Skip to comments.GOP Senator: Obama's golf weekend cost 341 federal workers a pay cut
Posted on 03/02/2013 10:22:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Daniel Halper at Weekly Standard quotes Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions who really goes after the president and the Democrats for their refusal to negotiate on the sequester:
"Replacing the sequester would require the President to save $85 billion out of a $3,500 billion federal budget. One would think that any President would leap at the opportunity to make government more effective and responsive. But what does the President do instead? He says Republicans are 'cutting vital services for children' in order to 'benefit the well-off and well-connected.' This has been the strategy now for years: block any attempt to reform the government and then relentlessly attack the reformers. Does any lawmaker, reporter, or citizen believe that the only way to save taxpayer dollars is to hurt children, that every government program is effective and helpful and not one penny is wasted?"
Sessions is the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.
"While the White House operatives may think this attack is clever, it betrays an astonishing elitism: the federal government is perfect and requires no reform. That is why they have no plan to make our government leaner and more efficient. The President had 18 months to develop reforms to improve the government, but instead he announced furloughs of federal workers as a political cudgel. Yet, his golf weekend at the yacht club with Tiger Woods cost taxpayers over a million dollars-enough money to save 341 federal workers from furlough," Sessions writes.
"These workers know firsthand how much waste and inefficiency exists in the government. Our Budget Committee office will look for a way to solicit federal employees to send suggestions for how to save money in their departments, agencies, and divisions. What is better? To furlough someone or to empower them to make their office more efficient?
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...and yet they keep electing him...
Yet, his golf weekend at the yacht club with Tiger Woods cost taxpayers over a million dollars-enough money to save 341 federal workers from furlough,” Sessions writes.
And The Dictator says “let them eat cake.”
This needs to be running in nationwide advertisements on tv, radio, and the internet.
Add in Michelle’s Colorado vacay. How much did their Hawaii vacay cost?
These GOP senators dare to go so far but not further. This is all done to ingratiate themselves with the voters.
Let them bring up the subject of 0’s (in)eligibility and I will take them seriously.
That's exactly right. In fact it should be expanded to measure and publicize everything that drug-addled dope does -- especially vis-a-vis sequestration.
Some are starting to see the alarm about sequestration as being nothing more than sequestration is to become the new Bush; to wit, from now on Obama and his media will scream that "It's sequestration's fault!"
It's surprising that every Republican elected official and commentator fails to recite a litany of bridges-to-nowheres, redundant programs, wasteful pork, corrupt misappropriation and inefficient use of funds followed by "Oh! You mean those vital services?" every time they open their mouths.
It would be shocking if you couldn't find close to a trillion to cut off the budget before you even begin to look at entitlements.
Dear Lord, please send us a new Lee Atwater.
The ruling elite thinks we owe it to them.