The Republican Sequestration Plan

Feb 26, 2013 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: nymag.com

Whether or not you agree with it, and whether or not it will work, President Obama's strategy on sequestration is perfectly obvious.

His goal is to end the automatic budget cuts, which he regards as stupidly constructed and likely to harm the economy, and replace them with a long-term deficit reduction deal, balanced between cuts to retirement programs and closing off tax deductions. His plan to win involves isolating the unpopularity of both sequestration and the Republican Party’s goals (especially its refusal to raise taxes on the rich) in order to force the opposition to compromise.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Feb 26, 2013
"replace them with a long-term deficit reduction deal, balanced between cuts to retirement programs and closing off tax deductions"

And WHEN was he going to provide his proposal??

And WHY did he wait to the last minute to suggest a proposal?

And YET he has NO specifics on a proposal, other than the IDEA of a proposal.

<bunch of hot frick'n air>

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#2 Feb 26, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
"replace them with a long-term deficit reduction deal, balanced between cuts to retirement programs and closing off tax deductions"
And WHEN was he going to provide his proposal??
And WHY did he wait to the last minute to suggest a proposal?
And YET he has NO specifics on a proposal, other than the IDEA of a proposal.
<bunch of hot frick'n air>
Starting to see the reality show for what it truly is? A piss poor scripted show?
Joe Nelson

AOL

#3 Feb 26, 2013
As Bob Woodard stated in his expose this weekend, Obama is "moving the goal posts" purely for percieved political gain. The Repubs gave him a huge tax increase and now Obama just laughs and says he was never going to keep his part of the bargain.

How sad for our children. How sad for us all.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#4 Feb 26, 2013
The RhINOs will want to make a deal, the choice now will determine if your children live in a country with the economy of Zimbabwe.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Feb 26, 2013
President Obama = Mediocrity in America

President Obama = Failure to lead

President Obama = Decay of America

President Obama = lack of SKILLS to lead, mediate

President Obama = 8 years of decline in America

American people = manipulated by media

Republicans = failure to stand

Democrats = failure to work

Democrat dominated Executive branch and the Senate = Failure to act, govern, compromise

2014 = shellacking
abe

Houston, TX

#7 Feb 26, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
"replace them with a long-term deficit reduction deal, balanced between cuts to retirement programs and closing off tax deductions"
And WHEN was he going to provide his proposal??
And WHY did he wait to the last minute to suggest a proposal?
And YET he has NO specifics on a proposal, other than the IDEA of a proposal.
<bunch of hot frick'n air>
do not give one inch, to the gop. enough is enough.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8 Feb 26, 2013
More Lies

There is NO SUCH THING as 'deficit reduction'(nor a 'spending cut') in this administration's vocabulary.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#10 Feb 26, 2013
The sequester is Obama's idea to squeeze US military and blame it all on the GOP for big victory in the coming elections of 2014. Obama knows well how to use the 'Sequester crisis' that he concocted last year for his political gain by hurting the Americans and diminish their military power that he hates but he will fail to persuade those Americans that know to count from 1 to 10. Obama will use the Sequester to punish America and he will maximize hurting the poor American people as much as possible so that they will hate the GOP and blaming them for everything wrong on the planet. Undoubtedly, socialist dictator Obama and his liberal union government know why American people do not need printed annual ‘budget’ like any other country on the planet as they keep the American people in the dark about where the money goes. Obama is campaigning during the four recent years while telling his liberal parasites that there are still loop holes that can be closed so that the rich will send more money to Obama. Why are GOP congressmen talking to Obama when there is no budget and no senator or congressman knows where our money goes? Obama is using trillions to buy votes by sending free Obama food stamps, free check, free student loans, free mortgages and free Obama phone to his more than 26 million Black, Hispanic and Asian liberal parasite that do not want to work and live on the Obama check. No American knows that Obama spend close to 3 billion dollars on the Obama phones that keep his liberal parasites well organized for the next election. America without budget proves that America has no leader and that the emperor Obama is naked.
The Truth Hurts

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Feb 26, 2013
Call the White House.
Ask for Buck Farrack.
Leave a message for the empty suit in chief to go out on the White House lawn and play "Hide and go Fluck Yourself"...
Up yours Obismal - You are the most pathetic piece of excrement ever to stink up the White House.
Joe Nelson

AOL

#12 Feb 26, 2013
abe wrote:
<quoted text>
do not give one inch, to the gop. enough is enough.
If Sequester was to be so awful why did Obama sign it into Law in '11???? Was he not paying attention or did he sign it without reading it first? He needs to start paying attention to the work at hand and give the "blame game" some much needed rest.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#13 Feb 26, 2013
The Truth Hurts wrote:
Call the White House.
Ask for Buck Farrack.
Leave a message for the empty suit in chief to go out on the White House lawn and play "Hide and go Fluck Yourself"...
Up yours Obismal - You are the most pathetic piece of excrement ever to stink up the White House.
Don't demean yourself. You are the biggest lump of turd in the Western Hemishere.
If "The Truth Hurts", you must be in intensive care.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#14 Feb 26, 2013
Does he plan on announcing that sequester was his idea in the first place?
Cquester

Hanoi, Vietnam

#15 Feb 26, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
"replace them with a long-term deficit reduction deal, balanced between cuts to retirement programs and closing off tax deductions"
And WHEN was he going to provide his proposal??
And WHY did he wait to the last minute to suggest a proposal?
And YET he has NO specifics on a proposal, other than the IDEA of a proposal.
<bunch of hot frick'n air>
maytab washer bailout!! ;-000

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#16 Feb 26, 2013
It's Obama's sequestration plan, not the republicans.
The Truth Hurts

Phoenix, AZ

#19 Feb 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Don't demean yourself. You are the biggest lump of turd in the Western Hemishere.
If "The Truth Hurts", you must be in intensive care.
And you are SOOOOO popular - Looks like the rest of the board thinks you to be the POS wolf-turd.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#20 Feb 28, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Then obviously you have not read the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012, or know who sponsored and co-sponsored the Act. It most certainly is a Republican Act, that Obama endorsed and signed.
Thank you for playing. Better luck next time.
He could have chosen NOT to sign it, aka VETO.

Or are you saying the Obama is just a stooge for the Republican Party?? That Obama signs things sponsored by the Republicans just because they want him to sign it?

He is either their stooge OR takes the responsibility for choosing to sign it into law. Can't be both!!
Bob

Hilliard, OH

#23 Mar 2, 2013
Isn't sequestration just another one of those pretend government 'cuts', where spending actually goes up over the previous year(let's say 4%), but not as much as they want (say 7%)...so they call it a 3% cut so the Republicans can say they are being responsible(when they are not), and the Democrats can complain at how cruel the Republicans are for letting poor people starve(which they are not).

Meanwhile, the 3rd party candidates are ignored, because the Democrat could never take a chance that the horrible Republican would win and starve people (despite no spending cuts)...and the Republican could never take a chance that the horrible Democrat would win and spend irresponsibly(even though the Republican would too).

So, the Demopublican remains in charge and perpetually increases government spending and devalues the dollar making average everyday folks more poor, while pumping money to their own special interests.

Or am I wrong, is this an honest to goodness cut of real spending this time?
Bob

Hilliard, OH

#24 Mar 2, 2013
Oh...and everyone agrees that we would like to balance the budget eventually right? Someday.

Like when the economy is buzzing along we can start to pull back a little and pay down some debt.

We are in a bit of a recovery now, right? Maybe we could start to take some tiny little baby steps on balancing the budget.

How many sequestrations like this one, piled on top of each other would create a balanced budget?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#25 Mar 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Spin baby Spin!!!!!!! Excellent job!
So then we can say the same for Bush, Clinton, Bush(41), Reagan, Carter, Nixon..... LMAO! Or does your above only apply to Obama, because he is free of all sin, God's only begotten son, sent from Heaven to save all Mankind?
You're correct Obama could have vetoed. He did not. He is the POTUS. He takes final and ultimate responsibility. As Truman said "The buck stops here." Damm!!! There I go again. My bad, I forget it does not apply with Obama, he is free of all sin, blameless, fault-less.
You were correct in quoting Truman.

"The buck stops here". <and the same holds true for Obama>

Unfortunately, Obama thinks a "buck" refers to money and he thinks it should all COME to him, so he can spread it around LIKE a Messiah!

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