Obama will finally meet with Congressional leaders on sequester

posted at 12:01 pm on February 27, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

After traveling for more than two weeks and 5200 miles to gripe about the sequester and the supposedly “massive” cuts they impose on federal discretionary spending, Barack Obama will finally talk with people who can do something about it.  Apparently, though, the cuts may not be all that bad after all, since Obama won’t bother to meet with Congressional leaders about the sequester until after it hits, as ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports (via the Daily Caller):

They are finally going to have a meeting.

A congressional source with direct knowledge of the plans tells me the top four congressional leaders – John Boehner, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell – will meet with President Obama at the White House Friday to attempt to negotiate a way to avoid the spending cuts that both sides have said should be avoided.

This meeting – the first one the president has had with Republican leaders to talk about the across-the-board cuts known as the sequester – will come after the cuts actually go into effect (midnight Thursday).

Mitch McConnell confirmed the meeting to CNN, but an anonymous House Republican had a better explanation of what Obama expects to produce with this meeting:

A GOP aide told CNN that Republicans do not anticipate the meeting to be anything more than optics–an effort, the aide said, by President Barack Obama to show he is at least talking to Congress on the day the cuts are supposed to kick in. …

A senior congressional Republican chided Obama for the timing of the meeting.

“Either someone needs to buy the White House a calendar, or this is just a – belated – farce,” the Republican said. “They ought to at least pretend to try.”

You know what might have avoided this?  An actual budget from the Senate, whose refusal to engage in normal-order budgeting created the cliffs and crises of the last three years.  Even on the sequester, despite the President’s campaigning, his party controls the upper chamber and yet hasn’t produced a single alternative for the House to consider.

In fact, today marks the 1400th day that the Senate has gone without a budget, and the House Republican Conference marks the occasion with this video:

“The last time the Democrats in Washington actually had a budget,” the spot instructs, “the iPad was a dream, Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush were still an item, Instagram didn’t exist.”  If you hadn’t done your job for that long, would you still be employed?

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Wheres the popcorn!

TX-96 on February 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

“Oh… You wanna cede constitutional authority over the budget to me? Imma listen to you.”

Skywise on February 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

It’s the End of the World as we know it (according to Obama and his minions) and I feel fine.

kingsjester on February 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

The meeting will simply entailed handouts about the Obama’s 2013 vacation schedule.

locomotivebreath1901 on February 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Is Michelle going to dance at the meeting?

TarheelBen on February 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Obama will finally meet with Congressional leaders on sequester

It must irritate Barry to no end that he has to waste his precious time to summon these irrelevant people to his Throne Room to remind them face to face who won.

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

He’s only doing this so he can come out of the meeting and say:

“I have met with the hostage takers, and I’ve done all I can do.”

portlandon on February 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The meeting will simply entailed handouts about the Obama’s 2013 vacation schedule.

And who’s scheduled to take BO on his daily walks in the Imperial Family’s absence.

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

After being seated, Obama begins the meeting by saying:

“Alright Boehner,….Dance for me.”

portlandon on February 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I hope the Campaign at least bought West Palm Beach t-shirts for everyone.

forest on February 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

“Obama, leaders to meet on sequester the day spending cuts begin”

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He must have found out that it will be raining and the golf course will be closed.

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I won

cmsinaz on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Have they not passed a budget or budget resolution? As it was explained to me they’ve passed a budget (i.e., funding for federal operations) each year, but the budget resolution (i.e., what they use to determine if they’re over/under spending) is non-binding (although required by law). Is that correct?

Rufus on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Let the caving commence.

kingsjester on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

“We’ve got to protect our phoney-baloney jobs, gentlemen!”
“Hrumph!”

kingsjester on February 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

“Either someone needs to buy the White House a calendar, or this is just a – belated – farce,” the Republican said. “They ought to at least pretend to try.”

The Whitehouse needs no calendar, they have an entire Fifth Column Treasonous Media willing, eager and just begging for the opportunity to push whatever propaganda will further Obama’s Marxist agenda.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Don’t mind dinner with Ryan but after the GOP has consistently treated conservatives with derision, they can forget any donation. I’ll stick with donating to individual candidates, thanks.

batter on February 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Rush is just ripping bho a new one on his childish spoiled brat letting all the illegal aliens free just to blame the r’s! He actually used the ‘I’ word on bho’s not protecting the citizens!
L

letget on February 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Whoah boy….
BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’

sentinelrules on February 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

When you’ve lost Woodward…..expect Bernstein to show up tomorrow to say its a non-issue.

can_con on February 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

John Boehner, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell – will meet with President Obama at the White House…

Where’s a rogue meteor from space when you need it?

MichaelGabriel on February 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’

Maybe Woodward’s having flashbacks to the Nixon administration.

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!

What happened to insisting on regular order!

Boehner and the House Republicans should have been saying every single day we will have the meeting in the reconciliation committee with the Senate.

No more emergency legislating! Not only do Republicans, taxpayers and the country always get sc*&^%, but it’s no way to run a government.

HakerA on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

“We’ve got to protect our phoney-baloney jobs, gentlemen!”
“Hrumph!”

kingsjester on February 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Hey. I didn’t get a Hrumph out of that guy.

portlandon on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

After getting bored with the last minute rush to get anything done, our leaders have now chosen a new adrenaline kick.
Waiting for a crisis to actually start, before doing anything.

I thought we elected LEADERS, not thrill seekers.

Jabberwock on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I have this sinking feeling the republicans are gonna cave…

sandee on February 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Is Michelle going to dance at the meeting?

TarheelBen on February 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

LOL! Will it be the “Finger of blame”, the “Diggie”, or the “Sequester Shake”?

batter on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’

Maybe Woodward’s having flashbacks to the Nixon administration.

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Well, sort of, having faded to obscurity after Watergate, the recent interest by the public in Woodward has set a fire in Bob’s heart, rekindled the dream of his glory days, to be influential once again. Now, he is becoming the Madonna, the Charles “Icarus” Johnson of the print media, the say any damned crazy thing as long as it causes people to notice you.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

The Lilliputian in Chief needs to be looped through this, over and over.

What a Wimp Adolf he is. May the Rs all go to Hades, in flames. Throw them all out, beg. with McConnell.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

The Rs are the biggest dummies. They anable the Lilliuputian narcissistic teenager, who’s out of control power-driven.

Such impertinence on his side, and stupidity on theirs, must and will be punished.

Wake up America. You were the greatest people and are now the stupidest.

An entire world depends on your wake-up call.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

A dog-and-pony show.

Nothing will happpen – and I hope that it doesn’t – because I want the shit sequestered out of everything – and then Commander Transparent will tell his pagan deifiers that “Vaal is Vaal,” at which time they will utter same in unison, for an hour.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I have this sinking feeling the republicans are gonna cave…

sandee on February 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Helloieeeeee…. Of course they are, this is all Smoke and Mirrors, Kabuki Theater Rope-a-Dope designed to keep you from noticing that the sequester amounts to 10 percent of an already passed and approved 30 percent increase to spending.

The sequester will not cut spending one single penny, it will result in a 27% spending increase instead of the 30% spending increase that congress passed in the last Continuing Resolution.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

How about one rule: press must be there.
How about two conditions: he and his kneejerk media propagandists stop lying about the “end is near” and two: he admits the entire sequestration was his idea–he owns it!

Okay three: he may not interupt the chair or bring Joe Biden.

Don L on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

“Either someone needs to buy the White House a calendar, or this is just a – belated – farce,” the Republican said. “They ought to at least pretend to try.”

Why? The Rs consider abdicating their constitutional duties.

May they all go to Hades, the utter fools.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I have this sinking feeling the republicans are gonna cave…

sandee on February 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

The obvious is indignant and the children cry. May their wrath get all the fools in DC, from the Rs down to the Ds.

The Rs are bigger culprits than the Ds. The former enable the latter’s Utopian aspirations.

Ds are always tyrannical and never truly liberal/progressive. Thugs rule the land.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM

How about one rule: press must be there.
How about two conditions: he and his kneejerk media propagandists stop lying about the “end is near” and two: he admits the entire sequestration was his idea–he owns it!

Okay three: he may not interupt the chair or bring Joe Biden.

Don L on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Finally, in a Hot Air first-look exclusive, a lucky donor to the National Republican Congressional Committee can win a dinner with Paul Ryan to discuss these and other weighty issues. Eric Cantor explains:

In other words Ryan is a harlto for sale, just like the Harlot in Chief. The latter is for sale for $500,000 a shot.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

harlot

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

You know what might have avoided this? An actual budget from the Senate, whose refusal to engage in normal-order budgeting created the cliffs and crises of the last three years. Even on the sequester, despite the President’s campaigning, his party controls the upper chamber and yet hasn’t produced a single alternative for the House to consider.

In fact, today marks the 1400th day that the Senate has gone without a budget

And the last time the Democrats did pass a budget, it was passed by the Nancy Pelosi House and the Harry Reid Senate, signed by pResident Obama, increased operating budgets by 10 percent or more for some of the programs over 2008 levels, and Democrats still try to blame all of that FY 2009 spending on Bush!

Published: March 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) — The $410 billion budget — criticized for its scope in spending and earmarks — was signed Wednesday by President Barack Obama.

The budget document — which keeps federal operations running through the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30 — includes more than 8,500 earmarks, or funding for specific projects sought by congressional members, costing roughly $7.7 billion. The measure also boosts operating budgets by 10 percent or more for some of the programs over 2008 levels. Both the earmarks and the amount of money included in the operations budget drew howls of protest from both sides of the aisle.

The measure, delayed by term-ending politics between the Bush White House and Congress, funds nine departments for activities that are not related to defense or homeland security agencies, whose budgets were funded last fall.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/03/11/Obama-signs-earmark-laden-budget-bill/UPI-75101236770890/

ITguy on February 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I have this sinking feeling the republicans are gonna cave…

sandee on February 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

How can you cave in when you agree with your friends across the aisle and you hire Karl Hit-man-Rove to sweep out the conservative riff-raff?

By definition, you are already at the bottom.

Don L on February 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Michael Ramirez Cartoon re: sequester

It’s excellent. Check it out if you haven’t seen it already.

ITguy on February 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

You get the feeling the Narcissist One is going to lecture Boehner and McConnell? Boehner needs to call him out and tell him to “get off his ass” and “shut the F up”.

After the lack of repect he has shown towards them as elected leaders they have no duty to repect him or his service as President.

Tater Salad on February 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Obama MO:

1. I sh*t on you.

2. I call you stinky.

3. The media reports that you stink.

4. Obama “I won”.

5. The stupid people go shopping or watch Idol or Honey Boo Boo.

6. Kerry/Hagel sell the land to the world.

7. World rejoices, satisfied in the global misery.

8. Obama calls himself Lincoln or Reagan.

9. Pravda laughs.

10. Goebbels has repeated orgasms.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Oops, wrong link in my last comment. Here is the correct link:

http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez/645725

ITguy on February 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Hey Friday is a busy day what with planes falling out of the sky, feral schoolchildren roaming the streets in search of a teacher, and Congress having to decide whether to stick it to the disabled child or the poor child.

Maybe they should just do a teleconference the White House so everybody can keep plugging away at finding a solution to a set of circumstances known since 2011. In fact, this is important enough that they probably should do a joint session of Congress to talk things through. And at the very end a giant screen can drop from the ceiling above the Speaker’s chair and they can all get a lecture from Michelle Obama about nutrition or something.

Seriously, I understand the need to pretend that this meeting is something other than a photo-op but if I were the GOP leadership, I’d politely decline the meeting on the grounds that that the President and his party have been too busy whining to have done anything worthy of a substantive meeting. Then, at the allotted time for this meeting I’d go out and hold a giant press conference where I ripped into the rat-eared wonder and his party. Maybe even through in a few props in the background holding signs like “Where’s the Budget Harry?”

Happy Nomad on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Obama to bring dogs and ponies.

Lourdes on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Gosh, ITguy, that is marvelous. He is a national treasure, a true rarity with steely ones.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

The Republicans and the Prelude to the Meeting

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

ITguy on February 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

That date should be commemorated somehow. In Memorium: March 11, 2013 marks the 4th Anniversary of the death of budgeting in the United States of America.

Fenris on February 27, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Memo to GOP:

Please don’t allow Team Blue to screw Team Red!

canopfor on February 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

I am so FREAKING TIRED of anyone telling me that decreasing a increase in spending for this year is going to change the entire country.

the democrats are making children look mature. kids handle things better when their allowance isnt increased better than the democrats have this.

cougar on February 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

ObamaCongressional Leaders to bring dogs and ponies.

Its for our Congressional Jesters to provide the entertainment material to amuse our Imperial President(TM)

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Demanding that Obama do his job (ie: what most of the fully white Presidents before him did) is RAAAAACIST! How dare you question the work ethic of a (half) black man!

wildcat72 on February 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

cmsinaz:Agreed,to Infinity and Beyond:)

canopfor on February 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

He’s only doing this so he can come out of the meeting and say:

“I have met with the hostage takers, and I’ve done all I can do.”

portlandon on February 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

^^^THIS!!^^^

Beyond the shadow of a doubt.

You read it here first.

Solaratov on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

As we all know by now everything the regime does is politically based.
With the sequester it was well know by both sides,House, adm, and Senate that an agreement had to be made for targeted budget cuts to actually happen. Targeted cuts removes all the flack about kids dying, not getting food, soliders being laid off, no money for fuel for ships etc.The dems realy don’t want targeted cuts and will never agree to any real cuts, make believe maybe.
Politically savvy dems figured that if they simply blame the pubbies before any meeting on targeted cuts they could gain poltically. It would look like it was all the pubbies fault since zero “cared”. LIV’s would eat it up. So they win the political war before the sequester takes place.
By calling a meeting after the sequester takes hold they can now claim an effort of bi=partisanship which is phony but they can still keep winning the argument and once again blame pubbies when the dems refuse to agree to any targeted cuts but insist on loophole closings instead.
Very slickly done all of it.
IMHO, the bent axel tries to set up conditions where they(the commie dems) win all the time,class warfare often fares into the thinking.

rodguy911 on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I am so FREAKING TIRED of anyone telling me that decreasing a increase in spending for this year is going to change the entire country.

It will for the wild and free spending dems. Not one penny less in the increases that they demand!!!

I’ve been tired of that for decades. Since at least the 80s, the dems ranted, raved and screamed about the same dire results every time the GOP insisted on lowering, even slightly, the rate of INCREASE of the federal budget from the previous year.

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM

O will come to the meeting with a shotgun and fire two shots from the balcony.

docflash on February 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Obama to bring dogs and ponies.

Lourdes on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Will the dogs be boiled, baked, fried or barbecued?

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Whoah boy….

BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’

sentinelrules on February 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Now that he doesn’t have to worry about reelection he is unshackled.

We knew this was coming. The Press? Shocked!

WisRich on February 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM

In fact, today marks the 1400th day that the Senate has gone without a budget, and the House Republican Conference marks the occasion with this video:

lololol. How many times will your team repeat this bs line. No one cares.

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Will the dogs be boiled, baked, fried or barbecued?

Stir fried, in coconut milk, with green chilies and served over a bed of steamed Indonesian rice……its whats for dinner!

hawkeye54 on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’

sentinelrules on February 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

lololol. How many times will your team repeat this bs line. No one cares.

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Of course YOU don’t care, HAL…as long as you and the other moochers and leeches get your free stuff.

Now, shut up and sing, b!tch!

Solaratov on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

He’s Bob Woodward, not a partisan slug like Chris Matthews.

sentinelrules on February 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

No. No, no, no. No meeting of Congressional “leaders” with the President. No. Congress needs to do its job, up at the Capitol, through its regular order. Pass a budget. Send things through committee. We don’t need a group of five elites deciding on “compromise” for us.

Shump on February 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

You and yours sure did care as long as he said what you wanted to hear. But now that he’s telling a bit of the truth, he’s suddenly a “has-been”.
You leeches on society’s ass are too patently transparent.

Solaratov on February 27, 2013 at 1:12 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Because you are utterly obtuse.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

If hypocrisy and stupidity would hurt, you’d scream incessantly/on-going.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:17 PM

“Obama will finally meet with Congressional leaders on sequester..”

-then goes on vacation(again)for a well deserved rest- MSM

ninjacoastie on February 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

lololol. How many times will your team repeat this bs line. No one cares.

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

That you do not care is pretty obvious. On the important stuff, you rarely do.

Good thing we are around to to at least guide the ship after you’ve had the tiller for a while.

Jabberwock on February 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM

“Let me be clear, I will sacrifice national security and public safety in my campaign against the sequester I lauded and signed off as law.” obummer

jake49 on February 27, 2013 at 1:47 PM

win a date with paul ryan?? sounds like fun =)

Sachiko on February 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

And we care what this has been thinks because?????

HotAirLib on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

You cared deeply about what Woodward wrote in the 1970s, and you cared deeply about what Woodward wrote during the Plame non-scandal just a few years ago. Nice to see you suddenly throw him under the bush when he has the audacity to criticize your Dear Leader.

And “has beens” don’t hold down the Associate Editor position at the Washington Post. That is Woodward’s current job.

HAL-

Del Dolemonte on February 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM

It’s Arne Duncan’s turn today.
70,000 kids loose out on “Head Start” next school year.

Jabberwock on February 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM

This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have dinner with one of the greatest conservative minds and one of the nicest guys I know. Plus, we’ll fly the lucky winner to D.C. and take care of the hotel.

i almost gave $15 just to give hilarity a chance.

sesquipedalian on February 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM

i almost gave $15 just to give hilarity a chance.

sesquipedalian on February 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Why am I not surprised that you feel you must spend money. For anything.

Jabberwock on February 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM

That’s mighty white of him. His mothers side.

Hummer53 on February 27, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Boehner needs to get on his soapbox after the meeting and clearly tell whoever’s listening that the sequester was originally the President’s idea, so that by dragging his feet and not making meaningful cuts, the President is entirely responsible for the sequester.

Steve Z on February 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Corporations routinely institute REAL cuts in both programs and staff: typically 10%-15%…or even more!!! Somehow they survive.

In fact, GE used to have a policy that the lowest performing 15% of staff is eliminated EVERY YEAR!!!

How much better off would we be if every single government department had this same policy!!!???!!!

Perhaps the remaining 85% of our bureaucrats, properly motivated by such a policy, could even learn to do math and figure out that when you spend more than last year, there is no “budget cut”???

/I_can_still_dream,_can’t_I?>

landlines on February 27, 2013 at 4:54 PM

i almost gave $15 just to give hilarity a chance.

sesquipedalian on February 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM

That’s nice of you. I’m sure Ryan would enjoy the hilarity he would experience from your usual servings of non sequiturs, ad hominems, and strawmen.

KS Rex on February 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM