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But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘McCain, Graham Warn On CIA Nominee Vote’

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We just went through all of this crap with Chuck Hagel 2 frickin weeks ago!

On Feb. 14th –

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that the White House’s
response to his and other Republican senators’ questions on
the September attack in Benghazi, Libya was satisfactory’.

“I think it was an adequate response, yes,” McCain said. “We
are working on and having negotiations now trying to smooth
this thing out and get it done.”
@ : http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014399437

And now –

WASHINGTON (AP) — ‘Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John
McCain say they want answers from the Obama administration
and are willing to oppose the administration’s choice to be
the new CIA director until they get them’.

‘Graham said Sunday he and McCain “are hell-bent on making
sure the American people understand this debacle called
Benghazi.”
From :
http://www.nationalmemo.com/mccain-graham-warn-on-cia-nominee
-vote/

 

The ‘Sequester – From Disparity to Austerity – ‘The 32 Dumbest And Most Devastating Sequester Cuts’

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US Representative (5th District WA) Republican Cathy McMorris-Rodgers :

“Is this a ‘perfect deal?’ As Speaker Boehner has said many times, ‘no.’ It can’t be perfect when House Republicans control only one-half of one-third of the government. But it’s another big step forward in our efforts to bring fiscal sanity to our nation and to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”
@ : http://mcmorris.house.gov/news-releases/mcmorris-rodgers-votes-for-budget-control-act1/

‘In a 83-page letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the Office of Management and Budget details the specific reductions each government program will face. Here are the dumbest and most painful cuts’:

‘$20 million cut from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs’

‘$10 million cut from the World Trade Center Health Program Fund’

‘$168 million cut from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’

‘$75 million cut from the Aging and Disability Services Programs’

‘$199 million cut from public housing’

‘$96 million cut from Homeless Assistance Grants’

‘$17 million cut from Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS’

‘$19 million cut from Housing for the Elderly’

‘$175 million cut from Low Income Home Energy Assistance’

‘$928 million cut from FEMA’s disaster relief money’

‘$6 million cut from Emergency Food and Shelter’

‘$70 million cut from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund at USDA’

‘$61 million cut from the Hazardous Substance Superfund at EPA’

‘$125 million cut from the Wildland Fire Management’

‘$53 million cut from Salaries and Expenses at the Food Safety and Inspection Service’

‘$13 million cut from the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program (Co-ops)’

‘$57 million cut from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control’

‘$51 million cut from the Prevention and Public Health Fund’

‘$27 million cut from the State Grants and Demonstrations’

‘$44 million cut from the Affordable Insurance Exchange Grants program’

‘$633 million cut from the Department of Education’s Special Education programs’

‘$184 million cut from Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research’

‘$71 million cut from administration at the Office of Federal Student Aid’

‘$116 million cut from Higher Education’

‘$86 million cut from Student Financial Assistance’

‘$512 million cut from Customs and Border Protection’

‘$17 million cut from Automation Modernization, Customs and Border Protection’

‘$20 million cut from Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology’

‘$79 million cut from Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance’

‘$604 million cut from National Nuclear Security Administration’

‘$232 million cut from the Federal Aviation Administration’

‘$394 million cut from Defense Environmental Cleanup’
From : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/03/02/1662271/the-dumbest-and-most-devastating-sequester-cuts/?mobile=nc

 

Why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – ‘State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment’

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‘Representative Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama) does not think bicycling is environmentally friendly because the activity causes cyclists to have “an increased heart rate and respiration.”

‘This is according to comments he made in an email to a constituent who questioned the wisdom of a new bike tax the legislature is considering as part of a large transportation package’.

‘We spoke with Rep. Orcutt to confirm the email’s authenticity and to get further clarification’.

“You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car,” he said. However, he said he had not “done any analysis” of the difference in CO2 from a person on a bike compared to the engine of a car (others have)’.
From : http://seattlebikeblog.com/2013/03/02/state-lawmaker-says-bicycling-is-not-good-for-the-environment-should-be-taxed/

 

‘Boehner Gets A Spanking From David Gregory – ‘Mr. Speaker, That’s Just Not True’

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If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it……does it make a sound?

If Republicans filibuster a piece of legislation does that mean that it was never ‘a plan to replace the sequester’?

Speaker John Boehner

March 3, 2013

“I had asked the president and Senator Reid to come with a plan to replace the sequester. Now listen, we’ve known about this for 16 months. And yet even today, there’s no plan from Senate Democrats or the White House to replace the sequester. And over the last 10 months, House Republicans have acted twice to replace the sequester. There are smarter ways to cut spending than these automatic across the board…”
@ : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/03/03/boehner-gets-a-spanking-from-david-gregory-mr-speaker-thats-just-not-true-videos/

‘Senate Republicans filibuster Democratic sequester replacement’

Feb. 28, 2013

‘A majority of United States senators voted this afternoon to replace the sequester with a combination of revenue increases and spending cuts, but thanks to a Republican filibuster, the legislation was blocked. Fifty-one votes were cast in favor of the measure’.
@ : http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022441793

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