Veteran journalist Bob Woodward slams Obama's budget cut 'madness'

There are 20 comments on the New York Post story from Feb 27, 2013, titled Veteran journalist Bob Woodward slams Obama's budget cut 'madness'. In it, New York Post reports that:

Journalist Bob Woodward on Wednesday criticized Barack Obama's handling of the automatic U.S. budget cuts set to take effect this week, calling the president's decision to hold back on military deployments "madness." His comments continued what has become a running dispute between Woodward, perhaps the country's best-known print journalist, and the ... (more)

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#148 Mar 3, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>so we have now proven no taxes on the middle class have gone up, and Obama did not start a war in Libya..........what was your point again?
There are 21 new taxes in ObamaCare, 17 of them affect the middle class and poor. Lie on pookie.

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#149 Mar 3, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Having seen the emails between Woodward and the big bad threatening boogeyman, it is Mr. Woodward who has been exposed as a little unhinged.
Too bad, he has always been respected for his journalism but perhaps he is in training for Fux?
Capitol official: Obama wrong about janitors. Obama lies again spreading fear to many parts of America while he flies in circles and plays golf.

By KATE NOCERA | 3/1/13 7:45 PM EST
The Superintendent of Capitol tried to assure staff on Friday that employees will not receive a cut in pay as a result of sequestration, despite President Barack Obama’s claims to the contrary.
In a news conference earlier in the day, Obama warned that starting on Saturday “the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol” and “the janitors, the security guards” would face a pay cut. But in a letter to supervisors and building staff, obtained by POLITICO, superintendent Carlos Elias said “the current sequestration plan does NOT include ‘Reductions in Force’ or Furloughs. The pay and benefits of employees WILL NOT be impacted as per out current plan.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/sequest...

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#151 Mar 3, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Woodward said Obama lied
WAH! WAHHHHHHHHHH! MOMMY! Someone in the White House hurt my feelings!

WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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#152 Mar 3, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Woodward said Obama lied and that sequester was his idea. He is right, Obama lied..........again.......and again.........and again.
woodward also said that dick Cheney wanted to kill us navy seals to start a war with Iran.

The sequester only exists because cowardly conservatives wanted it

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#153 Mar 3, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>There are 21 new taxes in ObamaCare, 17 of them affect the middle class and poor. Lie on pookie.
and you're source for that is what exactly? A right wing blog?

No taxes have gone up on the middle class.

As I said, conservatives lie because you simply have to

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#154 Mar 3, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>so we have now proven no taxes on the middle class have gone up, and Obama did not start a war in Libya..........what was your point again?
I give you links to prove my story and you won't believe them! That is the problem we, as a nation, are facing ,DUMB*SSES,like YOU, don't believe the FACTS put in front of YOU! You think times are bad now, wait, with DUMB*SSES like you voting for socialist,marxist,liberal progressives, democrats ,taxes,consumer goods, healthcare and the cost of living will go up.

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#155 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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I give you links to prove my story and you won't believe them! That is the problem we, as a nation, are facing ,DUMB*SSES,like YOU, don't believe the FACTS put in front of YOU! You think times are bad now, wait, with DUMB*SSES like you voting for socialist,marxist,liberal progressives, democrats ,taxes,consumer goods, healthcare and the cost of living will go up.
i believe the article, but they don't support your lies in any way

Obama DID NOT start a war in Libya, the Libyan people rose up themselves. It's a pretty stupid thing to try to say otherwise. NO US TROOPS were involved in Libya. You flat out lied,but you're a conservative so it's to be expected.

No taxes have gone up on the middle class, nor have any of your links proven otherwise.

Using the word dumbass dose not in any way make you more believable. You're simply pathetic

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#156 Mar 3, 2013
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<quoted text>i believe the article, but they don't support your lies in any way
Obama DID NOT start a war in Libya, the Libyan people rose up themselves. It's a pretty stupid thing to try to say otherwise. NO US TROOPS were involved in Libya. You flat out lied,but you're a conservative so it's to be expected.
No taxes have gone up on the middle class, nor have any of your links proven otherwise.
Using the word dumbass dose not in any way make you more believable. You're simply pathetic
Are you really that naive? Social security holdings went from 4.2% to 6.2%. That looks like an increase to me, not sure about you. The Obamacare tax for med devices that went into effect in Jan. Do you think that increase will not be passed on to the consumer? REALLY!! Obama jumped into the middle of a war he NEVER got approval from Congress to do in the first place. Now I speak from experience, aircrafts do NOT drop bombs on targets that are NOT positivity identified! You keep telling yourself there were no US eyes on the ground!!
Somilia,Yemen,Pakistan,Libya ,funneling weapons to Syria through Turkey from Libya. Are you that naive?

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#158 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Are you really that naive? Social security holdings went from 4.2% to 6.2%. That looks like an increase to me, not sure about you. The Obamacare tax for med devices that went into effect in Jan. Do you think that increase will not be passed on to the consumer? REALLY!! Obama jumped into the middle of a war he NEVER got approval from Congress to do in the first place. Now I speak from experience, aircrafts do NOT drop bombs on targets that are NOT positivity identified! You keep telling yourself there were no US eyes on the ground!!
Somilia,Yemen,Pakistan,Libya ,funneling weapons to Syria through Turkey from Libya. Are you that naive?
i have already shown that ss taxes went up BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WOULDN'T RENEW THE TAX HOLIDAY. REPUBLICANS RAISED THE SS TAX, NOT OBAMA DUMBASS. repubs fought lowering those rates, and then ended the holiday......yet being a conservative COWARD, you hate the truth and try to blame Obama. It really pathetic

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Monday introduced a counter-offer to President Barack Obama's proposed solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, trumpeting that the proposal would not raise tax rates on personal income. The plan does, however, include a sizeable tax hike.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would allow the payroll tax cut to expire at the end of this year.. That would save the government an estimated $110 billion over 10 years, his office projected.

Coward

You stated Obama STARTED a war in Libya....you lied, why, because you have to

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#159 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Are you really that naive? Social security holdings went from 4.2% to 6.2%.
Back to 6.2 percent, where it was when George Bush was president.

PS: I guess you forgot that CONGRESS pass on making the reduction permanent.

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#160 Mar 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Back to 6.2 percent, where it was when George Bush was president.
PS: I guess you forgot that CONGRESS pass on making the reduction permanent.
Obama said he would not raise taxes on the middle class either, LIE # who knows how many!

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#161 Mar 3, 2013
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<quoted text>i have already shown that ss taxes went up BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WOULDN'T RENEW THE TAX HOLIDAY. REPUBLICANS RAISED THE SS TAX, NOT OBAMA DUMBASS. repubs fought lowering those rates, and then ended the holiday......yet being a conservative COWARD, you hate the truth and try to blame Obama. It really pathetic
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Monday introduced a counter-offer to President Barack Obama's proposed solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, trumpeting that the proposal would not raise tax rates on personal income. The plan does, however, include a sizeable tax hike.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would allow the payroll tax cut to expire at the end of this year.. That would save the government an estimated $110 billion over 10 years, his office projected.
Coward
You stated Obama STARTED a war in Libya....you lied, why, because you have to
The House voted on a Senate compromised bill to raise SS with holding to avoid the fiscal cliff THAT THE PRESIDENT SIGNED!!

Congress averted that self-built precipice late Tuesday when the House voted to stave off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts by accepting a brokered Senate compromise.

The government temporarily lowered the payroll tax rate in 2011 from 6.2% to 4.2% to put more money in the pockets of Americans. That adjustment, which has cost about $120 billion each year, expired Monday.

Now, Americans earning $30,000 a year will take home $50 less per month. Those earning $113,700 will lose $189.50 a month

The president could had vetoed the bill, but didn't SO HE DID RAISE TAXES FOR EVERYBODY WHEN HE SIGNED THE BILL INTO LAW! That is how our system works. Do you need a civics lesson?

Believe what you want about Libya. Fact is he started a war without Congress approval and without selling it to the American people, if you think there were no US eyes there,well you kept those rose colored glasses on!

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#162 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
Obama said he would not raise taxes on the middle class either
Still looking for the tax raise, SOB?

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#163 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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The House voted on a Senate compromised bill to raise SS with holding to avoid the fiscal cliff THAT THE PRESIDENT SIGNED!!
Congress averted that self-built precipice late Tuesday when the House voted to stave off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts by accepting a brokered Senate compromise.
The government temporarily lowered the payroll tax rate in 2011 from 6.2% to 4.2% to put more money in the pockets of Americans. That adjustment, which has cost about $120 billion each year, expired Monday.
Now, Americans earning $30,000 a year will take home $50 less per month. Those earning $113,700 will lose $189.50 a month
The president could had vetoed the bill, but didn't SO HE DID RAISE TAXES FOR EVERYBODY WHEN HE SIGNED THE BILL INTO LAW! That is how our system works. Do you need a civics lesson?
Believe what you want about Libya. Fact is he started a war without Congress approval and without selling it to the American people, if you think there were no US eyes there,well you kept those rose colored glasses on!
Hardly, Obama did not declare war with Libya. and he scertainly did not start it.

he did send US military aid to our allies as is within his power.

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#164 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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The House voted on a Senate compromised bill to raise SS
Congress bill.

Pushed by Boner.

Vote: Twice as many GOP voted YEA.

Stomp your feet, SOB.

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#165 Mar 3, 2013
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The government temporarily lowered the payroll tax rate in 2011 from 6.2% to 4.2% to put more money
You should read your own posts, you stupid SOB.

Do you know what temporary means?

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#166 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
The president could had vetoed the bill, but didn't SO HE DID RAISE TAXES
No, dummy, Congress did not extend the tax so the TEMPORARY tax cut went away.

The tax rate did not change.

Pick up a dictionary, you stupid SOB.

The national parks will on occasion give "holidays", e.g., days vets do not have to pay. It doesn't become a new fee when the free day is over.

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#167 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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The House voted on a Senate compromised bill to raise SS with holding to avoid the fiscal cliff THAT THE PRESIDENT SIGNED!!
Congress averted that self-built precipice late Tuesday when the House voted to stave off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts by accepting a brokered Senate compromise.
The government temporarily lowered the payroll tax rate in 2011 from 6.2% to 4.2% to put more money in the pockets of Americans. That adjustment, which has cost about $120 billion each year, expired Monday.
Now, Americans earning $30,000 a year will take home $50 less per month. Those earning $113,700 will lose $189.50 a month
The president could had vetoed the bill, but didn't SO HE DID RAISE TAXES FOR EVERYBODY WHEN HE SIGNED THE BILL INTO LAW! That is how our system works. Do you need a civics lesson?
Believe what you want about Libya. Fact is he started a war without Congress approval and without selling it to the American people, if you think there were no US eyes there,well you kept those rose colored glasses on!
typical conservative cowardice.

REPIBLICANS demanded the end of the payroll tax holiday in or for them to raise the debt ceiling. Yet it's obamas faulty taxes went up? That is one of the most pathetic cowardly arguments in history....as is normal coming from a consrvatives.

You have yet to support your statement that Obama started a war in Libya, because it can't be supported

You are a liar, just not a very good one

Coward

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#168 Mar 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Are you really that naive? Social security holdings went from 4.2% to 6.2%. That looks like an increase to me, not sure about you. The Obamacare tax for med devices that went into effect in Jan. Do you think that increase will not be passed on to the consumer? REALLY!! Obama jumped into the middle of a war he NEVER got approval from Congress to do in the first place. Now I speak from experience, aircrafts do NOT drop bombs on targets that are NOT positivity identified! You keep telling yourself there were no US eyes on the ground!!
Somilia,Yemen,Pakistan,Libya ,funneling weapons to Syria through Turkey from Libya. Are you that naive?
You're not very bright, are you?

A Tax Holiday on payrolls was put into effect in 2010 - you are simply paying what you were paying before - no new taxes were imposed.

If you are not going to collect Social Security, then you would have some basis for complaint - the very fact that you and every other working American needs to fund a program they have every intention of collecting from you consider an imposition?

Then by all means, leave the country and renounce your citizenship - otherwise, be quiet.

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#169 Mar 3, 2013
The No. 2 Senate Republican, Jon Kyl, expressed concern on Sunday about President Obama’s proposal to continue a reduction in the Social Security payroll tax and questioned whether the tax cut had fostered the creation of jobs, as Democrats say.

Mr. Kyl’s comments offered a preview of a fight looming in the Senate, which plans to vote this week on the proposal to extend the payroll tax “holiday” enacted last December.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-an...

Repubs got what they wanted in ending the payroll tax holiday. Payroll tax cuts don't help the rich, so conservatives wouldn't have it

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