Friday, May 3, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Sequester shows Obama is all about politics
Eugene Robinson's column ("Obama goes wobbly on sequestration" May 3, 7A) removes any and all doubt that the Democrat party and the liberal media are more concerned with making a political point rather than taking steps to move this country forward.
Rather than recognizing our government has waste at every level that could and should be reduced or eliminated, Robinson goes to the tried and true Democrat fear tactic of saying budget cuts only hurt the needy and the less fortunate. Lest we forget the White House dinners for the Hollywood stars and the separate, and expensive vacations that the Obamas took.
There are two points that Robinson forgets: 1) The sequester was/is a proposal put forth by the White House, and 2) Congress offered to give the White House (government) the authority to move funds to fund more important operations. The latter was soundly rejected by the White House.
When Congress called the president's bluff, he and the Democrats embarked on a punish the public attack in a manner akin to a spoiled child not getting his way. Robinson fails to recognize the economic engine that the airline, passenger and cargo, industry provides. Perhaps the economic impact was what Obama saw as a reason not to veto the FAA funding and not the inconvenience he was forcing on the American public.
-- J. DeLoach