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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

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    Actually it was both parties. It is my understanding Obama proposed it, that both parties went along with it and passed it into legislation which President Obama signed into law. I also know that the president vowed to veto any legislation that would abrogate the sequester. Now he changed his mind, that happens and I don't hold that against him. People change their minds all the time. But a mind change does not mean he can now blame someone else for the sequester since it originated in his office and he signed it into law.

    85 billion is a pittance when compared to the approximate 3.8 trillion spending. If 85 billion can't be cut, then nothing can be cut and we might as well get ready for the next huge big depression.
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    voted Obama and the Dems. I would have prefered an option of all of the above.

    Neither party is willing to budge. I would like to throw the whole lot out and start over.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    It was his idea, therefore it's Obama's fault. It was a good idea until it wasn't. We're in for it now. The world's gonna get hotter, women will suffer, and we'll have some humongous hurricanes and deadly lightening buried in tornadoes all caused by sequestration. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Actually it was both parties. It is my understanding Obama proposed it, that both parties went along with it and passed it into legislation which President Obama signed into law. I also know that the president vowed to veto any legislation that would abrogate the sequester. Now he changed his mind, that happens and I don't hold that against him. People change their minds all the time. But a mind change does not mean he can now blame someone else for the sequester since it originated in his office and he signed it into law.

    85 billion is a pittance when compared to the approximate 3.8 trillion spending. If 85 billion can't be cut, then nothing can be cut and we might as well get ready for the next huge big depression.
    You've kind of hinted on one of the reasons why I call sequestration a good thing. It needs to be a "pittance" for the deficit (which it is) because that is a real and ever-present issue we need to tackle, regardless of which side of the aisle someone is on.

    To me, this is akin to knowing you have to jump in the pool, but putting your big toe in the kiddie end to acclimate yourself to the temperature - knowing that you have to eventually head into the deep end.

    America can't just cannonball into the deep end because they'd panic and start thrashing for a lifesaver - which has been its problem for far too many years.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    It was his idea, therefore it's Obama's fault. It was a good idea until it wasn't. We're in for it now. The world's gonna get hotter, women will suffer, and we'll have some humongous hurricanes and deadly lightening buried in tornadoes all caused by sequestration. Can't wait to hear all about it.
    Do you think California will actually slide into the Pacific Ocean this time?

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I actually had very good professors, but that was a loooong time ago. Good day pg...

    As to the topic of the thread, there appears to be only one party doing a bit of irrational fear mongering about sequestration, and it is led by the one who threatened a veto of any legislation that would change its terms...
    I, and many others, remember when he threatened to veto that legislation, and he seemed to be quite adamant about it! So what changed? The Repubs have agreed to the reduction in the defense budget, so what is the problem now?

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    Where is "all of the above"?
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I, and many others, remember when he threatened to veto that legislation, and he seemed to be quite adamant about it! So what changed? The Repubs have agreed to the reduction in the defense budget, so what is the problem now?
    There isn't a problem. There never was a problem. Political scaremongers invented a "problem" that the sheep of the populace bought.

    They essentially played the part of Chicken Little, fooling the gullible.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Do you think California will actually slide into the Pacific Ocean this time?
    Hey Ocean. Hope you are well. No. California won't quiteslide in, but it will be a very close call. I would get to higher ground though, because the water will surely rise. I do expect a litany of adverse effects on real people as well as the environment for a good while. Obama will need to get every special interest group involved, because this does appear to be one political ploy that isn't a slam dunk.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Hey Ocean. Hope you are well. No. California won't quiteslide in, but it will be a very close call. I would get to higher ground though, because the water will surely rise. I do expect a litany of adverse effects on real people as well as the environment for a good while. Obama will need to get every special interest group involved, because this does appear to be one political ploy that isn't a slam dunk.
    I'm well my friend. Close call? Dang Humbolt, I live about 10 feet above mean high tide.

    I agree on the slam dunk thoughts. Not going down as planned.

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