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Pyrotechnics can be deadly

February 20, 2013

Music is only part of the show at many concerts these days. Unfortunately, death sometimes is on stage, too. During the weekend, people in West Warwick, R.I., observed a grim anniversary....

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TiredOfTax

Feb-23-13 8:50 AM

I wish that I could just sit here and hit disagree to make Obama disappear. But unlike you I relish each disagree as getting to the real supporters of this whacked out agenda the democrats have us on.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 10:35 PM

In fact, the final deal reached between Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2011 included an agreement that there would be no tax increases in the sequester in exchange for what the president was insisting on: an agreement that the nation’s debt ceiling would be increased for 18 months, so Obama would not have to go through another such negotiation in 2012, when he was running for reelection.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 10:30 PM

usedtolivethere, go fish!

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 10:29 PM

White House press secretary Jay Carney shifted position and accepted sequester paternity.

“The sequester was something that was discussed,” Carney said. Walking back the earlier statements, he added carefully, “and as has been reported, it was an idea that the White House put forward.”

This was an acknowledgment that the president and Lew had been wrong.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 10:14 PM

The president and Lew had this wrong. My extensive reporting for my book “The Price of Politics” shows that the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government.

Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved.

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usedtolivethere

Feb-22-13 9:43 PM

You quoting yourself?

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 8:04 PM

"The president tells the American people the sequester proposed by his White House 'will not happen,' but he has never offered a plan to prevent it. The president says he's for helping small businesses, but he's pushing a plan that will raise their taxes. The credibility of anything the president says about 2013 is being demolished by the reality of his actions right now, in 2012."

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 7:49 PM

PS can you tell me again where all those spending cuts are? I have looked and looked but no cuts... a reduction in future spending is NOT a cut. Did you know that even though democrats say that they have reduced spending the amount that they spent has gone up every single year... sis you know that the deficit has grown at a MUCH quicker rate with the democrats in charge remember also that democrats controlled both houses at the end of bushes term and the first two years of Obama's? I believe that he has run out of rope and in 1 week we WILL go over HIS CLIFF! Another failed policy he enacted!

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 7:43 PM

No Obama himself came up with this plan. You are as wrong here as you were with the big oil buyout of all the green technology... Go fish again. This is ALL Obama and at his finest.

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rschweizer

Feb-22-13 7:16 PM

ToT: incorrect. Fiscal Cliff aversion was proposed and formulated by Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, NOT President Obama. He signed into law what Congress also signed.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 7:10 PM

rschweizer, you are the inquisitive one aren't you... lets turn that question right back at you, why do you feel that your answers have any value whatsoever? You were the one that asked how legislation is passed so I answered. It is on the President to sign what he feels is the best he can deliver, the fiscal cliff was his idea, he signed it into law and now in typical liberal fashion wants to blame the republicans...

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rschweizer

Feb-22-13 2:27 PM

TiredOfTax: 'So in essence every single bill is approved by the almighty Obama!'

This has been the same process since George Washington as dictated on the Constitution. And yet for whatever reason, Obama doing it, as required, is somehow an sbuse?

TiredOfTax: please, please tell me how on earth you think anyone on this comment board can ever take you seriously.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 1:43 PM

I tend not to believe anything that a liberal says... a disagree with a liberal looks right to me! And a liberal media... it is a laughing matter! Should be written by Obama himself!

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drugsrus

Feb-22-13 11:44 AM

how could someone disagree with usedto's last post ?? As noted it came from Obama's own approved Associated Press.

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usedtolivethere

Feb-22-13 8:16 AM

....WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare or acknowledgement, they've already gotten much of both.

Spending by federal, state and local governments on payrolls, equipment, buildings, teachers, emergency workers, defense programs and other core governmental functions has been shrinking steadily since the deep 2007-2009 recession and as the anemic recovery continues.

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usedtolivethere

Feb-22-13 7:56 AM

TOT,drugs, Taxtired....you're all the same person....whatever

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drugsrus

Feb-22-13 7:49 AM

swizzer, you can't be serious asking that question. I thought you went to skool a long time. What was your major, basketweaving???? But anyway, here is a primer. Yes Congress makes the laws. States also make lawsthat only apply within thier borders, and the same goes for counties(in Louisiana they are known as parishes) and smaller municipalities like citirs, towns, villages. Some laws are good, some(most) are not good. Got it now???

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 7:42 AM

Sorry but one last thing... that was an excellent question RS. I hope that you keep good notes.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 7:41 AM

You know it just occurred to me that the reason you do not GET sarcasm is because it is so insanely far fetched to us it is YOUR reality! You have drank from that KOOLAID for so long that now you live it and it seems right to you.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-22-13 7:36 AM

As always RS there is no laws until the PRESIDENT signs the bill. So in essence every single bill is approved by the almighty Obama! Congress can pass all the laws that they like but without the signature of the president or an overwhelming bipartisan agreement (impossible today) There will be no laws... ONE MORE TIME this is NOT sarcasm the PRESIDENT signs into laws that he approves!

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rschweizer

Feb-22-13 12:52 AM

TiredOfTax, now I want to know. The Constitution dictates that the Congress shall make and pass laws as one branch of government.

So who passes laws the other times?

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TiredOfTax

Feb-21-13 9:50 PM

One more thing there usedto... drugsrus was using sarcasm go ask your leader about that.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-21-13 9:41 PM

And I believe that the hate you despise is quite intrinsic. Take a breath and focus you will get to the RIGHT topic soon.

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TiredOfTax

Feb-21-13 9:40 PM

UMMMMMMMMMMMM Usedto. if you are going to jump to conclusions you should read more carefully who typed what. In this case as in all others you are WRONG! Go back and read up you missed a lot!

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usedtolivethere

Feb-21-13 8:22 PM

TOT...do you read what you write? "Somtimes Congress passes laws"? Please enlighten us on who passes laws the rest of the time. Snappy, you are a joke just full of hatred

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