James

Grand Rapids, MI

#285 Mar 1, 2013
Chip wrote:
<quoted text>
How can this be, you said this was not Obama's idea. Go get a job you lying little troll.
Excuse me Chip. I have never said that. I have always stated that thisis Obama's mess.
Really

Grand Rapids, MI

#287 Mar 2, 2013
pipedream wrote:
<quoted text>
Its on the web. A variety of credible & reliable sources has detailed and accurate information posted on Sequestration, the Budget Control Act of 2011, the Joint Committee on Budget Reduction, better known as the Super-committee, the processes and the results. In fact the findings and recommendations of the super-committee are on the web along with who the members were, what their mission was, how they were appointed, how they voted, how many times they met, and pretty much everything else they did over a 3 month period from August to November 2011. The fact is the 12 member panel deadlocked, their findings were never reported out to Congress and Congress never voted. In short Congress failed. Sequestration was the result of all of this. Whether sequestration was Obama's idea or not, makes no difference. Who's idea it was has no bearing on what the result is.
Quit trying to change the facts or ignore the facts to make your twisted spin more believable.
Ah, but there you are most definitely wrong. The super committee deadlocked, it wasn't Congress' fault that the super committee didn't do their job. And it DOES make a difference when your hero is trying to skirt the issue of the fact that it was HIS idea to begin with. He just LOVES to kick the can down the road in hopes that everyone BUT him will be blamed. This time, this is going to come back to bite him squarely on the behind.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#288 Mar 2, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
House republicans went home early, for the weekend....Any golf jokes? They were tuckered out, by not submitting ONE BILL dealing with the Sequester, since before the election.....
Members of the Senate went home on Thursday for a long weekend as well.

"Democrats are sure to vote the GOP measure down. Both the House and the Senate are set to send their members home Thursday afternoon, even as the deadline to avoid the cuts looms the next day. Though bound to fail, the rival votes will allow both sides to claim they tried to address the cuts even as they leave them in place and exit Washington for a long weekend."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/the-...

Kind of odd that you only mention the republicans going home.
You're also incorrect about republicans not submitting any bills dealing with the sequester.
BOTH the House AND the Senate have submitted bills recently. They just cant agree. The Senate's proposals are strickly based on raising revenues (increasing taxes) even though they got a huge tax hike passed in January, while the proposals from the House seem based soley on spending cuts.
The Republicans compromised back in January, by passing the $600 Billion in tax increases, maybe it's time for Democrats to learn to do the same and start making some spending cuts.
SeenItBefore

Jenison, MI

#290 Mar 3, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Fair enough...you don't want to hear his opinion? One could draw from that statement that you think the only opinion that matters is yours or that you only listen to those opinions that follow along the progressive party line. And you accuse me of not listening to other opinions?
I don't know what would make you go there.

I purposefully kept out of my comment I don't like his demeanor. I don't like his smugness. I don't like his attitude of his "opinion" is fact because he's getting paid a bunch of bucks to make others dislike what he dislikes. Even when he's being a lying scack of crap.

NOW I've gone there.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Tiffin, OH

#292 Mar 3, 2013
Rob wrote:
California gas tax going up 3.5 cents on July 1 thanks to Board of Equalization vote
CT Dem pervert to 17yr old gir – If u're bashful I got snake sitting under my desk'
Sounds like something Jason would say to the little boys.
Keystone XL pipeline environmental assessment signals tentative U.S. approval
The USA is providing $385 million for everything from emergency food to mobile clinics #Syria
And we can't pay people's salaries. What about the people that are starving or need some aid here?
Bloomberg: US has 'infinite amount of money'
Rick Moran
Sometimes, a comment by a politician is very revealing of their true feelings. Such is the case with this offhand comment by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
No wonder Dems want light sentences for Child Rapists...... That CT Rep should be ousted with what he said to that child....... And in a hearing too......
Really

Grandville, MI

#293 Mar 3, 2013
SeenItBefore wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know what would make you go there.
I purposefully kept out of my comment I don't like his demeanor. I don't like his smugness. I don't like his attitude of his "opinion" is fact because he's getting paid a bunch of bucks to make others dislike what he dislikes. Even when he's being a lying scack of crap.
NOW I've gone there.
Did you go off your meds again? You sure get your undies in a bunch when someone tells you what you said. Perhaps you should take some time off, have a glass of scotch and take a few deep breaths? Life does go on if others don't agree with you.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#294 Mar 4, 2013
It's time to admit the facts..... The ugly truth.....

President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the tax increases we saw at the first of the year. Speaker Boehner had nothing to with it, and the Senate couldn't get beyond the threat of a filibuster of anything it could think of.

President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the federal budget being cut through sequester. The House punted the ball once again, and the Senate can still be blocked by one lone member.

Therefor, we can all agree that the only person responsible for cutting the budget and slowing the growth of the national debt, resides in the white House!
Oneal

Grand Rapids, MI

#295 Mar 4, 2013
Bob wrote:
It's time to admit the facts..... The ugly truth.....
President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the tax increases we saw at the first of the year. Speaker Boehner had nothing to with it, and the Senate couldn't get beyond the threat of a filibuster of anything it could think of.
President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the federal budget being cut through sequester. The House punted the ball once again, and the Senate can still be blocked by one lone member.
Therefor, we can all agree that the only person responsible for cutting the budget and slowing the growth of the national debt, resides in the white House!
I think we can all agree the BS detector just went into overdrive.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Tiffin, OH

#296 Mar 4, 2013
Bob wrote:
It's time to admit the facts..... The ugly truth.....
President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the tax increases we saw at the first of the year. Speaker Boehner had nothing to with it, and the Senate couldn't get beyond the threat of a filibuster of anything it could think of.
President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the federal budget being cut through sequester. The House punted the ball once again, and the Senate can still be blocked by one lone member.
Therefor, we can all agree that the only person responsible for cutting the budget and slowing the growth of the national debt, resides in the white House!
You forgot Harry refusing all budget vote from the House...But you are getting close..... You also forgot Mr. Regulation, Cass Sunstien....
SeenItBefore

Jenison, MI

#297 Mar 4, 2013
Oneal wrote:
<quoted text>
I think we can all agree the BS detector just went into overdrive.
Now that's arrogant. Please provide the proof that you have been given authority to speak for "all".

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#298 Mar 4, 2013
Bob wrote:
It's time to admit the facts..... The ugly truth.....
President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the tax increases we saw at the first of the year. Speaker Boehner had nothing to with it, and the Senate couldn't get beyond the threat of a filibuster of anything it could think of.
President Obama is, was, and will always be the only person responsible for the federal budget being cut through sequester. The House punted the ball once again, and the Senate can still be blocked by one lone member.
Therefor, we can all agree that the only person responsible for cutting the budget and slowing the growth of the national debt, resides in the white House!
I wonder why Obama refuses to take any credit for it then?
He's been flying AF1 all over giving campaign speeches blaming the republicans for everything. He sounds like Chicken Little......"the shy is falling" and blaming others, and predicting the Apocalypse, and saying it isnt his fault.
On another note,....with all of our financial problems going on here, have you heard that yesterday VP Biden promised $450 Million to Egypt?
Go figure, Egypt hates the USA and Israel, so even though we have no extra cash, we give the $450 MILLION!
Nice!
Dont forget all of those F-16's we gave to Egypt either.
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regio...
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#299 Mar 4, 2013
The President is modest and doesn't want to take all the credit. He does wish Boner of the House could have swayed his right wing extreme ideologues in his own party to lighten up, pass deficit and debt reduction in a form the Senate would go for, therefore taking credit himself for such a great job getting his party behind him.
Really

Grandville, MI

#300 Mar 5, 2013
Unlike the foolish leftists, I don't think Obama has a modest bone in his body. He is execellent, however, at blaming everyone else for his own foolishness. Another new trend in this country started by a Dem. They never cease to amaze.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#301 Mar 5, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot Harry refusing all budget vote from the House...But you are getting close..... You also forgot Mr. Regulation, Cass Sunstien....
Why don't you admit that your hero Ryan and his so-called budget was nothing more than a giveaway program to the defense industry and the one percent.

Slash programs used by the lower and middle class, use the savings to increase defense spending and another tax cut for the job creators that don't create jobs. The budget proposals puked up by the House had no chance in either the Senate or the White House.

You forgot to mention that any potential amendment to those Ryan Budgets in the Senate had to overcome a filibuster from one or more of the patriots that injfests the Upper Chamber. You also forgot to acknowledge that Speaker Boehner keeps punting the House's responsibility to deal with these issues. Only an idiot would think that the comment "It's up to the President to offer a solution" shows even a hint of leadership.

Guess that explains your attitude!
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#302 Mar 6, 2013
Here's one we can blame on Republicans, which ought to have the teabaggers livid. Where's the outrage?!

Iraq Report: U.S. Spent Too Much Money On Post-War Reconstruction For Too Little Results

Shortly after the March 2003 invasion, Congress set up a $2.4 billion fund to help ease the sting of war for Iraqis. It aimed to rebuild Iraq's water and electricity systems; provide food, health care and governance for its people; and take care of those who were forced from their homes in the fighting. Fewer than six months later, President George W. Bush asked for $20 billion more to further stabilize Iraq and help turn it into an ally that could gain economic independence and reap global investments. Which I might add, was appropriated on a credit card which the American people are now being asked to pay up.

Overall, including all military and diplomatic costs and other aid, the U.S. has spent at least $767 billion since the American-led invasion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. National Priorities Project, a U.S. research group that analyzes federal data, estimated the cost at $811 billion, noting that some funds are still being spent on ongoing projects.

To date, the U.S. has spent more than $60 billion in reconstruction, most of that requested by the Bush Administration.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/iraq...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#303 Mar 6, 2013
Did'nt we also build some huge, lavish embassey there also....way beyond what would have been expected?
SeenItBefore

Jenison, MI

#304 Mar 6, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Did'nt we also build some huge, lavish embassey there also....way beyond what would have been expected?
Yep! Biggest one we have in the world. Actually the biggest of any country anywhere in the world.

Cost $750million to build. Covers 440,000 square meters, almost as large as Vatican City. 21 buildings on 104 acres. And employs 15,000 people.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#305 Mar 6, 2013
SeenItBefore wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep! Biggest one we have in the world. Actually the biggest of any country anywhere in the world.
Cost $750million to build. Covers 440,000 square meters, almost as large as Vatican City. 21 buildings on 104 acres. And employs 15,000 people.
I don't get that...wonder what the justification for something like that was? And during a time when we should be budgeting closer to the security spending cuts, by the House republicans.....
SeenItBefore

Jenison, MI

#306 Mar 6, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I don't get that...wonder what the justification for something like that was? And during a time when we should be budgeting closer to the security spending cuts, by the House republicans.....
I don't know. If you figure it out please let me know.

The embassy construction started in 2005 and was scheduled to be completed in 2007. It was opened in January 2009. After submitting his 2006 budget Bush sent to Congress an emergency 2005, not a typo, yes 2005, supplemental funding request that included $1.3million for the embassy and an emergency supplemental appropriation (H.R. 1268/P.L. 109-13), which included $592 million for embassy construction, was signed into law on May 11, 2005.

Ya, the small government and spending party.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Brighton, MI

#307 Mar 6, 2013
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you admit that your hero Ryan and his so-called budget was nothing more than a giveaway program to the defense industry and the one percent.
Slash programs used by the lower and middle class, use the savings to increase defense spending and another tax cut for the job creators that don't create jobs. The budget proposals puked up by the House had no chance in either the Senate or the White House.
You forgot to mention that any potential amendment to those Ryan Budgets in the Senate had to overcome a filibuster from one or more of the patriots that injfests the Upper Chamber. You also forgot to acknowledge that Speaker Boehner keeps punting the House's responsibility to deal with these issues. Only an idiot would think that the comment "It's up to the President to offer a solution" shows even a hint of leadership.
Guess that explains your attitude!
You would not have a microwave without defense spending and you would have more airline crashes without defense spending.......

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