Even if it Causes Americans to Suffer, Defeating Republicans is Obama’s Priority

by Don

President Obama and the fawning mainstream media want you to think that the “sequester” and the harsh “sequester” cuts are being forced on him by others. These are deliberate falsehoods.

The “sequester” was President Obama’s idea to pretend concern, in anticipation of his re-election campaign, for our huge deficits by agreeing to future (small, less than 3%) spending cuts.

Are the drastic cuts that President Obama chooses to make today the ones he envisioned when he proposed the “sequester”? Or, when he promised to veto any attempt to avoid it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crt5J3XM_zk)? If yes, then the “sequester” was a bad idea. If he envisioned less severe cuts, he should implement those cuts now.

Every businessman and family can handle a 3 percent budget cut without cutting essential services, why can’t President Obama? Just eliminating the $125 billion that Obama’s GAO says is WASTED annually exceeds the “sequester’s” savings. Or, Obama could reduce the $50 to $100 billion in annual Medicare and Medicaid fraud. He could cut less important services and rein in excessively expensive programs. President Obama refuses to do any of these.

President Obama could have helped negotiate an alternative to the “sequester”. He could now direct Senate Democrats to do what the House Republicans recently did and create a less painful alternative to the “sequester”. But, now President Obama feels that the friendly media will help him win either by backing out of his “sequester” agreements or by successfully blaming Republicans for the harsh “sequester” cuts that he actually chooses.

Even after the “sequester” cuts, President Obama plans annual deficits (borrowing) exceeding $1 trillion for the foreseeable future. President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner, and most economists agree that this level of borrowing cannot continue.

Either this borrowing ends in a planned way which minimizes the impact, or it ends suddenly and catastrophically, causing terrible pain for everyone (except the rich).

President Obama could work to avoid this catastrophe, but he doesn’t. Unfortunately President Obama only cares about attacking Republicans and advancing his class-warfare, tax the rich agenda despite his agreement that new taxes would not be part of the “sequester” deal (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bob-woodward-obamas-sequester-deal-changer/2013/02/22/c0b65b5e-7ce1-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html). And, even taxing away every penny earned by millionaires and billionaires only raises enough money to run the government for a month or two. (The amount potentially raised is a small part of our deficit, you only get it the first year, and it cuts future tax revenue.)

President Obama’s obsession to defeat Republicans is so fanatical that he is willing to impose unnecessarily harsh “sequester” cuts and to ignore the certain disaster that continuing $1 trillion deficits will cause current and future generations of Americans.

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  • Tim from Nashua

    Waste, Fraud, & Abuse in Gov’t.: Still Hide & Seek’s Undisputed Champion


    “THE SEQUESTRATION WAS PLANNED.That’s what this sequestration is all
    about, what it intended to do the whole damn time. Mr. Republican
    Insider called it right from the very beginning. I wasn’t so sure at
    first but then I got word from one of my media contacts, one of the few
    who still talk to me, that the White House and NBC/MSNBC were working
    together on a big post election campaign to pummel Republicans. This was
    going to be not only news coverage, but a film tied into it, millions
    and millions in advertising, the whole kitchen sink. And it was gonna be
    linking up to some of the 99% framework that is still left, the unions
    are going to be involved of course, all the players who gave us Obama
    version 2008 and 2012 are now gunning for the 2014 Midterm. They have to
    remove Republicans from power. Take 2014 and then take 2016 and hold
    for another eight years. Game over.”

    “Just ask yourself this. When a president travels there is major prep
    work involved. Weeks in advance. Often months in advance. Especially if
    that travel involves difficult to secure locations. During a campaign
    the presidential itinerary is mapped out weeks ahead of time because so
    much prep work is involved to ensure the best security possible, right?”

    “What has Barack Obama been doing during this “surprise” sequester
    crisis? Well he’s been traveling. He’s been campaigning again blaming
    Republicans with his doom and gloom reports of how bad it will be to
    take a little off the budget that has over a trillion dollars in deficit
    spending. Now how does he do that without weeks of prep?”

    “I’ll say it one more time for you. The sequestration stories are
    going to be followed by the government shutdown stories and that will
    lead to a massive campaign to push Republicans out of the House in 2014.
    And then they got two years to finalize the agenda. Pack Obamacare in
    there tight. Set up the single payer program. 70% tax rates. They are
    coming. Carbon tax. It’s right around the corner. More drones? You got
    it. Mandatory gun buy backs? They got almost a third of the states lined
    up and are working on the rest. I like my ****** guns! How about you?
    Enhanced government Internet controls? You bet. A nationwide social
    justice program? Yup. And on and on and on. It’s all being lined up

    To do this they need to remove the GOP from the House in 2014″


  • That is why Axelrod and Gibbs are working for the NBC/MSNBC They are
    going to make a film which disses the GOP ( who do you think made the
    Innocence of Muslims movie?–it was an inside job made months before
    Benghazi and trotted out just as Benghazi was going down. Who alerted
    the Egyptians to the movie’s posting on Youtube? The OBAMA admin. The
    White House meets regularly with journalists from NBC and MSNBC to
    strategize and plan ahead.

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