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Sequester Cuts To Be Put Off To As Close To Midnight As Possible

March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says automatic spending reductions set to kick in Friday will be put off until as close to midnight Friday night as possible. Call them the Cinderella cut....

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Seadog

Mar-01-13 9:04 AM

What is it that our leader doesn't like about HIS IDEA?

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Local14701

Mar-01-13 9:17 AM

Doom and gloom...It's like a child who has a 10$ allowance that is supposed to go up to 20$. The child's dad says that the allowance will only go up to 15$ instead. The child then cries that you took 5$ away from me and I can't survive. Government is still growing!

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50s4ever

Mar-01-13 9:53 AM

More people have put down the koolaid, and are calling out the progs for their mass media lies and scare tactics.

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johnee

Mar-01-13 10:45 AM

Typical government cuts, not as big increase as they want and cut where it hurts most versus waste. After the out cry the politicians will throw their hands up and say we tried but the people did not want the the cuts.

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khulumzurug

Mar-01-13 10:50 AM

may Allah smite the the cesspool called DC.

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Howard

Mar-01-13 11:42 AM

Seadog, the republicans voted for it or it would not be happening. They thought it was a good idea. Local14701, yes, we all saw that analogy on Hannity and it is so far misleading which, unfortunately you will find out if the sequester happens. 50s4ever, "progs mass media lies and scare tactics", now there is a switch! The cuts are all on paper - no need to lie like Grandma's going to die. johnee, yes we should have cut the waste, but no one would agree on what is waste - your project or mine? A small percent across the board in all departments would be nice but all Obama wanted is what Romney campaigned on - A few less loopholes for the rich. (Another for it before you were against it) Now the billionaires will get the loophole on their brand new yacht but meals on wheels will struggle or even stop in some places. You call that a scare tactic? It isn't and I hope that isn't proven.

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johnee

Mar-01-13 11:43 AM

Lets put the decrease in the increase of spending in terms we the working people can understand. For every $100 spent we are going to spend $97. So lets get real the will not hurt anyway near as bad as they say if they cut the waste.

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johnee

Mar-01-13 11:45 AM

The first part of Obamas balance approach was done in January with the tax increase, now its time for the cuts.

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formerlyphil

Mar-01-13 12:02 PM

& there you go johnee. nicely done. he got his tax increases. now where's the cuts?.....

&.............

still waiting.....

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Howard

Mar-01-13 12:05 PM

Consequestions come with elections. Does antbody beleive that the United States would have made it's single worst mistake in history if Bush was not in office? The conservatives are acting like Romney won and want everything their way. It just doesn't work like that. Conservatives had 8 years of which the Democrats GAVE them 8 years. Look what happened to the economy and world stature. Now the Conservatives can't give Obama one day. Your way or the highway to poverty.

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Howard

Mar-01-13 12:10 PM

The republicans have to pretend to be for minorities now to get votes. They also have to change the way conservative swing states count their electoral ballots to be heavily in their favor. Both of these tactics are despicable.

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Howard

Mar-01-13 12:13 PM

Consequences come with elections. Does anybody believe that the United States would have made it's single worst mistake in history if Bush was not in office? The conservatives are acting like Romney won and want everything their way. It just doesn't work like that. Conservatives had 8 years of which the Democrats GAVE them 8 years. Look what happened to the economy and world stature. Now the Conservatives can't give Obama one day. Your way or the highway to poverty.

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formerlyphil

Mar-01-13 12:33 PM

& what is the u.s.'s single worst mistake in history? lol c'mon. howard you're so far to the left you're actually coming up on the right. conservatives are not acting like romney won. conservatives are acting like they compromised on tax increases & now that it's the white house's turn to compromise on spending cuts it's not happening. what fabled 8 years are you speaking of as well? life is great when viewed through those rose colored glasses! do you have an extra pair? i have to go to work later..

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Howard

Mar-01-13 12:54 PM

Invading a country that hated al qaeda as much as we did, had no WMD, had nothing to do with 911, and killed thousands of our soldiers and their citizens. formerlyphil, in your mind that was just a walk in the park? Along with the torture and lies given to persuade people like General Powell charges should have definitely been brought up against Cheney and Bush. Then, at the end of his 8 years we are in the worst recession since the depression!! Rose colored glasses? Yours must be mighty thick, my friend.

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Howard

Mar-01-13 1:00 PM

Yes,50s4ever, they gave everything to Bush. The wars, with no way to pay for - they were not even in the budget!. The Medicare part D, also with no plan to pay for. Freedom to all banks to send us into a massive recession. Millions of people loosing their retirement accounts. Tell me, 50s4ever, what did we NOT give Cheney and Bush?

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PleaseWakeUp

Mar-01-13 1:23 PM

I'm confused. I thought we wanted budget cuts. Now we have them and there all wrong. Both sides feel that they are wrong, yet they voted them in and signed off.

Why is it an issue with the Republicans? Because we're reducing military cost. Oh - no, we can't do that. We are cutting FAA, FEMA and various other things that really don't affect us. I for one am hoping that this sequester goes through.

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Seadog

Mar-01-13 2:16 PM

"the republicans voted for it or it would not be happening".

Howard - let me get this straight. Obama and his pal Jack Lew thought up this idea. Obama walked away from the table. Obama and his buddy Harry Reid have not given this country a budget in four years. Obmam signs the sequester. Republicans give him his tax increase and pushed the sequester four two months. AAnd according to you - it's the Republicans fault??

What falvor kool-aid do you drink?

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Seadog

Mar-01-13 2:21 PM

Oh and howie - a few points you missed in your rant. Who had COMPLETE CONTROL of this government for the first two years of Obama's presidency? Who ALSO voted to invade Iraq? I believe it was a bipartisan vote. Who was in the majority a number of years during Bush's terms (s). So please, if your going to spout the party line, at least be decent enough to tell the truth.

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Seadog

Mar-01-13 2:26 PM

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) claimed today that "over 170 million jobs" could be lost due to sequestration. Later in the presser, Rep. Waters corrected herself, saying it was only "750,000 jobs" that could be lost.

As chicken little said ...........

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50s4ever

Mar-01-13 2:30 PM

Howard---so you finally admit that was all the dems fault. Thank you.

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50s4ever

Mar-01-13 2:57 PM

Maxine Waters----wrong on both counts. Par for her.

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50s4ever

Mar-01-13 3:53 PM

Seadog-he wants us to believe when the GOP is in the white house the dems let them have everything their way out of professional courtesy, sure to receive the same treatment when it's their turn? I'm insulted to be thought so completely ignorant of reality.

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Howard

Mar-01-13 8:36 PM

Seadog and 50s4ever, you 2 are just too far gone to ever think rationally. We had peace and prosperity during Clinton's administration with a budget surplus at the end. At the end of Bush's administration we were in the worst financial position since the great depression. We are getting out of this massive hole now with Obama. It is as simple as that. Hit disagree all you want but don't bother with your partisan garble. You are 100% for anything conservative and 100% against anything liberal. It is like talking to a brick wall. Maybe I will find a formidable opponent in these forums but it sure isn't you two.

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Seadog

Mar-02-13 1:47 AM

Howie, PEACE? In your state of mind, did you ever hear of Kosivo? We're you sleeping it off during the Cruise Missile attacks on Libya?

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Seadog

Mar-02-13 1:54 AM

"We are getting out of this massive hole now with Obama."

Let's see. 6 $trillion more in debt since Bush. Unemployment at the same level after the "stimulus". Millions more on food stamps and welfare, and taxes increasing. If that's what you call getting "out of a hole", than you are are NUTS!

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