Sequester Vs. Bridgegate

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2014
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  We don’t need to recycle the whole sordid history of the sequester and the shutdown to remember that this White House sincerely, deliberately, and with malice aforethought sought to make things as painful as possible for millions of Americans. Traffic cones on the George Washington Bridge are a stain on the honor of New […]

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“Whale Wars” Republicans? Yes – but which one?

by Skip December 15, 2013

Or “why does the Republican Party keep acting like Captain Luis Manuel Pinho?” Translation: “Are you willing to die to save the life of a whale?” So which Captain do we see in the Establishment Republican wing of the Party? I have to admit that I’ve been watching this “reality show” for quite some time.  […]

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Notable Quote – Erick Erickson

by Skip December 11, 2013

It always seems to be “the next fight” we are supposed to believe in, to “trust them”.  The past? Last month Republicans bailed on the Obamacare fight and declared sequestration their line in the sand. Now they are saying they’ll bail on sequestration, but they’ll hold the line on unemployment benefits. Why should we believe […]

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I got little tonite ‘cept a quick thought on the DC Republicans returning a victory to Customer Service

by Skip December 10, 2013

…and seeing a beaming Harry Reid and Obama on the other side of the counter.  After all, by not fighting hard and not throwing sand into the gear works, Democrats have now flipped the ideological bent of the DC Court of Appeals with Reid’s nuking of the filibuster – Obama will probably not have to […]

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Sequester? What Sequester? DoD Just Dumped $17 Billion Into Green Energy Companies.

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2013
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The Pentagon just issued back to back $7 billion dollar awards, $14 billion total, that’s $14,000,000,000.00, for…wind and solar projects. ($7 bill here, and another $7 bill there.) This must be the change we were looking for.  After the Department of Energy wasted close to a trillion on green energy boondoggles, a majority of which […]

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National Parks Service Still Acquiring New Land Post Sequester

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2013

Ask your congress critter why the National Parks Service and Department of the Interior are crying in their sequester boo-hoo towel while simultaneously spending even more money to expand the system and the costs required to maintain it. Sen. Tom Coburn says there’s “no shortage of potential savings,” pointing out that the department is nevertheless spending millions on […]

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The Waste List

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2013

Courtesy of Twitter and the NRCC, we have a list of government spending defined as waste.  There is wasted regulatory spending, and then the plain old “why is the government paying for that” waste. Examples? Video game programs and studies.  Audit programs that cost more than they save. Sculpture gardens.  How about cash innovation awards […]

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Can They See Your Closed Airport Tower From There?

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2013

The Obama daughters are vacationing in the Bahama’s this week, complete with friends,  Secret Service, and court followers aplenty.    Last month Michelle lead an entourage that included both daughters on a Presidents day ski-weekend in Aspen, complete with private all-day lessons, Secret service and court followers as well.  (Mister Obama was busy playing golf with Tiger Woods, and the other entourage of […]

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The Sequestrians Are Coming!

by Rick Olson March 25, 2013

“For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.”  —Richard Cobden Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee in the 1700’s on discussing democracy opined, “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent  form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they […]

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Agricultural Statistics Trump Safe Landing Fields

by Susan Olsen March 24, 2013

        One can hardly believe it.  In the bazillions of dollars the US Senate’s “continuing resolution” wants to confiscate just to keep the joint open through September, one finds this gem early on: “In the Senate of the United States, March 20, 2013. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 933) […]

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Oh WHY did we think that this would be part of those FAA tower closures?

by Skip March 23, 2013

I learned to fly out of the Lawrence Airport in MA and part of the training was to fly in and out of smaller airports.  I learned the radio frequencies to use to announce my entry into the landing / takeoff patter and to toggle the runway lights.  Standard fare as most of the airports […]

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When “Government Does Not Work”….to Eliminate “Government” That Does not Work.

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2013

The non-partisan US Inspectors General have recommended spending reforms to Executive branch agencies that would reduce waste, fraud, and abuse.  The House Oversight committee has jurisdiction over the IG’s and on March 5, released a report relating to the issue, going back to 2001. There are now close to 17,000 unimplemented recommendations, over 6000 of them added since 2009. […]

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These people vote. They decide who the President will be. No, it’s no joke. It’s real.

by Tim Condon March 15, 2013
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Shea-Porter Promotes Air Traffic Controller Sequester Scare But Ignores FAA Waste on One-Percenters

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2013

Democrat Carol Shea-Porter, the Democrat parties “narrative mule” for congressional district one in New Hampshire, has a link on her official “I’m Your Congresswoman!”  Facebook page.   Shea-Porter’s status update simply says “Control towers at airports such as Manchester’s could be left unstaffed by budget cuts.” Unstaffed!  Holy Air traffic controller-less tower Batman! The link provided with this ‘news’ leads to a […]

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Sequester Will Destroy 170 Million Jobs

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2013

I confess that I missed this (until now). Democrat Maxine Waters (D- Doh!), relieved that she is not in prison for all the corruption she has engaged in while elected to the US House of representatives, is making up for that by just being herself. “We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to […]

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From the Edge of Sequestration – Mopping Up Another Obama Lie

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2013

Obama lies a lot, or…he is about as well informed as Carol Shea-Porter. Obama: “Starting tomorrow, everybody here, cleaning the floors at the Capitol. They’re going to have less pay. The janitors, the security guards. They just got a pay cut. They’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.” Architect of the […]

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Ask Democrat Carol Shea-Porter About Vaccines For New Hampshire Kids

by Steve MacDonald March 9, 2013

Back on February 26th, in the midst of the blame Republicans for Obama’s Sequester narrative, New Hampshire District One Congressperson Carol Shea-Porter tweeted this. The sequester would automticlly cut 30 million dollars from the section 317 program run by the CDC that sends money to states to support vaccination programs. Carol thought you might want […]

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From The Edge Of Sequestration…We’re Walking, And We’re Walking, And We’re Stopping. [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2013

In an effort to make sequestaria appear like a real crisis neither the White House nor the Vice Presidents residence will be conducting tours in the foreseeable future… because the evil Republicans voted for Obama’s bill and wouldn’t cave like the Democrats had planned. In response to this  Rep Louie Ghomert, Texas, has proposed an amendment to HR 933 that would force […]

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From The Edge Of Sequestration…Another Update

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2013

The Edge Of Sequestration.  Sounds like a Soap Opera, but then it is.  Take the TSA for example.  Janet Napolitano promised we would suffer if Sequestration were allowed to take effect as workers were furloughed. Wait-times at airports would skyrocket because of these budget cuts. While you’re waiting in those longer lines that may or may not […]

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Not Castration, Sequestration.

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2013

Castration? You would think so to hear the rhetoric and demagoguery, but no. (Did you happen to notice ‘Dem’ at the beginning of Demagoguery?)  Uh-huh, It’s true. Give back a few pennies on the dollar and the Left insists the world could end. Sounds like lousy management to me. Well, OK But why is the Federal Government […]

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The Sequester in One Chart

by Susan Olsen March 3, 2013

H/T Coyote Blog

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“I wonder how the other Groksters are faring in the midst of the destruction….”

by Skip March 3, 2013

Tim posed that question yesterday, my answer is “Not too shabby, actually”.  Sure, just like the Federal Government, I had to take a 2% haircut financially earlier this year (1/1/13) as  Obama decided that His Progressive policy to “better perfect” tax policies, decreed that I had to give up not paying the FICA tax that […]

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Notable Quote – Jonah Goldberg

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

From Today’s G- File Anyway, the interesting thing about the sequester is how it exposes the shallowness of his (Obama’s) moral-equivalent-of-war rhetoric (or, if you prefer, his equally ridiculous elision of “community” or “family” with “government”). When military units have a hardship, they make do. When communities come up short of money, everyone pitches in. […]

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Obama Doesn’t Want Dictatorial Power over Sequester Cuts

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

Email and social media have been burning up with cries and moans about the US Senate giving Obama dictatorial power. What they actually tried to do was to give him complete control over the Sequester cuts.  Only the Sequester cuts.  But all 85 Billion. Obama could pick and choose what got cut without having to concern himself with congress. […]

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The Sequester: We were warned, but we just wouldn’t listen!

by Tim Condon March 1, 2013

And now, because there might be a teensy, weensy, tiny percentage decrease in the continued projected headlong explosion of increased government spending, our existence may be coming to an end, all as accurately reported by National Review’s Morning Jolt:

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Sequester Madness – And Guv Maggie is complaining about the Feds??

by Skip February 28, 2013

Like I showed here, Obama and Pack of Progressive Pukes have been all agog about the parade of horribles in what the impending DEVASTATING cuts are going do to us all…oh wait, it’s only $44 Billion this year and in the chart in the post shows how small this 2.4% cut really is.  Finally, the […]

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Data Point – Federal Spending as a Percentage of State GDP

by Skip February 28, 2013

The Percentage at the Federal level is 2.4% of the budget – $85 Billion but only $44 Billion THIS year…we spend that in 72 hours. Financial exposure to NH?  3.1%. (H/T: Business Insider)

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Smartest President Ever…Part….eh, I lost Count

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2013

White House can give a fresh 60 million dollars to support freedom fighters in Syria but……Screw those kids getting “kicked out of Head Start” by the Obama’s sequester. So how ironic is it that the Obama super PAC was called Priorities USA?  

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Obama Says He’ll Make Sequester Cuts Really Hurt, But They Don’t Need To

by Don February 28, 2013

How does anyone understand the real impact of the “sequester”?  Let’s consider what the “sequester” would mean to your family budget. If President Obama were in charge of the “sequester” for your family budget, he might tell you that you will have to cut the following:  1 ½ meals a week, turn your thermostat down […]

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And Even More Sequestration Fun … with David Angelo

by Scott Morales February 27, 2013

In keeping with Steve’s theme, a very funny offering from comedian David Angelo. Enjoy. (H/T Richochet)

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