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Sequester is not a cut.
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Posted on 02/23/2013 8:52:13 AM PST by donmeaker

The Sequester is not a cut.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: debt; deficit; demagogicparty; partisanmediashills; sequester; spending
Just so we know...
1 posted on 02/23/2013 8:52:16 AM PST by donmeaker
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To: donmeaker
We know..&.."they" know...

..but the ones who caused this mess...

...the low info, welfare "voters" do not know..

..and will not know, for they pay no attention..

&

their votes count just as much as ours.

..we will not get out of this mess for a generation unless a valid vote is tied to a lifetime of positive payments to the US Treas by the voter.

...I want what the President wants...

NO PAY, NO PLAY!

2 posted on 02/23/2013 9:04:32 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: donmeaker
It's the same baseline-budgeting scam they rope-a-doped us with in 1995 and 1996.

They called it the "government shutdown" that time.

3 posted on 02/23/2013 9:04:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: donmeaker

Introduce uncommon terminology into the lexicon for obfuscation/elevated-importance purposes. Create a World Wrestling Federation atmosphere and amplify it without pay-per-view. Ca$h the check$. Admire the balance$. Rinse. Repeat.


4 posted on 02/23/2013 9:07:02 AM PST by PGalt
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To: donmeaker

From the link: Op/Ed | 2/22/2013 @ 8:00AM |29,547 views

Gee, Forbes just glommed on to what Rush has been saying for weeks.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 9:12:24 AM PST by Peet (TurboTax: "So simple even a Secretary of the Treasury can use it!")
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To: donmeaker

Most here know this but unfortunately the opposite has already grounded itself as common knowledge amongst the low info crowd.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 9:13:40 AM PST by mnehring
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To: donmeaker

No representation without taxation. If you don’t have skin in the game, you shouldn’t have a say in how the game is played.


7 posted on 02/23/2013 9:13:57 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Sky is falling! The Sky is falling!. What we really need to be worried about is about to bit us in the pants. And the MSM and the folks who live in the Beltway hope no one is watching....them. They are the ones to be feared. Fear them.


8 posted on 02/23/2013 9:26:23 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: mnehring

Anyone hear our side out there making every attempt to educate the dolts who are eating from the fed trough?


9 posted on 02/23/2013 9:28:53 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Lexington and Concord Americans experience thier first gun grab attempt)
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To: donmeaker

The local news last night was all about the pain of sequester cuts (minus weather and commercials).
They interviewed people who are going to lose their homes, firefighters that will be fired, prisons losing half of their staff, schools closing and doubling up in one building....on and on and on and on.......

I was screaming at the TV - liars and my husband tech wise the smartest man I have ever known said “how do you expect to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from this years budge and this not happen?”

I was dumb founded, at first I thought he was joking.

Then I said it is not $1.2 trillion it is $44 billion this year with half from defense.

He said “are you sure you are correct?”

He then said “but that’s a just reduction of less than 2%”.

I was very sad, if he didn’t “get it”, we really are screwed.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 9:31:05 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Nope, we just talk and gripe to ourselves.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 9:31:30 AM PST by mnehring
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To: svcw

Just skip to the we are screwed part. Idiocracy is coming to life.


12 posted on 02/23/2013 9:36:33 AM PST by mnehring
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To: donmeaker

I know that. You know that. John Boehner (Op-Ed) and Paul Ryan (This Week) doesn’t seem to know that.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 9:43:18 AM PST by exist
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To: Peet
Gee, Forbes just glommed on to what Rush has been saying for weeks.

I learned about the "baseline budgeting" scam from Rush over 15 years ago. I always thought it was something he should refresh at least once a month.

No way will the politicians dump this scam - - it's perfect for them because it allows them to talk out both sides of their mouths. If they vote for a cut in the "rate of growth", they can claim they "cut" spending. ...But spending will in fact go up (just not as much as the "baseline budget" called for) so they can also turn around and claim they didn't cut spending.

It's a brilliant scam. ...both sides of their mouths, depending on who the audience is on any particular day.

14 posted on 02/23/2013 9:56:07 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mnehring
Idiocracy is coming to life.

This should be a bumper sticker.

15 posted on 02/23/2013 10:23:55 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: donmeaker

Point of clarification: for 1st qtr, is it $22 Billion, $45 Billion or $85 Billion? I heard all 3 numbers used in as many or more articles, and am totally confused.

Is there an accurate number we’re actually dealing with? Or are these just more 0scumbag/DoD/White Hut-Crib accounting tricks to confuse us all?

I’d just seen pics 6 carriers sitting idle in a port for refueling/refurb etc. Would the US Navy really put 6 carriers that close in a port, in case of an attack or terrorism? Just wondering.... (no military exp, so I don’t know.)

Is that what we’re truly down to: one carrier left in the ME’s Strait of Hormuz and the rest of the world? Holy Carp if we are!


16 posted on 02/23/2013 10:53:34 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: donmeaker
Funny how these politically correct terms slip into the lexicon.

Low Information Voter? Let's call a spade a spade.

Fifty per cent are ignorant and the other fifty per cent are plain stupid. Oh my!!!! I hope that wasn't too offensive to the morons.

17 posted on 02/23/2013 10:59:52 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf
"Low information voters" are not all stupid, and may know many things so that "ignorant" doesn't quite describe them either. However, they are all idiots in the classical sense of ιδιώτης: folks who care only for their own private good without regard to the good of η πόλις.
18 posted on 02/23/2013 11:20:10 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: donmeaker

It might not cut the budget, but it does cut my take home pay by 25% and the way it is being implemented makes it more difficult for me to take on a second part time job to make up the difference.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 11:55:20 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: carriage_hill
Point of clarification: for 1st qtr, is it $22 Billion, $45 Billion or $85 Billion?

Pretty sure it's 85 B for the year... 1.2 T over 10 years.

20 posted on 02/23/2013 1:37:22 PM PST by what's up
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To: donmeaker

I weighed 200 pounds going into the holiday season. Unfortunately, with the numerous holiday feasts I was sure I had packed on 10 pounds by the end of the holiday season. When I stepped on the scales again I found out I weighed only 206. Under the government accounting principles and with the magic of baseline budgeting I could claim to have lost 4 pounds! I think it’s great.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 3:23:25 PM PST by Armando Guerra
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To: what's up

That makes better sense; thanks.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 4:21:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

Obama is corruptly giving money to things he wants to grow, and taking it from things that don’t make his cronies rich.

At some point the government should be cut back to constitutional functions: Eliminate departments of Agriculture, Labor, Education, HUD, Health and Human Services as a start. Certainly the Framers were familiar with the concepts of Agriculture, Labor, Education, Housing, Health, and gave the federal government no enumerated powers in those fields.

If the people wanted such powers and roles they could either have states perform them, or recommend their representatives amend the constitution to add those powers.


23 posted on 02/23/2013 8:31:40 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: donmeaker

Agreed.


24 posted on 02/24/2013 5:14:32 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: donmeaker; All

S E Q U E S T E R

We should SEQUESTER each and every “representative” /sarcasm and cut their pay, their medical, their retirement, their staff, their travel, their face-time, their lobbyists, their contributors, their benefits, etc., etc.

S E Q U E S T E R


25 posted on 02/24/2013 5:42:03 AM PST by PGalt
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