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Senate Rejects Stopgap Efforts

Parties quick to trade blame over lack of cooperation

March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as President Barack Obama and Republicans......

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Mar-01-13 5:22 AM

Rep Maxine Waters (D):

"Yesterday we did have Mr. Bernanke in our committee and he came to tell us what he’s doing with quantitative easing and that is trying to stimulate the economy with the bond purchases that he’s been doing because he’s trying to keep the interest rates low and jobs – and he said that if sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback. We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these jobs losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost – and so he made it very clear he’s not opposed to cuts but cuts must be done over a long period of time and in a very planned way rather than this blunt cutting that will be done by sequestration. "

170 MILLION jobs? We only HAVE 143 Million people working now?


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Mar-01-13 5:26 AM

THIS is getting serious!! Obama spent SEVEN whole minutes discussion the problem with Republicans Yesterday!!!! OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!

Wash Post: Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.” The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s strategy in dealing with Republicans on the budget cuts and other fiscal deadlines.

With speeches and other staged events, the president has tried to build public pressure for his agenda of tax increases coupled with spending cuts."


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Mar-01-13 6:54 AM

Yes, the 7 minutes was more real respectful of the process. So much for Barry reaching across the aisle. I'm sure he reaches across the aisle frequently on AF1 to pass Reggie Love a blunt.

The ole bait and switch by a Chicago gangland thug. He will burn in*****eventually!

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Mar-01-13 6:55 AM

so now they are praying to god to help get them out of this mess that they have gotten us into.i think that i'll go and pray now for god to do my job.what a waste all of these politicians are.the witch doctor will be in next.

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Mar-01-13 7:18 AM

When is Barry going to stand up and ACT like a President instead of running around the country on taxpayer dime CAMPAIGNING for his programs???

NEWS FLASH, Choomerboi: this is a REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY! People vote for REPS who MAKE THE LAWS!!!

Spend some time with the LEADERS of the House and Senate, DUH!

Stop Pandering with the peeps, homeboi! Dis ain't Chicago Thugland, homes!

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Mar-01-13 7:43 AM

Each time one of these manufactured crises' arises, it just magnifies more and more Obama's utter incompetence.

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Mar-01-13 7:46 AM

I would tend to agree with Barry Black's "prayer": "Rise up, O God, and save us from ourselves"..., (only in a different context than he was referring to)


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Mar-01-13 8:54 AM

I'm with Maxine, I'd hate to see 170 million Americans lose their job. And I thought Nancy P was the most stupid person from Cali!

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Mar-01-13 8:56 AM

Of course the Senate will reject any measure to take responsibility for spending. All they know how to do is point fingers at the folks across the aisle and blame them for everything wrong with America. Problem is, the American people have been dumbed down to the point where they continue to buy the B.S.

They all, Republicans and Democrats, need to grow a set and take responsibility for these conditions that THEY CREATED!

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Mar-01-13 8:59 AM

Nope ShempH: California is full of stupid people. How else could a teet-sucker like Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown get elected Governor?:)

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Mar-01-13 9:47 AM

From Bloomberg:

Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January even as incomes dropped by the most in 20 years, showing households were weathering the payroll-tax increase by socking away less money in the bank.

Household purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, climbed 0.2 percent after a 0.1 percent gain the prior month, a Commerce Department report showed today in Washington. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 76 economists called for a 0.2 percent advance. Incomes slumped 3.6 percent, sending the saving rate down to the lowest level since November 2007.


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Mar-01-13 10:05 AM

Boner proudly stated he got 98% of what he wanted. How dense do you have to be to not understand that? Of course if you are a faux nooz viewer you don't know better.

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Mar-01-13 10:09 AM

the senate rejects are doing what?

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Mar-01-13 10:10 AM

I want to hear that the 'perks' for all these politicians (Rep and Dem) END NOW! I'm talking the countless government airplanes that ferry them about the country and world. I'm talking about the big limo ride they get about town constantly. Close down the Congressional Dining Hall (for want of cooks and waiters, etc). In other words, let these drones see first hand what it is not to be waited upon hand & foot. This just for 'openers'.

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Mar-01-13 10:39 AM

On I gonna call my pusher without my Obama phone....oh wait...let's cut the Military instead.....

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Mar-01-13 10:57 AM

Boehner says lots of things. If it was up to me, he would be out of there.

This is long overdue. The real question is whether the GOP can get out there and have a bunch of committee hearings in the House, and start crucifying department heads over why they can't make do with a 3% cut in their INCREASE.

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Mar-01-13 12:52 PM


"Feeling poorer?

Americans saw their income drop so dramatically in January that it marked the deepest one-month decline in 20 years.

Personal income decreased by $505.5 billion in January, or 3.6%, compared to December (on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis). That's the most dramatic decline since January 1993, according to the Commerce Department."

Thanks Opie.

Mo' Stimulus, please . . . . NOT!

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Mar-01-13 12:53 PM

But but But BUSH!!!!!!!!!!

4+years and you turkies won't OWN the OBAMANATION!

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Mar-01-13 1:31 PM

"Never let a crisis go to waste" I wonder what the outcome of this farce will be.

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Mar-01-13 3:26 PM

the great and Fearful Leader has spoken...He is no dictator...but dang he sure does wish he was

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Mar-01-13 4:25 PM

Good. just what Americans have been wsiting for. Prove they can stand on their own without handouts.

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Mar-01-13 4:25 PM

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, A little more than 64 years ago, numerous witnesses claim that an Unidentified Flying Object, (UFO), with five aliens aboard, crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell ,New Mexico . This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered-up by the U.S. Air Force, as well as other federal agencies and organizations.

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April, year 1948, nine months after the historic day, the following people were born: Barrack Obama Sr. Albert A. Gore, Jr. Hillary Rodham William J. Clinton John F. Kerry Howard Dean Nancy Pelosi Dianne Feinstein Charles E. Schumer Barbara Boxer Joe Biden

This is the consequence of aliens drinking the koolaid progressive politic types eliminating the draft.

I truly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It certainly did for me.

And now you can stop wondering why they support the bill to help

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Mar-01-13 4:26 PM

And now you can stop wondering why they support the bill to help all illegal aliens.

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Mar-01-13 4:28 PM

stopgap. I force you to lease my car with requirement you insure it, make payments, haul me wherever I want to go, but I remove the gas tank and give you a pait of mittens and cleated shoes as gesture I care about you.

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