The Sequester is not really a cut in spending at all, but a reduction in the projected increase. The spending in 2013 will still be larger than 2012. However Obama promised a lot of pain to be associated with the sequester, and it would appear that federal officials are being ordered to make this happen.
And example comes from an internal email exchange by an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official, Charles Brown. He asked if he could spread whatever cuts might affect his region to make them as painless as possible. The answer was that he was not to do anything to lessen the impact on fish inspections, so that the effects would be as dire as Obama warned Congress they would be. Cuts in his area are to eliminate aid to prevent wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry in 24 states.
In other words, we have direct evidence that Obama is going to make HIS sequester painful, and blame the whole idea on the Republicans.
Obama also has threatened that he has an ability to target cuts, eliminating meat inspectors, for example, so as to reduce the available food supply. He might not remember that his supporters will be punished most of all, as this cut would affect the inner city “food deserts” more than the most rural areas. (Pharmer recalls to mind the increasingly severe cuts in DRUG supply which the nation has been experienced during Obama’s tenure.)
Since this APHIS email came to light, the USDA is walking back the implications of the report, saying that they will try to mitigate the effects of the sequester as much as possible.
The Washington Times also noted that the White house was facing questions on the 50 million dollar order for new TSA uniforms that it made just before the sequestration took effect.
Obama is also closing the White house to tours, and blaming this on the sequester. Perhaps he fears blowback from his obviously vengeful attitude towards Americans. Inside the beltway, people are asking why Obama can’t keep the White house open, noting that President Lincoln was able to do so throughout the time of the Civil War.
Barrie Obama is no Abe Lincoln.
State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up | Judicial Watch.
Oregon is sooooo efficient at recruiting food stamp recipients that they have merited a 5 million dollar bonus for good performance from the USDA. The government has been awarding the state for five years in a row for gettimg more people on it’s welfare rolls. There’s also a two year grant from the Obama administration which rewards Oregon for granting food stamps without interviewing the prospective recipient.
Your tax dollars at work!
USDA fines Missouri family $90k for selling a few rabbits without a license – Yahoo! News.
The heavy hand of the government is punishing the Dollarhite family, of Dixa, Mo, for a 4 H sized rabbit project taken on in order to teach their teenage son responsibility.
They sold rabbit meat to friends and neighbors, but the US Dept of Agriculture claims that they were selling rabbits to a pet stores. This part time business generated about $4000-5000 dollars in sales over a couple of years, of which less than one tenth was profit.
They were classified as an unlicensed breeder of pets, putting them IN THE CROSSHAIRS of the USDA, and set them up for a series of threats and persecution. They were told that the agency was making an example of them.
Judy Dollarhite stated that one USDA inspector intimidated the family, and said that he had interviewed neighbors about the family’s political leanings.
They are fighting an offer, from Sarah Conant of the Animal Health and Welfare Enforcement Branch, of “settlement” to the USDA of $90,643.
Their Democrat senator and Republican representative have agreed to intervene for them and a protest in front of the USDA office in Ozark, MO is planned.
Check out the details of this story at Bob McCarty Writes. He has his hooks in this story and is giving constant updates which are really worth a look.
Shirley Sherrod was caught up in the race war which the Democrats and Obama administration are setting up against the Tea Party.
Hannity on Fox interviews Andrew Breitbart after the fact. From this we learn:
The video is an old news source from April. Breitbart sat on it until July, and decided to use it because the NAACP will not let go of the false story of teaparty behavior towards Black congressmen in Washington during the anti Obamacare rally.
Breitbart gives no opinion on the firing of Shirley Sherrod, claiming that she is not the real focus of the story which he presented about the NAACP and its racial issues.
Watch till the end as Breitbart reads a statement by Mary Francis Berry, discussing the democrat strategem to use accusations of racism to attenuate the influence of the Teaparty movement.
Expect that false accusations against the Tea Partiers will be continue to be vigorously opposed in like manner.
Shirley Sherrod, a person who appeared to have long ago learned a lesson on her own, was caught up in this race war, incited by the democrats, and perhaps has learned a new lesson.
The Obama administration has its own welfare in mind, not that of Black people, the poor, or anyone else.
Mary Francis Berry was a Civil Rights Commissioner of the Clinton and Carter administrations, and has this to say about the Democrats treatment of the Tea party.
“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.”