President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to “make it hurt” when it comes to the sequester, cutting funding for essential instead of non-essential funding first in a temper tantrum over his free-spending ways.
The latest target of his ire is combat veterans:
They fought for their country, and now they’re feeling the sting of sequester.
The $85 billion in cuts that went into effect at the beginning of the month will not spare soldiers and veterans, with a wave of cuts being announced for tuition assistance and a program that helps homeless veterans get back on their feet.
The Pentagon for months warned that the sequester cuts would be catastrophic. But the Defense Department is not the only federal agency with programs for servicemen and women that are vulnerable.
Under a federal housing program that helps roughly 100,000 Americans, homeless and formerly homeless veterans will lose assistance due to the sequester. The program is run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides state grants to help veterans get housing.
Not feeling any pain? Illegal aliens, welfare queens, and other key Obama constituencies.
He’s also making sure that the cuts don’t affect his personal budget or his family’s continual outrage of indulgences, including the huge 50th birthday party for the First Lady next year:
The same week that President Obama’s administration announced that due to sequestration, White House tours would be cancelled, sources at the White House announced that it would be hosting megastars Adele and Beyonce at Michelle’s 50th birthday party next year. “America’s First Lady will be holding a huge celebrity-packed party for her birthday at the White House next year and, as she adores Adele and Beyonce, she has asked them both to sing,” the source told the UK Daily Mail. The source did say that “The Obamas will pay Adele’s expenses as it’s a private party, not a State one.”
Whether the First Couple is paying for Adele’s expenses is irrelevant; they’re throwing the party at the White House using taxpayer money, staff, and security. We’re paying for the circus; they’re only paying for a clown.
All while 100,000 veterans will be thrown out on the street.