The mendacious charade of Obama’s sequester — by which the explosive rate of government growth is being slowed slightly and temporarily as part of a propaganda offensive against Republicans — has reached the point of outright farce:
In its bid to make the sequester as painful as possible, the White House announced Tuesday that it is canceling all visitor tours of the White House “during the popular Spring touring season.” This fits President Obama’s political strategy to punish the eighth graders visiting from Illinois instead of, say, the employees of the Agriculture Department who will attend a California conference sipping “exceptional local wines” and sampling “tasty dishes” prepared by “special guest chefs.” …
The event will feature USDA speakers, field trips, a banquet and a tasting reception, according to the conference website. Conference organizers promise the tasting will be a “mouthwatering event” featuring “fine wines and exceptional micro-brews paired with seasonally driven culinary delicacies.”
Being part of the ruling nomenklatura has its pricey perks, even as the little folks are forced to do without.
The allegedly penniless government, which had to cancel White House tours ostensibly because it cannot afford to pay the volunteers who conduct them for free anyway, is also spending $400,000 on oil paintings of obscure officials. There has been no need to forego the services of the White House calligrapher, who is paid $96,725 per year.
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A leaked email confirms that the Obama Regime has been deliberately attempting to inflict misery that it can blame on the sequester:
In the internal email, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been warned of.
“We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be,” Mr. Brown, in the internal email, said his superiors told him.
If the Regime would inflict damage on wildlife and “aquaculture” to advance the Sequester as Armageddon campaign, imagine what it would do to you.
Obama’s genius as a politician is that no one else in such a prominent position ever held the American people in such total contempt — a contempt that in 2012 proved to be largely warranted. But by letting everyone know that he thinks we are dumb enough to buy into his absurd sequester charade, he might be overplaying his own cynical hand. It could not possibly be more obvious that he is not governing in good faith.