Category Archives: Sequester

Lies, Damn Lies, And The News

This is CNN: FAA furlough reprieve: ‘No fair!’ Millions of travelers frustrated by airport delays may be relieved that Congress did an about-face this week, passing legislation to end the furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers. But advocates for everyone … Continue reading

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Beating A Dead Horse

Robert Reich: The Stealth Sequester So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” — some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 — hasn’t been evident to most Americans. The dire warnings that had issued from the White House … Continue reading

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WATCH THIS VIDEO: “Making It Hurt”

Take six minutes of your time and watch Bill Whittle explain why Barack Obama is intentionally making the sequester hurt as much as possible. BTW: Here are two ideas to immediately save lots of money: 1. Release every federal prisoner … Continue reading

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Obama sez “Make it hurt as much as possible!’

New York Post: Sequester forces FAA to close 149 air traffic control towers The Federal Aviation Administration says it will close 149 air traffic control towers at small airports around the country because of federal budget cuts. The agency announced … Continue reading

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No White House Tours = No Leadership

Via Hot Air: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “No Leadership, No Responsibility, No Tours,” a new video highlighting the White House’s political gamesmanship, choosing to close the White House to school groups and visitors while … Continue reading

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Because Shut-Up Is Why!

Jay Carney Did Not Like ABC Reporter’s Question About Cost of Obama’s Golf Outings: ‘You’re Trivializing an Impact Here’ White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday refused to entertain a question from ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl regarding the … Continue reading

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Spring Showers Open Thread

Welcome to Sequestermas Minus Plus One. It turns out that the reason we didn’t all die yesterday is that Obama did not sign the order for government agencies to start hacking huge 2.5% slabs of pork from their budgets until … Continue reading

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