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  1. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Thanks to President Obama’s push for it and he signed off on it

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, 12 months ago

    You know … now that the right wing extremists here have mentioned it five hundred times, I think I WILL blame Obama for this and start voting Republican.

  3. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 12 months ago

    Republicans offered flexibility in where spending could be cut. Administration refused.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, 12 months ago

    All the right wing blather above is total baloney. The sequester is ACROSS THE BOARD and Obama has nothing to say. He can’t cut from Obama care to give to the FAA. That would be illegal under congress’s law. He didn’t write the bill, he didn’t pass the bill, he can’t pass a bill reversing it. It’s all in the House’s court. And he didn’t want the sequestration — the GOP was insisting on something, they wouldn’t say what, or they’d destroy the entire economy. They kept not saying what they want, because they’re too cowardly to make the cuts to Medicare and Social Security that they secretly want. Obama said “if you insist, how about this?” and proposed a balanced set of tax raises and budget cuts. “NO WAY! The hostage dies!” Says the GOP. Okay, how about we cut everything in government? It’s a horrible idea. It was supposed to be a horrible idea. But closing tax loopholes on the richest Americans so that they pay the same rate I do is something the GOP would rather destroy the country than accept. Now that we know how essential our government is, the cowardly GOP is trying to blame Obama for it. Sorry, it’s what you voted for, idiots. Stew in it. I just wish you could keep the chaos in your backwards red states and not affect Americans.

  5. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 12 months ago

    @ARodney

    Thanks for your post. It saves me from saying it. The sequester is across the board, not a 10% cut on budget increases as the Cons would like you to believe.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The right wings loved it when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, it was a signal to bash the unions.

  7. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 12 months ago

    @Omnius

    “Thanks little limp-wristed conservative crybaby for bringing us the sequester full of cuts like those to the FAA.”

    And yet the FAA will spend more money this year than last. Makes ya wanna know what they think is more important than flight controllers.

  8. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 12 months ago

    @Omnius

    “Geez an Ann Coultergeist hag impersonator…”

    And I’ll wait for all of those libs who have called for civility, and spoken out against personal attacks, to encourage you to settle down and sing “Kumbayah” with the rest of us. I doubt that I’ll see it, but I’ll keep an eye out for it.

  9. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 12 months ago

    @Mr. King

    “Better not. Someone will poke a stick in it.”

    Probably one of those who have called for civility. But I’ll keep one eye protected, just in case.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The reductions in FAA ATC folks has been a problem for a long time, with long waits on the tarmac, and then airlines NOT being able to return to the gate and offload passengers when there’s a problem because of stupid TSA policies is another “issue”, huh?

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @ARodney

    “All the right wing blather above is total baloney.”

    Jeez, ARodney, where in the world did you come up with all of that, some conspiracy theory site?

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    Across the board? Nope. It’s interesting that the Department of Justice isn’t getting their budget cut. I wonder how many other governmental organizations got exempted. Certainly not the FAA.

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Sequestration has no budget cuts. Obama’s doing all this deliberately.

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Chillbilly

    Since Obama staffers told him to push for Sequester, he pushed Harry Reid to pass the Sequester Bill first, and he miscalculated The House as he was gambling they would not vote for The Sequester, they did, and Obama signed The Sequester, and NBC News has Obama on Video Tape making this statement: “I vow to veto any bill reaching my desk that alters The Sequester in any form, shape, or fashion.”

    So, yes, The Sequester is indeed Obama’s fault

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @ARodney

    Since Obama staffers told him to push for Sequester, he pushed Harry Reid to pass the Sequester Bill first, and he miscalculated The House as he was gambling they would not vote for The Sequester, they did, and Obama signed The Sequester, and NBC News has Obama on Video Tape making this statement: “I vow to veto any bill reaching my desk that alters The Sequester in any form, shape, or fashion.”
    So, yes, The Sequester is indeed Obama’s fault

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