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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

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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To: Starman417
"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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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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To: Starman417

Here’s something else that should be cut despite the intentions of every well known political candidate in both political parties for the presidency.

And then Education enters the Twilight Zone
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2990586/posts


41 posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:21 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Starman417

The bastard will make it happen too. Nothing works better than a national tragedy such as Sandy Hook to get the sheeple behind him. Anything is justifiable for the common good.


42 posted on 02/23/2013 6:03:48 PM PST by Toespi
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To: SVTCobra03
Not only is 0bama not a Christian, he in fact, has the spirit of the Anti-Christ.

The thing that frightens me the most is that Obama is a lazy, drug-addled loser. When we face the Anti-Christ, he will have all of Obama's flaws but far more energy and intelligence. Our current crisis is just a little warmup for the Prince of Darkness.

43 posted on 02/23/2013 6:32:58 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: butterdezillion

They don’t take much fuel.

But the ground station/base they are dispatched from does.


44 posted on 02/23/2013 6:39:09 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SVTCobra03

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

Ironic, I told a friend that the other day when they said he was the Anti-Christ that he wasn’t, but that he did have the spirit of the Anti-Christ and I say that with no tongue-in-cheek.


45 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:45 PM PST by selfdefense
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To: Starman417

“sequester” is a small start but there needs to be real government cuts eliminating programs and firing everyone that works for them.


46 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:39 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Starman417
"Obama: If Republicans don’t give me what I want I will make planes fall from the sky"

He's already accomplished that with flies. Can't he afford his own deodorant?
47 posted on 02/23/2013 9:54:12 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: ZOOKER

Heh. I actually have that issue of National Lampoon up in the attic. I believe it was issue #1 and was called, “The Back To School” issue.


48 posted on 02/23/2013 10:00:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That photo always puts me in mind of folks worshiping at the feet of someone.

Bow down, mind your knees.


49 posted on 02/24/2013 5:25:14 AM PST by humblegunner
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