Skip to comments.Sequester blame game continues as government shutdown looms
Posted on 03/02/2013 11:07:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
President Obama on Saturday called for a caucus of common sense to step forward and stop the sequester, which began cutting $85 billion of federal spending out of the economy on Friday.
The deadline to avoid the across the board cuts outright came and went on Friday evening, as Mr. Obama officially signed the sequester into effect. Both parties blamed each other for the failure to secure a deal before the deadline, and the finger-pointing continued Saturday.
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The Executive Branch executes the laws. That means that if the sequester cuts are painful Obama’s people made them so. If people suffer he is to blame.
In other words:
Look I made a Bad Deal when I proposed and pushed this whole sequester thing, I was hoping the Republicans would SAVE ME from MYSELF, But they refused, now I am stuck with the DEAL I MADE, Please Congress, help me Renig on MY DEAL.
The sudden ubiquity and repetition of “common sense” here is in keeping with one of the pillars of leftist propaganda methods — drill an easily-remembered slogan or common term into the target audience, who eventually will accept it uncritically.
My toilet wont flush (since midnight)
Is this Sequester related? or a coincidence?
If there was any common sense left in the country you would still be in Chicago doin' the "Community Organizer" hustle....
85 billion in cuts and we gave 60 billion in non-combat aid to the Syrian rebels....
It’d be common sense if he were doing that and failing miserably at it.
Absolutely EVERYTHING BAD is now Sequester related.
One of my eggs broke in the pan this morning... yes, Sequester related.
My washing machine broke on Friday. It must be sequester related.
I had a friend who worked for the government when they had the last big “shut down” and told all ‘non-essential’ workers to stay home. He told me that after the publicity died down and the house passed a new budget bill everyone who had been laid off got back pay. So in essence, the gubmint workers get free paid vacation time while the media tells the rest of us to buck up.
Common sense is not having fagolae as Boy Scout adult leaders, admitting life begins at conception, paying one’s bills on time, respecting the elderly, and never watching Sheppard Smith over at FoxNews.
They will pass an extension, but will again "seperate" the Sequester cuts from any vote.
Just the threat of the greedy geezers and the welfare queens complaining about their Social Security checks or TANF (welfare) checks has prevented a government shut down at every phase.
The Dept of Defense is will be slowly gutted, because Congress and the President fear the Entitlement takers - in their minds, Defense can go to hell.
solidarity is the proper word for “common sense” Obama doesn’t have either.
Bravo, Paul Ryan for explaining these terms.
“Absolutely EVERYTHING BAD is now Sequester related.”
I’m pretty sure that anthropogenic global warming existed prior to sequestration.
Notice how all the media coverage of this “national disaster” has suddenly stopped? The pollsters must have realized the public isn’t buying it and the media were told to stop.