Sequestration begins, March 1, 2013, Congress fails to reach agreement, More Obama failure and blame, $85 billion spending sequesters

Sequestration begins, March 1, 2013, Congress fails to reach agreement, More Obama failure and blame, $85 billion spending sequesters

“Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”…Barack Obama 

“What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending – that’s the whole point! Seriously.”…Barack Obama

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

 

More Obama spending failures and blaming others.

From the Washington Times March 1, 2013.

“Sequestration process begins: Congress fails to reach agreement on budget fixes before deadline”

“The federal government careened into the $85 billion spending sequesters Friday, embracing some of the biggest budget cuts in American history — though it will take weeks for most of the pain to be felt.

Most lawmakers said they had hoped to avoid the across-the-board cuts but couldn’t come to a consensus on how to do so. Senators defeated two last-ditch efforts Thursday and then House members skipped town for the weekend, leaving it to President Obama to begin carrying out the cuts, which he said he would do just before midnight.

He has scheduled a Friday morning meeting with congressional leaders to talk about the situation, but no action is expected.
In the short term, the White House has directed federal agencies to curtail travel, cancel any bonuses they aren’t legally obligated to pay, and begin writing plans for how to furlough employees.

Those furlough notices will go out in coming weeks, and federal contractors and state and local governments will have to adjust to lower federal funding.
It’s pain that few in Washington wanted. But lawmakers were unable to settle on a more palatable alternative, making the sequesters, in effect, a bad idea whose time has come.”

“Mr. Obama chastised senators for failing.

“Instead of closing a single tax loophole that benefits the well-off and well-connected, they chose to cut vital services for children, seniors, our men and women in uniform and their families,” he said. “They voted to let the entire burden of deficit reduction fall squarely on the middle class.””

“Some of the pain the administration has warned about may not be true.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, speaking in the White House briefing room this week, pointed to a school district in West Virginia that he said was laying off teachers because of the sequester. But school officials there said it had nothing to do with the sequester.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/28/sequester-imminent-after-senate-fails-act/

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38 responses to “Sequestration begins, March 1, 2013, Congress fails to reach agreement, More Obama failure and blame, $85 billion spending sequesters

  1. citizenwells

    “Members of Congress won’t have salaries cut by sequester
    UPDATED 0:01 AM EST, MARCH 1, 2013
    Federal employees may be furloughed, Navy patrols reduced and everyday
    citizens inconvenienced by the sequester budget cuts that take effect Friday,
    but there’s one group of Americans who won’t have to worry about paychecks:
    members of Congress.”

    http://www.washingtonguardian.com/quickreads/members-congress-wont-have-salaries-cut-sequester?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6364

  2. Something tells me this is going to be an interesting month. SCOTUS rulings, new pope, Beelzebub visiting Jerusalem, airplanes due to fall out of the sky at 12 midnight, etc.

  3. THREE CHEERS FOR THE SEQUESTER.

    Barack Obama , aka, Berry Satora, Harrison J Bonel, and CHICKEN LITTLE,

    the sky did not fall and hell did not freeze over….our policemen are still working, the firemen are still answering their calls, .and the teachers in West Virginia did not get laid off. So shut your lying mouth

    Why don’t you just take another “vacation” with your body buddy, Reggie Love, and leave us the hell alone! Your working so hard, I think you need to get out of town for a while.

  4. Am waiting for Zero to be declared illegal/non-citizen of any kind so his appointees to SCOTUS will get their loud mouths silenced. Loud mouths without accompanying reason and intellectual depth. Everything this regime touches becomes desecrated. As usual the Wash. Post cheers on stupidity and boorishness over reason.

    Sotomayor, Kagan ready for battles

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-sotomayor-kagan-ready-for-battles/2013/02/27/ee1fa09e-812f-11e2-a350-49866afab584_print.html

  5. RMinNC,

    Seems you are in a GREAT mood this morning. It must be contagious.

    Have a great day. :)

  6. KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT… THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!!

    THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!!
    WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

    Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. Read that again. Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny? We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government. Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back. If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.

    If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.

    Another thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50’s, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn. I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security). Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.

    THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.

    Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!

    Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days. Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?

    We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! And they can’t help our own citizens in New York and New Jersey! They sure rushed to help Katrina victims in 10 days!!!!! I guess minorities have more clout!

    Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed S.S. income’ receive no additional federal aid nor do they get any financial breaks, while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions of $$$ and tons of food to foreign countries!

    They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.

  7. Two youtube videos that may mean nothing, or could mean a great deal……………….

  8. Video: Obama Doubter Takes On Radical Thom Hartmann Over Obama’s Born In Kenya Bio

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/03/obama-doubter-vs-radical-obot-obama-born-kenya.html

  9. President Harrison J. Bounel
    The fraudulent SSN being used by Barack Obama is shown in a national data base accessible by debt collectors and ‘skip tracers’ to have been assigned in the state of Connecticut to one Harrison J. Bounel… It appears that Harry Bounel is a deceased relative of Michelle Obama.
    February 15, 2013 by Bob Livingston

    http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2013/02/president-harrison-j-bounel.html#

  10. Defense Department’s Censoring of World Net Daily …Troops Might Learn Obama’s Ineligible

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/obamas-defense-department-blocking-wnd/

  11. Coming to a theater near you…………….

    Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

    Ottawa, Ontario – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.

    On Wednesday, the court upheld the conviction of activist William Whatcott, who found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and Regina neighborhoods in 2001 and 2002.

    “The Bible is clear that homosexuality is an abomination,” one flyer stated, citing 1 Corinthians 6:9. “The behavior in Canada’s gay parades is no different than what happened thousands of years ago, whether it is ancient Rome or Sodom and Gomorrah.”
    – See more at: http://christiannews.net/2013/02/28/canadian-supreme-court-rules-biblical-speech-opposing-homosexual-behavior-is-a-hate-crime/#sthash.WV9Osxsk.dpuf

  12. ” The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.”

    So…………. who among the Canadian law enforcement is prepared to step forward and arrest God? Morons.

  13. citizenwells

    “Submitted on 2013/03/01 at 10:44 am
    If you would like to read a fictional account of what the Malachy Prophecy might mean read my new book “The Malachy Prophecy” on Amazon, in paperback or Kindle edition. It takes place right now! If Peter the Roman is not the anti-christ could he still signal the end of the church? Who is behind him? Who can stop him?

    William R. Johnson
    Author”

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/pope-benedict-to-retire-soon-april-16-2012-birthday-pope-benedict-xvi-turns-85-saint-malachy-prophecy-last-pope-next-destruction-of-rome/

  14. bob strauss | March 1, 2013 at 10:21 am |
    Bob,
    Excellent article about social security NOT being an “entitlement”. Sometime ago I had done a rough computation of my own status and came to the same conclusions as the author did; i.e., in my case even after drawing on it for 15 years, there would still be a substantial six-figure balance left. Furthermore, I and many other “retirees” are still working and paying into S.S. Benefits do NOT increase as a result.

    It was bad enough that the government under LBJ used those funds for general operating purposes, but NOW it is obscene that S.S. is being considered an “entitlement” which should be cut.

  15. …….I think that we must temper what the Canadian Supreme Court says with the KNOWLEDGE that Canada as a whole is COMPLETELY SATURATED with HOMOSEXUAL LIBERALS,and drug heads. So I guess their Supreme Court’s ruling only follows their own DEVIATE lifestyle. When they are lying on their DEATH BED,writhing in pain,and the horrible stench from their DYING BODIES permeates the room,perhaps they might think back about what they might have done differently,in their early lives..

  16. CW,

    Your post 04/07/2012 was not on my radar at the time. You are truly ahead of your time. Hats off!

  17. CabbyAZ…………..
    While I agree that LBJ used the SS funds for general operating expenses,he done a little more than that as well. such as finance the war in Viet Nam,give himself and Congress HUGE RAISES,and handed it out like candy cane to every lobbyist who showed up on his doorstep. Oh yes I nearly forgot early MEDICAID. I wonder where everybody thinks the funding for Medicaid came from. There is plenty of evidence to show exactly where the funding originated.Had the original trust funds been left alone the SOCIAL SECURITY system would still be a self supporting entity which is what the Consortium of OLD LINE insurance companies designed into the master annuity. Then along comes TODAYS MORONS many of whom cannot even spell ANNUITY,let alone comprehend how they work,and try to call Social Security a PONZI SCHEME from the beginning. They are the STUPID ASSES who try to twist the meaning of our laws,and everything else. They are PERFECT examples of the NUMBSKULLS who now call themselves the leaders of our country.

  18. For those who were not yet born on earth when the Social Security master annuity was created you need to know that it was created by a consortium of the old line life insurance companies who survived the great depression. A couple of examples of the old companies is Mutual of Omaha, Prudential, New York Life,and others. If you think that you know MORE THAN THE PEOPLE who DESIGNED THE SS MASTER ANNUITY,then by all means go to one of those companies and tell them that they don’t know what they are doing,or talking about. HAR HAR. People who were SMART in the days just before the depression BOUGHT annuities. This was the ONLY reason why a hell of a lot of those people had any food on the table at all. O yeah I forgot,I should have said “PONZI SCHEME” instead of MASTER ANNUITY I apologise. Have it YOUR WAY! But please keep in mind that “it is what you learn AFTER YOU KNOW IT ALL which COUNTS.”

  19. …….. By the way, Social Security is NOT AN ENTITLEMENT, it is a PAID UP INVESTMENT to which all of us have every right to expect a return. Oh THERE I GO AGAIN……..I KEEP FORGETTING Socxial Security is a “PONZI SCHEME”……..YEAH SURE, and UP IS DOWN also.

  20. Sequestration – This is exactly the stage which suits an evil dictator perfectly.
    Obama has been deviously planning all along to use this for his evil purposes,

    He has, in effect, rolled out the scenery on this stage setting for a number of weeks, by “warning” how bad it is going to be. He’s been running all over the country crying “Chicken Little” for some time now. He’s proven not to be a real participant in the debate with Congress. He doesn’t want a solution, except to raise taxes again.

    Of course, we all here know that the decrease in spending is relatively paltry in the grand scheme of things. Oops, I should say “a decrease in the rate of increase”, because Washington-speak “decreases ” never mean an actual, bona fide cut. They don’t live and work by the rules that we ordinary people do.

    It appears that the administration is going to try a self-fulfilling prophecy by ordering layoffs and cuts in vital services without even using the ordinary budgetary methods first; i.e., prioritizing necessary reductions. This recklessness fits in perfectly as part of the “Plan”. They want us to feel the pain, so we will complain.

    He has already gained a tremendous advantage, because who is going to effectively call Obama out on it? Congress? We all know the answer to that question. Oh, there will be waves of complaint, etc., but the key word here is “effectively”. It is going to take more than verbal responses, especially with a compliant media.

    Now that the stage has been set, it is time for the real action to begin. When the folks start to complain, guess who will get the blame? Why, the dirty, stubborn Repubs in Congress! That is exactly why Obama has set the stage with a background of threats. He can then say, “I warned you all!” The problem is that it appears he intends to fulfill his own predictions and then use that to further divide and nullify Congress. (and divide the country, I might add)

    Only a cunningly evil, diabolical person is capable of such a scheme. This is what we are up against, but it is no surprise to us who have been watching.

  21. Air Force Brat!

    SueQ @10:22 a.m. — now that is peculiar indeed. Will watch developments with great interest, in light of the text of St. Malachy’s prophecy: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”

    There’s also a prediction by someone else that mentions the final Pope possibly being driven out of Rome and killed in exile. I don’t remember who made the prediction — hopefully someone here will know — but IF there’s anything to it, it would seem to dovetail pretty well with Malachy’s phrases about “feeding his flock amid many tribulations”, and the destruction of “the seven-hilled city”.

  22. oldsailor80

    By the way our military services are about to be reduced in size; the Navy is going to have only THREE nuclear aircraft carriers, 6 nuclear subs (three fast tac), and three( boomers.). There will be only 6 Aegis destroyers. So there you have it our entire Naval might will be vested in 15 warships, just to make the Chinese,and the MUSLIM JIHADISTS happy. Here we go again UP IS DOWN. This has all come out since Hagel was confirmed. I always thought he was a MORON……NOW I am certain that he is a complete LUNATIC. The Army is going to be taken to 40% of it’s present strength,with most of the military decisions resting with the UN. I also heard that the Airforce will end up with twenty bombers which includes stealth. The fighter interceptors will be reduced to only 50% of present strength, and tactical weapons will be SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED. Nuclear weapons are to be eventually done away with completely,(but our enemies can have all they want.) The Marine Corps is being considered as OBSOLETE,and will be merged into a common force with the Army, and resultant overall force will end up at 40% of their present combined strength. Coast Guard strength is also slated to be drastically cut. There you have what is being talked about by the ALLEGED JOINT CHIEFS. Even in the 1930s our military strength was far greater than what these HALF WITS are proposing. In short the military services are going to become a group off female, and male service people all copulating most of the time,and will not be available to defend the country until they have had their ORGASMS. Maybe NOT EVEN THEN,because I am sure that the females will argue that defending the country would involve firearms,and having firearms in close proximity is NOT SAFE. Therefore it would constitute a danger for them to oppose an attacking force. Rather we should simply contact the CO of the attacking force and advise him/her that our military are a real pack of BADASSES and that they need to stand down or face our military. HAR HAR. How serious do you think that the CO of the enemy is going to think we are when we do POLITICAL CORRECT BULLSHI#,as a DEFENSE.

  23. Obama is Tyrannical ‘Borderline Communist’ says Black Chamber of Commerce CEO

    Published on Feb 25, 2013

    Black Chamber of Commerce CEO on Obama: ‘I had hopes because he was black, shame on me’
    National Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry C. Alford told The Daily Caller that he “ignored” President Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment in 2008 and “had hopes” for him “because he was black.”

    “I don’t really support him too well and he knows it and that’s a badge of honor. He’s bad. He’s bad and I supported him. I voted for him the first time around. I had hopes because he was black. Shame on me,” Alford told The DC at the National Press Club after an anti-gun control news conference.
    While running for president in 2008, Obama said, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

    When reminded Obama’s comment, Alford said, “I kind of ignored it. I said, ‘well, maybe he’s just talking.’ He was serious. He was real serious and it is truly — if you read the Communist Manifesto — that’s that philosophy. He is not Adam Smith. He does not believe in capitalism the way American, our Founding Fathers did. He is very social and it’s getting borderline communist.”

    The National Black Chamber of Commerce is “dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States.”

  24. oldsailor80

    Air Force Brat………..
    I have read that there is a real battle going on within the Vatican between a very powerful force of HOMOSEXUAL Cardinals,and lower value priests within the Catholic church literally the WORLD over. It is apparent that it is the intent of the perpetrators to RAID the wealth of the Catholic Church, and take it into a more or less meaningless and otherwise perverted existence,far in excess of what the church is today. Most of us are fully aware of what has occurred inside of many of the Catholic churches all across America over a lot of years with regard to DEVIATE PRIESTS. At this point in time it is difficult to figure out who is going to win.

  25. oldsailor80

    ……But I would think that the leaders of any Catholic Church ,or institution of higher learning who would COVER UP THEIR OWN religous ICONS to satisfy a SLIMEY BASTARD,who is visiting ,has a hell of a lot of problems within their own organisation.

  26. oldsailor80

    Jonah………….
    Good for Harry Alford………unforetunately he has realised all of this AFTER THE FACT. Hindsight is always 20-20.

  27. LISTEN: LET THE ‘SKYFALL’ SEQUESTRATION PARODY SONG

    The website attributes this to Rush, but sorry………… I heard it this morning on a local station. Long before Rush came on.
    http://conservablogger.blogspot.com/2013/03/listen-let-skyfall-sequestration-parody.html

  28. AMEN to your comment at 2:10pm Oldsailor

  29. From an e-mail from Gov. Jan Brewer (AZ):

    Earlier this morning I had the opportunity to go on Fox News to discuss the release of hundreds of illegal aliens in our state.

    This has caused absolute chaos and it is absurd that our federal government is playing the blame game as to who ultimately allowed this release to happen.

    What’s even more absurd is that I didn’t find out about the release of the illegal aliens until I heard it on the news! 

    The federal government appears to want to give Arizona a form of payback when all we have wanted to do was secure our borders and protect our citizens.

    If you are as outraged as I am, please share this video on Facebook and Twitter to help spread our message.

    President Obama and the federal government will not get away without giving us answers.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2196801307001/brewer-fuming-after-release-of-detained-illegal-immigrants/

  30. It’s ALL just a ‘GAME’ – Jan Brewer had her opportunity to stop Obama.
    =============================================
    April 26, 2011

    “Jan Brewer: Birther fight is destructive to U.S.”

    “Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer came out in opposition to the “birther” movement in stronger terms than ever, saying Monday that doubts about President Barack Obama’s citizenship are leading the country toward “destruction.”

    Just as birtherism has been re-energized by potential presidential candidate Donald Trump’s media blitz, questioning Obama’s birthplace, the Republican governor has moved in the opposite direction.

    “It’s become such a huge distraction,” Brewer said Monday night on CNN. “I, for one — I believe that from what I have seen and after speaking with … the prior governor of Hawaii that indeed he was born in Hawaii. It’s just something that I think is leading our country down a path of destruction, and it just is not serving any good purpose.””

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53710.html
    ++++++++++++++++++
    March 6 & 10, 2012

    “Brewer disagrees with Arpaio findings, believes Obama birth record real”

    “I have every reason to believe that his birth certificate is valid in the state of Hawaii,” the governor said.

    Brewer acknowledged that, unlike the sheriff, she has not done extensive research.

    Arpaio sniffed at the governor’s comments.

    “That’s the governor’s opinion,” he said. “And I have my opinion, plus facts.

    Last year she vetoed legislation which would have required candidates to provide proof they were born in this country to get on the Arizona ballot. Brewer said giving the secretary of state authority to decide if a candidate is eligible, as the law would have allowed, “could lead to arbitrary or politically motivated decisions.””

    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/politics/article_7ceda460-67e1-11e1-977c-0019bb2963f4.html

  31. Gordo,
    I agree with you 100% or more about Brewer, who has proved to be a great disappointment re.the eligibility issue. She has absolutely a closed mind and does not want to be bothered with the facts. I think that her relationship with the former governor of Hawaii has had a big influence on her thinking. She will not listen to any of her constituents either.

    Thanks for the links. I wasn’t aware of the Politico report.

  32. oldsailor80

    CabbyAZ……….re 9:34 PM
    Brewer done a 180 degree U turn after the visit from Soetoro. She was probably threatened with DEATH. Chicago politics in Arizona. Hopefully we all will live long enough to have the privilege of watching the BASTARD being destroyed. I personally will dance about the remains and SPIT upon the carcass. The Italian people were far too kind to IL DEUCE. They just left him hang from a signpost upside down.

  33. oldsailor80

    CabbyAZ…………
    Is Brewer incumbent with respect to the next election,or does she have a second chance yet to come?

  34. citizenwells

    Brewer.
    You were warned!

  35. Good morning!

    Did the sky fall? Happy day 1 of sequestration. Hope you all were able to dodge the falling debris.

  36. citizenwells

    Wore my hard hat on top of my hard head.

  37. Har dee har!

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