American Elephants


Sequestration Forces Dems to Make False Claims! by The Elephant's Child

It Begins. From the Washington Post: “National Park Advocates pressing Congress to prevent deep budget cuts.”

Advocates for the vast numbers of visitors to America’s national parks are pressuring Congress to prevent deep automatic spending cuts that would result in reduced hours and services across the country, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Yellowstone.

Ha hah. ha ha ha. Obama’s sequester plan is backfiring, and they’re still trying to blame it on Republicans, but it’s not the Republicans’ plan.  It is all Obama’s.

Few corners of the federal government directly touch the public as do the 398 parks, monuments and historic sites, which draw 280 million visits a year. The system would feel the effects immediately of a $110 million slash should budget cuts take effect March 1 — from a three-week delay of Yellowstone’s spring opening to save money on snow plowing, to shuttered campgrounds and visitor centers along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

And 20 days before the cherry blossoms begin blooming on the Mall, $1.6 million would be slashed from the park’s $32 million budget, cutting into law enforcement, tree maintenance, rangers and other services that park employees provide for one of Washington’s biggest tourist attractions.

“We’re going to have 1 million people in D.C. [for the cherry blossoms], whether sequestration happens or not,” said Diana Mayhew, executive director of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the extravaganza scheduled for March 20 to April 14.

Also from the Washington Post: White House Threatens Food shortages if Sequester Hits.

Food shortages? Oh please. The March 1 sequester is not a big deal. Nobody’s taxes will go up, the Treasury won’t run out of cash, Government offices won’t immediately turn out the lights and lock the doors. Thanks to baseline budgeting, everybody is secure. This is all political posturing.

 

 

 

Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, sends out Fearmongering Talking Points.

 

House Democratic leaders are urging their rank-and-file members to use next week’s recess to hold press conferences and other events humanizing the negative effects of sequestration alongside senior citizens, small business owners, police officers and teachers.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office sent members back to their districts Friday, armed with a two-page memo suggesting a variety of press conference and roundtable location ideas to help demonstrate what might happen if Congress can’t reach a deal by the March 1 deadline and the automatic spending cuts go into effect.

(h/t: Sweetness&Light)

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“False Claims” with a corrupt media makes false memories, it’s so frustrating so many gullible people.

Comment by Mike Schirman (@hey_sherm)




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