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"President Obama has long shown a propensity to be good at only one thing: the self-promotion of Barack Obama. He has not been good at governance. He has not been good at getting other Democrats elected. He has been a terrible negotiator. He failed to see what was happening in the party opposite. He structured a deal that made sequestration the law of the land without a literal act of congress to stop it." - Eric Erickson.
Obama's Scare Tactic: "The impact of the cuts won't immediately be felt, but middle class families will begin to have their lives disrupted in significant ways. "As long as the cuts stay in effect, Americans will know that the economy could have been better had they been averted."
"The pain, though, will be real," Obama said.
BTW - Sequestration was his derived plan to get re-elected
First Term Excuse for Failure: Bush
Second Term Excuse for Failure: Sequestration
This is pure gold...
Mark Steyn writes on NRO: A few weeks ago, Ann Coulter announced that she was bored of American politics and was spending her days watching Turner Classic Movies. I confess that, when it comes to Beltway melodrama, I too am fighting vainly the old ennui, and minded to plump up the pillows and settle back . . .
He has you under his "Jedi mind meld"
Steyn is an amazing writer, I read his column every Friday. It's good stuff, always witty and on point.
I work at a recently opened post-secondary school (cosmetology school) as Director of Admissions. We still don't have financial aid, and this shit isn't going to help.
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
I think we need to suspend the President and Congress salaries until they show they can actually do something in Washington.
Pretty much stealing money
Yeah - he is a good read
People take themselves too serious these days - life is too short
I can't believe I'm going to somewhat agree with you, but I would not be opposed to this. The entire foundation of the American political system is compromise, and the people who hold the entire country hostage for their own selfish agendas shouldn't be rewarded for doing so. (Naturally, anyone who reads that sentence will have different ideas about who's doing the hostage-taking, but trust me when I say that I mean that sentence to apply to every American politician.)
So many members of Congress are already millionaires - the truly patriotic thing to do would be to forgo salaries for the benefit of the country, but nobody's about to do that.
It wont come to fruition...imo
word... idefinitely,, and while theyre gone add in term limite...across the board. Also a President cant run for 2nd term unless he meets certain criteria of accomplishment ...
I just wish that Boehner had a spine and told Obama to fuck off in December like he did today.
The world is gonna end ha.
It will never happen, but I would definitely be all for it.
Yeah - Boehner totally caved on the cliff..
The f&cked up thing is the President and his team feel they must create havoc and fear so loudly, and try to implement sequester in such a malicious fashion - that the public will blame Republicans, who will then cancel all of the $85 billion in sequester cuts. That's not all - Obama said he will not even sign a bill canceling these cuts, or letting him do less harm - unless Republicans agree to raise taxes again - he calls this a "balanced" approach to deficit cutting - but his fiscal bill in January was all tax increases and no spending cuts.
This is Obama's "bang bang" approach to his selfish agenda - the Reps are saying F&ck off and he will chose to let Americans suffer to win at all cost for his party agenda.
Worst leader in our country's history
This post was edited by Leppycole 16 months ago
More cuts need to be made. The strong will survive and the weak...... Well, bye.
Problem is, "Well, bye" will eventually turn into much higher crime rates and social disruption in varying degrees. No simple answer, but survival of the fittest certainly isn't the solution. Too much of it as it is.
And can I add, that I agree with you. But people that are already unmotivated and unskilled, won't be changing over night, not how humans work.
This post was edited by AIO 16 months ago
I Believe Auburn and Love IT...4 Life!
You should prepare yourself to live with the consequences of your decisions, whatever they may be.
3% is the amount being cut from spending GROWTH 3 freakin percent. And we will still be spending more each year than the previous year. Your statement is ridiculous.
Everything will be just fine.
It's not, and comment was addressing the survival of the fittest remark. If you don't know anything about behavior, you should read with more objectivity and less pathos.
Yeah I simply just don't care anymore. This country is a joke and I wish Washington would be hit by a plague that wiped them out before warning of evacuation. Every last one of them deserve death.
The pubs got cuts & pres got more revenue. Now both need to get together and fix the economy. There is so much stupid in wash. Grow the economy & the pres will get more revenue and the pubs will get smaller govt. But no, lets just keep seeing who can bullsht the american people the most. I am tired of hearing the azzes on both sides talking about what the american people want. I am pretty sure we all want a strong economy. So that should be the main focus. Many other problems will take care of themselves with some actual economic growth to be proud of as opposed to very little growth that can spun into some incredible recovery by which ever dishonest politician speaks next.
This post was edited by HedleyLamar 16 months ago
There were no cuts. The government is still spending more money than it did last year. Only in Washington is spending more money than the previous year, just not as much as originally thought called a "cut."
This post was edited by NLeininger 16 months ago
GDP involves govt spending as one of it's elements. So, cutting govt spending is like trying to dig out of a hole by digging out the bottom.
Now, USG spending (specifically DoD spending) needs trimming. People point that our defense spending more than several countries combined. Yes, well, most countries do not do half of the "humanitarian" works that we HAVE to do as directed by POTUS and those countries do not endure NEAR the amount of every.day. threats that we have to counter. Furthermore, our DoD has to execute many contracts for our Foreign Allies as those countries cannot have direct transactions with U.S. companies. U.S. defense contractors are the best in the world and other countries know it. U.S. DoD has to budget the Foreign Military items just as their own expenses and get reimbursed by the Foreign Ally.
I work for DoD and would gladly take a 20% salary hit if I thought it would help our fiscal posture. However, this will now. This is the perfect political sh!tstorm: both sides want to blame the other for the actions that their NON-action brought to be. Both Rep and Dems are so ignorant as to not allow any discussion of the actual needed changes and allow cuts by default. IF this helps the budget position, then they will all say they wanted this. If this does not help the budget position that each side will jus blame the other side. It's the perfect clusterf*ck of politics.
No one will truly learn from this. We will continue to elect these politicians who are detached from reality and they will continue to work with their own personal and party interests over what is best for our country. The POTUS (regardless of party) will likewise follow suit of the Congress and do things that cause us to shake our heads and wonder why ANYONE voted for THAT guy. It's a system in need of serious repair.
We need to do Congress like a jury selection system. Every selected person should be required to perform his/her duty in the Congress--and do so with no salary from USG. The salary should be derived from their current status/place of work.
POTUS and VPOTUS should each come from a different party in alternating terms. (4yrs Dem and 4 yr REP, then vice versa). POTUS should deal with international issues and VP should deal with domestic issues.
My thoughts aren't perfect and could use some refinement, but we have to move BEYOND this incredibly inept system we currently have.
I cannot think of a reason for any federal funding to go toward financial aid for cosmetology (or many other majors for that matter). If someone wants to be a hair stylist, they can either save for tuition, work while in school or take out a loan if they feel the risk is worth the reward.
I got that NL. Just using DC lingo.
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