Hey Gary, if gov't gridlock is a bad marriage (which it is), who leaves
first? The gov't or me? I mean, if I leave, the gov't gets the hovel,
the 1973 Pinto (all I could afford), etc. I won't be allowed to take
anything with me. I guess it is still a 'man's' world.
Republicans wanted spending cuts, they have been screeching for cuts. Now the
cuts are happening and they are complaining. Take your medicine and like it you
deficit hawks that were no where to be found when 3 Republican Presidents ran up
the debt.This is why I am no longer a Republican, the party is
filled with people who loved to create unfunded obligations and blame someone
else for them such as 2 wars, medicaid part D and bank bailouts. Then they act
as hypocrites by pretending they didn't help create it.We all
helped create the problem and we are all going to have to have shared pain in
cutting our spending.
The GOP has shown they can't lead but they can obstruct. House Republicans
played a huge part in creating this mess and in the new congress have passed no
legislation to address it. Doing nothing and letting Sequestration happen is the
GOP's show of leadership on the issue. They're setting themselves up
for a huge National defeat in 2014. Good Ridinance.
Sequestration was Obama's original idea, and now he is blaming Republicans
for it. This man makes the media believe anything he says today and forgets
about anything he said yesterday and last year, etc. And, crazy enough, the
public buys it hook, line, and sinker. Poor memories, Americans. Remember when
he said he was going to "fundamentally transform America." Here is
comes. Forget his cutting back on $20M vacations to Hawaii and $1,000/hr. golf
lessons with Tiger. This is the real "meaty" stuff. Note his big scare
tactics. Obama, stop giving away free stuff for political gain and
run a balanced budget. Congress should pass something that makes him solely
responsible for every cut made. Then he won't be able to blame Republicans
and GWB. He needs to start taking responsibility and stop campaigning.
"BYUalum -- Obama, stop giving away free stuff"You mean like
Bush's Medicaid Part D that was un unfunded mandate costing TRILLIONS?Tax cuts that weren't paid for?Multiple Stimulus packages?2
unfunded wars he couldn't end and never paid for costing TRILLIONS?700 Billion for bank buddies?When I was a Republican I ask how we
were going to pay for this spending and I was shouted down as
"unpatriotic". The show is on your foot now Republicans. The cuts are
spending cuts and you need to stop whining and take your own medicine and stop
pretending that only one party is responsible for spending. All of us were.
Don't marry a tea party person unless you want financial collapse.
Seeing the two governors in the picture reminds me how Governor Christie helped
defeat Governor Romney in the last Presidential election. He strolled around
with the President to give the President all that visibility the normal media
publicized for 24 hours a day leading up to the election. The Republicans are
part of that bad marriage due to their being disconnected in all the different
states and nationally. The President may deceive people with his messages,
policies and intent but the Republicans haven't done a good job of
contradicting what the President says. The President does have a skillful team
from the Chicago bunch that knows how to throw the punch with the
President's skill at delivering the message via the teleprompter. The
President's tone of voice never changes over the past 4 years. He always
speaks down to people when he makes public statements. He speaks similar to
leaders in the various countries I lived in that had dictatorial type of leaders
with the military in those places as the police force to enforce the laws. I
saw people taken out of their homes and have been stopped with a rifle in my
ribs. The NRA has purpose.
The Scare-questor is Obama's idea He owns it. It's a measly 2% cut
in spending. If we can't cut two pennies out of every dollar spent, we
might as well start the US bankruptcy proceedings now. 2% is a drop in the
bucket and not nearly enough, but it's a start. I am so tired of the lies
and scare tactics coming from the President about this. There is not a
government agency that can't cut 2% and still function. Man up and deal
BYU Alum,Who cares whose idea it was the republican house voted for
it, so that makes them responsible for it becoming law. Contrary to what House
Republicans will tell you, the President isn't able to make law, they are.
It is time to grow up (both parties) come together for the American people. The
leading economists have almost all said the greatest drag on the economy is the
United States congress and their unwillingness to create a budget. By the way
that includes both democrats and republicans. The best thing we
could do in this country right now is for people in each district start a recall
petition on every single member of congress and start over.
Anyone who blames one side over the other is just in denial. This is on all
parties. No one wants to compromise, and are willing to take their chances in
upcoming elections, all at the expense of everyone else. Is it scare tactics?
Maybe we will find out. We will also find out who the people blame in a couple
of years. Should be interesting!
JJJHS,the house has passed budgets, they die in the obstructionist
dem senate. BO GOT his tax increase, but rather than work to find spending
cuts, he laid out MORE spending in the state of the disunion speech.the repubs have compromised; when will BO?and if it was the wars
that caused the deficits, tell me why the deficits are HIGHER now when they are
winding down than when when they were going full bore?$700 billion
for bank buddies? No, banks have paid back MORE than they recieved - it was the
auto and fannie and freddie bailouts that took the majority. and what of
BO's failed $700B porkulus? You REALLY compare a $100B bush plan to a $700
billion porkulus from BO? You see them as the same?
I like the idea floating around DC right now. Since the sequester was
Obama's idea, how about Congress passing a law that gives Obama the
responsibility of finding the places to cut spending. Let Obama own the cuts.