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Durbin: Obama’s
Sequester ‘a Threat’

Cybercast News Service, by Matt Cover

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/11/2013 3:02:14 PM

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that President Obama originally designed the budget sequester as a threat to get Republicans to agree to raise taxes, never intending it to actually be policy. “[S]equestration was designed as a budget threat, not as a budget strategy, Durbin said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “When the president proposed the sequester, it was as an incentive to those of us in Congress to work together on a bipartisan basis to solve these problems. It was supposed to be so awful that the super committee would finally reach a bipartisan agreement.”
Headline split by staff.

Uh huh. Beware of Democrats who allegedly want to "sit down and do this in a thoughtful manner." And oh yes, " let´s include revenue." Don´t you love how they change the name of everything to make it sound inocuous?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/11/2013 3:04:16 PM     (No. 9170554)

Why does obama always find it important to make threats?
He must be extremely insecure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pinons, 2/11/2013 3:14:42 PM     (No. 9170577)

Let the sequester begin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SourKraut, 2/11/2013 3:16:01 PM     (No. 9170581)

Better Headline:

"Obama makes threats, then realizes he can´t back down or back them up"

I´ll make the popcorn, this is going to be fun to watch.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Shelgeyr, 2/11/2013 3:19:41 PM     (No. 9170587)

Looks like someone called his bluff.

Either that or Skeeter is now threatening the American people through our elected representatives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 2/11/2013 3:20:03 PM     (No. 9170588)

But please, Brer Øbama, don´t throw us into the brier patch!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rosewater, 2/11/2013 3:20:11 PM     (No. 9170589)

To say Durbin looks like he has Down´s Syndrome is an insult to those with that condition.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/11/2013 3:21:13 PM     (No. 9170593)

Obama treats this whole presidentsy as some kind of childs play. He will never mature until he has the entire country wrecked and then it will be to late.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: mre, 2/11/2013 3:45:20 PM     (No. 9170633)

Further proof that he´s one of the worst U.S. Presidents ever elected. He can´t lead, he can only huff and puff and threaten to blow the House (of Representatives) down.

Call his bluff, Boehner. Cut the spending by all means necessary, whether by automatic sequester or deliberate spending cuts equal to the sequester.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Avanti1, 2/11/2013 3:54:03 PM     (No. 9170664)

Where IS Obama´s plan to reduce entitlement spending?

After having four years to apply the resources (money and personnel)of the Executive Branch Obama has YET to propose meaningful reform of entitlement programs in ANY of his budget requests to Congress.

As a high-ranking member of the Senate Democrat leadership, Durbin should quit obfuscating and demand a PLAN to reform entitlement programs and cut entitlement spending.

Do your JOB, Dick, and quit whining.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 2/11/2013 4:05:49 PM     (No. 9170683)

A threat? That´s all he has ever done!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tubaguy, 2/11/2013 4:39:07 PM     (No. 9170744)

The phrase "hoisted by his own petard" comes to mind.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/11/2013 4:53:51 PM     (No. 9170780)

There Durbin said it....Barry owns it....sequester already

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/11/2013 4:59:45 PM     (No. 9170796)

He wasted a year on Simpson Bowles and incorporated none of it. He proposed, supported, and signed Sequester. He didn´t realize that his cronies in the Defense industry would be the ones screaming. He was counting on the GOP to waffle so he could just ignore the cuts altogether.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Babsathome, 2/11/2013 6:16:07 PM     (No. 9170930)

I knew the super committee would fail when Patty Murray was put on it. She doesn´t have as much between her ears as Barbara Boxofrocks Boxer does. McCain and Boehner better not cave in again. The sequester is at Obama´s feet. He wanted it and it´s all his.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/11/2013 8:17:59 PM     (No. 9171067)

"I really didn´t mean it" is the answer of a child who refuses to accept responsibility for his actions. In this case it´s a number of children, Dick Durbin being one of the many.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/11/2013 9:40:18 PM     (No. 9171138)

Just another unintended d´rat happenstance. Best laid plans and all that.

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