President Obama mocked politician’s who manufacture crisis's, in his State of the Union address. How many times have I heard the President cry wolf? Even if the sky were falling, or the big bad wolf were at my door, I do not believe I would believe it to be true. In truth the sequester agreement is not a cut in the federal budget. Sequester is a reduction in the growth of federal spending and a very small reduction at that. If this fact doesn’t bother you, possibly this one will. POTUS has the ultimate say in what federal program receives less federal revenue for their budget.
Let’s imagine for one minute what that might look like in a real world. Consider this; you’ve at the grocery store to buy food for the week and you usually spend $100.00 to cover your costs. You believed you were getting an 8% raise, so you increased your food budget by 8% (that’s an extra $8.00) and you planned for $108.00 in buying power. But, then your raise was reduced to 6%, you’ve now adjusted your food budget to $106.00. You now have a few choices to make about your food purchasing choices. If you’ve already made a grocery list that uses the full $108.00 and you choose what items not to purchase from your list, based on your priorities. Or, you can buy everything that is on your list, looking for them to be on sale or a find a coupon to reduce the costs. Or, better yet, you access your preferred media resource to do comparison shopping and learn where, or what other brands, are available at reduced costs.
When faced with difficult choices a leader knows how to make a plan, prioritize and implement it. The Obama Administration, with the complicit help of the mainstream media, we are bombarded with one crisis to the next and I refuse to be Chicken Little, or Henny Penny screeching, “the sky is falling, the sky is falling!”
Winston Churchill once said; “The difference between a politician and a statesman is; a politician is always thinking about how to get elected and consolidate power. The statesman is focused on what’s best for the nation.”
It’s time for We the People to start electing statesmen who will speak the truth and make the choices needed to rebuild the publics trust in government.
YiT ~ Shelly
BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over thelooming forced cuts known as the sequester.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.
"It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, 'You're going to regret doing something that you believe in,'" Woodward said. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.
Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. Click here to read the full story.