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Obama: If Republicans donít give me what I want I will make planes fall from the sky
Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-13 | DrJohn

Posted on 02/23/2013 3:01:47 PM PST by Starman417

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Barack Obama is warning America of the devastation that the sequester will visit upon the country, including

Furloughs of 800,000 civilian Pentagon employees; Meat inspector furloughs from which food shortages will result; Air Traffic Controller furloughs resulting in three-hour waits at airports to clear security; Reductions in embassy protection and border patrols; Cutting the Persian Gulf Naval presence from two aircraft carriers to one; Diminished emergency services; fewer police and firefighters on the streets; Reduced military readiness; Criminals going free because federal prosecutors will have to close cases; Thousands of teacher and educator layoffs Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids; Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings; and Job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research.

And soon we're likely to hear that global warming will accelerate and comets will strike the Earth if Republicans don't acquiesce to Obama's demands for more taxes. He has hinted that planes will fall from the sky:

"Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country," Obama continued. "Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings."

How much is to be "cut"? $85 billion on a budget of $3.6 trillion. That's 2.4%. As of August household income was down 8.2% under Obama and the country had to make do. Now Obama tries to tell us that government can't do with 2.4% less? Seriously?

He has been lying about the sequester since the debates. The sequester was Obama's team's idea:

Page 326 (July 26):

At 2:30 p.m., [White House Budget director Jack] Lew and [White House legislative affairs director Rob] Nabors went to the Senate to meet with [Senator Majority Leader Harry] Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone.

“We have an idea for a trigger,” Lew said.

“What’s the idea,” Reid asked skeptically.

“Sequestration.”

Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he was going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. “A couple of weeks ago,” he said, “my staff said to me that there is one more possible” enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, “Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?”

Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained.

What would the impact be?

They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department….The idea was to make all of the threatened cuts so unthinkable and onerous that the supercommittee [tasked with making additional cuts] would do its work and come up with its own deficit reduction plan.

Lew and Nabors went through a laundry list of programs that would face cuts.

“This is ridiculous,” Reid said.

That’s the beauty of a sequester, they said, it’s so ridiculous that no one ever wants it to happen. It was the bomb that no one wanted to drop. It actually would be an action-forcing event.

“I get it,” Reid said finally.

Short version: Once tax increases were off the table, the White House staff came up with a sequestration plan that only had spending cuts and sold Harry Reid on the idea.

And since then, Obama continues to double down on the threats of damage the sequester will cause.

(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; obama; partisanmediashills; sequester
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1 posted on 02/23/2013 3:01:53 PM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

When was the last time you made a comment, cornhole?

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:starman417/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

When was the last time you did ANYTHING except pimp that one same blog?


2 posted on 02/23/2013 3:04:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Starman417

0bama is ‘Hostage-Taker-In-Chief’! Americans being the hostage, of course. As usual.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 3:08:54 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Starman417

Let it burn.


4 posted on 02/23/2013 3:10:06 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Starman417
Obama: If Republicans don’t give me what I want I will make planes fall from the sky

Silly title. Only the 51% of Americans who don't know that Obama is Christian would compare him with followers of the religion of peace.

5 posted on 02/23/2013 3:11:23 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Starman417
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6 posted on 02/23/2013 3:12:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Starman417

already have


7 posted on 02/23/2013 3:12:59 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: humblegunner
WTF, HG? Quit being a premature ZOT-TARD and read, comment and reply to the article. I keep Flopping Aces on my daily list of websites to visit and so what if he keeps posting from it. They have good articles and a decent following. Their articles are pretty much what FReepers would want to read.

Keep your powder dry for something useful. EOM.

8 posted on 02/23/2013 3:14:04 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Starman417

Obama is willing (and eager, I bet) to do all this, rather than stop paying off his banker buddies.

Heck, how many air traffic controllers could the taxpayers’ expenses for his and his family’s vacations alone have paid for?

How many could Michelle Obama’s staff alone have paid for? How many could the Solyndra etc loans have paid for?

This guy is absolutely sickening. I hope the EMP that hits from our non-monitored southern airspace hits right over Washington DC. But it won’t because Obama is in league with the Iranians/Koreans/Chavez who will decide to use the EMP. He’ll be in the nifty shelter below ground that was just built for him...

I don’t know though. An EMP attack might not be so good, unless the drones he plans ot use on us all are protected from the damage of an EMP attack. Anybody know if the drones are shielded from that?


9 posted on 02/23/2013 3:22:40 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Starman417

You know, there are no cuts.

Sequestration is just a cut to the INCREASE in spending.

Oh, that and it makes the sky fall...


10 posted on 02/23/2013 3:22:54 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

See the posting history.

Don’t care?

Really?


11 posted on 02/23/2013 3:23:30 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Starman417

GIVE ME MORE MONEY OR...

12 posted on 02/23/2013 3:23:38 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Starman417
Why does the President have the power to choose what things to cut?

Shouldn't that be Congress's job?

13 posted on 02/23/2013 3:27:28 PM PST by wai-ming
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To: ZOOKER

One thing is certain, Capital Hill politicians and staff and the Obama White House will get their checks on time and they won’t have furloughs either.


14 posted on 02/23/2013 3:29:03 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Starman417

Cripplecreek says.

Pull the trigger, Boy.


15 posted on 02/23/2013 3:29:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: butterdezillion

Could it be that was the point? ... planes will fall from the sky comment. Would not put anything past this crowd of the zer0 administration. Would even believe they are so arrogant they would clue us first before doing something because the lame-stream drive-bys have their backs. With nearly (would guess) twenty percent following this zer0 crowd closely, have to believe they call the people mentioned, in your post, when they want some kind of trouble for the U.S. Rant Off and not directed at anyone other than liberals, and butterdezillion am glad you are not a liberal. Some of the information brought forth by you has been mind boggling. I love mind boggling.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 3:32:27 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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"Dogs and cats....living together!!!!" - Ghostbusters
17 posted on 02/23/2013 3:34:48 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: wai-ming

Nixon lost a case before the Supreme Court concerning sequestration ~ used to be the Democrats were always against it. Their proposals were called FULL FUNDING and they claimed that what was wrong with America was we didn’t spend enough federal dollars.


18 posted on 02/23/2013 3:35:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Starman417

I predict the O-Meister will take a self-imposed furlow (although a paid one) and go do some golfing and some quality time with body-man Reggie.

Does he know how to fiddle? Certainly the spouse thing knows how to eat cake.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 3:40:46 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: cripplecreek

I prefer the term ‘Obamageddon’ myself.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 3:47:44 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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