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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

O’s ‘Fright’ Fight: Uses Scare Tactics For More Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON — With just nine days until dreaded across-the-board federal spending cuts hit, President Obama yesterday resorted to scare tactics to sell his plan that would instead raise taxes on the rich again.

Obama warned that the looming cuts would increase unemployment and jeopardize military readiness and public safety — and even set criminals free.

“FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go,” proclaimed Obama, who was flanked by police, firefighters and other first responders at a White House event.

He said the $85 billion in cuts for the current year and $1.2 trillion over a decade, known as the sequester, would strike like a “meat cleaver.”

Half of the cuts would hit the Pentagon.



Anonymous said...

There are no "cuts", only decreases in the rate that spending goes up.
The true number should be 800 billion in "cuts" to really start teh ball rolling.

Anonymous said...

We are stuck with this clown for the next four years because a 51% majority of our peers apparently want our country to fail.

Anonymous said...

Apparently he's not heeding anything the famed neurosurgeon had to say...