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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not know if potentially forcing $500 billion in cuts in the Defense Department budget originated from the administration, as a new book by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward asserts.

    "I don't know where the idea came out of," Carney told reporters. "There have been sequesters I think in Gramm-Ruddman there was a sequester, the idea of a forcing mechanism. I think everybody in the process when there wasn't a grand bargain to be achieved because of the Republicans refusal to accept balance, the idea of a forcing mechanism was agreed upon and then it was a question of what would be contained within that forcing mechanism."

    The book will be released on Tuesday, but several media organizations have reported that Obama administration officials sought the military sequestration.
    Carney Can't Answer Woodward Book Charge that Sequester Was White House Idea | cnsnews.com

    yup, according to the watergate wonderboy, these draconian defense cuts, which secretary of defense panetta says would be "devastating" and which could cost 100K jobs in virginia alone, are all obama's

    of course, the responsibility for this meat ax approach to defense jobs is just one of the takeaways from woodward's bombshell, the price of politics, out tuesday

    the more significant revelations are:

    1. the president was "voted off the island" by the congressional big 4, led by harry reid and his brave chief of staff david krone, in a white house meeting called by the president on july 24, 2011

    the president was "asked to leave the meeting he called in his own house"

    "that was it, congress was taking over"

    2. the last minute call by obama for 400B more, when new revenues of 800B had already been agreed upon, was the cause of the collapse of the grand bargain

    Woodward book chronicles Obama's fiscal policy battle with congressional Republicans - The Washington Post

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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    This was an inevitability. What happens when less people are employed? Less taxes are taken in. Somewhere, something had, or HAS, to give. Somewhere in our countries budget, SOMETHING has to go bye bye. Look at the teacher's union in Chi town. The recession is finally hitting the north east, like it's been hitting the south and south west.

    It's gonna get ugly.
    It's already hit the south; twice, because of the drilling ban.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's already hit the south; twice, because of the drilling ban.

    Obama doesn't get it, we need to drill baby drill.

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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Great, Obama is going to weaken our military. Let's hope the Chinese don't invade.
    Yeah...China is going to invade
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah...China is going to invade
    They don't need to. They already have us in their hand with cheap trinkets.
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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They don't need to. They already have us in their hand with cheap trinkets.
    They might decide they want to repo our asses.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They might decide they want to repo our asses.


    You just might be that dumb.

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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post


    You just might be that dumb.
    Your service hasn't taught you anything...has it? You need to go to the post library and check out a few books on military history. Oh...and buy a world atlas and memorize it. Do they still teach officers how to read a map in the Army?
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    Re: Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Your service hasn't taught you anything...has it? You need to go to the post library and check out a few books on military history. Oh...and buy a world atlas and memorize it. Do they still teach officers how to read a map in the Army?
    The Army has taught me a lot but how China is going to repo us is not one of them. Care to explain, did they test on international economics during your EIB?

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