Obama Administration Ordering Agencies to Make Sequester as Painful as They Promised


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When you order up crisis, sometimes, you have to twist arms to create the crisis that was ordered.  Sound convoluted?  Well, that’s what the administration is up to with the sequester, as a recently discovered email reveals.  The Washington Times has more…

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.”

The Times has more, so check it out.  From the looks of it, it appears that the administration is doing exactly what we anticipated, creating the crisis that they promised.  When you don’t have a real crisis, threaten to invent one.  When it comes time, actually create it.  And do not let anyone do anything to make it better!
And the low information voters won’t get it anyway.
  • I wrote about this yesterday as well and it is disgusting but not surprising. Obama wants the people to feel the pain because his priority isn’t helping the people, it is helping his party in 2014.