rest of the spineless pubbies bail out 0 on the sequester. What else is new in the Republican Party which, in reality, is Democrat Light.
you tweeters post this mesg: You lo fo will not face any problems from sequester , afterall Obama and Harry Reid have their Senate Budget to rearrange the sequester to non threatening categories. Post this wherever dems lurk.
Is it just me or does anyone else remember the Pentagon Contractors were advised NOT to warn their employees about impending layoffs PRIOR to the November elections....? The pigeons are coming home to roost.....
Coming back to bite him in the butt?? March Madness coming early?? Oh, wait...Zippy´ll soon have to spend some quality time working on his brackets. In the scheme of his world that´s much more important. Maybe he´ll be interviewed on ESPN!! Let sequestration roll....
I live in the NE, so I just called my Democrat senators, both of them, and my Democrat congress´person´ and told them all to start cutting. I´m all for the sequester. Hey let´s give it a try. (golf lessons don´t seem to help)
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Eliza M, 2/20/2013 5:35:37 PM (No. 9187557)
Obama wanted this Sequester since August of 2011 and warned anyone that, if it should not happen he would veto it!...Well, then why is he saying now he does not want it? BECAUSE, if it goes wrong he can blame the GOP of and if it goes right he gets a photo opp. I would pull his bluff Mr Boehner and stop giving into this little want to be Nero. I think the Democrats have lost their minds and their souls.
Life as we know it will end. The sun will extinguish. And Sir Obama , in his chrome plated armor will draw his sword and ride his white charger and slay the republican dragon. He will turn back the tides. Reignite the sun. And all will be right with the world.
Let the sequester move forward. Cut, cut, cut. Cut everything. Shut down the entire federal government. It won´t affect anyone´s life...except we would get to keep more take home pay instead of sending 1/3 of our checks to an evil, evil government in Washington, D.C.
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