Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Nefarious Plot by Obama?

Obama, when he gave his hysterical fiscal Armageddon speech, implied that many government services would have to be curtailed, such as public safety.  Following that speech, The Washington Post released this story: "DHS releases hundreds of illegal immigrants from immigration jails ahead of budget sequester" (Link "dead").  The Associated Press wrote: "A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday."

This story has been followed-up by several others, doing the usual "clarifications". Most recently, the Washington Post published this Associated Press story: "Gov’t freed more than 2,000 immigrants from jail since mid-February, planned 3,000 more" (Link "dead"),  According to the Associated Press: "The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.  .... The White House has said it was not consulted about the releases, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has acknowledged they occurred in a manner she regrets."

Since this story is evolving, I would encourage you to undertake some of your own researching.

Whether this was a nefarious blatant attempt make Obama's doomsday predictions a reality is unknown to me. It could simply be a coincidental ill-timed case of poor management.

Feeling the Obama Fiscal Pain

Seems that Obama wants you to be very aware of the "pain", yet Obama fails to propose a solution. I was going to include this article in the prior post, but couldn't find it. Now, it has popped-up once again in the the Washington Post. "White House estimates of state-by-state impacts of sequestration".  This article, as with others, exposes Obama's disingenuous manipulation of the sequester debate. 

Instead of preparing a blow by blow account of the fiscal "pain" to be inflicted by the sequester, the Obama administration should have prepared a draft 2014 budget proposal and submitted it the House. The Budget proposal is now a month late. Since Obama is displeased with the sequester, it is his responsibility to offer his "smart scalpel" solution in that budget proposal. Instead of taking the leadership and initiative to offer a budgetary solution, Obama simply raises the specter of fear and financial Armageddon.

Obama has repeatedly stated that he is "above politics", that he is "transparent", that we have tough painful decisions to make. Where is the overdue legally required draft 2014 budget proposal that would suggest the tough painful decisions to be implemented?