The White House has posted a fact free list of disastrous outcomes we can expect if Obama doesn't get his way on sequestration. Don't believe a word of it
White House Dumps a Diaper Load on Sequestration
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Who knew the government could make a mere $85 billion go so far? Cops and teachers will be fired, first responders gone, never mind that they’re not paid by the federal government in the first place.
Planes won’t fly, no more security at airports, massive lay offs and furloughs of essential government contractors. The end of medical research. Illegals will swarm the border. Oh, wait. Never mind on that one.
Our government is getting all of that for a lousy $85 billion?
Even the number is deceptive. There is no “cutting” being proposed; merely less of an increase over the last budget. For all of the democrat bleating over draconian cuts, 2013 spending is still going to be higher than 2012 spending.
For all of his squawking about the coming sequester apocalypse, the whole mess was Obama’s idea in the first place. The only untouchable sacred cows? Not our military, but food stamps and medicaid. Those programs won’t be affected, but our military will take a hit. That alone should identify the plan as Obama originated.
If Obama were serious about saving money, there’s plenty of lard to slice out of government spending; massive bureaucracies run by somnambulant desk jockeys. Let’s take a good look at how much redundancy across useless agencies we’re paying for right now. That is a much better place to start than the DOD.
Senator Rand Paul had a few good suggestions on Sean Hannity’s show. How about not replacing a few pencil pushers who retire and use natural attrition to cut back on federal money wasting? Or perhaps we could live without the $5 million goldfish study? There’s plenty of junk to cut.
Most telling of all, Senator Paul pointed out that there already is $100 billion in the federal budget that can’t be accounted for.
The White House has posted a fact free list of disastrous outcomes we can expect if Obama doesn’t get his way on sequestration. Don’t believe a word of it.
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