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    John needs to grow up and accept responsibility for his actions. Congressional Republicans came up with this idiotic plan, and now that it appears set to backfire (I guess they gambled that they would win the Presidency in November, and could back away from the ledge with some degree of grace), they need to take credit for their own idiotic idea.
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    Actually Carney admitted that it was the Obama administration that first proposed sequester.

    "The sequester was something that was discussed, and as has been reported, it was an idea that the White House put forward because it was put forward by Republican Senator Gramm and Rudman back in the ‘80s as part of the Gramm-Rudman deal -- there is a history here to this."

    http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013...
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    No they did not. Even the presidents mouth piece today admitted that this sequester idea came DIRECTLY from the president. It was his idea so maybe you should do a bit of fact checking before posting. Those "Idiotic" republicans proposed a fix LAST YEAR that would have been a combination of loophole closures and cuts in expenses that would harm the least amount of people and the president wouldn't accept it. See, once again he's telling you a tall tale. Not a bit of truth in it, but to us outsiders, looking in, it's nothing new.
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    @Tralee Did you miss this from the article? "the Republican House - which Boehner leads - voted for it." Hmmmm, what does that mean?
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    @thatgirl Uh......and your gotcha point would be? Of course the Republican house voted for it, so did the Democrats in the House and the Dems. and some Republicans voted for it in the Senate. This was something Obama proposed that was passed in a BIPARTISAN way, now Obama has decided he doesn't want to cut anything, ever, just tax again and keep on spending. I have to laugh, did you actually thing this very childish, "Well the Republicans voted for it!" retort means anything? Obama proposed something, and got what he wanted, now he wants out. Too friggen bad.
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    @Tralee It must be tragic having to go through life being deliberately obtuse. Because, of course, if one has to explain this to you, you're just going to say something silly and then go whining to the mods that someone's calling you names. Grow up.
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    I just wish Obama could come with a more original spiel...I mean he says the same old things over and over, It is his crisis, let HIM fix it. That will be a first, as he seems to be Hell bent on nothing more than destroying this country.
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    @mimi57 if you're familiar with a single corporate loophole that Boehner has indicated any willingness to negotiate please share it. This negotiation is like Ryan's budget, " we'll close a loophole to be named later." Thus far Boehner's been unwilling to negotiate with Obama because he doesn't have the votes of his own party. I suggest you read the constitution to determine who can fix it. Something from my high school civics says all money bills must originate in the HR.
    Can't you do any better than "Let him fix it" stupid talking point. It didn't play for Boehner and replaying it doesn't flatter you
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    @martydotcom ...Really?...and Obama blaming the republicans if it's cloudy...
    sure doesn't flatter him or your defense of him. He needs to get some new material,
    and come to think of it Marty, you do too! LOL
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    OK @mimi57 you and tralee easy to throw out talking points Cloudy? Try answering a simple question. no answer forth comming from either. Can't defend your views with facts Don't post
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    @martydotcom Take your own advice...all you do is 'defend' your posts by posting leftist propaganda. I don't read many, as I know that you're a 'dyed in
    the wool' rabid liberal. Remember the "Freedom of Speech" amendment?
    Or have you forgotten them like our current POTUS has?!
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    @martydotcom facts? 6 trillion in new Obama debt, no spending cuts as he had promised to get his tax increase, Obama ended terrorism (yea right), Benghazi was a demonstration (not terrorist). Obamas projected spending for 2013 is even high than 2012.
    So not only does he not plan to cut it, but he plans to spend more!!!
    Another fact, not only will your children be paying this Obama bill, but so will your grandchildren.
    Obama did have a good golf game with Tiger the other day.
    And he did say the other day that nothing important was goin on in Washington, so his wife new hairstyle was the biggest issue in the White House.
    Please, the man is a total loser.
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    @PoliticalSpice why only defense cuts? I am sure defense can be cut without hurting our capabilities to do its job. No argument there. But I am against gutting it entirely. But what about serious cuts across the board?Make the government more efficient. I've had to make spending cuts and still keep up productivity. The government should do the same. If we don't get serious about spending soon this whole thing will just collapse and it will hurt everyone. Our current plan is unsustainable. We can't tax our way out of this. It's going to take serious cuts too.
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    @NTBFW my understanding is that sequester is 50/50. Anything less for military is silly. We waste a fortune on pork barrel military spending. This country has been attacked twice. 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. We don't need over a hundred military bases outside u.s. property. We don't need most of the money going to the military. Imdeed without all these unnecessary wars over the years, if we had poured that money into u.s. infastructure the country would be a palace. Not one dime more for military then we absolutely need. All the money just gets spent slaughtering innocent people in countries that do not attack us in the first place. If we didn't have all that over capacity it would be harder to get us into wars of choice.
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    @PoliticalSpice have you ever thought that having a presence around the world is the reason we haven't been attacked. I am all for cutting pork spending in all areas not just defense.
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    @NTBFW Pur presensre is usually in the form of attacking others around the world, and in fact the al quada attack was dierctly a result of our presense in saudi arabia.
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    I hate to state the obvious when it works in Obama's favor. The sequester cuts was meant to give members of the super committee incentive to come up with a solution. The Democrats on the committee tried to compromise while the Republicans did not. The Republicans believed that their candidate would win the Presidential election. Their candidate lost that election. The Republicans on the super committee bear 100% responsibility for the current crisis.
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    Both parties and leaders need to get off theyre collective asses and get serious about our countrys problems
    Before its too late Wake up America!!!
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    It was Obama's idea, he pushed it and it was passed with a bipartisan vote. Now Obama is all upset that he got what he wanted. He can't have it both ways. And, the real fact is that this is not a CUT in current budgets, every place that has a budgeted amount for this year will have that and will get a raise for next year, it will just be 2.8% less than requested, it's a cut in the raise that these areas would get and it's only a 2.8% less of a raise. Only in DC is a raise, just not as big of a raise, considered a cut. And, I challenge one MSM reporter to ask Obama why he can't find someplace to cut that does not harm essential services? Why the firefighters? Why not the fraudulent Obamaphone idea? That was almost 50% fraudulent so why not just get rid of it? Why not so areas that won't harm anyone? Why must this president lurch from manufactured crisis to the next manufactured crisis? Why must he only get what he wants by putting the fear of God into people, needlessly?
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    A pity Mr Boehner has so little control over his fellow GOP representatives that "governance by crisis" has become business as usual.
  • #43
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    A pity Mr. Obama was so divisive in his first few months that it set the pace for the rest of his term. Plenty of blame to go around.
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    (bangs on microphone) IS THIS THING ON? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME IN THE BACK? THE HOUSE VOTED FOR THE SEQUESTER. THE SENATE VOTED FOR THE SEQUESTER. THE PRESIDENT SIGNED THE SEQUESTER.

    RE-ELECT NOBODY 2014

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program, "Lost"
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    Finally someone realizes the crap Obama has been throwing on this country & now has the cohoona's to speak about it. Bet something will happen to him once he does. Seems alot of people are getting killed over speaking. Obama can't handle it & will kill anyone who has something to say or who might seem as a threat to him.
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    I dont get it. If both dems and Republicans agreed on this, why is it anyone's fualt entirely? Shouldn't this be both repubs and dems fault?
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    “The reality is that the pending cuts would not be possible had both Democrats and Republicans not supported the legislation that included them,” FactCheck says.

    The sequester was part of the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, which passed the House with 269 “yea” votes – 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats. In the 100-seat Senate, Democrats made up most of the 74 "yea" votes, but there were 28 Republicans in that majority, as well.
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    Whatch what you ask for it might just happen.also I hate to tell the banner this but the school districts pay teachers. The city and or counties pay the first responders. Some more wrong information from him. Wait it is Bush's fault he cut the funding and didn't tell any body.
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