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Boehner to hold 4 p.m. sequester press conference
MarketWatch ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Schroeder

Posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:37 AM PST by illiac

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Speaker John Boehner will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. Eastern to discuss the across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester, his office said. Without a deal, $85 billion in gradual budget cuts will begin on Friday,

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bohica; breaking; business; govt; sequester; spendingcut
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Very short article. What WILL he say?
1 posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:44 AM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

Bonehead will fold like a wet blanket again.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 7:27:45 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: illiac

Will he be sober?
Will he cry?


3 posted on 02/25/2013 7:28:01 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: illiac

He should just lay the blame at Obama’s feet - where it belongs.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 7:28:10 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: illiac

5 posted on 02/25/2013 7:29:21 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: brownsfan

Most likely both???


6 posted on 02/25/2013 7:29:35 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

They should play “Tears for Fears” as the Overture.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 7:30:23 AM PST by AU72
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To: illiac

8 posted on 02/25/2013 7:30:46 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: CapnJack

I can hardly wait to watch Tammy Faye come out in front of the cameras boo hooing in his hanky and calling the whole thing off.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 7:31:26 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

LOL...great pic!


10 posted on 02/25/2013 7:32:11 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: AU72
I vote for

Tears of the Clown

11 posted on 02/25/2013 7:34:04 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: illiac

12 posted on 02/25/2013 7:35:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: illiac

4:00? I guess he needs that long to apply his tan.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 7:36:17 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

from what I just hear that 85 bil is only about 40 bil and in reality it’s an increase


14 posted on 02/25/2013 7:43:06 AM PST by molson209
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To: illiac

There are no ‘cuts’. Only in DC is a slight lowering of a projected increase labeled as a cut. Oh, the humanity.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 7:46:07 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: illiac

This reality show is almost as convincing as pro wrestling.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 7:46:56 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: CapnJack
Bonehead will fold like a wet blanket again.

So far at least, I don't think Boehner plans to cave. I think Obama's gambit to blame Republicans into folding and raising taxes isn't working as planned...yet. The reason is because the public doesn't seem to care. The public has reacted to these dire predictions with a collective ho-hum.

17 posted on 02/25/2013 7:50:12 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: illiac
Very short article. What WILL he say?

Oh, I don't know ...


18 posted on 02/25/2013 7:52:48 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: fatnotlazy
4:00? I guess he needs that long to apply his tan.

He wants to get to the bar on time to meet with Nancy and rest of the boys.

19 posted on 02/25/2013 7:53:13 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: illiac

Let’s start a poll on which minute of Bonehead’s speech will contain his surrender to the Obamadork/felon/cretin.

Boehner is slime.

Gutless slime.

Cojoneless slime.

Pure and unadulterated drunken slime.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 8:01:16 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: illiac
To put this in perspective: $85 billion (85 + 9 zeros) vs. $16 trillion debt (16 + 12 zeros) and represents 0.005 percent. That's chump change, Speaker Boehner. Bonehead hasn't earned his reputation as a drunken, blubbering, cave-at-all-costs dolt for obvious reasons.
21 posted on 02/25/2013 8:02:13 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Longbow1969

I saw a poll yesterday that stated that 83% thought we need had a SPENDING PROBLEM. Not 51% or 61%. 83%

It was not even close. The other 17% probably do not even know that we have a debt problem. However, they know who got kicked off of American Idol last time.

The cat is out of the bag. People have had to cut their own spending and are sick and tired of the govt. not doing the same. The trouble is that noboby(not even here on FR)wants it to come out of THEIR wallet.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 8:02:27 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: LearsFool

“This reality show is almost as convincing as pro wrestling.’

I respect pro wrestling more than the president-slime, the senate-slime, or some of the house-slime.

At least those guys actually have to be in shape...and they stick to their script.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 8:04:05 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: illiac

It will be from his cave.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 8:06:53 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: illiac

Boner and the GOP as a whole needs to stand strong. They have the winning hand here, as long as they don’t back down.

Yeah, sure the Obamaites are going to pin the “blame” on the GOP, but as the increasing hysterical “look what’s going to be cut!!!” doomsday predictions show, the public at large doesn’t care.

What’s more, these dire predictions put more pressure on the Democrats to cave, because they absolutely cannot afford for these dire predictions to be a bust. When they are, it blows apart the entire liberal worldview of “we can’t cut government at all or disaster will occur!” Joe Six-Pack is just going to say “hmm... looks like we could cut government after all. How about another 1%?” [Yes, I know these “cuts” are basically fictional, but let’s not confuse the low-info voters more than we have to.]


25 posted on 02/25/2013 8:07:23 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: MasterGunner01
85 billion is what % of the 4 or 5 trillion $ federal gov budget?

And the news media is making this seem like Armageddon( same as with the other fake crisis the “fiscal cliff”)

the media and democrats/obama won't even compromise on these small cuts.

We don't need a few % points cut in spending we need to abolish government agencies starting with the EPA

look even if we had 25% across the board cuts, a trillion$ per year, although good won't do as good as completely and forever eliminating the EPA ( and the laws that authorize it). while EPA budge is only a few billion the damage that the EPA does to the energy sector, oil drilling, fracking, coal power plants , nuclear power plant development etc. is very damaging to the economy. if the U.S. is able to provide cheap energy that will lower gasoline prices, energy prices for businesses and people etc.

We need to start talking about eliminating agencies and laws not cutting a few % points which we never get anyway

26 posted on 02/25/2013 8:10:51 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Longbow1969
"So far at least, I don't think Boehner plans to cave. I think Obama's gambit to blame Republicans into folding and raising taxes isn't working as planned...yet. The reason is because the public doesn't seem to care. The public has reacted to these dire predictions with a collective ho-hum. "

I see it as you do. A bluff too far.

27 posted on 02/25/2013 8:13:53 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: kevkrom

good points .

GOP has to stand strong

contact them on twitter


28 posted on 02/25/2013 8:15:37 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Boehner will propose a bill that will allow the President and the agencies greater flexibility in how the the cuts will be made. At least that is the plan. The cave comes later.


29 posted on 02/25/2013 8:15:52 AM PST by kabar
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To: Longbow1969

So far at least, I don’t think Boehner plans to cave. I think Obama’s gambit to blame Republicans into folding and raising taxes isn’t working as planned...yet.


Wish I could agree. We have seen this train wreck before.

Boehner will talk tough and probably let the Sequester deadline pass. The kenyan will brow beat the GOP for a day or two and then McConnell will pull out the fake cut deal they have in reserve. The deal will be fake cuts for real tax increases. Total victory for the Dems.

All this posturing by Boehner is BS for the GOP base. I don’t buy it at all. They will sell us out again. They have never, ever strongly opposed Obama. Why would they start now, on this?


30 posted on 02/25/2013 8:16:33 AM PST by lodi90
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To: illiac

I’m predicting a Boehner bend-over!


31 posted on 02/25/2013 8:17:14 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: Longbow1969

I think Obama’s (and the news media’s) gambit to blame Republicans into folding and raising taxes isn’t working as planned...yet.

the news media keeps playing chicken little “fiscal cliff”, “sequester” , blah blah blah

hope people see the liberal media for what it is

hope boner sees how the media is manipulating him


32 posted on 02/25/2013 8:29:13 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: kabar

I hope you’re wrong but I suspect you’re right.

Finally, the Republicans have an opportunity to hoist Baraq on his own petard. He’s responsible for the sequester. Proper message management and standing firm - for once - gives them a chance to make a legitimate statement about what Der Leader has done to this country.

And it might quiet the base for a little bit. Maybe. c


33 posted on 02/25/2013 8:32:44 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: illiac

He had better put the whole potato in zero’s lap where it belongs.


34 posted on 02/25/2013 8:37:27 AM PST by soycd
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To: fatnotlazy
4:00? I guess he needs that long to apply his tan.

Waiting for the Dow to close (which tells me he's already quivering in fear and getting ready to cave)


35 posted on 02/25/2013 8:38:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CapnJack

I don’t think the GOP will fold, at least I hope not. Hopefully Boehner will lay this at the feet of the President.


36 posted on 02/25/2013 8:41:06 AM PST by jpsb
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To: woodbutcher1963

>The trouble is that noboby(not even here on FR)wants it to come out of THEIR wallet.

As long as it comes out of everyone’s wallet, including the lazy bama-phone crowd and the corrupt public workers I say bring it on!


37 posted on 02/25/2013 8:42:54 AM PST by soycd
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To: illiac
My guess is that the House will pass a bill giving Obama an option where to “cut” the $85 billion.
It may not be a bad move.
38 posted on 02/25/2013 8:43:09 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: JPG
There are no ‘cuts’. Only in DC is a slight lowering of a projected increase labeled as a cut.

Yep. We're going to spend more next year then this year even with these so called cuts.
There are no cuts. They're just "holding back" 2% less of their spending increases.

It's all theater. The politicians, no matter who they are, will never give up their gravy train.

They got more money from us. Period. That's all they wanted. "Now let's just put all this behind us an move on".

39 posted on 02/25/2013 8:46:18 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: illiac
If it's at 4PM, it's after the stock market closes. So whatever Boehner says, it's probably not going to be good for the markets.

I see the Dow is red now, so I'm holding out hope that it means he's not caving.

40 posted on 02/25/2013 8:55:17 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: MasterGunner01

1/2 percent — your figure is just the division.


41 posted on 02/25/2013 8:57:26 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Longbow1969
The public has reacted to these dire predictions with a collective ho-hum.

Because every time the democrats want to steal and spend more of our wages, we always get threatened with the same old thing. A gazillion teachers will be lost. Old people will rot away. Children will be begging for food. The earth with rip itself in half. Bla blas bla. It's always the same old story. Mankind will cease to exist if they don't get more of our money to buy votes from the freeloaders in time for the next election.

They said the same things about the stimulus. They said the same thing about free birth control for loose woman. They said the same thing about Oboma care. They said the same thing about tax increase. If we didn't give them everything they wanted, time itself would cease to exist - and all us people would DIE a horrable death!!!.



42 posted on 02/25/2013 8:58:12 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: tobyhill

Obama would probably pull it 100% out of defense...and then blame the Republicans for giving him the option.


43 posted on 02/25/2013 8:59:08 AM PST by erlayman
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To: lodi90

I think you have it exactly right, even the timing.


44 posted on 02/25/2013 9:00:02 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: illiac

Anyone who’d play golf with Obama gets no respect from me. Talk, maybe that goes with the job, but you don’t beclown yourself in the process.


45 posted on 02/25/2013 9:02:25 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: lodi90
McConnell will pull out the fake cut deal they have in reserve. The deal will be fake cuts for real tax increases. Total victory for the Dems.

Exactly. They - both democrats and republicans - got the money they wanted from us. They're both happy.
So what if us tax slaves have to cut back to bare bones? It's not about us. It's about unlimited power and luxury for them, and they're not going to give any of it up for anyone. We'll just have to get used to making our bricks without straw.


46 posted on 02/25/2013 9:15:18 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Good one! It even looks like the crybaby!


47 posted on 02/25/2013 9:27:53 AM PST by lrslattery
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To: Sooth2222

“If it’s at 4PM, it’s after the stock market closes. So whatever Boehner says, it’s probably not going to be good for the markets.”

That was my thought. All Obama has to do is tell Goldman Sachs to start a sell off, Wall Street will correct and Obama gets to blame Republicans for the loss of retirement income for the middle class.

Just like 2008.


48 posted on 02/25/2013 9:29:54 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Tammy Faye all over again...
(without the mascara)


49 posted on 02/25/2013 9:30:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: jiggyboy

Oops. Still half a percent is much ado about nothing. According to the MSM the world will end — OMG we’re all gonna die. Yeah right, Obozo, Boehner, and Reid. Total Bravo Sierra and boob bait for the low information voters.


50 posted on 02/25/2013 9:31:14 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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