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Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised [Mainstream Media Ignores]
Washington Times ^ | 3/5/13 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 03/05/2013 11:18:52 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that.

In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.

He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

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"...however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

Translation: make it as BAD as we said it would be, even if you can avoid such a situation. Der Fuhrer has spoken.

1 posted on 03/05/2013 11:19:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Janet Neapolitan already tried this and the airports’ staff countermanded her...

Time for these people to keep speaking up...


2 posted on 03/05/2013 11:20:33 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’M FROM THE GOVERNMENT, AND I’M HERE TO HELP........MAKE YOUR LIFE AS MISERABLE AS POSSIBLE.......


3 posted on 03/05/2013 11:21:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Any more of us willing to admit this government has declared war on us?


4 posted on 03/05/2013 11:37:44 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obviously it’s all about punishing the Repubs for standing their ground.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 11:41:35 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Wurlitzer
Indeed. The POTUS should seek to MINIMIZE pain not MAXIMIZE pain. IMPEACH THE SOB. I noticed he took a $7,000,000.00 golf vacation just prior to the sequester.

0bama ENDING public tours of the White House solely for the purpose of making cuts VISIBLE rather than SENSIBLE is grounds for impeachment. How dare he close OUR House, anyway? He has no right to do that.. How about he STOP free cell phones or free perks for illegal aliens instead?

Illegal alien 0bama is causing a deliberate infestation of illegal aliens in the United States to make our lives miserable. How many more DUI deaths, murders, rapes, identify thefts, etc, will the 0bama regime be responsible for?

6 posted on 03/05/2013 11:53:23 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Nachum

For the list.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 12:03:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A friend of mine who works for the Feds in a foreign country posted that his department could take cuts. He has since removed that post. LOL He hasn’t posted in over a week. I wonder if he got in trouble.


8 posted on 03/05/2013 12:03:38 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Stolen from Dr Sowell:

If there was a department of government that only did two things
-erect statues of the Cat in the Hat
-develop life-saving drugs for children

and this department was facing budget cuts,
which would it cut?

The drugs for kids, of course. This would cause the most outcry and would lead to their budget NOT being cut.
Whereas if they stopped the cat statues, no one would notice, and people would probably start to question why they were doing it in the first place.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 12:12:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


10 posted on 03/05/2013 1:22:07 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


11 posted on 03/05/2013 1:23:05 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Another gift to the Republicans that they will not take advantage of.
We desperately need an opposition party instead of a$$clowns.
Where is Boehner and McConnell???
12 posted on 03/05/2013 1:29:42 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder what the qualifications are to grow bollworms in Pheonix for the federal government.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 1:31:42 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: The Cajun

Bump.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 1:55:23 PM PST by EternalVigilance (America's Party - SelfGovernment.US)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I consider this political terrorism and a violation of the trust of the American people.

The question is...is it enough to remove the tyrant from office for abuse of authority?

I was posting last week this is what 0bama would do and started calling him and his tactics political terrorism. This a tyranny folks.

He cannot be permitted to get away with it.

15 posted on 03/05/2013 2:53:21 PM PST by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: illiac
Janet Neapolitan already tried this and the airports’ staff countermanded her... Time for these people to keep speaking up...

EVERYONE needs to speak up to these two-bit tyrants...

16 posted on 03/05/2013 3:56:37 PM PST by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Wurlitzer

I’ve said so for years, and my tagline still does.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:44 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: The Cajun
Where is Boehner and McConnell???

Don't ask. They might just show up and drop trou for His Heinous.

18 posted on 03/05/2013 4:25:02 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama’s Billion-Dollar Giveaway to the Muslim Brotherhood

In the past few weeks, Americans have been subjected to a barrage of doomsday predictions regarding the disaster that would befall us should the sequester come to pass. Many were rightly incensed, then, that last Thursday, only one day before the “devastating” sequester cuts were scheduled to kick in, newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Obama administration will be giving $60 million to a group of Syrian rebels fighting Bashsar Assad.

This hypocrisy was quickly followed up with an announcement on Sunday by Kerry that the administration will be giving Egypt’s increasingly anti-democratic Muslim Brotherhood government $250 million in return for promises of economic reform — which will rise to $1 billion if that reform is deemed successful.

BUT....no money for the suffering Americans or economic reformes here. Can't afford it. (Let the slaves eat cake.)

19 posted on 03/05/2013 4:33:37 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SoFloFreeper
So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

In other words, "You must make it as painful on the American citizens as possible. The more pain inflicted, the better it is for our 2014 campaigns. You have your orders. Make it hurt!"

(Oboma had the nerve to complain about weatherboarding terrorists. Hypocrite!!! )



20 posted on 03/05/2013 4:42:40 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SoFloFreeper; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
"...however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

Wouldn't surprise me in the least to see that this administration is working to increase droughts, wildfires, mudslides, hurricanes, tornado activity, floods, and flu to blame it all on "global climate change caused by industrialization and dependency on fossil fuels".

21 posted on 03/05/2013 4:44:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EBH
I consider this political terrorism and a violation of the trust of the American people.

It is, especially in light of the handouts to Islamist supremacist jihadists.

The question is...is it enough to remove the tyrant from office for abuse of authority?

Hold congressional hearings and get the government officials sworn in under oath. You CAN kick him out for the ensuing coverup when they start telling lies again to defend the administration.

22 posted on 03/05/2013 4:49:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Raw full text of email, including headers?

(Irritates me when an article about a text is as long as the text. Just give the original material already.)


23 posted on 03/05/2013 4:52:01 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ok - could we just stay in sequester mode year after year if we had Republicans willing to maintain course (fat chance)?


24 posted on 03/05/2013 4:52:26 PM PST by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

All for 2.5% of projected spending (?) which only half ($44 billion) of the reduction has to happen this year, vs. what - 3.8 trillion in yearly Federal spending?

Obama is BS’ing everyone again.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have said from the beginning that this lying sack of doo would make this as hard as possible.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Stillwaters

ping


27 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:41 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: a fool in paradise
Wouldn't surprise me in the least to see that this administration is working to increase droughts, wildfires, mudslides, hurricanes, tornado activity, floods, and flu to blame it all on "global climate change caused by industrialization and dependency on fossil fuels".

It's worse. He's building up the muslim nations (with American tax dollars) to surround Israel with a powerful army. He's trying to start the war of Armageddon.

28 posted on 03/05/2013 5:05:18 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
He's trying to start the war of Armageddon.

If he does succeed, which I doubt, he will sorely be sorry. He will likely die.

29 posted on 03/05/2013 6:05:18 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

the man is a fraud, he lost his state run, uses fraud to get where he is and looks to cause pain on the public whilst making this country become a socialist turd pushing state.

He’s lied over Libya, fast and furious, even the fly over of NY City in his first week and spending, and foreign policy and illegals, then they sue states which enforce laws like immigration issue but then ignore states which break Fed law like MA over immigration and CO for drugs and then on top of that they push the turd poking agenda whilst in violation of their own Fed laws and DOMA.

This lap dog biased corrupt media should have reported who this man was when he frist came on th national scene but they lied and covered for him and they still do and yet the masses still think the truth is out there from them.
if I hear one more time from any pundits how his numbers are high because people like him then I;ll frigging snap


30 posted on 03/05/2013 6:06:53 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Red Badger

btt


31 posted on 03/05/2013 6:10:49 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Wurlitzer
Any more of us willing to admit this government has declared war on us?

Let's hope so. Time to start putting these bastards away once and for all.

32 posted on 03/05/2013 6:53:19 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I never thought I would see the day when a President and his party sought to actually inflict pain on the population, and yet half of America love this clown. What universe are we living in?
33 posted on 03/05/2013 7:38:58 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Wurlitzer; SoFloFreeper
"...Any more of us willing to admit this government has declared war on us?..."

'Fraid so ........................................................................... FRegards

34 posted on 03/05/2013 8:35:10 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: EBH
Political Terrorism - That's exactly what this is.
35 posted on 03/05/2013 8:46:46 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Wurlitzer

There’s no doubt about it at this point. Bush had faults but he was nowhere near this combative even when the dems were completely out of line with him.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 1:26:33 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Girlene

This is what I posted the other day...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2991655/posts

I had to laugh when I heard Rush and the Fox talking heads discussing this as the realization...they are stopping just short of what it is...

He is manufacturing THE CRISIS. Boehner is out there now already saying there won’t be a government shut down at the end of the month, my post from the other day predicts otherwise... the 0bama plan is in motion and there is no stopping it now.

Keep in mind this little dog and pony show we’ve watched since the election has been nothing but fear mongering. We offered him closing ‘loopholes’ and he refused, now the democrats want the ‘loopholes’ too. There is no negotiating ....he does not want compromise etc.

He is acting, his administration is acting, like a thrid world terrorist state. He thinks he is ready to step out over the line...he wants us to react in mass. All his tools are in place, including being able to arrest,hold, and even murder those Americans he thinks are his enenmy. The NDAA gave him that authority, gave HIM, that authority.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 3:31:34 AM PST by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: EBH

Anyone see the ad by AL Sharpton about the GOP eating the blueberry pie?


38 posted on 03/06/2013 4:36:15 AM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

This one?

http://youtu.be/uisC1zHcxLk

‘cause I dont’ understand what you are trying to say?


39 posted on 03/06/2013 4:44:01 AM PST by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’

If this is sequestration, I’ll take much, much more please.


40 posted on 03/06/2013 4:55:06 AM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: EBH

Just wanted to know if this is a nation wide thing. I can’t see your link.


41 posted on 03/06/2013 5:10:37 AM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

I don’t think so, it is from 2011. I don’t ever recall seeing it and searched for it on youtube.


42 posted on 03/06/2013 5:12:54 AM PST by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: EBH

I saw it last night on TNT and over the weekend. It had an MSNBC tag.


43 posted on 03/06/2013 5:35:39 AM PST by USAF80
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To: Cheerio

“...and yet half of America love this clown...”

He is them and they are him.

There are Obamas everywhere.

IMHO


44 posted on 03/06/2013 6:12:44 AM PST by ripley
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Der Fuhrer has spoken.”

How true.

IMHO


45 posted on 03/06/2013 6:14:21 AM PST by ripley
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has limousines for ‘executives’ in the administration been replaced by taxi cabs? No? How about cutting travel privileges to just coach tickets? Maybe even a cap on the cost of hotel rooms to no more than a massive $100 per day?

No, none of this has happened, or is going to happen. Rather than cut extras that should never have been there in the first place (and the accompanying arrests and convictions for embezzlement), the administration intends to take it out on the workers and the public as much as possible.

What would they say if this was how a private company decided to cut costs against a union workforce? They’d be up in arms, and demand other cuts first. ‘Look at how the executives are holding fancy dinner parties multiple times a week while these line workers are being sent home without pay!’ they’d cry.

But instead, they raise their wine glasses, filled by a servant, the vintage one of the best available, the moment costing enough to pay for a federal worker to stay on the job that day, times however many were granted the privilege of attending.

Conferences in exotic locales, the people not only picking up the tab for that, but for everyone to travel there, for a car to drive around, for meals, for lodging, and maybe just a bit on the side to buy something for a special friend who has an hourly cost.

Rank - amusing sometimes to contemplate how many meanings that word has. An accumulation of honors for a military soldier. Power and privileges for a government employee. A horrible scent, typically emanating from corruption. Rank hath its privileges.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 6:27:48 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

47 posted on 03/06/2013 7:38:53 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Wurlitzer
Similar pattern of political mentality ...when letting the gulf oil spill go on for days, not accepting help from other countries...to advance/implement non-drill agenda
48 posted on 03/06/2013 9:11:13 AM PST by opentalk
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To: SoFloFreeper

BOOKMARK


49 posted on 03/06/2013 2:50:35 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Cheerio

but if this were w hite guy and not a half black guy then the black population would have not voted, they would not have backed the President and many like Powell, Gerlado etc would not support him either.


50 posted on 03/06/2013 3:20:14 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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