Talk of ‘Sequestration’ is a Cover for Growing the State

Politicians love to make up words to cover up what they're really trying to do. It's no different with a big word like "Sequestration." Ask the guy on the street what it means, and he'll just stare back at you. All he knows is that President Obama is trying to help the little guy, and that's all that matters. It's the evil Republicans who are at fault. "Keep your eye on the Sequestration card while I grow the economy, tax more of your tax money, and buy more votes. Just follow the Sequestration card." It's a politician's game of Three-card Monte

A look at today’s headlines is, at best, to embark on an excursion to the twilight zone. Perhaps it is more like an enforced, bad LSD trip. Leading all the rest (and there are a legion of stories) seems to be the Lyin’ King’s version of sequestration. This lunatic ride we have all found ourselves prisoner on, is a lulu.

Our Dear Leader has been lying so blatantly about just this one issue that, had he suffered Pinocchio’s curse, his schnozola would have rivaled the length of Great Wall of China. “Teachers will be laid off.” You know, all of the federally hired teachers.  “Firefighters and EMT personnel will be laid off.” All of the federally employed firefighters and emergency personnel, whoever they are. They don’t exist!

The narrative claims an obstructionist Right will once again have impeded the president’s tireless work on the budget. The work he was, apparently, beavering away at while on his second vacation since January, 2013 . . . separate from his wife’s vacation. In the company of his authentic faithful companion, Reggie Love.

As if this wasn’t enough doublethink to have shoved down one’s throat, the president claims to be fighting demon sequestration tooth and nail. Reality alert: Sequestration is, lock, stock and barrel, the president’s plan. Sequestration is, exclusively, the president’s brainchild. The president’s and no one else’s. Just check speeches the president made in 2011; the country would be ruined without sequestration. Absolutely. He said so.

Sequestration was never the Republican Party’s idea, even though beltway Republicans are drooling to do the president’s bidding. With the exception of Senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul correctly pointed out that sequestration, means a reduction in growth, not cuts to existing spending. A complicit, mainstream media will never allow that fact to be made public by them.

Congressman Boehner also wants to throw sequestration back in the president’s lap. Unfortunately, typically, Speaker Boehner takes a good concept (albeit late) then fouls it up. Yes, he admits that sequestration is entirely the president’s invention. Yes, Mr. Boehner states that the president “broke” the economy and should be the one to fix it, but he is still gluing himself to the president’s false premise; Boehner proceeds as if sequestration deals with cuts to existing spending rather than reduction in spending increases. Some people never learn.

Some right-wing pundits point out that the Republican Party will work almost as tirelessly as the president claims to in order to prevent sequestration. Doubtless that is true. The majority of Republicans in office today seem to have spines made of Jell-O.  They have proven, over and over, that they will cave in to appease a left-wing that doesn’t want their cooperation. Why allow the Right any credibility when it is so easy to perpetually lie about them? To keep them, forever, as the bad guys? Orwell’s’ invention, Big Brother, would be proud.

What the pundits don’t seem to perceive is that sequestration, first and foremost, guts the military. Wednesday, the Lyin’ King announced, with mock distress, that there will be 800,000 civilian personnel cut from the military’s roles by March 1st. This would realize the president’s wet dream; he gets to decimate the military . . . again. All the while bemoaning the evils of sequestration at the top of his lungs. This is precisely the scenario he yearns for.

For America? It’s a lose/lose situation. For our Imperial President? Chalk up another win. With our “representatives” able assistance.


  • Jeffrey Darmstadt

    All they have to offer is fear itself. This nation ran just fine under a government a trillion dollars a year less expensive. The Democrat party did NOT. Starve the beast. The more money you give them, the more of YOUR money they can skim into their campaign coffers to defeat you. Left to their own devices and ability to create and live off their own money they would wilt on the political vine. We of the Self-governing, self determinating DNA on the other hand, who were born and bred for a land of Self-government CAN live quite well without government who in actuality just gets in our way.

    Let Obama now reap what he was sown, let him eat the dirt of an empty field already stripped naked by his political parasites. Sequester the infesters and long live the investers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Veselenak/100001118018542 David Veselenak

    It is just another manufactured "boogie-man" by this Muslim-Marxist and his band of merry homos and lesbo communist minions! Wake up sheeple, COMMUNISM has taken over our government and it is imperative for all sane thinking Americans - that excludes the liberal/fascist mentally disordered and the "Obaa-baa-manites", illegal aliens and black grifters with their arms outstrethed, palms up - to start identifying these evil, Godless ghouls as the COMMUNISTS that they are! 1776...1776...1776!

  • rkwalsh

    I agree with everything you say, but let's do ourselves a favor and cut back on the childish dribble (just because the left does it doesn't mean we have to). Your first paragraph was great, then you spent the next couple flying off point. I am following local tea party group but they seem to want to do the same thing. Stay on point, and stay strong.

    • http://www.facebook.com/marilyn.assenheim Marilyn Assenheim

      "childish dribble?"? thoght it was an explanation. Oh well...

  • Optinetgroup

    HOW TO SLASH THE DEBT IN A WAY THAT CAN
    BE EASILY EXPLAINED TO TAX PAYERS AND CAN MINIMIZE THE ABILITY OF THE
    DEMOCRATS TO FIGHT THE ACTIONS.

    The “sequestering”
    hysteria is just window dressing and will not address the core and
    fundamental problem which is the bloated federal bureaucracy. If the
    debt problem was being addressed correctly it would result in the
    downsizing or elimination of departments and many employees. I would
    anticipate that enough redundancy, waste, duplication or worthless
    services, would be identified that their elimination would quickly
    bring the budget into balance. It would certainly cause an uptick in
    the unemployment number but I would expect that the unemployed in the
    private sector would not shed a tear.

    As part of the process
    in identifying federal programs and departments that should be cut or
    eliminated, the Republicans should use the same criteria that
    insurance companies must meet in Obamacare. Specifically the maximum
    that is allowed for admin expenses is 20% of the premiums collected
    and benefits paid
    out. Given that the government does not have to
    meet a bottom-line profit to stay in business, let alone grow, I
    would suggest that the admin expenses for government programs be
    limited to 10% of the benefits(if they even exist) provided. Each
    department should be required to build a "Zero-based budget”
    plan to justify both its existence and spending programs based upon
    measurable objectives and returns. I expect this would cut or
    eliminate many departments,
    and duplicate and useless programs.
    This is a process used by many businesses and I cannot understand why
    so many of the Republicans in Congress who have a business background
    do not jump on it as an accepted and proven way to address the debt.
    I also expect that there would be much waste found in the
    administration of the “entitlement programs”. By removing this it
    could make a major contribution to dealing with Medicare, Medicaid
    and Social Security running out of money. It would also be a
    significant move forward in dealing with the unsustainable and
    economy killing debt level.

  • old sarge

    Sequestration is the grandchild of Soros. Who is Soros? He is a Jewish boy in Hungry giving information to the German officals druing the WWII. His real name is Gyorgy Schwantz and was born to a non practing Jewish family. He betrayed he race and is now planning to destroy us like he did England. What dose this have to do with sepurstration? He is the master of Obummer. That is why Obun carries a blackberry all the time and uses a teleprompter. Soros is telling him what to do and is responsible for helping him to the WH. How do you think a unknow senator got in the WH in the first place? Thing about it.

  • WorkerBee

    After reading several articles and this one all BOZO
    wants is to make the country think the SKY IS FALLING. Hey Pinocchio tell the
    truth you are the one deciding where there will be loss....The reality is
    AMERICANS will still foot the bill for the same 1.6 trillion of your out of
    control spending of our money as you go on your 65th VACATION. In fact BOZO is
    making all the threats because this year he won't have 22 billion more to
    spend....I wish this idiot could just face the truth we Americans cannot afford
    any more MISSPENDING-THE GOVERNMENT PRODUCES NOTHING! We Americans support the
    country not the government....W­e the employers for the most part live on a
    budget and the employee gose on 65
    vacations in 4 yrs & 2 mo. can anyone see what is wrong with that
    picture!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472630733 Tim Ives

    He has antipathy for people that do not look like him, he clings to his welfare, his Koran, his taxes.

  • marineh2ominer

    If we could just get ONE honest person in charge of the government , we could IMMEDIATELY end the debt merely by defunding EVERYTHING in the budget not constitutionally authorized . ALAS !! The political elites will NEVER allow that to happen because of their loss of power over us . That's it , pure and simple .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christine-Ulferts/100001440049720 Christine Ulferts

    Boehner is already caving on the issue. He is already down on his knees to Hussein and the liberal loons! He needs to go! I am so sick of aLL THESE RINO'S!

  • joepotato

    It's simply amazing that the Kool-aid crowd simply believes everything that the Marxist Muslim Usurper says. We are (as a nation) doomed by the ignorance or apathy of the millions of people who choose to be uninformed or regular commies. The Russians and the Chinese must be laughing their __ses off along the jihadists.

  • treding1

    Once again Washington is embelishing what is taking place with sequestration. They act like they really cut the budget when they agreed on sequestration in August of 2011. All they did was to agree to cut the anual increase in the budget by a paltry 2%. WOW! weren't they courageous! Everybody gets to spend what they spent last year but the natural increase they would get for the next year (Thats what got us into this level of debt anyway) will be cut by such a small percentage. Would the average American go bankrupt if instead of getting a 5% payraise they would only get 4.9% in a pay raise. That is what is happening today with all this talk of sequestration. Congress would love for you to believe that this is really hard on them. Really tough to do. This sequestratuion should be 10 times stronger than it is. If you are going to cut the debt you better realize that there will be a lot of government jobs either cut or seriously lessoned. This would be a good thing! We take better care of government employees than we are able to do for ourselves!
    Obama is bi-polar. One day he is for it then the other Obama steps up to be against it. Hard to work with two presidents!

  • 2bvictorius

    Sequester was Obama's idea but, if you listen to the blathering of Obama's golfing partner John Boehner or Kentucky's gift to America, Mitch McConnell you would never know it. The republicans really are stupid, but, not stupid enough to keep doing the things they do, so it must be they are simply corrupt and not purelythe simpletons they would have us believe.

  • Chief47

    Boehner is a full blown idiot of the highest magnitude and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. I wish he would go ahead and declare himself a Democrat and get it over with. He has let Obama get the best of him and the rest of the RINOs at every turn and seems to smile at it even more than Smilin' Joe Biden. He needs to have some guts for a change and dump sequestration right back into Obama's lap, where it originated in the first place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.amburn Deb Amburn

    It is a cut to spending as my pay will be cut 20% in a month and a half. Soldiers will not be able to be seen for treatment as frequently. This is a cut in the Army's current fiscal year expenditures.

  • jagraham

    Subject: VA Letters to
    Veterans

    Why am I not surprised at this.. I remember when Janet Napolitano put the word

    out about veterans being dangerous.

    Can any of you ever remember a President or any of his appointees doing anything this stupid. Next time we have problem

    in the world I suggest we send in the politicians and their lacky's. Benghazi

    would have been a good start....

    Written By Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly, J.D.

    How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing

    you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you

    have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own

    financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going

    to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs

    for you at your expense? That would

    certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.

    What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit

    you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or

    ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be

    fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention

    Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?

    That makes is sound like something right from a documentary on a tyrannical

    dictatorship somewhere in the world. Yet, as I write this I have a copy of such

    a letter right in front of me. It is being sent by the U.S. Department of

    Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes. In my

    capacity as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation

    (USJF) I

    have been contacted by some of these veterans and the stories I am getting are

    appalling.

    The letter provides no specifics on the reasons for the proposed finding of

    incompetency; just that is based on a determination by someone in the VA. In

    every state in the United States no one can be declared incompetent to

    administer their own affairs without due process of law and that usually

    requires a judicial hearing with evidence being offered to prove to a judge that

    the person is indeed incompetent. This is a requirement of the Fifth Amendment

    to the U.S. Constitution that states that no person shall “… be deprived of

    life, liberty, or property without due process of law…”.

    Obviously, the Department of Veterans Affairs can’t be bothered by such

    impediments as the Constitution, particularly since they are

    clearly pushing to

    fulfill one of Obama’s main goals, the disarming of the American people. Janet

    Napolitano has already warned law enforcement that some of the most dangerous

    among us are America’s heroes, our veterans, and now according to this letter

    from the VA they can be prohibited from buying or even possessing a firearm

    because of a physical or mental disability.

    Think about it, the men and women who have laid their lives on the line to

    defend us and our Constitution are now having their own Constitutional rights

    denied. There are no clear criteria for the VA to declare a veteran incompetent.

    It can be the loss of a limb in combat, a head injury, a diagnosis of PTSD, or

    even a soldier just telling someone at the VA that he or she is depressed over

    the loss of a buddy in combat. In none of these situations has the person

    been

    found to be a danger to themselves or others. If that was the case than all of

    the Americans who have suffered from PTSD following the loss of a loved one or

    from being in a car accident would also have to be disqualified from owning

    firearms. It would also mean that everyone who has ever been depressed for any

    reason should be disarmed. In fact, many of the veterans being deprived of their

    rights have no idea why it is happening.

    The answer seems to be it is simply because they are veterans. At the USJF we

    intend to find the truth by filing a Freedom of Information Act request to the

    Department of Veterans Affairs to force them to disclose the criteria they are

    using to place veterans on the background check list that keeps them from

    exercising their Second Amendment rights. Then we will take whatever legal steps

    are

    necessary to protect our American warriors.

    The reality is that Obama will not get all of the gun control measures he wants

    through Congress, and they wouldn’t be enough for him anyway. He wants a totally

    disarmed America so there will be no resistance to his plans to rob us of our

    nation. That means we have to ask who will be next. If you are receiving a

    Social Security check will you get one of these letters? Will the government

    declare that you are incompetent because of your age and therefore banned from

    firearm ownership. It certainly fits in with the philosophy and plans of the

    Obama administration. It is also certain that our military veterans don’t

    deserve this and neither do any other Americans.

    -- Michael Connelly, J.D.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1486141321 Joanne Satmary

    Hey politicians you are the ones who receive a weekly pay check paid by the people, You are the ones who receive superior health care paid by the people. You are the ones who retire with a hefty pension paid for by the people. You are the ones who are betraying the people. You took an oath of office which you have betrayed. I would guess there are, maybe, 3 percent who really live up to their oath of office. To the rest of you.....You are nothing more than filth!