Archive for the ‘Sequester’ Category

America’s Strategy Deficit

February 3 | Posted by mrossol | American Thought, Military, Noonan, Sequester

Leading from behind. =========== By PEGGY NOONAN Updated Jan. 30, 2015 6:33 p.m. ET Something is going on here. On Tuesday retired Gen. James Mattis, former head of U.S. Central Command (2010-13) told the Senate Armed Services Committee of his unhappiness at the current conduct of U.S. foreign policy. He said the U.S. is not “adapting to changed circumstances” in the Mideast and must... Read more

What Shutdown?

November 20 | Posted by mrossol | Big Govt, Sequester

Don’t hear much about this from the White House or Democats. ===== This week’s big economic reports—October jobs and third-quarter GDP—reveal an economy that continues to plod along. At least it’s growing and creating some new jobs, but growth remains too slow to lift incomes for most Americans. The reports highlight two points that deserve more attention. The first is how little the... Read more

Don’t Abandon the Sequester

October 19 | Posted by mrossol | American Thought, Debt, Sequester

Republicans aren’t the dumbest politicians there are, but they’re in the running… Especially if they lose this advantage. ============ The way the budget showdown is going, Democrats may soon require the Republicans to pay ransom before they’ll allow the GOP to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. That’s how badly the party’s Ted Cruz faction has messed up the politics... Read more

Flight Delay Rebuke

April 28 | Posted by mrossol | American Thought, Debt, Sequester, Socialism

If you ran a business this way… =========== It isn’t quite Ronald Reagan breaking the 1981 air-traffic controllers strike by firing 12,345 of them, banning them from government employment for life, and decertifying their union. But it’s close enough for cheering. On Thursday night the Senate unanimously reversed the Federal Aviation Administration’s sequester furloughs, and the House followed on Friday with a... Read more

“Make the sequester as painful as promised” – White House

March 8 | Posted by mrossol | Debt, Obama, Sequester

If you were a share-holder and your board managed the company this way there would be a “house cleaning”. =============== The White House announced Tuesday that it is canceling tours of the president’s home for the foreseeable future as the sequester spending cuts begin to bite and the administration makes good on its warnings of painful decisions. Announcement of the decision — made... Read more

Obama just wants to watch the world burn

March 8 | Posted by mrossol | American Thought, Obama, Sequester

I’ve not read this guy before, but I will look for his stuff again after reading this piece. =============== ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” — The Joker in “The Dark Knight” No one can continue to assert that President Obama is simply... Read more

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