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.
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”?
Economy Surges in America’s Low Tax, Energy Rich, Pro-Business Red State Growth Corridors … Obamanomics Disproved Yet Again
OBAMANOMICS: EPIC FAILURE …
It is no coincidence that “RED” states with energy rich, low taxes and less oppressive government regulation are showing an economic growth in the United States as liberal “blue” states like California and Massachusetts are not. The trends show that the U.S. economic future is dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast, spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida, and the Southeastern industrial belt. When businesses move to these areas for economic reasons, the people will follow. Imagine that, what a novel concept. Areas that are low in taxes, pro-business, energy rich states that are not afraid to unleash capitalism are a success. What do most all of the states have in common, they are “Red” states.
In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, some political commentators have written political obituaries of the “red” or conservative-leaning states, envisioning a brave new world dominated by fashionably blue bastions in the Northeast or California. But political fortunes are notoriously fickle, while economic trends tend to be more enduring.
These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.
Overall, these corridors account for 45% of the nation’s land mass and 30% of its population. Between 2001 and 2011, job growth in the Great Plains, the Intermountain West and the Third Coast was between 7% and 8%—nearly 10 times the job growth rate for the rest of the country. Only the Southeastern industrial belt tracked close to the national average.
More interesting data pointed out by Instapundit showing the migration of the population away from the high tax states. Their fear though is that will the migration of blue state liberals ruin the places to where they are going to as they have devastated the Northeast and states like California and Illinois. My personal opinion is no. The moochers and leeches will stay put looking for a government hands and entitlements. Those who are tired of the high taxes and liberal oppression are the ones who are looking for greener pastures. Or should I say “red” state pastures.
Since 2000, the Intermountain West’s population has grown by 20%, the Third Coast’s by 14%, the long-depopulating Great Plains by over 14%, and the Southeast by 13%. Population in the rest of the U.S. has grown barely 7%. Last year, the largest net recipients of domestic migrants were Texas and Florida, which between them gained 150,000. The biggest losers? New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told his audience: “For the First Time in My Life I Am Ashamed of My Country”. Limbaugh went on to say that he is tired of the same old politics of fear and the sky is falling fear tactics. Its the same stuff, the same threats, blame and arguments. All we do is just continue to spend more and more and no one wants to talk about the real issue … WE cannot afford to spend any more.
Here’s Rush Limbaugh comments from today’s show:
“Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being insulted? It just makes me ashamed.
“Seriously man, here we get worked up over 44 billion dollars – that’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year.”
Limbaugh added that the government would continue to spend more money this year than last year in spite of the sequester cuts.
“I’ve said the same things over and over for 25 years,” Limbaugh said, adding that it didn’t matter who was in power. “It’s the same stuff, it’s the same threats, it’s the same arguments, over and over nothing ever changes.”
“We just keep spending more money, we create more dependency, we get more and more irresponsible one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured,” Limbaugh added. “Except for the real crisis that nobody ever addresses
and that is we can’t afford it.”
Rush Limbaugh’s complete comments can be seen and read HERE.
You are not the only one who is ashamed Rush; however, I beat you to the punch … I was ashamed when America reelected this class warfare, community agitator President to a second term.
President Barack Obama and Democrat House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi believe that Washington DC does not have spending problem. However, it is obvious to a majority of Americans that Washington has a severe spending problem.
A Delusional San Fran Nan Pelosi Denies Federal Deficit Is Due To Spending Problem … “It is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem”
More genius from the LEFT …
This morning on FOX News Sunday, former Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Chris Wallace “it was almost a false argument to say the US has a spending problem.” That is correct, San Fran Nan actually said that the US did not have a spending problem. She not only said it once, she said it twice. Yea, no spending problem, that’s why the federal deficit has been over a trillion dollars every year since Obama has been in office. Could some one explain to me how these people are elected?
From The Hill:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday called sequestration “a bad idea all around” and urged a balance of spending cuts and closed tax loopholes to avoid it.
Pelosi rebuffed GOP calls for the sequester replacement to focus exclusively on targeting more spending cuts and entitlement reforms.
“It is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem that we have to address,” she told Fox News’s Chris Wallace on Sunday.
Pelosi added that the deficit and debt are at “immoral levels” and “must be reduced.”
“It isn’t as much a spending problem as much as it is priorities,” she said, arguing that tax subsidies were a better target than additional cuts that could hit programs such as education.
A recent FOX News poll indicated that 83% of Americans think that the federal government has a spending problem. Um, how did Obama win reelection again? How does Pelosi come up with such an idiotic statement and actually keep a straight face? Could the Botox have finally got to her brain, the Lonely Conservative seems to think so and with all that plastic surgery, it’s rather easy to keep a straight face. BTW House Minority Leader Pelosi, with all the money that we have spent on education, it has failed our children.
Posted February 10, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Thanks to Obamacare Smith & Nephew Orthopedics Laying Off 100 Workers Because of 2.3% Excise Tax on Medical Devices
Obamacare costs Americans more jobs …
The 100 employees who are being laid off at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics in Memphis, TN and Andover, MA can than President Barack Obama and Obamacare for their new found unemployment. The lay offs are being attributed to Obamacare and the excise tax was built into the Affordable Healthcare Act and took effect on January 1, 2013 that puts a 2.3% tax on medical devices. Just yet more brilliance from Barack Obama and the government take over of healthcare. With a poor economy and a jobs market that continues to struggle with job growth, Obama has done his part to make sure even more Americans lose their jobs. All in the name of taxes and increasing g revenue to pay fro his boondoggle called Obamacare.
I guess its kind of hard for you to keep your insurance and doctors like I promised if you lose your job, eh?
Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is laying off an estimated 100 employees in Memphis and Andover, Mass., citing the 2.3 percent excise tax on orthopedic device companies as the reason.
Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for Smith & Nephew, said the tax is impacting “a number of companies across the U.S.”
“Smith & Nephew is not immune from this added expense burden,” Metzger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites. The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”
Smith & Nephew employs an estimated 1,815 people in Memphis, according to Memphis Business Journal research. Metzger declined to reveal how many of the roughly 100 layoffs occurred in Memphis. A report in the Memphis Daily News, quoting anonymous sources, said there were 60 local jobs lost.
Just curious, if Obamacare is so affordable, why are people losing their jobs to pay for it?
PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson May Retire or Move from California After Democrats Rob Him of 62% of His Income
WELCOME TO BARACK OBAMA’S CLASS WARFARE WORLD … Is the Obama tax increase going to force golfer Phil Mickelson to retire, maybe.
In an interview with Forbes, PGA golfer Phil Mickelson stated that he may retire and/or move from California as Obama and Democrat tax increases now take more than 62% of his income. Thanks to Barack Obama, Democrats, Obamacare and the state of California, Mickelson will see far less money at years end. Due to the fiscal cliff bill, Mickelson will experience an increase in his top tax rate on ordinary income from 35% to 39.6%, and an increase in his top rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends from 15% to 20%. Also, because Obama allowed the expiration of the temporary 2% reduction in the payroll tax rate on the first $113,700 of self-employment income. Wait, there is more. Thanks to Obamacare, Mickelson will be liable for an additional 0.9% tax on his self-employment income and 3.8% tax on his net investment income after each exceeds $250,000. However, it does not stop there, the folks of California actually passed a proposition to increase taxes. In November, California passed Proposition 30, which increases the top income tax rate on resident millionaires to 13.3%.
Word is, Phil Mickelson is mad as hell about rising tax rates, and he’s not going to take it anymore. What follows is a brief portion of an interview Mickelson gave earlier today after carding a final-round 66 at the Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta – which I assure you, is not associated with the La Quinta next door to your local Denny’s – in which the golfer hinted that he is considering drastic career changes because of a combined tax rate nearing “62, 63 percent:”
Q. When you’re asked about Stricker’s semi-retirement, with the political situation the last couple months, blah, blah, blah, what did you mean by that? Do you find it an unsettling time in a way?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, it’s been an interesting offseason. And I’m going to have to make some drastic changes. I’m not going to jump the gun and do it right away, but I will be making some drastic changes.
Why wouldn’t one question working hard, entering as many tournaments as Phil does and being away from his family when between the feds and state they take more than 60% of his income. All this so Obama and the libs in California can redistribute his hard work to slackers. Makes all the sense in the world, those that work their tail off, to have the fruits of their labor given to those who don’t. Welcome to Obamaland.
Obama White House Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun Control … Would they Do the Same About the Debt?
Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama … This is nothing more than moral blackmail.
The “Exploiter” in Chief’s White House has released a letter from children pleading for gun control. Really Mr. President, is this the length of your grasp of the issue? You use children’s words because it plays into your anti-2nd Amendment, “imperial” president agenda? Just curious, would Obama release letters from children that criticize him for his deficit spending and year after year $1 trillion spending that has inflated the national debt to over $16 trillion? The debt is going to affect all future children, grand children and great grand children as opposed to the few who would ever be exposed to assault weapons. What about the lack of any job growth plan that has caused children’s parents to be continually on unemployment and food stamps? So I ask you America, who is more dangerous to our children, assault weapons or Barack Obama’s socialist, big government out of control spending agenda?
From The Weekly Standard:
The White House today released letters from little kids pleading for gun control, just hours before President Obama is to release a comprehensive proposal to limit guns and ammunition. The letters were released to the Associated Press in what appears to be a coordinated effort to help shape the narrative the day of Obama’s announcement.
“Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at their elementary school in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and asked President Barack Obama for ‘some changes in the laws with guns,’” the AP reports.
“It’s a free country but I recommend there needs (to) be a limit with guns,” Grant wrote in a letter dated Dec. 17. “Please don’t let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that.”
In the days after the shooting, children around the country had the same idea as Grant. They put their feelings about the massacre on paper and sent those letters to a receptive White House.
“I am writing to ask you to STOP gun violence,” wrote Tajeah, a 10-year-old from Georgia. “I am very sad about the children who lost their lives. So, I thought I would write to you to STOP gun violence.”
Maybe the Children who wrote to the president and are going to stand behind Obama when he puts forth his 19 executive orders today might want to learn the way in which a law is actually passed. As stated above, what if the children wrote Obama criticising Obamacare or Obama’s out of control debt? What if the children of America spoke out against Obama’s big government socialism and tax and spend policies? Any chance they would be released to the public?
Posted January 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Hey America, how’s that hopey-changey Obama payroll tax increase treating ya?
America, so you thought that Barack Obama and Democrats were just looking to raise taxes on the rich, eh? This past Friday when you received your pay check you realized otherwise. So many jealous and envious people were so caught up in Obama’s class warfare in taxing and punishing the so-called rich with a tax increase that they did not even consider that Obama was going to raise taxes on them too. Don’t say you were not warned.
Obama is laughing at the fact he was able to divert the attention of Americans away from the Obama payroll tax increase
As reported at Yahoo.com, say hello to the Obama payroll tax hike and goodbye to your hard earned money to the government. According to the Tax Policy Center, about 160 million workers pay this expired payroll tax that President Barack Obama cared little to extend during a terrible economic down turn. The increase will cost the average worker about $700 a year. The joke of a fiscal cliff bill contained no provisions to help the middle class avoid this 2% tax increase.
Americans are beginning to feel the pinch from Washington’s decision to embrace austerity measures aimed at bringing down the nation’s budget deficit.
Paychecks across the country have shrunk over the last week due to higher federal tax rates, and workers are already cutting back on spending, which will drag on the economy this year.
In Warren, Rhode Island, Ben DeCastro got his first paycheck on Friday in which taxes on his wages rose by 2 percentage points. That works out to about $30 a week.
“You sit back and do the calculation, and that’s $30 I’m not going to spend at a restaurant,” said DeCastro.
He said he worries that people hit by higher taxes will spend less at the chain of furniture stores where he works as a marketing manager.
Economists estimate the payroll tax hike will reduce household incomes by a collective $125 billion this year. Some households could reduce contributions to retirement accounts or other savings, but most are also expected to cut back on spending.
That alone could reduce economic growth this year by about 0.6 percentage point, said Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan in New York City.
“The headwind to growth should be noticeable,” he said.
House Democrat Minority Leader Pelosi Says Tax Hikes Must Be Part of Next Deficit Deal … Dems Look for Additional $1 Trillion in new Taxes in 2013
And you bought the notion that Democrats just wanted to tax the rich … Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the Democrats have not even yet started to tax “We the People”.
House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi says that tax hikes must be a part of the next fiscal deal. Hmm, they have already taxed the rich and now they are coming after the rest. Never forget that Democrats want to tax your dreams as well. Elections have consequences and sadly too many suckers bought Obama’s class warfare rhetoric and now ALL Americans will face tax increases.
From The Hill, Democrats want nothing to do with cutting back their wasteful and over the top spending, they just want to continually tax We the People . At some point the American people need to take the credit card away from these children.
Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending.
Democratic leaders have had little time to craft a new position for their party since passing a tax deal Tuesday that will raise $620 billion in revenue over the next ten years.
The emerging consensus, however, is that the next installment of deficit reduction should reach $2 trillion and about half of it should come from higher taxes.
This sets up tax reform as one of the biggest fights of the 113th Congress, which began on Thursday.
Republicans say tax reform should be revenue neutral. Additional revenues collected by eliminating or curbing tax breaks and deductions should be used to lower rates.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has dismissed the possibility of negotiating additional tax increases.