Obama Caught In Bald-Faced Lie On Sequester

Jim Hoft

Greta Van Susteren played a montage of political statements on the sequester. From the video it is clear that the sequester cuts were a product of the White House. It is also clear that Barack Obama continues to get away with a bald-faced lie that the idea was something Congress proposed. Apparently, the Obama-media is still too upset that they weren’t allowed to take photos of Obama golfing with Tiger Woods to care that he is clearly lying about the upcoming sequester cuts.



H/T The Western Center for Journalism

Related: White House admits sequester won’t actually lead to end of world

BREAKING: World won’t actually end – The president’s spokesperson admitted his boss may have been exaggerating a bit when talking about the consequences of the sequester. TheDC’s Neil Munro reports…

Obama delusional in explaining deficit cuts

President Barack Obama’s remarks on Tuesday clearly little connection with reality, which leads me to wonder if he actually goes over thew content of his speeches beforehand, or does he just recite whatever pops up on the teleprompter.

Since assuming office four years ago, the president has added $5.9 trillion to the national debt. In order to achieve this dubious honor, we had to acquire an average annual deficit of $1.475 trillion. Yet the president made the following statement:“Over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce our deficits by more than $2.5 trillion,” he said Tuesday according to CNSNews.

“More than two thirds of that was through some pretty tough spending cuts,” Obama said.

Spending cuts? What spending cuts?…

White House sequester scare campaign continues

Also, Why Congress protected its own pay in the sequester deal

Congressional staffers face layoffs and furloughs in two weeks, but Congress members made sure their own paychecks were safe when passing the “sequester law” in 2011.

Technically, the mandatory cuts to military and domestic federal spending are part of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The act contained a “poison pill”–the threat of stark budget cuts by January 2013 in the form of what’s known as the sequester.

That threat was pushed back to March 1, 2013, as part of a compromise made in January. But now, barring a last-second deal, it looks like the sequester will happen…

UpdateTax Cut, Sequester Hypocrisy Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry Full of Shit.

Writing at Bloomberg View, Caroline Baum tosses out three recent examples of tax-cut hypocrisy…

…Here’s what President Obama is promising will happen if the sequester goes through as he wrote it (yes, it was his idea, as a way of forcing a compromise):

“If Congress allows this meat-cleaver approach to take place, it will jeopardize our military readiness. It will eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research,” Obama warned in a speech at the White House, flanked by emergency workers. “It won’t consider whether we’re cutting some bloated program that has outlived its usefulness or a vital service that Americans depend on every single day.”

By Friday, expect him to be invoking plagues of frogs and flaming hail…

Update 2: Remember when President Obama supported the sequester cuts?   Video from November 2011.

Update 3: Krauthammer: Sequester ‘Most Ridiculously Hyped Armageddon Since The Mayan Calendar’ 

KRAUTHAMMER: This is the most ridiculously hyped Armageddon since the Mayan calendar. In fact, it looks worse than the Mayan disaster. Look, this, as you say, can be solved in a day, in an hour by allowing a transfer of funds. It’s incredibly soluble, easily soluble. And the president is the one who ought to propose it. He won’t, of course, because he is looking for a fight and not a solution. But secondly, look at this in perspective.

In terms of the gross domestic product of our economy this is .03, it’s a third of 1% of our domestic economy. On the domestic side, overall, it’s 2.5 cents on the dollar. And overall, on the non-defense side, it’s a penny-and-a-half on the dollar of reductions. Here we are with a debt of $16 trillion and the argument today is if we cut a penny-and-a-half on non-defense spending in one year it’s the end of the world. If so, we are hopelessly in debt and we’re going to end up like Greece.

Update 4Coalition to Reduce Spending – Dishonesty, Sequestration is Thy Name

H/T Rep. Justin Amash

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