A federal government official in Raleigh sent an email to the Obama Administration asking how much latitude he had in making “cuts.” The response back from DC was to make it hurt:
The email, circulated around Capitol Hill, was sent Monday by Charles Brown, a director at the agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C. He appears to tell his regional team about a response to his recent question on the amount of latitude he has in making cuts.
According to the partially redacted email, the response came from the Agriculture Department’s budget office and in part states: “However you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”
The response noted that the administration had already told Congress that the APHIS would “eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry” without additional funds.
Arkansas Republican Rep. Tim Griffin said the administration’s response to Brown’s email shows a bid to undermine efforts to replace the cuts, known as sequester, with less onerous ones.
“This email confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the sequester cuts for political gain,” Griffin said in a statement.
Griffin told Fox News on Wednesday that the bosses effectively said, “you can’t do anything that is inconsistent with the negative impact that we’ve told everybody these cuts are going to have.”
The orders from the White House are crystal clear: don’t you dare make the best of the current situation. In fact, the Obama Administration wants these very minor constrictions on the rate of growth look like the road to a government collapse.
Hell, we’re not even talking about freezing the current budget where it stands, much less making actual cuts.
Yes, boys and girls. As the chart above plainly shows, even without any sort of a sequestration deal at all, spending continues to go up; there are no cuts, there never have been, and there never will be as long as there are Democrats and Republicans alive in Washington, DC.
I hope you grasp, America, that your President is intentionally, purposefully, lying to you.
I hope you grasp, America, that there is zero need for anything to hurt, or for anything to be “cut”, as the money we don’t have continues to be spent at an ever faster rate as the CBO figures above confirm.
Obama is unnecessarily trying to scare you and cause you pain in what amounts to a temper tantrum because we’re slightly slowing the rate at which our country is being sold down the river of Cloward-Piven economics.
How do you like being slapped around by a liar?