Sequester Scare Tactics (3/7/13)
If you think President Obama is just a victim of the mean Republicans and he never plays dirty politics, consider the Sequester – the one he agreed to 18 months ago.
As the Sequester loomed closer, the President thought he could change the deal at the last minute so he could keep on spending. But to do so he needed to raise taxes again and the House said, "No."
In the big scheme of things, the Sequester cuts amount to a negligible savings, a minimal effect on the economy and almost no effect on most of us. But that's not the message President Obama wants you to hear.
So the President and his administration went into panic mode. No, they didn't panic. They needed you to panic so you'd rush to the phones and call your Congressmen. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Sequester would cause massive delays at major airports. But airport officials say she's wrong — they're not delaying flights one bit.
Then, the president said the Sequester was forcing him to release two thousand criminals who also happened to be illegal immigrants. Scared yet? Despite these clumsy attempts to trick the public into supporting him, the panic has not happened.
I think it's perfectly OK to demand the government show just a hint of the same fiscal control you and I are required to live by every day. And I believe we're going to be just fine.
I'm Bill Lamb…and that's my Point of View.