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Posted on 02/21/2013 5:53:50 PM PST by LD Jackson
Obama presses GOP to halt automatic spending cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) – Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama lashed out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits and warning that the jobs of essential government workers, from teachers to emergency responders, are on the line.
Obama spoke as a March 1 deadline for automatic across-the-board spending cuts approached and with Republicans and Democrats in an apparent stalemate over how to avoid them.
Obama cautioned that if the $85 billion in immediate cuts – known as the sequester – occur, the full range of government would feel the effects, from furloughed FBI agents to reductions in spending for communities to pay police and fire personnel and teachers.
He said the consequences would be felt across the economy.
“People will lose their jobs,” he said. “The unemployment rate might tick up again.”
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Obama presses GOP to halt automatic spending cuts
Whats wrong Bam? Are you afraid that YOU are going to lose your job? You very well could, and lose ALL of the benefits if we ever get a Senate with BALLS, ie; not Dem controlled, and you can be impeached for the lies that you foist off on America.
Your pet Wookie, Michelle, well, she may have to do without the vacations away from you and D.C. She may have to reconcile her feelings about you hanging out with Reggie Love and your *man dates*, not mandates, MAN DATES. Yes, that is a deliberate slam.
Obama has crippled this nation. Of course the Dems are going to point to the stock market and the way it has risen of late but what they fail to acknowledge is that the stock market is PAPER, just like our currency, and if it collapses, and many financial experts seems to believe it will, those wonderful numbers will mean ZIP, NADA, nothing.
Hyperinflation will lead to jobless reports similar to those of the Great Depression. The jobless will be wandering the nation looking for a place to sleep and something to eat. Do you think the Dems will tell you that? Do you think the Dems will look at Obama and even remotely blame HIM for this?
Even after more than 4 years under his administration?
Why goodness NO, the Dems will blame George W. Bush. In their minds Obama is sacrosanct and above ALL criticism while Bush is, in their Libtard minds, Satan and leaves the smell of sulphur everywhere he goes!
Remind you of a certain Dictator that said the same thing at the U.N.? Here’s a hint: Hugo Chavez.
Here is Sen. John Cornyns response to Bam and him Obammie BS.
Cornyn Responds to the Presidents Call to Prevent His Sequester
Feb 19 2013
AUSTINU.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after President Obama addressed the need to avert the looming sequestration cuts, which he first proposed:
Today President Obama said ‘these cuts are not smart, these cuts are not fair, and they will hurt our economy,’ but what he neglected to say is that these cuts were his idea.
There is bipartisan agreement that the President’s sequester is not a smart way to cut spending, and Republicans have repeatedly offered and passed solutions to achieve the same amount of deficit reduction in a more responsible way without tax hikes.
Any effort to avert the sequester should begin with the billions of dollars in frivolous projects, government waste, and duplicative spending that have propagated our runaway debt and deficits. SOURCE
I had a few issues with Sen. Cornyn over the years; there were several times that I felt like he was NOT working in the best interest if Conservative issues. Since Kay Bailey Hutchison retired and Ted Cruz took a Senatorial seat it seems like Cornyn has gotten fired up!
Maybe the problem wasn’t Cornyn, maybe KBH was making life hard for him, all I know is this, John Cornyn is doing a good job now, and I am highly appreciative.
O belongs in prison.
why woud commie obama tell the rino gop leaders they must prevent his solution from being implemented?
the gop leaders are in it with obama. they purged out conservatives. nobody represents us anymore. if they did, they’d be defunding the obama hitler youth, they’d be halting drone use and plans for killer drones in america, they’d be holding up hagel, they’d be sayng disarming law abiding citizens is not the solution and treason against the constitution, they’d be fighting this regime on all issues. they aren’t and they find new ways to bend over and cave in every damn day.
Let loose the _dogs_ of sequestor, please!
This is the only way USA is going to lower spending.
Yes, worthy things will be effected. Let them happen and we can work through them, for real.
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