Republican Congressmen say sequester will happen, regardless of Obama’s “scare tactics”

When Friday rolls around, it’s going to bring the sequester with it, according to a group of Republican Congressmen who met on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

“As 2.4 percent of the budget, it’s not the end of the world,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said. “Would we prefer the cuts not be so — change a little bit and not impact Defense the way they did? Of course. And that’s why we passed the legislation we did last year.”

Jordan and several other Republicans Congressmen met for their monthly “Conversation with Conservatives” discussion and press conference, focusing mainly on sequestration at this meeting. According to the Representatives, the Senate will be unable to pass legislation to stop the sequestration by Friday. They also criticized President Obama’s scare tactics, saying the American people weren’t falling for his ruse.

“Folks are recognizing that Washington, D.C., usually is overblowing, overplaying many things, and they don’t buy the scare tactics,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said. “There will be an impact, but I’m excited to actually achieve some savings.”

He added later that most Americans are going to “wake up Friday morning, yawn” and be relieved that Congress is starting to enact some of the necessary cuts.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) condemned the President’s cross-country travel and told him to “save fuel in Air Force One, save the taxpayer money and get to work.”

“There’s more to governing than fancy speeches,” he added.

When informed that the President was, in fact, at the Capitol on Wednesday for the dedication of a Rosa Parks statue, Duncan didn’t miss a beat.

“He knows how to find it then,” he joked.

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    I pray they just shut the entire damn district down and let it revert back to the local natives to have . . We have to cut welfare out its ruining this country and generations to come and thats the biggest and stinkiest elephant in the room .

    1. david says:

      Who’s ruining our country? How about the .1% of the nation that owns 25% of the wealth of the US? How about the super rich (like Romney) who pay a lower tax rate than the people who empty their trash cans in their offices? How about those high rolling financiers who took this country to the fiscal precipice when they gorged themselves on the real estate bubble and plunged the whole world into an economic crash comparable only to the Great Depression? How about those who receive an inconscionable corporate welfare check in terms of subsidies, tax write-offs, tax dodges, etc., etc. etc. How about the billinaires and multi-millionaires who ship their income to overseas tax havens where the IRS cannot reach them? How about GM and Ford and other car manufacturers who killed the electric car so their oil cronies could continue to sell us oil at criminal prices and send our youth into wars to keep them in power? How about those greedy corporations who shipped our entire industry base overseas so they could pay a Chinese worke $1.75 per hour instead of paying Americans a decent wage? How about those who killed workers unions so that the median wage in this country has been flatlined since 1972? How about the Bush administration which ended estate taxes on the super rich when even William Gates, Sr. said that shouldn’t be done? Get your nose out of FOX news and the propaganda that that propaganda machine is pumping into you on behalf of the super rich who own that evil network.

      1. Tad says:

        David how bout the fact that the top 2% pay 43% of the income taxes. And they employ a lot of ppl. Your parties rant against the rich is really getting old. When did it become a crime to be successful In this country? I thought it was part of the American dream.

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