Are you fed up with the lies told by our President, his Cabinet members, and other high level Democrats about the imaginary disastrous effects of the Sequester? There was no cut from anybody’s or any department’s budget in what remains of fiscal 2013 or any other year. The graph below shows the truth about federal government spending with and without the Sequester. (Source)
So, without sequester federal spending would have increased over the next ten years $1.80 trillion. With the sequester federal spending for the same period will increase $1.65 trillion. THERE WERE NO CUTS!
The President knows this. His Cabinet officials know this. All the Democrats know this. And yet, even before the sequester kicked-in, the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which comes under the control of the Department of Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano) released to American streets over 2200 illegal aliens from detention claiming it was due to the sequester. THAT WAS A LIE! As the graph above shows, ICE and Janet Napolitano will have more money to spend in fiscal 2013 than they had to spend in fiscal 2012. White House tours were canceled supposedly by the Secret Service because of sequester cuts to their budget. THAT’S A LIE! They have more money to spend not less. There have been several other such lies over the effect of thee sequestered funds; but yesterday the scum bag Harry Reid told the worse whopper of all. After eulogizing the seven Marines who were killed in a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, the esteemed harry Reid had this to say:
“It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary,” Reid said. “These men and women, our Marines, were training there in Hawthorne and with the sequester it’s going to cut this stuff back, and I just hope everyone understands sacrifices made by our military, they are significant.”
If the Army has more money to spend, why would they have to cut “this stuff” back? HARRY WAS LYING.
Here at Asylum Watch your humble host is fed up with all the lying too. However, I am even more fed up with our Republicans in the House and the Senate. Let me explain.
Barack Obama has been a consistent liar since he came on to the public scene and probably for much longer than that. Democrats lie. That is what they do. Just like the followers of Islam, they believe its okay to lie if it furthers their cause. We know this. Surely our Republican Congressmen and Senators know this, too. So, why haven’t been able to attack this adminstration and the Democrats with clear messages about the truth? At best, they have only been able to cause some doubt in the minds of the uninformed. Maybe! When it comes to messaging, the Republicans are the worst. Folks, it is not rocket science. Every Republican Congressman and Senator has the facts available to them. They have that graph from the Congressional Budget Office. They, or their staff, have all the spending details. How hard would it be , after the President or someone else has made a lie about the effects of the sequester, to call a press conference and say, for example:
- ICE just released from prison over 2200 illegal aliens. They claim it was due to the sequester cuts. ICE has $X million more to spend this year than last year. The president needs to explain why his people released these illegal aliens.
- White House tours have been canceled, we are told, because of sequester cuts to the Secret Service Budget. The Secret Service has $X million more to spend this year then last. The president needs to explain the White House tour were stopped?
- Harry Reid is afraid that the Army won’t have enough money to properly train our soldiers. The Army will have $X million more to spend this than last year. Why does Harry Reid say that the sequester will affect training of our soldiers?
Even low information Americans can understand that the President and the Democrats are lying when they hear that these departments have MORE money to spend. Why is it so hard for Republicans to counter the lies of the President and the Democrats in a clear and effective way?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?