Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bob Woodward: Obama’s sequester deal-changer - The Washington Post

     No less than Bob Woodward, the famed Watergate reporter and chronicler of Washington's inside workings, says the President himself initiated the idea of the "sequester" as a means of cutting spending, despite protests to the contrary.
     President Obama has been busy campaigning against the sequester and its "meat cleaver" approach, but it in fact arose out of a 2011 deal to raise the debt limit, one of those many crisis that now has become a historical blur to us all.
     Now with the cuts looming (that is what Draco does after all, he looms) , Mr. Obama would have you believe none of this was his doing.
      Either you want to cut spending or you don't. In my lifetime, there is no seeming downside to prolifigate spending, so let's just keep doing it. I am not losing sleep over the sequester as I know there will be another cliff just months away, in case I feel the need to be upset.
Bob Woodward: Obama’s sequester deal-changer - The Washington Post

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't you notice anything amiss during the peak of the Carter misery index?
How about during the 2008 financial meltdown caused by Obama suing lenders, Barney Frank's fanny and Clinton's repeal of Glass Steagall?

The big one is coming and 7 shots might not be enough to protect yourself when it does.

Anonymous said...

The non-news part of the story is that Obama lied.

Anonymous said...

I'm with ya. My kids are grown, so screwing yours is not a problem for me. Let's just keep a spending and pretending. I just hate being responsible.

Anonymous said...

The President made a major mis-calculation, he thought after these airhead Republicans in Congress didn't pass a budget last time, he'd come up with an idea like Sequestration, because even those lonny tune Republicans wouldn't let that happen. He may have been wrong on that point, the Republicans appear to be crzy enough to let Seguestration' take place in the name of budget cutting.

What do they care if you stand in an airport for five hours, the Rich get to keep their tax breaks, instead of all those loopholes being closed for the Rich we get this.

Anonymous said...

You said it, Jeff, aisd I'm with you. We'll get through the "sequester emergency" just to have our idiotic POTUS cry wolf in a few months about the next "emergency".