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The GOP keeps asking, where's Obama's sequestration plan?

 
 
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 26 Feb, 2013 05:32 pm


Obama put his sequestration plan in motion about
14 months ago, why is there panic about it now?
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 09:59 am


Media dutifully joins Obama freakout over 'massive' cuts

By DAN CALABRESE - Enormous? Seriously?
I often say that the biggest problem with the media is not their left-wing bias, although that is certainly a problem. The biggest problem is that they’re dumb. I suppose lazy goes hand-in-hand with dumb, so feel free to attribute any of the above to what they’re doing at the moment with respect to the sequester.
If you saw Good Morning America today (it was on at the Y; I saw it out the corner of my eye; I wasn’t trying to watch!), you saw that they darkly teased a story as follows: “Gloomy countdown to massive budget cuts.” This follows yesterday’s Los Angeles Times proclaiming:
Seeking to shift blame onto President Obama’s party for the looming budget cuts, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday it was about time the Senate “gets off their ass” and develop a way around the enormous automatic reductions.
Massive? Enormous?
I seriously wonder if these people have any sense of embarrassment whatsoever. Delving again into broken record territory: The “massive, enormous” sequester cuts 2.3 percent of the projected increase in the budget. Understand that? The budget is projected to increase automatically. This means the government will spend 2.3 percent less than what they would have spent according to the automatic increase. They are not spending one penny less than they have been spending up to this point.
So let’s review: A. It is not really a cut. B. It is 2.3 percent, which is not massive and not enormous.
So why do the media throw these terms around? Take your pick:
They are Obama propagandists?
They keep hearing that the cuts are massive and enormous so they figure that must be true?
They are too lazy to actually look into the real impact of the sequester?
They are so dumb that they think 2.3 percent actually is massive?
What they are certainly not doing, as we discussed yesterday, is questioning Obama about his priorities in choosing to release illegal immigrants and furlough border patrol officers instead of finding less damaging ways to cut a mere 2.3 percent from the projected increase in federal spending.
Maybe they figure that since the cuts are so “massive” and “enormous,” there’s no way around the decimation of the country as a result. I’d say they are inflicting far more decimation on the country by perpetuating the kind of ignorance that has people believing we’re facing “massive” and “enormous” cuts on Friday, when in fact we are facing nothing of the sort.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 11:13 am


Is this true, did Obama's sequestration cause the release of 30K illegal aliens?

Were they all given an Obama phone and instructions on how to vote for democrats?
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 11:17 am


........... the commander-in-chief’s decision not to deploy an
aircraft carrier because of budget cuts is “a kind of madness.”

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 11:36 am
@H2O MAN,
The only madness is the GOP in congress who does't want to pay for anything by not allowing for any tax increases. That means everything that our government has to pay for increases our national debt.

You guys are just stupid to understand simple budgets. No income, no spending - or increase borrowing. There's no other way.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 11:47 am
@cicerone imposter,


Laughing you find it impossible to ignore me...

Obama is the madness, and he is not only spreading the misery around - he is spreading the madness around.

Supporters of Obama suffer from sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 11:51 am
@cicerone imposter,
Here's the GOP talking bs.
Quote:
Republicans ask: What would you do with your $52,000 share of national debt?

By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News
Political Reporter
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By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 2 hrs 26 mins ago

(Office of Speaker John Boehner)
Fifty-two thousand dollars could, among other things, buy you NFL season tickets for nearly 67 years and groceries for seven years, and make for a hefty down payment on a house. So Republicans argue in a new infographic released by Speaker John Boehner's office on Wednesday morning, part of their effort to highlight Democratic spending amid the growing national debt.


The problem is that without the increase in deficit under Reagan and Bush, our current debt would be at record lows - even accounting for Obama's stim bill that saved our economy from another Great Depression.

You do remember who caused the Great Recession, don't you?

Look at the green line; it's where our deficit would be without the increase in deficits by Reagan and Bush.
http://i54.tinypic.com/2nro4sn.png

Boehner is too stupid to understand who created the current $52,000 debt for each American.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 11:57 am
@cicerone imposter,


It bears repeating that supporters of Obama suffer from sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 12:20 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

The problem is that without the increase in deficit under Reagan and Bush, our current debt would be at record lows - even accounting for Obama's stim bill that saved our economy from another Great Depression.

You do remember who caused the Great Recession, don't you?

Look at the green line; it's where our deficit would be without the increase in deficits by Reagan and Bush.
Boehner is too stupid to understand who created the current $52,000 debt for each American.


It all depends on just what arbitrary, self-serving choices you make for your comparisons. Let's go back to the origin of the chard and assume all of the Democrat presidents balanced their budgets each year, and the Republicans all did what they did. We would also be in about the same place as in your assumption.

All you have done here is illustrate your unboubnded taste for Democrat propaganda and your unwillingness (or inability) to think for yourself.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 12:41 pm

Disastrous spending cuts?
If these spending cuts went through it would be like taking $4.60 out of a weekly food budget of $200.
That’s less than a pound of coffee. This is going to cause your economic world to come to an end? Really?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 01:15 pm
@georgeob1,
They're not "self-serving." Please provide any credible source that refutes this information. Your opinion doesn't hold much water - or anything else.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 01:16 pm
@georgeob1,
Also, you haven't noticed, but I've been critical of Obama on many fronts. It's not my fault you can't remember them.
Advocate
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 01:35 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:


Disastrous spending cuts?
If these spending cuts went through it would be like taking $4.60 out of a weekly food budget of $200.
That’s less than a pound of coffee. This is going to cause your economic world to come to an end? Really?


The cuts would be much, much, more than you indicate. That is because the bulk of government spending relates to entitlements, and those programs would be excluded from the sequestration.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 01:40 pm
@Advocate,
You are wrong about that, but you knew it before you said it.
Advocate
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 01:47 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:

You are wrong about that, but you knew it before you said it.


You cannot prove that statement, probably because it is false.
georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 04:12 pm
@Advocate,
Possibly so. But you were still incorrect in your original statement.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 04:54 pm
@Advocate,
I have read your posts and you are normally wrong, why would this be an exception.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 05:01 pm
@Advocate,
Quote:
Paul Krugman has called it economic blackmail. “Because Republicans are trying, for the third time since he took office, to use economic blackmail to achieve a goal they lack the votes to achieve through the normal legislative process. In particular, they want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy… So they are, in effect, threatening to tank the economy unless their demands are met.”
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 05:05 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Don't forget, the Bush tax cuts were supposed to "create jobs." Instead, it resulted in the Great Recession. The tax cuts resulted in higher deficits for our country. You can't have it both ways; tax cuts, two unfunded wars, and the Great Recession. Expecting our deficit to drop is more than just idiotic.

All while the top ten percent controls over 80% of our assets.

People's ability at logic is beyond hopeless.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Feb, 2013 05:08 pm
@cicerone imposter,


Don't forget, Obama has been president for more than 48 months.

Anyone that is still blaming Bush, needs to be restrained and medicated.
 

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