Skip to comments.Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools
Posted on 01/14/2014 7:36:16 PM PST by Nachum
WASHINGTON A House Natural Resources Committee investigation has found that President Obamas Office of Management and Budget ordered that sequestration cuts be applied retroactively to funding for rural schools over the opposition of the Agriculture Department.
The committees report released today, A Less Secure Future for Rural Schools: An Investigation into the Obama Administrations Questionable Application of the Sequester to the Secure Rural Schools Program, detailed how last February the USDA had determined 2013 sequestration wouldnt apply to 2012 funds that had already been distributed in the program. The White House stepped in and overruled the USDA, though both agencies havent turned over numerous subpoenaed documents that could reveal more behind the decision.
The Secure Rural Schools program helps provide rural counties with funds for teachers, schools, police officers, emergency services and infrastructure necessary because the federal government had failed to uphold its century-old promise to actively manage our national forest to provide a stable revenue stream for rural counties containing national forest land, Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) said in reference to the timber industry link.
The program dates back to a 2000 bill, which was extended in July 2012 for that fiscal year. The $323 million in funds were doled out to 41 states by the USDA in January 2013. But two months later, after sequestration went into effect, the Obama administration announced it wanted $17.9 million back prompting bipartisan backlash from governors and congressional representatives of the affected states.
The Obama administration appeared intent on making this sequester as painful and visible as possible, and this was another example. Instead of working with Congress to make responsible cuts and reforms, the administration took the political opportunity to go after funds used to pay teachers and police salaries, Hastings said at a hearing on the report
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Anybody here seen Speaker Boehner?
If you do see him, tell him that he has some Articles of Impeachment to submit before the weekend.
Just trying to hurt Republican-leaning voters.
I can’t wait until the shoe is on the other foot.
Of course they did, the Øbama administration closed a thousand bridge-equivalents in their fit of political pique
The president is a prick.
But at least they didn’t shut down traffic lanes (they only shut down parks) ... therefore this is not viewed as a scandal by the MSM
To do what you expect of him, he has to have a set.
Worse than what Christie staffers did.
Obastard will be remembered as the worst, most petty tyrant to ever occupy the WH.
He could massacre a troop of girl scouts on the White House lawn during the Easter Egg roll, butcher them, barbecue them and serve them to the participants and he still wouldnt be impeached. And if you criticized him about it, the press would say its a black thing and accuse you of being a racist tea party rethuglican for bringing it up while licking their fingers and asking Michelle what kind of spice rub theyre using and ask for more of that “delicious” macaroni & cheese and a refill on their Kool-aid
Of course. That’s what a d**k head looks like.
Executive orders could prevent that. Doubt me, just ask Obama ... he is going to take control with a pin and a phone.
Nothing will happen as usual. Just like the IRS actions, Bengazi, fast and furious and many many more things nothing will get the GOP to do anything about it.
Any president can remove all prior Executive Orders.
I cracked up when I saw that...lol..he is one without question!
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