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Sensationalizing the Sequester: Masters of Manipulation, Myth and Tax Increases

The Left has stood by President Obama, as he has attempted to use the sequester to teach Republicans – and the whole country — a painful lesson about cutting spending.  The lesson, of course, is that spending should never be cut, even when we’re drowning in the depths of unfathomable debt; rather, taxes should always be raised.

Gene Sperling, the President’s top economic policy assistant, laid out this radical approach over the weekend.

Sperling said:

As this pain starts to gradually spread to communities… more Republican colleagues who are concerned about this harm to their constituents will choose bipartisan compromise on revenue raising tax reform with serious entitlement reform.

Sperling also wrapped up one of the myths so central to liberalism: that the Left is pro-middle class and the Right is anti-middle class; conversely, that the Left’s policies are conducive to a thriving middle class and the Right’s policies bring economic destruction to them. 

He stated:

[Republicans will] choose this bipartisan compromise over what is an ideological position that every single penny of deficit reduction going forward must be on the middle class or seniors or children, and that there can’t be one penny that comes from closing loopholes or tax expenditures.

Does Mr. Sperling recall the hot topic prior to January 1?  As a reminder, it was the fiscal cliff, wherein taxes were raised on all Americans.  More importantly, though, while not all Republicans are conservatives, it is simply false that conservative policies harm the middle class.  Rather, they facilitate a thriving economy, abiding by free market principles and respecting individual freedom, which benefits everyone economically and socially.

It’s becoming clear that the President’s masterful sequester plan is backfiring on him.  After all, the sequester, which White House press secretary Jay Carney called a “forcing mechanism,” went into effect and the rate of federal spending was reduced by 2.4 percent.

President Obama, however, is an expert at using people as props.  In this case, he is using a specific group of people: all Americans.  Mr. Obama wants to instill fear in the average American that even a minute reduction in federal spending is going to sting them.

So rather than inflict all that pain on everyone, the Senate Democrats devised a plan:

The sequester replacement bill proposed by Senate Democrats, and endorsed by the White House, would add $7.2 billion to the federal deficit over ten years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

“CBO estimates that S. 388 would increase direct spending by $62.4 billion and revenues by $55.1 billion over the 2013–2023 period. Thus, the cumulative deficit would increase by $7.2 billion from those changes,” CBO wrote in a report.

Now that the sequester has hit, naturally the Left has resorted to continuing their fear mongering even though they have nothing to work with.  Because fear was central to their plan all along, and although the sequester “cuts” are not devastating, the Left is continuing its hype.

Education secretary Arne Duncan falsely asserted that public school teachers were already receiving pink slips thanks to the sequester.  His friend over in the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Janet Napolitano, asserted (sub. req’d) that the waits in airports were 150% to 200% as long as we’d normally expect thanks to the sequester.  False.  “[O]fficials representing a dozen major airports said there were few if any unusual flight delays or lines at security or customs checkpoints” since the sequester started.

Conservative lawmakers should be able to see right through the Left’s histrionics, which are simply an indication of the Left’s desperation to raise taxes on the American people yet again.

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19 thoughts on “Sensationalizing the Sequester: Masters of Manipulation, Myth and Tax Increases

  1. I put my faith in the Good Lord above and it would take a lot more then Obama to scare me with his threats.His mission is to destroy America, and i hope I’m not the only one that sees that.I pray the people will wake up, especially the one that put him back in office.We the people are in control and we could fire all of them.I do believe we pay there salaries,Who else do you think pays them….It is our tax dollars Can you believe Kerry announced they will be giving Millions of our Tax Dollars to Egypt.Do they not know they need to help there own here in America.Stop sending our tax dollars over to our enemies.

  2. Obama did not write Obamacare or the sequester. His Satanic New World Order globalist organized crime syndicate BACKERS contrived and wrote it. Obama is just the front man, the public relations man, for the Kingdom of Satan (globalist organized crime syndicate). These very evil, greedy, war-mongering, power hungry secret servants of Satan intend to destroy America and every nation of the world and enslave or murder everyone who is not a Satan worshipper. Even people, who are not too bright (“useful idiots”) and who THINK that they are part of the Kingdom of Satan will be enslaved or murdered. The Satanists are people who have absolutely no honor or morals or righteous desires. They do whatever evil they can get away with, secretly, slyly, covertly, using “helping the poor and needy” and “foreign aid” and “protecting America” as excuses to rob the taxpayers and pocket most of the money that is supposedly given to the poor, needy, foreign aid and defense.

    Obamacare (along with the Federal Reserve and the IRS) is one of their most heinous and evil organized crime RACKETEERING rip-off SCAMS. But they have their huge, greedy hands and secret representatives involved in all the bureaucracies, departments and branches of government. They stick up for each other, lie for each other, cover for each other.

    Obama is not even a legal citizen but the Satanic judges refuse to expose their Satanic criminal crony.

    The supreme court, obviously, is more Satanic than judicial, going by their upholding Obamacare as constitutional. Satanic Judge Roberts said that it was a “tax”, not even acknowledging that all tax bills have to originate in the House of Representatives and that Obamacare “originated” in the Senate.

    If America had been sticking to the enumerated powers as set forth in the constitution we would not have these evil criminals sucking the wealth out of the nation.

    If America is to be saved, Obamacare, the IRS and the Federal Reserve and all the other Satanic and UNconstitutional agencies and bureaucracies MUST be ABOLISHED. If we can clean out the crooks from the government, every American would be wealthy beyond their wildest dreams.

    Added note: The shooting (schools, theaters and malls) massacres were planned and carried out by the Satanists in order to further their agenda of disarming the law abiding, good and honest America citizens. The Satanists want to be the only ones with weapons so that they can terrorize, plunder, enslave, rape, pillage, rob, murder, destroy, imprison the good people.
    They own and control the mainstream media and run the American public educational system and have infiltrated private schools and internet freedom websites and feed the people lies and propaganda that furthers their agenda.

  3. So far all the sequester joke has shown is that this administration does nothing but lie. There is not one of them that says anything but one lie after another. Mostly what we need is rid of this whole criminal bunch.

  4. We, Conservatives, have a Media Deficit. We have a Message Deficit.
    We, Conservatives, elected Republicans and Patriots need to imitate Ronnie…”There you go again.”, Obama; LYING. LYING, LYING! Everyday, Everytime.

  5. Very thoughtful insights, but in order for them to work, Republican leadership needs to hold fast with the Tea Party conservatives, not cave in to Democrat demands. I wonder where the bribe money is being sent to get Boehner’s and McConnell’s cooperation in stabbing real conservatives in the back, by giving in on 2nd Amendment issues and spending issues.

      • I think Republicans lost, partly because many conservative voters stayed home rather than vote for a candidate that the RINO elites crammed down their throats, and partly because of the numerous hard-to-ignore obvious and suspicious violations of federal election laws by Obama and the Democrats, including the voting of illegal aliens that the Democrats defended by their successful opposition of I.D requirements. But you probably won’t believe that, since it isn’t on ABC, NBC, CNN, etc.

      • I would think you would be happy… but even you realize… that Obama is not all that crap he sold to the dems…. and many are just as unhappy as you have shown. What now??? Buyers remorse? Save the BS for someone else who cares what this pathetic disgusting man has done to our country and more importantly to the planned divisive anger he continues to instigate. Obama isn’t a leader, he isn’t a president…. he is a low life thug who has a gang. And you Rita…. are clueless.

      • Rita – Do you think that Tea Party conservatives are radical because they believe in smaller government? (I started counting the alphabetical listing of governmental agencies. I had counted 100 agencies and was only in the “C’s”.) Or maybe they’re radical because they felt that banks and auto manufacturers shouldn’t have been bailed out? (BIG business is supported by YOUR tax dollars – why?) Could it be that they wanted to return to a government of trust, honor, and integrity? (Congressional approval is currently at 14%.) Please, read more than talking points concerning the Tea Party movement – READ “The Great American Awakening”. As Americans, we owe it to each other to try to understand – all sides.

  6. He, with his nasty cohorts are going to destroy us yet. I do not understand at a time like this that CPAC will turn anyone away that believes mostly what we do. This man is a lunatic and so are all those who go along with his nonsense.

  7. I think the fear the left is real for them…. as they begin to realize their lies are not working and the real Obama is be revealed day by day and their power is diminishing and the deception is going to eat them alive every hour, every minute until they are reduced to a bumbling incoherent collection of pathetic twits.

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