The wailing and gnashing of teeth that has been coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue about the sequester would make you believe that the Mayan calendar ends on Friday, March 28. Obama is playing politics with the sequester and manufacturing a crisis.
President Obama says that meat inspectors are going to be laid off, that lines will be longer at the airport because of cuts to TSA, that special needs children will go without essential services, that teachers will get laid off and that our economy will go into deeper decline.
If that were really true, any real leader would work to avoid such catastrophe.
But we don’t have a real leader in the White House. We have a fear-mongerer. Here is the Commander-in-chief of the greatest nation on earth scaring people about spending “cuts.”
I put cuts in quotes because the sequester doesn’t actually cut spending at all. It merely reduces the rate of growth, by a devastating 3%!
Obama has repeatedly said that he is serious about spending cuts, but the very prospect of a miniscule reduction in the rate of growth has him running around like Chicken Little. That’s not serious.
And, ultimately, neither is the sequester.