I guess I would respond with two points:Originally Posted by buck
1) Indeed, there is no way for you or any of us to know. We should therefore withold judgment until more conclusive evidence emerges.
2) Just as importantly: suppose this is a direct quote. If this appears as part of a longer e-mail, the meaning of the quoted bit might change completely when placed back in context. I agree the word "impact" used toward the end of the quoted section seems a little suspect, but then again, which one of us hasn't bungled with the correct word to use?
All of this said, I repeat what I said after the quoted post. If it turns out that an administration official, someone in Congress, or whoever, is saying that the spending cuts ought to be made to hurt people as much as possible, they ought to be fired at the very least. I wouldn't care if it was the President, or whoever. But, I would point out that it's unlikely this guy got an e-mail directly from the President. If other e-mails insinuating the same sort of thing appear in other agencies across multiple secretariats, that increases the likelihood such orders come from higher up.
Despite my remarks, I am absolutely disgusted with our government in general. I'm none too happy with Obama, and even less happy with Congress. It seems to me that there are obvious solutions to our problems that simply are not getting any play at all. Austerity measures have done nothing to help the economies of countries in which they've been tried so far. I fear we are watching our nation unravel...and I don't just say that because of the spending cuts. Whether the process can be stopped is anyone's guess at this point.
This is another unsubstantuated republican dirty trick, much like they tried to smear Menendez with.
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Recently the witness has recanted and has said that she was paid to lie.
Good. I hope it f'n hurts. I hope it hurts like all hell, I hope the public grows a collective brain and pushes the Dems out of Senate and elects a sensible POTUS, and I hope that they work together to actually BALANCE something along the lines of a budget.
The simple truth is that if you think sequestration hurts, wait until you feel someone actually trying to push for an end to deficit spending and trade imbalances. At least if you can pour salt on the 2.3%, you can kind of acclimate yourself to the real pain that comes along when these spoiled entitlement babies have to actually do something for themselves and not knock on the doors of the White House and rattle a tin cup.
Make it hurt.
I think the point of this whole battle is to establish today's government spending levels as a base line for minimum spending. Once that is established, the WH can use that base line to demonize anyone that tries to implement real cuts and pressure the opposition into raising taxes with the most likely targets being "the rich" and businesses.
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I'll wait for the boat to rock until one side seems sensible. The problem is that Democrats these days are complete idiots. Reagan did great things while in office, and he did it with a Democratic majority. Back then, they actually had an IQ worth writing about. These Vietnam burnouts today though...God help them.