jock_1 saidCan someone explain to me how the budgets and funding for all these departments is automaticly increased each year and yet democrats call it a cut? Its not a cut at all. Budgets are increased each year! The sequester means instead of getting one dollar more, government is only getting .97 cents on that dollar, yet Obama is out speaking to everyone instead of who he should be talking to to slove the problem. In two minutes leaders from both parties can agree to targeted department cuts instead of the across the board cuts which Obama wanted in the first place. Its amazing how everyone of us has to do with less and pay more but government cant do the same.
The point is lost on the OP and many others.
The Obama administration has some internal number that they base a cut on. The government is running on a continuing resolution budget from 2010, which at the time both houses were Democtrat.
Could you imaginr if in 2006 Nancy Pelosi were asked by Bush to run under a continuing resolution from 2005 , continuing all the funding levels of 2005. No negotiation or input of a new Democratic elected majority. ( Hell would freeze over).
Obama has a complicit media that has ignored the clear fact that the Senate in league with the White House has stonewalled a budget. The normal negotiations are not happening.
Obama chooses a campaign approach and is willing to demagogue and thow out false statements like "teacher pink slips" which are just plain false.
At this point it is clear Obama has no desire to deal. He just wants his way. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/teacher-pink-slips-claim-by-duncan-not-backed-by-evidence/2013/02/27/8a87aa2a-8113-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html