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I was coming down from the ski hill and made the mistake of tuning into National Pinko Radio. They were putting out the White talking points on the devasting effects it would have on New Mexico. What a load of crock.
WE'RE ALL GONNA FRICKIN' DIE !!!!!!
yeah this is right up there with Y2K and the Mayan Calendar.
Bring it on.
I am guessing they left out Woodwards comments last week that this all on obama.
Somehow, that just isn't making into the talking points.
Sadly, I'd rather listen to National Pinko Radio than 99% of the crap on the airwaves today. Garrison > Nicki
But I wonder what the next catch phrase will be.
There was an impending gloom and doom recession.
Then some crap about a "fiscal cliff".
And now a sequestration? WTF is that?
Why don't we call this what it really is next time, shall we? Government masterbation.
This post was edited by Black Shipley 14 months ago
Republicans in congress will ruin america if they cant have their way. Bunch of cryin rich spoiled brats.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
You need to add to your picture
If it does not work repeat until it does.
On another note, my textbook has a really great explanation of progressive.
A mix of concern for the poor with a desire to control society.
275-0 scoring margin
Dana X Bible's National Championship team
I believe we could solve this by raising taxes. Lets put a dollar tax on every movie ticket or record sold as well as a lobbyist fee of 1,000,00 per year. Combine with raising the price of junk mail to $.50 a piece ( cut out some of the crap) and reducing all federal pay by 10% and require each administrative branch to slash 5% we would have a good start.
Ther are more rich Democrats in Washington than Republicans. Again, another myth and half truth continuously thrown around by the left. The only people ruining America are the Socialists/Communists that are the Democrat Party. The only ones taking your hard earned money and giving it to others who do not have the balls to get up in the morning and participate in this country. They are the ones who have spending us in to oblivia. Think Greece, Spain and the like in Europe. Better yet, take a look at the great examples here in the states - California, Illinois, New York & best of all Michigan. Michigan has been run by the Democrats for nearly 30 years. How has that worked out?? Spew your shit, but, facts are facts and socialism/communism has never worked on the planet! It is nirvana for the lazy and people who want to make excuses and be taken care of.
To quote the great Milton Friedman, who was being harassed byTom Donohue on his show, He said, " Tom, what society on earth offers more than the US? Who in your mind would it be best to emulate? Who gives more opportunity to empower it's citizens? The governments you espouse have all failed historically"
Best I can remember the quote. But if Bruthaman you think your ideas are better than Friedman's, google Friedman and go to Brainyqoute. Ther eyou will find a plethora of great quotes that might change the opinion of an open minded person. But that would be oxymoronic I believe.
Let me know when then messiah in office actually tries to provide a solution instead of playing golf and calling them names in the media.
It will be the first time.
they recently put out a piece on the wealthiest members of congress. something like 15 of the top 20 were all dems including Pelosi. Its just more of their own hypocrisy.
Thats because republicans lie about their income.
KILL WHITEY !!!!
And democrats don't?
Yes, you seem to be just as ignorant as the other partisan hacks on board.
Charles Murray was right.
he's brainwashed by all the free stuff.
Murrays Law or The Bell Curve?
Skip to the end. The first part is technical and will lose people.
And when the Republicans opened the seventh seal of the sequester, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black and the stars fell unto the Earth; and our nation's ability to forecast severe weather, such as drought events, hurricanes and tornados, was seriously undermined. Lo, and the children were not vaccinated, and all the beasts starved in the zoos, and the planes were grounded.
Or so President Obama and his Cabinet prophets have been preaching ahead of the automatic budget cuts due to begin Friday. The bit about the weather is a real quote from the White House budget director.
But if any of these cataclysms do come to pass, then they will be mostly Mr. Obama's own creation. The truth is that the sequester already gives the White House the legal flexibility to avoid doom, if a 5% cut to programs that have increased more than 17% on average over the Obama Presidency counts as doom.
Editorial page editor Paul Gigot on the President's parade of horribles and the looming showdown over the continuing resolution. Photos Getty Images
According to Mr. Obama and his budget office, the sequester cuts are indiscriminate and spell out specific percentages that will be subtracted from federal "projects, programs and activities," or PPAs. Except for the exemptions in the 2011 budget deal, the White House says it must now cut across the board regardless of how important a given PPA is. Food inspectors, say, will be treated the same as subsidies for millionaire farmers.
Not so fast. Programs, projects and activities are a technical category of the federal budget, but the sequester actually occurs at the roughly 1,200 broader units known as budget accounts. Some accounts are small, but others contain hundreds of PPAs and the larger accounts run to billions of dollars. For the Pentagon in particular, the distinction between PPAs and accounts is huge. This means in most cases the President has the room to protect his "investments" while managing the fiscal transition over time.
Congress might have intended for the sequester to apply to PPAs, but they also wrote a sloppy law at the 11th hour. The Budget Control Act of 2011 disinterred the lapsed sequester rules of the Gramm-Rudman Deficit Control Act of 1985, though without anyone looking at the details.
Gramm-Rudman said the sequester applies to accounts, not PPAs, under a temporary "part-year" budget. As it happens the government is operating under just such a continuing resolution now, not a normal appropriations bill. If Congress returned to regular order in 2014 or later, the sequester would indeed trickle down to PPAs.
The White House has even more discretion than this. When Gramm-Rudman led to a 4.3% sequester in 1986, Congress passed a special bill that created the category of PPAs and spent 1,119 pages defining what they were for 1986. Congress has never done anything of the sort since, and thus as the government has grown PPA definitions now vary among Cabinet departments and sometimes even account to account in the same department.
Editorial board member Steve Moore on President Obama rejecting flexibility on sequester cuts. Photos: Associated Press
Lacking legislation, the White House assigns these amorphous units in its annual budget. Even if the lawyers insisted the sequester must apply to "PPAs" per se, the budgeteers could formally construe PPAs in ways that preserve a work-around.
This White House has never been fussy when a statutory text or even the Constitution interferes with its political ambitions. (See ObamaCare, immigration executive orders, recess appointments and much else.) Could it be that Mr. Obama is exaggerating the legal stringency of the sequester in a gambit to force Congress to shut it off?
In any case, Republicans in Congress are prepared to give Mr. Obama still more spending flexibility than he already has to mitigate any damage, real or imagined. One option is to lock in spending at post-sequester levels and grant department heads so-called transfer authority to shift cash between accounts, after consultation with the committees on the Hill.
Mr. Obama ought to love that, since it is precisely the administrative state he says he wants—the rule of technocrats who evaluate budget priorities without political interference. But liberals are now howling about more liberal executive power because this plan would also very modestly reduce the size of government.
It would also negate Mr. Obama's days-of-wrath sequester campaign. To wit:
[b]If air traffic control and airport security really are the models of government efficiency that anyone who has ever traveled knows they are not, perhaps Homeland Security could begin by targeting some of the programs identified by Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn this week. These include necessities such as grants for a security conference in San Diego that featured "zombie apocalypse training" or funds for towns like Keene, New Hampshire (pop. 23,000) to purchase armored tank-like vehicles called Bearcats. Seriously.
Before furloughing park rangers, maybe start with the 10% of the 75,000 Department of the Interior employees who are conserving the wilderness of Washington, D.C. Before slashing cancer research, stop funding the $130-million-a-year National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine that studies herbs and yoga. Cut after-school funding only after consolidating the 105 federal programs meant to encourage kids to take math and science classes.
Neither the legal details of the sequester nor the practical work of reforming government are as interesting to the media as Mr. Obama's invocations of plagues and pestilence. The real revelation is that if the world does end, it will be Mr. Obama's choice.
This post was edited by gordosan 14 months ago
Anyone got details on that Zombie Apocalypse? Seriously. I want to know what the training scenarios were.
worst prez evah
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