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cut and paste king 2012/12/20 18:03:29
President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.

When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.

President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.

Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said, “No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.

President Obama was on vacation for 26 days during his first year in office (2009). Ronald Reagan spent 42 days on vacation during his first year in office (1981). President George H.W. Bush was on vacation less than his son, 40 days, in 1989, his first year in office. President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents.

No President since Reagan was on vacation less than Bill Clinton. Presidents Clinton and Carter vacationed the least of any of the last seven chief executives.

All Presidents point out that work is being done on vacation. FDR’s Presidential Library included the following note with their information on President Roosevelt’s vacations: “It should be noted that no sitting modern president, including President Roosevelt, can ever take “a vacation.” Simply being away from the White House does not constitute a vacation. In President Roosevelt’s case, even while relaxing at Hyde Park, Warm Springs, or on a fishing cruise, he received mail, reviewed dispatches, signed and vetoed legislation, met with political and world leaders, and delivered press conferences and speeches. During wartime, his periods of true relaxation were even fewer.”
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  • ji 2012/12/20 18:46:00
    ji
    +6
    What a hoot.
    GWB went to his own personal property which didn't cost taxpayers a dime, the Crawford Ranch was set up like Camp David, complete with a mini--WH and he wasn't burning the wings off AF-1 and his sidekick's entourage wearing out the Presidential fleet taking their own vacations.

    Far cheaper to fly one 747 over U.S. soil than to fly over the Pacific & Atlantic with support aircraft, sometimes requiring in-flight refueling.

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  • Kozmik 2013/07/25 23:53:55
    Kozmik
    +2
    While GWB spent more time in Crawford, it was because he wasn't welcomed anywhere else. Obama, at least can travel the world and help foreign policy while vacationing.
  • cut and... Kozmik 2014/01/23 17:39:26
    cut and paste king
    Amen!
  • ProudPatriot 2013/03/30 21:29:29
    ProudPatriot
    +2
    Why are you all sitting here bickering like children over something that is so trivial when compared to what is happening to the RIGHTS of LAW-ABIDING AMERICAN CITIZENS?? Obama's diversion tactics are working too well!! WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!
  • cut and... ProudPa... 2013/03/30 21:52:19
    cut and paste king
    geee i havent noticed in the last 4 years no commies no muslims. no destruction
    life is beautiful heree in miami beach
  • cut and... ProudPa... 2014/01/23 17:41:03
    cut and paste king
    It's you the one that needs to wake up! Ghhjjk
  • Tic-Toc 2012/12/21 05:08:34 (edited)
    Tic-Toc
    How many days... Hell MONTHS did obama spend 'Campainging'?
    Also, I don't remember Bush having a 3rd AC to transport his dog and Handler... Oh that's right Bush Handled his own.
  • cut and... Tic-Toc 2012/12/24 16:07:53
    cut and paste king
    i dont remember eithe cause thats not true and you cant prove it

    Here are a few of the more outrageous rumors about Obama, vacations, and other travel corrected by factcheck.org:

    Did President Obama have his dog, Bo, flown to Maine in his own private jet for the family vacation?


    No. The family and staff took two small jets because the airport couldn’t accommodate the usual presidential plane. Bo flew with several staffers.

    Sept. 16, 2010

    Is President Obama flying on Air Force One more than other presidents did? Is he being accompanied by more people on international trips?


    Two chain e-mails suggesting that the president’s travel habits are more excessive than his predecessors are off base.

    July 8, 2011

    This one comes up a lot while the President is traveling:
    Did President Obama secretly sign a law that makes it a crime to protest against him or ask him a question he doesn’t like?


    No. He openly announced the signing of a bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress that slightly revises a 1971 law against trespassing into areas under Secret Service protection.

    May 7, 2012

    and from this factcheck.org article on Obama:

    It’s worth mentioning that President Obama has also made 11 trips — all or part of 27 days — to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Frederick County, Md. Knoller,...






    i dont remember eithe cause thats not true and you cant prove it

    Here are a few of the more outrageous rumors about Obama, vacations, and other travel corrected by factcheck.org:

    Did President Obama have his dog, Bo, flown to Maine in his own private jet for the family vacation?


    No. The family and staff took two small jets because the airport couldn’t accommodate the usual presidential plane. Bo flew with several staffers.

    Sept. 16, 2010

    Is President Obama flying on Air Force One more than other presidents did? Is he being accompanied by more people on international trips?


    Two chain e-mails suggesting that the president’s travel habits are more excessive than his predecessors are off base.

    July 8, 2011

    This one comes up a lot while the President is traveling:
    Did President Obama secretly sign a law that makes it a crime to protest against him or ask him a question he doesn’t like?


    No. He openly announced the signing of a bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress that slightly revises a 1971 law against trespassing into areas under Secret Service protection.

    May 7, 2012

    and from this factcheck.org article on Obama:

    It’s worth mentioning that President Obama has also made 11 trips — all or part of 27 days — to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Frederick County, Md. Knoller, however, says he doesn’t count trips to Camp David as part of any presidents’ "vacation" time. But for the sake of comparison, President George W. Bush, made more trips to that country residence than Obama. According to Knoller, Bush made 25 trips — a total of 78 days — to Camp David in 2001.

    But no matter how much time a president actually spends away from the official residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Knoller says that the commander in chief is never really off the clock. "I have long held the view that a US president is never really on vacation," Knoller told FactCheck.org in an e-mail. "The job – and its awesome powers and responsibilities – is his wherever he is and whatever he’s doing."


    and then there is this one from 2009:
    Q: Did Michelle Obama and her daughters use taxpayer money to take a European vacation?
    A: The first lady, her mother and her children did stay in Europe for a private vacation after the president completed an overseas trip on official business. However, no taxpayer money was used for the first family’s personal expenses.
    (more)
  • Tic-Toc cut and... 2012/12/25 05:18:55
    Tic-Toc
    Ok, you are so inlove with him, for now on you pay the gas bill for his AC
  • cut and... Tic-Toc 2012/12/25 05:38:39
  • LadyBGood 2012/12/21 00:17:27
    LadyBGood
    +1
    Why are you still talking and blaming George Bush? It's been 4 years since O has been president.... you think we're moving forward with O...then stop stepping back and looking or ways to blame Bush for anything. Live in the present. If O is so great, then he will lead us out of the dark days, right? It's been 4 years, I'm waiting.
  • Andrew LadyBGood 2012/12/21 10:00:50
    Andrew
    They MUST keep the Bush demonization going to mask what Obama is doing to trash the economy!!!
  • krayzrick 2012/12/20 23:10:59
    krayzrick
    +2
    If anyone wastes more money than O'butthead, it would be Mooochelle...
  • cut and... krayzrick 2013/02/25 01:24:09
    cut and paste king
    compare clinton and bush on throwing money around
    in 8 years. clinton raised the debt 1trillion
    in 8 years bush raised the debt. 6 trillion it makes obamas debt insignificante
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/12/20 20:30:21
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +3
    Obama has spent more time on mental vacation than any President because if he honestly was paying attention and doing his job than Obamacare would be revoked by now because it proving to be more poisonous than it is helpful and it isn't even fully rolled out yet. Also no President since the very early days of this country (pre 1836) has truly been able to be out of touch enough to have a real vacation because of ever evolving telecommunications and mass media carriers (telegraph->telephone->radio-... phone->wireless internet) have made it easy to be away and know what's happening and needs attention back in the office in DC. Plus who can blame Bush when the liberal haters wanted his head? Also don't let Obie off the hook because Michelle has spent more on vacations with her husband than Laura Bush did without hers. Your last paragraph undermines your Bush bashing because it admits that in the modern era of Presidents (FDR-present) Presidents work on their vacations. Bush had a mobile White House set up at his ranch in Crawford for example.
  • cut and... freakou... 2013/02/25 01:28:53
  • freethinker 2012/12/20 18:51:28
    freethinker
    +5
    Poor Little Slavey! You Pay the 4.1 Billion it wastes to support the Head of Your AntiAmerican Party!!
  • cut and... freethi... 2012/12/20 19:07:33
    cut and paste king
    Break down that amount. It comes down to 350.000 a day thats ridiculous
    Besides the guy that wrote that Book claiming ridiculous expense was a hardliner republican that worked for nixon,ford,reagan and bush
  • ehrhornp 2012/12/20 18:49:16
    ehrhornp
    +4
    GW was a goof off and we all have to pay for it. Thank God we have a decent president who actually believes in doing something constructive.
  • ji ehrhornp 2012/12/20 18:54:41
    ji
    +5
    0bozo covers his ass by meeting with the assistant dog catcher for 3 minutes and writes it off as an 'official' trip.

    Get real.
  • cut and... ji 2012/12/20 18:59:54
  • cut and... cut and... 2012/12/20 19:03:18
    cut and paste king
    +1
    TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

    Kicking back for vacations, Presidential style - the Right is Wrong (AGAIN)
    Summer time vacations? There is a huge disconnect between what the right says, and the facts. Let's look at factcheck.org's comparison of first years in office vacation time for the most recent four presidents: H.W. Bush -- 40 days;
    Bill Clinton -- 21 days;
    George W. Bush -- 69 days;
    Barak Obama -- 26 days

    The right likes to generate fake outrage by mis-informing people about not only the number of days presidents are on vacation, but the costs of those vacations and other trips - the complete lies told by Michele Bachmann about the costs of a presidential trip to India was an example (although not a vacation, every trip seems to be treated similiarly). And it works - ignorant people get worked up, as we see below.

    It is unrealistic to believe that anyone would do a job for four years without taking occasional time off - either playing golf for an afternoon, or taking an occasional few days vacation with their family. Do most of us have luxury vacations? No. But these are not conspicuous consumption vacations either; one recent 'vacation' was a brief visit back to the home of the first family in Chicago (although no brush cutting).

    If you can't believe the right on this stuff.........


































    TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

    Kicking back for vacations, Presidential style - the Right is Wrong (AGAIN)
    Summer time vacations? There is a huge disconnect between what the right says, and the facts. Let's look at factcheck.org's comparison of first years in office vacation time for the most recent four presidents: H.W. Bush -- 40 days;
    Bill Clinton -- 21 days;
    George W. Bush -- 69 days;
    Barak Obama -- 26 days

    The right likes to generate fake outrage by mis-informing people about not only the number of days presidents are on vacation, but the costs of those vacations and other trips - the complete lies told by Michele Bachmann about the costs of a presidential trip to India was an example (although not a vacation, every trip seems to be treated similiarly). And it works - ignorant people get worked up, as we see below.

    It is unrealistic to believe that anyone would do a job for four years without taking occasional time off - either playing golf for an afternoon, or taking an occasional few days vacation with their family. Do most of us have luxury vacations? No. But these are not conspicuous consumption vacations either; one recent 'vacation' was a brief visit back to the home of the first family in Chicago (although no brush cutting).

    If you can't believe the right on this stuff.......why would you believe them on anything else? They are just not good at getting facts right, on the right. Sarah Palin campaigned for a good part of the time she was in office, and then quit part way through; who is she to criticize anyone else for how they spend their time in office? And Donald Trump? WHY would anyone, anywhere, ever at any time listen to birther / media whore Donald Trump who will do anything and say anything to get some attention? But the right does.

    Here are a few of the more outrageous rumors about Obama, vacations, and other travel corrected by factcheck.org:

    Did President Obama have his dog, Bo, flown to Maine in his own private jet for the family vacation?


    No. The family and staff took two small jets because the airport couldn’t accommodate the usual presidential plane. Bo flew with several staffers.

    Sept. 16, 2010

    Is President Obama flying on Air Force One more than other presidents did? Is he being accompanied by more people on international trips?


    Two chain e-mails suggesting that the president’s travel habits are more excessive than his predecessors are off base.

    July 8, 2011

    This one comes up a lot while the President is traveling:
    Did President Obama secretly sign a law that makes it a crime to protest against him or ask him a question he doesn’t like?


    No. He openly announced the signing of a bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress that slightly revises a 1971 law against trespassing into areas under Secret Service protection.

    May 7, 2012

    and from this factcheck.org article on Obama:

    It’s worth mentioning that President Obama has also made 11 trips — all or part of 27 days — to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Frederick County, Md. Knoller, however, says he doesn’t count trips to Camp David as part of any presidents’ "vacation" time. But for the sake of comparison, President George W. Bush, made more trips to that country residence than Obama. According to Knoller, Bush made 25 trips — a total of 78 days — to Camp David in 2001.

    But no matter how much time a president actually spends away from the official residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Knoller says that the commander in chief is never really off the clock. "I have long held the view that a US president is never really on vacation," Knoller told FactCheck.org in an e-mail. "The job – and its awesome powers and responsibilities – is his wherever he is and whatever he’s doing."


    and then there is this one from 2009:
    Q: Did Michelle Obama and her daughters use taxpayer money to take a European vacation?
    A: The first lady, her mother and her children did stay in Europe for a private vacation after the president completed an overseas trip on official business. However, no taxpayer money was used for the first family’s personal expenses.
    (more)
  • ji cut and... 2012/12/20 19:18:36
  • cut and... ji 2012/12/20 19:23:24
  • LadyBGood cut and... 2012/12/21 00:14:51
    LadyBGood
    +1
    where's the link?
  • ji cut and... 2012/12/20 19:17:24 (edited)
    ji
    +5
    He has proven it every day, campaigning since Jan. 20, 2009.
  • ehrhornp ji 2012/12/20 19:32:10
    ehrhornp
    +1
    lol, Obviously still in denial. I appreciate that the country is moving forward instead of backwards.
  • Tic-Toc ehrhornp 2012/12/21 05:18:57
    Tic-Toc
    Moving Forward...

    Hell I hope you don't drive a car... You would be backing into any and everything BEHIND you.

    We are Deeper in Debt.....
    Average American Makes LESS then they did...
    MORE People on the Welfare Rolls...
    World LESS Safe for AMERICANS....
    4 Dead and Obama LIES and PARTIES....

    Please show me wich on of them are FORWARD?
  • ehrhornp Tic-Toc 2012/12/21 07:25:32
    ehrhornp
    +1
    Have you looked at the stock market lately? Know what it was at the Bush lows? Looking at close to a 100% increase since then.

    Have to laugh at you phony conservatives making a big deal out of 4 people dying. Yes that is not something to be happy about but l. It is a lot better than the 3000 who died due to G W Bush's negligence and 2. I appreciate a president who doesn't rush into things but does careful planning before hand. I know this is hard for phony conservatives to comprehend.
  • Tic-Toc ehrhornp 2012/12/21 07:38:43
    Tic-Toc
    +1
    You have been trained well.
  • ehrhornp Tic-Toc 2012/12/21 07:40:16
    ehrhornp
    +1
    Its from not being trapped in the bubble but actually looking at what is actually happening in this country. It is not all doom and gloom
  • Tic-Toc ehrhornp 2012/12/21 07:42:04
    Tic-Toc
    You have that belief because you are nothing more then a ward of the state.
  • ehrhornp Tic-Toc 2012/12/21 07:50:58 (edited)
    ehrhornp
    +1
    Do I detect a little jealousy. lol

    I notice that your profile says you are in the military. That makes you who constantly feeds off the gov. tit. How does it taste?
  • Tic-Toc ehrhornp 2012/12/21 07:54:24
    Tic-Toc
    +1
    You have NOTHING I would ever want... If I want something i work for it and buy it with MY OWN MONEY.
  • ehrhornp Tic-Toc 2012/12/21 08:14:03
    ehrhornp
    +1
    Money that you get from me. You suck off the gov. tit. So actually you work for me.
  • Demente... Tic-Toc 2013/03/08 04:52:42
  • Tic-Toc Demente... 2013/04/10 23:18:23
    Tic-Toc
    Hey wise ass... I PAY TAXES Myself... So I am Paying my own PAY CHECK

    Think before you speak.
  • cut and... Tic-Toc 2013/04/10 23:19:41
    cut and paste king
    sure sure sure !
  • cut and... Tic-Toc 2013/04/09 23:52:00
    cut and paste king
    2001/2003 Tax Cuts
    Taxes and the Economy
    Federal deficits and debt have been sharply higher under President Obama, but the evidence continues to show that the Great Recession, President Bush’s tax cuts, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq explain most of the deficits that have occurred on Obama’s watch — based on the latest Congressional Budget Office projections as well as legislation enacted since we last issued this analysis of what lies behind current deficits and debt.
    Though some lawmakers and pundits continue to blame record deficits on the President’s policies in general — and his actions to boost the economy and stabilize the financial system in particular — these policies increase budget deficits only briefly; they will have no significant impact on the long-term problem of large deficits and rising debt.
    The deficit for fiscal year 2009 — which began almost four months before President Obama took office — was $1.4 trillion and, at 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), marked the largest deficit relative to the economy since the end of World War II. Annual deficits in 2010 through 2012, while slightly lower, each topped $1 trillion. If current policies remain in place, deficits are expected to range between $600 billion and $900 billion for the rest of this deca...














    2001/2003 Tax Cuts
    Taxes and the Economy
    Federal deficits and debt have been sharply higher under President Obama, but the evidence continues to show that the Great Recession, President Bush’s tax cuts, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq explain most of the deficits that have occurred on Obama’s watch — based on the latest Congressional Budget Office projections as well as legislation enacted since we last issued this analysis of what lies behind current deficits and debt.
    Though some lawmakers and pundits continue to blame record deficits on the President’s policies in general — and his actions to boost the economy and stabilize the financial system in particular — these policies increase budget deficits only briefly; they will have no significant impact on the long-term problem of large deficits and rising debt.
    The deficit for fiscal year 2009 — which began almost four months before President Obama took office — was $1.4 trillion and, at 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), marked the largest deficit relative to the economy since the end of World War II. Annual deficits in 2010 through 2012, while slightly lower, each topped $1 trillion. If current policies remain in place, deficits are expected to range between $600 billion and $900 billion for the rest of this decade, reaching a low around 2015 before climbing again.
    Although longer-term pressures on spending stem chiefly from an aging population and rising health-care costs, those pressures are not new. Policymakers knew about them when they enacted the Bush-era tax cuts and assented to fighting two wars on borrowed money. (These pressures also were taken into account in the Congressional Budget Office projections issued at the start of 2001, which showed budget surpluses for the next several decades.)
    The goal of reining in long-term deficits and debt would be much easier to achieve if it were not for the policies set in motion during the Bush years. That era’s tax cuts — most of which policymakers extended in this year’s American Taxpayer Relief Act, with President Obama’s support — and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will account for almost half of the debt that we will owe, under current policies, by 2019.[1] By contrast, the economic recovery measures and financial rescues will account for just over 10 percent of the debt at that time.
    Recession Caused Sharp Deterioration in Budget Outlook
    A steep economic decline became apparent in the summer and fall of 2008, as the Bush Presidency neared its end. The housing sector plunged, financial markets verged on meltdown, job losses mounted, and the National Bureau of Economic Research confirmed what everybody already recognized — that the nation was in recession (which the Bureau concluded began in December 2007). Two weeks before President Obama’s first Inauguration, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected a 2009 deficit of well over $1 trillion.[2]
    The recession battered the budget, driving down tax revenues and swelling outlays for unemployment insurance, food stamps, and other safety net programs.[3] We calculate that changes in the economic outlook since the summer of 2008 account for over $400 billion of the deficit in both 2009 and 2010 and smaller amounts in later years. We estimate that the downturn has pushed up deficits by $2.5 trillion (including the associated interest costs) over the 2009-2018 period (see Figure 1).[4]
    Financial Rescues, Stimulus Added to Deficits in Near Term
    The government put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — two giant government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) engaged in mortgage finance — into conservatorship in September 2008.[5] In October 2008, the Bush Administration and Congress enacted a rescue package to stabilize the financial system by creating the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Together, TARP and the GSEs accounted for almost $250 billion of fiscal year 2009’s record deficit (including the related debt-service costs). Their contribution to deficits then fades rapidly, however.
    In February 2009, the new Obama Administration and Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to arrest the economy’s plunge. By design, ARRA added to the deficit. Since then, policymakers have enacted several other measures — including tax cuts for businesses, temporary aid to states, a partial payroll-tax holiday for workers, and further extensions of unemployment benefits — to spur recovery and aid the unemployed. By our reckoning, the combination of ARRA and these other measures accounts for $1.7 trillion (including $0.3 trillion in associated debt-service costs) of the $10 trillion in deficits over the 2009-2019 period. Their effects were highly concentrated in 2009 through 2012, and boosted the economy during its most vulnerable period.[6]
    Tax Cuts, War Costs Do Lasting Harm to Budget Outlook
    Some commentators blame major legislation adopted since 2008 — the stimulus bill and other recovery measures and the financial rescues — for today’s record deficits. Yet those costs pale next to other policies enacted since 2001 that have swollen the deficit and that have lasting effects.
    Just two policies dating from the Bush Administration — tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — accounted for over $500 billion of the deficit in 2009 and will account for nearly $6 trillion in deficits in 2009 through 2019 (including associated debt-service costs of $1.4 trillion). By 2019, we estimate that these two policies will account for almost half — over $8 trillion — of the $17 trillion in debt that will be owed under current policies.[7] (See Figure 2.) These impacts easily dwarf the stimulus and financial rescues, which will account for less than $2 trillion (just over 10 percent) of the debt at that time. Furthermore, unlike those temporary costs, these inherited policies do not fade away as the economy recovers.[8]
    Without the economic downturn and the fiscal policies of the previous Administration, the budget would be roughly in balance in this decade. Even if we regard the economic downturn as unavoidable, we would have entered it with a much smaller debt — allowing us to absorb the recession’s damage to the budget and the cost of economic recovery measures, while keeping debt comfortably below 50 percent of GDP, as Figure 2 suggests. That would have put the nation on a much sounder footing to address the demographic challenges and the cost pressures in health care that darken the long-run fiscal outlook.
    Technical Note
    Baseline projections depict the likely path of the federal budget under specific assumptions about current policies. We base our estimates on CBO’s latest ten-year projections of the budget outlook, published in February 2013, with several adjustments to reflect what will happen if current tax and spending policies — which sometimes diverge from current laws — continue.
    Specifically, our baseline includes the budgetary effects of continuing temporary tax cuts — the so-called “normal tax extenders,” such as the research and development tax credit, as well as several expansions in refundable tax credits slated to expire after 2017. Our baseline also assumes the effects of continuing to defer scheduled cuts in payments for Medicare providers (including a 25 percent cut scheduled for 2014), as has routinely occurred in recent years, and freezing reimbursements at today’s rates instead. We also account for a gradual phase-down of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and a decline in emergency disaster-relief funding from 2013’s unusually high levels. Finally, we assume that the automatic spending reductions (or “sequestration”) scheduled to take place starting in March 2013 will be cancelled. We do, however, assume compliance with the discretionary spending caps enacted in the Budget Control Act of 2011 as amended. In all cases we based our adjustments on estimates published by CBO.[9]
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  • C. Pierce ehrhornp 2013/02/25 01:05:12
    C. Pierce
    +3
    Plus, the 4500 young soldiers who died in his 'liar' was!
  • Tic-Toc C. Pierce 2013/02/25 01:20:47
    Tic-Toc
    You mean the wars that Dem Voted for also?

    More members have dies in Afgan under obama then under Bush.....

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