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White House Tours Back On

Posted by madjillmom on October 18, 2013

Pres. Obama has decided to allow White House tours again. Sequestration was the reason they originally suspended White House tours for students and others. Sequestration is still on for everyone else, but somehow the Secret Service has found a pot of money to make the tours again available.

It seems the White House understands the optics of the usual over the top Christmas parties and decorating in the age of sequestration shutting down tours.

Everyone knows that the tours could have been funded other ways with a reasonable prioritization of the funds available. Obama wanted us to feel the pain. But he wants to have a lot of good parties over the Christmas season, so her come the tours.

How stupid do you think we are?


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Sequestration and the Obama’s African Vacay

Posted by madjillmom on June 15, 2013

Remember when sequestration was going to starve children. President Obama wanted sequestration to hurt so he closed the White House tours. But now, the Obama’s feel they can take a really great vacation to Africa that will cost $100 million. Then they will probably go to Martha’s Vineyard to rest up. But, hey, the Marines don’t really need a hot breakfast at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, do they.

Maybe Michele and Barack should eat MREs on their excellent African Adventure!

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ObamaCare and the FAA Air Controller Furloughs

Posted by madjillmom on April 26, 2013

Sequestration has been a fact of life for our federal government for a long time. It has been coming, they knew about it, and the government bosses at the FAA should have made reasonable plans to make the cuts in low priority areas or low use airports. But that isn’t the way the President wants it to be. So, now they have done it the stupid way, and people are pissed off. The cuts are completely doable in a way that would not slow down already slow air travel. But our President wants the cuts to hurt. Is this anyway to run a government? No. While crying over the cuts the federal government proves it can’t really handle anything very well. They just want you to send them some more taxes.

Please remember that the same people who have brought you the stupid furloughs at the FAA are also trying to put into effect the crazy and inefficient ObamaCare law. Costs have skyrocketed, exchanges are doomed, the Death Panels are getting ready to portion out the limited bypass surgeries done by the limited doctors (due to predicted shortages). Fewer and fewer doctors will take Medicare and Medicaid and the government doctors will be furloughed in the middle of a bird flu epidemic. Welcome to the wonderful future of ObamaCare!

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Criminal Illegals in Detention Let Go by DHS

Posted by madjillmom on March 2, 2013

ICE and DHS have released illegal aliens scheduled to undergo deportation hearings. DHS and ICE tell us that these are just everyday illegals and not a threat to anyone. However, over a year ago, DHS, ICE and Pres. Obama told us that they were going to concentrate their limited resources on deporting only criminal illegal aliens. So, why did you have just regular illegal aliens in detention? Or were they in fact, gang members and criminals waiting to be deported? Someone needs to answer why they were detaining regular illegals when they told us they were only going to deport criminal illegal aliens.  You can’t have it both ways.

This release has backfired. Blaming Sequestration on the release is stupid. If they did release criminals, and those criminals commit crimes while released, ICE/DHS/PresBO will have to answer to this stupid move. Remember, Sequestration was the brainchild of our new Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew.

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Michele Unchained – Meat Inspectors Furloughed

Posted by madjillmom on February 25, 2013

As I have predicted, the First Lady is no longer in the “I’m just like you. I shop at Target. Vote for Barack.” box. She is unchained. She has used government money to go to the Oscars. She probably got a very nice dress from a very good designer to give out the Best Picture Oscar. Yes, she is just like us. Well, maybe not just like us.

No, she isn’t. I didn’t watch the Oscars. I haven’t seen any of the movies they nominated. I do not know most of the names of the actors. I watched Duck Dynasty last night. When I saw the clips this morning of the surprise visit of Michele to the Mecca of leftist money, my first thought was the cost.  I guess a few more meat inspectors will be furloughed and a few more children will lose their government babysitters. Sequestration evidently won’t affect this fun-loving,, high-flying (on our dime) First Lady.

The second thought that shot through my mind was did the administration trade this for not even mentioning Hollywood in the gun violence debate.

Update: She didn’t fly to Hollywood. She evidently did video clips for all the nominees during an inaugural ball with military props in the background. And by props, I mean people in the military. So I guess the soon to be sequestered meat inspectors are a bit safer.

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Carney Verifies Obama Not Interested in Debt Reduction

Posted by madjillmom on January 11, 2013

Just as Boehner said, PresBO doesn’t think we have a spending problem. Boehner told us that Obama doesn’t like hearing we have a spending problem because he doesn’t believe we do.  No wonder $16 trillion isn’t an issue with him. Just all the rest of us.

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Obama won’t Cut Big Bird, so What Will He Cut

Posted by madjillmom on October 11, 2012

Obama has continued to “lead from behind” on cuts to the federal government.  He has not used any political capital to push for reforms in entitlements and has stood by while the threat of sequestration threatens to decimate the military in a dangerous world.

Now Obama and his campaign is running around the country on our dime laughing it up about Big Bird and Elmo being in the crosshairs of Romney’s gun.  He won’t let that happen.  If he can’t bring himself to cut funding to PBS/Bill Moyers/Sesame Street how will he ever be able to deal with the really hard stuff like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Sequestration?  Where is his leadership? Is it too much to ask that he consider the actual future of our great country?

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Up to Our Asses in Awful

Posted by madjillmom on September 12, 2012

We are up to our asses in debt and the only thing he wants to cut is the military. We are up to our asses in unemployed and underemployed and he thinks more regulations will help. We are up to our asses in ugly, bearded Islamists ready to be offended by our freedoms and Obama reflex is to apologize. We are up to our asses in high gas prices but he hates fracking and the Keystone pipeline. We are up to our asses in awful everywhere and Obama campaigns for the last year and a half  and plays golf.

Are we better off that we were 4 years ago. No way.

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Obama Doesn’t Care About the Military

Posted by madjillmom on September 7, 2012

The Obama administration missed the deadline congress imposed on them to get specific about the cuts that will be necessary because of sequestration. I guess Obama is just to busy campaigning to run the country. Sequestration will hit the military very hard. Obama is choosing not to lead again. If you think that unemployment is bad now, wait until the cuts in the military come down. He will cut troops willingly. He won’t cut union jobs manufacturing weapons that aren’t needed or wanted, in districts that he needs votes from.

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