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Political fallout from sequestration continues…

Obama ushered in his second term by throwing U.S. national security over the fiscal cliff.

Afterward, the Obama Administration failed to provide any evidence that the federal government has been damaged by the sequester. In fact, the federal government was so capable of handling the required “budget cuts” that the Obama Administration worried the American people would favor additional budget cuts to rein in out-of-control government spending.  In order to advance its agenda, the Obama Administration instructed federal agencies “to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be.”

Obama was so intent on deceiving the American people that his administration “overreached three times… attempting to illustrate the negative impact of the sequester spending cuts in the short term, giving fodder to those seeking to play down the impact of the cuts. On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters that major airports had seen lines ballooning to 150-200 percent their normal size. The Transportation Security Administration later clarified that it was not yet seeing longer-than-normal checkpoint lines… On Friday, meanwhile, President Obama said that janitors at the U.S. Capitol would receive a pay cut due to the sequester cuts. Carlos Elias, the superintendent of the U.S. Capitol building and the Capitol Visitors Center, quickly emailed employees to say “This is NOT TRUE,” adding that “The pay and benefits of EACH of our employees WILL NOT be impacted.”… The prior Sunday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan had said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that “There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can’t come back this fall.” He later acknowledged that he “misspoke” after fact checkers found no evidence for the claim.”

There have been so many absurdities coming from the Obama Administration after the sequester that it’s difficult to keep count:

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Obama orders a pay raise for VP Joe Biden, Congress, and federal employees– DURING fiscal cliff negotiations

As the country teetered on the edge of the fiscal cliff (caused by excess government spending), Obama issued an executive order to raise the salaries of VP Joe Biden (to $231,900/year), Congress (to $174,900/year), and federal employees in general (~0.5% pay raise).  And what will these government pay raises cost American taxpayers? $11 billion.

Obama: The Trillion-Dollar Deficit President.

“The U.S. federal government’s budget deficit widened in November compared to October, a sign that the nation is on a path to its fifth straight $1 trillion-plus deficit.” In other words: Obama is just about to start his fifth year as U.S. President, and now we are going to have a fifth year of a $1 trillion (or higher) deficit. A vote for Obama was a vote for debt slavery.

Democrats want to read your e-mails without a warrant, and have been collecting personal information about you.

As we all know, the Democrats are the party of “civil liberties”:

The Democrat-controlled Senate has proposed a law that will allow the federal government to read your e-mails without a search warrant.

In case that didn’t invade your privacy enough, Obama has taken care to compile a “vast campaign database” that “includes information on voters’ magazine subscriptions, car registrations, housing values and hunting licenses, along with scores estimating how likely they were to cast ballots for his reelection.”  It isn’t just Obama– the Democratic Party itself is now pushing to expand the scope of this “vast campaign database” for future elections.

Obama wants a “Secretary of Business.”

If Obama wins a second term, he wants to expand the federal government even more: since he has no business experience (unlike Romney), he wants to create a “Secretary of Business.”Image