The White House has released a last-ditch effort to show what the impact of the sequester would mean at the state level. The cuts to the most populace state of California alone are pretty shocking. The WaPo has published it, and you must read Wingnuttia’s response in the comment thread. Here’s just a few samples that popped up while I was reading the article:
“Have you tried reading thru the States impacts. Most of this stuff should be a States responsibility in the first place, not the Federal Government. Let it ride. Put the Republic back in the “Democratic Republic”. States rights, let them own their local issues and keep the Feds out of it.”
Before the “stimulus” the government was spending about $2.7 trillion per year. The stimulus increased that to its current $3.5 trillion. Is there no serious left of center thinker who doesn’t understand that the baseline is $800 billion higher than it was before a “temporary” stimulus? When did the levels inclusive of the stimulus become permanent? Why is that the baseline? The government was working before the stimulus on $800 billion less, the CBO says the cuts this year will amount to $44 billion, or about 5.5% of the increase. Why does this money need to come from anywhere other than the increased spending which is still due to the stimulus? Because once Washington gets an increase, they will NEVER give it back.
ALL THIS MEANS IS THAT THE COUNTRY WILL CUT SPENDING 1/2 OF 1 PERCENT. BIG DEAL. OBAMA IS TRYING EVERY SCARE TATIC HE CAN THINK OF … WE WILL NOT SEE ANY PROBLEMS EXCEPT THE PEOPLE THAT SIT ON THE BACKSIDE WITH THEIR HAND OUT. IF THEY WANT A JOB GO AFTER THE ONES THAN ILLIGAL ALIENS ARE DOING. YOU ARE NOT SO GOOD THAT YOU CANNOT GET YOUR “HANDS DIRTY”. WHEN I RUN SHORT OF MONTHLY FUNDS I MUST CUT BACK—SO SHOULD THE COUNTRY. THE GOVERNMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL AND WE HAVE FOSTERED A CLASS OF NON PRODUCTIVE -SIDE ON YOUR BACKSIDE-GIVE ME A GOVERNMENT CHECK-CLASS.
The President wanted the sequester. He presented it and he got what he asked for. Now he disclaims it and blames the Republicans for doing what he wanted all along.
He has no shame.
He will not accept responsibility for anything. He is responsible for “Fast and Furious” he denies. He is responsible for the death of 4 Americans in Benghazi. He denies. He lied about his position during the Benghazi terrorist attack. This is the first President in my life time that should be impeached. More so than Nixon and all he did was lie and be apart of a break in. He didn’t kill anyone and try to destroy America. In fact he made it better. I won’t go into Clinton since what he did was more than stupid.