Friday, October 19, 2012

Isn't it a shame ...

we can no longer believe anything our government tells us?

We’ve been hearing about Defense Sequestration for several months now.  No one is quite sure exactly what it is, or what it means, or even its consequences.  To understand this, we have to begin with the Budget Control Act of 2011.  This federal statute was necessary to bring to a conclusion the US Debt Ceiling Crisis of 2011, which had threatened to lead the US into sovereign default by 3 August 2011. 

Mr. Obama signed the act on 2 August 2011.

BCA provides several complex mechanisms to help slow deficit spending by the federal budget.  They are complex because no one in Congress wants us to figure out how worthless these people are.  If anyone demanded a single example of congressional ineptitude, it would have to be the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reductions.  The only words we can use to describe the Super-Committee are, “utter failure.” 

Now because the Super-Committee didn't work, Congress intends to cancel defense contracts.  This means, cutting back on defense armaments, and terminating the employment of people who work for defense industries.

We can only shake our heads when we realize that the Budget Control Act doesn’t actually reduce federal debt; it only slows down the existing rate of debt growth.  This is because the Budget Control Act doesn’t actually reduce federal spending in absolute terms; it only reduces the rate of spending increases.

Instead of spending 25% more next year than last, the federal government may only spend … say, 10% more.  In spite of this, the Congressional Budget Office still projects US debt to grow faster than the US economy —most of this is due to the “cost curve” of Obama Care, which the Budget Control Act does not address.

The bottom line is that Americans employed in the Defense Industries will lose their jobs —after the New Year.  At Lockheed Martin alone, 123,000 people are at risk to lose their jobs due to “Defense Sequestration.”

Enter Mr. Sneaky Man: Barack Hussein Obama.

If Lockheed (or any other major defense industry) intends to lay off employees on 2 January 2013, federal law requires affected companies notify their at risk employees sixty days in advance of projected termination dates.  That would be 2 November 2012 … four days in advance of the general election.  Mr. Obama doesn't want these people notified in advance of his bid for reelection. 

So Mr. Obama contacted Lockheed and told them not to issue layoff notices, even though federal law requires it.  Obama promised to pay all fines and penalties —with taxpayer money.  Yes, it’s true: reelection is that important to Barack Hussein Obama.

But we aren’t done yet.  According to The Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has threatened to block the Obama administration from reimbursing defense contractors for severance costs.

Right now, though, it looks as if Mr. Obama will get his way.  Defense employees will lose their jobs on 2 January, but without the compliance of defense contractors to notify their employees.  House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) called Obama’s tactic politically motivated and illegal … but as with Eric Holder and most other cabinet officials, Mr. Obama doesn't care what lawmakers think.  Or “we the people,” either.

By the way, we aren't just talking about 123,000 Lockheed Martin employees. 

According to the Aerospace Industries Association, as many as 956,181 small business jobs nationwide are among those at risk under the Defense Sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. 

Isn’t it amazing how Mr. Sneaky Man can find clever ways to secure reelection, but is unable to find ways to make America prosperous again?

American government is getting worse by the day.

H/T: JonBerg

57 comments:

Bob said...

"Isn’t it amazing how Mr. Sneaky Man can find clever ways to secure reelection,"

Obama has always demonstrated that he doesn't care about people. All he is interested in is an ideology and his own personal power.

He is the worst President in my lifetime, and probably the worst in American history. He is not your Daddy's Democrat.

He is your Daddy's Marxist.

Silverfiddle said...

He has also demonstrated he cares nothing for the laws of this nation.

He is a dirty Chicago pol, and nothing else matters.

Sam Huntington said...

I believe Americans are waking up to the reality of the Obama presidency and its consequences. I just don’t know if enough people are waking up in time for the election. And then we have to contend with the thousands of dead Democrats who will be voting for Obama. Why the founding fathers put general elections so close to Halloween is beyond my understanding. But let us hope Romney wins this election. I don’t want to see another one million people out of work at the beginning of the New Year; I don’t want to see that smirk on Obama’s face.

JonBerg said...

This reported [attempt] to undermine our defence and circumvent the law should be getting more notoriety! I wonder what B.O.'s union supporters think of this?

Darth Bacon said...

If we are lucky, it will all end soon

Darth Bacon said...

But will there be enough of these people to do the trick ?

Lets hope so.

conservativesonfire said...

"If anyone demanded a single example of congressional ineptitude, it would have to be the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reductions."

That was an absolutely disgrceful thing to do. Is that why we send those people to Washington? I don't think so. Yet, we keep sending the same or similar idiots back there time after time.

Ducky's here said...

Hunker down for austerity, folks.

Gonna love it.

Anonymous said...

From Z of GeeeZ:

Ducky, austerity will be a joy compared to the devastation that would happen if we don't tighten belts BIG TIME and help those in need when we can, not depend on government to be kind and caring.

Anonymous said...

"THE GOP HAS BULLETS AIMED AT YOU"

Have you all heard this is what Biden said in Nevada to a crowd of nutty Biden-followers?

Imagine if a Republican had said anything remotely like that. Only a die-hard dope Democrat could hear that and not think this guy's over the top. What a stupid way to make his ridiculous points.

It's "Not optimal," one might say....which Obama DID when discussing the death of AN AMBASSADOR and THREE AMERICAN PATRIOTS.

How'd you all like THAT?


Bob, he certainly is NOT a Tip O'Neil...man.

SF...I agree.

Sam...I believe they're waking up, too, I really do; the polls are showing that, anyway. I've said for a year now I fear less that Romney won't make his case and far FAR FAR MORE about democrat voter fraud.
Romney has to win big to overcome that...this isn't the America we grew up in where only a VERY tiny percentage of people would even CONSIDER cheating in voting.

Remember that video I had a few days ago of two Democrat registrars giggling about how they can vote a few times because "nobody will know!?"

JB...The unions are a puzzlement...their actions are odd.

Darth, I HOPE it will end sooN!

ConsOn Fire....we sure do.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Let's show a little respect for the President.

smmrff, I'm sorry. I can't keep a straight face.

Jack Whyte said...

I do think Mr. Obama cares about one job. His. Beyond that, meh.

SoCalGal said...

How can anyone ignore this?

On September 11, 2012 – the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed – the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled “sensitive,” in which he noted “growing problems with security” in Benghazi and “growing frustration” on the part of local residents with Libyan police and security forces. These forces the ambassador characterized as “too weak to keep the country secure.”

In the document, Stevens also cited a meeting he had held two days earlier with local militia commanders. These men boasted to Stevens of exercising “control” over the Libyan Armed Forces, and threatened that if the U.S.-backed candidate for prime minister were to prevail in Libya’s internal political jockeying, “they would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi.”

Z said...

SoCalGal...I could cry when I think of what STevens thought when he knew he was going to die; his country let us down...WE let him down because our president represents US.
I feel largely the same about Israel; I'm embarrassed for how we've humiliated Netanyahu, I really am.
Or how we got rid of the Churchill bust/gift from England and the gifts Obama gave the queen (HIS Speeches!??)
Or how our pres accepted a Nobel Prize for doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING... how humiliating that he didn't say "Thank you, but I hope to do great things for my country and the world in the next four years and so I hope you keep that award for my country for later on..."

etc etc etc

Jack Whyte said...

Bret Baier has a special airing tonight about the Benghazi debacle.

Thersites said...

Austerity is what we've been hunkering down over for the past four years...but maybe after some real "hunkering" we'll actually find ourselves in a poisition to experience the missing element from the Obama so-called "recovery".... actual economic growth.

Impertinent said...

@Le Duck

"Hunker down for austerity, folks."...

"Folks"?...getting pretty middle class eh Duck? A Boston Brahmin like you...tsk, tsk.

What will your well heeled gay neighbors have to say about you stooping so low?

And what the hell do you care about austerity anyway? You're worth "3 million". In cheese.

Impertinent said...

@Z...

"Or how our pres accepted a Nobel Prize for doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING..."


Well you have to admit that the "Peace" prize he accepted ( without knowing, or assuming that he wouldn't use our military for anything..) has taken on even stranger meaning, wouldn't you?

I mean, in so far as he personally gets to play big shot, toy soldier each day by picking out the days drone targets? Maybe that's why he doesn't read his daily intel briefings?

Cause he figures he'll make them up himself with real time video games? Think.."Clear & Present Danger" if you will.

So...they claim that this BS artist has used more deadly drones that Bush did? Killed more animal goat eaters than Bush did? I wonder how many of these turds we actually killed with Bush?

Either way...OBullshit...is a bigger "killer" than Bush.

Ducky's here said...

Oh there's Imp with more petty homosexual gossip.

Ducky's here said...

Little class envy there, Imp?

Kid said...

The destruction of America is the goal of the kenyan and his tools in congress.
Period.

beamish said...

Hey, a key element of the founding father of gay marriage's economic proposals are a 5% reduction of non-security discretionary spending. This is real savings. Such a cut will reduce the $1.40 the federal government spends for every dollar it takes in to spending $1.39 and three tenths of a penny for every dollar it takes in.

Woo hoo! This is bold stuff!

AND he wants your kids to earn merit badges for sodomy in Boy
Scouts!

Top that Obama!

Impertinent said...

@Le Duck

Not all dipstick....I ain't gonna brag...much...but I'll get to shake hands with both of them at the next debate...invitation only of course.

( I didn't get it...but my lovely bride did with her enormous contacts and involvement in Boca's power circles! )

When you reallly make it big duck...move to Boca Raton...but you'll need more than a measly 3 mil to live the good life here.Thats really chump change in this town that uses mostly Bentleys for shopping carts.

And we really don't like cheesy artsy fartsy sam adams swillers from the Gay state either. This city is very...VERY...VERY...did I say VERY?

CONSERVATIVE

Every city council member is a registered Republican...and we're proud as hell to be in Alan West country...who's making his opponent ( demrat ) eat the corn out of his turds as we speak.

Impertinent said...

@Le Duck

"Oh there's Imp with more petty homosexual gossip."


Especially when the scuttle butt is about your....ummmmm.....little, teeny , weeny attributes?

I know...you have a binder full of gay lovers from P Town to San Francisco. Scuze me.

beamish said...

Hey, a key element of the founding father of gay marriage's economic proposals are a 5% reduction of non-security discretionary spending. This is real savings. Such a cut will reduce the $1.40 the federal government spends for every dollar it takes in to spending $1.39 and three tenths of a penny for every dollar it takes in.

Woo hoo! This is bold stuff!

AND he wants your kids to earn merit badges for sodomy in Boy
Scouts!

Top that Obama!

Z said...

Ducky, are you kidding me?
I happen to know Imp pretty well...trust me there's no "class envy" there. Of your ilk in Boston? Are you kidding?

And, as for homosexual gossip, who's the guy supporting gays here until a Republican's rumored about and it's all name calling...or outing Republicans with glee and disdain as if they're typhoid Mary?
you can be QUITE a hypocrite.

beamish said...

Imp,

Don't you think it's a bit weird to be making fun of Ducky and Massachusetts' 840 gay people per square mile population density when the Teabaglickin Party is running the "severely conservative" (say that with an Al Gore lisp) founding father of gay marriage for President?

You might offend Kiddo the "right-wing" pussycrat.

beamish said...

Z,

Wouldn't Ducky have to have class to envy?

Z said...

beamish, vote for whoever the hell you want to...we don't CARE.
We have TWO CHOICES on November 6, and for weeks ahead of time because Americans are so stupid they can't figure out anymore how to register and all vote on one DAY....

Who are you preaching to, some bunch of morons who think we're going to fix this country by writing GARY JOHNSON on their ballot? MY GOD>



Thersites, well said!!!

beamish said...

Z,

I'll be happy when you cough Romney up from how deep the Teabaglickin Party has shoved him down your throat, and you're sitting there cursing about Obama's re-election, the veto-proof Democrat majority in the Senate, and less Teabaglickins in the House, and start demanding conservatives have a voice in the Republican Party again.

I'm pretty sure you'll have to stop gasping breathlessly for Donald Trump though.

Impertinent said...

@beamish

"Massachusetts' 840 gay people per square mile..."


Jeez...thanks...I can see the daisy chain already.

Z said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220429/Did-mean-Afghanistan-Joe-Biden-asks-Las-Vegas-knows-served-Iraq-Iran.html

Everybody, check this out.
The media, of course, says ol' Biden was 'confused'...imagine if a Republican said this?

And oh, he asked if anybody knew someone serving in "iraq or iran.." TWICE....not once, TWICE.

:-) you've almost gotta love that guy.



Beamish, grow up, PLEASE.

By the way, keep using that term for the Tea Part or anybody else and I'll start deleting you. thanks. On second thought, do me a favor and do it again.

And by the way, nobody tells me how to vote. And I still think Trump is the single biggest ego in the world and we need someone like him to tell China to go to hell and tell AMerica what we need to get out of the hole.

Z said...

but not as president.

beamish said...

..but for now, pre-election, you'll just have to endure the consequences of your "choice," the least of which is questions on why you're happy Romney will borrow 7/10ths of a penny less from China than Obama does, and why that causes you to embrace the founding father of gay marriage, the subsidizer of $50 co-pay abortions, the "global warming" coal plant closer, and author of Obamacare "just because he's a Republican."

Ed Bonderenka said...

Pretty sordid commenting.

Z said...

re that link of Biden's huge gaffe, please try to Google something like BIDEN ASKS IF ANYONE KNOWS PEOPLE SERVING IN IRAN OR IRAQ...you'll see that only the British paper and conservative American venues are telling anybody about it.

This is REALLY indicative of our media...UNREAL>

beamish said...

And by the way, nobody tells me how to vote.

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

No, really.

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

beamish said...

By the way, keep using that term for the Tea Part or anybody else and I'll start deleting you. thanks. On second thought, do me a favor and do it again.

Leftists deleting conservatives from their blogs. There's a shocker.

beamish said...

Beamish, grow up, PLEASE.

How "grown up" do I have to be to go from calling the author of both of Reagan's presidential election campaign platforms and the 1994 Contract with America a "scumbag" to embracing the founding father of gay marriage and the first Governor to subsidize abortion with taxpayer money for President?

Inquiring immature conservatives want to know.

Impertinent said...

@Ed

"Pretty sordid commenting..."

Sometimes you have to let it go Ed....sometimes the high road doesn't cut it Ed. And..we're all adults..except for Ducky.

You want the real sordid? Watch HBO any TV channel like Bravo....that's sordid friend.

Impertinent said...
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beamish said...

And I still think Trump is the single biggest ego in the world and we need someone like him to tell China to go to hell and tell AMerica what we need to get out of the hole.

According to Trump's own book, everyone in America needs to cough up 14.25% of their net worth ON TOP of the taxes they already pay.

So, you're a vote for higher taxation and private property seizures.

You ever thought about leaving California and seeing how conservatives live?

beamish said...

Biden said something imbecilic, yet forgettable.

Romney created subsidies for abortions with taxpayer money.

OMIGAWSH CAN YOU BELEEEVE HOW DEEP IN THE TANK THE MEDIA IS FOR BIDEN!! GEEEEZ!

Z said...

everybody...I just heard a tape of Obama telling Letterman that Libya was a bunch of terrorists reacting badly to a video..

yet his own WH was still saying "it's not terrorism".
then they ask some Obama staff woman why she can't say it's terrorism and she says they have to figure it out first.

What's it take before the murder of four people attacked and nearly burned to death is called TERRORISM?

Louis H. said...

Sur la base de ces commentaires, la plupart ne se soucient pas tellement sur le président corrompu, oui?

JonBerg said...

As a relative newcomer to this site, it appears that Mr. Beamish has more issues than even Ducky and Liberalmann. I'm quite surprised that they have been allowed to hang around so long. What ever happened to that other self-aggrandizing nut that lived on top of a rock, somewhere around the Mediterranean? Oh, I guess he got kicked off of another blog.

Z said...

http://news.yahoo.com/gop-pounces-news-cia-cable-libya-raid-194802636.html

REALLY: Damning information about the admin and the headline is "GOP POUNCES"?? REALLY?

Kid said...

Z, It's not like the media is going to pounce on anything - you know unless it's a story about Romney ignoring some leaves that fell in his yard, or something equally disgusting.

Elmers Brother said...

Gubmint cheese Imp

Z said...

Louis..vous avez raison..malheuresment. !!!

Z said...

JonBerg...it gets kind of amusing...!

Elbro; Gubmint Mac'n GEEEZE? :-)

Kid, good point!

goodnight, folks!

Kid said...

Z, YOu now I've changed my view a little about the media. I used to think they knew what obama was but they promoted him anyway since they are also fascist imbecile communists as well but now I think I'm pretty well convinced those media A*s are all so stunningly stupid that they actually thought their boy was a genius.

After 4 years and nothing and his oratory skills (Which was their primary litmus test in 08 and since) have gotten so bad, I'm thinking they are finally realizing they've been backing an imbecile POS. Like some of the rest of us knew a year before the 08 election.

And a bunch of them ARE turning on the imbecile. The Orlando something or other, a decently large paper in Florida is backing Romney. bill mahr is even critiquing the boy genius, Jon Stewart is giving the imbecile crap of the Libya thing, etc. Hell Lindsey Lohan is endorsing Romney, That's Gotta Hurt obama!

It does seem like a fair amount of the 'media' are now starting to play CYA so they don't look so blindlingly stupid when obama loses in a landslide and insiders start coming out revealing what a moron obama is. sitting like a little child in oval office meetings, not saying a word, because a teleprompter isn't there telling him what to say, and sure as hell, he's not going to ad-lib his way into an adult conversation.

Pris said...

Obama will string the investigation of the Benghazi terror attack out until the election is over. It's been announced that the results of the investigation will be announced on Nov. 15.
My, my, how convenient. As if we don't already know the truth.

Oh, and Beamish, our devil's advocate, will come back and blame the tea party. However if he doesn't vote he has no right to complain.

He ought to write himself in on his ballot, his ego will then be satisfied!
After all, once a loser, always a loser!!!

JonBerg said...

Pris said.....

"Oh, and Beamish, our devil's advocate, will come back and blame the tea party."

Thanks, always, for your sage comments. The more I read of this guy, Bemish, the more I see something wrong there. He seems to have no real direction of his own and only wishes to push his discombobulated thought process on everyone else. Of course, I haven't seen anyone go for it; who would? While they are complete idiots Ducky and Liberalmann, actually make more sense than this poor guy. Have you ever wondered what sort institionalized life these people must have to endure?

Ed Bonderenka said...

@JonBerg:
I had a bro-in-law who constantly complained about the sexual perversions of homosexuals, to the point of showing disgusting video of parades and activities.
I started to think his concern was an excuse to watch these videos.
A couple years later he was arrested and plead guilty to abusing our niece.
His porn collection was representative of the filth he protested.
I wonder why that came to mind.

beamish said...

"Oh, and Beamish, our devil's advocate, will come back and blame the tea party."

Obama has run up more debt since the Teabaglickin' Party took over the House of Representatives than he did when Democrats controlled it.

Those of you who know someone familiar with the Constitution may want to ask them which house of Congress appropriates money to be spent.

beamish said...

"Oh, and Beamish, our devil's advocate, will come back and blame the tea party."

Obama has run up more debt since the Teabaglickin' Party took over the House of Representatives than he did when Democrats controlled it.

Those of you who know someone familiar with the Constitution may want to ask them which house of Congress appropriates money to be spent.