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Budget Hawks Question Doomsday Scenarios

thom112 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 7:48 PM
Whose idea was the "Sequestration"in the first place? I will tell you, it was BHO's idea. And now the master showman, knife twister, manupulator would have you believe otherwise. Both parties signed the legislation. In my sixty years of watching American politics; this is without a doubt the most: ignorant, uneducated, ill-informed, apathetic American electorate I have ever seen. How stupid can you people be? The state of this country answers the question.
rhinegarten Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 8:03 PM
It's pretty amazing. And BHO's approval rating is running 8% over his disapproval rating. I don't know where people think all this money is going to come from.
There's no doubt President Obama is using the so-called Washington Monument maneuver in the fight with Republicans over sequestration budget cuts. It's a time-honored tactic of bureaucratic warfare: When faced with cuts, pick the best-known and most revered symbol of government and threaten to shut it down. Close the Washington Monument and say, "See? This is what happens when you cut the budget." Meanwhile, all sorts of other eminently cuttable government expenditures go untouched.

So now Obama is warning of drastic cuts in food safety, air traffic control, police and fire protection -- in all sorts of services that will...

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