That's bullshit, and it's a simple, yet effective political tactic that we've all seen employed time and time and time and time again.
Howie Carr nails it here:
I think Ive seen this Sequester movie before. Only it had a different title it was called Prop 2 1/2 Override.
Obama and his common nightwalkers in the media are trotting out the exact same scare tactics that the local teachers unions and assorted municipal layabouts have been employing to frighten the bejesus out of taxpayers around here for decades.
It happens every spring. The schools need more money. The voters yawn. The school superintendent ups the ante and says, well, if you dont give us the extra money then the first thing well have to cut is the high school football team. Followed by the band. Not the third assistant associate deputy senior school superintendent making $120,000, but the football team. Then the selectmen threaten to close a fire station. Or lay off cops. The town dump? No longer open on weekends.
The problem for the hacks is, this shakedown may work the first time, maybe even the second. But as Barack Obama is now complaining privately, eventually the law of diminishing returns sets in. Before he embarked on this latest the-sky-is-falling campaign, perhaps Barack should have consulted with the little boy who cried wolf.
That’s what the unions do in CA and the dems they support go along. They threaten to close parks, starve kids and old people, fire teachers and police, etc. And it’s all because the unions want to get even higher wages, healthcare, pensions and paid vacation. I worked with unions and have seen it firsthand.
Also what PBS does by putting a gun to Big Birds head everytime their funding us threatened.
Thank heaven for the internet; without it, Howie Carr would be one of the very few things I miss about M ass achusetts...