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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    It's only taken these 2 parties 232 years to figure out how to screw the public to near death...and then make the public feel guilty for getting screwed.

    Keep watching that bouncing ball...and bend over just a little bit more. I guess there's 300 million suckers born every day.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its easy to say both parties but I want the lefties maybe for the first time in their life make a choice......
    This is one of those, "I was for sequester before I was against it." I say let it happen, if you can't cut 85 billion out of 3.8 trillion in spending, you can't cut one red cent. These numbers are too big for most people to understand, but look at it this way, all sequester does is cut 85 dollars out of every 3,800 dollars. We are asking the government to get along on 3.715 trillion instead of 3.800 trillion or on 3,715 dollars instead of 3,800.
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Wait a minute...let me get this straight for a second..

    The OP (a known conservative) is asking who is at fault and point his finger to the President and the Democrats.

    However, don't Republicans always talk a big game about spending cuts? Wouldn't you want to take credit for any cuts (even these on proposed increases)?

    Or is this just more mud slinging and an attempt to defile the other side at the cost of your own ideals?

    We should be demanding more cuts...actual cuts. Nobody ever said it would be easy and people wouldn't struggle...that is the price we're going to have to pay in order to get things under some sort of control.

    I've seen for a long time that both parties are in favor of big government spending (just in different sectors)...and this whole argument proves that point.
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    This is one of those, "I was for sequester before I was against it." I say let it happen, if you can't cut 85 billion out of 3.8 trillion in spending, you can't cut one red cent. These numbers are too big for most people to understand, but look at it this way, all sequester does is cut 85 dollars out of every 3,800 dollars. We are asking the government to get along on 3.715 trillion instead of 3.800 trillion or on 3,715 dollars instead of 3,800.
    Good one, Pero!

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    Wait a minute...let me get this straight for a second..

    The OP (a known conservative) is asking who is at fault and point his finger to the President and the Democrats.

    However, don't Republicans always talk a big game about spending cuts? Wouldn't you want to take credit for any cuts (even these on proposed increases)?

    Or is this just more mud slinging and an attempt to defile the other side at the cost of your own ideals?

    We should be demanding more cuts...actual cuts. Nobody ever said it would be easy and people wouldn't struggle...that is the price we're going to have to pay in order to get things under some sort of control.

    I've seen for a long time that both parties are in favor of big government spending (just in different sectors)...and this whole argument proves that point.
    Make no mistake, the sequester is a good thing, some of BHO's best work.
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    You mean who is most at fault. Body Oder and the Dems of course. Socialist love to spend productive peoples money on social programs and don't give a damned about how much they spend. The Liberals, aka, American Socialist are totally at fault. Take away welfare, medicaid and other useless social spending and we would be doing pretty good.
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    The White House proposed it. The President insisted on it - and threatened to veto anything that didn't include it. Republicans offered credible alternatives to it in the form of Budgets, which the Senate is required to do by law, a law that they have broken several years running now.

    The President is at fault through action. Congressional Democrats are at fault through inaction. The American people are at fault through their own electoral choices. Democracy is the theory that the people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. Well, get ready America, you are going to spend the next few years getting what you voted for.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    There is only one clear choice to the poll. The entire sequestration idea was Republican. It was the only way that the Republicans would agree to raise the debt ceiling. The fact that they are now running from it is not surprising, but the fact that there are people out there that cannot see that it was completely Republican is baffling.
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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    The whole lot of them. They all got us into this, they all basically blustered about it not happening, and then they all have done jack to actually deal with it.

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    Re: Whose fault is sequestration?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    There is only one clear choice to the poll. The entire sequestration idea was Republican.
    Woodward documents in his 2012 book The Price of Politics that team Obama first proposed the idea of the sequester. Expanding on his work in a Sunday Washington Post op-ed, he noted—as he has before—that both President Obama and his would-be Treasury Secretary Jack Lew lied on the campaign trail by saying the sequester originated with House Republicans. The White House has now ceded that fact....


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