Theodore's World: Obama Email Tells Feds to Make Sequester as Painful as Promised

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March 07, 2013

Obama Email Tells Feds to Make Sequester as Painful as Promised

Email Tells Feds to Make Sequester as Painful as Promised

Washington Times

The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that.

In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.

He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

“This email confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the Sequester cuts for political gain,” said Rep. Tim Griffin, Arkansas Republican.

Wild Thing's comment...............

There are still too many people that making excuses for this POS Obama.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 7, 2013 12:48 AM


A lot of my friends are full time Air Guard Technicians who are being forced to take a 20% pay cut. These are the men and women who are integrated in with the active duty forces. Due to continual rotations of active duty folks, these are the ones who provide the technical expertise to maintain our weapons systems and provide necessary training to get newly assigned personnel up to speed as quickly as possible.

Maximum pain to people and America...that's Obama's way.

Posted by: BobF at March 7, 2013 08:48 AM