The sequester cuts which President Obama is blaming on Republicans is set to go into effect on March 1. The cuts will reduce spending on the military and Medicare by $42 billion each. These cuts, the president says, will result in local civil services being gutted like police, fire fighters, teachers, and air traffic controllers to name a few. This, despite the fact that Democrats continue to spend over a trillion dollars more than the federal government receives in tax revenues. Rush Limbaugh was so disgusted with this claim that he announced that he is ‘ashamed of his country for falling for this sham.’
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward laid out the facts about the sequester and its origination, explaining how the White House coerced Congress to put sequestration on the table.
Forbes magazine suggested that Obama is like Eddie Haskell from the 50s sitcom, “Leave it to Beaver.” Foolish Eddie, he said, would cause trouble and then blame Beaver, but was always found out by the parents. However, the vast majority of the press corps acting as the parents are enabling Obama’s tomfoolery rather than exposing it and calling him to account.
Meanwhile, the White House put out a manifesto of catastrophes that will be caused by the sequester.
Economists point out that the sequestration cuts are only supposed to affect the military and Medicare, but that it gives the president the choice to cut as he chooses. They say that the cuts, which are actually cuts to increases in spending, not a reduction of current spending, are a pittance compared to the deficit spending by the president and Democrats of the Senate. Obama and Reid have bypassed the House for the last four years to spend more than $1 trillion by borrowing and printing money from the Fed and foreign countries each of the last five years. They say cutting $85 billion dollar is like throwing a bucket of water on a bonfire that is burning America’s fortune.
President Obama is demanding Republicans use his “balanced approach” of increasing taxes while lowering spending. Republicans protest that they have already raised taxes and Obama has made no spending cuts. The president proposes to close certain loopholes in the tax code while leaving others intact which Republicans say is his attempt at stealing from his political opponents.
Sean Hannity accuses the president and Democrats of stealing from America’s children. He invited former presidential candidate, Herman Cain and FOX’s liberal commentator, Juan Williams, debate the sequestration and Rush Limbaugh’s remarks.
Juan Williams condemns Limbaugh for saying, “I hope he fails,” after Obama’s first inauguration claiming he was hoping America fails. Rush has said he clearly stated he was against Obama’s policies and that they would cause America’s decline. Now, four years into decline and looking toward four more, Limbaugh expressed his shame that America’s are so easily fooled. Although Cain clearly explains the situation to Williams, the liberal commentator consistently twisted his meaning to his own false premise.