White House pressed over 'pink slips' for teachers claim
Sequester fear mongering hits fever pitch
- Duration 6:40
- Date Feb 28, 2013
Sequester fear mongering hits fever pitch
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We have been hearing all week about warnings regarding a looming disaster -- -- at the sequestration deadline for example yesterday the White House education secretary Arnie Duncan.
-- the first pink slips are already going out for teachers but turned out that's not true Jay Carney arguably having the worst week in Washington was pressed about it -- Into the department of education and to the superintendent.
Schools in the district that -- that you mentioned.
Four specifics about that I'm certainly not.
Familiar with it.
-- the example I would refer you to the department of education and -- the superintendent of the school district for more information about it I don't happen.
Let me rewind the tape -- I -- I -- refer you to the Department of Education which is here in Washington DC not a local school district for more information.
Well obviously the school district is a good place to go for information about -- coalition says that it was.
False -- won't lose his own I didn't even more for human.
-- fond memories.
Of those days -- Kimberly do you think that this staffer who gave secretary Duncan.
Information about the pink slips as getting his rear end -- today absolutely having that couldn't have gotten worse and not a good situation it makes everybody look bad so White House like battening.
In -- faster than nine the last -- quarter as the Super Bowl at two minutes left and I tell you tend to happen.
But that wasn't -- -- situation I don't think he even handled it very well on and this is a big issue back for people to grab on to another when Eric this week where.
The White House said that they didn't know.
About the DHS decision by ice which is immigration customs enforcement to release.
Some of the prisoners that they were holding -- that where wanted.
For more questioning about possible illegal entry into the United States.
Is it possible.
That a decision like that could happen without anybody knowing about it.
I certainly don't know that -- Jan Brewer asked the right question who the heck if Jessica Alba who would -- -- -- -- -- if one hand doesn't know what the other hand is releasing.
-- illegal immigrants some may have records who knows what what the don't.
There is point out what they didn't talk about on that little press conference that Arnie Duncan said that thousands of teachers we're gonna get laid off including some in this county called.
-- -- -- why not -- counties.
-- a whole lot.
But when you pressed it again when they pressed -- how many teachers.
No one knew until the reporters did some work turns up -- a 104 transfer slips no pink slips or five pink slips giving out the day where it had nothing.
Absolutely nothing to do with sequestration here's the point.
From thousands of teachers being laid off because of sequestration to.
Five pink slips get into for for other reasons of the sequestration.
Who knows what question Paula Thomas says.
3000 TSA agents who knows when border agents are going to be left.
Maybe there's nothing.
Foggy bottom and ability -- running this -- is that there will add.
They didn't know about this nonpolitical person as nameless faceless person is now going to retire from highs that they were going to do it.
So then if they've not given any of the agencies any guidance on on what they're supposed to do to prioritize are they worried that there are other things are going to happen -- they're going to have to distance and.
And but -- didn't.
The releasing some of these people that might have been involved in human trafficking that are linked to drug cartels and these are the guys that were -- their.
-- really angry because this screwed up a lot of cases basically what the west is doing is are playing chicken.
With the train but were the ones on the track it you wouldn't it reminds me -- the curb your doozy as an episode where Larry David.
Plant a mugging in order to impress his shrink this is what Obama is doing.
He creates this -- In which he's gonna come and save the victim but it's not happening meanwhile Maxine Waters claims that a 170.
Million jobs 170 million jobs are going to be lost.
We only have a 150 million jobs in the United States I can't I think she's counting Mars Pluto and Venus where she's from.
You gotta love her sound -- I'll -- you think that.
That the White House has overplayed its hand up on this even note that.
But SA decided that Republicans will be -- no matter what even just for getting up in the morning.
-- do you think on this stuff.
-- they have been a little bit tighter on their information.
I think -- I think Garrett that they probably would've should've done about half of what they've done in terms of the campaign style.
When he's out there -- -- -- every night that.
They made the decision to do this and I'm sure there are staffers throughout the government.
Who want to come up with ideas about things that happened that they can then send -- -- -- -- of their boss of the White House and say look I found something.
Now the but here's the truth.
Eight you cannot prioritized -- -- 85 million across the board cuts being rather crossword cuts.
There are going to be impact -- -- and you can sit here and laugh about it and say it's all a -- and benefit 85 billion in seven months it's gonna impact people's lives.
In one way or another.
But the total government spending at 2013 will still be greater than 2012 that's because -- because of entitlement programs than inflation and let you do that -- -- -- -- -- That's legit that's -- that's disingenuous -- big government budget the federal budget his -- -- up.
In the last twelve years it's gone up probably about 40% in the last.
Six years there's no reason we can't cut 2.3 percent in -- not across the board.
It's it's it's defense and nondescript there's -- -- that's.
You when you say this this argument Republicans have been using you used.
That the -- now and rove used that this year -- spending fourteen or eighteen billion more than we did last year the fact of the matter is in discretionary spending we're going to be spending a lot -- -- like here's -- -- strategy and that excitement you know why because no one on the left was willing to even look at entitlement programs at their -- that's absolutely wrong.
Absolutely the right gain tax increases they gave Obama big tax increases at the end of the year -- the left was willing to participate negotiate put.
Put -- time programs on the board.
You wouldn't have -- -- programs were in the budget control act.
But they -- you know -- and yes they are about raising up about raising taxes at the end of the year.
The Wright said go ahead -- the -- highest income tax of 36.
The 39 point 6% you go back and look at the budget control act and called for a mix of its -- spending cuts revenue.
And that taking that time.
That they haven't -- -- on the table and and they high adopt entitlement spending.
Boy this particular exercise in the -- to do this three weeks now when the government runs out of money so he never are short of anything.
You're never sure -- -- -- -- contracts directly ahead.