Joe Biden to “We the People” … Sequester fir thee, not for me … OUI, OUI!!!
More government waste … Not only dis Obama Vice President Joe Biden cost American tax payers a whopping $459,388 on a one night stay at a Paris five star hotel last week, as reported as The Weekly Standard, he also cost “We the People” another $321,665 for limo fees. Interestingly enough, the VP has a limo that is usually brought in tow when he travels abroad, so these charges must have been for staff. Unbelievable. The Obama administration is crying poor due to sequestration cuts, yet some how they manage to waste nearly $1 million to send this useless VP to Paris.
Ha, ha, ha … They bought it boss that we were for the people, what a bunch of saps
After two items last week on the cost of lodging for Vice President Joe Biden’s early February trip to Europe, other news organizations began to investigate further. Wolf Blitzer’s show The Situation Room on CNN uncovered a contract apparently also related to the same visit to Paris:
Also on the receipt was $321,665 for a limousine company.
Remember America, this is the 1% Presidency and you voted them back in office. Children are not allowed to take White House tours because that cost too much; however, Barack Obama is allowed to party it up on St. Patty’s Day, Sasha and Malia can go to the Bahamas for Spring Break and Biden can jet off to Paris. Anyone feeling buyer’s remorse and is it any wonder why Obama’s job approval ratings are starting to crater.
President Barack Obama Says He Won’t Balance Budget ‘Just for the Sake of Balance’ … In Other Words, He Will Never Balance It!
File the following under something we did not know … Barack Obama has no intention of ever balancing the budget.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama rejected calls to balance the federal budget, as set forth by Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) in his recently released budget, in the next ten years and instead argued that his primary economic concern was not balancing the budget, but rather growing the economy. HUH? Growing the economy, how does this socialist, anti-capitalist, over-regulating president plan on doing this? What a shock, Barack Obama has returned back to his fear mongering and smear tactics after Paul Ryan released a responsible way to provide growth and reduce the budget. Let’s face it, Obama has no idea what he is doing with the economy and does not plan to reduce the deficit, because he is the one who has mainly helped in creating this $16 trillion and counting debt. The only growth that Obama knows is the record number of Americans on food stamps.
Obama, I plan on balancing the budget this much.
My goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue,” he said. Obama rejected a proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan today that would balance the budget in ten years, saying the Republican House member’s plan “slashes deeply” at programs like Medicaid.
Instead, Obama went back to his more comfortable demonization and “Divider” in Chief, community agitator mode and told George Stephanopoulos that Ryan and Republicans are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of the poor, the elderly, students. So much for the “offensive charm”, welcome back the blame and division of America. So I guess Obama is trying to destroy America on the fronts of the poor, elderly and students? Just wondering, what ever happened to shared sacrifice and everyone is supposed to have skin in the game, including the poor, elderly and students?
We’re not gonna balance the budget in ten years because if you look at what Paul Ryan does to balance the budget, it means that you have to voucher-ize Medicare, you have to slash deeply into programs like Medicaid, you’ve essentially got to — either tax — middle class families a lot higher than you currently are, or you can’t lower rates the way he’s promised,” the president told me. “So it’s really, you know, it’s a reprise of the same legislation that he’s put before.” “If we controlled spending and we have a smart entitlement package, then potentially what you have is balance — but it is not balance to, on the backs of the poor, the elderly, students who need student loans, families that have disabled kids. That is not the right way to balance,” he said.
As we are reminded by the WAPO, Obama plans to release his own budget plan in April, two months after the president is required to announce his budget priorities to Congress. Far be it from Obama to actually perform the required duties of his office. Yet another case of leading from behind as Obama will first see the Ryan and Senate Democrat plan before he puts together his own. Like he would know how to create a budget in the first place. With this deficit $trillion spending president, it is akin to an alcoholic penning his own “what I will not drink today” plan.
Sequester for Thee, Not for Me … Bo the Obama Dog Keeps His Motorcade, WH Calligraphers & Never Ending Air Force One Travel, But Children Prevented from Touring White House
Sequester for Thee, Not for Me …
Never has there been a president who cared less about the plight of the American people and acted more like King Louis the XVI’s than President Barack Hussein Obama. It is simple shameless that Barack Obama would inflict pain upon the American people through sequestration to make his childish point and attempt to score political points. Obama is the president who continually talks about shared sacrifice and that every ne must have skin in the game. One would think that he might start with himself and lead by example. That is what a leader would do. However, Obama is no leader. He is a community agitator whose sole job is to keep people at each others throats. Barack Obama is a petty president and it has never been witnessed more just how “small” he is than his threats of the end of times when sequestration took place and his efforts to make sure that “We the People” felt pain, rather than just making cuts that every responsible American has had to do in the past 4 years.
Iowa School children beg Obama to keep tours open. Had it been a Republican President, the MSM would have reported … Obama tells children to pound sand.
As the White House has stated that the tours will end and school children across America who had trips planned are SOL, all in the name of sequester cuts. However, sequestration has not stopped Barack Obama from going about his normal daily life. As government workers are furloughed, Obama tells tourists they can no longer visit the White House, Obama claims long lines will be experienced at airports and he lets illegal aliens loose in the US because of sequestration, one has to wonder what cuts Obama and the first family will feel? In the past, as reported at the Gateway Pundit via Business, Obama finds the money to take his motorcade with Bo, the first dog, to travel to PetSmart. Does anyone think that Obama will be losing his motorcade? How about less travel time on Air Force One?
The National Parks yearly budget for the White House visitors center is about $9 million or the cost to operate Air Force One for approximately 51 hours. But Obama supposedly cares about the children. BS! And of course the White House has no problem in keeping three calligraphers for a total if $277K a year.
Just curious, if Obama cannot handle 2.3% cuts from government programs without claiming that the sky will fall and such cuts would bring the end of times, how are we supposed to take him serious that he would reform entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and welfare and programs like Social Security?
While President Barack Obama has spent weeks warning of the dark consequences of across-the-board budget cuts, there’s one area of government where his staff has failed to calculate their impact: the White House itself.
Obama administration spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that “detailed decisions” have yet to be made about how the administration would meet a projected $24 million reduction to the executive office budget, which may include furloughs of presidential aides and other employees.
“I’m not going say that this person is going have to be furloughed today, if that hasn’t happened yet and we don’t know when that will happen specifically,” he said.
The law requires the executive office of the president, which has about 2,000 employees, to cut approximately $24 million out of its $711 million fiscal year 2013 budget request, according to a report by the White House Office of Management and Budget released the day the reductions came into effect.
Obama Bans Americans from the People’s House, White House Cancels Tours Over Sequester Cuts As the FEDS Hire
LOST IN SMALLNESS: THE COMMUNITY AGITATOR EDITION: KING OBAMA BANS “WE THE PEOPLE” FROM THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE … DOESN’T THIS SPEAK VOLUMES OF THIS CHILDISH PRESIDENT …
The Child in Chief Barack Obama has announced that due to sequestration, White House tours will no longer be allowed. That is correct America, Barack Obama in a so-called cost cutting measure is going tp ban all White House tours for children and 8th grade class trips in the name of “sequestration”. That is the political game playing that this president will stoop to, rather than being a responsible adult. This is how a “Mickey Mouse” president punishes the people to make them feel the pain of sequestration. After all, Obama stated that the sky would fall, the world would end and the end of times would occur if sequestration was allowed to take place. Obama and his minions must now make that Mayan end f the world prediction come true. Why not start with the children? Of course his salary or trips on Air Force One will not be affected. Sen. John Thune (R – SD) questioned whether Obama would also cut back on his “golf vacations”. Obama always talks about shared sacrifice, that is of everyone but himself.
Sorry, Washington-bound spring-breakers. Your White House tours have been canceled.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will cancel all tours starting this weekend, due to sequester cuts. The move prompted swift condemnation from Republican lawmakers, who described the decision as the latest attempt to make the sequester seem worse than it is.
“It’s politically motivated,” Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., told Fox News. “It seems childish — take my ball and go home.”
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, declared in a statement that “the people have been banned from the people’s house.”
But as children’s tours of the White House were cancelled because of so-called sequestration, the Washington Times reports that 400 federal jobs posted on first day back. Didn’t Obama say that federal workers were supposed to be furloughed? So as Homeland Security is releasing illegal aliens out into the public, the feds are hiring.
The U.S. Forest Service on Monday posted help-wanted ads for a few good men and women to work as “recreation aides” this summer, the Internal Revenue Service advertised for an office secretary in Maryland, the U.S. Mint wanted 24 people to help press coins, and the Agriculture Department said it needs three “insect production workers” to help grow bollworms in Phoenix.
Monday marked the first regular workday under sequestration, and federal agencies posted more than 400 job ads by 6 p.m.
At a time when nearly all of those agencies are contemplating furloughs, the help-wanted ads raised questions about how agencies should decide between saving through attrition or letting people go.
“Every position you don’t fill that isn’t absolutely necessary is one less person that needs to be furloughed,” said Steve Ellis, vice president at Taxpayers for Common Sense — though he said some positions that people leave need to be filled in order to meet agencies’ core missions.
SNL Mocks Obama and his Sequester Armegeddon Exaggerations … Obama Admits, “I Really Have No Idea How Money Works” (VIDEO)
Every once in a while when SNL decides to take Barack Obama to task and mock him for his actions, they hit it out of the park …
This weekend was just one of those times when during one of their skits they skewered Obama for his exaggerations of Armageddon and the apocalypse following the sequestration taking effect. Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live’sPresident Barack Obama tried to put a human face on the effects of sequestration — a difficult task, he admitted to the nation, because “I really have no idea how money works or budgets work.” As we always say, what makes humor more humorous is when there as truth added. I think many can admit that Barack Obama has no idea how money works or budgets either. With out of control spending, no budget and no clue, SNL nailed it. However, the only thing that SNL failed to mention is that the sequester was Obama’s idea. So for all his whining, belly aching and blaming of others, Obama needs to look no further than into the mirror to place blame and America is beginning to realize it. Maybe that’s why suddenly Obama and his minions have back-tracked at their claims of the end of times due to sequestration.
From The Blaze:
Saturday Night Live’s President Barack Obama tried to put a human face on the effects of sequestration — a difficult task, he admitted to the nation, because “I really have no idea how money works or budgets work.”
But everyone’s making sacrifices, he said — “Michelle will only do four television appearances a week, down from her usual 75.”
Bringing up a parade of federal workers to explain the toll the forced budget cuts will take on their jobs, one Border Patrol agent said they’ll now have to let every 10th Mexican across the border, while an astronaut said their helmets will no longer have glass in the front and they’ll have to hold their breaths when they do spacewalks.
It wasn’t all bad news, though: One schoolteacher was actually delighted she lost her job and doesn’t have to teach “Beowulf” to nightmare teenagers anymore.
President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers are back into the 40′s. It’s only a matter of time that voters have buyer’s remorse and are sick and tired of the lack of leadership from this president. The consistent excuses and blame are growing old. So is the lack of jobs. Obama is the worst job recovery President since the Great Depression. Obama can no longer blame Bush and his exaggerations of the apocalypse of sequestration will be his undoing. Americans patients will grow thin when they realize that he cares more about his legacy than what’s good for Americans and the United States.
UPDATE I: As reported at the Politico, Obama’s approval rating was 46 percent between Feb 29 and March 2, down from 53 percent a week earlier.
The drop comes after Obama and Congress failed to reach a last-minute deal and automatic sequester cuts kicked in across the government on Friday.
His disapproval rating also jumped to its highest level since November, hitting 46 percent over the weekend, up from 40 percent a week earlier.
Is it a coincidence that Obama’s approval ratings have fallen following the sequestration, or is it a result of? As stated at Powerline, Obama made promises he did not keep, he has made outlandish claims that the sky would fall and he lied when he claimed the sequestration was not his idea. Are the people finally getting fed up with Obama?
Is it because folks remembered President Obama’s promise during one of the debates that there will be no sequester? Is it because wrod got out that the sequester was Obama’s idea? Is it because folks don’t mind the sequester and resent Obama’s effort to make it sound like the end of the world?
Barack Obama, the Lying King: White House Econimic Adviser Gene Sperling Admits WH Proposed Sequester After Obama Lied About It in Debate
BARACK OBAMA, THE
LION LYING KING: SEQUESTRATION EDITION …
Yesterday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admitted that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama’s plan, even though Obama lied about it during the 2012 Presidential debates and more recently. Obama claimed that the sequester was not his idea and something he did not propose. Mr. President, YOU LIE!
“We put forth the design of” the sequestration, Sperling finally admits after a long back-and-forth
What is interesting is that the liberal MSM actually did pursue this story. Although it happens of rarely as Halley’s Comet, David Gregory did make Gene Sperling twist in the wind until he finally admitted that the sequestration was Barack Obama’s idea. Weasel Zippers asks, could there be some hope for the MSM to actually hold this administration accountable? Probably not, but anything is better than the nothing that we have observed for the past 4+ years. Which begs the question, what shape would the country be in and would have Obama ever been reelected, let alone elected if the MSM had done their job and held Obama’s feet to the fire?
From Ann Althouse comes the portion of the transcript regarding WOODWARDGATE:
DAVID GREGORY: Here was an e-mail from you to Bob Woodward that was released. In it: “I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying that the president asking for revenues is moving the goalpost. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.” When you said “you will regret staking out that claim,” what did you mean?
GENE SPERLING: I meant that, while the first issue of whose idea it was, the sequester, was one I disagreed with him on but I could see how honorable people could disagree. I was trying to explain to him, from a substantive point of view, that the idea that the president of the United States was moving the goalpost by asking for the type of balance of tax reform that raised revenues, that the Speaker Boehner himself, as you noted, had called for, as well as long-term entitlements, together, to get rid of the sequester, was not only not moving the goalpost: That was the whole idea of the sequester. And I think that e-mail was cordial. It was substantive. It was polite.
DAVID GREGORY: But you say, “You’re going to regret it.” I mean, does the president think that’s a good idea to say to reporters, to challenge them that, “You’re going to regret staking out that claim”?
President Barack Hussein Obama stated, “I am not a dictator. I am the president.” Really? It’s been my experience in life when ever some one has to tell you who they are not, they usually are.
Isn’t it dictators who disregard the will of the people and cram their agenda down the throats of those they rule, such like Obamacare? Isn’t it dictators like Nicolae Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, and Fidel Castro who also released criminal prisoners? Isn’t it dictators who play class warfare and keep its citizens at each others throats so that they can rule by fiat? Isn’t it a dictator who threatens the media to keep them in line so that they will operate as their propaganda tool? Isn’t it a dictator who wants to keep the people dependent upon the government and food stamps, and cause individuals to struggle as median incomes fall? Isn’t it a dictator who makes false promises to their people to keep them in line when they knew all along it was a lie? Isn’t it a dictator who would consistently show contempt for the US Constitution whose sole purpose was to define federal authority and the rights of the People?
Isn’t it a dictator who would watch millions of Americans struggle, lose their jobs, homes and businesses while they go on vacations, weekly gold outings and live the life of Riley? All the while they say they care, but do nothing but keep the citizenry at conflict with one another. Isn’t it a dictator who would over-regulate business in order to control and suppress the economy? Isn’t it a dictator who blames everyone one else for the ills of society, when they are the one who is in control? Isn’t it a dictator who would want to control an individuals entire life from birth to death? All in all, I would say you are a dictator.
Sorry, I know tyranny when I see it.
”I am not a dictator. I am the president.” “So, ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say that we need to go to catch a plane, I can’t have Secret Service block the door way, right?”
America, ever wonder our economic is a complete disaster, President Barack Obama is getting economic advice from Al Sharpton.
As reported at The Weekly Standard, Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class. Hmm, just curious, doesn’t the middle class exists of more than just black people? I thought Obama said he was a president of all people? Just wondering if he was discussing a way to help the middle class, where B all the white folks? Um, Al Sharpton was invited why again? Obama’s stated the purpose of this meeting was to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity. Because Al Sharpton is always the first person who comes to mind regarding strengthen the economy and building ladders. Race-baiting yes, regarding strengthen the economy and building ladders, NO!
Imagine any president getting advice from this fool
Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there,” according to the White House.
Participants in the meeting included:
• Melanie Campbell, President, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation • Ralph Everett, President, Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies • Wade Henderson, President, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights • Ben Jealous, President, National Association of the Advancement of Colored People • Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women • Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition • Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network • Rev Derrick Harkins, 19th Street Baptist Church • Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project
Is it any wonder why job growth is anemic, record number of Americans are on food stamp and the work participation rate is near an all-time low. The dirty little secret that the MSM refuses to report is that the unemployment rate for black males and females is higher today than it was when Barack Obama took office.
At the end of January 2009, 12.7 percent of African-Americans were unemployed. Four years later, January 2013, the situation was worse, with unemployment higher at 13.8 percent.
Further, an additional 1.2 million African-Americans had left the workforce entirely during the same time period, with the number of those reported as not in the workforce rising from 10.3 million in January 2009 to 11.5 million in January 2013.
UK Telegraph gets it Right: So Why Does President Obama keeps the MSM at a Distance … Because Playing Golf with Tiger Woods Doesn’t Look Good with 12 Million Americans Unemployed & a $16 Trillion Debt
Why does it take a media outlet outside the United States to get it right when it comes to Barack Obama?
From the UK Telegraph comes the following explanation as to why President Barack Obama kept the press away while he played golf with Tiger Woods over this past President’s Day weekend. Maybe it is because Barack Obama and his handlers hardly want the images of a 1% president playing golf and living the life of Riley while 12 million individuals are unemployed, a $16 trillion debt, gas prices at record highs, record number of Americans on food stamps and a jobs market that continues to flounder. All this while
President Emperor Obama golfs plays the fiddle. The Politico reports that W.H. press corps expressed ’Extreme frustration’ over ‘having absolutely no access’ to Obama. However, one would ask of the W.H. press corps that when you do have access, why don’t you actually ask tough questions and hold this president and his failed polices to the fire rather than the softball questions and acting as his propaganda machine?
Shhh, don’t tell anyone that I am really more of an elitist 1% than Mitt Romney ever was …
Isn’t it amazing that the only time that Barack Obama took time off from golfing was to run for reelection. Says a lot about the individual on this President’s Day, doesn’t it? Where are the MSM outlets reporting that story? It is quite amazing that Obama does nothing but divide Americans with class warfare is actually part of the very people he wants those who vote for him to hate.
Barack Obama has kept the press well away this President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday) weekend (hat tip: Drudge Report) as he golfs with Tiger Woods in Florida. As Politico’s Dylan Byers writes:
Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, released a statement Sunday evening in which he said the press corps had been given no access to the president, who was joined on his outing by star golfer Tiger Woods, and that the WHCA would fight for greater transparency in the days ahead.
“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend,” Henry said in a statement, relayed in a White House pool report. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”
EXIT QUESTION: For the 99%, how many of you would be going mental if Mitt Romney had been taking yet another vacation on the tax payers dime with all of the dismal economic conditions presently going on in America? How come you do not hold Obama’s feet to the fire? You have a 1% president in office and you are too embarrassed and hypocritical to admit it.
This wasn’t the first time Woods and Obama golfed. Remember this classic ‘Golf Digest’ cover … “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Eman”.