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  • US government 'Robbed' JPMorgan, Payback for CEO's Criticism of Obama

    10/21/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/2013
    Sunday's New York Post page one headline about JPMorgan's fine screamed "Uncle Scam" with the sub headline "U.S. Robs Bank of $13B." Wall Street went into a tizzy this weekend with the news that one of the nation's biggest banks agreed to fork over to the federal government $13 billion in fines related to its mortgage securities business. The Post quoted bank analyst Dick Bove of Rafferty Capital as saying the deal "is a basic and fundamental attack on capitalism." "It is possible that the government is taking away the property of the JPMorgan shareholders without the shareholders having committed...
  • Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

    10/14/2013 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Americans who want to honor and reflect upon the memory of the crew and passengers who perished aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 will find that the federal government has blocked the road four miles down from the open-air memorial near Shanksville, Pa. photographed the spot of the road closure this past weekend. The steel barrier blocking vehicles from passing says: “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.” …
  • Park Rangers Refuse Truckload of Porta Potties for WW II Veterans

    10/09/2013 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 206 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9,2013 | Jim Hoft
    A semi carrying porta potties pulled up yesterday beside the WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.. The porta potties were donated by private citezens to help out the visiting veterans since the facilities are closed. However, the park rangers turned the truck away and they were not allowed to unload. Michele Tennery witnessed this event and was astonished that the rangers could be so heartless in their treatment of the veterans. Michele added, “The photos show the attempted delivery of Port-A-Johns by Don’s Johns. The NPS Ranger would not allow the Port-A-Johns to be left at the WWII Memorial site...
  • EBT system down for some parts of US, CNY apparently not affected

    10/12/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT · by workerbee · 48 replies
    CNYCentral ^ | 10/12/13 | Laura Hand
    Some grocery and food shoppers who were trying to used government benefit cards to pay got a rude awakening on Saturday morning: their EBT cards were not working. A check here in Central New York, however, showed that grocery chains were apparently unaffected. We are being told that a technical services vendor (Xerox) had a power outage which did affect being able to pay with a benefits card in several states. As of early Saturday afternoon, the debit system was back up and the SNAP program was being rebooted, with expectations that all services would be back up shortly.
  • Bridge Cards reportedly not working - EBT Food stamps system experiencing glitches

    10/12/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | 10-12-2013 | Joanne Marie Hoopes
    Bridge Cards reportedly not working EBT Food stamps system experiencing glitches in Michigan, other states Joanne Marie Hoopes Oct 12 2013 01:54:13 PM EDT DETROIT - The Local 4 newsroom has been flooded with calls and emails from people reporting problems with their Michigan EBT Food stamp card. Viewers say they attempted to use their Bridge Card but the system is not working and they are left unable to purchase groceries. Local 4 contacted the Michigan Department of Human Services; a spokesperson says the issue with client cards is not on the DHS end. The spokesperson says the issues are...
  • Food stamp debit cards not working in many states(Interesting pic at link;)

    10/12/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 100 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/12/2013 | Associated Press
    People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.Ohio's cash and food assistance card payment systems went down at 11 a.m., said Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's cash system has been fixed, however its electronic benefits transfer card system is still down. All states that use Xerox systems are affected...

    10/12/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 226 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 12, 2013 3:51pm | by Dave Urbanski
    (TheBlaze/AP) — Major problems were reported Saturday all across America with the Electronic Benefits Transfer System, as consumers were stuck with no way to pay at registers, notes WBZ-TV in Boston. WBZ reported that a computer-system upgrade was to blame, while the Associated Press reports that a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards while shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn’t access their benefits.
  • 93 House members charge Park Service is 'making up' rules to shut memorials

    10/10/2013 6:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-10-2013 | Paul Bedard
    The National Park Service’s closure of the World War II and other memorials violates rules requiring them to stay open, 93 House members charge in a letter to the agency. Led by Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga, they claim that Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis is simply making up closure rules to punish the public during the government shut down and they question the costs of the random closures in Washington where not all memorials are being closed. "The National Park Service continues to act in an arbitrary and punitive manner to exclude veterans from memorials built in their honor...
  • Obama Orders Federal Workers To “Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can”

    10/10/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Maurice Tift · 55 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | October 10, 2013 | The Doc
      Why would the president of the United States try to purposely hurt the American people? Well, in 2013 this is done in order to score political points and force the opposition in to doing what you want them to do. A few days ago, an angry Park Service ranger publicly admitted that he and his fellow rangers have been ordered to “make life as difficult for people as we can” during this government shutdown. That Park Service ranger would never have received such an order unless it came from the very top. Apparently the Obama administration plans to cause as...
  • 'All about power and leverage' -- feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard

    10/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-7-2013 | Todd Starnes
    Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government. “It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.” Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s...
  • Fisher House offers to pick up slack for death benefits for fallen troops' families

    10/09/2013 11:28:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | October 8th, 2013 | Jake Tapper
    Fisher House Foundation has stepped in and offered an advance grant to families of the fallen during the government shutdown, “to ensure there is no funding gap during the most difficult of times, with the understanding that reimbursements would be made at an appropriate time.” The Pentagon has said it cannot pay death benefits to families of troops killed in Afghanistan. ... Fisher House is a charity established to help troops and families in need.
  • America, Your Vacation Wonderland! (Mark Steyn)

    10/09/2013 10:53:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 9, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    On his radio show yesterday, our pal Michael Graham spoke to one of the tourists held under house arrest (or hotel arrest) by the National Park Service geyser stasi at Yellowstone Park. Here’s part of the interview: There was a large group of Asians there. Not many spoke English… They said, ‘Are we under arrest?’ I mean, they were fearful. I mean, it looked like we were inside a prison. There were two large guards doing a walk up and down in front of the doors, so people felt like they were in prison. And the Australians said that would...
  • Shame on You, President Obama

    10/09/2013 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Thomas_More_Law · 15 replies
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | 10-9-13 | Thomas More Law Center
    In one of the most despicable and immoral acts of any president in the history of the United States, President Obama, the Commander in Chief, is playing politics over the dead bodies of American soldiers killed in action during the government shutdown. These soldiers were killed following his orders. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “I cannot conceive of any other president in our history doing what Obama is doing in this situation. As Commander in Chief, he signed the orders sending these young men into harm’s way. They died following his orders....
  • Runner fined $100 at Valley Forge amid shutdown

    10/08/2013 8:21:47 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 62 replies ^ | 10/8/2013 | The Associated Press
    <p>VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) - A marathoner says he was fined $100 for running in Valley Forge National Historical Park during the government shutdown.</p> <p>John Bell, 56, said he parked his car on Sunday in a remote parking lot, not one blocked by a barrier. Bell, of Chadds Ford, said two rangers were waiting with their car lights flashing when he returned.</p>
  • Shutdown outrage: Military death benefits denied to families of fallen troops

    10/08/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/8/13 | c chumley
    At least five families of U.S. military members killed during in Afghanistan over the weekend were given a double-whammy by federal officials: Not only have your loved ones died, but due to the government shutdown, you won’t receive a death benefit. The benefit is $100,000 and is wired to family members of the killed military member within 36 hours of the death. The so-called “death gratuity” is aimed at paying for funeral costs and to help with those living expenses normally covered by the soldier’s paycheck. They serve as a transition pay benefit until the military’s survivor benefits begin. The...
  • Government to Shut Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H. (federal land)

    10/07/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/13 | Katherine Connell
    As Columbus Day weekend approaches and New England fall foliage reaches its peak, the U.S. Forest Service has decreed that 22 privately run campgrounds in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest will have to close because of the government shutdown. According to the Union Leader, while the campsites are situated on federally owned land, they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. That means the closure will not only prevent thousands of campers from using the facilities, it will...
  • When the Bleeding Heart Becomes the Iron Fist

    10/07/2013 5:37:01 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 5 October 2013 | Dave Carter
    Whatever the perceived shortcomings of Ted Cruz and his hardy band of stalwarts, they've performed a remarkable public service by highlighting the fate that awaits all who rub wrongly the translucently thin skin of King Barack the Petulant. The Spartans may have had their shields, Native Americans their tomahawks and arrows, the Samurai may have wielded his sword with all the deadly grace of a tiger in mid-attack, but pound for pound, nothing comes close to the audacious stupidity of "Barrycades" and people in pointy little Smokey the Bear hats, poised to protect America's monuments from law-abiding citizens Welcome to...
  • Obama: Shutdown for thee, but not for me

    10/07/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/7/13 | Thomas Lifson
    "It is now quite clear that President Obama is managing the shutdown of 17% of the government to inflict pain, while sparing himself and his family any discomfort. Although his media lickspittles will not publicize the worst abuses, social media offers us the chance to spread the word of his peculiar priorities. Today, we learn that the Amber Alert website, which helps rescue kidnapped children, has been taken down "due to the lapse in federal funding."
  • Lawmakers probe reports of property owners kicked off federal land amid partial shutdown

    10/07/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7. 2013 | Judson Berger
    Republican lawmakers plan to investigate mounting reports that federal officials are kicking families out of their homes and shuttering private businesses because they sit on federal parkland -- describing the spectacle as an over-the-top response to the partial government shutdown. "We are receiving a lot of reports" of businesses being shut down, said Mallory Micetich, spokeswoman for Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee. snip Republican lawmakers plan to investigate mounting reports that federal officials are kicking families out of their homes and shuttering private businesses because they sit on federal parkland -- describing the spectacle as an over-the-top response...
  • #SpiteHouse: President Stompy Foot sparks new name for White House

    10/06/2013 11:38:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy staff
    October 6, 2013 #SpiteHouse: President Stompy Foot sparks new name for White House [Photoshops] by Twitchy Staff Dead-on. As Twitchy reported, citizens can see 2014 from the petulant president’s Barry-cades. His vindictive and teen drama queen behavior has inspired a Barry-cades definition at Urban Dictionary.Twitter users have had it with the president’s spiteful snit fits.
  • BREAKING: Ride for WW II Veterans Memorial Set October 5th

    10/04/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Errant · 126 replies
    Conservative Angle ^ | 4 October, 2013
    Less than a month ago, hundreds of thousands of bikers rolled into Washington DC to protest a Muslim march that was planned to be held on the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Even though they were denied a permit, one estimate put the number of bikers who participated in that event at 880,000. Eric Zern, one of two national coordinators of the “2 Million Bikers Ride to DC” is now coordinating the Ride for WWII Veterans Memorial ~ Escort & Honor Ride.
  • Obama Shuts Amber Alert Website And Mt Rushmore, Keeps Andrews AFB Golf Course Open

    10/07/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isn’t for Federal employees, since the House passed legislation paying all non-essential Federal employees that were furloughed for their missed time. (If President Obama signs it, that is). Stated differently. Non-essential Federal employees received a taxpayer-funded vacation. The government shutdown is a way for the Administration and Senate to punish Americans for Republicans not rubber-stamping the funding of Obamacare. At least the Administration should exempt everyone or no one. John Nolte has created a list of unnecessary shutdowns. 1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer – The GOP have...
  • White House, Democratic Senate shuts down government’s AMBER Alert child-abduction site.

    10/07/2013 6:39:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/6/2013 | Moe Lane
    This is what you get when you go to For those unaware, the cache of the above site gives the following description of the AMBER Alert system: The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child. …unless, of course, there’s a government shutdown and the President doesn’t want to admit that the House...
  • Obama shuts down Amber alert website but Michelle's Let's move website remains up.

    10/07/2013 6:39:04 AM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 26 replies
    therightscoop ^ | 10/7/13 | The Right Scoop
    This is unbelievable. The Obama administration has shut down the Amber Alert website because of the government shutdown and it now renders this message when you attempt to access it: I’m sure you care about your lost child but Obama doesn’t – at least not while he’s trying to ‘win’ the government shutdown. I understand from twitter that Amber alerts are state level programs with a federal website. Not real sure how all that works but it just seems unfathomable that this website wouldn’t qualify under ‘essential’, especially when most of the government is still operating
  • New wave of WWII veterans move barricades to access DC memorial

    10/02/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 96 replies ^ | 10/2/13 | FoxNews
    <p>A new wave of veterans were forced to move barricades at the WWII Memorial in Washington Wednesday morning to gain access during the government slimdown, a spokeswoman from Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told</p>
  • Looky Looky, The Amber Alert Site now up again...

    10/07/2013 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Amber Alert ^ | 10/7/13 | Gov.
    Ooops, they got caught and now the Amber alert site is back up... but Michelle's
  • After Bad Press and Confusion, Justice Department Restores Federal Amber Alert Website

    10/07/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT · by tapatio · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/07/2013 | Jake Tapper
    After being taken down, officially because of the government shutdown, the federal website dealing with alerts about abducted children – – was restored Monday morning.
  • *UPDATED* The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain

    10/06/2013 7:55:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 51 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | October 5, 2013 | John Nolte
    The media may or may not report on these individual occurrences, but what they will never do is provide the American people with the full context and scope of Obama's shrill pettiness. Below is a list of illogical, unnecessary, and shockingly spiteful moves our government is making in the name of essential and non-essential. This list will be regularly updated, and if you have something you feel should be added, please email me at or tweet me @NolteNC.
  • Feds evict elderly couple from their home, cite shutdown

    10/06/2013 6:27:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    National Park Service officials cited the government shutdown as the reason for ordering an elderly Nevada couple out of their home, which sits on federal land. "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen," an NPS spokesman explained to KTNV. Ralph and Joyce Spencer, aged 80 and 77, respectively, own their home, but the government owns the land on which it sits. "I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in," Joyce Spencer told the local news outlet. "We're not hurt in any...
  • Meet Sylvia Burwell, the woman who ordered the government shutdown

    10/06/2013 6:04:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/02/13 | Elizabeth Chuck
    A single person shut down the entire U.S. government for the first time in 17 years. Not a congressman, but an unelected woman named Sylvia Burwell who, as the relatively new director of the Office of Management and Budget, sent the email that initiated the process that has closed national parks, visitors’ centers and even the “panda-cam” at the National Zoo. "Agencies should now execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations," Burwell wrote in a memo to heads of executive departments and agencies Monday night as it became clear lawmakers had failed to agree on...
  • The Guy Who Couldn't Stop the Seas from Rising Tries to Close the Ocean

    10/06/2013 5:32:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 6, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Assuming the position of “Supreme Leader” of the US government, President Barack Obama has named a new casualty due to the (partial) shutdown of the Federal Government: The Ocean.Over 1,100 square miles of ocean has been declared off limits to the public in the Florida Bay. Apparently, unknown to most Americans, allowing boats to meander into open water is a cost that has proven to be unsustainable in the event of a government shutdown. Well. . . At least that’s according to the National Park Service. Therefore, it only makes sense that the Federal Government allocate personnel and equipment...
  • Families throw off the cones at Badlands National Park in South Dakota

    10/06/2013 6:01:46 AM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 138 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/06/13 | Twitchy Staff
    Tax-paying, hard-working families aren’t letting White House shutdown politics stop them from enjoying America’s beauty. They’re defying the orange cones at Mount Rushmore. They’re breaching the barrycades at Zion National Park. And now, the Badlands of South Dakota. Noelle Bruno tweets that she and her family made it through Mount Rushmore despite the White House obstacles:
  • OUTRAGE!… Obama Deploys German Shepherds Against US Veterans

    10/05/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 171 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-5-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable! Barack Obama brought out the German Sheperds today to threaten US veterans at the Vietnam Memorial. He’s using attack dogs against our veterans! Vietnam Wall entrance is open to all. Guard dog and guards are solely for intimidation. Go in. God Bless 'em — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) October 5, 2013
  • More veterans removed at Vietnam War Memorial

    10/05/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 151 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    When I first saw this story, I assumed that it almost had to be a hoax. After the previous incidents with veterans and the added expenditures involved in closing open spaces to keep veterans from paying their respects to the Honored Dead one would assume that even a novice politician would move to staunch the bleeding. But instead, it seems that the White House is doubling down, as reported at The Weekly Standard. Via William Jacobson, NBC’s affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave...
  • NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall

    10/05/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 116 replies ^ | 10-5-2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Via William Jacobson, NBC's affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday. After one group of veterans went around the barricade, "the park ranger told them the wall was closed," NBC's Mark Seagraves reported. "Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That's when police came and moved everyone out." The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names...
  • Military Priests Face Arrest for Celebrating Mass in Defiance of Shutdown

    10/04/2013 12:17:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 53 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 10/4/2013 | Steve Skojec
    Our government is out of control.First, it was the World War II veterans who had to break down barriers to see the open air, un-attended memorial erected in their honor.  A memorial which is on public land but is supported – including the National Park Service fee – with private funds. This week there was more security surrounding this memorial — just to keep elderly veterans out — than there was at our embassy in Benghazi the night it was attacked.And for what? To inflict as much pain as possible through this government shutdown. It’s called Washington Monument Syndrome, and it’s...
  • Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown

    10/04/2013 1:59:05 PM PDT · by don-o · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 4, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown. “With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed this week. “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.”
  • Park Rangers Ordered to ‘Make Life Difficult’ During Shutdown

    10/04/2013 11:32:10 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 71 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 4, 2013 2:27 pm | BY: Washington Free Beacon staff
    National Park Service rangers are being ordered to “make life difficult” during the government shutdown, according to the Washington Times. After the shutdown began, park police have been barring tourists from a number of popular attractions nationwide, including the WWII memorial. Even privately-owned landmarks, such as Mount Vernon, are being told by the National Park Service to close their doors. The Times reported: The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was...
  • Democrats Using Government Shutdown to Punish Citizens

    10/04/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    It's like the return of the sequester cuts in how Obama and his political allies are using the current government shutdown to intentionally hinder and punish American citizens. We all remember that when the dreaded sequester cuts (which weren't cuts at all) went into effect, the Obama administration told federal agencies to cut back in those areas that would most inconvenience the public. Well, the same thing is happening again as the government shutdown continues to lurch forward. The progressive liberals in Congress and in the Obama administration just continue to show their true contempt for the average citizen. The...
  • Jay Carney on furloughs and flight delays: Hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you (About Sequestration)

    04/24/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Yes, you also warned us that we wouldn’t have meat inspections and that children would be denied vaccinations, remember? During Tuesday’s briefing, after the news from the FAA that employee furloughs were starting to cause flight delays (watch the vid at RCP): I find it fascinating that Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, is decrying the sequester that he decried in the past and then supported. This is a result of the sequester being implemented. We made it clear that there would be these kinds of negative effects if Congress failed to take reasonable action...
  • Obama: Pass My Budget or Suffer More 'Pain'

    04/29/2013 11:44:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 4/27/13 | Craig Bannister
    And, there's more pain on the horizon, Obama warned: "These cuts are scheduled to keep falling across other parts of the government that provide vital services for the American people." Then, Obama declared that the only way to avoid more sequester pain is to pass his budget: "There is only one way to truly fix the sequester: by replacing it before it causes further damage. "A couple weeks ago, I put forward a budget that replaces the next several years of these dumb cuts with smarter cuts; reforms our tax code to close wasteful special interest loopholes; and invests in...
  • Obama: Pass My Budget or Suffer More ‘Pain’

    04/29/2013 11:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    In his weekly address, Pres. Obama threatened Americans with more sequester “pain” if they don’t convince Congress to pass his budget. First, Obama exploited the sequester’s effect on children, the elderly, and airline travelers … And, there’s more pain on the horizon, Obama warned: “These cuts are scheduled to keep falling across other parts of the government that provide vital services for the American people.” …
  • White House: Easter Egg Roll Still on Despite Sequester Cuts

    03/08/2013 10:14:21 AM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/7/13 | By Susan Crabtree
    <p>The White House is moving forward with the White House Easter Egg Roll, despite closing its doors to all public tours because of the sequester spending cuts.</p> <p>The White House Easter Egg Roll, a day full of games and food on the South Lawn for children and families, is a 135-year tradition. It will take place this year on April 1 and 35,000 people are expected to attend.</p>
  • White House Easter Egg Roll May Be Cancelled Due to 'Funding Uncertainty'

    03/19/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    At the Washington Post's Post Politics blog on Monday, Juliet Eilperin revealed that the White House has notified participants invited to the April 1 Easter Egg Roll that the event "is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies."
  • Dems preserve US-Mexico food stamp 'partnership,' while USDA prepares for meat inspector furloughs

    03/18/2013 1:59:13 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2013
    Salmonella outbreaks. E. coli outbreaks. Millions of dollars in economic losses. These are among the scenarios the Obama administration warned about last month as it claimed the sequester would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to furlough meat inspectors. But while the administration prepares to take that step, it continues to pursue a "partnership" with the Mexican government to "raise awareness" about food stamps among immigrants from that country. When a top Senate Republican proposed cutting off funds for that program last week -- in the form of an amendment to a budget resolution -- Democrats on the Budget Committee...