March 3, 2013

Asbestos Pants...

...Blowie must be wearing them.  I got an email from the White House yesterday that started off by calling the sequester effects "arbitrary":
Starting today, our government will need to grapple with a set of arbitrary budget cuts that will hurt the economy, make life harder for middle-class families, and threaten our national security.
I don't think "arbitrary" means what they think it means.  These cuts were specifically chosen by this administration to have the most shock factor and be the most painful for people that they wanted to manipulate. 

The "high-ranking official" known as the president, is even getting called out for his lies by those that normally bow down to him:
Obama warned that starting on Saturday “the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol” and “the janitors, the security guards” would face a pay cut. But in a letter to supervisors and building staff, obtained by POLITICO, superintendent (of the Capitol) Carlos Elias said “the current sequestration plan does NOT include ‘Reductions in Force’ or Furloughs. The pay and benefits of employees WILL NOT be impacted as per out current plan.”
He wrote: “There was a specific mention in the news today by a high ranking official that said ‘The employees that clean and maintain the US Capitol will receive a cut in pay’ (not a specific quote but close to it). This is NOT true. Therefore, I request that you please notify all our employees about the importance of ignoring media reports.”
I love that - "notify all our employees about the importance of ignoring media reports" - especially when the media is showing clips of the president lying his ass off to try to scare people.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

He's lying. We know he's lying. He knows we know he's lying. But the worst part is the media let's him get away with it.

Congratulations. It's 11:00 Sunday morning and you have just caused me to have my first drink of the day.

I suppose I should say "Thank you"...