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REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies
TBI ^ | 2-26-2013 | Robert Reich

Posted on 02/26/2013 9:51:27 PM PST by blam

REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies

Robert Reich, Contributor
February 26, 2013, 7:20 PM

Pete Souza (Official White House Photograph)

The White House apparently believes the best way to strengthen its hand in the upcoming “sequester” showdown with Republicans is to tell Americans how awful the spending cuts will be, and blame Republicans for them.

It won’t work. These tactical messages are getting in the way of the larger truth, which the President must hammer home: The Republicans’ austerity economics and trickle-down economics are dangerous, bald-faced lies.

Yes, the pending spending cuts will hurt. But even if some Americans begin to feel the pain when the cuts go into effect Friday, most won’t feel it for weeks or months, if ever.

Half are cuts in the military, which will have a huge impact on jobs (the military is America’s only major jobs program), but the cuts will be felt mainly in states with large numbers of military contractors, and then only as those contractors shed employees.

The other half are cuts in domestic discretionary spending, which will largely affect lower-income Americans. There will be sharp reductions in federal aid to poor schools, nutrition assistance, housing assistance, and the like. But here again, most Americans won’t see these cuts or feel them.

Moreover, the blame game can be played both ways, and Republicans are adept at slinging mud. When it comes to high-visibility consequences of the spending cuts — such as a sudden dearth of air-traffic controllers — Republicans will dodge blame by happily giving Obama authority to shift spending and find the cuts himself, thereby making the White House appear even more culpable.

Besides, there’s no end to this. After Friday’s sequester comes the showdown over continuing funding of

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; republicans; sequestration; taxes

1 posted on 02/26/2013 9:51:46 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

So Barak, you taking advice from twisted dwarves now?


2 posted on 02/26/2013 9:54:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: blam
Republicans Can't Pretend Not To See The Austerity Disaster In Europe
3 posted on 02/26/2013 9:54:51 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

So Barak, you taking advice from twisted dwarves now?


4 posted on 02/26/2013 9:55:33 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: blam

Thus spake the ‘90s garden gnome.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 9:56:36 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: blam

Rush will have a riot with this tomorrow.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 9:57:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blam

The picture is WAY over the top!
So pensive, So caring.

This ***hole just came off Holiday!


7 posted on 02/26/2013 10:00:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

What was his little counter-part’s name? Donna Shalala?


8 posted on 02/26/2013 10:01:45 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Sadly, we are getting fiddled from both ends at the moment.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 10:03:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blam

Reich needs to stand up for America -— no wait....


10 posted on 02/26/2013 10:05:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mylife

He’s got that Cravin’ for Reggie Love look.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 10:08:58 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: mylife

Remember watching Clinton’s cabinet all troop onto the WH lawn to proclaim their belief in Bubba into the microphone, just before the blue dress surfaced?
I was watching “The Fellowship of the Ring” the other day and was reminded of that touching scene.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 10:09:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: blam

“Austerity’s” not working in Europe because it includes tax hikes. It’s not really austerity if government still has its snout in the feed trough.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 10:11:37 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: blam

Well Bob, you and Barack have had the market on lies pretty well cornered with you media accomplices, for over 5 years now.

So, if you’re getting concerned because the truth is beginning to leak out in a few places, well, that’s too damn bad.

You see Bob, we know that even you don’t believe the economic theories you espouse. You recognize them for what they are: A means to enlarge the dependent class, to maintain as much power and control as possible.

And if you clowns hadn’t overplayed your hands on gun control, the economic control might have worked.

With States enacting unconstitutional restrictions, not possible at the Federal level, voters will unseat many a Democrat and chicken $hit RINOs.

2014 will see the wall against Obama rise long and wide.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 10:13:36 PM PST by G Larry
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To: blam

How does get get as dumb as Reich.?..
He is such a Chihuahua riding Zeros leg...


15 posted on 02/26/2013 10:14:25 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: piasa

The Goobermint IS making cuts.
They cut hot meals to FOB’s in Afghanistan, but Obama phones are not under threat.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 10:15:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Why **** the section 8 recipients and loving land lords when you can **** the hard working couple next door?


17 posted on 02/26/2013 10:19:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

No cuts in Air Force 1 travel either. Those weekly vacays and campaign stops are mission essential.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 10:20:14 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

Oh my! Yes!


19 posted on 02/26/2013 10:21:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

NY is doing Pet Food Stamps for God Sakes! While fellows on 5 or 6 tours in the Stan are having hot meals cut!!!


20 posted on 02/26/2013 10:23:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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21 posted on 02/26/2013 10:29:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: blam
With fond greetings to Rush:


22 posted on 02/26/2013 10:32:29 PM PST by tom h
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To: blam

Reish sounds worried. He doesn’t think this is going to work out well for Obama and his boyz.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 10:48:30 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: blam

Reish sounds worried. He doesn’t think this is going to work out well for Obama and his boyz.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 10:48:30 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: blam

This schmuck was a “Secretary of Labor” and is now a college professor? No wonder he’s a marxist fraud economist.

I guess he got his PhD at the University of Haiti’s School of Voodoo Economics.

Stick a pin in it Robert. You’re still stuck on stupid.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 10:51:50 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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All this over a small cut to the projected increases??? Spending will still increase!

Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life on this planet!


26 posted on 02/26/2013 11:04:02 PM PST by Cololeo (`)
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To: blam

Heh, the stench of a sweating communist Democrat fills the air.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 11:47:28 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TADSLOS

lol


28 posted on 02/26/2013 11:48:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: blam

Reich STILL believes communism can work, if only it is given just one more chance.
Bob, you simply cannot confiscate the fruits of one man’s labor and hand it over to somebody to whom it does not belong and who did nothing to earn it.
Period.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 12:03:46 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: blam

Robert Reich is campaigning for Obama down in Texas, and buys himself a pair of expensive cowboy boots to try to fit in. After a few days, of campaigning, he has such bad scrotal pain that he has to see a doctor.

As he explains the pain to the doctor, and describes how it seemed to start when he came to Texas, the doctor calmly says “I am going to fix that for you right now” leaves the room and returns with a large pair of scissors.

Reich jumps up and runs to the door yelling “You’re not cutting MY balls off!”

The doctor calls after him “Wait! I was just going to cut the tops off of your cowboy boots!”


30 posted on 02/27/2013 2:28:28 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: blam

how awful the spending cuts

pain when the cuts go into effect

spending cuts will hurt

cuts in the military

the cuts will be felt

contractors shed employees

cuts in domestic discretionary spending

sharp reductions in federal aid

consequences of the spending cuts


THERE ARE NO CUTS! EVERYONE STILL GETS MORE THAN LAST YEAR!!!!


31 posted on 02/27/2013 2:38:51 AM PST by Principled
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To: blam

Ok Dwarf,Im still waiting for my 2500 dollar reduction in my Health care premium,I have seen my premium increase 3000 dollars. Keep your doctor,keep your policy? Right,taxes not going to increase one dime? Right. Going to cut the debt in half during first term? Right.Close Gitmo? Right.The Most Transparent Administration In History?Right. I Obama do not support Gay Marriage? Right. We dont need more Navy ships,after all we dont use swords and Horses anymore either,but the Sequester is going to stop the building of more ships?Right. Your Agriculture Secretary says we are going to cut thinning of the Forests to prevent Fires,But will not cut the 2 billion dollars providing free cell phones where 41 percent of the receipients are not eligible,10s of billions paid out to Black farmers in the Pigford case,where New Yorkers who grow tomato plants in the windows are farmers and get 50 thousand dollar checks,now expanding to women and Hispanics? Right.
Etc. Etc. Etc.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 3:16:44 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: TADSLOS

I think Obama would be content to stay in the White House more as long as he can keep Michelle flying and away from him.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 5:39:28 AM PST by Venturer
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To: blam

The face of pure evil.


34 posted on 02/27/2013 5:43:31 AM PST by jersey117
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To: blam

Is this the one and only Robert B Reiiiccchhhhhh Rush used to talk about?


35 posted on 02/27/2013 5:47:22 AM PST by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: Marathoner

apparently, the little guy is still around


36 posted on 02/27/2013 5:49:40 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam
Would somebody please get this man a highchair?

5.56mm

37 posted on 02/27/2013 5:53:12 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: blam
REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies

Hey Reich!

You Lie!

THERE ARE NO CUTS!

(only reductions in the rate of growth)

38 posted on 02/27/2013 6:00:02 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: blam

John Maynard Keynes ruined humanity for ever.


39 posted on 02/27/2013 6:00:57 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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