The President said tonight in the Debate that “Sequestration is not something he proposed, and it will not happen.”
So…does he think Romney is right then? Actions speak louder than words Obama...let's take yet another walk down Memory Lane:
Obama Administration missed their Sept. 6th deadline for transparency/accountability on cuts:
The administration was supposed to send to Congress by Sept. 6 detailed information on every account that would be affected under sequestration, including how much money would be cut from every program, project and activity level.
But that day, the administration told Federal Times the report will come “late next week.” The administration said it needed more time to address the complex issues involved in planning for sequestration.
Washington is hungry for details on how the government plans to absorb these cuts, which are required by last year’s Budget Control Act unless Congress and the administration agree on a path to reducing budget deficits by $1.2 trillion through 2021. Congress last month passed the Sequestration Transparency Act mandating the report. But there have been few official details released so far.
Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said at a conference Sept. 5 that the Pentagon would have to cut 11 percent of its budget next year. And the across-the-board nature of these cuts would be “devastating,” he said, and leave the Defense Department with almost no flexibility.
So, I am confused. Obama attacks Romney for NOT wanting to cut Military spending, but his words tonight say he has no intention of cutting military spending either…no intention of letting Sequestration go through...WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS KIDDING??? And that’s just tip of the ice burg in cuts within Sequestration law.
On Sept. 6, the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, posted a blog asking if Obama would comply with the transparency law and release the report on time.
“The administration has repeatedly ignored requests from Congress for sequester information, even as top officials admit the defense cuts the White House demanded — in an effort to ensure the president wouldn’t face another debt limit vote before the election — would jeopardize our national security,” Boehner’s office said. “Now it’s time for President Obama to obey the law he signed and tell the American people how he plans to implement (or replace) these devastating cuts.”
Well, Maybe Obama is deliberately putting off any effort on Sequestration before election because:
All in all, sequestration could lead to 270,000 lost federal jobs throughout the government, and the furloughs of thousands more.
“And that’s just the first installment,” said Doug Criscitello, a former chief financial officer at the Housing and Urban Development Department and current managing director at Grant Thornton. “There’s nine of them [years of cuts]. Imagine taking cuts of that magnitude for nine years [through 2021]. You’d essentially eliminate discretionary spending.”
So, now he says “Sequestration will not happen” in debate tonight, but his own actions SAY IT WILL. Right now, it is LAW… it takes effect January 2nd. Additionally, here’s what’s in it:
Sequestration would hinder HHS efforts to reduce health care fraud and recover improperly spent money — saving $1.50 for every dollar spent, according to Murray.
Automatic cuts would also force HHS to downsize or cut clients from a variety of programs, including:
• Cutting 100,000 children from its Head Start early education program.
• Cutting 12,150 patients from its AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
• Cutting 169,000 people from substance abuse treatment programs.
These cuts, projected by the Congressional Budget Office, would limit HHS’ ability to fund research programs and would eliminate 2,300 new and competing research grants, according to Murray.
The Food and Drug Administration could also see its budget cut by $200 million — which would mean slower drug approval times, Markey said in a statement.
Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, said the automatic cuts will lead to furloughs, equipment shortfalls and hobble the ability of law enforcement to keep people and property safe.
“Sequestration will inevitably turn our fortified castle into a wavering house of cards,” Adler said in an interview.
But tonight he says: “Sequestration will not happen?” Did he forget to add “so long as I am President” on that assertion?! He attacks Romney for his opposition to cutting Military spending, then he says tonight it will not happen…does he then side with Romney then on that?! Is he somehow going to jump in AFTER election, and work across the aisle to prevent it in Lame Duck session? Nope…he is LYING AGAIN.
Mr. President…if no Press Conference on answering for your lies on Libya…how about answering, AT THE VERY LEAST, on THIS one?
You said “Sequestration would not happen”…show us NOW BEFORE election, or go down as the President who stopped at nothing to take care of no one BUT himself.