President Barack Obama spent weeks warning Americans about the catastrophic effects of letting his sequester (automatic, across-the-board spending cuts) go through.
We were told by Obama that federal prosecutors would drop cases and let deadly criminals loose. That “Meals on Wheels” would not be delivered. That janitors in the Capitol Building would face a pay cut. That 70,000 kids would be dropped from Head Start.
We’re now almost two weeks into the sequester, and has any of that happened?
The president’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, was caught lying when he stood in front of reporters at the White House press briefing and said that teachers would get pink slips, which was proven emphatically false by every fact-checker out there.
Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, warned of longer TSA lines at America’s major airports.
Again, we are two weeks into the sequester and the only TSA delays have been due to the recent snowstorms in the Northeast, not sequester-related.
Whether it’s Obama, Arne Duncan or Janet Napolitano, they’re all bold-faced liars who cannot be trusted.
But why would they lie to us about that? What would they gain from lying to us?
President Obama wants the effects of the sequester to be so disastrous, he can blame everything on the Republicans and use that as leverage for Democrats to win back the House of Representatives in 2014, so that he can have the last two years of his presidency to pass whatever job-killing, big-government legislation he pleases.
It is dishonest of Obama to blame the sequester on the Republicans because, according to journalist Bob Woodward, the sequester was Obama’s idea in the first place, back during the debt ceiling debacle in 2011.
Now that the effects of the sequester aren’t nearly as catastrophic as Obama said they would be, a leaked email was circulated around Capitol Hill that showed the president’s real intentions.
This email was sent by Charles Brown, a USDA employee, and it read: “It is our opinion that however you manage that reduction [the sequester cuts], you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”
This proves the Obama administration is attempting to make the cuts as painful as possible, just to spite Republicans for political gain. They are playing politics at a time when many American families are hurting.
Obama even cut White House tours in order to “save money.” The only problem, Mr. President, is the White House tour guides are volunteers. They. Don’t. Get. Paid.
This shows the president is playing childish political games when there are actually responsible places to cut government spending.
The president should stop campaigning all over the country on Air Force One, which costs $176,000 per hour to operate, according to a Congressional Research Service report. There’s a place to cut.
If the TSA were going to be impacted by the sequester, as suggested earlier, why is the government spending $50 million for new TSA uniforms?
Why is Obama giving $450 million, 16 F-16 fighter jets, 200 Abrams tanks and Apache helicopters to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood regime of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt? If Obama really is focused on cutting the deficit, why would he propose tax increases on hard-working Americans when this wasteful spending is right in front of him to cut? This doesn’t sound like a president who puts America first.
Obama has no intention of cutting one penny from the federal budget.
And I am flabbergasted when I hear people falsely claim Obama has cut spending while in office.
The highest annual budget deficit President George W. Bush ever ran up was $488 billion, in 2008. Every year that Obama has been in office, the annual deficit has exceeded $1 trillion.
But I guess Obama’s plan to win the PR battle has backfired. The president’s approval rating, according to Gallup, was 53 percent before the sequester. Now, it’s 46 percent.
Nice try, Mr. President. The American people know better.