Sent by BarackObama.com TODAY, long after thinking Americans know the sequester isn’t cuts, it’s only less of an increase. The Obama email list has to be kept on the reservation, so they send out more lies:
Thanks to Republican obstructionism in Congress, the nation was forced into the sequester last Friday — a series of automatic and destructive budgets cuts that you and your neighbors are just beginning to feel.
In the face of these devastating cuts, House Speaker John Boehner went on TV and said, “I don’t know whether it’s going to hurt the economy or not … I don’t think anyone quite understands how the sequester is really going to work.”
Really? We’re not talking about some abstract numbers on a piece of paper — this is real.
The sequester will cut 10,000 teaching jobs, 70,000 spots for preschoolers in Head Start, $43 million for food programs for seniors, $35 million for local fire departments, and access to nutrition assistance for over half a million women and their families.
And the reason congressional Republicans let these cuts go into effect is because they simply wouldn’t support closing tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires — for things like yachts and corporate jets. I wish I were kidding.
More than 340,000 OFA supporters have added their names to support President Obama’s balanced plan and call on congressional Republicans to take action to stop the sequester budget cuts right now.
Thanks, and keep it up.
This afternoon MoveOn.org sent a message from Alan (Republicans want you to die quickly) Grayson:
Dear MoveOn member,
Last Friday, my friend Congressman John Conyers introduced a bill called the “Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013″—a bill that, not surprisingly, cancels the sequester.
In case you haven’t heard, the sequester is an endless series of irrational and cruel budget cuts. Fortunately, since Congress invented the sequester, Congress can also kill it.
Here’s the entire bill:
“Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is repealed.”
That’s it. That’s the solution, in a single sentence. No loopholes. No self-imposed crises. Just one sentence.
Join us by signing a petition in support of just-say-no to the sequester. 75,000 people already have.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
I thought you’d like to know that the end to our current crisis is at hand. And you can help. Join us.
Click here to end the sequester.
Sorry Alan, NO!