22 Feb

Obama Was Against The ‘Easy Off-Ramps’ On Sequester Before He Was For It

Susan Duclos @ Wake Up America:

Liberals seem to be a tad upset (big surprise) over a video reminder from November 2011 of Barack Obama threatening to veto “any effort to get rid of the sequester cuts,” continuing on to say “Already, some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts – domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy off-ramps on this one.”

Video below:

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Following that statement, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed two bills that would replace those sequester cuts with spending cuts more palatable that the ones set to go into effect on March 1, 2013, those bills died in the Senate.

FACT: House Republicans are the only ones who have addressed the president’s sequester, and have passed two bills replacing it with responsible cuts and reforms.

  • The sequester was the Obama administration’s idea – as Bob Woodward has explained, the White House proposed itand insisted it be included in the 2011 debt limit agreement. See page 326 of his book where he makes that clear.
  • The House passed the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act (HR. 5652) in May 2012 and the Spending Reduction Act (H.R. 6684) in December. Learn more about them both here.
  • Senate Democrats never passed legislation replacing the president’s sequester. It took the GOP-led No Budget, No Pay Act to get them to even consider passing a budget for the first time in four years.
  • President Obama doesn’t have a replacement plan either. He hasn’t even said when we’ll see his budget — which islate, again, and which could have addressed his sequester.

Now Obama and Democrats want to replace that law, which is all spending cuts, across the board, with cuts and tax revenue, meaning more taxes and Obama is suddenly all for finding an “easy off-ramp,” just a little over a year after he said he would veto any attempt.

He is so desperate now  that he has taken to his bully pulpit once again to play the same old song, as Peggy Noonan accurately describes it, “Government by Freakout.”

It is always cliffs, ceilings and looming catastrophes with Barack Obama. It is always government by freakout.

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3 Responses to Obama Was Against The ‘Easy Off-Ramps’ On Sequester Before He Was For It

  1. Susan Duclos says: 1

    Thanks for the link.

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  2. Nan G says: 2

    The mainstream media won’t address the facts, like this.
    All they want to talk about is the Republicans making a ”talking point,” out of claiming (as if it is a lie) that the sequestration cuts were Obama’s idea.
    The fact that these cuts leave most departments spending more than last year is not allowed.
    The fact that Obama is on target to more than double the debt is not allowed.
    But the liberal media love affair with Obama is under strain as Mary K. Ham finds this gem at ABC News:
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/devastating-sequester-spending-cuts-give-me-a-break/

    Each agency will have some responsibility to find its own ways to save money.
    So, all of Obama’s threats are just empty words.
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told meat producers that USDA may have to furlough food inspectors — something the industry says could have drastic consequences, as meat and poultry needs to be inspected before it can be sold. BUT he could make those few dollars in cuts by cutting higher-ups instead of line workers.
    It is entirely up to him how he wants his cutting to impact Americans.

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  3. SUSAN DUCLOS
    YES THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD POST,
    I wonder how many people he manage to freak up,
    if we only could return the favor and freake him also.
    oh wait he is already freaked up and want all AMERICANS TO BE
    THE SAME FREAKING PEOPLE LIKE HIM,
    HE STILL DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH LIKE HIM.

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