Obama Shirks Responsibility — Doesn’t Want To Make Hard Decisions!

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Obama rejected a plan by congress to give him control over which cuts to make where in place of the blunt cuts of the sequester.  He says it choices would be too hard.  He also invokes a false narrative.

Obama rejects plan for more say in spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brushed off a Republican plan Tuesday to give him flexibility to allocate $85 billion in looming spending cuts, wanting no part of a deal that would force him to choose between the bad and the terrible. …..

“You don’t want to have to choose between, ‘let’s see, do I close funding for the disabled kid, or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy shipyard or some other one?'” Obama said. “You can’t gloss over the pain and the impact it’s going to have on the economy.”

What a mendacious claim!  We’re studying shrimp on treadmills, Chinese prostitutes’ drinking habits, and fish to see if we can learn something about democracy from them.  We’re spending about $35/gallon for biofuel for ships in our navy. ….. and the list goes on and on.  Zero can’t cut that out of our budget?  He doesn’t want to cut that crap out of our budget?  He’s a national embarrassment.

In the Republican-controlled House, Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said he’d already done his part, complaining that the House twice passed bills to replace the cuts with more targeted reductions.

“We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something,” Boehner told reporters.

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8 Responses to Obama Shirks Responsibility — Doesn’t Want To Make Hard Decisions!

  1. miked1947 says:

    Boehner needs to hold that line! The government can reduce that amount be closing down funding for unnecessary research, Climate, and closing wasteful departments, NOAA, EPA, NASA, DOE and education department. Cutting the funding for NAS would be a giant step in the right direction.

  2. philjourdan says:

    The policy was actually started by Pelosi and Reid in 2007. They did not want to be tied to any hard decisions, so they punted the ball down the road so that none of the “decisions” could be used against them in the next election. Obama is just following the same playbook. And as long as the Republicans are willing to allow them to shirk their responsibility, they will continue to do it.

  3. leftinbrooklyn says:

    All liberalism is merely the rejection of responsibility as a lifestyle. Children too cowardly to mature into adulthood. From refusing to live within a budget, to refusing to allow a life you created to live.

  4. tckev says:

    First time round there was “Yes we can!” speeches of yesteryear, with it’s vague empty promises –

    “It’s not about rich vs. poor, young vs. old. And it is not about black vs. white.
    This election is about the past vs. the future. It’s about whether we settle for the same divisions and distractions and drama that passes for politics today or whether we reach for a politics of common sense and innovation, a politics of shared sacrifice and shared prosperity.”

    Next time round there was the vacuous one word emptiness “Forward!”, a reference to Marxist communism.

    To which I reply with a much older quote from Reagan:

    “Ask yourself, ‘Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was?”

    Reagan asked voters to consider if their lives had improved during the Carter administration, voters may start to ask the same of O.

  5. David says:

    I do not have the quote, but I think Obama spoke about how there was billions of dollars of fraud in Medicare, now he can not find a wasted penny in the entire fed budget???

  6. kelly liddle says:

    A suitable graphic to go with the story http://lawofmarkets.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/us-budget-catastrophic-cut.jpg except if it is a pie should be a meat pie.

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