Oh, that's right — he's too busy trying to save the country from the fiscal cliff, which he created. Now he’s telling everyone what a disaster it's going to be for our country, and he's worrying about $680 billion in cuts from a budget of $3.6 trillion. They are not cuts, its just slowing the growth of government this year from 6 percent to 2percent. The cliff was his idea. He never thought it would happen.
He got Obamacare passed without one Republican vote, because he had control of the House and Senate. Now he wonders why the House will not work with him to pass his extreme leftist views. He bypasses Congress when it fits his agenda. He loves executive orders, and ordered 30 of them on gun control. Is it possible we have a dictator as president? Food for thought: Can anyone out there can afford to go to the store with gas prices at all-time highs? I wonder whose fault that is? Of course, George W. Bush. Hasn't he created all the problems we’re facing today?
and you will be pledging your allegiance to a communist flag
With just nine days until dreaded across-the-board federal spending cuts hit, President Obama yesterday resorted to scare tactics to sell his plan that would instead raise taxes on the rich again.
Obama warned that the looming cuts would increase unemployment and jeopardize military readiness and public safety — and even set criminals free.
“FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go,” proclaimed Obama, who was flanked by police, firefighters and other first responders at a White House event.
He said the $85 billion in cuts for the current year and $1.2 trillion over a decade, known as the sequester, would strike like a “meat cleaver.”
Half of the cuts would hit the Pentagon.
Obama and Congress created the sequester in 2011 to force a budget compromise to reduce the federal debt, now at $16.5 trillion. They still couldn’t make a deal.
“Air-traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks . . . Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids.”
House Republicans passed two bills last year that would replace the sequester with other cuts. Obama opposed them.
“My door is open,” insisted Obama. “I am willing to work with anybody to get this job done.”
Doug Heye, spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) fired back on Twitter: “President says his door is open, but he’s spent more time in 2013 with Tiger Woods than with all congressional Republicans.”
Originally posted by johngrissom
I'am not a 100% Republican supporter nor Democrat.
Obama supporters and those alike, it is YOUR FAULT!
Originally posted by Britguy
More Left / Right nonsense!
When did any incoming administration ever repeal or roll back the unpopular or insane legislation that the previous one was supposedly voted out for?
All the Left / Right idiocy is nothing more than a construct to keep the sheeple from uniting against the whole damn lot in an organised fashion. Keep the people divided and they remain safe in their ivory towers! What's sad though is that so many people seem blinded by all the media fed BS and partisan nonsense, and are not able to look at the bigger problem of career politicians milking the system and answering to big money and corporations, but never the voters.
It's the same everywhere that we have a mainly 2 party system with career politicians. The leadership are always groomed by the big money interests behind the curtain and are NOT chosen by the people. The lower ranks will simply vote along the party line in order to hopefully climb the political ladder and get a piece of the action from the lobbyists and "special interest" money.
Simply blaming the current man at the top is pointless and ignores the fact that many of the things being done on his watch, have actually been building up and planned way before he ever got there. Continuing bailouts, increasing warfare, corporate and banking crimes and non-prosecution are covered by the members of both main parties, and have been the way for a lot longer than the current administration and president have been in power.