Skip to comments.Obama: If Republicans donít give me what I want I will make planes fall from the sky
Posted on 02/23/2013 3:01:47 PM PST by Starman417
Barack Obama is warning America of the devastation that the sequester will visit upon the country, including
Furloughs of 800,000 civilian Pentagon employees; Meat inspector furloughs from which food shortages will result; Air Traffic Controller furloughs resulting in three-hour waits at airports to clear security; Reductions in embassy protection and border patrols; Cutting the Persian Gulf Naval presence from two aircraft carriers to one; Diminished emergency services; fewer police and firefighters on the streets; Reduced military readiness; Criminals going free because federal prosecutors will have to close cases; Thousands of teacher and educator layoffs Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids; Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings; and Job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research.
And soon we're likely to hear that global warming will accelerate and comets will strike the Earth if Republicans don't acquiesce to Obama's demands for more taxes. He has hinted that planes will fall from the sky:
"Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country," Obama continued. "Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings."
How much is to be "cut"? $85 billion on a budget of $3.6 trillion. That's 2.4%. As of August household income was down 8.2% under Obama and the country had to make do. Now Obama tries to tell us that government can't do with 2.4% less? Seriously?
He has been lying about the sequester since the debates. The sequester was Obama's team's idea:
Page 326 (July 26):
At 2:30 p.m., [White House Budget director Jack] Lew and [White House legislative affairs director Rob] Nabors went to the Senate to meet with [Senator Majority Leader Harry] Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone.
We have an idea for a trigger, Lew said.
Whats the idea, Reid asked skeptically.
Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he was going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. A couple of weeks ago, he said, my staff said to me that there is one more possible enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, Get the hell out of here. Thats insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?
Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained.
What would the impact be?
They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department .The idea was to make all of the threatened cuts so unthinkable and onerous that the supercommittee [tasked with making additional cuts] would do its work and come up with its own deficit reduction plan.
Lew and Nabors went through a laundry list of programs that would face cuts.
This is ridiculous, Reid said.
Thats the beauty of a sequester, they said, its so ridiculous that no one ever wants it to happen. It was the bomb that no one wanted to drop. It actually would be an action-forcing event.
I get it, Reid said finally.
Short version: Once tax increases were off the table, the White House staff came up with a sequestration plan that only had spending cuts and sold Harry Reid on the idea.
And since then, Obama continues to double down on the threats of damage the sequester will cause.
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When was the last time you made a comment, cornhole?
When was the last time you did ANYTHING except pimp that one same blog?
0bama is ‘Hostage-Taker-In-Chief’! Americans being the hostage, of course. As usual.
Let it burn.
Silly title. Only the 51% of Americans who don't know that Obama is Christian would compare him with followers of the religion of peace.
Keep your powder dry for something useful. EOM.
Obama is willing (and eager, I bet) to do all this, rather than stop paying off his banker buddies.
Heck, how many air traffic controllers could the taxpayers’ expenses for his and his family’s vacations alone have paid for?
How many could Michelle Obama’s staff alone have paid for? How many could the Solyndra etc loans have paid for?
This guy is absolutely sickening. I hope the EMP that hits from our non-monitored southern airspace hits right over Washington DC. But it won’t because Obama is in league with the Iranians/Koreans/Chavez who will decide to use the EMP. He’ll be in the nifty shelter below ground that was just built for him...
I don’t know though. An EMP attack might not be so good, unless the drones he plans ot use on us all are protected from the damage of an EMP attack. Anybody know if the drones are shielded from that?
You know, there are no cuts.
Sequestration is just a cut to the INCREASE in spending.
Oh, that and it makes the sky fall...
See the posting history.
Shouldn't that be Congress's job?
One thing is certain, Capital Hill politicians and staff and the Obama White House will get their checks on time and they won’t have furloughs either.
Pull the trigger, Boy.
Could it be that was the point? ... planes will fall from the sky comment. Would not put anything past this crowd of the zer0 administration. Would even believe they are so arrogant they would clue us first before doing something because the lame-stream drive-bys have their backs. With nearly (would guess) twenty percent following this zer0 crowd closely, have to believe they call the people mentioned, in your post, when they want some kind of trouble for the U.S. Rant Off and not directed at anyone other than liberals, and butterdezillion am glad you are not a liberal. Some of the information brought forth by you has been mind boggling. I love mind boggling.
Nixon lost a case before the Supreme Court concerning sequestration ~ used to be the Democrats were always against it. Their proposals were called FULL FUNDING and they claimed that what was wrong with America was we didn’t spend enough federal dollars.
I predict the O-Meister will take a self-imposed furlow (although a paid one) and go do some golfing and some quality time with body-man Reggie.
Does he know how to fiddle? Certainly the spouse thing knows how to eat cake.
I prefer the term ‘Obamageddon’ myself.