Tag Archives: Sequestration

Another Casualty

Let’s not forget that sequestration is still in effect and that the recent continuing resolution approved by Congress to avoid financial apocalypse continues the proud tradition of cutting programs for no good reason. The latest casualty may be the Smithsonian … Continue reading
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Meanwhile, This is Happening

Capital police aren’t the only ones putting their lives on the line without pay today. Hurricane Hunters, the men and women whose duty is to fly planes directly into tropical storms, are flying today without pay because of the GOP … Continue reading
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Congressional GOP Pull One Bill, Filibuster the Other, Go On Vacation

House Republican leadership pulled the THUD bill, an appropriations bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, from the floor of the House yesterday because it didn’t have enough support to pass from either party. Today, Senate … Continue reading
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Border Job Security

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, furloughs are set to begin this week for at least 650,000 civilian contractors who work for the Department of Defense. Each employee will face one day without work each week from now until … Continue reading
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You’re Doing It Wrong

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should have spoken these words a long time ago, but better late than never. Bernanke says in his prepared testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, “fiscal policy at the federal level has become significantly more … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan is a Lying Sack

Responding to a frustrated man who works for the Environmental Protection Agency and has lost many hours of work and pay because of sequestration — Paul Ryan concocted this fantastical story. This was is something the president has done through … Continue reading
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FAA Suspends All Furloughs

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release this morning. The FAA has suspended all employee furloughs. Air traffic facilities will begin to return to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours and the system will resume normal operations … Continue reading
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Sequestration is Catching Up to the Economy

The jobless rate fell during the month of March to 7.6 percent, but this drop was mostly due to workers exiting the labor force all together while job growth was the weakest in nine months. via Blooomberg Payrolls grew by … Continue reading
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Chart of the Day

The cable news networks are very concerned about the effects sequestration will have on average Americans White House tours. It’s hard to imagine much of a future for dedicated cable news channels as a professional medium when you see things … Continue reading
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Housing Department to Shut Down for 7 Days

The consequences of sequestration are going to ripple for months. (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday said it plans to shut its doors for a total of seven days between May and September due … Continue reading
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Such a Pity

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a bill into law yesterday that will allow armed “sentinels” in public schools. Unless they look like this and are controlled by the president, I don’t expect … Continue reading
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236,000 Jobs in February

It is not without caveats, but the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is good news. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 236,000 jobs were created last month, bringing the unemployment rate down … Continue reading
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Tweet of the Morning

Ron Fournier: Can handle Bin laden, not Boehner? MT @ap: He may be POTUS, but Obama says he’s incapable of “a Jedi mind meld”: apne.ws/XLm3Xt -BW — Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) March 1, 2013 Oh, Ron. Should the president have deployed … Continue reading
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1600 Penned

Here’s Jon Stewart on Bob Woodward, sequestration, and the Ass Effect. I love the Mass Effect reference. Because I am a super geek. Continue reading
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Your Final Reminder: John Boehner Got “98 Percent” of What He Wanted. He’s Pretty Happy.

When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I’m pretty happy. Today is a very confusing day if you’re a conservative pundit. On one hand, … Continue reading
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Boehner’s Advice

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, U.S. stocks rose to a 5 year high today, and came very close to setting an all new record high. Whether this trend will reverse two days from now remains to be seen. Continue reading
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Your Weekly Reminder: John Boehner Got “98 Percent” of What He Wanted

This may or may not be the last time I need to remind you that John Boehner got “98 percent” of what he wanted, but after he appeared in front of the press today to demand that the Senate “get … Continue reading
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Immolation

Artist – Pat BagleyIn other news, according to a new Bloomberg poll, a majority of Americans support delaying sequestration to give the economy more time to recover. And for your daily does of “WTF” — a San Diego couple is … Continue reading
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They Built This

Artist – Daryl Cagle We are sure this is the best course of action? Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped her bid to fill the Congressional seat of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Sunday after her moderate views on … Continue reading
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Reminder: John Boehner Got “98 Percent” of What He Wanted

When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I’m pretty happy. I’ve seen more than a few DC pundits and beltway thinkers grumble today that … Continue reading
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