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Sequester Email: ‘Make Sure You Are Not Contradicting What We Said The Impact Would Be’

March 7, 2013 by  

Sequester Email: ‘Make Sure You Are Not Contradicting What We Said The Impact Would Be’
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An administrator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) was cautioned by superiors this week not to distribute reduced funding from last week’s sequestration spending cuts in a way that mitigates the measure’s supposedly dire effects.

The Washington Times reports that Charles Brown, APHIS eastern regional director of wildlife services, instead was told, in so many words, to bring the pain.

According to the report, an internal email exchange between Brown and the APHIS Budget and Program Analysis office (BPAS) began when Brown asked whether he could equitably distribute sequester-mandated spending cuts throughout his region in order to ensure none of the programs under his administration would experience any undue operating hardships.

He was advised not to do anything that would make the White House’s predictions about the harmful effects of sequestration look foolish:

“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.”

Senator Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) coaxed some backtracking out of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack when she grilled him Tuesday about the email and its sinister implications:
 

 

And so the Administration of President Barack Obama continues its casting about for high-profile illustrations of how badly sequestration hurts regular people — even if it has to manufacture them. CBS News notes three instances in the past 10 days of White House officials putting their foots in their mouths (i.e., lying) when pressed to describe how not spending Federal money as quickly as Obama wishes translates into real moments of doom and gloom.

Nevertheless, a poll CBS released Monday revealed that 53 percent of Americans who responded feel the sequestration cuts will affect them personally. To the Obama Administration’s undoubted relief, most of them blame Congressional Republicans’ intransigence in agreeing to a deficit-reduction package.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Francesco Marximillian

    Sounds like “beloved leader” wants to make sure his prophesies are self-fulfilling… the bastard!

  • Jim B

    Sinister is an understatement! Evil intent indeed, malicious is that the mainstream media (the so called Fourth Estate) will do everything in its power to cover up the evilness in the White House. Meanwhile American ignorance grows.

  • WILDFIRE

    “Nevertheless, a poll CBS released Monday revealed that 53 percent of Americans who responded feel the sequestration cuts will affect them personally. To the Obama Administration’s undoubted relief, most of them blame Congressional Republicans’ intransigence in agreeing to a deficit-reduction package.”

    Apparently, America has still not woke up and are brain dead. 53% still ill informed, I’ll bet of that 53%, everyone of those that voted for Obama fall into that category. The sequester was the idea of Obama and his staff which Obama signed in 2011 under the Budget Controls Act. Carney, Obama’s little biatch boy, has clearly stated it was their idea. Months later Obama is blaming the Repubs for an idea he and his people concocted. Furthermore, Republicans offered a solution to avoid “Sequestration” several times since 2011 by which were turned down by the lefties, liberals, progressives, Democrats aka communists.

  • Bruce

    Stumbling speech it seems like a series of lies to me. Fancy words hide lies. Maximize pain on the American public. I said it would hurt make sure it does….and don’t you dare lessen the pain, or contradict me.

    And we threw out Nixon for doing WHAT????

    Compare the 2 and see vastly different responses to presidential lying to the general public. I AM NOT A CROOK…………The sequester will hurt everyone and destroy the world. You will lose your food stamps and It will take much longer to grope everyone at the airport now.
    Is this how we want to be lead? Make as much pain as you can, the stupid humans did not do as I told them to do. They better do as I tell them to do or my BOSS will be very angry at me.
    Can we get a re-count on those votes where the dead were voting multiple times and the military was not allowed to vote….
    Lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies
    Can we trade this thing we call government for God? I vote Yesssss. Come quickly.

  • ATCBILL

    It is obvious to anyone who has listened BHO that as residents of the USA we WILL experience real pain as a result of the reductions; he has made other uneccesary bad things that he predicted and assumed no control over happen. These gloom and doom events/results are not necessary but he will ensure they happenthis time as well. He will then point a finger at congress (republicans) and say see I told you so. He wants a political victory and screw who he hurts or even if it destroys the country; it all helps to illegimize our history and institution so that he can establish his utopia using the UN Agenda 21. if you are not aware of of Agenda 21 I suggest you look it up, and read it, we are falling in line to be One World, thank you BWB and Mr/Mrs Clinton as well.

  • Kevin Wickham

    UgNo one asks whypeople are being furloughed, jobs eliminated, or carrier groups cannot operate when only cuts to the yearly increases were made. The money is still there to pay for these jobs/services. Sounds like blackmablackmail to me. “Give us more revenue or I’ll fire people even though I have the funds to pay them” sorry SOB

  • PATRIOT TILL DEATH

    This is just a small example of how they work…

  • old hillbilly

    This is a subversive activity designed to harm citizens and the country. If there ever was a reason for a congressional investigation, this is it! Let it go to the top, where-ever, & purge any who intentionally compormised our country. Your predessors racked uncle bill up with impeachment for screwing an intern… Obama’s screwed & robbed 315 million citizens and future generations that aren’t even born, in 4 short years!

    Sacking the military or economic infrastructure of our country is treason. It’s way past time to hold democrat legislators (senate & house) accountable – silence isn’t an excuse and supporting the president is being a party to this insanity! VOTE THEM OUT IN 2014!!! Get a democrat to oppose them in the election primaries. Do like the democrats – join their party for the primary & elect the sorriest bastard you can find to unseat the bozo democrat incum-bent!

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