World Doesn't End, Obama Hardest Hit .

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 1, 2013
World Doesn't End, Obama Hardest Hit .

'Just to make the final point about the sequester," said President Obama at his press conference Friday, "we will get through this. This is not going to be an apocalypse, I think, as some people have said." That's a relief, but it is also a major walk-back, since the "some people" who have been predicting apocalypse are the President and senior members of his Administration.

Normal Americans awoke Friday to find that the veneer of civilization had not fallen away. If the federal government does end up spending $44.8 trillion over the next decade instead of $46 trillion, they may not notice at all. This may explain Mr. Obama's morning-after concession that "what's important to understand is that not everyone will feel the pain of these cuts right away," and that the gruesome cuts that the President had been invoking are now merely "a slow grind that will intensify with each passing day."

One reason the grind may intensify is that Mr. Obama spurned GOP offers Friday morning to grant him even more executive discretion than he already has to prioritize federal spending. Or as his own Simpson-Bowles commission put it, he could always choose among the "patchwork of thousands of duplicative programs, nearly impossible to track and even harder to evaluate for effective outcomes." This he does not want to do.

What he is trying to do instead is implement the sequester as rudely as possible so that he can extract another tax increase. As the President put it, the problem is that Republicans have adopted "an iron-clad rule that we will not accept an extra dime's worth of revenue."

But not so iron clad that the GOP didn't reluctantly consent to 6.2 trillion dimes in tax increases only this January in return for zero dimes of spending restraint. Mr. Obama wants Republicans to commit political harikiri by doing it again. Asking the other party to commit suicide is not typically a good basis for bipartisan accord.

Mr. Obama pitches his tax increase as "tax reform" and merely cutting "tax loopholes" and "tax breaks for the well off and well connected." He also said he doesn't want to "raise tax rates." But the Senate Democratic bill he endorsed on Thursday included the "Buffett rule" that is effectively a minimum tax of 30%, which means another increase in the tax rate on capital gains and dividends. Real tax reform means reducing rates in return for closing loopholes. Mr. Obama wants to raise rates instead.

The President also stuck to his line that the sequester cuts will hurt the economy, even suggesting that any slowdown in growth in the months ahead is all the sequester's fault: "As long as the sequester's in place we'll know that that economic news could have been better if Congress had not failed to act."

Investors seemed to take a different view. Stock prices rose on Friday.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB2000142412788...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 Mar 1, 2013
Faux Snooze owned BS ?? Come on little "man" !!!

1. Air Travel Disruption
2. Longer Security Lines at Airports
3. Slower Extreme-Weather Forecasts
4. Greater Risk of Wildfires
5. Pest-Infested Crops
6. Nationwide Meat and Poultry Shortage
7. Prison Lock-downs
8. Slower Gun Background Checks
9. Fewer FBI Agents
10. Immigration Backlog
11. Longer Waits for Passports and Foreign Visas
12. Neglect for Mentally Ill, Homeless, and Substance Addicted
13. 125,000 Would Be at Risk of Homelessness
14. 600,000 Women and Children Thrown Off WIC
15. 424,000 Fewer AIDS Tests, 7,400 Fewer Patients Could Get HIV Medications
16. No Rent Assistance for 7,300 AIDS Patients
17. 807,000 Fewer Hospital Visits for Native Americans, Hospital Closures
18. Dilapidated Low-Income Housing, Closed Projects
19. No Child Care for 30,000 Kids, No Head Start for 70,000
20. Longer Waits for Disability Payments
21.$725 Million in Cuts for Low-Income and Special-Needs Students
22. Cuts to Schools on Indian Reservations
23. Native American Tribes Would Lose Almost $130 Million
24. Higher Risk of Terrorism
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 1, 2013
Like local Government when faced with reductions, the Fed will cut the most sensitive programs.

Meanwhile low hanging fruit will hang away without being cut.

Watch it happen..
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Mar 1, 2013
25. Untranslated Wiretaps
26. Less Surveillance
27. Classified Information Vulnerable to Foreign Spies
28. An Even More Porous Border
29. Untended Nukes
30. U.S. Less Prepared for a 'WMD Incident'
31. FBI Will Eventually Be Using Broken Equipment, Could Have Trouble Tracking Fingerprints
32. 1/3 Cutback in Pacific Naval Presence
33. Reduced Army Readiness
34. No Maintenance for Some Ships and Planes
35. 46,000 Defense Jobs Could Be Lost
36. Some Air Force Planes Can't Fly
37. Less Cyber-security
38.$1 Billion Cut from Disaster Relief
39. First-Responder Layoffs
40. Coast Guard Operations Cut by 1/4, Drugs Coming In on Boats"
41.$500 Million Cut from Foreign Economic and Military Aid
42.$380 Million Cut from Global AIDS Funding
43. Less Security at U.S. Facilities Abroad, Less Protection for Americans Abroad
44. Freed Up Terror Money
45. U.S. Attorneys Will Take 2,600 Fewer Cases
46. Smaller Unemployment Checks
47. 1,200 Fewer OSHA Inspections, Potential for More Workplace Deaths
48. Fewer Mine Inspections
49. No Job Training for Hundreds of Thousands of People, Less Training for Veterans
50. 1,928 Fewer Small Business Loans
51. Slower Reporting on Economic Data, Less Analysis of It
52. Parks? Can't Use 'Em.
53. 128 Refuges Could Close
54. Less Oil Drilling and Exploration, Offshore and Onshore
55. Fewer Air-Quality Forecasts
56. 1,000 Fewer Environmental Compliance Inspections
57. Less Nuclear Cleanup
Enchanted

Williamsburg, VA

#5 Mar 2, 2013
Some months ago while there was time obama said he would VETO anything that lessened the sequestration. Earlier this week he said the SAME thing. Obama is picking and choosing those people where he can inflict the most fear. He is divisive and manipulative. Remember he is a narcissist and they are the best at manipulation. He cares NOTHING about the people of the United States, or our way of life. He ONLY cares about his agenda and that is to destroy this country and take her into the bowels of socialism/ communism. Don't think so? Read the book from his mentor ( a domestic terrorist) bill ayers, read stalin, castro and hitler. Obama falls neatly in lock step with them. Wake up America. Your families and their families depend upon us to ensure we remain and free nation.

“I Want To Be Evil”

Since: Feb 13

I Wanna Be Bad

#7 Mar 2, 2013
Notice, the only fool who fell for 'The Sky is Falling' scenario is a loser troll who is still blaming Bush.
no ame

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 2, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Faux Snooze owned BS ?? Come on little "man" !!!
1. Air Travel Disruption
2. Longer Security Lines at Airports
3. Slower Extreme-Weather Forecasts
4. Greater Risk of Wildfires
5. Pest-Infested Crops
6. Nationwide Meat and Poultry Shortage
7. Prison Lock-downs
8. Slower Gun Background Checks
9. Fewer FBI Agents
10. Immigration Backlog
11. Longer Waits for Passports and Foreign Visas
12. Neglect for Mentally Ill, Homeless, and Substance Addicted
13. 125,000 Would Be at Risk of Homelessness
14. 600,000 Women and Children Thrown Off WIC
15. 424,000 Fewer AIDS Tests, 7,400 Fewer Patients Could Get HIV Medications
16. No Rent Assistance for 7,300 AIDS Patients
17. 807,000 Fewer Hospital Visits for Native Americans, Hospital Closures
18. Dilapidated Low-Income Housing, Closed Projects
19. No Child Care for 30,000 Kids, No Head Start for 70,000
20. Longer Waits for Disability Payments
21.$725 Million in Cuts for Low-Income and Special-Needs Students
22. Cuts to Schools on Indian Reservations
23. Native American Tribes Would Lose Almost $130 Million
24. Higher Risk of Terrorism
ALL of these should only serve to identify bozos in charge that are incapable of leading, thus being a perfect place to start downsizing.
no ame

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 2, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
25. Untranslated Wiretaps
26....
ALL of these should only serve to identify bozos in charge that are incapable of leading, thus being a perfect place to start downsizing.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#10 Mar 2, 2013
Faux Snooze owned BS ?? Come on little "man" !!!

1. Air Travel Disruption
2. Longer Security Lines at Airports
3. Slower Extreme-Weather Forecasts
4. Greater Risk of Wildfires
5. Pest-Infested Crops
6. Nationwide Meat and Poultry Shortage
7. Prison Lock-downs
8. Slower Gun Background Checks
9. Fewer FBI Agents
10. Immigration Backlog
11. Longer Waits for Passports and Foreign Visas
12. Neglect for Mentally Ill, Homeless, and Substance Addicted
13. 125,000 Would Be at Risk of Homelessness
14. 600,000 Women and Children Thrown Off WIC
15. 424,000 Fewer AIDS Tests, 7,400 Fewer Patients Could Get HIV Medications
16. No Rent Assistance for 7,300 AIDS Patients
17. 807,000 Fewer Hospital Visits for Native Americans, Hospital Closures
18. Dilapidated Low-Income Housing, Closed Projects
19. No Child Care for 30,000 Kids, No Head Start for 70,000
20. Longer Waits for Disability Payments
21.$725 Million in Cuts for Low-Income and Special-Needs Students
22. Cuts to Schools on Indian Reservations
23. Native American Tribes Would Lose Almost $130 Million
24. Higher Risk of Terrorism
25. Untranslated Wiretaps
26. Less Surveillance
27. Classified Information Vulnerable to Foreign Spies
28. An Even More Porous Border
29. Untended Nukes
30. U.S. Less Prepared for a 'WMD Incident'
31. FBI Will Eventually Be Using Broken Equipment, Could Have Trouble Tracking Fingerprints
32. 1/3 Cutback in Pacific Naval Presence
33. Reduced Army Readiness
34. No Maintenance for Some Ships and Planes
35. 46,000 Defense Jobs Could Be Lost
36. Some Air Force Planes Can't Fly
37. Less Cyber-security
38.$1 Billion Cut from Disaster Relief
39. First-Responder Layoffs
40. Coast Guard Operations Cut by 1/4, Drugs Coming In on Boats"
41.$500 Million Cut from Foreign Economic and Military Aid
42.$380 Million Cut from Global AIDS Funding
43. Less Security at U.S. Facilities Abroad, Less Protection for Americans Abroad
44. Freed Up Terror Money
45. U.S. Attorneys Will Take 2,600 Fewer Cases
46. Smaller Unemployment Checks
47. 1,200 Fewer OSHA Inspections, Potential for More Workplace Deaths
48. Fewer Mine Inspections
49. No Job Training for Hundreds of Thousands of People, Less Training for Veterans
50. 1,928 Fewer Small Business Loans
51. Slower Reporting on Economic Data, Less Analysis of It
52. Parks? Can't Use 'Em.
53. 128 Refuges Could Close
54. Less Oil Drilling and Exploration, Offshore and Onshore
55. Fewer Air-Quality Forecasts
56. 1,000 Fewer Environmental Compliance Inspections
57. Less Nuclear Cleanup
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 Mar 2, 2013
Miss Piggy Chops wrote:
Notice, the only fool who fell for 'The Sky is Falling' scenario is a loser troll who is still blaming Bush.
Pretty dumb, believing the election wasn't a clear win and a mandate for tax policies.

“I Want To Be Evil”

Since: Feb 13

I Wanna Be Bad

#12 Mar 2, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Faux Snooze owned BS ?? Come on little "man" !!!
1. Air Travel Disruption

36. Some Air Force Planes Can't Fly

Does this mean Air Force One will be grounded? Good, and the other cuts are also a good start!
Smarter Liberal

Seattle, WA

#14 Mar 2, 2013
I like facts, pigs like slop... No difference, to a fat sow.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#16 Mar 2, 2013
Was I fired or are you a TrashyLiar ??

Let's see, Hertz AT Sea-Tac is the best clue, right ??? Was the photos the next "clue", you senile, lying, old man, you ???

Isn't it funny, you take no responsibility for your actions here, just like NO REAL MAN, would do. Pretty sad, for anyone who ever sees the real you.


Poor childish baby...
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Mar 3, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Was I fired or are you a TrashyLiar ??
...
Poor childish baby...
You were fired, then opened a chain (one) of DoJos with you on-line poker winings.
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 3, 2013
Face it, the federal government could be cut by 50% with NO impact on citizens.
Obama-Dont-Care

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 2, 2013
50% is low.

75% could be cut with no impact.

In fact life would be much more free and enjoyable.

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