Category Archives: Sequester

Lies, Damn Lies, And The News

This is CNN: FAA furlough reprieve: ‘No fair!’ Millions of travelers frustrated by airport delays may be relieved that Congress did an about-face this week, passing legislation to end the furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers. But advocates for everyone … Continue reading

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Beating A Dead Horse

Robert Reich: The Stealth Sequester So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” — some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 — hasn’t been evident to most Americans. The dire warnings that had issued from the White House … Continue reading

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WATCH THIS VIDEO: “Making It Hurt”

Take six minutes of your time and watch Bill Whittle explain why Barack Obama is intentionally making the sequester hurt as much as possible. BTW: Here are two ideas to immediately save lots of money: 1. Release every federal prisoner … Continue reading

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Obama sez “Make it hurt as much as possible!’

New York Post: Sequester forces FAA to close 149 air traffic control towers The Federal Aviation Administration says it will close 149 air traffic control towers at small airports around the country because of federal budget cuts. The agency announced … Continue reading

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No White House Tours = No Leadership

Via Hot Air: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “No Leadership, No Responsibility, No Tours,” a new video highlighting the White House’s political gamesmanship, choosing to close the White House to school groups and visitors while … Continue reading

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Because Shut-Up Is Why!

Jay Carney Did Not Like ABC Reporter’s Question About Cost of Obama’s Golf Outings: ‘You’re Trivializing an Impact Here’ White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday refused to entertain a question from ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl regarding the … Continue reading

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Spring Showers Open Thread

Welcome to Sequestermas Minus Plus One. It turns out that the reason we didn’t all die yesterday is that Obama did not sign the order for government agencies to start hacking huge 2.5% slabs of pork from their budgets until … Continue reading

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Gawker is the Russell Brand of journalism

Not funny, not intelligent, not credible. John Cook: Goodbye, Bob Bob Woodward is not a reliable reporter. Readers of All the President’s Men, which admirably chronicles several crucial errors and misrepresentations that he and Carl Bernstein made in the course … Continue reading

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Sequestermas Open Thread

It’s still a few minutes before midnight out here on the Left Coast. Sequestermas hasn’t struck here yet but the east coast has gone silent and I fear the worst. I’m not gonna waste time writing a post because there … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We’re Not Gonna Die After All!

Looks like we may have dodged yet another apocalypse: Video: Obama Now Walking Back Dire Sequester Predictions: “Alot of People May Not Notice” He’s been on the road for what? Two weeks or more talking about the “the parade of … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Somewhere Else

White House issues veto threat on GOP fiscal plan The White House is threatening a presidential veto of a Senate Republican measure that would give President Barack Obama more authority and flexibility to find $85 billion in spending cuts this … Continue reading

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Is there NOTHING we could cut?

Seriously: Obama rejects GOP call to appropriate sequester cuts President Obama rejected Republican suggestions Tuesday that he should have more power to carry out $85 billion in pending budget cuts, and instead urged Congress to work out a better solution … Continue reading

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Boo-Fucking-Hoo

As furloughs loom, unions try to soften sequester blow for federal workers Federal government labor unions and agency managers are bargaining over how and when to carry out first-of-their-kind furloughs of more than a million employees as deep spending cuts … Continue reading

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THE SKY IS(n’t) FALLING!

Jonathan Karl at ABC breaks the media code of silence: Devastating Sequester Spending Cuts? Give Me a Break! The Sky is Falling! Maybe, but it really shouldn’t be. The Obama administration’s list of what will happen if upcoming spending cuts … Continue reading

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Sequester Of Doom?

Dan Pfeiffer at the White House blog: Solving the Sequester: The Facts With less than three weeks before devastating, across the board cuts – the so-called “sequester” – are slated to hit, affecting our national security, job creation and economic … Continue reading

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