White House accuses Republicans of 'f...

White House accuses Republicans of 'fishing expeditions'

There are 114 comments on the Reuters story from May 19, 2013, titled White House accuses Republicans of 'fishing expeditions'. In it, Reuters reports that:

The White House on Sunday accused Republicans of conducting political "fishing expeditions," while Republican lawmakers showed no let up in attacking President Barack Obama's administration for a culture of what they called cover-up and "intimidation." With controversies on three fronts - the Internal Revenue Service, the administration's ... (more)

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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#67 May 20, 2013
Furlough Obama Now wrote:
In order to catch Obama they'll have to use a barbed spear. He's as slippery and slimey as an eel.
Obama’s loans to the various American Auto Manufacturers, increased employment by 5,000 instantly and added more as it went along. Loans paid back to the USA coffers with Interest and profits.
Tea Party, not to be out performed, lead by the famous Eric Cantor of West Virginia {R}. Raised $ 300 Million and GAVE it to the Avondale Shipyards of Alabama to Shut Down. Sending 5,000 to the unemployment lines.
Such a ship yard could have benefited with contracts for those LNG Sea Transporting Ships “BUT” those contracts were appreciated by South Korea and China that went ahead with the LNG Ships.[LNG]{Liquefied Natural Gas} Small price to pay for our country although the city of Avondale lays in ruins with homes lost and families sent into destitute. Keep in mind though the benefits of the Liberal International Free Trade Markets had on those nations of the improvised. Promoting employment and distributing the wealth of the USA to those of less abilities to compete. How could anyone argue against such a human endeavor?
Now we can share our Natural Gas with all, whether or not they are on the Liberal International Free Trade Markets list. We keep 60% of our Natural Gas and share 40%. 60/40 good deal. Small price to pay don’t you think.
Could it be the republicans are resurrecting the Grand Old Party once again?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#68 May 20, 2013
Lamer wrote:
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Obama has full legal authority to wire tap whomever he wants on this planet. You can thank George Bush for those policies.
You need to show us that law pookie. You donut is missing it's hole.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#69 May 20, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
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LOL all you want is the truth? LOL You can’t handle the truth.
U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-of-center research group in Washington.“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits. Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.
Yes and the Santa Clause and Bill Ayers came down the chimney and gave you a new tricycle and c-4 kit..
Your Ex

United States

#70 May 20, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You need to show us that law pookie. You donut is missing it's hole.
A little known and rarely discussed bit of legislation called the "Patriot Act"
Google it.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#71 May 20, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
fishing expedition? With libs, you don't even need bait, just throw a bare hook in the water, and they jump in the boat and flop around.
I took my grandson fishing. At first he properly baited the hooks, and eventually ran out of worms. I bought some more. He ran out of those as well. So I showed him the shovel, and how to dig them out of the ground. He did that a few times, then discovered the fish (sunfish) were attracted to the shiny hooks and he could catch them without bait. That was fun for a while, and on a hot day, my grandson just just jumped in the water. Eventually he just cooled off in the water and the fish came back, and my grandson could catch them by hand, no pole, no fishing line, no hook, no bait.

Yes, it was all catch and release, because if he wanted to eat them, he had to clean them.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#72 May 20, 2013
Furlough Obama Now wrote:
In order to catch Obama they'll have to use a barbed spear. He's as slippery and slimey as an eel.
T-bagrz know where to fish slippery eels; they are down there often enough to fish some...
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Dutch Holland

Podgorica, Montenegro

#74 May 20, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
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T-bagrz know where to fish slippery eels; they are down there often enough to fish some...
Liberal Beggers are joke.
Go lick the ass of Jewish Masters.

Liberals = slave of the JEW

“Truth over tradition”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#75 May 20, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>No, the smell is from the unnatural sexual activity you just did with your index finger...

. Obama is a clean and smart Negro who happens to be a very successful president
. BTW, the last GOP administration, headed by Cheney, acted as a bunch of third world gangsters; no better than late Hugo Chavez...
Yeah, he's at least as smart as R.M. Nixon. And BTW, yeah, Issa is a glass house that needs to have a rock thrown at it. Change 'em all out and outlaw the DNC and RNC.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#76 May 20, 2013
BlackieBurns wrote:
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Yeah, he's at least as smart as R.M. Nixon. And BTW, yeah, Issa is a glass house that needs to have a rock thrown at it. Change 'em all out and outlaw the DNC and RNC.
Politicians will not change the laws and they will resign.
How do you suggest we do that?

“Truth over tradition”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#77 May 20, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>Politicians will not change the laws and they will resign.
How do you suggest we do that?
Our politicians, for the most part are not leaders. They are followers who use all the tactics learned to be popular... Much like a high schooler. In answer to you, lobby against them, in state and out of state.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#78 May 20, 2013
BlackieBurns wrote:
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Our politicians, for the most part are not leaders. They are followers who use all the tactics learned to be popular... Much like a high schooler. In answer to you, lobby against them, in state and out of state.
Them lobbyists have more money than god; they'll bury your message.
The Media need those political commercial slots to pay high salaries of reporters...

Good luck!
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“Truth over tradition”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#80 May 20, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>Them lobbyists have more money than god; they'll bury your message.
The Media need those political commercial slots to pay high salaries of reporters...

Good luck!
All it takes is good men to do nothing for evil to triumph. I will do my part.
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Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#82 May 20, 2013
Have you jumbled frightwingers said that the tornado has happened to take the focus of Benghawoooozie?

Would guess the Limbaugh/hot aired spinners have said it - as they bounce from one "scandal" to another.
Cat74

United States

#83 May 20, 2013
No, nothing can divert our attention from the torture, and murder of Ambassador Stevens, and the other Americans that perished at Benghazi.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#84 May 20, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
No, nothing can divert our attention from the torture, and murder of Ambassador Stevens, and the other Americans that perished at Benghazi.
. With Fox News stealing and broadcasting national security secrets to our enemies, we should expect more Benghazi-like massacres of our secret agents abroad!

. Fox News folks sabotaging the US government then blame consequences on Obama

. GOP crooks are now known to be traitors as well....
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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#87 May 21, 2013
Republican Nutjob wrote:
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Did you see that tornado in Oklahoma??
What did Obama know? When did he know it???
Why has it taken him so long to act on this tragedy???
People have DIED!!!
Did you hear me? People have been KILLED????
We must see Obama's birth certificate!!
I mean really!!!!!
Good job. That's 15 times.
Cat74

United States

#88 May 21, 2013
Our government is leaving Americans in hostile Muslim countries to be tortured, and murdered, they are spying on reporters, and anyone else that doesn't agree with them, they are selling access to Health care companies for special favors, think about this. This kind of behavior is not right. We have to ask ourselves, is this America. No this is some foreign, marxist, Muslim approach, and it must not happen again.
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conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#90 May 21, 2013
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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#92 May 21, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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So now Obama knows that his senior staff with held damaging information that now has him trying to slow walk responses. My Question: WHO GOT FIRED. Surly he would have fired someone for creating such a mess.........if he really didn't know about it.
Your Ex

United States

#93 May 21, 2013
u r a joke wrote:
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right .. oops .. another Faux scandal that you drooling fright-wing nuts are chasing like retarded dogs chasing their tails.
Tail wagging the dog, really.
Rabid, one-eye, 3-legged, brain-damaged dog.
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