President Obama warned Congress that if the sequester cuts go through on Friday, significant cuts would bring about serious consequences in America. Obama asserted that F.B.I agents would be furloughed and “federal prosecutors would be forced to close cases and let those criminals go,” if the cuts went through. “These cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls,” Obama insisted.
Comments: That was one of the most excrutiating things I have ever watched. It´s typical of 0bama. Bash the rich, blame the Republicans and never acknowledge it was his idea for sequestration. I don´t know how we ever fight something like this. It just never ends.
Too bad it never crossed President Pinocchio´s mind to cancel all those ObamaPhones, cut programs that fund illegals, and eliminate all government spending that provide his high-maintenance wife and idiot vice president with four-day ski trips to Aspen/Vail, Colorado. We won´t even mention what it cost the taxpayers to underwrite his golf trip to FL this past weekend.
Sequestration is the only thing Obama´s initiated I might agree with. The alternative is chronic high level unemployment, low growth, and an unsustainable deficit, unable to be paid down by 100% taxes on the "rich" and terminiation of the "Bush" tax cuts. This guy´s legacy, about which he seems to concerned, will be a worldwide depression, and he´s too stupid to realize it.
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Fiesta del sol, 2/19/2013 11:40:33 AM (No. 9184870)
Bring it, President Jarrett. It´s nice to know criminals will be let go, yet there is still money for obamaphones. There´s still dough for Mooch and the girls to party in Aspen.
It´s going to be like the Day After Tomorrow times ten. Hurricanes, volcanoes erupting, ice caps melting, asteroids slamming into earth, cats and dogs sleeping together. Women and children will be hurt the most. Mooch might have to cut back to 5 lobsters a day.
Lacking spirituality and religion, liberals have to give their lives meaning through messianic pursuits. Having said that, O´s legacy, with which he is so concerned, will be for fomenting a worldwide depression, if he´s not checked.
#9, any cuts will be to the very few services used by taxpaying Americans, such that we will agree to pay more taxes. Multibillion-dollar Free Obamaphone program ($2.2 billion at last word), for example, is the very fabric of America, and cannot be cut.
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god of irony, 2/19/2013 12:07:56 PM (No. 9184932)
This is a flat out lie! The furlough will be spread out over the entire fiscal year. There will be no need to shut down anything.
What a disaster...a president who cares not for the country that elected him, a man who lies often and unashamed, he insults the intelligence of those that do not fall for his lies and schemes to continue the farce, he roars down the road to destruction without even glancing back. He knows he would not be worth a plugged nickel in private life so he passes a law to get secret service protection for life...pretty sweet huh? But guess what no more AF-1, no more Marine ONE, and low priority in the scheme of things. Million dollar weekends, 7 MILLION dollar vacations and endless golf gigs...meanwhile the country has record unemployment, food stamps, give away programs and crony payoffs, etc.. All this for a country founded with GOD in it´s foundation and all it´s works. Since the string of Governments have increasingly taken HIM out of the picture HE is standing back an watching our own suicides...all this is temporary and with our short lifetimes will soon pass. There will be much to answer for. Make no mistake, EVIL is very real.
It will rewrite your hard drive and scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It will recalibrate your freezer´s coolness setting so all your ice cream melts. It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards, screw up the tracking on your VCR, and use subspace field harmonics to render any CDs you try to play unreadable.
It will give your ex-boy/girlfriend/ex-husband/wife your new phone number. It will mix antifreeze into your fishtank. It will drink all your beer and leave its socks out on the coffee table when company comes over. It will put a kitten in the back pocket of your good suit and hide your car keys when you are late for work.
Sequester will make you fall in love with a penguin. It will give you nightmares about circus midgets. It will pour sugar in your gas tank and shave off both your eyebrows while dating your current boy/girlfriend behind your back and billing the dinner and hotel room to your Visa card.
It moves your car randomly around parking lots so you can´t find it. It will tease your dog. It will leave strange messages on your boss´s voicemail in your voice. It is insidious and subtle. It is dangerous and terrifying to behold. It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.
Sequester will give you Dutch Elm disease. It will leave the toilet seat up. It will make a batch of methamphetamine in your bathtub and leave bacon cooking on the stove while it goes out to chase high school kids with your snowblower.
These are just a few of the signs. Be very, very afraid!
It´s worse than this. He will layoff all federal penitentiary security guards and open the gates for the prisoners. All border guards at the Mexico border will be removed. All airport immigration and TSA drones will be removed thus shutting down all air travel. And it will all be blamed on Republicans.
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