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  • Sequester opponents now losing hope

    04/27/2013 11:34:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/13 08:00 AM ET | Erik Wasson
    Opponents of sequestration are losing hope that the across-the-board cuts to federal spending will be reversed this year. The defense industry, health and education advocates and federal worker unions say that the “piecemeal” approach that Congress adopted this week to ease furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not bode well for their cause. “All of this is rearranging the deck chairs. I’m not overly hopeful,” said Joel Packer of the Committee for Education Funding. “We are really putting our concentration on fiscal 2014 and beyond.” Republicans and conservative groups see the White House as having “caved” this week...
  • Come To Me ,let go and BE FREE !

    03/26/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-26-13 | Jedediah
    COME TO ME LET GO AND BE FREE Just let go of the past and do not look back as Lot's wife for My mercies are new every morning. Take my hand I will show you My will for today and it is here you allow Me to free you of "all" the storms that were never yours , follow after Me for how can two walk together unless they agree . Let My will fulfill all your dreams and endevours effort free for My spirit is your guide and strength where My joy is constant and eternal and find...
  • Tax revenue to hit record this year. So is spending 'the problem'? ( We will see if economy tanks)

    03/04/2013 11:41:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | March 4, 2013 | By Mark Trumbull, Staff writer
    Tax revenue could hit $2.7 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Conservatives say this means spending cuts are the solution, but the budget numbers tell a more complicated story.An impasse over the shape of the federal budget keeps boiling down to this basic plotline: Democrats say the solution to high deficits must include more tax revenue, while Republicans say the fundamental problem is spending. Failure to reach a middle ground has prompted automatic spending cuts known as the “sequester” to go into effect. This wasn’t Plan A, or even Plan B, for either side.As the politicians look for a...
  • White House has some flexibility in choosing $85B spending cuts

    03/02/2013 12:06:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/13 06:00 AM ET | Erik Wasson, Jeremy Herb and Keith Laing
    The White House says its hands are tied by the $85 billion sequester, but budget experts counter that it will have some flexibility to choose what to cut and what to save. The wiggle-room is inviting accusations from Congress that President Obama is mismanaging the cuts. Critics also say the flexibility could allow the administration to make the cuts more painful, in order to pressure congressional Republicans to raise taxes as part of a sequester-replacement. Some of these critics point to the decision to not deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf. The White House has made the...
  • Obama’s first sequester move: Releasing “waves” of illegal immigrants from detention centers

    02/26/2013 4:10:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. What's his next move, ordering the Border Patrol to stand down because he supposedly can't afford to pay them? Oh, right. That is his next move.This makes me more enthusiastic about the sequester, just because now I'm curious to see how derelict he's willing to be in his duties to in the name of putting political pressure on the GOP. Next up: Suspending TSA checkpoints at America's airports, maybe? Where else is he going to find two percent savings in three-plus trillion in spending? In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration...
  • Freep a Poll! (Are you worried about the effects of federal spending cuts on the economy?)

    03/01/2013 5:19:02 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 3-1-13 | LA Daily News
    Are you worried about the effects of federal spending cuts on the economy? Yes No
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Could the sequester be a blessing in disguise?)

    03/01/2013 4:43:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-1-13 | Fox News
    Could the sequester be a blessing in disguise? Are you kidding? These cuts will be painful, plain and simple Yes, it will finally force Washington to make long-overdue spending cuts -- including to the military Only in that it may force Congress to strike a more rational deficit deal
  • Personal income drops in January by largest monthly amount in 20 years

    03/01/2013 8:47:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:21 am on March 1, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Today’s economic report has good and bad news, and both are tempered by the effects of government intervention.  The Commerce Department reports that personal income dropped 3.6% in January, the worst such monthly decline in exactly 20 years, but that consumer spending seems unaffected: Personal income decreased $505.5 billion, or 3.6 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $491.4 billion, or 4.0 percent, in January, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $18.2 billion, or 0.2 percent. In December, personal income increased $353.4 billion, or 2.6 percent, DPI increased $325.7 billion, or 2.7 percent, and...
  • Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama

    02/27/2013 2:17:00 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Quin Hillyer
    Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama Quin Hillyer Sophomore U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, graduated first in his class at West Point, graduated from Harvard Law School, had a hugely successful career in the aerospace industry, and also has a think-tank background. He may be a seriously rising star. Anyway, he put out a self-explanatory press release that is a beauty to behold. Today, White House Spokesman Jay Carney asked during a press briefing what Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, would say to defense workers facing furlough because of the President’s sequester plan. The following is his statement: “Mr. Carney doesn’t...
  • Skyfall: Starring Chicken Little Now Playing All Across America

    02/26/2013 1:50:39 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 2-26-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Why must Republicans always play defense? Seemingly on the wrong side of any argument? Education; you? The pending sequester cuts have the President and his minions, like a flock of Chicken Littles, running to and fro, spinning tales of planes falling out of the sky.  For some reason - whether they’re too polite, too incredulous or just too inept - I barely hear a peep from the loyal opposition. So I wrote this little story to help Republicans explain the scale of sequester cuts to their constituents and hopefully help them put things in perspective: George Finds Out He’s getting...
  • Brief and Direct: Why are Firemen Always the First To Be Laid Off?

    02/26/2013 5:40:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Red State.com ^ | Feb 25, 2013
    Brief and Direct: Why are Firemen Always the First To Be Laid Off? After garbage workers, that is. By: Flagstaff (Diary) | February 25th, 2013 at 08:33 Maybe because we’ll miss them the most. Because the President has forgotten he’s already been elected and he’s been campaigning across the country to defeat his own idea, there are too many sources to quote regarding the dire consequences President Obama sees if the sequester, or Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), isn’t averted. So without individual attribution here are some of the services we will lose. Local first responders–fire, police, EMS. Teachers....
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Are the automatic budget cuts as bad as President Obama says?)

    02/25/2013 5:01:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2-25-13 | Fox News
    Are the automatic budget cuts as bad as President Obama says? Yes, any time you cut $1 trillion it involves a lot of pain Only if the cuts are across-the-board. Perhaps the president could have some discretion over them No, this is just a fraction of the budget
  • Blame Game Rages on Over Looming Sequester

    02/22/2013 11:52:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    We are just days away from a cataclysm of biblical proportions. The cuts foretold in the Budget Control Act of 2011 are young as far as prophecies go, but apparently they are every bit as terrifying as rivers of blood and plagues of locusts. Any day now we can expect White House spokesman Jay Carney to take to the podium and read a prepared statement: "And when he opened the seventh seal, there was a small decrease in the rate of increase in federal spending." The great game in Washington is who will get the blame for something both House...