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If you've been watching the news, you've probably heard that America is going to crumble into the sea in a couple days if the sequester spending cuts go into effect. No less than the President Of The United States has been leading the death knell, as he describes the plagues that will beset our once strong republic should the 2.4% sequester spending cuts ($85 billion for FY2013) be implemented. For prespective, that $85 billion cut would come out of a bloated $3.8 trillion federal spending budget.
Po' big gubmint. Barely gots two nickels to rub together. Hand me dat blues harp.
"I am Uncle Sam, [Da-da-dah-da-dat].
And I am flat broke [Da-da-dah-da-dat],
I need another trillion [Da-da-dah-da-dat]
'Cuz I am da po' folk [Da-da-dah-da-dat]
Give me your money [Da-da-dah-da-dat]
All ya got [Da-da-dah-da-dat]
With this crummy ol' $3.8 trillion [Da-da-dah-da-dat]
I barely gets three hots and a cot."
Cry me a river.
Oddly enough, no death knell was heard from Obama last month when he signed some $150 billion in FY2013 tax increases into law in the fiscal cliff deal Not only did Obama not sound the death knell over thosee tax increases, he wants a lot more tax increases this month. The $840 billion or so he got in tax increases last month ain't enough...da-da-dah-da-dat.
For those of you keeping score out there, our President's views are:
1) Taking $85 billion out of the hands of the federal government = disaster
2) Taking $150 billion out of the hands of American taxpayers = a good start
Former Senator Jim Demint puts it in perspective:
"Most of the media is so sold out to Obama that they’re missing the obvious. The policies the President has in place, especially the tax increases that just got in, are going to hurt our economy, probably actually bring it down. The President is desperate to blame it on Republicans. He wants to blame it on a reduction in government spending. But the taxes are taking almost two-and-a-half times more out of the economy than this sequester will."
As proof that the President is mainly looking assign blame rather than solving the problem, Obama has been traveling to give speeches blaming Republicans (naturally), when what he should be doing is meeting with congressional leaders to forge a deal, which is what a leader would do. Unfortunately, we don't have a leader. We have Obama instead.
Then Obama has the nerve to deny his own actions, when, in the very speech in which he's blaming Republicans (naturally), he says, "I'm not interested in spin. I'm not interested in playing a blame game. At this point, all I'm interested in is solving problems." Sure, Mr. President. Whatever you say. That guy never ceases to amaze me. "Spin" should be his middle name. This is the only President I've seen who never stops campaigning. Never.