President Barack Obama Upset with Bi-Partisan Vote to Fix Flight Delays Caused by Sequestration … Calls it “Irresponsible Way to Govern”
It is safe to say that Barack Obama’s sequestration, attempt to back the GOP in a corner and cave to his tax hike demands and blame Republicans for sequestration has been a total failure. So much so that Obama is seen as miffed that Congress acted in a bi-partisan manner.
Finally there has been bi-partisanship in Washington, DC and President Obama is upset about it. 202 Republicans and 159 Democrats voted for the plan to prevent flight delays at US airports across the country so not to cause an undo burden on the American people. However, Obama is none too please as obvious he was willing to cause more pain and suffering on ‘We the People” as opposed to a right thinking and common sense approach by an overwhelming majority of both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate. But as Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, stated the Obama administration purposely wanted to inflict pain on the public through flight delays. It is safe to say that Obama does not want to govern this country, he wants to cause constant dissention, division and agitation. That is what this president is about, to create constant bickering among the people and even gets upset when both the Democrats and republicans come together to pass a fix to flight delays caused by his sequestration.
Weekly Republican Address 4/27/13: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
“There are some in the Obama administration who thought inflicting pain on the public would give the president more leverage to avoid making necessary spending cuts, and to impose more tax hikes on the American people,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during the Republican weekly address.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began furloughing employees this week, including air traffic controllers, as a part of automatic budget cuts required by the sequester. The furloughs resulted in long flight delays for passengers across the country.
The White House said the law forced the FAA to furlough the employees, but Shuster argued the administration had more flexibility.
As reports at Yahoo News, Obama stated that he would sign the bill, but it is an “irresponsible way to govern”. No sir, your actions as president have been a prime example of an irresponsible way to govern. In fact, if this president actually acted like a leader and did something that was in the countries best interest, it would be a miracle. TPM says, Dems Cave On FAA Sequestration Cuts, Flight Delays . Why don’t we call it that Democrats did not want to see the public suffer just to make political points? Too bad Barack Obama did not have the same common sense and convictions.
By agreeing to provide special treatment to air travelers, Democrats eliminated a major source of public pressure to address sequestration in its entirety, and created a precedent that sequestration’s consequences ought to be addressed by moving funds around — not by raising the revenue, which is fiercely opposed by Republicans.
The legislation leaves in place sequestration’s domestic spending cuts, which disproportionately impact the poor, and its defense cuts which have significantly reduced government purchases.
In a memo to House Republicans Friday, Majority Leader Eric Cantor basked in victory.
Barack Obama is undoubtedly the worst US president of modern times. This is truly priceless coming from the Obama administration who has pissed away more tax payer dollars on picking winner and losers of “green” energy companies. Actually, they have pretty much only picked losers. As reported at CNN, President Barack Obama and some Capitol Hill Democrats complained that Washington was now unwisely picking winners and losers after congressional inaction on deficit reduction earlier this year triggered $85 billion in government-wide spending cuts.
The bloom is off the Obama rose now that Democrats do not have to support him for another presidential run …
Former Vermont governor, Democrat presidential candidate and DNC Chair Howard Dean has threatened to leave the Democrat party over Barack Obama’s proposed budget. Dean stated, “I just think that’s unacceptable. If this passed I would have to reevaluate if I belong in the Democratic Party. If this were passed with Democratic votes, I think it would be impossible to be Democrat.” Does Obama’s budget have a chance of passing and getting Democrat votes, Dean does not think so. Folks on the LEFT are calling this Dean’s Obama scream. If Howie leaves the Democrat party, there is always the socialist party for him to turn to.
Howard Dean has had it with President Obama’s budget proposal, saying the plan put forward by the White House might just drive him from the Democratic Party he once led as DNC chair.
On Sunday night, Dean tweeted that the restoration of some defense sequestration cuts contained in Obama’s budget proposal were a step too far when coupled with the president’s entitlement cut proposal that progressives like Dean are already livid about.
“If this is true I may have to become an independant [sic],” Dean wrote, before linking to an April 10 article by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Josh Green.
NewBusters asks, Will the media notice this story? Whether they wish to or not, there is a civil war a brewing in the Democrat party.
Obama’s doom and gloom, Chicken Little, the sky is falling sequestration rants are coming home to roost …
The Daily Caller reports that the Obama regime scolded their “lapdog” media for failing to cover the pain that the White House went out of their way to ensure would happen due to sequestration. How dare the media, who has acted as a propaganda tool for Obama, not also report on the faux pain of sequestration. White House mouth piece Jay the Carney claimed that the WH did not mislead the public on sequestration. Carney became defensive when challenged by the media of what became of past statements from the Obama administration on the horrors that would occur due to sequestration? What else would we expect from this thin skinned, divisive and truth-challenged administration?
White House spokesman Jay Carney lamented during a press conference Tuesday that the media are not covering the sequester’s “impacts on real people.”
“The impacts are real,” Carney insisted during an exchange with Fox News’ Ed Henry, “and they effect real people. And I know that there hasn’t been a lot of coverage of the impacts on real people.”
Henry was pressing Carney on why the Obama administration had originally told reporters that the sequester would pull 5,000 border patrol agents off the border, only to announce Monday that the agency had reconsidered the decision for the short-term.
Obama and his minions just cannot comprehend that the media is not making up stories to fit Obama’s narrative on sequestration. From past actions from the propagandists media, there is a part of me that finds this humorous as well that the MSM has drawn a line in the sand as well.
Just curious … what are exactly the cut backs for Obama due to sequestration, actually doing work for the American people?
President Barack Obama was booed when his mug was displayed on the huge screen at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. during the NCAA Elite 8 game between Syracuse and Marquette. A little more than have the crowd booed while some cheered after they realized the Bracketologist in Chief was being dissed. Rather interesting that Obama was booed in of all places DC. So why so many boos, other than the obvious failed job as president? Maybe because his final 4 picks, No. 1 seeds Louisville and Indiana, No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 3 seed Florida are in deep trouble except for the obvious pick of Louisville. Indiana and Ohio St have already lost, the Gators are presently losing 25-15 to Michigan. Or Maybe they booed, because if you watch the following VIDEO, Obama seems to put more effort in his NCAA College basketball picks that he does the US budget, job growth, debt reduction or unemployment. Or maybe it is because Obama has closed the White House tours from “We the People” citing Secret Service sequester cutbacks, yet he has no trouble making sure there is enough in the budget for Obama to attend a tournament game, play golf or have his kids go on multiple spring break vacations.
One would have expected a friendlier crowd for the President, but there are still several possible explanations for the boos. Obama and his White House team had supported Georgetown (Syracuse’s rival) in the past, and the President had forecast Indiana (who was eliminated by Syracuse) to win the East Regional and go on to win the national title, for example. Or, perhaps they booed because POTUS had gone to the game with Secret Service agents while the White House remains closed to tours.
It was quite a busy day for Obama as he did none of the work of the American people, NOT! First playing golf with his buds and then attending the NCAA Elite tournament game. What he do later that night, play on-line games with Pelosi and Reid?
Just in case some of you think that the above video is false, Twitter exploded when Obama was booed yesterday. Mark Packer, the Host of College Sports Today on SiriusXM tweeted the following. Also, CBS tweets as well that Obama was met with jeers and cheers.
President Barack Obama Back on the Golf Course … Take First Post Sequestration Round of Golf on Easter Weekend
Neither rain, nor snow, nor high unemployment, nor record number of Americans on food stamps, nor putting brave Americans in harms way of war, nor sequestration will prevent Barack Obama from playing golf.
In yet one more example of sequestration for thee, not for me, President Barack Obama was back on the links playing golf. President Obama went golfing Saturday afternoon with friend and Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt and White House staffers Michael Brush and Marvin Nicholson. Despite forcing others to sacrifice, forcing some to lose their jobs and be furloughed, Obama is business as usual playing golf. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was recently asked whether President Obama was going to cut back on his lavish vacations and golf outings. Carney dodged the question of course, I guess we know why. The answer is of course no … cut backs or only for others, not for Obama.
President Obama went back to the links Saturday for the first time in a month, in spite of calls by Republicans to stop playing golf due to the government’s automatic budget cuts.
Mr. Obama played his 115th round of golf as president at Joint Base Andrews, a military base in suburban Maryland, taking a motorcade from the White House to the course. It’s the first time he’s played golf since the budget cuts took effect March 1.
The president’s foursome included longtime friend Marty Nesbit, and White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush.
In February, Mr. Obama played a round of golf with Tiger Woods at an exclusive resort in Florida, but hasn’t been golfing at Andrews since December.
The White House continues to be closed to tours to America’s children, but the golf courses remain open to Barack Obama.
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.
Sequestration = Obama Spring Vacation … As Barack Obama Makes Sure American Kids Cannot Visit the White House, Its Spring Break in the Bahamas For Obama’s Daughters
SEQUESTRATION FOR THEE, NOT FOR ME … SO SAYS BARACK OBAMA.
It is simply amazing just how arrogant, selfish and vindictive President Barack Obama truly is. Obama made sure that there will be no public tours of the White House for American school children due to the sequester; however, as stated by the Lonely Conservative, the sequester cuts do not apply to the Obama daughters. Far be it from Obama to lead by example or to partake in the shared sacrifice that he so often tells us that we should do. As reported at Breitbart, Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned.
A source tipped Breitbart News off to the First Daughters’ spring vacation, which was not publicly announced or reported.
Breitbart subsequently confirmed President Barack Obama’s daughters’ trip with other sources. Both the White House and the Atlantis resort declined to confirm the report or comment, but another guest provided a photograph of Sasha and Malia at the resort.
Obama: “If Everyone Took An Attitude Of ‘Shared Sacrifice’ We Can Solve Our Debt” … Maybe Obama could start with himself?
Isn’t that special? As Barack Obama prevents school children from visiting the White House and going on a White House tour in his vile and reprehensible act to try and inflict pain upon the American public under the guise of sequestration, his children are allowed to go on a tax payer funded vacation. Where is that shared sacrifice again Barack? This president is nothing more than an abject disgrace,
Democrats, Lost in Smallness …
Via the Washington Times, Democrat controlled Senate votes to keep the White House tours closed. So much for the White House being the “People’s” House. It must just be for the Democrat privileged elites and lobbyists. And of course the special, beautiful people who will attend Michelle Obama’s birthday. Because why should we let the St. Paul’s 6th graders from Waverly, Iowa tour the White House. How petty is this president and Democrats to try and score political points at the expense of children and “We the People”. The smallness of Barack Obama is without bounds.
Senators voted Wednesday to make the first significant changes to the budget sequesters, shifting money to keep slaughterhouse inspectors on the job full time but refusing to rearrange money to reopen the White House for public tours.
The votes came as the Senate debated and passed a bill to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year — sending it back to the House for final expected approval later this week and averting a government shutdown.
In the end, it’s never about “We the People”.
SHAMELESS EXPLOITATION … Harry Reid Implies Sequestration Caused Explosion That Killed 7 Marines In Nevada (VIDEO)
SHAMEFUL, SIMPLY SHAMEFUL … DEMOCRATS USE THE DEATH OF SEVEN US MARINES FOR THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA.
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid implies that sequestration was responsible for seven US Marines killed in Nevada. Far be it from Democrats to not exploit a tragedy for their own political agenda. Yesterday, on the Senate floor this morning, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) had the audacity to imply the explosion that killed seven Marines at an ammunitions depot in Hawthorne, NV was due to the “cutting back in training and maintenance” because of sequester.
Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.
The VIDEO is available at Real Clear Politics.
Do Democrats have any shame? Seven American Marines are dead and the top ranking Democrat Senator could not even wait for the names of these American heroes to be announced and he was using their death for politician gain. This is just one of many examples of how Democrats have played politics with the sequestration. Needless to say, the US Marines are furious with US Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). How are individuals like this voted back into office? Could Democrats get any lower than to politicize the death of America’s bravest who risk their lives to defend our freedom and liberties?
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.