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  • Carney, Henry In Heated Exchange Over Sequester Lies

    04/03/2013 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/13 | staff
    There was a heated exchange today between White House press secretary Jay Carney and Fox News' Ed Henry about Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s claims that America was going to be less safe because of the Administrations claims the sequester cuts could not be changed.
  • 6 Obama administration sequester claims shot down by fact checkers

    03/06/2013 11:42:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    6 Obama administration sequester claims shot down by fact checkers By DONOVAN SLACK | 3/6/13 11:30 AM EST Fact-checkers have had their hands full in recent weeks as the Obama administration has tried to detail the expected impacts of automatic sequester cuts. As POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush and Carrie Budoff Brown report on the home page, the White House now has pulled back from issuing doomsday scenarios after some of their claims fell flat. Here are six such claims: “You know, those Capitol janitors will not get as much overtime. I’m sure they think less pay, that they’re taking home, does...
  • Janet Napolitano: The border is less secure because of budget cuts

    03/04/2013 10:27:17 PM PST · by South40 · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/2013 | Jim Avila, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that, although safety is her top priority, there is no way around cutting back on border patrol agents monitoring the country's borders because of the across-the-board spending cuts, known as "the sequester," that went into effect over the weekend. "The number of border patrol hours that will need to be reduced equates to the equivalent of 5,000 border patrol agents, so we have fewer border patrol agents between the ports of entry," the secretary of homeland security told ABC's senior national correspondent Jim Avila in an exclusive interview. "We're going to do everything we...
  • Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised [Mainstream Media Ignores]

    03/05/2013 11:18:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/5/13 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that. In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections. He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who...
  • The sequester (Hussein's idea) hits the poor especially hard

    03/04/2013 5:13:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/04/13 | Jonathan Berr
    The $85 billion in federal spending cuts triggered by the sequester will hit low-income Americans dependent on government assistance especially hard, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a progressive-leaning think tank. According to organization, about 3.8 million long-term unemployed workers with federally funded benefits will see about an 11% cut in those weekly benefits. The Women, Infants and Children nutrition program will have to turn away as many as 600,000 to 775,000 women and children by the end of the year. More than 100,000 people will lose housing aid. "There is no way to cut $85 billion...
  • Carney: Obama Open To "Petite Bargain" On Budget That Would End Sequester

    03/04/2013 3:52:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/4/13 | JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS
    JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: So on that offer, I mean, you’re absolutely right that some prominent Republicans have come out in recent days and said that they could live with a plan that increased tax revenue -- not to replace the sequester, but as part of kind of a renewed effort at the grand bargain. So are we going to see an effort -- JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: But that would eliminate the sequester, which the whole -- the whole idea behind the -- KARL: But it would be bigger than just eliminate. You’re exactly right. But it...
  • $253.5B—Obama Borrowed Nearly 6x as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year

    03/04/2013 4:01:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 4, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    During the month of February—as President Barack Obama was warning Americans they would see dramatic effects in their lives if “sequestration” of some planned federal spending kicked in—the federal government’s debt climbed by $253.5 billion. That one-month increase in the debt was nearly six times as much as the $44 billion in spending cuts the Congressional Budget Office estimates will take place in all of fiscal 2013 as a result of sequestration. …
  • CNN Catches Obama's Falsehood on Sequester; Networks Barely Report It

    03/04/2013 4:54:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 4, 2013 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Dana Bash fact-checked President Obama's falsehood about the sequester on Friday, but the major networks didn't exactly follow CNN's lead in reporting the distortion that Capitol Hill janitors and police would receive a pay cut because of the sequester. In his Friday press conference, Obama claimed, "They're going to have less pay, the [Capitol Hill] janitors, the security guards. They just got a pay cut." Shortly after that, CNN's Bash obtained from the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms that the workers would not receive a pay cut, just a limit on overtime pay. NBC ignored the distortion on its weekend newscasts, while...
  • Obama's Lies And Hypocrisy

    03/02/2013 7:20:17 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/02/13 | LD Jackson
    I have done some of my normal reading and browsing of blogs and news sites and I have come to a conclusion that is not startling, but rather a reminder of just how much of a liar Barack Obama really is. Stop and think about it for a moment. Do we really understand just how willing President Obama is to say or do whatever he believes it will take to achieve his end goals? Honestly, I used to believe Bill Clinton was a liar, but compared to Obama, he should be qualified to be the new Pope. Let's look at...