Skip to comments.Republicans rip White House over finger pointing in wake of dismal GDP report (Truth hurts)
Posted on 01/30/2013 5:26:56 PM PST by Kaslin
Republicans accused the White House of having selective amnesia Wednesday after President Obama's top spokesman blamed Republicans for an unexpectedly dismal GDP report that showed the economy contracting in the fourth quarter. The White House had suggested GOP willingness to let sweeping defense cuts take effect was the culprit -- but an aide to House Speaker John Boehner quickly reminded Democrats that Republicans have tried to stop those cuts.
"These arbitrary, automatic cuts were a creation and demand of the White House in 2011," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said. "Twice the House has passed legislation to replace them with common sense cuts and reforms. If there was any uncertainty late last year about the sequester, it was because the Democratic-controlled Senate, per usual, never lifted a finger to pass a plan to replace it."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier alleged that GOP feet-dragging during talks over the fiscal crisis and willingness to accept automatic defense cuts contributed to the economic squeeze. The Commerce Department report showed the economy shrinking for the first time since 2009.
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love your name and tagline.
“Barry and the RATS can continue blaming somebody else for everything. “
Why not? State-Run media has his back at every turn.
Shouldn’t the headline read?: GDP totally dependent on Government Debt
I mean the results of the cuts have reversed GDP growth. So the entire economy is faked by government overspending money it never had.
The so called Republican leadership will not fight the Donkey socialists/Marxists. Instead the RINO leadership reaches across the aisle and stabs conservatives [that make up the base] in the back. Bad enough the conservatives have to fight the MSM and Donkeys, but Quisling RINOs too.
And your point is what, exactly? What would my party do? Go to political war the with the Donkeys and RINOs. Attack them and no quarter. But I am too old and slow and crippled for this fight.
I don’t know if you realize it or not, but you are doing exactly what the rats want, which is division. No wonder we don’t win. What we need is unite, not divide
I thought Baghdad Bob was hung in Iraq several years ago. It seems he’s working as the White House spokesman...
I did a search but couldn’t find anything that he was hung or is dead. But you’re right he seems to be working as the spokesman for the arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. First under the name of Robert Gibbs, then and now under the name of Jay Carney
You need to take a class in searching.
Two clicks and I found him - at least if you believe Wiki.
He’s in the UAE.
The time is coming closer and closer to the this tipping point and Obongo is lusting for it because he wants to murder about 10% of the United States’ population to achieve his Marxist utopia. Have any of our brilliant Republicans figured out this guy is a Marxist? Have they figured out he wants to destroy the country with the Cloward-Piven Strategy? These political geniuses don't have a clue about the roles the communists William Marshal Davis, Saul Alinsky, and Bill Ayers have played as mentors to Dear Leader. As long as RINOs team with Donkeys and the MSM against conservatives, where's the uniting done?
I have no problem with trying to profit regardless of who is in office, but you have to be careful predicting any type of growth when the office is occupied by someone who is intentionally destroying the possibility of economic growth. And you have to be ever more vigilant if you rely on their numbers telling us that the economy is growing. The DJIA up to 14,000 has nothing to do with true economic growth and everything to do with the Fed monetizing the deb through the equities markets (not only from QE but also from the POMOs that keep taking it 100 points every time they unleash that bubble beast).
I really don’t give what the politician’s are doing much credence irregardless of party. One of my favorite predictors is this..I spend a lot of time driving and I notice the number of trucks on the road and more importantly to my system of analysis is the number of box cars side tracked for a long time the RR’s have been side tracking hundreds of box cars along the roads I usually travel and they have been in the same spot for years but in the last few months the RR’s have been putting them back in the system..I just saw a train last night pulling hundreds that I know were there for at least 2 years. This tells me the RR is expecting more demand, that coupled with oil futures, copper futures and a few other things tells me to invest at this time..I could be wrong but I trust trends like this that I can see more than I trust my political views or listening to any body with a financial stake in peddling their particular system to guide me in spending my investment dollar..YMMV
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