Lawmakers Struggle to Reach Sequestration Compromise

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The deadline to avoid massive federal spending cuts known as sequestration is now just two days away, and lawmakers in Washington are still struggling to find compromise.
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If the republicans were surprised at what happened to them in 2012 keep this up and see what surprises me, 2014, will bring them!
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The death throws of a dying party.
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sez you wrote:
The death throws of a dying party.
No argument...except that the word is "throes," not "throws."
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/throes
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Feb 27, 2013
 
The overwhelming majority don't support the sequestration, however, 53% support either target spending cuts or sequestration. People want to reduce government spending, but they want it done in a targeted way.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100497393

It looks like Americans see Republicans as more partisan, while the public's preception of Obama's handling of the ecomony is at 44% down from 49%.

Winning by 52% doesn't put any party into "death throws". It's just the natural cycle of politics. If anything, it looks like the Democrats have an edge in national election, but seem a long way from winning the house...or even the 5th district.
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Obama has probably spent enough money on his never-ending "campaign" speeches like was done in Newport News yesterday, plus all of his vacations and excursions to pay for the amount they want to cut from the budget.

Shameful scare tactics and smoke and mirrors. This administration has no shame, and Obama followers believe anything he says.

Keep thinking it is all the Republicans' fault. Yes, democrats are blameless and above reproach -- sure they are.

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Keep thinking it is all the Republicans' fault. Yes, democrats are blameless and above reproach -- sure they are.
I am sure there is enough blame for both sides of the table.

Keep thinking it is all the Democrats' fault. Yes, republicans are blameless and above reproach -- sure they are.
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I am sure there is enough blame for both sides of the table.
Keep thinking it is all the Democrats' fault. Yes, republicans are blameless and above reproach -- sure they are.
Never said it was all the democrats' fault. It IS Obama's fault to keep spending money to go all over the country to "win over" the people's support for his never-ending speeches about how Republicans are hampering his goals. All the while he is using falsehoods and omissions to pretend he is trying to cut the budget.

Republicans are trying to block his out of control spending -- which is what they were "hired" to do. All Obama knows how to do is grow government and support special interest groups to maintain voting base.
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Feb 27, 2013
 
Disillusioned wrote:
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It IS Obama's fault to keep spending money
http://economistsview.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834...
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It can be expected when only 6% of people polled actually know that the deficit has been reduced under Obama. But when the GOP keeps telling the people that spending is out of control, they go with it.
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Damn - that's a good one for those living in the tea-party concocted twisted shadow of reality.
Hmmmmm

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I would also add that anyone who thinks that the president's travel budget is somehow a significant portion of the federal budget should turn in their voter registration card.
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I would also add that anyone who thinks that the president's travel budget is somehow a significant portion of the federal budget should turn in their voter registration card.
If you cannot see the disparity between his travel budget and his insistence that we all need to tighten our belts, then you are short sighted. It is not the percentage of the total budget that bothers people. It is the fact that the economy is suffering, more people are on food stamps and in poverty than ever before and he has the audacity to go on multiple vacations each year on OUR dime.

Implying that anyone who resents his vacations should not vote is ridiculous and arrogant. I could say to you that anyone who is on subsidies of any kind should not be able to vote because voting for a democrat is like voting for your own raise and is a conflict of interest.
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I could say to you that anyone who is on subsidies of any kind should not be able to vote because voting for a democrat is like voting for your own raise and is a conflict of interest.
Including the ones to oil companies that republicans bend over backwards to protect?
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Obama has probably spent enough money on his never-ending "campaign" speeches like was done in Newport News yesterday, plus all of his vacations and excursions to pay for the amount they want to cut from the budget.
bush spent many times more than Obama on Air Force One. He spent more time at his ranch in Texas than at the white house.
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Damn - that's a good one for those living in the tea-party concocted twisted shadow of reality.
pictures are worth a lot more than 1,000 words to conseritards

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bush spent many times more than Obama on Air Force One. He spent more time at his ranch in Texas than at the white house.
Thank the Lord!
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Implying that anyone who resents his vacations should not vote is ridiculous and arrogant.
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What I'd actually say is that if your vote is influenced by petty resentment, then yes - you shouldn't vote. The whole foundation of things like the right to vote is supposed to be that you are a being capable of Reason. If you are to be led by resentment and emotion rather than Reason - then yes - I'd prefer that you didn't vote.

So I'll just call myself guilty - arrogant as charged and I won't apologize for it. I don't vote or think about issues based on my emotions.
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Disillusioned wrote:
Obama has probably spent enough money on his never-ending "campaign" speeches like was done in Newport News yesterday, plus all of his vacations and excursions to pay for the amount they want to cut from the budget.
I would, furthermore, mention Mr/s. Disilusioned, that the statement you made above was not one about in principle resentments. It was an actual statement about monetary amounts.

Maybe I'll change my posting name now to "ridiculous and arrogant"

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"During a breakfast with POLITICO yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano carried out her orders to fear monger over the sequester and told reporters there were "long lines" at the airports over the weekend due to cuts in TSA security. Turns out, she lied.
Ms Napolitano said today that major airports were seeing lines "150 to 200 per cent as long as we would normally expect" as result of the federal spending cuts that went into force on Friday.
"We're already seeing the effects at some of the ports of entry, the big airports, for example. Some of them had very long lines this weekend," she told a breakfast event organised by Politico.
When pressed for specifics she cited Chicago's O'Hare, Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), adding: "I don't mean to scare, I mean to inform."
However, when contacted by The Daily Telegraph, spokespeople for both O'Hare and LAX, as well as representatives from the travel industry, denied that airports had been hit by delays.
"We haven't had any slowdowns at all," said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for LAX. Mr Lowe said that he had been on duty over the weekend and received no reports of unusual security delays.
DeAllous Smith, a spokesman for Hartfield-Jackson, said: "There have been no abnormally long lines at the security checkpoint nor unusual aircraft delays at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as a result of sequestration."
Their comments were echoed by Karen Pride, the director of media relations at Chicago Department of Aviation, who described operations at O'Hare as "normal" with "no unusual delays or cancellations."
As I said yesterday on Fox Business, TSA stands for Thousands Standing Around. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a major airport swarming with TSA agents doing absolutely nothing. The sequester will simply make TSA more efficient (at least we hope)."
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/201...
Will the lies from this administration ever stop?
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Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
"During a breakfast with POLITICO yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano carried out her orders to fear monger over the sequester and told reporters there were "long lines" at the airports over the weekend due to cuts in TSA security. Turns out, she lied.
Ms Napolitano said today that major airports were seeing lines "150 to 200 per cent as long as we would normally expect" as result of the federal spending cuts that went into force on Friday.
"We're already seeing the effects at some of the ports of entry, the big airports, for example. Some of them had very long lines this weekend," she told a breakfast event organised by Politico.
When pressed for specifics she cited Chicago's O'Hare, Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), adding: "I don't mean to scare, I mean to inform."
However, when contacted by The Daily Telegraph, spokespeople for both O'Hare and LAX, as well as representatives from the travel industry, denied that airports had been hit by delays.
"We haven't had any slowdowns at all," said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for LAX. Mr Lowe said that he had been on duty over the weekend and received no reports of unusual security delays.
DeAllous Smith, a spokesman for Hartfield-Jackson, said: "There have been no abnormally long lines at the security checkpoint nor unusual aircraft delays at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as a result of sequestration."
Their comments were echoed by Karen Pride, the director of media relations at Chicago Department of Aviation, who described operations at O'Hare as "normal" with "no unusual delays or cancellations."
As I said yesterday on Fox Business, TSA stands for Thousands Standing Around. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a major airport swarming with TSA agents doing absolutely nothing. The sequester will simply make TSA more efficient (at least we hope)."
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/201...
Will the lies from this administration ever stop?
from this or any politician? Never, how do you know when a politician is lying? Their lips are moving.
Of course, townhall has less journalistic credibility than the enquirer, so whatever they publish is suspect

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