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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:39 PM

US Senator Elizabeth Warren: Sequester cuts are ‘just plain dumb’

US Senator Elizabeth Warren: Sequester cuts are ‘just plain dumb’

By Noah Bierman and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff

US Senator Elizabeth Warren today urged Republicans to accept what she called a “balanced proposal” from President Obama to ending the standoff over the series of extensive across-the-board federal spending cuts set to take effect Friday.

“It’s a little more balanced than I would have put on the table if I’d been in that position,” Warren said, describing Obama’s plan as a 50-50 split between spending cuts and “closing some corporate loopholes like oil company subsidies.”

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“We seem to have a government that works only by holdout,” Warren said. “I don’t know anything more to do but get up and talk to the American people.”

She called the automatic federal spending cuts that are scheduled to take place this Friday “just plain dumb,” but offered no new hope on how to resolve a crisis that could curtail government services and kill thousands of jobs in Massachusetts.

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http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/02/25/senator-elizabeth-warren-sequester-cuts-are-just-plain-dumb/C6jLh9aYudXnfis5BY9bZJ/story.html



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ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #2
Gorp Feb 2013 #3
Bandit Feb 2013 #5
Gorp Feb 2013 #6
ananda Feb 2013 #4
ProSense Feb 2013 #7

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:50 PM

1. "Dumb is our speciality." - Republicans (R)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:44 PM

2. Please let the GOP implode. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:30 PM

3. Well, she's correct. The GOP seems to be doing its best to desolve itself.

 

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Response to Gorp (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:23 PM

5. They are only doing what their base wants them to do..

Democrats don't operate in that manner... The Democratic base is less rigid and demanding. We found out a long time ago it does us no good what-so-ever...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:32 PM

6. The GOP base is 99.9% idiots and .1% uber-rich. The latter is all they care about.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:38 PM

4. Tell it like it is, Senator Warren!

Good.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:49 PM

7. More from Senator Warren and the MA delegation

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US Senator Elizabeth Warren, the last to speak, said the country faces a choice.

“We can be a country that says, ‘I got mine, the rest of you are on your own.’ We can be that kind of country, or we can be a country that says, ‘We believe in opportunity, we believe in our children and our grandchildren.’”

Warren said the cuts sought could be achieved without going after the various programs that she and her colleagues say are essential to families.

“We need to make cuts to wasteful programs like agriculture subsidies,” she said. “We’re ending two wars, we can make cuts to our military budget, we can close corporate loopholes. There are ways to bring our financial house in order. The president has put a strong proposal on the table,” she said.

All the members of the state’s congressional delegation are Democrats. Democrats are trying to go directly to the public to pressure Republicans back to the negotiating table. President Obama has pushed a proposal that includes a mix of spending and tax increases, while Republicans have balked at raising taxes.

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http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2013/02/25/senator-warren-joins-bay-state-congressmen-blast-sequestration-offer-alternative-cuts/EzjZXtPR4jjE3GxlOc5rrN/story.html

Republicans don't care.

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