Making the sequester as painful as possible

Posted: 6th March 2013 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics

According to The Washington Times, the White House is trying to fulfill its promises that the sequester will be painful. 

“…The Washington Times reported on another administration email that seemed to show at least one agency has been instructed to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be.

In the internal email, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been warned of.

‘We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be,’Mr. Brown, in the internal email, said his superiors told him.”

So basically, they’re saying “we didn’t get what we want and now everyone must be punished like we said they would!”

Rep. Kristi L. Noem, a South Dakota Republican who grilled Mr. Vilsack about the email, said “I’m hopeful that isn’t an agenda that’s been put forward.”  Well, Mrs. Noem, hope in one hand and you-know-what in the other.  We’ve had 5 years of this administration and you should know what to expect by now.


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