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Government
Sequester may [I say again may] exclude DoD intelligence personnel
The article notes that the furlough for the current year will be $4 to $5 billion for DoD; that's out of a ~$525 billion base budget. While much of that gets committed in various ways, we're still talking about 1 percent of total spending. For this we're going to furlough all or most personnel, gnash our teeth and rend our garments, Mr. President?

Bring. It. On.

Let's just see how that works.

Reminds me of an old joke of how you could cut the federal budget: wait for the next DC snowstorm (should be soon). Everyone in DC panics at the first hint of snow, of course, so go on TV and announce that because of the snowstorm, all non-essential personnel can stay home.

After the storm passes, fire all the people who didn't show up to work -- they're not essential, after all.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2013 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top||

#1  This may have just been released.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2013 15:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Gee, back in the 70s when Congress failed to approve authorization for DoD (repeatedly month after month living on a continuing resolution, which itself went beyond being approved by payday too), we were told to report for work regardless and just hope that sometime in the month they'd get around to paying anyone, so anyone and their families could pay their bills and buy food.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/27/2013 16:59 Comments || Top||

#3  I remember that, come payday we (Navy)Were "Paid" By voucher, redeemable when the congress approved, fortunately the Congress DID approve, by next payday, Didn't miss any cash.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/27/2013 19:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Never say never ...

The US Debt has suppos risen US$5.0Trilyuhn every year since the Bammer has been in office.
As per DEBTCLOCK.ORG, the US National Debt was under US$16.61 as of late afternoon yesterday Guam time - this means that the US National Debt could be over US$21.0Trilyuhn by EOY 2013 = January 1st, 2014, sum that most Perts didn't expect the US to achieve until circa 2020-2022.
IT COULD BE AS HIGH AS US$46.0TRILYUHN BY 2020.

IS US INTEL AT RISK OF CUTS - OH YES, IT IS.

* FYI IIRC FREEREPUBLIC > [Weekly Standard] BUDGET CUTS COULD FORCE US ARMY AND MARINES TO REDUCE TROOP LEVELS BY 200,000.

* TOPIX > [Hamilton Spectator] CANADA WAITING TO SEE IFF BORDER PACT UNDERMINED BY US BUDGET CUTS.

Unless something changes, the US won't have to ability to oppose Iran andor China, etal. + still meet geopol, international obligations + planning requirements NO MATTER ANY RHETORIC TO THE CONTRARY.

IFF THE US CAN'T EFFEC SECURE ITS OWN NORTHERN BORDER WID CANADA, AKA A CANADA WHERE VIOLENT PRO-JIHAD ISLAMIST MILTERR GROUPS, CELLS + NETWORKS, ARE INCREASINGLY SETTING UP SHOP FOR PURPOSES OF TERROR, HOW CAN IT TAKE EFFEC MILACTION AGZ IRAN ANDOR CHINA, ETAL. OVERSEAS IN [Treaty]SUPPORT OF ALLIES???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/27/2013 23:34 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Woodward: Obama Exhibiting 'A Kind of Madness I Haven't Seen in a Long Time'
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward continues to break ranks with his Obama-loving colleagues by holding the President's feet to the fire concerning the looming budget sequester.
One finds integrity in some of the unlikeliest places sometimes, but I'll take it and endorse it whenever and wherever I see it...
Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama's decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was "a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time"
Video at the link with transcript and commentary
Posted by: tipper || 02/27/2013 13:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top||

#1  What I want to know is why it took so long for these geniuses to see through our current Grifter-in-Chief. Nearly half of us sussed it out on day one.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/27/2013 13:55 Comments || Top||

#2  SteveS, I have a sneaking suspicion that the geniuses did see through this poltroon early on. BUT, they never could talk themselves into believing that he'd be this bad because they couldn't get past the rose colored tint of their ideological spectacles.

They wanted to believe so badly that they ignored what their eyes and brain were telling them.
Posted by: Alanc || 02/27/2013 14:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Also a lot of these geniuses believe what Obama believes, so they still see him as the light bringer.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/27/2013 14:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Hear, hear, AC. Admitting Obama is scum, is admitting their core beliefs---the staff they use to define themselves---is wrong.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2013 14:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe the Captian of the USS Truman should turn it around and run it right up the Potomoc.
Posted by: airandee || 02/27/2013 15:57 Comments || Top||

#6  IMHO Tyrant Barry is a full blown nutter. I really think his view of the world bears only some semblance of reality.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Halliburton Lost Drill Bit Division || 02/27/2013 16:33 Comments || Top||

#7  He's not a nutter. He's doing this crap on purpose. He WANTS to destroy this country. He wants a post American world.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/27/2013 16:55 Comments || Top||

#8  The market has been strong the past couple of days. I'm going out on a limb here, but it would appear the market likes the idea of a sequester.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2013 16:58 Comments || Top||

#9  When I read this I wondered where Woodward had seen this kind of madness in the past.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/27/2013 17:00 Comments || Top||

#10  I had the same thought John, but I think I already know.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2013 17:02 Comments || Top||

#11  When I read this I wondered where Woodward had seen this kind of madness in the past.

Saddam's Iraq? Gaddafi's Libya?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/27/2013 19:16 Comments || Top||

#12  BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-obama-sequester-white-house-reporting-price-politics-2013-2#ixzz2M9JBR7n4

My guess: ValJar....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 02/27/2013 19:26 Comments || Top||

#13  Well, this is who you're dealing with...

Posted by: tu3031 || 02/27/2013 22:12 Comments || Top||


Illegal immigrants set free from detention centers as sequester approaches
The sequester is officially still three days away, but the Obama administration already is making the first cuts, with officials confirming that the Homeland Security Department already has released several hundred illegal immigrants from detention in order to save money.

Posted by: Uncle Phester || 02/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top||

#1  Yup, Obama wants us to think the worst, well Obama we think the worst , OF YOU, (I can't WAIT UNTILL HE'S IMPEACHED)
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/27/2013 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Rest assured the Admin still wants to take away Amer's guns AMAP.

As for impeachment, its NOT gonna happen unless something akin to the 1960's Valachi hearings takes place. The way things stand currently, AFAIS McCain etal. have N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

The Bammer neeeds to be subpoenaed, as well as others inside the deep abysses of DepState, DOJ + USDOD. ANY LINKS BETWEEN BEGHAZI + "FAST-N-FURIOUS II" IN LIBYA, SYRIA - OR NON-EXISTENCE OF SAME- MUST BE VERIFIED.

THUS FAR MCCAIN + BOYZ JUST KEEP ASKING WIMPY QUESTIONS.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/27/2013 1:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Communist bastid!
Posted by: Albemarle Spomomble1306 || 02/27/2013 2:16 Comments || Top||

#4  So, he does it in one big photo opportunity, rather than stealthy day to day. Big deal. Catch and Release(tm) has been the modus operandi of DHS and ICE for five years. They're just not hiding it anymore.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/27/2013 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  A slight update:

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the illegals aliens, who do not abide by the rule of law, and who undercut the wages of all lawful citizens.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/27/2013 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess putting them on greyhound busses and sending their asses across the border was too expensive. Cut one congresscritter's pay and you'd have the funds.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 02/27/2013 10:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Despicable and traitorous scum.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/27/2013 10:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Everyone of these pogs in the administration should give up their chauffered limos, security details, and vacations in the name of austerity. Congress should only meet once every two years such as in Texas in the interest of damage control.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/27/2013 10:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Tin pot dictator in every sense of the word, and he's dragging us all down to his level.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/27/2013 10:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Communist bastid! THERE, I said it again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2013 10:51 Comments || Top||

#11  This is the same kind of crap all municipalities and most states do when they have a budget shortfall - threaten the critical items (like Defense, Border Security, etc...) to force higher taxes to save their pet projects (Welfare, ObumbleCare, etc...).

The first thing that should be cut is any and all 'earmark' spending - that is almost total waste. Then start chopping anything the Federal government is doing that it has no authority to do (in other words enforce the 10th Admendment): Education, Environment Protection, FDA, ObamaCare, Health and Human Services, Welfare.

The absolute last things which should be cut is Defense - including Border Security (which is essentially what this is all about).
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/27/2013 11:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Agreed CrazyFool.
Posted by: Chesney Smith9457 || 02/27/2013 11:37 Comments || Top||

#13  Did he give them cell phones too?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/27/2013 11:42 Comments || Top||

#14  Probably signed them up for Welfare, SSI, and registered them to vote before cutting them loose.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/27/2013 11:51 Comments || Top||

#15  Might as well arm them too. Ya know, to find out where they go.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/27/2013 12:17 Comments || Top||

#16  It is my understanding that the National Guard can be called up by State Governors for domestic emergencies.

My understanding is that the number of illegals/criminals being released by Obama's Department of Homeland Security, a cabinet level department that Obama is molding into a group that could counter the National Guard, the number of illegals being released by the DHS is 10,000.

The proper approach is for Governors to call up the guard to apprehend the illegals. Followed up with the writing of articles of impeachment.
Posted by: Dino Shomomp7692 || 02/27/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#17  Classic commie move right out of Castro's playbook.

Round them back up and drop them off in front of sasha and malika's school
Posted by: airandee || 02/27/2013 13:03 Comments || Top||

#18  He's creating a colossal train wreck that he will jump in and "fix" with an Executive Order.

Betcha!
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2013 13:30 Comments || Top||

#19  Embarrassingly amaturish. Even people not paying attention will get it.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra9196 || 02/27/2013 17:36 Comments || Top||

#20  Today Bammer tossed big sis under the bus for cutting the illegals loose.
Jay "I got my knee pads, Boss" Carney said that the WH had nuttin to do widit
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 02/27/2013 22:52 Comments || Top||



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