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Obama and the Sequester Scare
Wall Street Journal, by Phil Gramm

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/26/2013 8:06:33 PM

President Obama´s message could not be clearer: Life as we know it in America will change dramatically on March 1, when automatic cuts are imposed to achieve $85 billion in government-spending reductions. Furloughed government employees, flight delays and criminals set free are among the dire consequences the president has predicted. If the Washington Monument weren´t already closed for repairs, no doubt it too would be shut down. Scare tactics such as these are similar to the ones that were made when I co-authored the first sequester legislation in 1985, the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/26/2013 8:32:13 PM     (No. 9198038)

But....will the threats of pain become the infliction of pain ?

Will we see the full Chicago treatment ?

Will the pain be administered in the most cruel and brutal way ?

Will The Emperor punish the weakest to shame his opponents ?

Yes...yes, he will.

Just hide and watch.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Proudsaber, 2/27/2013 12:34:20 AM     (No. 9198229)

This is a profiles in courage moment.

My guess it happens!

US get a downgrade?

2014 election is impacted? Anyone´s guess on the outcome.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/27/2013 2:14:19 AM     (No. 9198281)

We had something like this (very small) in our little town. First thing the mayor did was shut down the recycling center (even though it was turning a profit). The cut effected nearly everybody. A private contractor immediately applied to offer the recycling service (makes money). The town gave him a really hard time, but finally he got the permits. Ticked off the mayor really bad.

People who get in government get changed by OPM. Must be a tinge of evil in it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/27/2013 10:19:38 AM     (No. 9198776)

I do hope LDotters are reading this even if they don´t seem to be commenting.

The benefit of history from Phil Gramm. We´ve been down the sequester road before. He explains how it can be done without the destruction Obie is proposing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/27/2013 1:41:48 PM     (No. 9199266)

Another common sense view put forward by ex-Sen. Phil Gramm.

~~For a typical American family that earns less than it did in the year President Obama was elected, the anguished cries and dark predictions coming out of the White House should elicit not sympathy but revulsion.~~

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