Skip to comments.Pinocchio reigns: Lies our government tell us [Budget exploding, not shrinking]
Posted on 03/17/2013 12:45:48 PM PDT by Moseley
Will 10 percent cuts in government spending known as sequester really harm American citizens in our everyday lives? Or have politicians gone way too far this time with their lies?
The truth sharply contradicting President Obamas assertions can be found buried within data published by the Office of Management and Budget under Historical Tables posted at www.WhiteHouse.Gov. Some calculation is needed to subtract 2013 projected spending from 2008 spending and to adjust for the 10 percent sequester from Table 4.1Outlays by Agency: 19622017.
Our nation is struggling with an extraordinary rash of government lies even while government spending is soaring. Like an alcoholics self-deception, politicians are furiously inventing desperate excuses to avoid going on a diet.
Obama and his Cabinet warn that safety inspections of meat and other food will suffer. Yet the U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend almost $64 billion more in fiscal year 2013 than in 2008. Thats an extra $64 billion in just a single year. And that is after accounting for the 10 percent sequester. Can politicians splain how the USDA cannot afford to inspect meat and other food despite having an extra $64 billion more than they had in 2008?
What else does the Office of Management and Budget data reveal? Politicians claim that small businesses wont get loans, yet the Small Business Administration will have $769 million more in 2013 than it did 2008.
Teachers (who are state employees) will supposedly lose their jobs due to reduced federal grants. But the U.S. Department of Education will have $5.3 billion more to spend in 2013 than in 2008.
Passenger aircraft will supposedly suffer delays from cut-backs in air traffic controllers under the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration budget. Yet that agency will have $30 billion more to spend in 2013 than in 2008.
Automatic entitlement spending will soar by hundreds of billions of dollars. Still, at least half of the soaring federal budget is entirely controllable.
Spending increases in 2013 over 2008 would include: Almost three-quarters of a billion dollars for the Small Business Administration ($769 million) $30 billion more for the U.S. Department of Transportation $38 billion more for the U.S Department of Labor $11 billion more for the U.S. Department of Energy $9 billion more for the U.S Department of Justice Almost $900 million more for the Environmental Protection Agency $13 billion more for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security $13 billion more for the U.S. Department of State $5.3 billion more for the U.S. Department of Education $1.5 billion more for The National Science Foundation $25 billion more at the Office of Personnel Management $1.4 billion more for the Judicial Branch $1.3 billion more for the Department of Commerce
The rate of spending increases have been slowed... enough so politicians can claim its been “cut.”
Most people won’t notice the effects of sequestration.
Catch the line item for Executive Office of the President beginning with 2001. What the hell have they been spending money on? The budget mushroomed in 2004 through 2008 then went down. Is this what all that digging at the white hut was all about?
Why don’t the creeps in Spinate and Congress look at this stuff? Answer, because they are in on the fraud.
2001-246 2002-451 2003-386 2004-3,349 2005-7,686 2006-5,379 2007-2,956 2008-1,173 2009-743 2010-582 2011-484 2012-414 2013-408 2014-402 2014-556 2016-613 2017-569
DOD Is truly cut back to 2006 levels.
Notice the mountains of spending in 08 thorough 2013 in
Department of HHS
Department of Agriculture... FOOD STAMPS
Department of Labor for unemployment?
Social Security On Budget (in spite of trying to find an answer I still don’t know what this means)
Department of Education
Veterans Affairs takes off in 2007 and we know why
“Other” agencies “On Budget”
Look at Treasury take off like a rocket... this is DEBT folks and interest on it.
Good idea. I will have to finally learn how to make graphs with Excel
1930’s Chicago gangsters would be considered youthful offenders in the face of all that’s happening in Washington these days.