Finally transparency from this administration!
I don't know about you, but when I heard the press dutifully pronounce that as a result of sequester cuts (which hadn't happened yet) the government (ICE) was having to let criminals go in anticipation of a 2% cut, I smelled a rat immediately.
More intimidation from the Chicago White House, as Bob Woodward has learned to appreciate.
Of course, the White House claims this was all done independent of the White House; some poor schlub in ICE retired to take the fall.
Let's remind ourselves that this is a 2.4% cut over the next year's increase of growth.
I mean, really? A 45 billion cut for this year of an increase?
Give me a break.
Even in the Bush days when only 850 billion dollars was in circulation--before Obama's dude in the Fed printed trillions of additional dollars--45 billion was chump change.
This is all political theater, as the informed voter knows.
Today (in case you haven't caught up with the out-of-mainstream-news) Obama--the liar--is backtracking, saying that most people won't notice when the sequester comes and goes Friday.
Well, of course, Obama realizes he's losing the whole sequester end of the world rhetoric he's been employing.
There's nowhere else to cut! We're cut to the bone!
Do the voters really believe that?
Now POTUS has switched tactics, claiming that most people won't notice b-b-but the sequester is "gonna be a big hit on the economy."
Well, you know what THAT's about.
The economy is still tanking and Obama needs a new scapegoat.
Watch. It's going to be, "Well, if the Republicans hadn't messed the economy up by not negotiating to raise taxes we'd be doing great."
This will be from a president who has submitted budgets so ridiculous that even his own party won't vote for them.
The sky is not falling! The sky is not falling!
But you just wait. The Prince will move on to a new crisis tomorrow.
And it's great that Obama's finally scheduled a meeting the day after the crisis, eh?
Now that's real leadership!