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White House releases state-by-state
breakdown of sequester’s effects

Washington Post, by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Paul Kane

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 2/24/2013 8:25:07 PM

The White House on Sunday detailed how deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on a way to stop the across-the-board cuts.But while Republicans and Democrats were set to introduce dueling legislative proposals this week to avert the Friday start of the spending cuts, known as the sequester, neither side expected the measures to get enough support to pass Congress.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reilly, 2/24/2013 8:37:06 PM     (No. 9194143)




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Reply 2 - Posted by: reilly, 2/24/2013 8:42:21 PM     (No. 9194146)


People are doing this at the White House on Sunday? We´re saps for financing such nonsense.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 2/24/2013 8:47:55 PM     (No. 9194149)

The hysteria is surreal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rat Patrol, 2/24/2013 8:55:59 PM     (No. 9194154)

These job losses will be as real as the shovel ready jobs Obozo created(in zip codes that do not exist) with his first non- stimulus bill.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/24/2013 8:56:05 PM     (No. 9194155)

obama is such a butt orifice. Rather than wasting time on drama (in between rounbds of golf) he should stay in Washington and do his damn job.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ronbet, 2/24/2013 8:59:53 PM     (No. 9194158)

And we should believe what comes out of this White House why? Oh, that´s right we shouldn´t.... and we don´t because they lie!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/24/2013 9:00:17 PM     (No. 9194159)

It strikes me that if we sent less of our local money to the federal government, and handled these types of programs at the state level without federal interference or taking a cut for being the middleman, the federal government could spend less, and we could see a more balanced approach to government employees (fewer that is), and We The People, wouldn´t have to continue to endure this stupidity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/24/2013 9:00:39 PM     (No. 9194160)

Omigosh! If we stop spending money we don´t have, we´ll cause untold suffering! Obama sees the credit cards maxed out, but says we must raise the credit line, and raise it again. He cannot be stupid enough to think the result will not be national bankruptcy.

Many of us are facing 20% pay cuts, but nobody is claiming it´s unfair. We understand that it is in the best interest of our nation.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scribelus, 2/24/2013 9:07:17 PM     (No. 9194163)

Bullfeathers!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MMC, 2/24/2013 9:10:55 PM     (No. 9194164)

If the WH can micro manage 85 billion in ´cuts´. How come Obamacare is so expensive?

Obama doesnt have a budget.. He wants to spend money, play golf, and see Reggie Love- and not necessarily in this order.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/24/2013 9:26:05 PM     (No. 9194170)

They just approved 50 billion for Sandy without batting an eyelash and 85 is going to undo the country?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/24/2013 9:36:02 PM     (No. 9194176)

The "Sequester" is obama and Lew´s baby, even though they are still trying to say it was the Republican policy.
Let the cuts go through-----domestic should skim some from all agencies for their lavish retreats and from the WH grifters. Let them do without their Wednesday entertainment night for their Hollywood buddies.
Get it overwith. Stand firm!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/24/2013 9:43:24 PM     (No. 9194181)

That lying no good skunk.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/24/2013 9:43:48 PM     (No. 9194183)

#7, you make too much sense! This is really getting into the surreal.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pinons, 2/24/2013 9:47:31 PM     (No. 9194190)

Will somebody do us a favor and sequester this bozo in the White House dungeon until 2016?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dman, 2/24/2013 9:52:59 PM     (No. 9194195)

We won´t know the real quantitative effect unless we let the sequester happen (thanks, Nancy Pelosi). Force the WH to put numbers on their scare projections, and let´s see if those numbers actually prove true. (Expect the Emperor to boast of heroic measures on his part to stave off the "disaster" he predicted. That should start about ... next week.)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/24/2013 10:09:52 PM     (No. 9194215)

The reduction in the rate of growth is only 2 cents per dollar. We are currently paying China 46 cents per dollar for the interest on the debt.

Why, other than "strawman" tactics, is this man so Hades bent on stopping what he signed as "law"?

His Big Lie, keeps growing and growing.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: janylou, 2/24/2013 10:21:55 PM     (No. 9194226)

Obomination and his cronies are certainly stirring up the masses. A friend who works for the gov and living in IN, has already been told she is being furloughed. I can´t but believe that with Obomination deciding the states to deal with cuts, republican states will suffer the most. We saw it with the GM dealerships.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cThree, 2/24/2013 10:32:35 PM     (No. 9194239)

Someone here remarked that the hysteria is unreal.

It´s also deliberate.

And not for nothing, if they have staff to spare to play out this sequestration version of Fantasy Football, breaking it down in all 57 states, they have room to cut a measly 2% from their trough.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hicksvillekid59, 2/24/2013 10:54:12 PM     (No. 9194258)

Vast quantities of bovine excrement emanating from the lips of our lying president.

To be swallowed by the low-information dimwits in the dim party.

Nobody could be so dumb as to swallow this crap. But, indeed, they are.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/25/2013 12:42:56 AM     (No. 9194319)

It´s Banana Repuclic tactics to have propaganda spewing from the POTUS. Worse than Chavez. He can´t even wait for the MSM to run his stupid lies on Monday!

I think the GOP will present a sequester allocation that does not impact day to day business. Whether it sees the light of day is another matter.

The dirty little secret is it´s a 2% reduction to planned increases... not 2012 spending.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/25/2013 12:57:18 AM     (No. 9194329)

OK. Before I read the propaganda, I´ll take a guess: the blue states are going to be "hurt" more than the red states. They are more likely to be getting federal money under this regime, so a 2% cut will be larger for them. And they are more likely to believe the propaganda, so the numbers will be exaggerated for the benefit of the lo-fo´s, who make up a larger percentage of the blue state voters.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/25/2013 1:02:36 AM     (No. 9194332)

The DC area has the highest income in the nation and the WaPo whines and cries about a 2% cut. Boo hoo.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/25/2013 1:04:28 AM     (No. 9194333)

Not useful numbers. It they added the % of the cut you could judge impact.

Consider Arkansas where 80 AR Teachers and Aides might be cut saving $5.9m. Is that 80 out 800 such jobs. Or is it 80 from 8000 such jobs?

Those 80 people drawing $5.9m seems to be $75,000 per person. But the school year is about 50% past and paid for.

Is it really that expensive to pay Trachers and Aides in Arkansas. Or has my arithmetic erred?




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Reply 25 - Posted by: noddy, 2/25/2013 1:12:16 AM     (No. 9194339)

Ground Air Force One except for absolutely essential trips. First family spend their vacations and holidays at either Camp David or the White House. Show us the books. Are we paying for Mrs. HO´s clothes? If yes, she can recycle. HO and his wife should set an example. Enough of this madness with our money.

This sequester cut is negligible. Let it go through. And then line up the next one.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/25/2013 2:59:48 AM     (No. 9194407)

Here´s the thing. One of the republicans appeals is cutting spending.The left can´t let that stand,so they want to prove how bad spending cuts would hut he economy. Even if republicans call Obama´s bluff on his,he´ll lay people off anyway us to prove the point.

The funny thing is,the people that bear the burden on taxes have less use for government services than the non contributors.I´m surprised Obama hasn´t played the food stamp card...yet.

Still this crisis will drag out forever,way beyond March 1st because of the 60 day notice thing to government contractors.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/25/2013 4:57:56 AM     (No. 9194429)

Sequester is a strange euphemism for this latest bit of hokey pokey out of the White House. I understood sequester in terms of a jury being sequestered from outside influence in a critical trial but I don´t see how it connects to dishonesty like this.The feds have no jurisdiction over sate paid employeessuch as police, firemen and teachers, so whats all the noise about. Basically his aim to hobble themilitary and they will be the people who will suffer whatever suffering there actually occurs.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 2/25/2013 6:08:11 AM     (No. 9194450)

They released it to every state´s lead newspaper. The AZ Daily Star dutifully headlined the story last night,mith kids programs hardest hit.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: corndoggies, 2/25/2013 6:31:04 AM     (No. 9194464)

I did the same thing #25 did. For Indiana 13.8 million for 190 teachers works out to $72631.58 PER TEACHER. Those working with kids with disabilities make over $82,000 per year which affects 150 teachers for a grand total of an additional $12.4 million.

Oh there is a job search program affecting 24,900 people at a cost of $683,000. Not sure how spending $28.12 per person is going to help them find a job, but this is the government we´re talking about.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/25/2013 7:12:44 AM     (No. 9194506)

I read a quote from some liberal yesterday, sorry I forgot who so I will paraphrase, that said the ´worst case scenario´ would be if the sequestor happened and didn´t really have much impact. That´s how terrified they are of a 2% decrease in spending. It could start a tsunami of reductions in the criminal amount of other people´s money that these cretons are addicted to.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/25/2013 7:19:25 AM     (No. 9194515)

He´s lying. Let it happen.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: edgar, 2/25/2013 7:26:52 AM     (No. 9194522)

Instead of whipping up hysteria and pointing fingers, this guy needs to learn how to lead a country.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: nimby, 2/25/2013 7:28:57 AM     (No. 9194527)

And he didn´t do the numbers when he signed it?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: OhMy, 2/25/2013 7:45:05 AM     (No. 9194541)

Since there is such hysteria over no cuts how about giving them no increase in the debt limit so they will have something to get hysterical about! This has to be done and could be done without cutting important things. Obama is out to cut important things first since he can always lay the blame on others he will do it. It is time to put a stop to this game!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: erv, 2/25/2013 8:01:34 AM     (No. 9194564)

Our take home pay was reduced by 2% this year as the Government took more of our money; but, this was okay. Now if the Government has to cut their spending by 2% we are all doomed.

The Government and the press are bankrupting this country. The Government needs to cut spending by 35% in order to eliminate the deficit. To begin to pay down the $16,000,000,000,000+ debt, the spending needs to be cut by even more.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Judith, 2/25/2013 8:09:47 AM     (No. 9194580)

This sounds an awful lot like a budget kill list. Obama´s drone is the sequestration.

However, WE DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY should indicate to sane people that things are going to be cut. I´m assuming that in households across the country, since the crash of 2008, people have had to eliminate things because....THEY HAD NO MONEY for some things.

Really, don´t you feel as though the twilight zone music should be playing in the background?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: M2, 2/25/2013 8:20:22 AM     (No. 9194593)

These sound more like threats than anything else.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/25/2013 8:37:19 AM     (No. 9194610)

I feel so low. The great state of Arkyland appears to be headed towards extinction come March. STOP the violence against women, almost an estimated 1200 kids might not get a free vaccine, 200 kids might not have access to free childcare, Teachers and firefighters will less a little grant money (nothing about losing jobs), 10,000 students would no longer be ‘served’ in school (what the Hades, are they going to furlough school kids now?), 200 admissions t substance abuse will no longer have free money (really not a big deal since we don’t have enough substance abuse programs as it is), and the military will be gutted by almost 3.9 million dollars (about a day’s worth of expense).

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Reply 39 - Posted by: LZK, 2/25/2013 8:53:53 AM     (No. 9194643)

Bring it on!!

LZK

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/25/2013 9:02:41 AM     (No. 9194667)

Big Government, all listed neatly for every American to see.

Glancing over many of the state ´losses´ i.e., taxpayer dollars, it appears that each and every state should not be on the receiving end of most of these progressive programs to begin with. Let the cuts begin!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 2/25/2013 9:04:50 AM     (No. 9194673)

Tis all a lot of hummingbird excreta. Let´s let it fly!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 2/25/2013 9:27:57 AM     (No. 9194716)

Illinois does not have to worry because the Corrupt Chicago politicians use the same budget practices..da state is broke!


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Reply 43 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/25/2013 9:38:11 AM     (No. 9194741)

So it´s a scene from Ghostbusters:

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 2/25/2013 9:46:52 AM     (No. 9194758)

..and Nancy is the gate keepers bimbo....
wheeeew....nasty

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Reply 45 - Posted by: F16 guy, 2/25/2013 10:00:40 AM     (No. 9194793)

Boortz put it all in great perspective:

1. What’s the deal? Unless the congress acts there will be cuts in both military and domestic spending. How deep are the cuts? About 2.3% of our total budget. We would have to get by on 97.7% of the current spending level.

2. George Will points out that the total dollar amount of the spending “cuts” under the sequester would be less than one-half of what the government spent to bail out AIG. Did we close access to national parks when we bailed out AIG? Did we close any FAA control towers?

Full article here: http://www.boortz.com/weblogs/nealz-nuze/2013/feb/25/sequestration-scare/

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Reply 46 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/25/2013 10:22:35 AM     (No. 9194839)

From American Thinker author Michael Geer -

"According to Blacks Law Dictionary, A writ authorizing the taking into the custody of the law of the real and personal estate of a defendant who is held in contempt and holding the same until he shall comply."

Sequestration is about ´Them´ stealing from ´Us´

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 2/25/2013 10:26:30 AM     (No. 9194848)

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Let´s back up the truck here, shall we? Since when does the WH control spending or not? The Congress controls the purse strings in this country, or at least used to. The WH doesn´t have a damned thing to say regarding new spending or cuts in spending.


Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Arby, 2/25/2013 10:31:50 AM     (No. 9194857)

Public higher education has been laboring with endless budget cuts and sequesters since the 1970´s and yet it continues to exist and function. This is a total farce. If the government can´t operate with tiny dings to their budget, they´re hopeless. How are we ever going to cut big chunks of the budget when they whine and thumbsuck over a few nickels?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: stryker714, 2/25/2013 10:32:14 AM     (No. 9194858)

Isn´t it interesting how most of the lame American media neglects to mention this whole sequestor idea was bamboozler´s idea and he signed it into law?

This is nothing more than a dereliction tour showcasing bamboozler´s inability to get ANYTHING done IMHO. This is an extension of an extension of an extension of STILL unfinished business from last term. A college student majoring in political science could do a better job than poseur in chief.

We should not allow that loser to increase taxes again; they just got a payroll tax increase around the new year! NO more taxes! It fixes nothing.

I obtained a passport last fall after Beck worried me way back on his earlier shows that the Feds were making it harder to get one(not true at this point in time). If the Feds do a gun grab or ban private party it´s going to be time to leave the US, probably for good. Last American out-please bring the flag.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: monique, 2/25/2013 11:14:22 AM     (No. 9194940)

if dollars were seconds
1 million would be 11.574 days
1 billion (one thousand million)would be 31.7 years.
1 trillion (one million million) would be 31,709 years
and 14 trillion is 443,937 years.
so does this mean that we are spending ourselves back into the Stone Age?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 2/25/2013 11:36:30 AM     (No. 9194986)

Republicans need to embrace sequestration and actually double down on it. Unfortunately, most of them like spending money as much as the dems.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/25/2013 11:42:43 AM     (No. 9195006)

I say let the sequester happen. Trim the fat!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/25/2013 12:10:24 PM     (No. 9195106)

WH, thanks for the list of illegal spending!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 2/25/2013 12:14:16 PM     (No. 9195115)

My wife, who is a committed Democrat, startled me yesterday by saying she wondered why the feds can´t just do an across-the-board 10 percent cut. If the sequester goes into effect, it´s going to backfire on the Democrats, because people are going to see how little difference it will make, and the whining and crying from the various interest groups will make them look very bad.

You´d think a "genius" like Obama and his lackeys would have thought of that before proposing the sequester in the first place, but there you go.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: lana720, 2/25/2013 12:40:58 PM     (No. 9195182)

Yes, #11 and 12.
When did the feds begin paying teachers´ and law enforcements´ salaries?
What galls me is the gutting of our military by whatever means possible and shifting funds to his OofA tax exempt organization.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: TheTech, 2/25/2013 12:46:53 PM     (No. 9195191)

#10, very insightful comment.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 2/25/2013 1:07:12 PM     (No. 9195238)

And the Washington Post and major newspapers in every state report this, "the sky is falling" hysteria as if the fine details of what will be cut if the dreaded sequester is allowed to happen are carved in stone. And not a single MSM reporter even asks, "who made the decisions about what programs to cut and why did they choose to cut the most visible programs? Why didn´t they decide to cut things like subsidies (often to huge multinational agri-businesses) for NOT growing some crop; or the billions of dollars paid on fraudulent Medicare claims; or extending unemployment claims for months, if not years, until the unemployed worker is no longer employable?"

The MSM has lost its curiosity along with its credibility. No wonder they´re drowning in red ink.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Polecat49, 2/25/2013 1:56:50 PM     (No. 9195347)

According to the article, zero is going to Newport News, VA this week. moochelle just went to the oscars last night. If zero gave a damn about the People of the United States, Air Force one would be parked, he and moochelle would stay in washington, d. c., and try to tend to business.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: melman, 2/25/2013 2:22:23 PM     (No. 9195411)

With the complicity of Congress Obama is quietly selling our country out from under us. I wondered why the Chinese would continue to finance our debt..

So he first gives oil rich islands owned by Alaska to the Russians, without getting Alaska’s permission. Now he’s selling out our oil reserves little by little to the Chinese. Is this part of “keeping your enemies closer” because he is sure doing that. Oh yes, and I guess we are not suppose to notice that he is allowing the Chinese to take over our land to build up their business structure. Why would they ever want to go to war with us, when they have our President in their hip pocket giving them all our land and oil rights, which he stands in the way of our using at every turn. Perhaps this is the reason.



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Reply 60 - Posted by: zazu, 2/25/2013 3:11:56 PM     (No. 9195548)

$29 Million in cuts for education in Virginia and DC? If this is only 2% then we are sending $1.45 Billion(with a B)of our dollars to Virginia and DC.

I thought schools are supposed to be run by the locals and state. Pull the federal money out, all of it, Now...

The quality of education in this country has only gone down since the DOE was startted!!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 2/25/2013 5:36:07 PM     (No. 9195870)

Sequester will have the same result as Y2K. A bust.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 2/25/2013 7:33:25 PM     (No. 9196002)

It is a pittance. It is a 3% solution to a 49% problem. All this is ridiculous.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: balogreene, 2/25/2013 8:44:54 PM     (No. 9196097)

If only everyone could read with comprehension. A 2% across the board cut would be easy.

But they aren´t going to do that. They are going to increase some programs, cut 59% from others. They are going to make us suffer while they keep up the profligate spending.

It´s about making us hurt. Not about making sense.

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Hold on there, cowboy!Texas Monthly magazine sued the New York Times on Friday for poaching its editor. Jake Silverstein, who was hired away from the Emmis Communications title last month to become the new editor of the New York Times Magazine, was under contract at the regional monthly until the Times, “without legal justification or excuse,” caused him to breach that deal, the lawsuit claims. The six-page Texas state court action alleges that Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson started recruiting Silverstein in December 2012 — a full year before then-magazine editor Hugo Lindgren was ousted. Greg Loewen, president of

Al Sharpton Gets Testy With Lesley Stahl
When Asked About FBI Role In 2011
CBS News [New York], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 4:38:11 PM     Post Reply
New York - President Barack Obama is coming to New York City Friday to address the Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network.The visit comes days after revelations surfaced that Sharpton worked with the FBI. The topic also came up in a 2011 ’60 Minutes’ interview with Lesley Stahl weeks before the debut of “Politics Nation.”In outtakes posted from that interview, Stahl asked Sharpton if he was an FBI informant. The exchange got testy at times when Stahl continued to question Rev. Al about his “informant” role.Stahl: When you were in your 20s, you were an informant for the FBI.Sharpton: Sharpton: No, well it’s according to

‘Pollen vortex’ set to slam NYC
New York Post, by Natalie O´Neil    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 11:11:47 AM     Post Reply
First came the “polar vortex” — now it’s the “pollen vortex.”Forced to lie dormant by the long, brutal winter, trees are now set to start reproducing like crazy — and create a massive amount of pollen that could wallop your sinuses this weekend. Pollen count in the Northeast will soar to “high levels” Saturday and Sunday, when warm temperatures will prompt plants to create the sniffle-inducing substance, reports Pollen.com, which offers allergy “forecasts.” In New York City, where the temps could hit 70 degrees Saturday, allergy symptoms will “become more severe,” the site says. April is generally the worst month of allergy season,

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote
New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Russia hid information from FBI on
Boston Marathon bomber: report
New York Daily News, by Bill Hutchinson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/10/2014 6:52:37 AM     Post Reply
Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Russian government concealed key information on one of the killers that might have thwarted the attack, a new report charges.Kremlin officials intercepted a phone conversation in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed Islamic jihad with his mother, but they withheld the information from the FBI, according to the U.S. inspector general report that comes as the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches. Had the FBI been privy to the red-flag phone call, it would have prompted the bureau to take an extensive look at Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. “Had they known what the

Obama looks to close wage gap while
paying female staffers less than men
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 8:03:08 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to

Dark markets may be more harmful
than high-frequency trading
Reuters, by John McCrank    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 8:50:41 AM     Post Reply
It’s good Gov. Cuomo understands New York has a problem with cigarette smuggling. Too bad he has yet to figure out what’s really driving the problem of illegal smokes: our high tobacco taxes.Just days after a key report found New York has the highest percentage of illegal cigarettes of any state, the governor announced the creation of a new “strike force” meant to crack down.Teams from 13 state, local and federal agencies, he said, are joining to stop “the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York” and nab smugglers who “evade the law and rob the state

Obama’s empty boasts
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 7:53:50 AM     Post Reply
After his health-care law surpassed the low-ball enrollment target of 7 million, President Obama staged a Rose Garden rally and zinged doubters: “Armageddon has not arrived.” At least he did not declare: “Mission Accomplished.”The country is years from knowing whether Obama’s overhaul of the health-care system fulfills the promise of delivering universal coverage.While large numbers of Americans have found the program very advantageous, including people who were formerly uninsured, many others have been forced to change plans or change doctors — contrary to Obama’s repeated promises.Obama tacitly admits the unintended consequences every time he waives a deadline or mandate in

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might



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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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