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Will Demsí budget blackmail strategy backfire?
BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | March 1, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley

Posted on 03/01/2013 6:39:27 AM PST by Moseley

“Buy this magazine or the dog gets it!” screamed the National Lampoon magazine cover for January 1973, showing a gun to a dog’s head. Today, President Barack Obama is nakedly threatening to harm the country and the American people if he has to slow spending. Democrats have a gun to the heads of American families. They are threatening to pull the trigger if they have to give up their spending addiction.

While these tactics are old, they are not normally acted out so poorly. What’s new is that Obama is being so obvious that everyone is noticing. The Democrats are bungling what has in the past been a sophisticated and subtle tactic of manipulation.

Marie Antoinette would blush. Uncle Sam insists he will burn your house down if he doesn’t get a fifth sticky bun with his champagne brunch. Uncle Sam lives in luxury while most taxpayers are eating toast with their toast. How does it feel watching your Uncle Sam hoard all the sticky buns around the family table?

The federal government spent $2.9 trillion in 2008, but $3.7 trillion in 2012. Every year, we’re spending $800 billion more under Obama. The sequester would walk that back to $700 billion per year above 2008 spending. So Washington, D.C., is screaming while spending an extra $700 billion bonus.

The Pentagon says it can’t afford to fuel up an aircraft carrier. If you believe that, you are in danger of voting Democrat. Hundreds of criminals are now roaming the streets, threatening our families. Illegal aliens waiting to be deported were released instead of being returned home. Now, remember: The Obama administration has chosen to detain only illegal aliens who have been convicted of independent crimes. That’s Obama’s policy. So those locked up are the worst of the worst. Yet the White House says no one knows who made the decision. If you believe that …

Obama appears with firemen and police – who are paid for by state and county governments – and claims the federal sequester will put your family at risk. There are 130,000 more federal employees today than when Obama took office, according to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. Obama warns that federal employees may be furloughed. But that could be because Obama added 130,000 new federal workers since 2008.

What was happening in 2008? Were planes flying? Were there three-hour waits at airports? Were teachers at work in schools? Were firemen putting out fires? From 2004 to 2008, spending had already soared so explosively that conservatives rebelled against Republican insiders, rallied behind Sarah Palin, then formed the tea party in 2009. The $2.7 trillion spent in 2008 was already outrageously high. Now we’re at $3.7 trillion.

But addicts can grow violent when their addiction is threatened. For politicians, spending is an addiction. Tell a heroin addict that you are cutting him off. Panic, hysteria and even violence may result. Talk of cancelling planned increases in spending is giving Washington junkies the shakes. The clumsy response to 2 percent canceled increases signals an addiction.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Delaware; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: budget; obama; sequester; spending

1 posted on 03/01/2013 6:39:37 AM PST by Moseley
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“Just don’t touch my Obamaphone, EBT, WIC, Section 8 housing, Food Stamps, and tax the crap out of the rich white bastards and I’ll keep voting for you”.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 6:44:47 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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Welfare and public housing could be easily transferred back to the states now that there are so few bankrupt counties.

The fact this local program ended up at the federal level was due to circumstances at the time ~ not because of any well thought out plan of action.

You still wouldn't balance the federal budget though.

3 posted on 03/01/2013 6:49:28 AM PST by muawiyah
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Will Dems’ budget blackmail strategy backfire?

No, because the moron sheeple will be told by the media that any problems are because of the old rich whities.

4 posted on 03/01/2013 6:57:45 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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Depends on how the “Stupid Party” plays it. But since the “Stupid Party” is, well, STUPID, I’m guessing NO.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 7:05:27 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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No. I read a piece by Dick Morris yesterday.

Obama backed off yesterday saying it would not be as bad but would get worse. Obama knows we are going into a double-dip recession and, as things get worse, he will point at the Republicans and say it is the result of their pig-headedness on the sequester.

6 posted on 03/01/2013 7:08:47 AM PST by george123
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I think that’s what this is all about George123: Trying to lie about Obama’s regulatory assault on business causing a new recession. This is all about escaping blame.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 7:39:50 AM PST by Moseley (http://www.curesocialism.com)
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We need to cut the Education department and cut agriculture subsidies to farmers who lives in New York City and other urban area).

What do those ‘farmers’ grow?? Pot?


8 posted on 03/01/2013 7:44:22 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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The Democrats are bungling what has in the past been a sophisticated and subtle tactic of manipulation.

The dems fear not for they have traind the sheep so well that any new birth of one the gene is passed on.
The only thing the dems fear is one who thinks for them self.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 9:08:05 AM PST by Vaduz
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Obama can end it in about ten minutes by withholding the next deposit onto the SNAP cards and blaming that on Republicans.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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