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Apr 1, 2013
 
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There is a real threat that these indiscriminate cuts will seriously damage the economic recovery. It comes as no surprise, then, that he is seeking to highlight the damaging nature of these cuts and place the blame on congressional Republicans. The implementation of the sequester, painful as it will be, is not meant to torture the taxpayers; it is meant to force the Republicans to act in good faith.
The Republicans have a remarkably incoherent position on the sequester: It is a terrible policy that must be replaced with a cuts-only solution, they say, but there is no actual GOP plan that fits this description. Republicans seem to be hoping that President Obama will negotiate with himself until they are satisfied.
But he has wisely called their bluff. After all, while spending cuts may poll well in the abstract, the implementation of these cuts will prove unpopular – and the public is prepared to blame the GOP. The Republicans deserve that blame: Regardless of the provenance of the sequestration scheme, only President Obama has been serious about defusing it. The Republican “all-cuts” position is not a compromise or even a fleshed-out policy proposal; it’s an intransigent statement of a rejected ideology. Until they accept the fact that they lost the last election, President Obama is right to apply pressure. If they feel cornered by the sequester’s cost, then, it’s a burden of their own making.
Good one plagiarist. So far sequester equals no damage. Wait until the Daily Kos comes out with a new article on this you can plagiarize for your next "opinion".
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A performance this weekend by the Navy and Marine Corps’ Blue Angels near Key West, Fla., will also be their last for some time. The Army’s parachute demonstration team, the Golden Knights, is also suspending performances.

The failure of Congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts under what is known as sequestration is being felt in many ways, including the cancellation of White House tours and the loss of some 70,000 slots in Head Start early education programs. Along with less visible cuts, the Defense Department has suspended operation of the demonstration teams starting April 1.

(The Navy is hedging its bets, having simply announced its intent to cancel performances in April while waiting to see if financing problems are resolved, said Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a Navy spokesman.“We want these cuts to be implemented at the last possible moment so they can be reversed where possible,” he said.)

Under sequestration, the Air Force must reduce flying hours by 18 percent, or about 203,000 hours, said Wendy S. Varhegyi, a spokeswoman; the decision to ground air show participation allows the Air Force “to redistribute their flying hours to support overseas contingency operations and pre-deployment readiness training.” It will also save some of the $9.75 million annual Thunderbirds budget.
It's actually a HUGE BOOST in military recruiting, but keep spamming it's having no effect, while it does....

Spamming is your "strength" non-sense, you tell us there's no effect, then spam it..... LMAOROFU!

I see why you're angry,... broke, & dumb.
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#46
Apr 1, 2013
 
Maybe they will get to the point where they will actually make cuts that count - instead of the fluff that is designed to get low information voter's attention...
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A performance this weekend by the Navy and Marine Corps’ Blue Angels near Key West, Fla., will also be their last for some time. The Army’s parachute demonstration team, the Golden Knights, is also suspending performances.
The failure of Congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts under what is known as sequestration is being felt in many ways, including the cancellation of White House tours and the loss of some 70,000 slots in Head Start early education programs. Along with less visible cuts, the Defense Department has suspended operation of the demonstration teams starting April 1.
(The Navy is hedging its bets, having simply announced its intent to cancel performances in April while waiting to see if financing problems are resolved, said Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a Navy spokesman.“We want these cuts to be implemented at the last possible moment so they can be reversed where possible,” he said.)
Under sequestration, the Air Force must reduce flying hours by 18 percent, or about 203,000 hours, said Wendy S. Varhegyi, a spokeswoman; the decision to ground air show participation allows the Air Force “to redistribute their flying hours to support overseas contingency operations and pre-deployment readiness training.” It will also save some of the $9.75 million annual Thunderbirds budget.
It's actually a HUGE BOOST in military recruiting, but keep spamming it's having no effect, while it does....
Spamming is your "strength" non-sense, you tell us there's no effect, then spam it..... LMAOROFU!
I see why you're angry,... broke, & dumb.
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#48
Apr 1, 2013
 
Bushwhacker wrote:
A performance this weekend by the Navy and Marine Corps’ Blue Angels near Key West, Fla., will also be their last for some time. The Army’s parachute demonstration team, the Golden Knights, is also suspending performances.
The failure of Congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts under what is known as sequestration is being felt in many ways, including the cancellation of White House tours and the loss of some 70,000 slots in Head Start early education programs. Along with less visible cuts, the Defense Department has suspended operation of the demonstration teams starting April 1.
(The Navy is hedging its bets, having simply announced its intent to cancel performances in April while waiting to see if financing problems are resolved, said Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a Navy spokesman.“We want these cuts to be implemented at the last possible moment so they can be reversed where possible,” he said.)
Under sequestration, the Air Force must reduce flying hours by 18 percent, or about 203,000 hours, said Wendy S. Varhegyi, a spokeswoman; the decision to ground air show participation allows the Air Force “to redistribute their flying hours to support overseas contingency operations and pre-deployment readiness training.” It will also save some of the $9.75 million annual Thunderbirds budget.
It's actually a HUGE BOOST in military recruiting, but keep spamming it's having no effect, while it does....
Spamming is your "strength" non-sense, you tell us there's no effect, then spam it..... LMAOROFU!
I see why you're angry,... broke, & dumb.
This is why the left is so frustrated. This is the worst they can come up with.

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Being president of the U.S., the most powerful man in the world, is often most about perception. The man (or, one day, woman) in the job takes actions large and small every day, but it is the perception of the man that seeps into the everyday lives of working Americans.
That’s why presidential candidates always hit Philadelphia for a cheesesteak during campaigns (Democrats to Pat’s, Republicans to Geno’s). Sure, they’re running billion-dollar operations trying to win the White House, but one picture of them wolfing down a Cheez Whiz-covered glob of meat on a Philly street hits home with millions of voters:“Hey, that guy’s just like me! He loves him a Pat’s [or Geno’s] cheesesteak, too!”(Unless you’re John F. Kerry and order Swiss cheese — then everyone hates you.)
Sometimes, that perception cuts to the core. Like when President George W. Bush stopped playing golf in 2003, at the height of the Iraq War.
“I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” he said years later.“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.”
That’s also why Mr. Bush did two other things, without fanfare or praise. First, he never headed home to his Texas ranch until after Christmas, instead going to Camp David for a few days. That way, the hundreds of people revolving around him at all times — White House staff, Secret Service agents, reporters, photographers, all the others — could spend the holiday with their families in and around Washington, D.C. No one ever reported that — until this column.
Second, he rarely attended sporting events, although he once owned a baseball team and was a self-confessed stats junkie. His thinking there was the same: If he went to a baseball game (right down the street from the White House), his mere presence would mean hours and hours of extra security for fans. He once stopped off at the Daytona 500 and the metal detectors through which every fan had to pass left thousands outside in line when the green flag fell; he didn’t attend many sporting events after that.
But something remarkable has happened with these occupants of the White House: Neither President Obama nor first lady Michelle appear to give a damn about perception. They won the White House and, by God, they’re going to enjoy their time there, no matter the cost. And who cares what you think, anyway?
How else to explain the nonstop vacations the pair keep taking during what Mr. Obama calls the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”? In 2013, the First Family has already enjoyed three vacations — that’s one a month.(Sorry, Joe America, you might have to forget your week at the beach again this year, but make sure you get those taxes in on time!)
The Obamas ended 2012 and kicked off 2013 in an $8 million, 6,000-square-foot house in Hawaii (they left well before Dec. 25, by the way). There, the president played five rounds of golf (breaking the 100-rounds-as-president threshold). Scarcely a month into Term 2, Mrs. Obama headed off for Aspen, taking along the couple’s daughters. Vice President Joseph R. Biden also hit the Colorado slopes. While the girls (and Joe) were gone, Mr. Obama nipped down to Florida for a four-day boys weekend of golf, teeing it up with his buddies — and Tiger Woods. He hit the links again this weekend, then dropped in for an NCAA tournament game in Washington.
Jumpin’ Joe, for his part, spent New Year’s in the Virgin Islands and popped off over the Easter weekend for a golf outing at the glorious Kiawah Island, S.C.(where rounds of golf on the spectacular Ocean Course run $353 — nearly $20 a hole). His third vacation of the year came the same week as reports that he and his entourage spent $460,000 for a single night in London and $585,000 for a night at a five-star hotel in Paris.
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Of course, it's "the left's" job to convince you a long sequester is having dire effects IMMEDIATELY, since you're "special", right toidli ??? LMAOROFU ~! Poor cantgetitup, false "arguments"....
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LIbEralS wrote:
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This is why the left is so frustrated. This is the worst they can come up with.
They can come up with worse......Debbie Wasserman Schultz for instance........“For the price of just a few hundred thousand cups of coffee, you can help feed a Debbie Wasserman Schultz staffer. Please call the number on your screen now.”

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Being president of the U.S., the most powerful man in the world, is often most about perception. The man (or, one day, woman) in the job takes actions large and small every day, but it is the perception of the man that seeps into the everyday lives of working Americans.
That’s why presidential candidates always hit Philadelphia for a cheesesteak during campaigns (Democrats to Pat’s, Republicans to Geno’s). Sure, they’re running billion-dollar operations trying to win the White House, but one picture of them wolfing down a Cheez Whiz-covered glob of meat on a Philly street hits home with millions of voters:“Hey, that guy’s just like me! He loves him a Pat’s [or Geno’s] cheesesteak, too!”(Unless you’re John F. Kerry and order Swiss cheese — then everyone hates you.)
Sometimes, that perception cuts to the core. Like when President George W. Bush stopped playing golf in 2003, at the height of the Iraq War.
“I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” he said years later.“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.”
That’s also why Mr. Bush did two other things, without fanfare or praise. First, he never headed home to his Texas ranch until after Christmas, instead going to Camp David for a few days. That way, the hundreds of people revolving around him at all times — White House staff, Secret Service agents, reporters, photographers, all the others — could spend the holiday with their families in and around Washington, D.C. No one ever reported that — until this column.
Second, he rarely attended sporting events, although he once owned a baseball team and was a self-confessed stats junkie. His thinking there was the same: If he went to a baseball game (right down the street from the White House), his mere presence would mean hours and hours of extra security for fans. He once stopped off at the Daytona 500 and the metal detectors through which every fan had to pass left thousands outside in line when the green flag fell; he didn’t attend many sporting events after that.
But something remarkable has happened with these occupants of the White House: Neither President Obama nor first lady Michelle appear to give a damn about perception. They won the White House and, by God, they’re going to enjoy their time there, no matter the cost. And who cares what you think, anyway?

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How else to explain the nonstop vacations the pair keep taking during what Mr. Obama calls the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”? In 2013, the First Family has already enjoyed three vacations — that’s one a month.(Sorry, Joe America, you might have to forget your week at the beach again this year, but make sure you get those taxes in on time!)
The Obamas ended 2012 and kicked off 2013 in an $8 million, 6,000-square-foot house in Hawaii (they left well before Dec. 25, by the way). There, the president played five rounds of golf (breaking the 100-rounds-as-president threshold). Scarcely a month into Term 2, Mrs. Obama headed off for Aspen, taking along the couple’s daughters. Vice President Joseph R. Biden also hit the Colorado slopes. While the girls (and Joe) were gone, Mr. Obama nipped down to Florida for a four-day boys weekend of golf, teeing it up with his buddies — and Tiger Woods. He hit the links again this weekend, then dropped in for an NCAA tournament game in Washington.
Jumpin’ Joe, for his part, spent New Year’s in the Virgin Islands and popped off over the Easter weekend for a golf outing at the glorious Kiawah Island, S.C.(where rounds of golf on the spectacular Ocean Course run $353 — nearly $20 a hole). His third vacation of the year came the same week as reports that he and his entourage spent $460,000 for a single night in London and $585,000 for a night at a five-star hotel in Paris.
Then, last week, reports emerged that the Obama girls were kicking it in the Bahamas for spring break. Days later, a Colorado news station, KMTV, reported that the girls were now skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. The White House flacks didn’t like that one bit.
“From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest,” said Kristina Schake, communications director to the first lady.“We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.”
At their demand, the station scrubbed the report without explanation. What losers.
To be clear, this has nothing to do with the daughters. Never has. They are wonderful girls. The issue is use of taxpayer money, especially since Mr. Obama has shut down the White House to visitors, citing the cost of security. All these trips cost millions for Secret Service protection; couldn’t they just skip a few vacations so taxpayers could visit “America’s House”?
But no, the Obamas don’t care a whit about that, or the perception of them living high on the hog while many hardworking Americans are struggling to get by — and hoping to save enough for just one vacation this year.
And that perception, juxtaposed with reality, more than nearly anything else, tells you an awful lot about this president.
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Being president of the U.S., the most powerful man in the world, is often most about perception.
Keep pretending biased "facts" in a vacuum have meaning and you're a "man", but neither is working.... LMAOROFU !!!
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Sorry pal, according to your "rules" no source, no validity... Again, don't shoot the messenger.... it's your RULES !!!

Yeah, I see you plagiarized it, from a wing nut "source". LMAOROFU~!
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<quoted text>They can come up with worse......Debbie Wasserman Schultz for instance........“For the price of just a few hundred thousand cups of coffee, you can help feed a Debbie Wasserman Schultz staffer. Please call the number on your screen now.”
Now that is funny!

All good humor has "truth" in it.

These Demokrat Dogs do need Obamacare more than most. Meeechele and her chilren ain't gettin rid of those fat arms and chins without liposuction.

Of course who can forget the "Makeover" that Ms-Watshername showed up with at the Sheeple Convention in October!

That shaat costs lottsa sequestered dollars ya know!

Bondo ain't cheap!
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Niether of the Above wrote:
How else to explain the nonstop vacations the pair keep taking during what Mr. Obama calls the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”? In 2013, the First Family has already enjoyed three vacations — that’s one a month.(Sorry, Joe America, you might have to forget your week at the beach again this year, but make sure you get those taxes in on time!)
The Obamas ended 2012 and kicked off 2013 in an $8 million, 6,000-square-foot house in Hawaii (they left well before Dec. 25, by the way). There, the president played five rounds of golf (breaking the 100-rounds-as-president threshold). Scarcely a month into Term 2, Mrs. Obama headed off for Aspen, taking along the couple’s daughters. Vice President Joseph R. Biden also hit the Colorado slopes. While the girls (and Joe) were gone, Mr. Obama nipped down to Florida for a four-day boys weekend of golf, teeing it up with his buddies — and Tiger Woods. He hit the links again this weekend, then dropped in for an NCAA tournament game in Washington.
Jumpin’ Joe, for his part, spent New Year’s in the Virgin Islands and popped off over the Easter weekend for a golf outing at the glorious Kiawah Island, S.C.(where rounds of golf on the spectacular Ocean Course run $353 — nearly $20 a hole). His third vacation of the year came the same week as reports that he and his entourage spent $460,000 for a single night in London and $585,000 for a night at a five-star hotel in Paris.
Then, last week, reports emerged that the Obama girls were kicking it in the Bahamas for spring break. Days later, a Colorado news station, KMTV, reported that the girls were now skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. The White House flacks didn’t like that one bit.
“From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest,” said Kristina Schake, communications director to the first lady.“We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.”
At their demand, the station scrubbed the report without explanation. What losers.
To be clear, this has nothing to do with the daughters. Never has. They are wonderful girls. The issue is use of taxpayer money, especially since Mr. Obama has shut down the White House to visitors, citing the cost of security. All these trips cost millions for Secret Service protection; couldn’t they just skip a few vacations so taxpayers could visit “America’s House”?
But no, the Obamas don’t care a whit about that, or the perception of them living high on the hog while many hardworking Americans are struggling to get by — and hoping to save enough for just one vacation this year.
And that perception, juxtaposed with reality, more than nearly anything else, tells you an awful lot about this president.
Never let an overhyped, manufactuctured crisis go to waste.

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<quoted text>Never let an overhyped, manufactuctured crisis go to waste.
The more the merrier, for this administration
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Sorry pal, according to your "rules" no source, no validity... Again, don't shoot the messenger.... it's your RULES !!!

Yeah, I see you plagiarized it, from a wing nut "source". LMAOROFU~!

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Apr 1, 2013
 
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>The more the merrier, for this administration
Good point. And to be fair NoTA, you should site your source, even though slewpid will probably not read it and will never accept it as valid, link or no. Even if he/she/it did read it, well, you know how reading comprehension has always been a bit of a nuisance to the misguided thing.

He/she/it has even forgotten that I am the one who keeps saying that no source means no validity, not you.

But it has always been directed at the Topix master of plagiarism so he/she/it really has no right to point the finger at others, being the Topix master of plagiarism and all.
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Sorry pal, according to your "rules" no source, no validity... Again, don't shoot the messenger.... it's your RULES !!!
Yeah, I see you plagiarized it, from a wing nut "source". LMAOROFU~!
He does not need to cite a source for the rare times he posts a Cut/Paste.

We the Adults in the room know he has integrity, and forgetting to attach an attribute is acceptable when an adult makes an error.

YOU have not had a thought in your miserable existence, and YOU attempt to pass of the Talking Points from your Kool Aid Packages as your own.......Every day!
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Apr 1, 2013
 
Sorry pal, according to your "rules" no source, no validity...

Again, don't shoot the messenger.... it's your RULES !!!

Yeah, I see you plagiarized it, from a wing nut "source". LMAOROFU~!
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Apr 1, 2013
 
Dow Jones Average Feb. 28th, 2013 - 14064
Dow Jones Average Apr. 1st 2013 - 14572

Seems like the market likes the sequester. Matter of fact, since January 1, 2013, the DJIA is up over 1000.

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