Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chicken Little meets The Emperor Has No Clothes

     “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” Chicken Little exclaimed after an apple hit him on the head and now I’m wondering if President Obama got hit in the head by a golf ball over the weekend. In a speech yesterday, Mr. Obama said:
     “Emergency responders like the ones who are here today -- their ability to help communities      respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which mean more delays at airports across the country. Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find childcare for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings”
Wow, we must be cutting at 50% of the budget. NO It must be 25% at least. NO? Try around 2% of spending. Yes, 2%... And those evil Republicans are causing him to do all of the above? Try again. Those cuts are determined by the president. He alone decides what programs get cut. God forbid he has to cut subsidies for green energy or maybe play golf less than 5 days a week. By the way, this 2% is off programs that have seen an average of 17% in increases in the last five years. The Wall Street Journal says it so much better than I could.

Take a look at these draconian cuts we are facing, courtesy of Guy Benson via TownHall.

How terrible that those evil Republicans forced him to take sequestration in the first place. Oh wait, it was the Presidents idea? Well then how can he blame Republicans? It’s the only play in his book. The man has gotten everything he ever wanted and is now seeing that none of those policies have worked. Blame Republicans! With the media not challenging him on the facts, he can claim that Obamacare was a Republican idea as it begins to fail.

The Emperor has no clothes and I hope the American people wake up and see that soon. I doubt it though. I won’t be holding my breath.