19 Feb

Obama: We must avoid these dangerous spending cuts that I signed into law

Allahpundit @ Hot Air:

WaPo’s right that this is all about preparing the ground spin-wise for the coming budget standoff with the GOP. The more alarmist O is now, the more pressure in theory there’ll be on Republicans to agree to anything — like new tax revenues — to avert the sequester, which, as you’re hopefully by now aware, was actuallythe White House’s idea initially and which O himself stood by as recently as late last year. In a more honest world, he would have used the troops and defense contractors as his backdrop here. But he doesn’t want to make defense his anti-cuts showpiece. His base loves the idea of shrinking the Pentagon’s budget; O himself likes it enough to have nominated Chuck Hagel to serve as his Republican rubber-stamp for the practice. So the “potted plants” du jour are first responders, whose budgets will supposedly end up being slashed to put a small dent in annual deficits because Democrats still aren’t ready to address the real driver of unsustainability, mandatory spending. To get a better sense of what that means big-picture, follow the link to Benson’s post and note the graph at the bottom. John Sexton remembers that the whole point of the sequester when it passed was to impose cuts so unpalatable to both sides that they’d surely agree to a grand bargain to avert them before those cuts took effect. The GOP agreed to tax hikes at New Year’s as part of the revenue side of that bargain. Where’s the Dems’ agreement on the (mandatory) spending side?

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6 Responses to Obama: We must avoid these dangerous spending cuts that I signed into law

  1. Old Guy says: 2

    This drives me crazy. BHO wanted these cuts and they were pushed through. Now BHO is bitching and claiming the GOP wanted them. When does anyone in the GOP stand up and tell the truth about this? All we hear are BHO lies and so that is what people believe.

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  2. Bobachek says: 3

    These cuts are so insignificant that they are joke. Both sides of the fence are pawning them off as a horrendously deep cut to make people believe they are actually doing something about the deficit.

    I heard the best comparison on the radio. A person who is overweight goes on a small diet and only gains 20 pounds instead of 25 pounds and then claims to the public that they lost 5 pounds. No you put on 20 pounds and you’re still fat.
    That’s our deficit cutting in a nut shell…You’re still getting fatter, you’re just doing it at a slower rate.

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  3. FAITH7 says: 4

    This political theater by the Won is really getting boring….
    Like Old Guy @ #1 says – when will the Republicans speak up about the truth on this bull shit…Low Info Voters need to know…

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  4. Old Guy says: 5

    Bobachek@2. The size of the cut doesn’t matter right now. BHO is using the general theme to beat up the GOP and they are laying there taking it. No one with guts.

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  5. Old Guy says: 6

    Bobachek@3. The amount of the cut doesn’t really matter. What matters is BHO is out there lying and the GOP is quiet. It makes the BHO arguement seem right when its not. GOP has to find a mouthpiece to answer the lies whatever and whenever they are spread.

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