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ABC news with Diane Sawyer, covered the so called "Sequester"

Little children who are disappointed that they cannot visit the White house due to the fact that visits are handled by secret service guards who earn $30.00 an hour. The report stated that, doing away with the White house tours, we're saving $18,000 a week. But then, they said that President Obama is meeting with Republicans in a restaurants near by for dinner, and six cars of Secret Service guards will be accompanying him.

IS there no other way to meet without spending thousands of dollars for one dinner meeting?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents for a fiscal mess.

A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday showed 43 percent of people approve of Obama's handling of his job, down 7 percentage points from February 19.

Most of that steep drop came in the week to February 26 when it was becoming clear that Washington was going to be unable to put aside partisan differences and agree to halt automatic budget cuts which started last Friday.

Confounding the White House's efforts to blame Republicans for the cuts, most respondents in the online survey hold both Democrats and Republicans responsible.

Obama shot out of the gate in January at the start of his second four years in the White House, promising gun control and immigration legislation as well as efforts to tackle climate change and expand gay rights.

But Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said the survey shows Obama's honeymoon is now over, partly due to the "sequestration" cuts which will likely curtail public services like air traffic control and national parks as well as funding for the Pentagon.

"People are seeing things are back to business as usual in Washington," she said. "They are reading about the immense fallout this is going to have in terms of how it's going to affect the military and individuals."

Thirty-eight percent of Americans believe all the political actors involved - Republican and Democratic members of Congress along with Obama - deserve most of the blame for the cuts.

Twenty-seven percent think Republicans in Congress are responsible, 17 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent thought Democrats were to blame. Nearly half of independent voters, 49 percent, said both sides deserve the blame.

"I think this frustration is being reflected certainly in their view of the president and Congress as well. This is a pox on everyone's house really," Clark said.

The fall in Obama's rating was similar to that in the Gallup three-day average tracking poll which shows his approval dropping 7 percentage points from late February to last weekend before recovering slightly.

WHITE HOUSE DEFENSIVE

That survey put the White House on the defensive on Tuesday. Spokesman Jay Carney cautioned that the result should not detract from Obama's efforts to fix thorny tax and spending issues after a convincing election defeat of Republican candidate Mitt Romney last November.

"Before we say anything is clear based on one poll, could we just remember, just think back a few months to the summer and fall of 2012, and understand that we're here focused on the president's agenda, getting the work done that we think is most beneficial to the middle class," he told a briefing.

Obama is now facing questions over whether he and fellow Democrats miscalculated the budget showdown and especially their messaging strategy of making frequent graphic warnings that public services were about to be decimated by cuts.

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Good bet. Might be different if the MSM wasn't covering for their boy.

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I'm going with the former.

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How the politics of this play out will show just how stupid, or smart the American voters are.

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Walmart? Don't think so, I believe they canned him.

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Walmart??

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Just smoke and mirrors. I would have expected no less from him.

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They are just going after things that are highly visible and the most likely to get the public attention. As pointed out, it's a cut to the year-to-year increase in funding, not a cut to funding. The idea that we need to furlough 1/5 of all government man hours and the wheels are going to come clear off over what amounts to a budget freeze is ridiculous to the extreme.

The sad part is that those supporting Obama on this *know* it's ridiculous. They *know* that this is being hammed up for the sake of politics. But they don't care - winning is all. 3 months after a tax increase on the rich they are going after them for more. It's all their fault!

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President Obama loves to rail against the 'rich'. He has become a master of manipulation in using class warfare to divide the American people. Today, his fear mongering surrounding the sequester continued with the announcement that tours of the White House, which are conducted by volunteers and attended by every day Americans, will end. Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA) asked a great question. Will Obama's celebrity friends like Jay-Z and Beyonce continue to get personal tours? Something tells me the answer to that question is YES!

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