The sequester's unfulfilled prophecies
Administration's doomsday narrative unravels
- Duration 6:48
- Date Mar 5, 2013
Administration's doomsday narrative unravels
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Then there's this it seems talks about layoffs and furloughs.
May also be exaggerated because according to The Washington Times by Monday 6 PM the first business day following the sequester.
Our federal government gets what they posted 400 brand new job listings.
And shockingly were able to find at least one victim of the sequester.
Although I'm not exactly short this is entirely legitimate.
Now it's the White House the place that Michelle Obama herself label those quote the people's house.
Is now close to the public for tours now listen to the automated message on the White House visitors hotline.
Thank you for calling the -- had been different October 24 hour information -- didn't staffing reductions resulting from sequestration.
They're -- formula that lighthouse tours will be canceled effective Saturday march ninth 2013.
But very much regret having take -- action.
Particularly during the popular -- touring season.
So the question is is this a political maneuver several lawmakers are already hitting back calling this petty childish and a stunt and it's politically motivated.
Hitter react to this much more former bush Cheney -- our good friend Mary -- is back.
And Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers by the way -- and I do know one way to get into the White House if you're one of those big donors up.
Dollars and more you get to go to quarterly meetings at the White House and Jay Carney says that's not sure shun who said Jay Carney.
It you -- -- -- in the same guy that called.
Bob Woodward a -- that guy.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Hello John hello care stand right now or neverland Happy -- this season I don't let me explain this -- we can't cut.
44 million dollars this year without.
Predictions that children will start they won't get there immunizations airports will shut down long lines on from the TSA.
Doom gloom apocalypse.
I think the president's kind of been exposed now -- -- But the audacity of men -- city you know what's really depressing about this is did spreading the strategy is predicated on a presumptive ignorance of the American people.
They know it's not a cut they know it's and reduction in the rate of growth which is infinitesimal.
Relative to that.
Budget it and defies common sense a bit of balance our budget by spending more money it denies empirical data.
When you cut your spending.
You grow weird government and it's it's been -- this debt is not only bringing our children it's today.
Crowding out private investment it's reducing capital formation which means there's -- -- real wages lower real wages and fewer jobs of people out there are the people in the real world.
Did fetid so -- -- the presumption that Americans so ignorant kinda say one more thing as you know you're signals this to you worked in the White House.
Those tours are done by volunteers and then -- that's another.
I'd mutations decent men -- sitting.
I think it's pretty interesting you know because I think the strategy is what the Washington Post and -- the Wall Street Journal pointing out -- and this about 2014 this president thinks of Nancy Pelosi speaker he gets everything he wants -- he wants to fight the one big bat.
My wrong yet.
-- -- -- I -- find -- -- is despicable when I was thinking exactly what marry -- thought I was remembering back when I worked and I thought I am pretty sure they're done by added by volunteers and also let employees can do what I used to do tours all the time people can chip in if it was really necessary the idea that people are coming here for spring break people plan is.
Months years sometimes and -- -- to come here and the White House is shutting the doors to them just to win a political battle.
Bilateral problem -- but here's -- -- -- -- whole sequester thing.
Even if it had nothing to do with the deficit the debt because it's not -- an -- it.
So this really is a political game and and there's no reason for him to exaggerate what's going on just talk about what the CBO's sending 700000 jobs a -- lost because of that that's not good for the economy there's no reason to make up stories about janitors or fraternal way.
Honest hard working Americans to content should go to the White House in the financials are.
Part of but yeah the president often used as props he -- first responders a huge children.
The Republicans their plan is dirty air water and kids with autism -- -- -- the elderly fend for themselves but he also said in this debate over the sequestration.
Well what do you wanna cut -- kids put poor children or the disabled children here's what he said.
You know the problem is when you're gonna maybe five billion dollars in seven months.
Over -- 10% cut in the defense budget in seven months.
There's no Smart way to do that.
There's no Smart way to do that you do you don't have to choose between.
Let's take you live like close.
Funding for the disabled kid or the -- -- My clothes.
This navy shipyard or.
Some of them.
The disabled kid for the -- -- how about this I would rather cut Mohamed Morsi the Muslim Brotherhood 9/11 truth there.
The guy the refers to the Israelis says descendants of apes and pigs how about we not give him one point five billion -- -- Pearson.
Well I -- -- on form -- in vornado is a tiny tiny tying -- -- Guantanamo I want I don't want my children.
I want U I don't wanna give it to yourself and -- Shanahan is I think I think that think that we and there are arguments in favor of even -- Morse is a terrible person and I'm giving aid to Egypt to try to maintain some sort of what level and then once there wedeman and he made a choice and it's not -- tries to give money to them a little rough and guy married.
All -- on the disabled children and the more children I have chosen the children.
This is why people are so cynical about government.
And the presumption that we're so ignorant that -- -- that the president of the United States.
The commander in chief would not choose to cut nonessential positions you just said this morning job postings over or not -- canceling -- deployment there an aircraft carrier to the Persian gulf or chip releasing illegal immigrants how are we -- Jupiter's he'd bet that.
He's a demagogue which I think is the answer I think he's been demagoguing from day one cares and -- -- wrong.
No -- in this situation I think is demagoguing he's wanting something almost wanting something to go wrong so he can point the fingers and you know you have to Paul tough talking about TSA agents like all -- a terrorist attack -- is -- questioner I'm and I found.
You know now.
Mary welcome back by the way glad you're some viewer -- viewer like you disappeared for years nobody saw you know I never did compared and I am I guarantee me but I met Darren -- I'm glad to be back right good to see who cares and -- -- -- -- -- Convinced that had tonight.