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March 02, 2013

Republicans stick to their position on cuts, keep blaming Obama

As automatic spending cuts went into effect, House of Representatives were firm in their stance: It's President Barack Obama's fault.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., made that point in the party's Saturday address.

"Yesterday, across-the-board spending cuts known as ‘the sequester’ took effect because President Obama and Senate Democrats failed to act.  These devastating across-the-board cuts, first proposed by the president, will affect the lives of so many hardworking Americans," she said. "Yet, this week, the president traveled 180 miles to Newport News, Virginia, instead of traveling one and a half miles to Senator Harry Reid’s office on Capitol Hill to negotiate a replacement of smarter spending cuts.  The president failed to act, and his Senate never passed a bill to replace the sequester."

She recalled how last year, the House of Representatives passed two plans--with no Democratic support--to implement alternative cuts. The plans went nowhere in the Democratic-run Senate.

"Our plans cut government waste and make long-term reforms that put us on a path to a balanced budget.  In addition, we are looking at ways to close tax loopholes and clean up our tax code so we can lower rates and help create jobs.  These ideas get government out of the way so we can bring jobs home and preserve the American Dream," McMorris Rodgers said.

“The president wants to take a different route.  He wants to continue singling Americans out for tax increases, even after he raised taxes just last month to avert the fiscal cliff.  The American people know full well that if they give this White House more tax revenue, it will be spent – on new ‘stimulus’ projects and government programs.  The president must stop using this debate as an excuse to raise taxes and start seizing this opportunity to cut spending."

And, she added, "We urge President Obama and Senate Democrats to put country ahead of party and pass a responsible plan to replace his sequester.  Instead of campaigning for higher taxes, the president should lead an effort to begin addressing our nation’s spending problem.

“This debate hasn’t always been easy, but making Washington confront its spending problem after decades of inaction was never going to be simple.  We were elected to confront the hard truths, come together and do the right thing.  That’s the American way, and that’s how we’ll achieve the kind of future our children and grandchildren deserve.  All it will take is for the president and his party to get serious and lead.

- See more at: http://www.speaker.gov/video/weekly-republican-address-rep-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-calls-president-act-sequester#sthash.r7Qax9Bh.dpuf

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Paul Richardson

Hey Thomas N ass: Here's a news flash bud. A liberal accusing anyone of insanity is really amusing. You already have that illness covered. It's in your DNA. Ever hear of Bush Derangement Syndrome? You fools on the left, with the aid of the corrupt state-run main stream media were in an eight year feeding frenzy. We, on the other hand, have made an assessment of obama based on his repeated lies (go to obamalies.net), his destruction of the free enterprise system, his corruption and failures across the board. Ever hear of "Fast and Furious" Thomass? (His Attorney General was found in Contempt of Congress on that one). Solyndra ring a bell, butt-head? How about the on-going murder investigation, namely Benghazi. What was your lord and master up to during that atrocity? Still waiting for answers on that debacle. A couple of thousand illegal aliens just released from prison, BEFORE the sequester cuts were in place. Any other impeachable offenses you'd like me to bring up, you pretentious ass?!

booplover

Why did it make sense to elect a Black man into office? Was it cool? Did people think it would improve things? A new start maybe? Maybe AMERICA is like the undesireable, overweight White Woman, deprived of male affection. She falls for the first smooth-talking, unemployed, Black Man who tells her she's "pretty," soon impregnates her, spends her money-then leaves her when responsibility for the child corners him (Child Support). How could voters not know that electing such a candidate into office would bring hidden liberal agendas, creating increased entitlement spending (Obama-Care, Obama-Phones), and that chip on his shoulder that is inherent in the Black Culture. It's the motivation that makes him go out of his way to not cooperate or budge on any budget issue. It's almost like this....White people you'll probably can relate>>>When you have to drive through the "hood," or somewhere to get where you are going, and you stop your car at a cross walk for pedestrians. Next you see 2 or more Blacks crossing in front of your car. Next, you notice how they intentionally walk real slow, just to let you know they are making you wait there longer? Yea Obama is like that-"In Your Face, White America-Republicans." AMERICA DO WHAT'S BEST-FIX AMERICA-IMPEACH THIS NEGRO.

booplover

Why did it make sense to elect a Black man into office? Was it cool? Did people think it would improve things? A new start maybe? Maybe AMERICA is like the undesireable, overweight White Woman, deprived of male affection. She falls for the first smooth-talking, unemployed, Black Man who tells her she's "pretty," soon impregnates her, spends her money-then leaves her when responsibility for the child corners him (Child Support). How could voters not know that electing such a candidate into office would bring hidden liberal agendas, creating increased entitlement spending (Obama-Care, Obama-Phones), and that chip on his shoulder that is inherent in the Black Culture. It's the motivation that makes him go out of his way to not cooperate or budge on any budget issue. It's almost like this....White people you'll probably can relate>>>When you have to drive through the "hood," or somewhere to get where you are going, and you stop your car at a cross walk for pedestrians. Next you see 2 or more Blacks crossing in front of your car. Next, you notice how they intentionally walk real slow, just to let you know they are making you wait there longer? Yea Obama is like that-"In Your Face, White America-Republicans." AMERICA DO WHAT'S BEST-FIX AMERICA-IMPEACH THIS NEGRO.

Thomas Nass

If Obama says Yes they say No. If Obama says No they say Yes. The GOP’s unabashed Allegiance to the “Interests” of their “Special Interests” proprietors is MOST disturbing. To say nothing of their predisposition for lying! All at the expense of this Country’s best interests!
The only things that are certain about the GOP,(Grand Obstructionist Party), Republican Party is that they singularly excel in Interrupting the Democratic Process at the expense of the best interests of this Country because they Despise Obama to a point bordering on insanity. It is not Obama’s Policies or his Direction - of which they have none, but just for his being Obama. It would reasonably follow that they must also Despise those who voted Obama into Office. Ergo, they must eliminate the current Democratic Election Process and Institute one that Serves their “Special Interest” Proprietors alone. It appears that in their WAR on LEGITIMATE ELECTIONS they would have no qualms about taking this Country down along with Obama if necessary. Such intentions as eliminating the Popular Vote to protect their “Special Interest” proprietors, would portend some very dangerous times for the survival of our Democracy! Would their idea for Reducing the size of Government be to Reduce it to a point of impotency in order to allow for less competition with respect to Restrictions, Safety Rules and Regulations, Inspections and Enforcement of Infractions, being imposed on their “Special Interest” Proprietors? Something is just not right with these folks! All of their actions beg the question: Are the actions of some of us constrained by our "Will to Live"? While the actions of others are NOT so constrained due to a "Will to Power" having supplanted the "Will to Live"? Those possessed of the "Will to Power" as their driving force, are self-destructive and take risks beyond any point of reason. Consequently, they present a constant danger to themselves and those around them! And that’s Us!

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