While those kids are skiing, Democrats seek to wreak havoc on the country

 

Thought they could threaten us, did they?

Thought they could threaten us, did they?

Poisoned food, prison riots and cocaine on the streets, all coming courtesy of the Democrats so they can blame the Republicans for the sequester. “If it saves the life of just a single federal dollar …”

The public has largely tuned out the Democrats’ repeated warnings about mid-air plane crashes, troop deaths and mass illness from tainted meat if the sequester cuts stay in place.

But Democrats aren’t dropping the threat of disaster, seizing now on the line they think can beat the Republicans: law and order.

Prison riots, cocaine flooding the streets, terrorists on board airplanes — even hurricanes and tornadoes left undetected by budget-slashed agencies — have moved front and center as Democrats try to get the public behind blaming the Republicans.

Harry Reid –  you remember the guy, the one who blamed the deaths of seven Marines on sequester cuts that hadn’t even occurred? Like his boss in the Big House, Harry is pulling out all the stops to make sure that any cuts that are made do maximum damage to the country.

Next on the list could be furloughs at major airports that would mean flight delays for millions of travelers. The DOT helpfully warns that these delays could be “very painful for the flying public.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accounts for only 20% of the Transportation budget but under White House and Congressional sequester math somehow absorbs 60% of the cuts.

Many of the service cutbacks could have been easily avoided by a budget amendment last week sponsored by Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas. He proposed replacing $50 million of FAA sequester cuts with savings from unspent balances, which are a kind of agency slush fund, and by reducing other low-priority spending. Great idea.

How did the vote turn out? There wasn’t one. Majority Leader Reid blocked the amendment from ever getting to the Senate floor. Mr. Moran believes that public safety is compromised by these control-tower cuts, and he calls the Reid gambit “a very dangerous way to try to score political points.”

Mr. Reid used the same tactics last week to block nearly a dozen other measures to soften the impact of the sequester. Mr. Moran also couldn’t get a vote to restore funding for White House tours by cutting $2.5 million for new uniforms for airport screeners.

Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma sponsored seven amendments to save money—including one to provide funding to the National Park Service to keep open the likes of Yosemite and Yellowstone—by cutting programs that even Mr. Obama’s budget calls low priorities. He also proposed freezing new hiring of “nonessential personnel” and to end conferences by the Department of Homeland Security. At least he got roll-call votes, but nearly every one was defeated by Democrats when Mr. Reid gave the order to his caucus.

Mr. Reid’s blocking tactics were supported by President Obama, whose main political goal continues to be to impose as much sequester pain as possible on the public to force Republicans to raise taxes again.

So in the weeks ahead travelers will likely experience the frustration of flight delays, cancellations and closed airports. It won’t happen by accident or out of fiscal necessity, but because Washington Democrats refuse to prioritize federal spending.

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  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Hmmmm….

    1) Janet Incompetano releases 2K violent criminal aliens from detention
    2) TSA allows pocket knives on board aircraft again
    3) violent criminal aliens board aircraft with pocket knives, kill cabin crew and passengers.
    4) Demoncrats blame Republicans for sequester, even though it was Obama’s idea from the get go.

    • Atticus

      Well, I’m sure she didn’t just release them. Most probably she had them registered to vote and collect gov’t. benefits first.

  2. Despite the opinion of political cynics, stories like this one make the differences between the two parties ABUNDANTLY clear, I dare say…

  3. Anonymous2

    Gee, lotsa Obama dollars to study snail sex, fat lesbians and millions for moslem Palestinians while Americans face prison riots, coke on the streets, etc. Who is irresponsible?

  4. AJ

    … When You Weren’t Looking, Democrat Bank Stooges Launch Bills to Permit Bailouts, Deregulate Derivatives. She writes:

    In the US, depositors have actually been put in a worse position than Cyprus deposit-holders, at least if they are at the big banks that play in the derivatives casino. The regulators have turned a blind eye as banks use their depositaries to fund derivatives exposures….

    …Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor’s funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank’s, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to pay. (See here and here.) But until now the bank has been obligated to pay the money back on demand in the form of cash. Under the FDIC-BOE plan, our IOUs will be converted into “bank equity.” The bank will get the money and we will get stock in the bank….

    …No exception is indicated for “insured deposits” in the U.S., meaning those under $250,000, the deposits we thought were protected by FDIC insurance. This can hardly be an oversight, since it is the FDIC that is issuing the directive….

    …If our IOUs are converted to bank stock, they will no longer be subject to insurance protection but will be “at risk” and vulnerable to being wiped out, just as the Lehman Brothers shareholders were in 2008….

    http://webofdebt.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/it-can-happen-here-the-confiscation-scheme-planned-for-us-and-uk-depositors/

  5. AJ

    Whoa! looks like they’re planning the same thing in Canada:

    The politicians of the western world are coming after your bank accounts. In fact, Cyprus-style “bail-ins” are actually proposed in the new Canadian government budget. …

    …What you are about to see absolutely amazed me when I first saw it. The Canadian government is actually proposing that what just happened in Cyprus should be used as a blueprint for future bank failures up in Canada.

    The following comes from pages 144 and 145 of “Economic Action Plan 2013” which you can find right here. Apparently the goal is to find a way to rescue “systemically important banks” without the use of taxpayer funds…

    Canada’s large banks are a source of strength for the Canadian economy. Our large banks have become increasingly successful in international markets, creating jobs at home.

    The Government also recognizes the need to manage the risks associated with systemically important banks — those banks whose distress or failure could cause a disruption to the financial system and, in turn, negative impacts on the economy. This requires strong prudential oversight and a robust set of options for resolving these institutions without the use of taxpayer funds, in the unlikely event that one becomes non-viable.
    So if taxpayer funds will not be used to bail out the banks, how will it be done? Well, the Canadian government is actually proposing that a “bail-in” regime be implemented…

    The Government proposes to implement a “bail-in” regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital. This will reduce risks for taxpayers. The Government will consult stakeholders on how best to implement a bail-in regime in Canada. Implementation timelines will allow for a smooth transition for affected institutions, investors and other market participants.
    So if the banks take extreme risks with their money and lose, “certain bank liabilities” (i.e. deposits) will rapidly be converted into “regulatory capital” and the banks will be saved.

    In other words, the banks will just be allowed to grab money directly out of your bank accounts to recapitalize themselves….

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/cyprus-style-bank-account-confiscation-is-in-the-new-canadian-government-budget

  6. Green Mtn Punter

    Read Amity Shales’ The Forgotten Man and you will conclude “plus ca change, c’est plus la meme chose.” Obama merely wants to finish what FDR started. Obama uses the Alinsky method more ruthlessly than did FDR. Result is same: The Forgotten Man is the average American without a union or special interest group shilling for his interests.

    • hmmm

      good the forgotten man is an idiot and he is the reason we are in this mess…just look at upstate ct they all vote blue and they are the ones that are going to get bent over! f’em.

  7. Down the tubes

    as we sink, they just play..do they even like small biz