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Who is RESPONSIBLE for SEQUESTRATION?

Ol'Dave 2013/02/23 14:10:04
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In the BUDGET NEGOCIATIONS before the term FISCAL CLIFF was used, Democrats & Republicans couldn't agree so PRESIDENT OBAMA propsed what is now called SEQUESTRATION that would cut both sides SACRED COWS and hopefully force the sides into negociating. After FISCAL CLIFF terminology came into use, they still couldn't agree, so they agreed to kick the can down the road to Fiscal Cliff #2.

Technically we went over it, but during POST-FISCAL CLIFF#2 Obama won. He got his tax increase on the 'rich', but it wasn't on all those he defined as 'rich'. He didn't have to cut spending or even promise to in the future!

Now his 'CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST'!!!!!!!!!

It won't be PAIN FREE FOR ANYONE, but SPENDING needs to be cut NOW, or the economy will fall apart!!!!!

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  • Frank Stephens 2013/02/23 16:10:01 (edited)
    Barack Obama
    Frank Stephens
    +8
    Obama invented the 'sequester' in the summer of 2011 to avoid having to deal with America's spending problem. So why now does he rage against it and attempt to blame Republicans for something he created? I'm dumfounded at the audacity of this President.

    Obama is not just a radical leftist; he is obviously so ensconced in his ideology that he believes — or wants you to believe — that anyone who opposes him must have sinister motives.

    One of his recurring themes is that some Republicans would work with him but can't do so for fear of reprisal from Grover Norquist on taxes, the National Rifle Association on guns, the conservative House caucus, radio talk show hosts, and your garden-variety racists, who allegedly oppose Obama just for sport.

    Recently, Obama accused the "gun lobby" of "ginning up" fears that the federal government would use the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy to seize America's guns, saying, "It's certainly good for business." Is that how presidents should talk? Well, as your prove, Obama’s fear-mongering plays well to his base.

    Obama’s tactics are the stuff of Third World tyrants, my friend. This is the MO of dictators, who want to control the media and silence any unfavorable coverage or commentary. Even thinking liberals should be outraged at this abominable behavior by Obama. And they should have the integrity to say so.

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  • mustangluver 2013/03/25 03:34:51
    Barack Obama
    mustangluver
    All roads obviously lead to BO. Congress are cowards.
    congress sucks
  • Brosia 2013/03/24 20:29:58
    Congress
    Brosia
    They have established a method of holding the economy hostage, and this time it backfired on them. The President might get blamed by people that don't pay attention, but those that do pay attention know better.
  • Ol'Dave Brosia 2013/03/24 21:56:47
    Ol'Dave
    Those that DO PAY attention KNOW THE IDEA CAME FROM THE PRESIDENT! The timeline goes this way-In response to the ECONOMY needing to be dealt with the Democrats and the Republicans couldn't reach agreement which way to go, so the President proposed an Idea that BOTH hated that had a DEAD-LINE. The thinking being that it would bring BOTH to the table to avoid the effects they found intolerable.
  • Brosia Ol'Dave 2013/03/24 22:51:32
    Brosia
    Yes, but who didn't bother going to the table to compromise? Congress. Who instead sat back and complained about the idea of a deadline without doing anything about it? Congress. Who was hired to do a very specific job and still refuses to do it? Congress. They are to blame for most things going wrong in this country.
  • Ol'Dave Brosia 2013/03/24 23:07:16
    Ol'Dave
    1)who didn't bother going to the table to compromise?- DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE!!!!
    2) Who instead sat back and complained about the idea of a deadline?- Democrats in the SENATE!!!!
    3) Who was hired to do a very specific job and still refuses to do it?- DEMOCRATS IN THE WH & SENATE!!!!!!
  • Brosia Ol'Dave 2013/03/25 01:53:18
    Brosia
    What about the Republicans? They didn't do anything either. And that still points to Congress at fault.
  • Ol'Dave Brosia 2013/03/25 14:25:46
    Ol'Dave
    The Republicans control the House, and what they did was: 1) passed, by my count, 5 proposed budgets, NONE of which became law due to the Senate. That is the way the system was designed. 2) gave ground to the President in Fiscal Cliff negotiations, and agreed to INCREASE TAXES on those earning over $400,000/yr.

    In my opinion it's the DEMOCRATS refuse to compromise!!
  • DuncanONeil 2013/02/26 19:53:02
    Barack Obama
    DuncanONeil
    Who set the sequestration process in motion?
    Obama?
    Asking for a committee to come up with cuts according to a present formula?
  • Footage 2013/02/25 15:54:21
    Barack Obama
    Footage
    It was his idea. Republicans caved on tax increases and the President gave nothing. Now he wants to blame the opposition because what he proposed is about to happen.
  • Woof 2013/02/25 06:59:32
    Barack Obama
    Woof
    Republicans & Democrats say it was Obama.
    Obama says it was the republican's.
    That is code for, "Its Bush's fault!"
  • Leslie Goudy 2013/02/25 05:45:20
    Barack Obama
    Leslie Goudy
    That's an Obamanation word
  • mich52 2013/02/24 14:50:51
  • Ol'Dave mich52 2013/02/24 21:57:17
    Ol'Dave
    Correct- sort of. The idea came from Obama, enough Democrats & Republicans in BOTH houses of Congress voted for it & Obama signed it.
    Obama and his minions wanted it to AVOID dealing wth our SPENDING PROBLEM! The raising taxes on the wealthy has to d with a FUNDIMENTAL difference of opinion on how to best improve the economy.
  • mich52 Ol'Dave 2013/02/24 22:22:00 (edited)
  • Ol'Dave mich52 2013/02/24 22:24:18 (edited)
    Ol'Dave
    Dont forget OBAMA CAME UP WITH THE IDEA!

    Woodward: Obama Wrong On Sequestration. It’s His Idea. GOP Didn’t Even Know Meaning Of Word

    Posted by Dan Lovallo on Feb 23, 2013 | 1 Comment


    Award-winning author and associate editor of the Washington Post, Bob Woodward, writes that President Obama is wrong in blaming the Republicans for sequestration. In reviewing notes from his book “The Price of Politics,” Woodward writes in the paper, it was Obama and administration officials, which proposed sequestration. Woodward writes Republicans did not even understand the meaning of sequestration, until it was explained to them. READ MORE

    The Democrats supported it because they could get BIG CUTS in MILITARTY spending they couldn't get otherwise. The Republicans supported it because they could get BIG CUTS in SOCIAL SPENDING that they see as BANKRUPTING THE COUNTRY.

    As concerns the REVENUE AND SPENDING problem we have- I agree with you! Obama got his revenue INCREASE in the FISCAL CLIFF NEGOCIATIONS without giving any on the SPENDING PROBLEM. It's NOW time for SPENDING CUTS with no revenue increases!
  • mich52 Ol'Dave 2013/02/24 22:27:06
  • Jesferkicks 2013/02/24 09:39:10
    WE THE PEOPLE
    Jesferkicks
    +1
    We elected them.
  • stevmackey 2013/02/24 04:50:00
    Barack Obama
    stevmackey
    He will not deal. He is worst President in history.
  • skyster 2013/02/24 00:57:08
    Barack Obama
    skyster
    It's Obama's baby. He'll put the blame on Republicans, of course, and there will be those who will believe him, of course, because his press will support him, as usual.
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/02/23 23:53:01
    Barack Obama
    SIMPATTYCO
    BUMMER
  • Cat 2013/02/23 23:34:57
    WE THE PEOPLE
    Cat
    +1
    The president senators and representative we elected did it.
  • Mark P. 2013/02/23 21:37:00
    Undecided
    Mark P.
    Barack more, but all of us. Too many people were happy getting freebies. Now we are at the point where we can no longer afford to pay for it. The amount being cut is so small it won't make a difference. 88 billion over 10 yrs. The fed spends that in days.
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2013/02/23 21:20:45
    Barack Obama
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    Has spent more money than ALL PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS combined. And what do we have to show for it?
  • kcoat 2013/02/23 19:56:37
  • polock 2013/02/23 19:55:12
    Barack Obama
    polock
    unless I'm badly mistakn he is the person who requested the review that eventually was to cut the spending by congressional vote or it would be mandated to take place automaticlly on a set date.
    now that it is here he's trying to force congress to continue spending or put the burden of government debt on the sholders of the middle class, again.the POtuS what us to believe that the GOP and Congress are responsible for this decision when in fact he put it in place and signed the bill forceing these actions.
  • ladyjane 2013/02/23 19:39:40
    Barack Obama
    ladyjane
    Obama is responsible for the sequestration - "he owns it"! I pray that the House stands firm and and lets the sequestration go through to prove to the people that everything Obama says is a BIG fat lie and we will be able to carry on. Most of the cuts he doesn't want to have happen aren't cuts from the Feds at all... They are state and locally funded things. (police/fire/teachers etc.) He's just worried that he may not be able to further fund state projects - and lets face it - if the feds fund it they want to control it. It's all about control!
  • Live Free Or Die 2013/02/23 19:34:25
  • Footage Live Fr... 2013/02/25 16:04:51
    Footage
    MSNBC? What a joke.
  • Live Fr... Footage 2013/02/25 16:41:22
    Live Free Or Die
    You must be another idiot republican....deaf, dumb and blind to anything but the lies Fox feeds you.
  • Footage Live Fr... 2013/02/25 18:54:41
    Footage
    No. Every major news outlet is biased. MSNBC just happens to be one of the worst.
  • beachbum 2013/02/23 18:38:32
    Undecided
    beachbum
    Actually, I'm not undecided at all.............it's the prez because he keeps spending, the congress because they allow it, and keep spending, and we, the people, because these idiots keep getting re-elected by the uninformed of what's been going on. This country has now tipped the scale where more people don't ask what they can do for this country, but are asking what this country can do for them.
  • David 2013/02/23 17:48:53
    Barack Obama
    David
    +1
    From Bob Woodward, who aparently has decided that his Watergate fame has faded enough he finally has to do some real reporting on SOMETHING,

    "Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved."

    Former WH Chief of Staff Jack Lew was asked by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), “Woodward credits you with originating the plan for sequestration. Was he right or wrong?”

    After some waffling and further pressure from Senator Burr, Lew finally weaseled,

    “Well, what I did was said that with all other options closed, we needed to look for an option where we could agree on how to resolve our differences. And we went back to the 1984 plan that Senator [Phil] Gramm and Senator [Warren] Rudman worked on and said that that would be a basis for having a consequence that would be so unacceptable to everyone that we would be able to get action.”

    In other words, yes, the sequester came from Obama, funneled through Jack Lew and channeled through Harry Reid in order to try to pressure Repugnican't go-along-to-get-along congresscritters to just get with The Zero's program of ever greater debt and suic...

    From Bob Woodward, who aparently has decided that his Watergate fame has faded enough he finally has to do some real reporting on SOMETHING,

    "Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved."

    Former WH Chief of Staff Jack Lew was asked by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), “Woodward credits you with originating the plan for sequestration. Was he right or wrong?”

    After some waffling and further pressure from Senator Burr, Lew finally weaseled,

    “Well, what I did was said that with all other options closed, we needed to look for an option where we could agree on how to resolve our differences. And we went back to the 1984 plan that Senator [Phil] Gramm and Senator [Warren] Rudman worked on and said that that would be a basis for having a consequence that would be so unacceptable to everyone that we would be able to get action.”

    In other words, yes, the sequester came from Obama, funneled through Jack Lew and channeled through Harry Reid in order to try to pressure Repugnican't go-along-to-get-along congresscritters to just get with The Zero's program of ever greater debt and suicidally higher spending levels.

    Anyone lying about the facts of the sequester nowadays (like, for example The Zero and all his sycophantic cronies, fellow travelers and all their useful idiots), is doing so in full confidence that the Mass MEdia Podpeople Hivemind will cover for them and the American sheeple are, for the most part, too stupid and lazy to check the facts.
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  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/02/23 17:26:55 (edited)
    Barack Obama
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    The Dicktator is impatient to get on with his planned economic collapse and implementation of martial law. Obama can't spend our hard earned
    dollars fast enough and is not interested in stopping.
  • thomas.bogan.5 2013/02/23 17:25:08
  • Tennessee3501 2013/02/23 17:16:32
    Barack Obama
    Tennessee3501
    +3
    President Obama

    "Let us pray. Dear Lord, please rescue us from the sequestration mess which was caused by the policies of Bush and Cheney and which I had nothing to do with. If that doesn't work, help me convince the American People that it was all caused by Pope Benedict XVI and that his resignation should put the matter to rest. Amen!"
  • Cognito22 Tenness... 2013/02/23 19:31:37
  • Birthpangs 2013/02/23 17:13:42
  • Lady Whitewolf 2013/02/23 16:58:01
    GOP
    Lady Whitewolf
  • Cognito22 Lady Wh... 2013/02/23 19:36:55
    Cognito22
    Do some research . . . and then get back to us with that.

    http://www.politifact.com/tru...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com...

  • frank 2013/02/23 16:55:12
    Barack Obama
    frank
    +3
    He's the one who put it together. He refuses to cut spending and has not put together a budget in four years.

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