Barack Obama’s Education Secretary caught lying about sequestration teacher layoffs
For about two weeks now Barack Obama has been engaged in a fear-mongering, propaganda war against the looming sequestration cuts that he supported and once promised to veto any attempt to reverse.
We have heard everything from Social Security and welfare being cut, 800,ooo layoffs at the Pentagon if sequestration is allowed to happen, air traffic controllers and first responders being laid off, as well as people starving on the streets, border security being cut and an increased risk at a terrorist attack at home all because there is a scheduled 2% cut to the rate of increase in the federal government (I would say budget but there is none.) Rand Paul said it best when he said only in Washington can a spending increase be considered a spending decrease.
Then yesterday, in a blatant attempt to scare people on the right into supporting the repeal of sequestration, the Obama regime released hundreds of illegal aliens and blamed the looming budget cuts and promised there would be more to come if sequestration is allowed to happen.
And then over the weekend Barack Obama’s Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, went of “Face the Nation” and made the claim that teachers are already being laid off in anticipation of the sequester:
There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can’t come back this fall
He said “literally” teachers are already feeling the effects of sequester, not theoretically or potentially but when pressed on this the next day he admitted he didn’t know if the layoffs he was citing had anything to do with the sequester and it turns out they do not.
The major impact is not so much sequestration,” she said. “Those five or six jobs would already be gone regardless of sequestration
And the kicker is the fact that the Obama regime is actually responsible for these layoffs:
In addition, the county notified all of its Head Start teachers that they may be out of a job, not because of sequestration, but because the Obama administration had recently labeled the Kanawha County program “deficient”, a designation that requires it to compete for funding instead of getting an automatic renewal.
All of the current rhetoric we are hearing from the Obama regime is nothing more than threats if you ask me and I am tired of this regime and their there-is-always-a-crisis policy of governance.
In 2010 Barack Obama created the Simpson-Bowles commission to find ways to cut the deficit and they found a way to trim $1 trillion but that report was rejected and now we can’t even find a way to absorb an $85 billion cut in the rate of growth? Instead we are hearing all these end of the world scenarios coming from the White House. I declare bullshit!
If the United States cannot tolerate a 2% cut in the rate of growth than how are we to ever have any spending cuts?