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Sequestration: White House summit begins
Politico ^

Posted on 03/01/2013 8:14:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Sequestration: White House summit begins By: Jake Sherman March 1, 2013 10:49 AM EST

The nation’s top four lawmakers arrived at the White House Friday morning, pessimistic they will be able to resolve the impasse over $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts that begin at midnight.

The meeting began at 10:18 — just a smidge more than 12 hours before the sequester was scheduled to begin.

This fiscal dilemma has played out differently from the previous ones in the sense that the chief players — Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) — have not met at all throughout it. There have been virtually no negotiations between the White House and Congress, as both sides have fiercely clung to their starting points —Obama has insisted that a solution include a balance of spending cuts and new revenues, while Boehner has dismissed any tax hikes out of hand.

And with the sequester set to hit at 11:59 pm. on Friday night, not much is expected to happen at the White House meeting Friday morning. Republicans even said as much before the meeting happened.

The mood on this gray Friday was encapsulated before the meeting by Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican leader of the Senate.

“There will be no last-minute, back-room deal and absolutely no agreement to increase taxes,” McConnell said in a statement, adding that he was “happy” to discuss other options to reduce spending.

That’s precisely where the disagreement lies. Boehner and McConnell are opposed to Obama’s plan to close what the president describes as tax loopholes to help offset the cuts, which will disproportionally hit the Pentagon and other military spending. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) favor raising more revenue to blunt the cuts.

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They should all be furloughed......
1 posted on 03/01/2013 8:15:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Baby Step 0:

The Senate and House pass a single budget.

2 posted on 03/01/2013 8:16:35 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama should be impeached!!! What a low life, egotistical, destructive, hatefull, maniac!!! Dumb Americans do not realize Obama and his Black racist wife Michelle hate America and all she stands for!!! End of story!!!


3 posted on 03/01/2013 8:22:47 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The sequester will be the happiest day of my life because that is the first time that they have EVER cut government EVER.do you all understand the significance of that? I toast to the sequester!

Bring on the sequester . Tell Boner and the GOP NOT to cave let the cuts happen


4 posted on 03/01/2013 8:23:03 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Paladin2
"Baby Step 0: The Senate and House pass a single budget. "

No, baby step zero is when the Senate and the House each pass a separate budget. Then they get together to negotiate differences. since the House has already done that, it's time for the democRat controlled Senate to do their part.

5 posted on 03/01/2013 8:23:52 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bubble, bubble, toil and .......


6 posted on 03/01/2013 8:23:52 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boehner and McConnell are opposed to Obama’s plan to close what the president describes as tax loopholes to help offset the cuts, which will disproportionally hit the Pentagon and other military spending.

What Tax Loopholes are they talking about and are we for them?


7 posted on 03/01/2013 8:24:11 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Obama should be impeached!!! What a low life, egotistical, destructive, hatefull, maniac!!! Dumb Americans do not realize Obama and his Black racist wife Michelle hate America and all she stands for!!! End of story!!!

That’s it in a nutshell. Adding on his hateful, morally depraved, mobsta punks in his administration as well.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:10 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I think their summit (LOL) is over ,Obama must be placing his props so he can stand in front of them and blah blah blah at us


9 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:28 AM PST by molson209
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To: Democrat_media

The republicans have nothing to lose and everything to gain by allowing the sequester to happen. If they cave, it is the final piece of evidence to utterly convince me that they are simply a part of the same machine to which the democrats belong, and there is probably a lot of truth to this video. Time will tell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mII9NZ8MMVM


10 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:28 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I see the State Controlled Media is trying to reset the sequester start time from midnight last night to midnight tonight. Must be a last minute desperate push to get the Republican House to cave.
11 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:39 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Ideas have consequences." - Weaver

The principles and ideas underlying America's Constitutional limits on grants of power to elected officials led to individual freedom, opportunity, creativity, wealth creation, and a refuge for oppressed persons from all over the world.

The "liberal" movement which began in the late 1800's, now self-described as the "progressive" movement has brought America's citizens and their economy to this point.

So-called "progressives," in their arrogant and overwhelming desire for accumulation of power for themselves, readily acknowledge the taxing power as a useful tool for restraining motivation toward what they deem to be undesirable behavior.

On the other hand, they deny the certain fact that "taking," or taxing productive citizens also discourages and restrains opportunity and motivation toward productivity, wealth creation, and saving.

Democrats, under Obama, now have endangered the liberty of millions yet unborn with their illogical arguments on behalf of "taking" and "redistributing" the earnings of hard-working Americans. They claim they are "taking care" of those who elected them. Their "taking care" amounts to enslaving every citizen, born and unborn, for generations to come.

Their claims would fall on deaf ears, if most citizens understood their Constitution's limits on the powers of government. Here what some of the Founders said about the policies of today's "progressive" Democrats.

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322

"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23

"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40

"Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice.” - Samuel Adams

And:

“The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional.” - Samuel Adams

12 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:01 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: napscoordinator

“What Tax Loopholes are they talking about and are we for them?”

Where be all dat transparency?


13 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:46 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Sub-Driver

My bet is that they’ll cave. Not a spine in any GOPe.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: napscoordinator

We just got done with our taxes and damned if we could find any friggin’ “loop holes”. The only hole we’re gonna see is the HUGE one in our wallet. YIKES! That’ll teach me to retire.


15 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:56 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The True Story of Sequestration In Handy GIF Form
16 posted on 03/01/2013 8:29:19 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Raise revenue".

Leftwing media clowns & politicians think they can sell a pig in a poke by changing around a few words.

Its called raising taxes.

17 posted on 03/01/2013 8:29:33 AM PST by skeeter
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To: napscoordinator

“What Tax Loopholes are they talking about and are we for them?”

It seems to me that one of the so-called “tax loopholes” that was being discussed was the mortgage interest tax credit.

I don’t believe that I, personally, am not in favor of any further tax code gerry-mandering. If Congress would like to get rid of the tax code loopholes, they should get rid of them ALL, then! Follow that up by collecting a flat tax from everyone, or something of that nature—or maybe a Fair tax (and disband the IRS). :-)


18 posted on 03/01/2013 8:30:46 AM PST by MNGal
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To: Sub-Driver

Deroy Murdock of the National Review made an astute observation in his article published today.

If Obama was really interested in governing and is really concerned for the good of the country, he should know what to cut and what to preserve without any of the so called pain he keeps talking about.

Instead, he is simply interested in playing politics and demonizing Republicans.

This is for all low information voters ....

Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Tom Price (R., Ga.) co-authored the Decrease Spending Now Act. It would shift to debt relief a whopping $45 billion in tax revenues now stalled in dormant federal accounts.

“Hundreds of billions of dollars are borrowed and then left unspent because Congress routinely bites off more than it can chew,” Rubio stated. Added Price: “Leaving billions of taxpayer dollars to gather dust in federal coffers only encourages fiscal irresponsibility. By rescinding this unspent and unobligated money — funds that the government clearly can do without — we can contribute to the larger goal of breaking the government’s habit of borrowing and spending money we cannot afford.”

Senator Rand Paul would cut $85 billion annually by not replacing departed federal employees ($6.5 billion in savings), bringing the $128,226 in average yearly federal civilian compensation closer to the private sector’s $64,560 (reducing $32 billion), curtailing federal travel by 25 percent ($2.25 billion), limiting Pentagon research to military applications ($6 billion), requiring competitive bids on government contracts and paying market wages on federal projects ($19 billion), and halving foreign aid ($20 billion).

The Public Interest Research Group and the National Taxpayers Union jointly identified $1 trillion in ten-year savings through 56 budget cuts that liberals and conservatives should love. These range from killing a $10 million biodiesel-education grant to a $160 billion modernization of federal computer systems. The $77 billion Crop Insurance program should be uprooted. The feds own some 55,500 buildings that are “not utilized or underutilized.” Sell them. Even giving them away would save taxpayers $17 billion in maintenance expenses — on empty buildings!

PIRG and NTU urge Medicare to calibrate excessive labor and office-space outlays with the actual prices that prevail in lower-cost communities. Savings: $47.6 billion.

Rather than spend $179,750 per hour to fly Air Force One from rally to rally to demonize Republicans, Obama should sit still long enough to send Congress a budget request. The federal Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 mandates that the president’s spending plan reach Capitol Hill by the first Monday of February. Obama’s last two budgets arrived late, and this year’s is AWOL. Before Obama barks at Republicans yet again, he should start doing his job.

Obama keeps harping about teachers, police, firefighters not being paid, airplane delays, and the hollowing of our defense when there is so much FAT that can be cut.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 8:31:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Preach it!


20 posted on 03/01/2013 8:31:07 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: Sub-Driver
while Boehner has dismissed any tax hikes out of hand.

WRONG Boehner said revenue had already been address when Sequestration was agreed upon.

21 posted on 03/01/2013 8:32:45 AM PST by the_daug
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To: Sub-Driver

I lay down at night wondering what will happen first the economic collapse or the next world war...It’s a tough call but in the end.... What difference does it make?


22 posted on 03/01/2013 8:33:12 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t they have done this a few weeks ago? I mean, I’m just sayin.......


23 posted on 03/01/2013 8:35:07 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: napscoordinator
What Tax Loopholes are they talking about and are we for them?

"Limiting deductions and closing loopholes" = tax hikes = more money taken from the private sector and handed over to the Democrats for their use in buying the votes of their government-addicted base of moochers.

So no, we are not "for them".

24 posted on 03/01/2013 8:36:17 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver

Let it hit already. And then when Americans see it is MEANINGLESS, perhaps they will want some MORE cuts! DO. NOT. CAVE!


25 posted on 03/01/2013 8:36:53 AM PST by montag813
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To: Sub-Driver

“They should all be furloughed...... “

Furlough doesn’t solve anything, they should all be FIRED!!!!


26 posted on 03/01/2013 8:37:23 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Sub-Driver

Mentally they have been furloughed for years.


27 posted on 03/01/2013 8:38:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: longfellowsmuse
I lay down at night wondering what will happen first the economic collapse or the next world war...It’s a tough call but in the end....

"What difference does it make?"


28 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:10 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
My bet is that they’ll cave. Not a spine in any GOPe.

Wonder which flavor Boehner's is? McConnell's?


29 posted on 03/01/2013 8:42:40 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: napscoordinator

Your post proves you are FOR Obama’s plan , you are for boner to cave in to Obama .

imo you are a democrat/statist


30 posted on 03/01/2013 8:48:44 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Politico to media:
Obama wants to compromise between the Senate which wants “new revenues” (note: “tax increases” is a forbidden term. Mention of the tax increases Obama just got in the “Fiscal Cliff” deal is also forbidden.) and the House which only wants to make cuts that will hurt everyone- especially the poor and the young and minorities and women and LGBT.
Only a few conservatives in the House refuse to compromise.

Hail Spending!
That is all.’


31 posted on 03/01/2013 8:51:16 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: cuban leaf

boner and mconel still have a few hours to cave in to Obama. I think they will cave . I hope I’m wrong though

At the last minute they will avert the news media’s latest fake “disaster” ( the sequester).

what was it last month the fake fiscal cliff? global warming (another hoax) etc.


32 posted on 03/01/2013 8:53:25 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media
...that is the first time that they have EVER cut government EVER.

Sorry, but the big bad sequester isn't going to 'cut' a single dime of federal spending.

This entire ruckus is over a mere 2% reduction in the rate of INCREASE of projected federal spending. No one in the country is going to feel its impact. All this talk of furloughing gov't workers, cutting military spending, catastrophic effects to existing entitlement programs, etcetera, is just a huge stinking pile of obama.

The federal government is going to spend more next year than they did this year - just like every year since Hector was a pup. The poor dears in Washington are only going to get 98% of the raise they were expecting for their departments and agencies.

Oh my! The world will end!!!

33 posted on 03/01/2013 8:55:27 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

are you counting in inflation too, or do you have all the calculations done for all the government too?

to keep the same size government has to increase by the inflation rate. if it doesn’t then it is a cut.

sequester is a good thing. let it happen.

without sequester gov growth will be what 20% next year? yes

so GOP and boner must not cave ( let the cuts happen)

All I hear is government will be cut in a lot of places. If government will be cut ANYWhwere with this sequester then that is the first time and it is the a good thing.


34 posted on 03/01/2013 9:00:14 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
 photo Sequester-600.jpg

35 posted on 03/01/2013 9:26:54 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Democrat_media

boner and mconel still have a few hours to cave in to Obama. I think they will cave . I hope I’m wrong though


My point is that if they cave, this whole thing is sinister. There is no “in the light of day” reason for them to do so. It means the reasons are nefarious. It means the whole “d’s vs r’s” think is a facade. Our perceptions are completely wrong and the conspiracy theorists are closer to the truth than those that believe in the system. It means the system is a ploy.

If the r’s cave, I will never vote again. It means it is pointless. It is manipulated to benefit those not me. Or you.

If the R’s cave, the mask is finally and completely removed.

If they don’t cave, the more apparently sane explanations are the rule of the day.

We’ll see which it is.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 9:35:47 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Democrat_media

imo you are a democrat/statist

Your opinion means squat.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 9:39:31 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Democrat_media
are you counting in inflation too, or do you have all the calculations done for all the government too? to keep the same size government has to increase by the inflation rate. if it doesn’t then it is a cut.

You're buying into the left's definition of a 'cut'. That is precisely the redefinition of language which has given Congress the cover to expand the size of the feral government for generations now. Career leftists like Obama have used this trick for decades to fool the American people into supporting their advance of Socialism.

If you were expecting a dollar an hour pay raise, and you only got a .98 cents an hour raise, it would be the same thing as the so-called sequester. Are you telling me that .16 cents a day is going to be a catastrophic hit to your personal economy? I highly doubt it.

Friend, our government is already vastly overfunded. Congress could freeze funding levels at their current levels and there would be no noticeable effect for years to come, besides the wailing and gnashing of teeth on Capitol Hill and in the media, and perhaps a gradual slimming down of federal departments and agencies.

You cannot have limited government as envisioned by the Framers, with the federal government taking as big a bite out of the GDP as it is today. You do realize the government now takes more out of the GDP than it did during the second world war, do you not? Look it up. That rate of increase has outpaced inflation.

38 posted on 03/01/2013 9:41:11 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cuban leaf
My point is that if they cave, this whole thing is sinister. It means the whole “d’s vs r’s” think is a facade. It means the system is a ploy.

The last four years have convinced me that your statement is absolute fact. Besides a very few upstanding notables in Congress, the entire federal institution is nothing more than a treasonous cabal, gorging themselves in a depraved orgy of blood sucking at the jugular of the American people.

As far as I'm concerned, talking endlessly of political solutions is a pointless and fruitless exercise in Hope & Change™. The Constitution is just a dusty old relic of ages past, and is no longer considered the Supreme Law of the land by the traitors who infest the halls of power in Washington.

I've just about given up on participating in the rigged game we call national politics. It's a festering sewer of depravity that cannot be defeated or cleaned up by 'working within the system'. The whole thing needs to be emptied out from top to bottom before we'll see any measurable change in the direction of this country. There's only one way that I can see to do that, and I honestly believe it's coming.

39 posted on 03/01/2013 10:10:22 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The last four years have convinced me that your statement is absolute fact.


I’ve said it is probably true, but if they cave, I will be with you strongly regarding that sentiment.

It will change how I live my life.


40 posted on 03/01/2013 10:15:48 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Windflier

I’ve just about given up on participating in the rigged game we call national politics.


If they cave, I will give up. For reasons stated in my previous posts. I was pretty close to it any way. This would just be the action that would remove all doubt.


41 posted on 03/01/2013 10:18:06 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Windflier

There’s only one way that I can see to do that, and I honestly believe it’s coming.


It is not a matter of if. It is a matter of when. And it too will be involuntary. Pretty much all “violence” carried out by former “law abiding citizens” will be carried out in self defense. There is a reason I moved from my long time home of Seattle to a small farm in central KY in 2011. The ground is beautiful, surrounded by wonderful neighbors, and it is far from the unwashed urban hordes that will be needing to leaveve their hell-hole cities when this goes down.

I’m not saying it will get that bad. But I think it could. I do think that the future world presented in the movie “looper” is fairly close to what we have to look forward to - sans loopers.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 10:21:49 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Windflier

I’m for the repealing of laws that authorize this big government. repeal the laws that authorize the EPA, repeal Obamacare and so on. If we elimninate just one government agency the EPA the economy will expand. repeat for other gov agencies. I don’t see anyone saying this not any politicians , not Rush , not Levin , not commentators of course never the news media. but that’s what needs to be done. concentrating on the dollar ammounts that are inflated etc. is not as effective as repealing laws. laws are the problem . every day more laws which cause more regulations and agencies

that being said sequester is still a good thing and GOP and boner must not cave , let the cuts happen


43 posted on 03/01/2013 11:20:13 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Windflier

I’m for the repealing of laws that authorize this big government. repeal the laws that authorize the EPA, repeal Obamacare and so on. If we elimninate just one government agency the EPA the economy will expand. repeat for other gov agencies. I don’t see anyone saying this not any politicians , not Rush , not Levin , not commentators of course never the news media. but that’s what needs to be done. concentrating on the dollar ammounts that are inflated etc. is not as effective as repealing laws. laws are the problem . every day more laws which cause more regulations and agencies

that being said sequester is still a good thing and GOP and boner must not cave , let the cuts happen


44 posted on 03/01/2013 11:20:57 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media
...sequester is still a good thing and GOP and boner must not cave , let the cuts happen

For the last time - there are NO cuts.

The sequester amounts a to .02 cents on the dollar reduction in the federal government's expected pay RAISE. That isn't going to affect a bloody thing in government, whether they do it or not.

This is all an enormous dog and pony show for Obama. He gets to grandstand and make the Republicans look bad by scaring the bejeezus out of low info voters and leftoid zombies.

Apparently, it's working on some Republicans too.

45 posted on 03/01/2013 11:56:18 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
A friend of mine runs a small bank and says Dodd Frank will wipe him out while rewarding the “too big to fail” banks that are in cahoots with FedGov.

He says he may stay in business a bit longer because sequestration is likely to slow down writing the Dodd Frank regulations. Without sequestration he would be laying off his 40 employees later this year.

A great example of sequestration saving American jobs.

46 posted on 03/01/2013 12:48:09 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Windflier

This is from FOX news. looks pretty good to me a 9% cut adDed to the inflation of 3% and you get huge cuts at a lot of government agencies including the Epa

Sometime today the Office of Management and Budget will order all federal agencies to cut their budgets by around nine percent, except for the Pentagon which needs to cut defense programs by 13 percen

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/01/sequestration-when-will-feel-pain/#ixzz2MKxTcS


47 posted on 03/01/2013 4:12:48 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Windflier

This is from FOX news. looks pretty good to me a 9% cut adDed to the inflation of 3% and you get huge cuts at a lot of government agencies including the Epa

Sometime today the Office of Management and Budget will order all federal agencies to cut their budgets by around nine percent, except for the Pentagon which needs to cut defense programs by 13 percen

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/01/sequestration-when-will-feel-pain/#ixzz2MKxTcS


48 posted on 03/01/2013 4:13:26 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: rktman

They are calling all Itemized Deductions as “loopholes”. In other words, they want to not only tax your income, your materials, but all transactions required for any business to produce and operate. On top of that, they still want to doubly tax with sales taxes and then tariffs and permit fees.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 5:56:41 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Well I certainly don’t feel like I’m doing my share. NOT! Folks are finding more and more to be pissed off about.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 6:54:19 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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