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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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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    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    No vote, of course ; where is "other" ?
    I will NOT be controlled into such narrow and incorrect options.
    I feel that only children of all ages play this "blame game".
    Its high time we grew up and learned to be honest and truthful....libs and cons !

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    In terms of deficit reduction coming to a head in this manner? Congress as a whole. In terms of actually designing the trigger itself? Lew and Rob Nabors primarily.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    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.
    I guess engineered fill and a sea wall are out of the question. A boat maybe? I'd go for a steel hulled sailboat in the mid-forty foot range. I happen to know of one north of you......We're in for a real circus in the coming weeks. The media will be all over this, and we're about to find out just how horrific this 2% cut in the increase really is.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    "Fault"?!

    Who deserves more credit for the only device available currently that could make any dent in the ever-accelerating piling up of the debt?

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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.
    Excellent post, Pero!

    All this drama for a one-half of one percent reduction in spending, in a trillion dollar plus budget? Games....

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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.
    Does he hope to convince the "gullible" that it's not his fault if things get cut? I appreciate the fact that he "evolves" on many issues, but to buy this latest drama is asking a lot, when we know what the facts of the matter are. Ridiculous, in fact!

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    It would be so much more interesting to people if sequester were really about sex with an equestrian .......

    The Speaker seems pretty intent the House will take up nothing until the senate puts forth something. I kind of agree with him. It is a good strategy to keep the ball in the WH's court.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Does he hope to convince the "gullible" that it's not his fault if things get cut? I appreciate the fact that he "evolves" on many issues, but to buy this latest drama is asking a lot, when we know what the facts of the matter are. Ridiculous, in fact!
    I think you assume too much of the ignorant American populace. We're a nation of idiots who use a moving picture box to think for us.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I'll take all three for the win, Alex.
    Me too! Great post! What it shows us is that Obama and congress critters (BOTH parties) know that federal spending is way too high, yet making those "tough choices" (actually governing?) is really hard to do - it may cost you *gasp* votes and popularity (campaign cash?).
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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