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Old 03-06-2013, 07:32 AM  
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Obama closes the White House tours that were run by VOLUNTEERS. He's blaming it on the Sequester

The White House has canceled tours until further notice, the White House Visitors Office confirmed, citing sequester cuts.

Tours will continue through Friday, March 8. All tours for March 9 and onward have been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to “staffing reductions resulting from sequestration,” the office says.
“We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season,” the office’s statement reads.
Some Republicans are skeptical.

“They just jumped the sharquester,” said John Hart, a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Coburn has long highlighted ways the federal government could cut back on what he considers needless spending. But in this case, he’s opposed to the White House’s decision.
“It’s clearly a PR ploy,” Hart said. “They can tour the country on the taxpayer’s dime but can’t allow taxpayers to tour the White House? Seriously?”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), agreed. “This decision appears to be purely political in nature rather than being in the best interest of the American people,” he said in a letter to Obama.
The White House has been highlighting cuts from the sequester in order to put pressure on congressional Republicans to compromise on ending tax loopholes.
“We are going to manage it as best we can, try to minimize the impacts on American families, but it’s not the right way for us to go about deficit reduction,” President Obama said Monday.
Not every administration claim has held up. Our Factchecker dinged Education Secretary Arne Duncan for saying over the weekend that teachers are already being laid off thanks to the sequester, and Obama himself for saying janitors in the Capitol will get a pay cut.
House Republicans introduced a bill Monday that would avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month and shift some spending cuts while leaving in place the $85 billion spending reduction that went into effect March 1.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-to-sequester/
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #151
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In think everyone, Congress, Senate and the President should not recieve any pay until they compromise and quit this stupid lurching from fake crisis to fake crisis.
The fake crisis is only coming from one camp.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #152
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In think everyone, Congress, Senate and the President should not recieve any pay until they compromise and quit this stupid lurching from fake crisis to fake crisis.
I agree but you'd first have to define the end results of what a real compromise would be.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #153
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I agree but you'd first have to define the end results of what a real compromise would be.
Thats ****ing easy. You give on something, I give on something. We keep going until no one is happy with the agreement but its somewhere in the middle.

Republicans need to close tax loopholes. Dems need to support meaniful medicare, medicaid and spending reform. Its an easy formula, thats extremely hard politically.

The President needs to show some courage and publicly state that he's willing to put entitlements on the table for a grand bargain. Maybe then Republicans can have some cover to start talking about revenue.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:36 PM   #154
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Thats ****ing easy. You give on something, I give on something. We keep going until no one is happy with the agreement but its somewhere in the middle.

Republicans need to close tax loopholes. Dems need to support meaniful medicare, medicaid and spending reform. Its an easy formula and thats extremely hard politically.
The problem with your answer is you can pretend closing loopholes equals spending reform on the big three entitlements.

The elephant in the room is the lower 99% isn't paying their fair share for the world they live in.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:49 PM   #155
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Then I'd get rid of things like this:

#6 Syracuse professor of psychology Michael Carey received $219,000 in federal stimulus money for a study that examines the sex patterns of college


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Old 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #156
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I'm just calling our your ignorance and arrogance. You have no clue whatsoever what goes into the security and background checks. And then you follow up on your ignorant view with arrogantly thinking you can do it better and cheaper.
Considering we are talking about the government; there is a very strong possibility that it can be done better and cheaper.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #157
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The first lady has some serious ass.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #158
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The problem with your answer is you can pretend closing loopholes equals spending reform on the big three entitlements.

The elephant in the room is the lower 99% isn't paying their fair share for the world they live in.
They are paying a higher percentage of their incomes for 2 of the big three entitlements (SS and Medicare). Defense is subsidized by and large by those making over 100,000 per year.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #159
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Maybe this woman should take some of her own diet advice~
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #160
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Maybe this woman should take some of her own diet advice~
I wasn't complaining.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #161
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #162
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They are paying a higher percentage of their incomes for 2 of the big three entitlements (SS and Medicare). Defense is subsidized by and large by those making over 100,000 per year.
Closing loopholes on the rich doesn't come close to covering our long term entitlement debt was my point.

And as far as the 99% paying a larger percentage of income now I'd say they should, considering their income after retirement based on government benefits is much larger than the 1%.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #163
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No, I totally got the point. You have to keep defending your intelligence to a bunch of strangers on the intrawebz because you are very insecure about your alleged intellect.
Nah, the insecurity is all yours. I'm just trying to stop some small dogs yapping around my feet. Bigger dogs on the BB have never made an issue of this. I don't feel any need to "defend" anything. I know what I am and what I'm not. And I'm very satisfied with myself. But you guys turning every thread and discussion into something about me does get old. Ever since I have returned to the CP there has been many lame attempts in different threads about this which I have ignored.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #164
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:54 PM   #165
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Come on man, that's a pittance of the budget. a look squirrel moment.

We are spending BILLIONS on tanks that the DOD doesn't want or will ever use. We are spending BILLIONS on building two engines and a airplane that the DOD doesn't want. The military should be allowed to say what they need to defend the country, not forced to use expensive crap because its built in a the correct congressman's district.
Are we spending BILLIONS on White House tours? Your explanation above is exactly the one I can use for tours, Thanks to you.

The reason the tours were cancelled was because a small man in a powerful position was caught in a lie and he is trying to maintain a ruse. It is that simple.
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