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404 days ago.
by BeRight
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The Sequester is nothing more than small decrease in the rate of increase in federal spending OVER 10 YEARS. President Obama should be the one to choose where the $85 billion in cuts should come from THIS YEAR since THE SEQUESTER was HIS IDEA TO BEGIN WIT

The President needs to lead on this issue he created instead of campaigning against it.

 
 

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scrappile

What went right when w was using the charge card?

Posted 597 days ago.

thegreek

When things went wrong and Bush was in charge, he got and took the blame. Same here the hero is in charge and running the show how he wants cause he won the election. Make no mistake, the Democrats are in charge and accountable for all of it !!! If he didnt like it, he would issue an Exec. Order to change it!!

Posted 598 days ago.

BeRight

At the Capitol, staffers who use the building’s West Front entrance that looks out on the National Mall were told Tuesday that door would be closed as of next week in order to save money.

I guess there was a concern in replacing all the hot air that is lost when the doors open

Posted 598 days ago.

scrappile

BeRight: White House tours are done by volunteers, just sayin...

Posted 598 days ago.

luvthesouth

No

Posted 598 days ago.

BeRight

Cutting back on the WH tours? Will the sequester cut back on BO's campaign trips on AF1?

Posted 598 days ago.

BeRight

Will the sequester cut back on BO's campaign trips?

Posted 598 days ago.

scrappile

We all realize this is political posturing at at its best, to the expense of working folks, business people, those that have contracts to do business with the govt. Less Tsa agents groping kids in wheelchairs, 90 year old cancer patients, thats good, but when are we going to stop being the worlds police, to in effect guard big business investments overseas that only benefit those that already have a voice in Congress.Here is one of the biggest hypocracies going, Homeland Sec. Dept. Vastly increased govt. cost, but mainly gave the govt. authority to encroach on our bill of rights, yet no complaints from those that voted for it at the time, and now we need to cut spending, but we still have the HSD, encroaching on our rights at more than the expense dollars can buy.

Posted 598 days ago.

scrappile

We all realize this is political posturing at at its best, to the expense of working folks, business people, those that have contracts to do business with the govt. Less Tsa agents groping kids in wheelchairs, 90 year old cancer patients, thats good, but when are we going to stop being the worlds police, to in effect guard big business investments overseas that only benefit those that already have a voice in Congress.Here is one of the biggest hypocracies going, Homeland Sec. Dept. Vastly increased govt. cost, but mainly gave the govt. authority to encroach on our bill of rights, yet no complaints from those that voted for it at the time, and now we need to cut spending, but we still have the HSD, encroaching on our rights at more than the expense dollars can buy.

Posted 598 days ago.

scrappile

How Federal Spending Would Be Cut Under the Sequester - WSJ**** The cuts will be split among around 1,200 different ... will be reduced by roughly 13% over ... in the fiscal year that ended in September ... online.wsj****/article/SB

Posted 598 days ago.

BeRight

By the way, rumor is MSNBC and NBC are hiring reporters to go around the country to find out who is getting “hurt” by the “cuts”. Full employment on the way at MSNBC and NBC. LOL

Posted 598 days ago.

BeRight

“I would cut mostly in Boehner`s district” : it is interesting you say that as BO’s plan is to make double dog sure that the cuts are applied to inflict the most discomfort in the electorate in order to position the Democrats for the midterm elections even though most of the cuts can be applied with no affect on the citizens. These “cuts” are not cuts but decreases in the rate of increase so if an agency got $1.00 last year and was supposed to get $1.10 this year, they may only be getting $1.08 this year. So………they are getting more than they got last year but not as much as they wished for. What a crock.

Posted 598 days ago.

BeRight

In reaction to the sequester, the TSA will now allow knives on planes.

Posted 598 days ago.

scrappile

I agree Obama should choose where the cuts from the sequester should be, I would cut mostly in Boehner`s district, Mcconnell`s state, Cantor`s district, Ryan`s district and make his the most severe for constantly cutting programs that help seniors and the working poor, while never, ever cutting subsidies, or corporate welfare, you want cuts, give them to red states who get back more bucks from the feds. than they send in, make all states revenue nuetral. The richest 3 counties per capita is in Virginia, those also should get the most cuts, of course most of that money is spent around DC, good luck with that.

Posted 599 days ago.

BeRight

It is funny that ever one is trying to point the finger at whose idea was it. I wish it were mine. It is one heck of an idea. The TSA /FAA is now saying that the delays at security at airports will come when the TSA does not replace the screeners leaving. Because of this sequester we now find out there is tremendous turnover in security screeners. So again I put this to you: Are you trying to tell me the TSA and FAA are so well run, with no fat or waste, that the only way they can survive the sequester is to lay off people or not replace the ones that leave? If that is the case, maybe they should be allowed to run other agencies and show them how to run as smooth and cost effective as the FAA/TSA. What BO should do, but won't since he is gutless, is to demand that the agencies falling under sequester fulfill their mission without cutting staff. Private sector companies do this all the time.

Posted 599 days ago.

moderation

Greek- 1/3 Mexicans ?The middle and lower classes?Oh, you must mean your economic level.Where did you go to school?

Posted 599 days ago.

thegreek

That is the performance of the Democratic party. You know, the ones that are all for the middle and lower classes !! The ones that brought you the fiscal cliff also. They are sure NOT doing what they CAMPAIGNED to do now are they... Thank you to the stupid biased media for selling the Mexicans a bill of goods. 1/3 Mexicans, 1/3 Dems voted the hero in !!!

Posted 600 days ago.

scrappile

But the thing that really got my attention was after he no doubt read the CBO report about the effects of sequestration, he says he does not know what affect it will have on the nation. A no confidence vote should come his way, and a new speaker should assume control of the house.

Posted 600 days ago.

scrappile

Okay watching Boehner on MTP yesterday makes me wonder if he keeps track of what he says or means when he says it, he has said sequester was Obama`s plan, and we find it was an agreement between a republican led congress and Obama, though the POTUS did introducwe it in talks in 2011, it was to never come to these cuts, also entitlements were to not be touched, govt spending need cut, but to cut WIC program punishes those with no votes, children 3 and under, Are we tired of tax to dang much, yep, but even a person with no heart, does not want to see a child with an empty tummy.

Posted 600 days ago.

luvthesouth

tell you what, go ahead and give them to me and when it happens again, i will provide them to you. no need for you to go through the trouble of setting up a new account.

Posted 600 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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