Obama To Maximize Sequester Pain For Political Gain

Try to contain your shock:

The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that.

In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.

He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “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.”

“This email confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the Sequester cuts for political gain,” said Rep. Tim Griffin, Arkansas Republican.

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4 Responses to Obama To Maximize Sequester Pain For Political Gain

  1. Rich says:

    And of course the media was all over this – plastering this story 24-7 all over the place. /snark off

  2. jacksonsdad says:

    What Judge N says makes me think this BS would be impeachable if we had a true ‘watchdog’ press…


  3. reboot says:

    For about 800,000 gubment workers, it commences on April fools day with the pay cut. For us contractors that have not been shyt canned, the same.
    We’ll see how long ‘ole barry holds out on his tax increases. I think boehner is in it for the long hall.
    My belt’s tightened.