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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte blasted President Obama Monday for purportedly failing to lead on preventing cuts to defense spending set to take effect early next year absent Congressional action.


www.washingtontimes.com...

Well, well, well. How's that supercommittee working out for you Obama. You need to show leadership and where is Obama right now? Probably giving some speech in some liberal state so that he can raise some money while people in Congress have to decide what to do about the defense budget... Despite where you stand on the issue of our defense budget you should be aware that its the President's job to oversee these decisions...




posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Check the calender,
www.whitehouse.gov...


edit on 023131p://bMonday2012 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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The Super-committee had one stated goal - make spending cuts or else the Pentagon budget would get trimmed.

The Super-committe FAILED in it's one goal. Now the Republicans on the Super-committee are trying to backtrack on those spending cuts.

Obama isn't the one who is MIA, it's the members of the Super-committee who are and have been MIA.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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Maybe he doesn't think stopping defense cuts is paramount, and personally when all else is considered, I don't think stopping defense cuts is the priority. These cuts are where we should begin, imo, and that is not from a dreaded liberal perspective, but from someone seeking common sense, without partisan opinion.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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If only they would hold these meetings on a golf course so Obama could attend. The nerve!



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77



Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte blasted President Obama Monday for purportedly failing to lead on preventing cuts to defense spending set to take effect early next year absent Congressional action.


www.washingtontimes.com...

Well, well, well. How's that supercommittee working out for you Obama. You need to show leadership and where is Obama right now? Probably giving some speech in some liberal state so that he can raise some money while people in Congress have to decide what to do about the defense budget... Despite where you stand on the issue of our defense budget you should be aware that its the President's job to oversee these decisions...


The election is in about 3 months.

Bye....bye...Obama.

Attacking American Exceptionalism was incredibly stupid.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by jjf3rd77
 

Maybe he doesn't think stopping defense cuts is paramount, and personally when all else is considered, I don't think stopping defense cuts is the priority. These cuts are where we should begin, imo, and that is not from a dreaded liberal perspective, but from someone seeking common sense, without partisan opinion.


I agree. A major fail of the Super Committee would be a GREAT THING!! It should rightfully put egg on both party's faces, because the super committee was a stupid and worthless compromise in the first place. They only created the ridiculous thing in the first place, because both parties refused to see the logic in what the other side was proposing. They compromised on taking the worst of the Dem plan along with the worst of the Rep plan, and then setting up the super committee to oversee the failure of the whole thing.

They should have taken the stiff Republican spending cuts, and they should have taken the Democrat plan on letting the tax cuts expire, and they should have refused to raise the debt ceiling ,and they should have stayed in session until they got a balanced budget hammered out.

I hope the whole damn things falls apart in their hands.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Obama will be the next president, doesnt matter what he does or how much you/we complain about it..



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by jjkenobi
If only they would hold these meetings on a golf course so Obama could attend. The nerve!


Between golf rounds and fund-raising parties, what do people expect! Sheesh. Do you know how long it takes to play 18 holes of golf with four or five of your buddies?!



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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The defense budget does not need any cuts.

It's the offense budget that needs a bit of a trim.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer

The Super-committee had one stated goal - make spending cuts or else the Pentagon budget would get trimmed.
Maybe they all took a day off, without pay.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready

Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by jjf3rd77
 

Maybe he doesn't think stopping defense cuts is paramount, and personally when all else is considered, I don't think stopping defense cuts is the priority. These cuts are where we should begin, imo, and that is not from a dreaded liberal perspective, but from someone seeking common sense, without partisan opinion.


I agree. A major fail of the Super Committee would be a GREAT THING!! It should rightfully put egg on both party's faces, because the super committee was a stupid and worthless compromise in the first place. They only created the ridiculous thing in the first place, because both parties refused to see the logic in what the other side was proposing. They compromised on taking the worst of the Dem plan along with the worst of the Rep plan, and then setting up the super committee to oversee the failure of the whole thing.

They should have taken the stiff Republican spending cuts, and they should have taken the Democrat plan on letting the tax cuts expire, and they should have refused to raise the debt ceiling ,and they should have stayed in session until they got a balanced budget hammered out.

I hope the whole damn things falls apart in their hands.


Their long term goal is to push through a nationwide Value Added Tax.

All the socialists have been doing is copying the system in the UK.

BTW, have you heard the NHS is rationing care. No more knee and hip surgeries.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77



Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte blasted President Obama Monday for purportedly failing to lead on preventing cuts to defense spending set to take effect early next year absent Congressional action.


www.washingtontimes.com...

Well, well, well. How's that supercommittee working out for you Obama. You need to show leadership and where is Obama right now? Probably giving some speech in some liberal state so that he can raise some money while people in Congress have to decide what to do about the defense budget... Despite where you stand on the issue of our defense budget you should be aware that its the President's job to oversee these decisions...


Actually, Obama created the bipartisan panel that was supposed to come up with an alternative to defense spending cuts, and it was the REPUBLICAN side of the panel that refused to discuss any options that didn't include massively unfunded tax breaks for rich Americans, which led to the triggerring of the cuts to the defense department instead, something that REPUBLICANS agreed to to get their extension on the Bush tax cuts for richest Americans.

John McCain and Kelly Ayote, as well as the OP, need to get their facts straight before attempting to rewrite history.

Some of us remember what actually happened.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by Zarniwoop
The defense budget does not need any cuts.

It's the offense budget that needs a bit of a trim.


Hear hear. US defense department outspends the next 10-15 countries on the "top spenders" list COMBINED, depending on who you ask.

The US military has never actually succeeded in stopping an attack on the USA, any attacks that have been stopped have been stopped by US Intelligence services, which are CIVILIAN agencies.

US Defense Department is not interested in anything other than offensive combat.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies

Originally posted by jjf3rd77



Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte blasted President Obama Monday for purportedly failing to lead on preventing cuts to defense spending set to take effect early next year absent Congressional action.


www.washingtontimes.com...

Well, well, well. How's that supercommittee working out for you Obama. You need to show leadership and where is Obama right now? Probably giving some speech in some liberal state so that he can raise some money while people in Congress have to decide what to do about the defense budget... Despite where you stand on the issue of our defense budget you should be aware that its the President's job to oversee these decisions...


Actually, Obama created the bipartisan panel that was supposed to come up with an alternative to defense spending cuts, and it was the REPUBLICAN side of the panel that refused to discuss any options that didn't include massively unfunded tax breaks for rich Americans, which led to the triggerring of the cuts to the defense department instead, something that REPUBLICANS agreed to to get their extension on the Bush tax cuts for richest Americans.

John McCain and Kelly Ayote, as well as the OP, need to get their facts straight before attempting to rewrite history.

Some of us remember what actually happened.


The SuperDuper Committee was - unconstitutional -.

It was doomed to fail the moment they started it.


The parts of the SuperDuper Committee i saw looked like a Saturday Night Live skit.


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The Tea Party will give the GOP control of the White House, the US Senate and

more members in the House.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77



Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte blasted President Obama Monday for purportedly failing to lead on preventing cuts to defense spending set to take effect early next year absent Congressional action.


www.washingtontimes.com...

Well, well, well. How's that supercommittee working out for you Obama. You need to show leadership and where is Obama right now? Probably giving some speech in some liberal state so that he can raise some money while people in Congress have to decide what to do about the defense budget... Despite where you stand on the issue of our defense budget you should be aware that its the President's job to oversee these decisions...


I see someone actually still believes in the left/right paradigm.

-HOW'S THAT WORKING OUT FOR YOU???-

Romney/Obama = Goldman and Sachs.

You need to grow up and look at the trends around you. Liberals aren't the problem...POLITICIANS are the problem. Liberals AND CONSERVATIVES just help to enable the stupidity.
edit on 30-7-2012 by Serenity777 because: to add...



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by Zarniwoop
The defense budget does not need any cuts.

It's the offense budget that needs a bit of a trim.


You took the words right out of my mouth, good sir!

While you all banter over Republicans and Democrats - you fail to realize that none if this has anything to do with Defense.

And who is surprised about the President? Why? The military runs this country. The rest is a blame game and a very destructive reality show.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Zarniwoop
The defense budget does not need any cuts.

It's the offense budget that needs a bit of a trim.


Actually, that is what Ron Paul said during one of the debates. He tried to clarify the difference between military spending and defense spending. The majority of our defense spending doesn't even go to the military. There are plenty of places to cut defense spending without direclty impacting the safety of our troops. Of course, that type of intellectual conversation is not a hit at debates, and not a hit on MSM, and doesn't win any votes, its a lot easier to just pound on the war drums and scream, "IRAN IS BAD!"



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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We are never going to be be able to find common sense solutions for our problems if we are not willing to stop using personal politics to place blame on the other side.

This is not just Obama's fault. We can also blame:

Democrats
Republicans
Independents
Liberals
Moderates
Conservatives
Tea Party
Occupy supporters
Lobbyists
Corporations
Jesus
Mark Wahlberg and on and on......

We all have skin in this game and not only are we all affected by the bad decisions our leadership makes, all of us are to blame for whom sits in elected office.

To play this "left vs. right" game does nothing but detract from real issues and only serves to delay in finding the solutions.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by queenofswords

Originally posted by jjkenobi
If only they would hold these meetings on a golf course so Obama could attend. The nerve!


Between golf rounds and fund-raising parties, what do people expect! Sheesh. Do you know how long it takes to play 18 holes of golf with four or five of your buddies?!


Like 4 or 5 cowards....I mean hours.




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