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Frighten everyone strategy

April 11, 2013
The Daily News

EDITOR:

Obama and the sequester scare isn't what we need.

At the end of the day is's about fewer jobs or fewer working hours. All in the midst of what is already a jobs crisis. The whole approach is the frighten everyone strategy. To even deny the nation's school kids a chance to view a symbol of America.

Come on.

Then we have the absurdities of federal spending. The White House employs three calligraphers who cumulatively earn $277,000 a year. The EPA gave $141,000 to fund a Chinese study on swine manure.

Part of a $325,000 national science foundation outlay went to building a robotic squirrel.

The government gave $3,700 grant to build a miniature street in West Virginia - out of Legos. It shelled out $500,000 to support speciality shampoo products for cats and dogs.

A San Diego outfit got $10,000 for trolley dancing. The feds last year held 894 conferences that each cost more than $100,000 - $340 million altogether.

Even the Department of Agriculture got into the act by sponsoring a wine junket in California with taxpayer dollars. But Mr. Obama is too broke to let American kids look around the White House.

Anti-confidence man Mr. Obama is calling for more taxes because of embarrassing government outlays which is a true symbol of the way he operates.

When Obama's government can't meet it's obligations by borrowing money it will start printing it. Americans can live without big, sweeping government but can this White House justify living with it?

On March 26, the Wall Street Journal had an article entitled "The Senate after dark."

The Senate these days seems to conduct most of its business after dark, often after midnight and no wonder. You wouldn't want voters to know what you were up to either if you were part of majority leader Harry Reid's national embarrassment.

He has been blocking Republican ideas to soften the impact of the sequester. They don't even get to the senate floor. This guy is a real chump.

Mr. Reid's blocking tactics were supported by President Obama whose political goal continues to be to impose as much sequester pain as possible on the public to force Republicans to raise taxes again.

The whole point of the White House's effort to make the cuts hurt was to convince Americans that they couldn't live without big sweeping government.

Businessmen need confidence to hire someone, not talks about the coming disaster from Dr. Doom.

America needs honorable leadership interested in restoring our vitality. Is Barack Obama the answer?

Not by a longshot.

George Zaio

Iron Mountain

 
 

 

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