Comments on: Can GOP blame Obama for the sequester? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 4ngry4merican http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70996 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:08:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70996 “The spending cuts are Obama’s fault because he refuses to cut spending!!”

Do you Rs have any idea how incredibly stupid you sound?

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70974 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70974 Bob Woodward’s article in the Washington Post today (23 Feb) tells that Jack Lew, the Obama pick for SecTreas, was one of the major proponents of the “sequester” drama.

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By: bobpenn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70956 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:14:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70956 They all agreed to it, but Obama pushed for it; so yes they can blame Obama more than others.
Obama’s budgets were so bad not even a single Democrat voted for them. The Democrat Senate has not passed a budget in four years. It is useless to talk about reducing the debt when socialist Democrats are in charge.

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By: xyz2055 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70911 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:30:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70911 The Republican’s claim the president refuses to discuss spending cuts (after he organized 3 separate bi-partisan committees to cut spending in his 1st term). But it’s his fault that we will cut 2.4% in spending on 1 March? The Republican’s ran on a campaign of increasing Defense spending and more tax breaks for the richest in 2012? That would actually add more to the debt. Is there some kind of valid point the Republicans are trying to make in all of this double talk?

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By: Burns0011 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70909 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:45:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70909 There IS a spending problem. The spending problem is entirely and completely on the Senate and the House. Because all the President can ever do is say “Here’s what the government needs to spend to keep up with the laws and regulations and responsibilities that Congress has laid upon them.”

It’s up to the House and the Senate to actually pass a budget and appropriations, and ever since Reagan, Congress has been spending money it didn’t have. Reagan took the slight *surplus* and the USA’s position as the worlds leading *lender*, and reversed it. And successive Congress’ have since turned the USA into the world’s biggest *debtor.*

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By: Pilgrim1620 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70906 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:09:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70906 The President is grandstanding again. He got his increased taxes on those rich, evil SOBs but he doesn’t believe that there’s a spending problem. He’s counting on the fact that his “tax the rich” BS still has legs. His idea of compromise is “My way or the highway.”
Of course the sequester will hit only those government functions that are necessary (police, fire, teachers, military preparedness, etc.) How about the overhead costs of the EPA, DOE, etc.

Hold tight all you who voted for him. Recently Howard Dean (remember him?) said clearly that “everyone is going to have to pay more taxes.” Welcome to the redistribution of wealth!

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By: GOPisbs http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70905 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:54:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70905 You can bet they will try!

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By: Marcuscassius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70904 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:03:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70904 As far as I can see the president is bending over backward. the GOP isn’t eve trying. The pres. had a good idea. The GOP? Nuthin. The still want all the breaks. the breaks are all for corps and the rich or they just say NO. They always say no, unless it gets something for the richest. It’s like they want to set up little baronies and dukedoms. They want total control of the treasury. they talk about fiscal responsibility but they spend like drunken sailors when they get the purse strings. Almost the entirety of the debt is Republican caused. Why should we listen to them ever? They need to be voted out.

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By: Marcuscassius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70903 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:59:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70903 I am interested. Two thirds of the comments above were written in the same hand. Same style. Same verbiage. Same vocabulary. Different names. many of the rest are the same style over and over. Why would three or four guys get together to write the same things in the same ways over and over, then just leave?

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By: Yashmak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/19/can-gop-blame-obama-for-the-sequester/#comment-70902 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:55:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18087#comment-70902 The Republicans should easily be able to pin it on Obama. He’s the one who proposed the cuts in the first place, and also said that he would veto ANY attempt to circumvent them.

The sequestration cuts belong to Obama.

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