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  • Sequestration
    tangye5
    Today our president has made a misleading statement that the republican's have done nothing to stop this horrible situation. At last count they have written two proposals and or president has written none!! What has become of our free country under the thumb of a man that will only have it his way or the highway. America better wake up. Simpson and Boles got on the television and where shocked with Mr. Obama's inability to write a proposal and completely ignore the Republican's two drafts that Mr. Obama won't let pass for a vote. He promised that this would not happen when he debated with Romney and again has gone back on HIS WORD!!
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  • Civics 101
    DCAV8R
    I think you forget, its not the President's job to pass laws (he is in the Executive Branch). It is up to Congress to pass laws and budgets (because they are in the Legislative Branch). And it is up to the courts to make sure the laws are constitutional (as they are in the Judicial Branch). It is time for people to stop blaming the President because people elected obstructionists to Congress and they haven't done their jobs in over three years. Yet, the Republicans want to blame the President, freeze the pay for over 2.1 middle class federal workers, and now with sequestration, cut federal workers' pay by 20%. If you want to point the finger, point it at Congress where the blame and shame belongs.
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  • The President Must LEAD
    Rob
    All that needs to happen is for Obama to endorse Simpson-Bowles. After all, it was HE who put the commission together in the first place. You can't act like you're concerned about the debt, put a commission together to make recommendations, and then basically ignore those recommendations. Yes, POTUS is to blame. Is there anything you wish to hold POTUS accountable for? How about the 2% tax increase he put on almost all Americans January 1st. Is he not to blame for that? So he gets credit for cutting the payroll taxes for the "most vulnerable", but takes no blame when the taxes go up? GIVE ME A FREAKIN BREAK!
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  • The President must LEAD
    Fedweb
    What, lead the GOP horses to water, let alone get them to drink? Give me a freakin' break. Since the Republicans took control of the House in 2010 they have made it clear that nothing proposed by President Obama (or the Senate) will get a reading, much less a vote, and still they go in front of the cameras and blame the White House and the Senate for their lack of action. The Speaker of the House tells the Senate majority leader, "don't send us a bill with anything in it we don't agree with." As for the "2 percent tax increase he put on almost all Americans"? Nothing more than the expiration of a bad tax policy that never should have been enacted in the first place. Simpson-Bowles? It couldn't even pass out of the committee that drafted it, thanks to the insane requirement that every piece of legislation reach a supermajority of two-thirds, so Obama's endorsement or lack thereof is moot. And the GOP's alternative to Simpson-Bowles was similarly shot down in the House, where it received only 38 votes. But by all means, continue to blame the president because the do-nothings in Congress are more interested in trying to make him look bad than they are in actually passing legislation to avoid fiscal catastrophe.
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  • you lefties are a hoot
    Rob
    When the GOP only controlled the White House in 2007-2008 while the Dems controlled both the House and Senate you liberals blamed the GOP. Now the Dems have both the White House and the Senate you still blame the GOP. What is it with you folks? Can you accept responsibility for anything? You did have total control in 2009-2010 yet you still blamed the GOP. You liberals are unbelievable.
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  • about civics 101
    woodrobuda
    As alway FNR (you guys) rock... In both the Affordable Healthcare Act and in Dodd-Frank legislation, executive panels have been created who can, without congressional and Presidential oversight, pass regulations and construct policy that cannot be overturned except by specifically written congressional laws to counteract board originating mandates. Both of the boards are immune from termination, even by the President, except in gross violations of the law and not allowed to be reviewed or even step down every 5 years (where position can be refilled only by the President for Dodd-Frank and by ScHHS for the Affordable Care Act board(s) ). This to say, congress has created laws to by-pass the constitution to create legal entities and bodies that specifically by-pass their (Congress/President) constitutional responsibility - along with the President - of governance without being mandated by the voter (or if you like the citizen). I'd love for FNR to report on the "side effects" of such legislation but that aside DCAV8R is not thinking critically about the deeper constitutional issues sequestration creates - that is Congress and the President's unwillingness to simply pass a budget which is a violation of law they are sworn to uphold.
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  • The Cold War spending era is over
    josephz2va
    Or should I say the Going Green war spending era is over? Time to stop spending money on green initiatives Obama. You tossed too much into the EV projects that failed.
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  • Sequestration
    bilmar318
    Obama and the 535 dwarfs are closing in on their goal to turn the United States into a second-rate military power.
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  • comments about comments
    woodrobuda
    As always you guys rock.... for all of you who really still like print media and also want to argue about who is responsible for sequestration (and also like fact checking), take a look at these... * it was the President's idea (yes I respect Mr. Obama though I didn't vote for him and am appalled at his rhetoric here): http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/obamas-fanciful-claim-that-congress-proposed-the-sequester/2012/10/25/8651dc6a-1eed-11e2-ba31-3083ca97c314_blog.html * from the Presidents home town: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-deficits-20130220,0,1191274.story * and From Bob Woodward writing on Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82772.html so let's not quibble about this. The President and his staff designed sequestration and Senator Reid implemented it - whether the President intended him to or not (o the pain of unintended consequences).
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