Let’s accept the demonstrably false premise that sequestration and the government shutdown brought on by it in 2013 were entirely the work of obstructionism Republican lawmakers. Doing so requires pretending that chief Obama economic adviser, Gene Sperling never appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” March 3 of that year and admitted that the idea of sequestration had come from the White House. If we accept this alternative reality, then responsibility for the tens of billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts and the attendant mass firings and “furloughs” at the federal level that followed all fall on GOP shoulders.
So exactly how many government jobs were lost? The redoubtable Harry Reid declared on the Senate floor on July 13, 2103:
We have learned that the sequestration need job creation. We need to help the middle class by creating jobs. [Emphasis added]
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving…a day we thank God Almighty for all we have been blessed with…a day to thank Him for the greatness that is America on a true American holiday.
Thanksgiving…made a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in1863, when during the Civil War he proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” Abraham Lincoln was a man of God…a true Commander-in-Chief of these United States…a man history has shown to have honored and respected the troops on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.
And as history has shown Lincoln’s greatness, history will show what we are seeing in the here and now in regards to Barack HUSSEIN Obama, his cronies, and their feelings towards America’s military…feelings so diametrically opposite from those of Lincoln… Continue reading →
Obama’s vaunted health care reform just sprung another leak, this one adversely impacting one of his MFC (Most Favored Classes): lower-income Americans. Like so much else that has gone wrong with the implementation of Obamacare, this problem was avoidable — and likely would have been avoided by a more capable leader.
This latest snafu involves two competing laws, both of which have been around long enough for a reasonably astute observer to have anticipated their eventual collision. In this corner we have the Affordable Care Law. And in this corner we have the Budget Control Act of 2011. The latter, you may recall, was signed into law by Obama on Aug. 2 of that year and provided that — in the event Congress and the president were unable to agree on a budget — automatic across-the-board spending cuts (aka sequestration) would kick in.
Listening to Obama and his allies in the Democrat-media complex, the government will fall apart if the sequester “cuts” actually take place.
Never mind that there are no real cuts, and the whole thing was Obama’s idea. Not only did he sign off on it, he threatened to veto GOP measures to deal with the cuts. Never mind that even with the alleged “cuts,” the government will continue to operate and spend more this year than it did last year.