Tag Archive: Sequester


Daily Video 12.14.13

Fox News Reporting Behind The Obama Breakdown Hosted By Bret Baier – Sequester – Part 2 0f 5

 

 

Parts 1 , 3 , 4 and 5 can be viewed here 

House Passes Murray-Ryan Budget Deal By Wide Margin

 

 

 

” The budget deal increases both spending and revenue, while technically avoiding tax increases and not touching the basics of the big non-discretionary spending programs. The deal also transforms a share of the across-the-board cuts known as the sequester into targeted cuts. 

  That last bit is a big relief to defense hawks on the Republican side because sequestration has taken tens of billions from the Pentagon budget and was set to cut deeper. However, the fact that the deal would raise government spending above sequester levels has conservative Republicans (and, to hear Boehner tell it, their think-tank overlords) up in arms.  

  Many budget bookmakers think Republicans are silly to complain about such a deal because they have basically won the fight over sequestration, which under current law remains in place through 2021. Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, a second round of sequester cuts landing total discretionary government spending at $967bn were to take effect in January. The Democrat-led Senate passed a competing proposal that would have set spending at $1.058tn.

  The deal splits the difference between those two numbers, capping discretionary spending at $1.012tn in 2014 and $1.014tn in 2015.

The official summary is here [pdf]. “

 

 

     Ryan has doomed his chances at higher office and the establishment Republican house has shown that it is no more fiscally responsible than those RINO clowns in the Senate .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT SEQUESTER? STARS ALIGN (AGAIN) AT OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE

 

 

 

 

” That means while ordinary Americans can no longer take a stroll through the White House , Obama and his family continue taking lush vacations and hosting lavish parties for their celebrity peers.

“As part of their ‘In Performance at the White House’ series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.

It’s not so bad, though. Reg’lar folks can still “enter” the White House and see next week’s “In Performance” concert via a live streaming link.”

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: SASHA, MALIA OBAMA VACATION AT BAHAMAS’ ‘ATLANTIS’ RESORT

 

 

Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned.

A source tipped Breitbart News off to the First Daughters’ spring vacation, which was not publicly announced or reported.

Breitbart subsequently confirmed President Barack Obama’s daughters’ trip with other sources. Both the White House and the Atlantis resort declined to confirm the report or comment, but another guest provided a photograph of Sasha and Malia at the resort.

Sasha and Malia both attend Sidwell Friends School, which is currently on its spring break. That break continues through Friday. It is unclear how long the first daughters will be staying in the Bahamas, or what the cost will be to taxpayers.

Earlier this month, the White House canceled public tours as a result of the recent budget sequester, citing Secret Service staffing costs.

According to Judicial Watch, Malia Obama’s trip to Mexico last spring break, during which she was apparently accompanied by Secret Service protection, cost taxpayers $115,500.87. Sasha did not accompany Malia on that trip.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama Government Re-Arrests Four Dangerous Criminal Aliens It Released During Last Week’s Temper Tantrum

 

 

 

 

 

” Is the Obama administration acknowledging that it unleashed at least four dangerous criminals on the US public last week? Yep.

The Obama administration said Thursday it had rearrested and brought back four of the most dangerous immigrants it released from detention last month in the run-up to the budget sequestration.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton testified to Congress that his agency released 10 “level one” offenders, and has gone out and apprehended four of them. He said the other six are nonviolent. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coast Guard Suspends Tuition Assistance

 

 

” The Coast Guard has joined the Army and the Marine Corps in suspending new enrollments for the popular tuition assistance programs to meet the cost-cutting demands of the sequestration process, Coast Guard officials said Monday.

The order to suspend new enrollments was circulated internally over the weekend in the Coast Guard and has yet to be announced formally, but the Coast Guard has now ceased accepting applications for tuition assistance, said Lt. Paul Rhynard, a Coast Guard spokesman.

The Coast Guard, part of the Homeland Security Department, has 42,000 active duty personnel and 8,200 reservists, but Coast Guard officials could not immediately provide information on how many personnel currently take advantage of the continuing education assistance or the annual costs.

Read more about the services’ cancellation of tuition assistance programs.

 

 

 

   This administration has declared war on the military . Between cutting tuition assistance , fighting to prevent service people overseas from casting their ballots and firing top brass left and right can there be any doubt that these thugs from Chicago don’t give a rat’s ass about America , Americans or anything else besides their own well-being

 

 

 

Congress Blocked Kerry From Offering More Aid To Egypt

 

 

 

” Secretary of State John Kerry had hoped to offer considerably more aid to Egypt than the $250 million he announced during his trip to Cairo but was blocked by Congress, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said.

“This is not the aid package that the administration wanted to announce,” Royce told The Hill. The administration wanted to release a “larger sum,” but bowed to the wishes of Royce’s committee as well as congressional appropriators, he said.

Royce wouldn’t say how much Kerry had hoped to announce, but the State Department has been pressing Congress to greenlight $450 million in direct aid since last fall.

“Our approach is not the full-throttle administration approach of delivering all the aid that they wanted to deliver, but rather a measured approach of tying tranches to results as it pertains to the peace treaty with Israel, to cooperation with respect to smuggling [into Gaza] and with respect to economic reforms to guarantee civil rights and the rule of law within Egypt,” he said. “That’s the pressure that we’re applying.” “

 

 

 

 

 

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Hysterical: Jimmy Kimmel Asks People About Obama Pardoning The Sequester — Sending It to Portugal

Remember Folks , These People Are Allowed To Vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry: US to Release Millions in Aid to Egypt

 

 

 

” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will provide Egypt with immediate financial aid because of the nation’s “extreme needs.” Kerry announced the deal after meeting Sunday with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Cairo is the first stop in the Arab world for Kerry as he makes his inaugural trip as the top American diplomat.

Secretary of State Kerry says the United States will make $190 million available immediately from a promised $450-million package for budget support. He also pledged $60 million toward a new enterprise fund.”

 

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Dr. Benjamin Carson on the Sequester with Sean Hannity – Fox News 3-1-2013