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Obama misses deadline for report to Congress on planned defense cuts
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Posted on 09/07/2012 6:15:00 PM PDT by chessplayer

He’s been busy with more important stuff. He’ll get to it when he gets to it, even though (a) he signed a bill just last month setting today as the deadline, and (b) the whole idea of a defense sequester came from Democrats as a poison pill for the GOP in last year’s debt-ceiling deal.

"One month ago, the PRESIDENT SIGNED the “Sequestration Transparency Act,” a law that IMPOSED UPON HIM a 30 day deadline to outline what Pentagon spending will be cut. That deadline was last night."

"White House press secretary Jay Carney today said White House officials would hand in their assignment next week."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debtlimit; defense; defensecuts; failure; military; misseddeadline; misseddealine; obama; sequestration; transparency

1 posted on 09/07/2012 6:15:01 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
The entire situation, from start to finish, is rigged to make draconian, unacceptable Defense cuts absolutely unavoidable and inevitable. Politically, you could never pass bills to make such cuts -- but by clumsily just "stumbling" into them, the cuts will happen automatically.

He's not stupid. He's evil.

2 posted on 09/07/2012 6:21:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: chessplayer

Obama’s trying to figure out how to parse the Virginia (battleground) job cuts that are about take take place.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ClearCase_guy

But the Fun Part of this is that defense companies need to give 90 days notice of layoffs and they want to do this before the election in order to meet the Jan 1 deadline. These would be notices of potential layoffs if it isn’t stopped. O wants them to hold off.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 7:15:47 PM PDT by bunster
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To: chessplayer

Sorry, but this was a very important golf date.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 7:53:39 PM PDT by kempster
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To: chessplayer

Is this what Clint was talking about.......THE EMPTY CHAIR?

Me Think someone needs to make postcards showing an empty chair, so they can be mailed to Obama and all Democrat campaign sites.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 8:07:35 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: chessplayer; All

He cut it - and gave it to the Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/05/Obama-Admin-Cuts-Military-Participation-With-Israel-Increases-Participation-with-Muslim-Brotherhood

and once again, no one will say ‘TREASON”


7 posted on 09/07/2012 8:18:31 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: chessplayer

I think the Kenyan actually wants to lose so he can pack his bags and head for that 35 million dollar digs his Chicago chums are working on for his post pres years...and gets him closer to the coasts of his Muzzie pals....and of course he has sugar plum dreams of making the $$$$$$$ like Slick Willie...


8 posted on 09/07/2012 8:20:27 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal
No, he wants to win to fulfill his Ayersian objectives, one suspects.
9 posted on 09/07/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: bunster

The O-Hole in chief (let’s all replce ‘A-hole’ with ‘O-hole....that will really fire up the libs!!) had no intention of meeting this dealine...self-imposed or not. The more he can cut the military the better in his eyes.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 9:11:22 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: chessplayer
I guess he saw the unemployment rate and realized that he would also be putting the people in the Defense Industry out of work too.
Not counting also ? the security risk he would be putting this country and the world by cutting the US military defense.
11 posted on 09/07/2012 9:48:34 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: chessplayer

There should have been repercussions should he fail to meet the deadline, like automatic cuts to NPR, PBS, Planned parenthood etc etc


12 posted on 09/07/2012 9:52:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ClearCase_guy

This was the deal that the GOP and Bonehead agreed to


13 posted on 09/07/2012 9:56:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

They knew Obama was only going to give them B.S. anyhow. So what’s the problem with B.S. that’s a little late?


14 posted on 09/07/2012 9:59:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: GeronL

IIRC, at the time, we were told that the cuts to the other side would essentially destroy Obamacare. What happened to those cuts?


15 posted on 09/07/2012 10:05:25 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: luv2ski

don’t you remember Bohner saying that since its been upheld that the House will go ahead and fund ObamaCare??


16 posted on 09/07/2012 10:12:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Nice of the GOP to conveniently hand their hats to Obama so close to the election.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 10:14:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chessplayer

Republicans were so stupid to agree to the super committee in the first place...and the rats painted the, into a corner. 0bama is immobilized, won’t act. Any resolution on this will take place without him. Parrot of his scorched Earth on his way out the door. I’m thinking as he realizes more and more that he’s out the door in a few short weeks, he’ll actually drag his feet even more, maybe in shock that for perhaps the first time ever, he’s not getting his way and hell become increasingly withdrawn. Heck, I’ve even pondered the prospect of Biden beinG the de facto President for the remainder of the term. I think we are witnessing a slow implosion.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 10:54:38 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: chessplayer
DERELICTION OF DUTY
19 posted on 09/07/2012 11:14:49 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: chessplayer
The Dog ate it and Obama ate the Dog.
20 posted on 09/07/2012 11:19:39 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: GeronL

Obama will need that hat to keep his hair from getting mussed up when Mitt mops the floor with him. So why begrudge it.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 11:22:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: bunster
It's a 60 day notification due to the WARN Act for any employer of more than 500 employees. The cuts would be effective January 1st, so the notifications go our November 1st. Perfect timing just days before the election. Obama has been trying to get his lackey Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to tell companies not to issue the notices. That is illegal. Companies won't expose themselves to the liability of being sued for not issuing the notices. The RATS have created a fine mess for themselves.

My employer has lots of DoD contracts. Many of us (myself included) are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

22 posted on 09/07/2012 11:41:45 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

“REPORTS? What reports? We don’t need no stinkin reports.”

Obummer has missed a lot of things and what make anyone think these reports are any different?

VOTE ROMENY & RYAN on Nov. 6th.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 4:28:30 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Myrddin

Thanks for correcting my post. You make it very clear what’s going on here. This is also why O is telling everyone to vote Early — under his breath “before you get your layoff notice.”


24 posted on 09/08/2012 8:05:19 AM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

I keep close tabs on my development staff, burn rates and tasking/coverage in addition to my technical work. Thankfully, I have some very competent co-workers doing the business development and day to day project management. My co-workers are looking really stressed as they work to keep the customer happy and staff fully engaged. The stress has nothing to do with the difficulty of the tasking. The concern is the budget axe swinging indiscriminantly with no thought for the consequences.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Hi - On Drudge today Monday 4:15 Pacific — Defense Contracts confirm layoff notices before election.

Right hand column


26 posted on 09/10/2012 4:22:29 PM PDT by bunster
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