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Rep. Jackson Lee warns against more spending cuts: 'We're at the bone almost'
The Hill ^ | 02/13/13 11:16 AM ET | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:18 AM PST by BradtotheBone

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) urged her colleagues to reach a compromise to prevent spending cuts through sequestration, arguing that government programs are already as lean as they can be.

"We're at the bone almost, and sequester, that is across-the-board cuts, will literally destroy us and put us in a recession," she said on the House floor Wednesday.

She called on Republicans to meet Democrats at the negotiating table and rejected the idea that President Obama delivered a partisan State of the Union address Tuesday night.

"May I ask them to take some cotton out of their ears, because in actuality, the president extended his hands of friendship," she said. "I don't want to hear the fact that the president is divisive. The president is leading, and he's led well."

Jackson Lee suggested lawmakers should take inspiration from President Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War.

"I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?"

Jackson Lee was one of a handful of Democrats who took to the House floor to warn that the $85 billion in cuts to 2013 spending in the sequester, due to take place in March, would devastate people who rely on government services.

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


TOPICS: Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; federalspending; fiscalcliff; taxandspend

1 posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:23 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Now I’ve heard everything. According to SJL, she was once a slave.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 9:50:48 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone
"I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen." --Sheila Jackson Lee
3 posted on 02/13/2013 9:51:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Fear the government that fears your gun.)
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To: BradtotheBone

It’s the Idiot Bowl and SJL has scored another touchdown!


4 posted on 02/13/2013 9:54:21 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: BradtotheBone
"To the Bone" is right:


5 posted on 02/13/2013 9:55:14 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: BradtotheBone
I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together.

Her crown weave makes time travel possible.

Actually, as slaves go.. she would have been fired.

6 posted on 02/13/2013 9:55:21 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: BradtotheBone
...would devastate people who rely on government services.

To what 'services' does this marxist idiot refer? Her constituents rely on federal handouts that have been redistributed from the money the IRS mugs us to get each and every April 15th.

I'm getting sick of everyone referring to the money shoveled out of DC as 'taxpayer money.' It ceased to be ours when the central socialist government robbed us to pay the lazy asses and fund the expansion of their empire.

7 posted on 02/13/2013 9:55:28 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: BradtotheBone

In the past couple days, I read about how the State Department will be spending $10,000,000 on crystal glassware over the next 5 years, and how the 0bama phones program wastes something like 3 billion dollars a year. There are, no doubt, thousands of other examples of how the expenses have not been “cut to the bone”. Tell the Dems to quit whining. I am tired of paying for all of this kind of sh!t.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 9:56:45 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: BradtotheBone

There are times i wish i was in office, in the room with a person like her so i could say,”Cut to the bone? If i didn’t already know what an idiot you are i might believe you.”
That would feel awesome.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 9:57:14 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: BradtotheBone

She must think that Jerrold Nadler is anorexic.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 9:57:47 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: IbJensen

40 acres of foodstamps and a cellphone each month is bare bone.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 10:06:49 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: BradtotheBone

What a stupid, ugly, cow! She sits in the U.S. House of Representatives....my how the mighty have fallen!


12 posted on 02/13/2013 10:07:09 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferso)
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To: BradtotheBone

“We’re at the bone almost”

She eatin’ ribs.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 10:08:53 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: BradtotheBone

If the Liberals are squealing, then it must be a good thing.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 10:13:11 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Well if she was a slave her master didn’t get his moneys worth out of her sorry ass.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 10:13:43 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((fubo))
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To: BradtotheBone
"... arguing that government programs are already as lean as they can be."

Oh, that Sheila Lee Jackson! What a card! A real knee slapper, but wait

"I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?"

"A freed slave" - did she get Ancestry.com for Christmas?

Shout it from the rooftops, Sheila Jackson Lee is "A Freed Slave" who demoralizes her staff and throws cell phones, etc at them when she is outraged. And, she is often outraged.

Plus, she is an "Aisle Hog".

16 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:50 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Slyfox
Ah, yes.

Sometimes she goes with the Double Crown but for big events, she'll drag out the Triple Crown.

17 posted on 02/13/2013 10:23:13 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Slyfox

I wonder how many hours she sat on her fat butt while they worked with pliers and wire cutters to tie that mess up like that.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 10:25:58 AM PST by Venturer
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To: wiggen
"That would feel awesome."

HA, HA, HA!

19 posted on 02/13/2013 10:26:13 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: wiggen
As Gertrude Stein once said of Oakland.."There's no(thing) there, there.."
20 posted on 02/13/2013 10:28:22 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: BradtotheBone

Several Democrats have said in the last few days that there isn’t a spending problem. That appears to be the official party line.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 10:28:22 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: BradtotheBone

She sounds just like a car salesman...

“We’re already losing money on this deal!”


22 posted on 02/13/2013 10:30:36 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: BradtotheBone
CALL THEIR BLUFF!

PLEASE!

Once people see that the sky hasn't fallen, more cuts can be made.

The Republicans don't have the guts. So we have to make them fear us more than the media.

And that's what the Tea Party is all about.

Fear the Tea Party, Johnny. Fear the Tea Party.

23 posted on 02/13/2013 10:36:28 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: BradtotheBone

Sorry, Sheila, we done run out of slaves and money.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 10:39:59 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Slyfox

Looks like Medusa taught her snakes to line dance.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 10:40:33 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: BradtotheBone

“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”

Really???

I stand here as an ensalved taxpayer because of morons like you Ms. Lee.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 10:40:59 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: BradtotheBone

And by “at the bone almost,” she means she can no longer take a limousine for the two block trip from her house to the office every day:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/000/867aejst.asp


27 posted on 02/13/2013 10:42:47 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BradtotheBone

If we hadn’t wasted so much money putting flags on Mars in the 60’s we wouldn’t have any problems.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 10:46:53 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
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To: BradtotheBone

Sheila Jackson Lee is both remarkably ignorant and utterly repugnant. We should try to get the MSM to give her all the airtime they possibly can...


29 posted on 02/13/2013 10:47:26 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: pgkdan

“She sits in the U.S. House of Representatives....”

As Napoleon once observed, “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”


30 posted on 02/13/2013 10:49:19 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: BradtotheBone
Sheila Jackass Lee: "I don't want to hear the fact that the president is divisive..."

Translation: Yes, it is most assuredly a fact that the president is divisive, but I would prefer it if you didn't remind me. Doing so intrudes upon the fantasy world I have constructed in the vast, empty void that is my own head.
31 posted on 02/13/2013 11:01:25 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: BradtotheBone

When you’re “at the bone”, I guess the only way out is to borrow billions more, huh? After all, surely it’s better to do that, than amputate bones.....


32 posted on 02/13/2013 11:01:34 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Slyfox

That photo reminds me of Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” about the expense and obsession that black women have with “good hair”. Vanity, thy name is pride.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 11:06:23 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: BradtotheBone

“Jackson Lee was one of a handful of Democrats who took to the House floor to warn that the $85 billion in cuts to 2013 spending in the sequester, due to take place in March, would devastate people who rely on government services.”

One can only hope! SJL represents a “Gimme my free $hit” district!


34 posted on 02/13/2013 11:10:16 AM PST by vette6387
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To: BradtotheBone

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee-—
She is out of a job if the Federales aren’t spending billions on AA and reparations and welfare. The Department of Education is one huge affirmative action jobs program and Obama’s ObamaCare bureaucracy will be the same. The TSA already is


35 posted on 02/13/2013 11:17:53 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: vette6387

dittos


36 posted on 02/13/2013 11:19:24 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: vette6387

Hard to tell if she’s a congresswoman or a phone recipient.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 11:20:06 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: blackdog

Rush was talking to the woman that had her $200 purse stolen, which contained $800 in cash, a $200 smart phone, and her foodstamps.

Did someone hear how that continued interview went?


38 posted on 02/13/2013 11:20:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BradtotheBone

“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”

Hey DUmmie, the borrower is slave to the lender, so you are claiming that we should use the accomplishment of freeing slaves as an excuse to enslave us.

You are a moron.


39 posted on 02/13/2013 11:26:04 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: BradtotheBone

How the hell is cutting .02 cents out of every dollar spent considered “to the bone?”


40 posted on 02/13/2013 8:27:28 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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