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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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To: Starman417

“Reductions in enbassy protection????”


21 posted on 02/23/2013 3:48:17 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick
I caught that one too, didn't know there was embassy protection now.
22 posted on 02/23/2013 3:53:22 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature; humblegunner

If the guy never sticks around to respond to comments on the posting, it raises the question “Does he actually believe anything he wrote?”.

Kind of like that Landsbaum guy who used to do the same thing.


23 posted on 02/23/2013 3:54:32 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: butterdezillion

The drones themselves may be EMP-shielded, but that which powers them isn’t.


24 posted on 02/23/2013 3:56:40 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Starman417

May that plane be his, PLEASE!


25 posted on 02/23/2013 4:00:53 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Starman417

Call his bluff


26 posted on 02/23/2013 4:08:10 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Starman417

27 posted on 02/23/2013 4:12:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: humblegunner

no fight like a family fight.


28 posted on 02/23/2013 4:15:16 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Pollster1

Not only is 0bama not a Christian, he in fact, has the spirit of the Anti-Christ.


29 posted on 02/23/2013 4:22:09 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: DuncanWaring

So if there was an EMP attack, would our military capabilities be gutted, except for the boots on the ground, or whatever is powered in places not impacted by the EMP itself (say, something in Europe after an EMP hits right above Dallas?)


30 posted on 02/23/2013 4:25:51 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Starman417
How about cancelling all federal programs over 5 years old which have consistently scored less than 60% on the White House's own report card of federal programs?

"Head Start" is foremost in my mind.

31 posted on 02/23/2013 4:31:43 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: Starman417

Proves we have WAY too many people on government payrolls....


32 posted on 02/23/2013 4:48:38 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
"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...
Thanks Starman417.
33 posted on 02/23/2013 5:04:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Starman417

Here it comes.


34 posted on 02/23/2013 5:09:30 PM PST by onedoug
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To: butterdezillion

I’m by no means an expert on the subject, but given that a generation ago nuclear war was considered a possibility, military electronics are generally protected against EMP.

But, in the area where a hypothetical EMP hits, once the existing fuel stocks are exhausted, that’s the end of the line for a while.


35 posted on 02/23/2013 5:34:19 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Starman417
Hold on boys, I think he's just crazy enough to do it!
36 posted on 02/23/2013 5:38:31 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Starman417
Here's an idea - let's call Obama's bluff.

Republican Governors have powers, too - especially in emergency situations.
The National Guard can handle the airport scanners.
There are officials in the State Dept. of Agriculture who can inspect meat.
Governors should inform Obama that for any important, essential task that the ***holes in DC threaten to withhold, there is a corresponding state official ready to step in. Jobs that are deemed non-essential (and there could be quite a few) will be abolished. So go ahead, shut it down Obama, and in three days we will have proven we don't need you.

37 posted on 02/23/2013 5:51:35 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Starman417

Why not just cut federal pork for feminist (anti-family) programs and regulations to state and local governments? Less damage done, and everyone’s happier.


38 posted on 02/23/2013 5:53:25 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: DuncanWaring

They run on gasoline? Aviation fuel?

Those little butterfly-like things probably don’t take much fuel. I wonder what they run on.


39 posted on 02/23/2013 5:54:13 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Starman417

Just like his muzzy brothers did on 9/11.


40 posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:18 PM PST by bgill
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