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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    No its not. The cuts are still there, and NOW if Obama choses to follow through with is apocolyptic views, then its all on him.

    If he doesn't then he was just lying.

    Its actually brilliant.
    Maybe, but this administration are masters at fudging numbers to make it look like what it isn't...I don't trust them to do anything in cutting if they are allowed to manipulate the numbers.
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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maybe, but this administration are masters at fudging numbers to make it look like what it isn't...I don't trust them to do anything in cutting if they are allowed to manipulate the numbers.
    Shocking. You've decided the cuts are bad before you know what they are, and even if they are something you might agree with, there's always the conspiracy theory to fall back on.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Shocking. You've decided the cuts are bad before you know what they are, and even if they are something you might agree with, there's always the conspiracy theory to fall back on.
    No, the 'cuts' as they stand now, are in the form of future increases in spending. They don't touch what is being spent now, nor will they actually decrease what would be spent in future years at the same rate of today should this go through. How is freezing at today's spending rate, a 'cut'?
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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maybe, but this administration are masters at
    fudging numbers to make it look like
    what it isn't...I don't trust them to do anything in cutting if they are allowed to manipulate the numbers.
    They way I see it the only thing they're masters at is understanding that their base will continue to defend his failure right down to it's eventual collapse.

    The rest, the uneducated, low information voter will wake up when the pain reaches them and they cannot reconcile after 6-8 years, its still Bush's fault.

    Its the only two demographic groups Obama has control over. He's really not fooling anyone.

    You know what they say about common sense. It's like deoderant. The people that need it most are the ones who never use it.
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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Either way, Obama's in a real pinch.
    I don't think so. I doubt the members of congress have the backbone to let the sequester happen. But if they do, it is an inconsequential cut. It is really meaningless and Obama doesn't care a whit about reducing defense spending. I think he probably welcomes it. It is just another bit of theater from the capitol.

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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I don't think so. I doubt the members of congress have the backbone to let the
    sequester happen. But if they do, it is an inconsequential cut. It is really meaningless and Obama doesn't care a whit about reducing defense spending. I think he probably welcomes it. It is just another bit of theater from the capitol.
    The way I see it, IF the Repubs grow a backbone is he now has their permission to give his agency heads room to work with to prevent the sky from falling.

    He then has no excuse to try and demagogue the issue any more.

    Plus, he will be caught in ANOTHER lie.

    OR he could lay off or furlough Eleventy-Billion pregnant Mothers with Polio ......and be totally responsoble for it

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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, the 'cuts' as they stand now, are in the form of future increases in spending. They don't touch what is being spent now, nor will they actually decrease what would be spent in future years at the same rate of today should this go through. How is freezing at today's spending rate, a 'cut'?
    Because population grows and inflation exists.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because population grows and inflation exists.
    Two areas that liberals are trying their level best to artificially control right?

    1. Population growth - liberal answer over 300K abortions per year.

    2. Inflation - liberal answer print money into circulation at ever increasing rates.

    Problem is that at least in #2's area, is that at some point math dictates that all that excess paper money has to be clawed back, or collapse happens, so massive inflation is how that happens....All liberals like Obama are doing right now is to play a shell game on America.
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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    The Obama supporters, low information voters all, understand one sentence: Obama good, Republicans bad. Any additional information makes them tired and sleepy. they can't even spell sequestration, let alone understand what it is. That is how Liberal politics succeeds.

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    Re: Republicans aim to call Obama's 'bluff' on spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The Obama supporters, low information voters all, understand one sentence: Obama good, Republicans bad. Any additional information makes them tired and sleepy. they can't even spell sequestration, let alone understand what it is. That is how Liberal politics succeeds.

    Gee, I didn't know that Jan Brewer and Bob McDonnell and John Hickenlooper were "Obama supporters"

    Obama looks for new allies in 'sequester' fight: Republican governors - CSMonitor.com

    And there's reason to believe that at least some Republican governors – who will be forced to grapple directly with the impact of the cuts, and in some cases, perhaps, make up the difference from their own cash-starved budgets – may indeed prove compelling lobbyists. As Politico reported Sunday: "[Republican] governors have publicly signed on to letters bashing Obama and praising House Republicans' efforts, but privately their offices have been urging lawmakers to work harder to avoid potentially devastating cuts – particularly those that could hit local programs."
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