Update on the Sequester

well the sequester has gone into affect, and no one has burst into flames, planes have not fallen from the skies, and the progressives are doing their hardest to make sure that these things happen.  The following is from a  Washington Times story describing an internal email;

In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.

He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

Typical of progressive thugs, they did not get their way, so now rather than make the best of the situation they are going to do everything they can to make their opposition look bad.  They love to say “I would have saved you, but that man over there spat on my shoes, so I couldn’t pull you up over the edge of the cliff”. Then full expect you to believe that the reason that you fell was because of the man who spat on their shoes, not because of their own ignorance. 

So now that we know that Washington Progressives are going to do absolutely everything in their power to make their outrageous predictions come true, how has sequestration been affecting the Nation?

First off the White House is finally admitting that they proposed the sequester, they were for it before they were against it. That is good news.

President Obama being the spineless corrupt immoral politician that he is quickly sprang into action and passed all of the blame for the sequester off onto the GOP,

“Here’s the thing: none of this is necessary. It’s happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit. Just this week, they decided that protecting special interest tax breaks for the well-off and well-connected is more important than protecting our military and middle-class families from these cuts.”

Here is the thing, President Obama this is happening because you think that you are a tyrant, you believe that the nation has to bend over and do what ever it is you demand.  When they don’t you cry fowl and try to paint them as demon worshipers who feast on the souls of malnourished Indonesian children.  This sequestration happened because PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED IT INTO LAW.  If he thought that sequestration was too great a risk he should not have signed it into law.  If he knew this was such a bad idea, why did he spend his time attacking the GOP and refusing to compromise, as opposed to finding a way to get everyone  on board with a plan.  You know like a leader, like a President. He stood in front of the nation and demanded a balanced approach then demanded tax hikes, and said he would veto any bill that did not include tax hikes. So they passed new tax hikes, and then came time for the cuts. President Obama demanded more tax hikes. Then rather than trying to find some common ground, find a way to cut some government waste, President Obama came out and told the world how horrible the republicans are, and how the world will be destroyed if the government cuts one cent.  Then somehow it is the Republicans fault that sequestration happened?  This is a perfect example of progressive scare tactics, and how low they are willing to sink.  

People in the government are being told not to try to lessen the impact of the sequester so as nut to undermine the ludicrous claims made by the radical progressive in Washington. President Obama is going out and blaming everything on Republicans, as if the last four years of him blaming everything that has happened in the world on the GOP, had nothing to do with the lack of civility in Washington. President Obama is blaming everything in the GOP when had he held true to his promise of wanting a balanced approach, rather than just tax, spend, tax, spend, tax, spend, blame republicans, tax, spend, a better bargain could have been reached. But of course President Obama did not hold true to his word, he just said give me more revenues, trust me I’ll cut spending.  He got his tax hike like he wanted, it is now time for spending cuts, as he himself said. The truth is I really think he wanted the sequester to happen.  

He wanted the sequester, he himself called for it, and he signed it into law, something he did not have to do, he could have vetoed it.  Something that he threatened to do to just about any bill coming out of the GOP controlled House of Representatives passed to avoid the sequester. The senate republicans even tried to pass a bill that would give him complete control over where the spending cuts in the sequester would be, and he promised he would veto that bill as well.   So he refused to compromise, this is nothing new. However, refusing power, this is odd.  Why would President Obama not want the ability to use his clearly superior intellect in order to stave off the “catastrophic” economic consequences of the sequester that he signed into law?   The answer is simple,  and deals with the very core of President Obama’s moral code, and priorities.  It would not be good politics for him to have his name directly tied to the sequester, that is why he is going too such great lengths to do what progressive have always done to cover up their mistakes, rewrite history.  He wants the sequester to be the worst thing to happen to this country sense the Community Reinvestment Act led to the collapse of the banking industry. He wants the sequester to hurt as many people as possible.  That would be good politics for him. Think about it, due to the fact that the main stream media is basically nothing more than a propaganda machine for the progressive movement, he can sign a bill that creates a law that he believes will crash the economy. He then goes out and pretends like he wants to avoid it, yet he stone walls all attempts to prevent it from taking place. Then he goes out and blames the GOP for these horrible cuts taking affect. The mainstream media then does as the puppet masters say, and report the words of the President as if they were the gospel, completely ignoring the truth.  Then every bit of economic news, and trust me this will happen, will become nothing but horrible unbearable agony. Suddenly progressives will start caring about how the unemployment rate is as low as it is, only because millions have dropped out of the job market. This dismal growth this economy has seen over the last four years,  will suddenly become sign of a looming recession, rather than economic recovery.  The sky rocketing fuel prices, the crumbling road network, our failing education system, all things that were happening prior to the sequester are now going to be the result of the sequester. President Obama will stand in front of the nation, and say the GOP killed the recovery, the GOP is trying to cause a recession. The GOP is the cause of all of our problems. He will offer no solution, and will do nothing except demand more taxes.  If the GOP refuses the new taxes, he will brand them as baby haters, if they approve the new taxes their conservative base will turn on them, either way President Obama sees this as a way to regain the House of Representatives.  A goal he has sought sense his radical progressive agenda stripped the house from the democrats in the largest transfer of power in modern American History. Our pain, our suffering, means nothing to this man. The only thing that seems to mater to him is the end goal of his radical progressive agenda. He will let the American economy tank, in order to win political points. Otherwise he would have worked with republicans, rather than go on a perpetual campaign trip attacking them. President Obama is totally willing to let the masses suffer in order to ensure that Nancy Pelosi is the next speaker of the house.   

All you progressive zealots out there, please hold off on going into epic rant mode, hear me out. 

Here is the deal, the sequester reduced the amount of new government spending by only $85,000,000,000,000.00. To us that sounds like a lot of money, but in the terms of the federal budget that is nothing but a drop in the bucket.  Look at it this way:
            the sequester reduced the amount of new spending by $85 billion dollars. 
            In the fiscal year 2012 the federal government spent $3,600 billion dollars. 
            In the fiscal year 2013 the government is set to spend $3,803 billion dollars
First off, clearly you can see that the sequester is equal to only about 2.3% of the total federal spending in fiscal year 2012. The sequester is equal to only 2.2% of the projected spending of 2013.  You notice that the sequester percentage of spending is less for the fiscal year 2013, that is because it only cut the growth in spending. Even with the sequester federal spending grew $203 billion dollars.  Now lets shut up, sit down, and be serious adults here for a moment. The sequester reduced spending by less then 2.2%. President Obama and his progressive allies in Washington have been going out and telling you how the world is going to end because of these cuts. They say they are draconian, they are unnecessary, and that they are dangerous. What President Obama is saying, is that there is absolutely no waste in Federal Spending. There is not a single dime that the government can afford to cut. He is claiming that there is no way that the every government agency could find a way to save less then 2.2% of their total spending.  

According to President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi, every last dime that the government spends is absolutely essential to the survival of the nation.  There is no waste, no over lap in programs, no outdated programs that can be trimmed. The only way that these cuts can be made is by firing people, and creating mass panic.  

  • The TSA absolutely has to have new uniforms at $1,000 a pop, for a total of $15,000,000.00, we would not be safe on the airplane if they did not have them. 
  • The President absolutely has to be able to go golfing over 100 times in 4 years
  • The President absolutely has to host dinners for $500,000 donors
  • The President absolutely has to go on Christmas Vacations to Hawaii at a cost to tax payers of over $4,000,000 dollars a trip
  • The President absolutely has to go on Summer Vacations to Martha’s Vineyard at a cost of over $1,000,000 dollars
  • The President and the First Lady does not need to take the same plane when going on vacation. 
  • The First Lady absolutely has to be able to spend $10,000,000 tax payer dollars vacationing. 
  • The President absolutely needs a $400,000 a year salary, as well as a $50,000 expense account
  • The White House absolutely has to have a Movie Theater manned 24 hours a day
  • The White House absolutely has to have a dog handler paid $100,000 a year
  • United States Representatives absolutely have to have a salary of $174,000 a year
  • United States Senators absolutely have to have a salary of $174,000 a year
  • The Speaker of The House absolutely has to have a salary of $223,500
  • The House Majority Leader absolutely has to have a salary of $193,400
  • The House Minority Leader absolutely has to have a salary of $193,400
  • The Senate Majority Leader absolutely has to have a salary of $193,400
  • The Senate Minority Leader absolutely has to have a salary of $193,400
  • The Membership of The House of Representative absolutely has to have an expense account of $1,300,000 to $1,900,000 a year
  • The Membership of the United States Senate absolutely has to have an expense account of $2,900,000 to $4,500,000 a year

There is absolutely no waste in government what so ever. Clearly the only way to make up for the $85 billion in cuts to new spending, is to cancel the self guided White House tours, lay off middle class Americans, and take aim at the poor. I keep thinking that President Obama is playing some sick joke on the nation, hoping that we are too ignorant to realize that he is full of crap. He does not care about the middle class, he only cares about his political agenda. We are nothing but pawns in his game.  If he cared, maybe he would stop playing golf, so those savings could go to keeping the self guided White House tours open.  Maybe he would tell his family that they were not going on a big trip to Hawaii this year, to keep the janitors from losing their job. Why is it that these fat cat politicians, these greedy, money grubbing thugs keep targeting the poor government employees instead of sacrificing themselves.  When the automakers came to congress for help, congress was outraged that they would come in private planes. Congress attacked them for their salaries, and bonus packages. I guess it is not a two way street.  

You can rest assured, President Obama wanted this sequester, he is happy it is in affect, and every thing from now until after the 2014 election President Obama will blame on the Republicans.  The economy could jump into a full blown recovery, reminiscent of the 1980’s and 1990’s, and President Obama and the progressives would say the economy is in recession.  They will do everything they can to paint the coming two years as hell of earth. All President Obama will worry about for the next two years is how do I make things so bad that Nancy Pelosi gets to be the next speaker of the house.  That’s it.  

You just watch, now cue the angry progressive zealot rantings. 

  1. You may have to go to WordPress.com. Xanga is not designed for smart people or for readers. Good post though. I am actually starting to seriously get pissed at anyone who is still stuck into the left right paradigm. You would think humans have brains but only a select few.

  2. My problem isn’t the sequester itself, or the reduction in spending.  It’s the bully tactics by those in Washington.  The majority of the cuts seem to be coming in the form of 20% pay cuts for the workers.  Now, I know, government workers have the stigma of being lazy and overpaid.  But I’d place to bet, the majority of them are decent people who just took the job because it pays the bills.  It’s not fair that they should have to suddenly and quite drastically, be forced to pay for the mistakes of the politicians in Washington.  Congress is pushing for furloughs.  They’re not interested in hearing about other methods to make reductions.  Congress jumped all over higher-ups in the Pentagon for not having their furlough plan together yet.  They just didn’t want to hear any excuses, other ideas, or actually face the blame for being the ones that created the mess to begin with.  The Pentagon basically jumped back with, “hey, don’t yell at us, it’s you morons that didn’t do your jobs in passing a budget.”  Good on them!

  3. Of course it’s hogwash that the government programs don’t overlap and even that outdated programs, grants, and “studies” are still needed. Even given the perks of presidency, the government wastes as much as it uses in its “necessary” programs. Even the legitimate functions of government are not run according to sound business procedures. No private business could afford to waste money in order to ensure that the funds for the next year would increase, not decrease.   Trimming the fat would necessarily be painful for bureaucrats because there are fingers in the pie at every level.   Government funded programs survive by losing money, thereby needing yet more money to lose the following year.

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