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Obama signs order for "sequester" budget cuts (It's now official)
Reuters ^ | 3-1-2013 | Matt Spetainick

Posted on 03/01/2013 6:10:31 PM PST by smoothsailing

March 1, 2013

Obama signs order for "sequester" budget cuts

Matt Spetainick

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the "sequester" after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan.

The White House released a copy of Obama's directive entitled "Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2013." Government agencies will now begin to hack a total of $85 billion from their budgets between Saturday and October 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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SEQUESTRATION ORDER FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 PURSUANT TO SECTION 251A OF THE BALANCED BUDGET AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT, AS AMENDED

By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended (the "Act"), 2 U.S.C. 901a, I hereby order that budgetary resources in each non-exempt budget account be reduced by the amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget in its report to the Congress of March 1, 2013.

Pursuant to sections 250(c)(6), 251A, and 255(e) of the Act, budgetary resources subject to sequestration shall be new budget authority, unobligated balances of defense function accounts carried over from prior fiscal years, direct spending authority, and obligation limitations.

All sequestrations shall be made in strict accordance with the requirements of section 251A of the Act and the specifications of the Office of Management and Budget's report of March 1,

Barack Obama

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 1, 2013.

1 posted on 03/01/2013 6:10:35 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The sky will fall in ... 3 ... 2 ...


2 posted on 03/01/2013 6:18:49 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: smoothsailing

About f-ing time. Bring it on!


3 posted on 03/01/2013 6:19:38 PM PST by montag813
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To: smoothsailing

But it’s still Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 6:22:17 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The followers of the Barackalypse cult can catch the next comet out.

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5 posted on 03/01/2013 6:24:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Buy A Shotgun!!!"


6 posted on 03/01/2013 6:27:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

GOOD! NOW DO IT AGAIN


7 posted on 03/01/2013 6:29:22 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: cripplecreek

Bring out yer dead!!!


8 posted on 03/01/2013 6:29:27 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: smoothsailing

9 posted on 03/01/2013 6:30:21 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: smoothsailing
Live theatre. Too bad there is no way to escape the play without getting arrested.

That happened to me once when I unfolded my pocket knife on a mime.

10 posted on 03/01/2013 6:30:58 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: smoothsailing

11 posted on 03/01/2013 6:42:02 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: smoothsailing

How will we survive????

Pray for America


12 posted on 03/01/2013 6:43:27 PM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: smoothsailing

MooseChelle’s next vacation will be reduced by 45 minutes....


13 posted on 03/01/2013 6:45:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: bray

The small business that I work for may get hit hard by this sequester...we have quite a few federally funded contracts. We shall see...


14 posted on 03/01/2013 6:47:28 PM PST by halo66
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To: nascarnation
MooseChelle’s next vacation will be reduced by 45 minutes....

...and heads will roll.

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15 posted on 03/01/2013 6:52:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Here we go...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zNoxjUUyec


16 posted on 03/01/2013 6:52:51 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: smoothsailing

Dayum

as my Dad used to say, that could scare flies off a cow pie .....


17 posted on 03/01/2013 6:54:34 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: smoothsailing

Raising my soda cup and wishing for 1000 more sequester cuts.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 6:57:18 PM PST by lurk
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To: nascarnation

HA! :)


19 posted on 03/01/2013 7:02:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bray

We survive by stopping sending US jobs to China.

Bring back US jobs to America.

Now and completely. Now.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 7:02:27 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: smoothsailing

Shovel ready!


21 posted on 03/01/2013 7:04:01 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: smoothsailing

I wonder if he did it so that his favorables will go up with the Tea Party voters? /s


22 posted on 03/01/2013 7:04:09 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: smoothsailing

The first order he signed was for no more vacations for Michelle and the kids.

He gets a waiver on this one, though. Reggie “His” Love, too.

He has also promised that if we raise taxes by a trillion, he will cut his vacations in half.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Maybe people are going to realize life can go on without gummit.

Pray for America


24 posted on 03/01/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: bray
Maybe people are going to realize life can go on without gummit.

Perhaps.

BUT... the gummit is convinced it can go on with fewer lives to fund.

25 posted on 03/01/2013 7:30:39 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve been paying out of pocket to rent a place 900 miles from home to work on a federal contract since June 2009. Paid first and last month’s rent to start. Next rent check is due in a few days. If I’m out of a job, my landlord gets notice and I go home. That saves me $1500/month immediately. It will be nice to see my wife and pups. Haven’t been home since Jan 2nd.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 7:33:30 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: smoothsailing

27 posted on 03/01/2013 7:36:08 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: smoothsailing

it’s his solution, why he was so opposed to it is just theater.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 7:41:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Myrddin

Hope all goes well for ya friend......

Were I chief cook and bottle washer of this bannana republic turned third world shithole no polidiot would be paid unless they did their jobs and passed a budget. Lived within the budget and were conservative with tax dollars .... ?!?!?

... What the heck was I thinking. The socialist rats and rinos are in charge with Erkel Mugabe at the helm..... run it up on the beach and let it rust out from under em.

Rant aside....:o)

Stay safe !


29 posted on 03/01/2013 7:48:27 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Myrddin

I hope it works out well for you. I spent many years on the road before I finally retired. I know what it’s like to be away from hearth and home for long periods of time. Be blessed.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 7:48:48 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bray
Maybe people are going to realize life can go on without gummit.

Agreed. However, those people "realizing" make up less than 50% of the voters. We are still screwed.

"I'm sayin' it's gonna take a little divine intervention here buddy." ~ Doug Carlin, Deja Vu.

31 posted on 03/01/2013 8:01:34 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: smoothsailing

Enemies of the state:

Sam Colt
Sam Walton


32 posted on 03/01/2013 8:05:17 PM PST by devolve ( ------------ ---It is not where Obama was born that is the problem - it is where he*s living now -)
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To: smoothsailing

That is SO funny, smooth.

While wtching the SOTU, I kept wishing Boehner would just reach over and head slap the VP.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 8:07:42 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene

LOL! If Boehner did that I’d take back all those bad things I’ve said about him! ;-)


34 posted on 03/01/2013 8:15:56 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ClearCase_guy; smoothsailing
The sky will fall in ... 3 ... 2 ...

Skyfall with Obama audio
35 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:04 PM PST by Girlene
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To: smoothsailing

So, will sun still rise tomorrow?


36 posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:41 PM PST by animal172 (The weak and uninformed will inherit the Earth.......and they have.)
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To: animal172

Yes, but only in the east.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 8:49:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; All

"A Mind Strong Back Is A Terrible Thing To Waste"

38 posted on 03/01/2013 8:53:26 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: smoothsailing

He got what he wanted - government chaos and economic destruction.


39 posted on 03/01/2013 9:04:02 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: lurk

“Raising my soda cup and wishing for 1000 more sequester cuts.”

I hope that soda is less than 16 ounces!


40 posted on 03/01/2013 9:08:56 PM PST by longhorn too
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Obama is a rookie joke.
But we already knew that.
Unbelievable is he. Pathetic.
41 posted on 03/01/2013 9:47:13 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: halo66

It may, but purely due to politics. These “cuts” are decreases in coded-in increased budgets (see baseline budgeting). In other words, sequestration mandates NO actual cuts. However, actual cuts will be made where they do the most damage for purely political reasons.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 10:32:11 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.b)
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To: piytar

Absolutely. It’s unbelievable that “the press” is taking Obama’s side in this. It’s all Obama, and nothing but. This has to shine through, I believe. It’s a total Wizard of Oz situation. At some point he’s going to be standing there at the controls with nowhere to turn ... Let’s hope.


43 posted on 03/01/2013 11:17:05 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Squantos
Not sure how it will wash out. For now, I work to keep my customer happy so my paycheck and that of my co-workers doesn't go away. We have to maintain top quality to ensure winning the re-compete on our contract. I've had many out of town trips that lasted as long as 3 months completely away from home. This one morphed from a 6 week commitment into nearly 4 years with visits home (always at my expense) for holidays. It's just getting old.

Stay safe yourself! Train wrecks are always hard to watch. Even more so when you're compelled to ride the train.

44 posted on 03/02/2013 12:59:39 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: smoothsailing
I never expected to be on the road as much as I haven been. We're coming up on being married 35 years in March. It is a challenging task to keep things going. One day at a time.
45 posted on 03/02/2013 1:03:10 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: smoothsailing
So it's official.

Obama lied to Romney in the third debate when he said that sequestration would never happen.

He knew it would all along.

-PJ

46 posted on 03/02/2013 1:19:08 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: smoothsailing

this is only the rehersal.

March 27 is the expiration of the stop-gap budget, or continuing resolution.

we are in for more of the same from the regime....


47 posted on 03/02/2013 3:27:46 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nascarnation
MooseChelle’s next vacation will be reduced by 45 minutes....

Since we also pay for her transportation to and from these vacations, I propose we send her 90% of the way to Hawaii.

48 posted on 03/02/2013 3:33:56 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: smoothsailing

He had to sign it??

but the MSM kept saying automatic cuts...hmmm so why didnt Dingle Berry just refuse to sign it?? Who could make him?


49 posted on 03/02/2013 5:11:01 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: smoothsailing

50 posted on 03/02/2013 6:19:54 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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