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We got cuts, why not government?

February 28, 2013

If the federal spending cuts known as "the sequester" go through beginning Friday, it will be a terrible calamity, the White House warns....

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middleclassworker

Feb-28-13 1:17 AM

Typical republican talking points. First you complain about the "tax increase" that came in January, even though it was just an expiration of the tax holiday. Next, you will complain that those two years of less Social Security funding (18% of it's funding for two years) caused it to be more insoluble than it already is...and I bet you will blame that on Obama, too.

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deerhunt

Feb-28-13 8:34 AM

Nothing is ever your great presidents fault , how could it be the Nobel prizewinner, for what , I can't remember? The republicans have only controlled the house ( that would only be one branch)for the last two years , before that you had everything . What did you get out of that -Obamacare. I will give him credit for one thing , he has successfully divided this nation in a way that I have never seen before and between him and Bush 2.0 they accumulated 10 trillion dollars of debt. They have also figured out how to dilute the dollar ,printing 85 billion a month, to a point where we will have massive inflation coming down the pipe . He has accomplished alot - so did Bush 2.0 during his presidency , think maybe you will be complaining about Obama after he is out and his policies come into full effect?

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Auntydem

Feb-28-13 11:18 AM

Democrats had a 60 seat majority in the Senate from September 24, 2009 thru February 4, 2010. 4 months - not 2 years - of a Congress controlled by Democrats.

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deerhunt

Feb-28-13 12:00 PM

That would have been right during the time they were supposed to pass a budget, must be Bush's fault. They did have a majority -over 50 -during the first 2 years , it is the super majority you refer to.

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svensota

Feb-28-13 12:02 PM

Thank you for admitting it, deerhunt. He is a great president, and a Nobel Prize winning one, too.

I can't remember, did "W" win the Nobel Prize for Peace? Oh, no, he did that WMD thing, didn't he.

Enjoy the fabulous 47 months ahead.

(And, how about that Michelle, delivering the news of the Best Picture for the Academy Awards. I was just all atwitter.)

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deerhunt

Feb-28-13 12:38 PM

Sven , I do have to give you credit , I did have to laugh.

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deerhunt

Feb-28-13 12:39 PM

Sven , I do think she needs to get rid of the new hair do , looks to childish, actually looked better before.

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careaboutsnivelrights

Feb-28-13 1:37 PM

What is it with you left wingers that you want to keep paying paying paying for a bigger goverment? do you really feel thats the answer?

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svensota

Feb-28-13 2:24 PM

Yes, Snivel. It's all a plot to take all your money away and give it to the poor. (See thread on John Adams.)

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svensota

Feb-28-13 2:26 PM

Deerhunt: I agree about the bangs. They'd look better on her daughters. But I thought her dress was divine, didn't you?

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Norwaymaple

Feb-28-13 7:26 PM

These are not tax cuts. They are decreases in the amount of the increase.

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Norwaymaple

Feb-28-13 7:32 PM

not budget cuts

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Integrity

Mar-01-13 9:07 AM

All I know is I'm not going to work today because as soon as the sequester hits today, the apocolypse is going to hit America...I'm going to party like it's 1999!! At least that's what the President has been traveling the country this week preaching about. What he and most of the press DOESN'T report-Obama drafted these cuts in his previous budget as a compromise to cutting spending! Now, he wants to sweep in and overturn them...his own ideas?

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Integrity

Mar-01-13 9:09 AM

Definition: Compromise-agreeing to come to a middle ground as long as its affects are far enough in the future to try and change them before they actually take affect. This definition could be for Politician as well.

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careaboutsnivelrights

Mar-01-13 11:09 AM

Let the Cuts happen!!!!!!!!!!! we have all said there will be pain involved for ALL in order to get the country back in the black. But NO! when it comes time to maybe cut some fat, Obama crys for more taxes to save the pain, what a duffus he is

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svensota

Mar-01-13 11:18 AM

I think a "duffus" plays golf, and we all know that the president's preference is to play basketball.

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JReader

Mar-01-13 11:31 AM

It's funny how Obama refuses to take ownership of this sequester debacle. This is a mess of his own making. Even Bob Woodward calls the White House on it and they lash back on him with "you'll regret this" crap. The truth hurts sometimes Mr. President.

This a moment when we need leadership in this country and Obama fails to deliver. Even George W. stepped and led when the situation required it.

I can understand how some people might think that Obama is a great president. You always lower the bar when it's "your guy". If you step back with an objective set of eyes any rational person would conclude he is anything but great.

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middleclassworker

Mar-01-13 6:20 PM

Funny JReader, I didn't see you bashing the draft dodging tax cheat last November. We had two not so good choices and we were screwed either way. Deal with it and hope for someone qualified to do the job next election.

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svensota

Mar-01-13 7:08 PM

Oh, my gosh! JR thinks President Obama isn't great. And, not only that, we should also believe that JR is a truly objective guy and a really, really rational fellow.

But, of course. Sure. Uh-huh.

I could lower the bar and go with that.

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JReader

Mar-02-13 11:24 AM

MCW,

Were you running for office last fall ?

Don't know who you are talking about nor do I care.

Obama has done nothing in his tenure that anyone could describe as great although I'm sure he had a great round of golf with Tiger Woods. Oh, wait I did come up with one thing - our national debt, yeah that is great as in the greatest ever; way to go Mr. President you've made your die-hard lemming followers very proud.

Us non-delusional thinkers have a different take on your tremendous accomplishment.

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svensota

Mar-02-13 2:31 PM

I'm sorry if I repeat myself by saying things a second time but sometimes I need to make the same point over and over for greater clarity, again and again.

JR, President Obama's accomplishments are not singular, as in your term, "tremendous accomplishment", but plural, as in "tremendous accomplishmentS".

Let'm make a quick list of the big ones, shall we:

1. Saving the auto industry.

2. Saving the banking system.

3. Avoiding a depression.

4. Getting out of Iraq.

5. Getting out of Afghanistan. 6. Championing gay marriage.

7. Championing sane gun laws.

8. Protecting and making citizens of 11 million "illegal" humans.

9. Slaying Osama bin Laden.

10. Providing health care for all.

11. Being a pretty cool dude.

12. Sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea.

Did I mention winning the Nobel Prize for Peace?

That too.

What's Mitt done lately? Or any Republican for that matter. Huh?

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Avoice

Mar-02-13 11:53 PM

"1. Saving the auto industry." with $50 billion of our tax money.

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middleclassworker

Mar-03-13 12:23 PM

Avoice, do you realize how many millions of dollars in taxpayer money went to building foreign auto plants in southern states to compete with the US automakers? I am all for saving our auto industry if that's the kind of cheap crap that the ******* states are going to pull.

If you want to see more abuses of the American tax dollar, research the Golden Dragon copper tube plant in Alabama. They are using taxpayer money to pay the federal fines for the Chinese company to dump copper on the US market cheaper than what US companies can sell it for, thus potentially putting other US jobs in American copper tube plants at risk.

When the state government offers to pay fines against the US government, there is something horribly wrong. Then again, this is coming from the nation's armpit, Alabama.

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middleclassworker

Mar-03-13 12:23 PM

I guess you can't say "red neck" in one word.

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middleclassworker

Mar-03-13 12:26 PM

JReader, you know full well that your boy Mitt Romney is a draft-dodging tax cheat. And I'm sure part of you respects him even more for that.

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