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President Barack "I Didn't Do It" Obama

Richard141 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 11:40 AM
The sequester spreads the cuts over 10 years. I guess you forgot about that. Perhaps rather than lay anyone off, they could cut government pay to the levels in private industry (and still keep their better than private industry benefits, early retirement, etc) without laying anyone off. Oh wait, these are government workers, they won't agree to that. This country will be like the third world soon, with government workers a class (protected and esteemed) all by themselves.

It’s one thing for a politician to “massage” the truth ... it happens all the time. But it’s quite another for one to so brazenly repeat an easily disprovable lie.

But, as in the case of President Obama and sequestration, when the fear of being caught in a lie is removed because those charged with being “watchdogs” are active participants, brazenly lying carries no more risk than saying “hello.”

Sequester, automatic across-the-board reductions in the rate of increase in government spending – commonly and lazily called “spending cuts” by the media – was the...

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