Obama Misses Another Legal Deadline - Flaunts The Law

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The White House on Friday said it will miss the legal deadline for delivering a report to Congress on the spending cuts from sequestration that are scheduled to take effect in 2013.

    Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that the report will be coming next week.

    Under the terms of the Sequestration Transparency Act signed in August, President Obama was to tell Congress by Friday how the administration plans to implement the $109 billion in automatic cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act.

    The Office of Management and Budget has repeatedly failed to make legal deadlines. It delivered its presidential budget proposals and mid-session updates late both this year and last year.

    Republicans have tried to tie the tardiness to the failure of the Senate to pass a budget resolution for the last three years.

    "Like the [Sen. Harry] Reid majority, the White House has shown astonishingly little regard for budget law in this time of crisis," said Stephen Miller, a spokesman for Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), who co-authored the transparency law.

    The sequestered cuts coming in January were triggered by the failure of the 2011 supercommittee to reach a compromise on deficit reduction. The Pentagon says the looming defense cuts will devastate the military. The deal also cuts non-defense spending, but shields most entitlement benefits.

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), another author of the transparency bill, blasted the delay of the report and said the administration "seems to think it is above the law."

    “Americans of all stripes are required to play by the rules and follow the laws of the land. Unfortunately, by disregarding the sequestration reporting deadline, the Obama administration seems to think it is above the law." he said. "The American people deserve to know the president’s plan for implementing these cuts, some of which our military leaders have said will compromise our nation’s ability to protect itself."

  2. Lucrum


    That's the nice thing about being a dick tator, you can do pretty much whatever the fuck you want to do.
  3. Yep, I'd say Michele has it pretty good until she has to stand next to Sarkozy's smoking hot wife.

  4. Is she auditioning for White House orangutan or what?:D

  5. with your hard earned tax dollars.:D.
  6. :eek: White doesn't leave much to the imagination.

  7. Lucrum


    That fucking hilarious! LMAO :D
  8. pspr


    LMAO :D
  9. I apologize for hijacking your thread, but when I wrote the line I realized hey they won't know what I'm talking about so:
    I improvised.
  10. pspr


    Reminds me of this one

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    #10     Sep 8, 2012