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Video: "Obama's Mess"

RiffRaff Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:38 PM
This is a totally unsubstantiated observation on my part but I'd be willing to bet there are dollars that can be cut from all across the federal domain without significantly hurting services. There is so much fraud, waste, and abuse, so much mismanagement and corruption, so many gold plated pograms that if the government just did its job well that budget cuts would naturally occur.
Loiso12013 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:41 PM
Agreed; so many politicians (both sides) worry about reelections and pleasing lobbyists that they forget they were elected to do a job.
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:43 PM
That is a good point, Lois. Thanks!
Frank1802 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:48 PM
Never thought I would agree with Hollywood, but I actually do. Do you remember the movie Independence Day? In one scene, the one where they are in the bunker in area 51. The older guy (Geoff Bloomberg's dad) said to the Presidents query as to where the money came from "do you really think that a toilet seat cost $600?"
There you have it in one line, and it was confirmed by all of the pork in the Sandy Relief Bill, that could have been reduced by billions but the just couldn't pass a clean Bill.
Steve18 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 6:52 PM
I better snip and save this one, Lois! We NEVER agree. until today. Heehe !
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:40 PM
I'd take that bet...politicians never actually cut any money from the budget, they just cut the rate of growth in spending, and convince the LIVs they are making cuts. Then, in the next breath, they ask to raise the debt limit. If they actually cut the budget, we would never have to raise the debt limit.

Rather than seethe over President Obama's ongoing sequester-related demagoguery, Crossroads GPS has produced a web ad that duly notes that the cuts were Obama's idea to begin with, and pokes fun at his apocalyptic scare-tactics:


I especially enjoyed the audio clip at the tail end in which Obama laments the exhausting merry-go-round of "manufactured" crises, for which his party is almost