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Obama Gets Aggressive on Sequester Marketing with State by State Impact Reports

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PRESIDENT OBAMA is leaving no angle untouched, starting with the chart above, which shows what’s been done on Obama’s watch. If you compare the spending to Pres. George W. Bush, who was like a kid with a credit card and a massive hunger for self-destruction, there is absolutely no case to make against this White House on irresponsible spending. If you’re one of the uninformed that think stimulus is a bad thing, you need a better education in what the federal government’s purpose is when the country hits the economic skids.

Obama also released an easy follow case of his latest plan that he presented to Speaker John Boehner, which Republicans are ignoring.

The White House also mailed out, under embargo until around Oscar time last night, a state by state explanation of what sequester would mean to the people.

The Washington Post has a handy outline, so you don’t have to do what I did, which is go through each state. Every media outlet, including CNN, which has changed its coverage drastically over the last week, has led with this story, after the Oscars, of course.

We’re down to the wire. March 1 is Friday.

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21 Responses to Obama Gets Aggressive on Sequester Marketing with State by State Impact Reports

  1. angels81 February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    This is a smart move by the President. By showing what will happen state by state, this will make the local news in these states, which will do pieces on how it will effect local communities. This should put heat on congress when they have to go back to their districts and explain why services are being cut which voters in their districts depend on.

  2. Taylor Marsh February 25, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    That graph is absolutely what needs to be rammed down Republicans’ throats.

  3. fangio February 26, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    An article on the front page of the Monday Times suggests that there are now more deficit hawks in the republican party than defense hawks. This could possibly ruin Obama’s strategy of making the cuts unpalatable to lawmakers from defense industry states. I think it is now possible that the cuts will happen; when they do, there will be panic and chaos and finger pointing and then something will get done. But everyone should remember that it was Obama who created this mess in the first place and that he still shuffles around yammering about deficit reduction and playing into the Republicans hands.

    • jinbaltimore February 26, 2013 at 8:58 am #

      “But everyone should remember that it was Obama who created this mess in the first place and that he still shuffles around yammering about deficit reduction and playing into the Republicans hands.”

      But it’s easier to “forget” and blame the repubs! :)

  4. jinbaltimore February 26, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    The president scoring points against repubs on their own austerity turf is great for scorekeepers and the “gotchas” out there but not so great for those who will suffer under the austerity measures he seems determined to initiate, measures already proven as failures in other economies.

    • secularhumanizinevoluter February 26, 2013 at 5:37 am #

      “The president scoring points against repubs on their own austerity turf is great for scorekeepers and the “gotchas” out there but not so great for those who will suffer under the austerity measures he seems determined to initiate, measures already proven as failures in other economies.”

      Obama Derangement Syndrome anyone? Last time I looked at the Constitution it wasn’t the PRESIDENT’S responsibility to pass a Budget…he just signs or doesn’t sign the final bill into law. That would be…hmmmmmm…lemesee now…..the Senate has already done their bit…..hmmmm who would be screwing the pooch here…..oh yeah, the REPUGNANTKLAN/TEABAGGER zombiefied House!

      • Cujo359 February 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

        Complete Ignorance Of The Budget Process Masquerading As Wit, anyone?

        Each federal budget is proposed by the sitting President, based on input solicited from each of his departments and any independent agencies. This then is the budget proposal that is sent to Congress. Congress may make changes, but it has a staff that is 1000 times smaller than the one the President has, so it usually doesn’t get into the details.

        Saying the President isn’t responsible for the budget (save the first one of his Administration, which is inherited from his predecessor) is like saying a father isn’t responsible for the baby.

        • jjamele February 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

          I’m always a little in awe of anyone who even attempts to decipher Secular’s illiteracy-posing-as-wit rants myself.

        • secularhumanizinevoluter February 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_budget_process

          Just in case anyone is interested in reality…the President can propose anything he wants…the HOUSE and then the Senate must write the budget bill and pass them and then the President can sign or not..
          I know that pesky Constitution thingy interferes with false perceptions of superior knowledge and all that but reality and facts as Colbert so aptly pointed out have a Liberal bias.

          • Cujo359 February 27, 2013 at 3:44 am #

            The reality is that Congress passes laws. It seldom writes them. It is free to write laws if it wants, but practically speaking, it doesn’t have the resources to write a budget. It takes the executive branch’s recommendation and changes it somewhat. With the power to do things comes the responsibility and the blame, and it’s the President who has the power to write the budget, so he shares the blame.

            None of what I wrote is contradicted by the Constitution. If you think otherwise, post quotes from it here and explain why you think so.

            Otherwise, I’d suggest that you go back to listening to those crickets.

  5. angels81 February 26, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    I see we have two here who have the tea bagger republican talking points down pat. According to tea baggers, the President just waved his wand and said, “this shall be law”. Of course the truth is that this all came about because republicans in the house refused to extend the debt ceiling and were willing to let the country default of the bills we already owed. To get republicans to extend the debt ceiling, congress and the President came up with this bill so this wouldn’t ever happen again. Everybody at the time said that nobody would let these insane cuts happen. Now of course tea baggers have a change of heart, and refuse to bargain in good faith by taking revenue off the table and letting these slash and burn cuts to go in effect.

    The public are not stupid, they know who is obstructing the process and taking us off the cliff. We in this country know who has been the party of NO since day one, and we also know who to blame over this disaster. its the same party that has refused everything no matter if its good for the country or not. With tea baggers and republicans its, party first, and damn the country and its people.

    • fangio February 26, 2013 at 11:56 am #

      ” Of course the truth is that this all came about because republicans in the house refused to extend the debt ceiling and were willing to let the country default on the bills we already owed. ” No! This all came about because Obama spent half his first term stabbing his supporters in the back and in 2010 they all went out and voted a bunch of psychopaths in who in turn destroyed the rest of his term and will most probably destroy he rest of his present term. ” The public are not stupid. ” Oh! god please stop, I can’t take it.

      • angels81 February 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

        Who would have thought that you know more about who to blame then all the polls out there saying just the opposite.

        • Cujo359 February 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

          Yes, because as we all know, the majority is always right. Because, you know, the public isn’t stupid. Except, of course, for all the people who don’t agree with us.

          • jjamele February 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

            When I post here or Media Matters for America, I am often called a teabagger, whiny liberal suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome, etc. When I post the exact same thing at, say, NoQuarterUSA.net, I’m called an Obamapologist, a Kool-Aid drinker, etc, etc.

            Tolerance for opposing viewpoints is a rare commodity at the comment section of any blog. You are generally either told to follow along, or get lost. The posters here are far more tolerant than most- mainly because there are few Obama haters OR Obama worshippers here- but that isn’t saying all that much.

      • angels81 February 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

        So just so I’m clear, are you saying that the majority of voters are stupid?

    • secularhumanizinevoluter February 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      “The public are not stupid, they know who is obstructing the process and taking us off the cliff.”

      Indeed…60% of them do…we call that a landslide, a tsunami, an earthquake in the world of politics.

  6. mjsmith February 26, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I have a hard time listening to the crying and complaining from government agencies that are getting an increase in their budget even if no deal is reached. I think the blow-hard award goes to Janet Nepalitano. SHe says she is not trying to scare anybody with such a straight face. Even Chuck Todd and the NY Times are getting sick of Obama’s drama.

    • secularhumanizinevoluter February 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      “I have a hard time listening to the crying and complaining from government agencies that are getting an increase in their budget even if no deal is reached.”
      Nice to see you’ve gotten your talking points from wingnut radio again.

      “and the NY Times are getting sick of Obama’s drama.”
      Well considering 60% of the electorate correctly lays the blame in the lap of the repugnantKLAN/teabaggers I would say talking points and paid talking heads aside once again President Obama kicks the guts out of the clueless repugnantKLAN/teabagger mob.

  7. angels81 February 26, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I guess will see who is right if these cuts go into effect. Chuck Todd is not someone I’d take seriously or for that matter any of the talking heads.

  8. jinbaltimore February 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    If only shrimp salad tasted as good on talking points as it did on toast points!

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