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Senate Democrats ‘Blink’ On FAA Sequester Cuts

From the Politico:

Democrats blink first on aviation cuts

By KATHRYN A. WOLFE and BURGESS EVERETT | April 25, 2013

The White House and Democrats in Congress argued for months against a piecemeal fix to the budget problems caused by the sequester.

But on Thursday, Democrats caved in and agreed to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to keep air traffic control towers running at close to full capacity.

All it took was a few thousand people standing in line at the airport.

The Senate Democrats sure seem to be blinking a lot lately. On gun control, Obama-Care. The mid-terms must be closer than we thought. And the stupid public wasn’t blaming the Republicans for their flight delays.

But notice how Congress is rushing this through before their upcoming week-long recess. They don’t want to have to be bothered with any stupid flight delays.

The Senate approved a deal late Thursday to ease the FAA’s burden following negotiations among both parties and the White House. The House is expected to take up the bill Friday, just before the congressional weeklong recess, so President Barack Obama can sign it.

Notice that Congress is rushing this through before their upcoming week-long recess. Apparently, they don’t want to have to be bothered with flight delays. (BTW, didn’t Congress just come back from their Spring recess?)

But why does the Politico assume Obama will sign this ‘fix’? He has repeated vowed to veto any bill that would ease the pain of the sequester. He wants to inflict this pain. He needs to inflict this pain. His entire second term strategy hinges on inflicting this pain.

While travelers may be relieved, some Democrats worry about saving the FAA while letting other domestic programs across the government suffer under the automatic budget cuts…

[T]op House aviation Democrat Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) lamented on C-SPAN that “no 3- or 4-year-old is going to call my office and say, ‘I’ve been kicked out of Head Start, replace that money.’” …

God, these Democrats are disgusting.

Democrats admit that it’s not the approach they wanted — but it’s one they may have to live with before there’s a revolt from the flying public.

“We’re just fooling ourselves if we think that we are doing the American people any favor by not finding a real solution,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)… “A real solution is to go to the table and to have a reconciliation of the budget.”

So Pelosi’s idea of a real solution is higher taxes? What a surprise. But why not just give the public free travel on government jets, like she enjoys?

The Senate’s fix may be good news for travelers, White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement Thursday night, but it’s "no more than a temporary Band-Aid that fails to address the overarching threat to our economy posed by the sequester’s mindless across-the-board cuts."

“We hope Congress will find the same sense of urgency and bipartisan cooperation to help the families who have had children kicked out of Head Start, the seniors who have lost access to Meals on Wheels, the hard-working employees who have been laid off due [to] defense cuts, and the 750,000 Americans who have lost a job or won’t find one because of the sequester by acting on a balanced deficit reduction plan like the one the president has proposed,” Carney added…

And never mind that the "mindless" sequester was the idea of Barack Hussein Obama.

And never mind that it is Barack Hussein Obama who is holding the kids on head start and the seniors on meals on wheels hostage, until he gets more tax increases.

By the way, Phil Kerpen of American Commitment (which is a free market group) has posted a very telling chart on Twitter:

Which is all you need to know to realize what a big lie this and all of the other sequester disaster stories are.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, April 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Senate Democrats ‘Blink’ On FAA Sequester Cuts”

  1. I wonder which one, on the steps of the Senate will stab Obama in the back

    (historical reference)




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