Apr 28 2013

Obama Tries Extortion On Voters: Do As I Say Or More Suffering To Come!

Published by at 10:47 am under 2013 Fiscal Cliff

Well, well, well.  It seems our petulant President is realizing the trap he set for himself with sequestration, and is now becoming a pissy, petulant President. In this week’s POTUS address to the nation, we see a bit of strain and arrogance coming through as Obama threatens pain on Americans if they don’t do as he says:

In his weekly address, Pres. Obama threatened Americans with more sequester “pain” if they don’t convince Congress to pass his budget.

“This week, the sequester hurt travelers, who were stuck for hours in airports and on planes, and rightly frustrated by it.”

And, there’s more pain on the horizon, Obama warned: “These cuts are scheduled to keep falling across other parts of the government that provide vital services for the American people.”

The fact is Americans KNOW it is the President’s team that decides whether these minor sequestration cuts in the GROWTH of government will be painful or made to the fat that is government waste.  In my last post (Sequestration Forever!) our reader Frogg1 noted this bit of inconvenient truth when it comes to the FAA cuts:

Yep, Obama proposed less funding than when the FAA came out of sequestration. How does that work? The House and Senate put into the FAA more than Obama requested. Then when the cuts hit, they were still more than the President requested. So the furloughs were an attempt at extortion – plain and simple

The pain on travelers was all manufactured by Team Obama. Which, as I noted before, should be illegal:

What happened in 1969 – and this week at ICE – is a clear dereliction of duty and an abuse of power. No person should be able to hold America hostage like this. Not even (and maybe especially) the POTUS. There are CLEARLY billions of dollars of waste, fraud and abuse to trim before any government official needs to pull needed services. As a previous post of mine noted, you cannot blow $100,000 of dollars on dog training lessons, or billions of dollars on Green boondoggles, and then claim there is no money to protect the nation, its resources and its people.

So here is the answer and what the GOP needs to push through Congress this week (and I dare the Dems to fight it).

Make it illegal to pull services, support, etc from mission critical activities as long as there are non-mission critical funds available. This would make it impossible to hold us hostage or threaten us before, say, salaries are cut, or regulations are cut, or new programs on the drawing board are cut, etc.

Make it a felony for anyone to play games like this – and we will see an end to this kind of dumb melodrama! Let’s make political melodrama ILLEGAL!

Yes, it is well past time to outlaw Drama Queens in DC.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Obama Tries Extortion On Voters: Do As I Say Or More Suffering To Come!”

  1. kathie says:

    At the opening of his library, President Bush said, “It was the honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the United States”. Does anybody have the feeling that Obama believes or cares about anything or anybody then himself and politics. He treats us as if we were a game, and he will do anything to win.

  2. Frogg1 says:

    There’s more……

    Extravagance at the FAA

    “Under sequestration, the FAA must find $600 million in savings out of its $16 billion annual budget. But even after those cuts are made, the agency’s budget will still be larger than it was in 2009, when air travel operated without serious disruption. In fact, the FAA’s post-sequester funding will be even more than what it asked for in President Obama’s fiscal-year 2013 budget resolution. Domestic air travel has declined 27 percent since 2000, but the FAA’s operations budget has since grown by nearly $3 billion, or 30 percent.”

  3. Frogg1 says:

    And, one of the links from the above article has even more:

    Doing less with more: President Obama’s manufactured airport delays

    “Here are the facts: President Obama’s 2013 FAA Budget Request asked for just $15.172 billion. But Congress gave them an extra $1.1 billion for the Grants-in-Aid for Airports program, bringing their total 2013 funding to $16.668 billion. Then the sequester lopped off $669 million in FAA funding, leaving them with $15.999 billion.

    But that $15.999 billion is more money than they originally asked for to run the entire agency!”

  4. kathie says:

    The point isn’t what the budget is, the point is, Obama wants to raise taxes! Until he get his way he will find a way to punish us, as he stands apart and above us lowly Americans looking down.