SSS

Paris, TN

#69143 Feb 26, 2013
"Meanwhile, President Barack Obama flew to Newport News, Va., on Tuesday to decry the cuts in a part of the state that is heavy with military spending and servicemen and women."

“These cuts are wrong,” Obama said while standing in front of a three-story aircraft carrier propeller.“They’re not smart, they’re not fair, they are a self-inflicted wound that doesn’t have to happen.”
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"John Boehner Draws A Line In Sequester Sand."

Click here:
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/john-bo...
SSS

Paris, TN

#69144 Feb 26, 2013
Hey wrote:
Dennis Kucinich wanted to END THE FED.
Did ya ever realize when you were a kid if you just kept it up over and over you'd get your way just to shut you up already.
See what i'm getting at?
Hope this one works.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/01/kucinic... -federal-reserve/
Kincinich is alittle too radical, for my taste. But, Bernie Sanders is right on the money!
SSS

Paris, TN

#69145 Feb 26, 2013
"Hagel Prevails In Senate After Bruising Bout With G.O.P."

Click here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/us/politics...
roxy

United States

#69146 Feb 26, 2013
Wth r u doin? Ur soo confusing...
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#69147 Feb 26, 2013
SSS wrote:
<quoted text>
Kincinich is alittle too radical, for my taste. But, Bernie Sanders is right on the money!
Don't you think it absurd if not outright criminal for these banksters to have the money printed up at the cost to printing ,like a few cents for a $20 bill a $100 bill, don't matter, and then loan it to our government at full face value plus interest and the people are the ones who have to pay it back.
Doing away with this bogus practice would get us out of this mess.
The Government can print money (they are constitutionally suppose to do this not banksters like we were warned about doing or we would get screwed)Well we are screwed)and put the peiole back to work on infastructure.
This seems to be the big one alon with China's trade deficit.
We'd be home free.
SSS

Paris, TN

#69148 Feb 26, 2013
Hey wrote:
<quoted text> Don't you think it absurd if not outright criminal for these banksters to have the money printed up at the cost to printing ,like a few cents for a $20 bill a $100 bill, don't matter, and then loan it to our government at full face value plus interest and the people are the ones who have to pay it back.
Doing away with this bogus practice would get us out of this mess.
The Government can print money (they are constitutionally suppose to do this not banksters like we were warned about doing or we would get screwed)Well we are screwed)and put the peiole back to work on infastructure.
This seems to be the big one alon with China's trade deficit.
We'd be home free.
I frankly don't understand what you're talking about. The Federal Reserve can have their money printed anywhere they want to...we don't own them. And the U.S. Treasury prints our money, so I'm at a loss as to what you mean..
SSS

Paris, TN

#69149 Feb 26, 2013
NBC/WSJ Poll: Public Wary About Sequester Cuts, But Obama In Stronger Political Position Than GOP."
Click here:
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/26...
BOO HOO

Martin, TN

#69150 Feb 26, 2013
SSS wrote:
<quoted text>
I frankly don't understand what you're talking about. The Federal Reserve can have their money printed anywhere they want to...we don't own them. And the U.S. Treasury prints our money, so I'm at a loss as to what you mean..
YOU DONT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND MUCH OF ANYTHING UNLESS THE PERSON IS AGREEIN WITH YOU. YOUR TOO DAM SLOW AND LOW TO TALK LIKE YOU HAVE ANY DAM SENCE.
BOO HOO

Martin, TN

#69151 Feb 26, 2013
SSS wrote:
<quoted text>
Kincinich is alittle too radical, for my taste. But, Bernie Sanders is right on the money!
YOU ARE TOO RADICAL FOR MY TASTE..........BOLIVAR TN HAS A ROOM WAITIN ON YOU AND THAT WOULD BE RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!
roxy

United States

#69152 Feb 26, 2013
BOO HOO wrote:
<quoted text> YOU DONT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND MUCH OF ANYTHING UNLESS THE PERSON IS AGREEIN WITH YOU. YOUR TOO DAM SLOW AND LOW TO TALK LIKE YOU HAVE ANY DAM SENCE.
r u otay,or jst illusional again?
BOO HOO

Martin, TN

#69153 Feb 26, 2013
roxy wrote:
<quoted text> r u otay,or jst illusional again?
Sorry..... I read some of sss post and they made me illusional wheeew I gotta stop doin that.... them post would make a sane person crazy much less me
SSS

Paris, TN

#69154 Feb 26, 2013
"White House, Congress Face Cuts; Details Lacking."

Click here:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BUD...
roxy

United States

#69155 Feb 26, 2013
BOO HOO wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry..... I read some of sss post and they made me illusional wheeew I gotta stop doin that.... them post would make a sane person crazy much less me
stop talkin that way n its otay.i srrys too.plz forgive me.
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#69156 Feb 26, 2013
SSS wrote:
<quoted text>
All the more reason to raise the Minimum Wage! Raising taxes wouldn't hurt so badly if the Ordinary Person made more money, like they used to before you Greedy Teapublicans started trying to starve everybody to death, except the Wealthiest!
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A....(substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that. These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#69157 Feb 26, 2013
SSS wrote:
<quoted text>
I am simply telling you what has been reported in every Link that I have posted and that is...that there will be furloughs of Numerous Civilian Defense Contract Workers, down to 4 days a week, and Lay-offs of some (I don't remember the numbers, but it was a lot), and Military Service Members will have cuts in their wages and benefits. Also, the money for Military Supplies and Weapons will be cut.
I think we've figured out the problem. You are presenting links to what is being reported. I'm asking you to think. Big difference.

Does any of this make sense? There is no cut. Just a decrease in the automatic increase.

Do you REALLY think all that you stated is going to happen due to what amounts to a 2% cut in the automatic increase?

You are on social Security which is a fixed income. Let's say that SS was increased 10% every year. You would expect that additional amount every year. You might also figure it in to your spending habits.

Then all of a sudden, they cut it by 2%. Even though you would be getting 8% more than last year, would that 2% cut be the end of the world?
SSS

Paris, TN

#69158 Feb 26, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
I think we've figured out the problem. You are presenting links to what is being reported. I'm asking you to think. Big difference.
Does any of this make sense? There is no cut. Just a decrease in the automatic increase.
Do you REALLY think all that you stated is going to happen due to what amounts to a 2% cut in the automatic increase?
You are on social Security which is a fixed income. Let's say that SS was increased 10% every year. You would expect that additional amount every year. You might also figure it in to your spending habits.
Then all of a sudden, they cut it by 2%. Even though you would be getting 8% more than last year, would that 2% cut be the end of the world?
If you just knew half as much as you think you do, you'd be a lot more knowlegable than you've ever been....which actually isn't saying much, but anything's has to be an improvement.
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"Mass Release Of Immigrants Is Tied To Impending Cuts."

Click here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/us/immigran...
SSS

Paris, TN

#69159 Feb 26, 2013
This bunch of Brain-dead Boobs in the Teapublican Party couldn't agree on where to go for lunch! How on Earth could they every run a Country as complicated as this one?
Good work, People, for electing these Nut Jobs into Office. <S>
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"Senate Republicans Fail To Reach Consensus On Alternative To Cuts."

Click here:
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/26...
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#69160 Feb 26, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
I think we've figured out the problem. You are presenting links to what is being reported. I'm asking you to think. Big difference.
Does any of this make sense? There is no cut. Just a decrease in the automatic increase.
Do you REALLY think all that you stated is going to happen due to what amounts to a 2% cut in the automatic increase?
You are on social Security which is a fixed income. Let's say that SS was increased 10% every year. You would expect that additional amount every year. You might also figure it in to your spending habits.
Then all of a sudden, they cut it by 2%. Even though you would be getting 8% more than last year, would that 2% cut be the end of the world?
Great post TD. This same philosophy is also used by those not paying taxes. When there is an across the board tax cut, i.e. the Bush tax cuts, taxpayers get a little relief but non-taxpayers think they got short-changed because they didn't get a similar benefit. But they don't pay taxes, so tax cuts don't help them. They believe that a tax cut should be offset by giving them more government benefits. Since they didn't get more freebies from the government, their way of thinking leads them to believe something was taken from them and given to the wealthy. The reality is the benefits given to them in the first place were paid for by the tax-payers. Tax cuts simply ease the pain on the taxpayers in hopes of stimulating the economy. Nothing is taken from the non-taxpayers, but they feel slighted because taxpayers got something and they didn't.
Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#69161 Feb 26, 2013
SSS wrote:
<quoted text>
If you just knew half as much as you think you do, you'd be a lot more knowlegable than you've ever been....which actually isn't saying much, but anything's has to be an improvement.
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"Mass Release Of Immigrants Is Tied To Impending Cuts."
Click here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/us/immigran...
Again, I ask you to THINK, not react like an amoeba.

I can accept the fact that these people would be released after the cuts, but why would anyone release Immigrants BEFORE the impending cuts happened?

Thinking is SO hard.

Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#69162 Feb 26, 2013
I LIKE this guy’s idea. The sequester was Obama’s idea, so let him put his money where his mouth is, make HIM decide where to cut:

“The problem with the sequester is not the amount of cuts it requires [sic], the problem with the sequester is that the cuts are indiscriminate, hitting both critical and unnecessary programs with equal force.

At a campaign-style rally with first-responders last week, Obama decried this “meat-cleaver approach,” which he said will “jeopardize our military readiness” and “eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research.” The ability of emergency personnel “to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded,” Obama declared.“Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country. Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings.”

In other words, Armageddon.

Obama wants Americans to blame the GOP for this litany of disasters, but Republicans can solve that problem with one simple stroke: Pass a bill giving the president complete authority to allocate the automatic spending cuts as he sees fit. Replace the “meat cleaver” with a scalpel, put it Obama’s hands and tell him: Mr. President, you can’t decide if to cut, but you can decide where and how to cut.

If Obama chooses to cut funding for first-responders and our military while protecting his administration’s corrupt green-energy programs, that will be his choice — and Americans will know it. Republicans may not like the choices Obama makes, but the president will own them. And Obama would no longer be able to blame the GOP for causing layoffs or harming public safety or undermining national security — because Republicans would have given him full authority to prevent those disastrous cuts.

So far Obama has resisted every effort to have more sensible cuts. When Republicans tried to replace across-the-board cuts with more targeted reductions in 2011, Obama said bluntly:“My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy offramps on this one.”

Now it is Obama who is looking for an offramp — and he isn’t getting one.

So the president is reviving his tired rhetoric about a “balanced approach.” He wasn’t terribly concerned about “balance” a few weeks ago, when Congress passed a massive $600 billion tax increase, with no spending cuts. Now that automatic spending cuts are about to be kick in, Obama wants to replace those cuts with more tax increases? That is not going to happen.

He had his chance to include tax hikes as part of the sequester when he proposed it in 2011. But as Bob Woodward reported this weekend, Obama agreed to forgo tax hikes in exchange for a higher priority: putting off another debt-ceiling increase until after the 2012 election. By demanding tax increases now, Woodward says, Obama is “moving the goal posts.”

Republicans should respectfully inform Obama that, while there is no offramp for the spending cuts, he can choose how to implement them. Since Obama complains that the sequester does not distinguish between “some bloated program that has outlived its usefulness, or a vital service that Americans depend on every single day,” Republicans should give him the power to cut bloated programs and protect vital services.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-t...

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