Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Obama on Sequester for Low Information Voters and other updates

Debt, Government / Bureaucracy, President Obama, Spending, The Economy, TAXES

Saturday Night Live aired a very clever parody last week, featuring President Obama (Jay Pharoah) holding a press conference to explain the consequences of sequester.  True to form, Obama brings in individuals negatively affected by the crisis-of-the-moment to illustrate his point.

If you could use a good laugh, watch. My favorite budget cut solution was offered by the air traffic controller.

As for President Obama's take on the dire consequences of cutting $45 billion from future growth this year, maybe he could fund the essential services by cutting back on his perpetual campaign mode travels, which burn $180,000 / hour for Air Force One services and numerous multimillion dollar vacation schedule? Another option would be to "fire Obama's $100,000 a year dog trainer"? After all, the Presidential pooch is no longer a puppy.

Obama could also search the couch cushions in his Oval Office, as Secretary of State John Kerry must have done to give Egypt $250 million (a quarter of a billion dollars) just 2 days after sequester took effect! Pretty good searching for a country that is flat broke.

We have plenty of money. The government's own CBO just revealed Federal Revenue to Set Record in 2013, "In fact, the $2.7 trillion in revenue will be the most money the federal government has collected in history."  Keep this in mind when the President insists we still need to increase tax revenue as a solution to our deficit.  (Been there, done that, in January.)

Clearly, we don't have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem.

More Reading:
SNL mocks Obama for sequester, lack of budgeting skills
Forbes: Sequester This! President Obama's Colossal Media Blunder
Kerry Praises Egypt's 'Version of the Democracy' 
CBO: Federal Revenue to Set Record in 2013 

Recent Post: Obama's Sequester Spending Cut Disaster Charade Continues


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