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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:24 PM

Prediction on sequester cuts:

On Thursday, President Obama will sign a deal passed by mostly Democrats in both chambers of Congress to avert the sequester cuts.

What do you think?



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Reply Prediction on sequester cuts: (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
Progressive dog Feb 2013 #2
Still Sensible Feb 2013 #3
Cleita Feb 2013 #4
kairos12 Feb 2013 #5
Benton D Struckcheon Feb 2013 #6
babylonsister Feb 2013 #7
ProSense Feb 2013 #11
brooklynite Feb 2013 #8
ProSense Feb 2013 #12
brooklynite Feb 2013 #13
ProSense Feb 2013 #14
brooklynite Feb 2013 #15
ProSense Feb 2013 #16
brooklynite Feb 2013 #17
ProSense Feb 2013 #18
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2013 #9
jeff47 Feb 2013 #10
jberryhill Feb 2013 #19

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:26 PM

1. Won't happen

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:30 PM

2. Not happening nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:31 PM

3. I think the GOP wants to roll the dice

at this point, despite current polls, they think they can wrap this around the President's neck... and if that fails they will have some short window to change course, IMHO.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:31 PM

4. For me it doesn't matter. I'm screwed either way it goes. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:33 PM

5. Nope

Boner doesn't want to lose the Speakership. He can't let that vote happen and freeze out the tea anarchists.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:36 PM

6. That's what happened the last time...

...so I doubt it'll repeat. Boehner just doesn't have any power anymore. All he can do is make a lot of noise. So without Republicans nothing passes the House.
That means the sequester happens and doesn't stop until real pain gets felt all around. It'll be a while.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:36 PM

7. There IS this...

http://www.politicususa.com/house-republicans-begging-obama-save-sequester.html

House Republicans Are Now Begging Obama to Save Them From Their Sequester


I just don't know.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:56 PM

11. Interesting.

They could kick the can down the road again, but what would be the point?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:39 PM

8. My sources in Congress say "no"

...more to the point, the Sequester will be in effect until April.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:10 PM

12. What

"more to the point, the Sequester will be in effect until April. "

...does that mean? The squester hasn't taken effect.

Are you saying it will take effect for a month, and then Congress is going to vote to replace it?

What would be the point of that?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:14 PM

13. It means, the sequester will take effect as scheduled...

...and Congress won't find a way to deal with it for at least a month.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:22 PM

14. What's going to

"It means, the sequester will take effect as scheduled...and Congress won't find a way to deal with it for at least a month."

... change in a month? Are Republicans going to see the light in April?

If their plan is to blame the President for the cuts, why would they change their strategy in a month?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:25 PM

15. I don't make the news, I just report it...

This is what a US Senator told me.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:32 PM

16. Wow,

"This is what a US Senator told me."

...does that mean if a deal is reached by the end of the week (or the sequester remains in effect after April), a US Senator lied to you?



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Response to ProSense (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:34 PM

17. No, it means that was his interpretation of likely events as of Friday...

...and unless you know something I don't, I'm inclined to believe its a likely outcome.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:35 PM

18. OK, we'll see.

Thanks for the insights.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:46 PM

9. Magic 8 Ball says "LOLOLOL". I think that means no.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:47 PM

10. I think it goes into effect for a couple months before the Republicans agree to do anything

It's gonna take them a while to figure out just how bad this is for them.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:55 PM

19. The GOP Congressional majority wants to burn down the house


And that is, I am very afraid, what they will do.

They are prepared to, unsuccessfully, blame it on Obama, and to be run out of office in 2014.

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