Problem? What Problem?

Pelosi: It’s really a false argument to say we have a spending problem

Well, I think that sequestration is a bad idea all around. … The fact is, we’ve had plenty of spending cuts. … What we need is growth. We need growth with jobs. … So, again, we have to make a judgment about how do we get growth with jobs, that’s where the real revenue comes from. You don’t get it by… cutting into education, cutting back on investments in science and National Institute of Health, food safety, you name it. … So, it isn’t as much of a spending problem as it is a priorities, and that’s what a budget is, setting priorities. … Nothing brings more money to the Treasury of the United States than investments in education of the American people. … So if you recognize that, which cuts really help us and which cuts hurt our future. And cuts in education, scientific research and the rest are harmful. And they are what are affected by the sequestration. So, it is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem.

I don’t have a drinking problem. I’m pretty good at it. I have a liver problem. I have a relationship problem. I have a driving problem. I have a money problem. I have a falling down problem. But my drinking is just fine.

BTW – Sequestration was originally Obama’s idea.

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33 Responses to Problem? What Problem?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    In order to avoid Grammy spoilers I guess I’m gonna have to stay offline for a while.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Really, the Grammys are being taped delayed to the Left Coast ? I have it on now, I won’t spoil it for you, I have no dog in this fight 🙂 You do know “all your people” are watching the right coast’s livefeed. Stay off twitter too.

      So far, I’m bored… 😉

    • myiq2xu says:

      This year’s Grammys suck. I’m watching the SNL special because I couldn’t find anything else to watch.

    • Constance says:

      I’m watching the Ancient Aliens marathon on H2while doing a cooking binge, I can’t take the Kabuki Pop performances. Tomorrow I can watch the Grammy performers who sound interesting on line. I don’t have patients for these award shows anymore.

  2. Somebody says:

    Funny how the D’s are suddenly balking at sequestration now, when it was Barry’s idea to begin with.

    The cuts are over a period of a decade and mostly cap growth. There isn’t much in actual cuts, using that term is deceiving.

    I will have to agree with Nancy that we need growth. The truth is spending cuts alone, even if they were real spending cuts will not get us out of this; we need growth. BTW Nancy dear, we can’t tax our way out of this either.

  3. HELENK says:

    but but they were only kidding when they talked about sequestration.
    who knew people would take it seriously

  4. HELENK says:

    RT @ABC7: #BREAKINGNEWS: LAPD says resources sent to Northridge area after report of possible sighting of fugitive Chris Dorner

    million dollar reward. wonder how fast all those who think he is just misunderstood would turn him in.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    ….draggin’ this link over here… last, best Grammy experience, and I will add Eminem to my boy toy list when TCH does the 90’s 😉

  6. Giving corrupt politicians more money to buy votes and suck up into their own wealth is EXACTLY what American needs. NOT!

  7. Somebody says:

    The truth is many of the agencies could absorb the “cuts” if they had actual managers that had business sense. There is a lot of unnecessary travel where a teleconference would do. There are a lot of people in DC at the headquaters for various agencies that are on per diem and have been for YEARS. Either make those people move to DC or send them back where they came from. Speaking of DC there are something like 287,000 federal employees there, I bet at least 25% of them are unnecessary……probably more than that. I wonder how many of them are on per diem?

    Many agencies need overhauls, there are many jobs that could be replaced through technology. The government still operates in many antiquated ways, however it would cost money to update technology. There are far too many managers within every federal agency.

    All of the above is low hanging fruit, there are entire programs that truly should be eliminated or combined. None of that is going to happen though even if the sequestration goes through. Every agency will do just as it has before and furlough employees rather than actually take a look at their agency and figure out ways to tighten the budget and streamline operations. Federal management 101; when faced with budget cuts take the total amount and divide by the total number of rank and file employees, then calculate the number of days each grunt should be furloughed……..meanwhile be sure to get the upgraded rental cars, high roller suites, and circus acts for the quarterly manager’s conference…….AND make sure your secretary completes all those arrangements BEFORE her furlough days.

    • yttik says:

      We probably need to get rid of some managers,too. In my local Gov, every dept is so top heavy, we have no actual workers. It’s all administration. In our Parks Dept there are like 40 administrators….and one poor guy who works part time doing maintenance on the parks.

      • Lulu says:

        A local fed agency where I live has a district manager, an assistant district manager, two supervisors, a quality control supervisor, and a field supervisor. Oh and an equipment supervisor. All sit in the office all day every day and never leave it unless to go to meetings with other managers in other areas or states. They oversee nine, 9, employees. All of the managers have parking places adjacent to a door that was cut into the building so they don’t have to walk over 50 feet to get into the building. The employees are required to use another door much further away. The average weight of the management is probably 300 pounds. They had a camera installed over the management door because vandals kept spray painting various rude things on the door. The graffiti was “stenciled” very neatly and featured in the local newspaper. The managers refused to talk with the press.

  8. HELENK says:

    is Cuba Gooding an obot?? I really hope not. I just watched him in Men of Honor and yesterday in Gifted Hands. He played the roles of two men who are role models for people of all colors. I hope he knows that backtrack would not make a pimple on either man’s ass.

    • angienc (D) says:

      Gifted Hands is the bio-pic of Dr. Benjamin Carson (the man who gave that speech at the National Prayer Breakfast that all the Dems are complaining about for being “rude” to Obama — as if we citizens aren’t allowed to voice disagreement with Dear Leader).

      • myiq2xu says:

        Whatever happened to “speaking truth to power”?

        • swanspirit says:

          Whatever happened to being gracious , or just having good manners, while someone expresses an opinion that differs from yours ?
          Since when is it ok to make faces , roll your eyes , act as if you are having a root canal , neglect to applaud ,when someone is speaking , and then criticize somone for expressing their most sincerely held beliefs at a prayer breakfast ?
          And why would Nancy have a clue about spending problem ? Her husband has more than doubled his wealth since 2009 I do believe .

    • myiq2xu says:

      John Wayne was never a cowboy in real life.

      • t says:

        Yes, I suspect he feels it’s “good for his craft” to portray someone who is the opposite of his actual character

  9. HELENK says:

    california pols propose forcing gun owners to buy liability insurance.

    I live in a small california town. they have laid off police and fire due to budget constraints. we are now having gang activity. stores closing one jeweler closed rather then put her employees at risk after several robbery attempts.
    maybe the state and cities and towns should have to get liability insurance for failing to protect their citizens

  10. I watched the first episode of House of Cards tonight. I am officially hooked!

  11. r u reddy says:

    My understanding is that Obama supported the sequester in hopes the sequester would be “too scary” to go through with. The “sequester” itself holds harmless Social Security/ Medicare/Medicaide. Obama has always wanted to shrink and defund Social Security/Medicare/Medicaide in order to set them up for eventual destruction and privatization of the money. He intended to use “sequester” as a blackmail-extortion tire iron to extract cuts to SS/Mcare/Mcaide out of the Legisfecal Excretion Process. He and all his Catfood Democrats.

    I would prefer to have the sequester. Let’s keep the government’s Wall Street hands off my Social Security, if you please.

  12. lildoggy4u says:

    Lets talk about gov’t contractors. In the defense dept. alone there are so many sucking money right and left that could be done by the military itself. It is a patronage business. Give me some money for my campaign and I’ll get you a gov’t contract. One contractor I know of is based in Philadelphia and flies their workers to Hawaii every other week. Couldn’t the workers be based there in Hawaii instead of spending money of flights, accommodations and meals? Thats just one instance. There must be hundreds of them.

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