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  • shaun2xlife Feb 26, 2013

    If Republicans care so much about cutting government why not own it, be proud of the things you advocate. Don't run and hide and point the finger at others. That sign alone is telling you they are playing their base like instruments. You really believe the party of 2 unfunded wars, unfunded tax break, medicare part D, TSA, Haliburton welfare, led thousands to be slaughtered in Iraq ( some great friends of mine lost their lives as well) and homeland security wants to cut waste. This would be funny if it wasn't reality. That's why most voters don't believe in the conservative agenda, because we tried it for 8 years and it failed horribly & miserably.

  • shaun2xlife Feb 26, 2013

    Who cares......everyone blames Obama because he is our problem.....he is hurting America with is communist agenda. Thank goodness we have a few republicans to keep a check on his agenda. lessismore

    Statements like this is why no one takes the Republican party serious, if actual middle of the road voters step up and stop this crazy talk then maybe we can get some things done. Have the people on this message board seen the Republican approval ratings, Obama's is at a 4 yr high but you think he will be hurt by this. Republicans if you really care about your party take it back from the nut jobs, run on your morals not crazy talk dribble.

  • lessismore Feb 26, 2013

    This is all a joke. Nothing will happen, except the democrats and Obama will look like clowns. That's why they are trying so hard to prevent the sequester, because it will show that they are nothing but hate mongers who use fear tactics to get what they want.

  • pipcolt Feb 26, 2013

    Let the ax fall. It's time to cut the head off this goverment mess and learn to work with less.

  • Pirate01 Feb 26, 2013

    There are no cuts. This years budget will be higher than last years. Next years budget will be higher than this years. But this does show everyone how controlling the federal government is in your life when EVERYTHING will supposedly be impacted by fake budget cuts.

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 26, 2013

    This what folks get for supporting either one of these parties. The middle class will get a serious hit this year, and most likely push us to a recession. But on a good note, the "gap" will be much wider when it's all over.

  • SaltyOldJarhead Feb 26, 2013

    I totally support these budget cuts. I hope the Dems and Pubs do nothing.

    A whole lot of folks have had to make some really hard adjustments to their lifestyle over the past 3 years. It's high time the government did it too.

    And they'll never do cuts this drastic on their own.....

  • junkmail5 Feb 26, 2013

    Nor has he done anything to "control" or "scale back" such programs.
    DoingMyBes

    Sure.

    but then neither has virtually any other president in recent years.

    Indeed, as mentioned, Bush expanded quite a few of them as much or more than Obama has.

    there's plenty of LEGIT things to be upset with Obama over, or blame him for. Let's not start making stuff up, huh?

  • DoingMyBest Feb 26, 2013

    "Obama himself has done relatively little to "expand" such programs
    junkmail5"

    Nor has he done anything to "control" or "scale back" such programs.

  • junkmail5 Feb 26, 2013

    Ripcord....I have read it, and I understand what Obama is doing. That is why Obama!s first steps were to nationalize health care, and expand the entitlement and welfare base- lessismore

    he didn't actually do any of that of course.

    As always the most reliable way to know the truth is reverse whatever lessismore claims it is.

    Obamacare, while a terrible law, isn't even remotely "nationalized healthcare"... which would be significantly better, and cheaper, than what Obamacare is.

    And again- food stamp enrollment began to boom in 2001... because eligibility was greatly expanded THEN. Years before Obama was even elected. Ditto most of the other programs you're talking about.

    Obama himself has done relatively little to "expand" such programs

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    NCSueEngineerFC....... Good point...just shows the incompetence of most that try to keep defending Obama. Grand Union believes he an authority on every topic. He never states facts, just his personal opinion.

  • Ripcord Feb 25, 2013

    " That is why Obama!s first steps were to nationalize health care, and expand the entitlement and welfare base...for support." - lessismore.

    Bingo! I just wish more Americans knew about it.

  • Ripcord Feb 25, 2013

    "last i heard republicans are all for spending cuts and democrats for increasing the size of government and spending...which is it republicans?" - uGek010

    Establishment Republicans are NOT big on spending reductions. Actual conservatives are. There's a difference. But you forget that Obama is blaming Republicans for the cuts when the sequester was his idea. THAT is nonsense but it's what I've come to expect from the Community Organizer.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Ripcord....I have read it, and I understand what Obama is doing. That is why Obama!s first steps were to nationalize health care, and expand the entitlement and welfare base...for support. He continues to divide America with religion, abortion, taxes, hate the wealthy, capitalism is evil, gay rights....anything to keep Americans hating each other....now he is planning to take our guns away....to prevent us from defending our rights. He has mad congress irrelevant with his executive power.....The EPA has more power than congress since Obama was elected...so does the IRS.....

  • NCSUEngineerFC Feb 25, 2013

    "No, we really are divided, between an ill educated 1950s mindset clinging to their guns and bibles and racist past and a much more modern science and reality based world. The GOP are the intellectual equivalent of the Taliban....their world is vanishing and they will do almost anything to stop that." -GrandUnion

    Wow, make blanket statements much? You claim to know what's going on all the time, yet you make statements like this. Let me set you straight. I happen to vote republican, am well-educated (I have an engineering degree and graduated summa cum laude and am working on a masters in engineering while working full time), love people of all races (have a multitude of African American, Asian, and Indian friends) and treat them with utmost respect. So count me as one who doesn't fill the "mold" that you have created in your mind.

  • Ripcord Feb 25, 2013

    "A failed presidency....his only goal is to expand our debt to the point of no recovery." - lessismore

    Read the Cloward-Pivin strategy (Google it) and what we see from Obama will make a lot more sense.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    A failed presidency....his only goal is to expand our debt to the point of no recovery.....a welfare state like Haiti. What planet did he come from? He knows, or cares, nothing about economics, and neither does his college professor administration who have never worked in the private sector. He has created a welfare state....

  • whatelseisnew Feb 25, 2013

    My only problem with these cuts is they need to be multiplied by 20 or 30 times so that ACTUAL cuts do take place.

  • whatelseisnew Feb 25, 2013

    "Unfortunately, it appears that Republicans in Congress have decided that instead of compromising — instead of asking anything of the wealthiest Americans — they would rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class," Obama said on Saturday, in his last weekly address before the deadline but unlikely to be his final word on the subject."

    And there it is, the actual reason why Obama will not compromise on anything. It is his hope that republicans will catch the blame. As to the middle class, he has raised their taxes multiple times and lied about it.

    "Everyone wants to blame Obama, but the Republicans have tried for the past 4 years, and counting, to make the president look bad. "

    Anyone that is paying attention to what is being done to them by Obama, would know the republicans do not have to do anything to make Obama actually BE bad, let alone look bad. He raised your taxes. He lied and said he only raised taxes on the wealthy. ObamaCare is carnage on the middle class.

  • kawirider54 Feb 25, 2013

    The sky is falling! OMG!!

  • aspenstreet1717 Feb 25, 2013

    That;s it? Small cuts in reality.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Who cares......everyone blames Obama because he is our problem.....he is hurting America with is communist agenda. Thank goodness we have a few republicans to keep a check on his agenda.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Not even a good community organizer....and elected president. Just goes to show that America does offer opportunity, if you are in the right place at the right time.

  • UNC006 Feb 25, 2013

    Everyone wants to blame Obama, but the Republicans have tried for the past 4 years, and counting, to make the president look bad. whocares

    600 billion in new taxes recently and no spending cuts- what might you expect? What exactly is the "balanced approach"? Bo looks bad all by himself...

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Who cares, This country would look like Cuba or Venezuela if the republicans did not keep Obama from destroying it. What has Obama proposed that so great?...name anything. You can't. You just follow him blindly.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    NRalDad1905.....good post. Grand Union should give some supporting facts, but he never does, just Obama miimickery.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Handy citrus....you one up with the solution to keep social security from going bankrupt in 7 years? The GOP wants to Chang SS to save it, you, like the democrats don!t have a plan, except let it go bankrupt.....what should our congress do?

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Junkmail5, correction...Social Security can be an entitlement if a person who never contributed into it receives payouts from it. However, if a person receives less than they paid into SS, it's not. Ample. However, Obama and the liberals want to give new illegal arrivals SS......for votes of course...that's an entitlement.

  • whocares Feb 25, 2013

    Everyone wants to blame Obama, but the Republicans have tried for the past 4 years, and counting, to make the president look bad. The AMERICAN PEOPLE are sick and tired of all of their obstructions. We voted for CHANGE but the Republicans have not gotten the mesasage. I can think of a great answer to this mess, CUT THEIR PAY. They make entirely too much money to do nothing the way they have for the past 4 years. It is to bad that people cannot just FIRE them NOW before all this got out of hand.

  • Cary1983 Feb 25, 2013

    Grand - again, how does your position own the high ground? You throw out opinions laced with divisive statements and somehow that makes you morally superior? Calling people Neanderthals, Taliban, Racists, etc. instead of stating facts to support your argument costs you credibility points.

  • junkmail5 Feb 25, 2013

    Obama faught for this and now he blames republicans...what gives? and liberal eat this stuff up..keep on sippin the koolaid i guess
    arfamr1007

    to be fair, what he "fought for" was to put in a sequester so unpleasant that both sides would be forced to replace it with something "better" rather than let it happen.

    Instead, they're letting it happen.

    (to be even more fair, the republicans all voted to pass it for the same reason- they didn't expect it to happen)

    These all failed.- VinylCarWraps23

    Just like every NON-fiat current by governments have ceased to exist.

    he has created a welfare society- lessismore

    as with all posts by lessismore, totally untrue.

    Virtually every program he's upset about existed long before Obama took office. (and things like food stamps were ballooning in enrollment under Bush as well)

  • miketroll3572 Feb 25, 2013

    Grand Union, you are correct, deepest recession in 80 years, and made worse every day by a "community organizer". Obama had no qualifications to be elected....he has created a welfare society.....our problem is not our economy...it's a narciissist trying do do something he is not capable of....He doesn't have a clue. One would believe he is intentionally trying to destroy our country from within.....only a few brave republicans stand in his way....it's blunder after blunder, complete incompetence.. The unwilling, led by the incompetent, to do the impossible....that should be his campaign slogan. And yes, he is still campaigning...for what I don't know. I guess that what community organizers do.

    Well said!

  • miketroll3572 Feb 25, 2013

    Republicans are determined to kill Social Security. That's been behind every one of of these fake crises.
    hardycitrus

    What manure truck you fall off of. Another socialist liberal spouting fear mongering. How pathetic.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    handycitrus...you are clueless. SS will kill itself if congress does not do something to change it, like allowing citizens to put their retirement in their own private account so it will grow. The democrats are using SS like it is their own private piggy bank, it won't last but 7 more years....then what???? Any answers....THEN WHAT?

  • Ripcord Feb 25, 2013

    Unfortunately, it appears that Republicans in Congress have decided that instead of compromising — instead of asking anything of the wealthiest Americans — they would rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class," Obama said

    You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

  • aspenstreet1717 Feb 25, 2013

    This is silly. All the hysteria over small cuts.

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    vinylcarwraps23.....and how much assets does the US Government own???? What the citizens own does not belong to the government...yet. Your statement makes no sense.

  • arfamr1007 Feb 25, 2013

    Obama faught for this and now he blames republicans...what gives? and liberal eat this stuff up..keep on sippin the koolaid i guess

  • WASP Feb 25, 2013

    What great leaders we have!! Why don't they cut thier own salaries and benefits or make them pay for body guards and vehicle gas. Wonder how many millions that would save or put back into the treasury? Start with making BHO pay for his little golf trips using Air Force One.

  • hardycitrus Feb 25, 2013

    Republicans are determined to kill Social Security. That's been behind every one of of these fake crises.

  • jdman Feb 25, 2013

    I love giving my hard earned money to crooks

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 25, 2013

    Interesting viewpoint. I see where you are coming from and it isn't either major party since they both support fiat currency in general. Kudos for thinking for yourself.
    downtowner
    February 25, 2013 3:35 p.m.
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    "both" parties. $16T debt. Its WORKING!!! LOL

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 25, 2013

    because most wealth is not in the form of currency....it has actual assets like property, shares etc backing it up. Currency is simply a way of conveniently transferring the value of one commodity into buying another without having actual passing the commodity about. Its value is only in what we trust it to be....the same applies to a paper bank note as it does to a gold coin. We accept it in return for a good we deliver believing that we can then obtain goods of the same value in turn from a 3rd party Inflation comes when you have more money in circulation than people need, they are willing/able to pay more for the same thing.
    Grand Union
    February 25, 2013 3:29 p.m.
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    You hold on to those legal tender notes and ill hold on to Gold. Will see which one holds its "value" longer. Good luck!

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 25, 2013

    " You're just saying it wasnt enough. Fiat currency ALWAYS fails. ALWAYS."

    Really? Source? - GRAND BRITAIN

    Rome — The Denarius

    China — Flying Money

    France — Livres, Assignats, and Francs

    Weimar Germany — Mark

    These all failed. The ones currently be used have devalued astronomically and well on there way. Need more?

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Grand Union, you are correct, deepest recession in 80 years, and made worse every day by a "community organizer". Obama had no qualifications to be elected....he has created a welfare society.....our problem is not our economy...it's a narciissist trying do do something he is not capable of....He doesn't have a clue. One would believe he is intentionally trying to destroy our country from within.....only a few brave republicans stand in his way....it's blunder after blunder, complete incompetence.. The unwilling, led by the incompetent, to do the impossible....that should be his campaign slogan. And yes, he is still campaigning...for what I don't know. I guess that what community organizers do.

  • Grand Union Feb 25, 2013

    "(1) There is no single or simple explanation for these things;"

    Nonsense, its easier to get elected if you cut taxes and borrow rather than raise taxes and not borrow.

    "(2) BOTH parties are guilty;"

    true but the GOP are far more culpable than the Democrats. Obama was handed a poisoned chalice when he was elected, the deepest by far recession since the 1930 and a completely broken economy. The only way to avoid a Depression as bad or even worse than the 1030s was Keynesian spending. No GOP admin has the same excuse....W gave away huge amounts of revenue and massively increased spending and achieved nothing in return.

    "(3) we are being divided as a nation as a distraction."

    No, we really are divided, between an ill educated 1950s mindset clinging to their guns and bibles and racist past and a much more modern science and reality based world. The GOP are the intellectual equivalent of the Taliban....their world is vanishing and they will do almost anything to stop that.

  • downtowner Feb 25, 2013

    "Still Keynesianism. You're just saying it wasnt enough. Fiat currency ALWAYS fails. ALWAYS. You cannot print your way to wealth. If we could why such the wealth inequality? Why the hunger? Why the inflation?"

    Interesting viewpoint. I see where you are coming from and it isn't either major party since they both support fiat currency in general. Kudos for thinking for yourself.

  • Grand Union Feb 25, 2013

    "Folks, read through these posts. Take note: There is A LOT MORE talk about BOTH PARTIES being corrupt and to blame than there was just 5 years ago. More and more of us are waking up to the fact that we are being sold up the river by both parties."

    lot more people on the internet....thats all. And People pushing their extreme agendas and being quite willing to lie to do so.

  • Grand Union Feb 25, 2013

    "Still Keynesianism."

    and still right....

    " You're just saying it wasnt enough. Fiat currency ALWAYS fails. ALWAYS."

    Really? Source?

    " You cannot print your way to wealth. "

    Nor can you dig up and melt down to shiny metal bars to wealth either.....

    "If we could why such the wealth inequality? Why the hunger? WHy the inflation?"

    because most wealth is not in the form of currency....it has actual assets like property, shares etc backing it up. Currency is simply a way of conveniently transferring the value of one commodity into buying another without having actual passing the commodity about. Its value is only in what we trust it to be....the same applies to a paper bank note as it does to a gold coin. We accept it in return for a good we deliver believing that we can then obtain goods of the same value in turn from a 3rd party
    Inflation comes when you have more money in circulation than people need, they are willing/able to pay more for the same thing.

  • junkmail5 Feb 25, 2013

    Fiat currency ALWAYS fails. ALWAYS.- vinylcarwraps23

    as does every other currency of course.

    Still, fiat is the type of currency every modern nation has been using for generations now.

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