The Washington Post admits that most of the Democratic claims that sequestration would cause disaster were either outright lies or a gross exaggeration.


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The Washington Post admits that most of the Democratic claims that sequestration would cause disaster were either outright lies or a gross exaggeration.

I said it then that they were lying about the consequence of sequestration. I say now that they will be lying again when the the next sequestration cuts arrive in October.

I suspect you could cut the federal budget by at least one third, bringing the numbers back to what they were about ten years ago, and not notice any loss of service.

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  • JGL

    Yeah, but think of all of the people who work for the government that if they were laid off will not be contributing to the governments bottom line through the taxes they pay :)

    I think it was the genius Nancy Pelosi that said something like: for every dollar of food stamps or was it unemployment that was paid out by the government it created a dollar and a half of value, much like taking a pail of water out of one end of a pool and bailing it into the other end.

    And as for lying, I think we can see that they are all convenient and enthusiastic interpreters of reality. I give you Marco Rubio and the other fourteen Republicans that need to be immediately replaced by their constituents. The Republican party as it is formulated today may have to be put to sleep.

  • Getting rid of the 14 lying RINOs makes perfect sense. Blaming the rest of the Republican Party for their dishonest does not.

  • JGL

    I will modify my statement from using the word “all” to using the word “many” or “most”, your right, I’m putting them all in the same basket . Lets keep in mind that it is inappropriate to apply “normal” everyday, average person logic to our empowered politicians activities. They really do inhabit a different kind of reality.

    That being said I think we can both agree that what those 15 Senators are in the process of doing is a pure pandering move with the theoretical goal, as told to them by their consultants, to solidify some mystery Hispanic voting block. And what really is driving them is first their office in the most powerful and exclusive club on the planet and the Constitution and the rights of the people seems only to be a second, third or forth thought. They are willing to surrender all of their beliefs in order to remain relevant. I am very tired of that kind of thinking.

    I believe what must occur, for the good of the Constitution / country, is the removal of as many of these 15 very practical, “bi partisan”, Republican Senators by their constituents as possible as a form of disciplining them and whom ever comes after them. If you have ever rebuilt on old house you know that that your always trying to assess whether you should disassemble and restore it or just tear it down and rebuild anew. This is one old and rotten house.

    What the Republicans in the Senate have set up IMO is the real rise of a third party the likes of which have never been seen before. And yes that may well secure the White House for the Democrats in the coming elections. We will have to live with that.

  • jwing

    Exsanguination…we are witnessing the deliberate bloodletting of the US economy and its taxpayers.

  • JGL

    In what world is an arrangement like this proper or required? Talk about politicians doing things that do not make sense as it relates to the American Constitution.

    “As part of a deal signed last week in Washington DC between the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and FEMA, Russian officials will provide “security at mass events” in the United States, a scenario that won’t sit well with Americans wary of foreign assets operating on US soil.
    Russian troops. Image: Wikimedia Commons

    According to a press release by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense and Emergencies, US and Russian officials met on June 25 at the 17th Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations.

    In addition to agreeing with FEMA to “exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters,” the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will also be providing “security at mass events” in the United States. ”

    Q: What Russian is bound by the Constitution?

    A: None.

  • A compulsory service is not a service. Governments do not provide any services.

  • Scott

    Now I suppose I’ll be required to learn Russian (in addition to Spanish) just to take a walk to the park and attend the annual Occupy festivities.

  • joe

    What we witnessed with the immigration vote was the implosion of the republican party, pandering to a degree I have never seen before and coldly calculated by the dems to alienate conservatives from the republican party to split it up, never mind that the republican party already did that by allowing John McCain and then Romney for the nominations, I think we already have a one party government! The progressives have won.

  • Publius 2

    Good comments all. I have been thinking lately that if the Republican Party had even one-tenth of the audacity of the Democrats, they would prevail, because the Democrats — all of them — are fundamentally cowards and bullies. Take, for example, this hugely expensive, useless, and ultimately embarrassing Africa junket by the president. The heads of two of the nations on his itinerary — his hosts! — scolded him for his remarks on homosexual rights. What if, before Obama had departed on this trip, House Speaker Boehner declared that Congress would not authorize the necessary spending unless the president and/or his representatives justified it. The deficits are sky high, meaning Obama is requiring the taxpayers to borrow the money to send him to visit people that he has offended. Instead, what did Boehner do? Nothing. And when Obama promised $7 billion ostensibly for rural electrification — all of it going to countries with repressive governments — again, what did Boehner do? Nothing!

    The problem, my friends, as you are now pointing out, is that the GOP has few if any truly courageous members. The country is suffering gravely because of it. Yes, let us begin seeking candidates who can replace those who voted for that travesty called an immigration reform bill. And Marco Rubio needs to learn that no one in politics is indispensable.

  • JGL

    Follow-up: “Sarah Palin suggested she’s tempted to leave the GOP if it continues to ignore the voices of the more conservative Republicans. ” (she and Mark Levin are considering starting a third party)

    While I think Mrs. Palin is more of a polarizing lightning rod and a bit of a gaff machine at times, she does speak more common sense than most current politicians, and Mark Levin is serious as a heart attack (which is what he may have while doing so, he has a heart condition). A third party will fly soon if things do not change in a more Constitutional way.

  • joe

    polarizing yes, gaff machine no, that Sarah Palin made any gaffs at all is in my opinion a gift from the main street media. Every time Biden opens his mouth the media ignore it, Biden is a gaff machine! In addition the comment about “I can see Russia from my porch” was an invention of Saturday Night Live. The main street take everything out of context and use it as they see fit.

  • JGL

    My concern about a third party is that if the people who drive its formation need to be seen as serious and competent people. Mark Levin, serious and competent, Senator Cruz, so far a serious Constitutionalist and nearing the top of my list, Rand Paul, a Constitutionalist but is beginning to be seen as trying to “play” the game, Rubio, IMO needs to be removed from office for play the game, McCain, just retire, Lindsey Graham, the same. Sarah Palin may be too polarizing to do the good that she wants to do and may need to stand on the side lines and watch. (as sad as that may be, sometimes you have to take one for the team)

    A good conspirtorialist would go right to her being offered up in a third party move by the likes of Roger Ailes and the media machine to keep the masses in confusion and riled up and where it really does not matter who inhabits the White House for they will be run by their media and corporate masters. Its good for business.

    She is possibly a net negative on balance as she will become the singular symbol and icon and any message of substance will be over shadowed by her iconic image. This is exactly what the libs / Marxists dream of in the coming elections. Especially with Hillary beginning to be perceived as being tainted and down right too practical a politician (read: cold, heartless and ruthless related to her ambitions) based on her quote from the hearings “What difference does it make!?”. She will never live that one statement down.

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