I remember in David Limbaugh's first book, Crimes Against Liberty, a bus full of elementary students were on their way to the White House for a tour, right after Obama's first term began. They were excited about seeing the president's house and all the fabulous historical objects housed there. But due to traffic and, I believe a little bad weather, they were about 10 minutes late in arriving.
They were turned away. Tearful and disappointed, they were sent back home.
Sound familiar? Except this time the regime has the added bonus of blaming the Republicans for shutting down the tours. Will it work for them this time? I doubt it.
Obama refused to take the reins on the sequester and do the cuts that Congress was willing to give him last week. He refused and then said that it's mostly impossible to decide between helping "these poor kids or those disabled ones." How do you decide who to help and who will suffer? (The short answer is that no one will suffer but that's a blog for another GOLF day.) I find it almost laughable if it weren't so serious that we (collectively, not me specifically) elected him to make those kinds of hard decisions and now he backs away.
I think these kinds of cynical decisions, and others, are the only transparent things TheOne's done, so far.
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013
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Regarding the comment to the blog, if I remember rightly, Obama offered the idea of a sequester to Boehner et. al. last summer. He, (Obama) and his cabinet did look more than a little foolish at first, worrying that, if a sequester took effect, we'd have to live through a collapsed economy. Well, it did, and (so far) we aren't. What is frustrating is that those who are in positions of power will not address a very big reason for our problem - duplication. Occasionally, articles are run on-line describing and listing duplicitous projects, and the many different offices/committees/departments etc. who have people actually working to correct the situations. But nothing seems to get done. Maybe Obama should create another cabinet Secretary of Duplicity. That person would ideally be a degreed Industrial Engineer, who knows that when his work is done, he'll be out of a job. Guess that'd be a problem too, though. Who'd want to leave a job with a six-figure salary.
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
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@ Roxanne Thurlow
" I find it almost laughable if it weren't so serious that we (collectively, not me specifically) elected him to make those kinds of hard decisions and now he backs away."
I don't blame Obama one bit! The GOP has been dragging their feet for over four years now and they dragged their feet all the way up to the last moment before the sequester. By then it's too late, I would of let go of the reins also. If they want to be stubborn, let them, they'll pay at the polls in 2014.