The Obama Sequester Fear-Mongering Tour
Spending cuts must happen, President Obama is forcing them to be in the form of a sequesterRep. Steve Scalise, Chairman, Republican Study Committee: President Obama's Sequester Fear-Mongering Tour is in full swing as the president and his cabinet secretaries barnstorm around the country trying to scare and mislead American families into thinking that it's somehow going to devastate our nation if we finally start controlling Washington spending. While the President flies thousands of miles around the country on Air Force One trying to fear-monger about the 'devastation' of a 2.4% cut in spending, he refuses to work with us in Congress (less than 2 miles away from the White House) on specific cuts in actual waste of taxpayer dollars that we have outlined.
The across-the-board $85 billion in sequester cuts, the brainchild of Obama’s White House, could easily be shifted to specific and targeted programs. In fact, the House has passed legislation twice to do exactly that. Instead of cutting wasteful Washington spending, President Obama has reverted to using our military, first responders, food inspectors, and school teachers as shields to hide his continued wasteful government spending that has mushroomed over the last four years.
Today, Obama’s Sequester Fear-Mongering Tour stoped in Newport News, Virginia, where the president performed yet another doom and gloom sequester kabuki dance. President Obama needs to park Air Force One and return to his job in Washington to actually work with us to cut the waste and finally get Washington to start living within its means.
Each day leading up to the sequester, we will highlight real-life examples of wasteful Washington spending that President Obama refuses to cut. Instead of wasting taxpayer money flying Air Force One around the country (which costs taxpayers more than $180,000 an hour to operate, not to mention the cost of his security detail and advance team) on his Sequester Fear Mongering Tour, President Obama should agree to start cutting wasteful spending by:
- Removing fraud in Food Stamps. While ensuring families receive food stamps who truly need it, we can save approximately $26 billion in Food Stamp fraud by simply requiring recipients prove their eligibility.
- Eliminating the Public Health Slush Fund in ObamaCare, which Democrats have supported reducing, we could save approximately $10 billion.
- $14.5 billion by repealing mandatory funding for Obamacare exchange grants.
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