White House: Oh yeah, about Obama’s budget — sequestration is exacerbating the holdup

posted at 7:31 pm on February 28, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

So the White House simply hasn’t had the time to finish up a major project that was due a month ago, yet somehow, they’ve managed to come up with and fudge overly-alarmist numbers for specific Cabinet officials and sent them all out on a sequestration scaremongering spree. Got it. Via Politico:

 President Obama’s budget will probably be released in March, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday, but has been delayed in part by “manufactured crises” including sequestration.

“The series of manufactured crises around budget issues, certainly has resulted at least in part in those experts in the administration who work on those issues having to spend a lot of time dealing with those crises rather than on that,” Carney said during his daily briefing. “But that’s part of the job and they’re working on the budget.”

There it is, the latest and also bogus victim to fall to this dreadful sequestration business: President Obama’s budget (talk about “manufacturing crises,” yeesh).

Huh. How do you suppose that kind of procrastination-oriented excuse would fly with a professor or a boss? The White House is required to submit an annual budget to Congress on the first Monday in February every single year — it’s a deadline that they know is coming well in advance, and yet have neglected to abide by four out of the five years he’s been president. Our country’s federal budget is kind of an important assignment, but all the White House can say is, “Meh, we’re working on it, it might be ready sometime this month.” At least they’re bothering with an excuse this time, I guess.


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Drama Obama.

Electrongod on February 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Obama: Lying Liar

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:33 PM

What’s their next excuse going to be?

Bo ate the budget document?

Is everyone bracing for the sequestration Armageddon?

It’s almost like Y2K and the Mayan prophecy all rolled up in to one ‘crisis’

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Obama: Lying Liar

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Dear Liar.

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:37 PM

ObamaDemocrats: Lying Liar

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Fixed.

HiJack on February 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:37 PM

What is Dear about him?

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

HiJack on February 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

They all fracking lie, what’s the big deal, Obama IS the fracking dems and repubs all rolled into one…

FIFM :-P

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

the manufactured sequestration crisis ate my budget homework?????

*shark* –-jumped.

ted c on February 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

On time Budget meant no Sequester crisis

drivingtheview on February 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Why bother? They know it’ll get zero votes in the Senate…like all of their other budgets.

joekenha on February 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Why not just dust off what they have already submitted in prior years? They are all dead on arrival, so who cares?

karenhasfreedom on February 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

So the White House simply hasn’t had the time to finish up a major project that was due a month ago, yet somehow, they’ve managed to come up with and fudge overly-alarmist numbers for specific Cabinet officials and sent them all out on a sequestration scaremongering spree

And there has been time to go golfing in Florida, and campaign against the sequester instead of figuring out what is better to cut.

I am thinking Obama never turned a paper in or passed a test at Harvard Law. I wonder if he was high all the time there too. There are no articles written by him in the Law Review. He is a poseur.

Fleuries on February 28, 2013 at 7:43 PM

The sequestration is going to be more powerful than global warming. There’s absolutely nothing that can’t be blamed on sequestration.

Higher unemployment, negative GDP, nuclear Iran, Michelle’s new do – you name it – it’ll all be blamed on sequester.

Curtiss on February 28, 2013 at 7:44 PM

How do you suppose that kind of procrastination-oriented excuse would fly with a professor or a boss?

His boss, the voting public has proven on numerous occasions, most notably this past Nov. that they just really don’t care what he does, no matter how bad it is.

Tuari on February 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:37 PM

What is Dear about him?

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Well now you’ve got me stumped…………

My best answer is Nothing, but that nickname follows in the footsteps of other Proppressives like Kim Joug Mentally Ill and other luminaries like him.

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

The sequestration is going to be more powerful than global warming. There’s absolutely nothing that can’t be blamed on sequestration.

Higher unemployment, negative GDP, nuclear Iran, Michelle’s new do – you name it – it’ll all be blamed on sequester.

Curtiss on February 28, 2013 at 7:44 PM

And just think, we’re all going to be witness to it Powerful effects..

It’s going to ‘Hit’ at midnight tonight, right?

Everybody got your sequestration survival kits ready?

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:49 PM

The only 2 letters in the Obama alphabet: F U

hillsoftx on February 28, 2013 at 7:51 PM

The sequestration is going to be more powerful than global warming. There’s absolutely nothing that can’t be blamed on sequestration.

Higher unemployment, negative GDP, nuclear Iran, Michelle’s new do – you name it – it’ll all be blamed on sequester.

Curtiss on February 28, 2013 at 7:44 PM

And the media will keep the party line that it’s all the GOP’s fault. The public will eat it all up like it’s the best steak there is, while they’re eating an old shoe’s sole.

Tuari on February 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Be my guest to use Dear as you see fit.

I won’t… :-)

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Tuari on February 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Someone isn’t paying attention much eh? ;-)

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:54 PM

White House: Oh yeah, about Obama’s budget — sequestration is exacerbating the holdup

Wow Jay, watching you top yesterdays lies with today’s new and improved lies has got to bring a tear to Obama’s eye, who knew you were such a deep well of moral malaise and perfidy. Man that Obama has got to be proud of you.

SWalker on February 28, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Sequestration.
Caution: Sequestration may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
Sequestration contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.
Do not use Sequestration on concrete.
Discontinue use of Sequestration if any of the following occurs:
itching
vertigo
dizziness
tingling in extremities
loss of balance or coordination
slurred speech
temporary blindness
profuse sweating
heart palpitations
If Sequestration begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.
Sequestration may stick to certain types of skin.
When not in use, Sequestration should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of Sequestration, Wacky Congressional Products Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Obama Unlimited, of any and all liability.
Ingredients of Sequestration include an unknown glowing substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.
Sequestration has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.
Do not taunt Sequestration.
Sequestration comes with a lifetime guarantee.

rbj on February 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM

So the White House simply hasn’t had the time to finish up a major project that was due a month ago

Seriously?! Obama’s schedule today included 11:15 daily briefing; 12:40 lunch with Biden.

And…..that’s it! Shows up to work at the crack of 11:14 then calls it a day and hour and a half later. No time to do a budget my a$$.

Jackalope on February 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Our country’s federal budget is kind of an important assignment, but all the White House can say is, “Meh, we’re working on it, it might be ready sometime this month.” At least they’re bothering with an excuse this time, I guess.


AP … does it ever occur to you how much a part of the overall problem is your “bemused, cyncial attitude”.

Spend some time in flyover country.

Go visit gophergirl, Bmore, thatsafactjack and annoyinglitletwerp.

You might return to your cat and your job with a better sense of purpose and a little righteous anger over the SCOAMF and his ilk.

Just my $ 0.02

PolAgnostic on February 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

It’s only a month into the second term.

How divided will we all be when some of us have been listening to this BS for four more years totaling 8 on the budget and others like MSM will still be covering Obama’s a$$?

It’s an abdication of any kind of Governing.

It hard to even see an America that emerges in 2017.

We will have the drones electing Democrats in 2016 and Democrats refusing to acknowledge the country and the Constitution and some rule of law because they don’t have to and actually are better off if they don’t.

It might even get violent.

Conan on February 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

while they’re eating an old shoe’s sole.

Tuari on February 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM

That isn’t an old shoe sole, it fecal matter…

SWalker on February 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

It might even get violent.

Conan on February 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

That is the plan, seriously, what did you think the federal government bought 3 BILLION round of ammunition for?

SWalker on February 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:37 PMWhat is Dear about him?Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Dear as in expensive?

AH_C on February 28, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Be my guest to use Dear as you see fit.

I won’t… :-)

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Just plain ‘Liar’ doesn’t have that ironic speaking truth to power vibe to it…

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

don’t blame me in chief…

he can do no wrong with these idiots….

cmsinaz on February 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

It might even get violent.

Conan on February 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

.
The problem is violence always occur earlier than expected.

PolAgnostic on February 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Ready Barf bags please:

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/285585-white-house-offers-sequester-guidance-to-agencies#comment-815866893

cryptoad

The GOP Geezer are unable to grasp how reduction in spending moves thru our Economy,,,,,,,,

yea true, it just 85 Billion….. first layer is cuts to Private companies and Federal workers.,,,,,

but then that reduction is passed to the employees of the private government contractors and all the retail and service business at which the employees spend than money,,,,,

now that 85 billion in cuts has removed 165 billion from our economy,,,,,,

next at level three we are having cuts in revenue at Wholesalers 330 billion ,,,

then level four we move on to cuts in revenue to Manufacturers,,,,,660 Billion,,,

and so on,,,,,,,

a cut of 85 Billion will produce a far greater reduction in our GDP ……

With this simple minded thinking by the GOP ,, is it any wonder that we are not in a bigger mess than we are…..

Thanks Mr President for working so hard to fix this GOP Mess!

Chip with a prog in her throat on February 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

……and our dear leader has appointed two rude Alinskyites to the SCOTUS. And maybe more to come.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-sotomayor-kagan-ready-for-battles/2013/02/27/ee1fa09e-812f-11e2-a350-49866afab584_print.html

Sotomayor, Kagan ready for battles
By Dana Milbank, Published: February 27

For a quarter-century, Antonin Scalia has been the reigning bully of the Supreme Court, but finally a couple of justices are willing to face him down.

As it happens, the two manning up to take on Nino the Terrible are women: the court’s newest members, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The acerbic Scalia, the court’s longest-serving justice, got his latest comeuppance Wednesday morning, as he tried to make the absurd argument that Congress’s renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 2006 by votes of 98 to 0 in the Senate and 390 to 33 in the House did not mean that Congress actually supported the act. Scalia, assuming powers of clairvoyance, argued that the lawmakers were secretly afraid to vote against this “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

Kagan wasn’t about to let him get away with that. In a breach of decorum, she interrupted his questioning of counsel to argue with him directly. “Well, that sounds like a good argument to me, Justice Scalia,” she said. “It was clear to 98 senators, including every senator from a covered state, who decided that there was a continuing need for this piece of legislation.”

Scalia replied to Kagan, “Or decided that perhaps they’d better not vote against it, that there’s nothing, that there’s no — none of their interests in voting against it.”

Justice Stephen Breyer defused the tension. “I don’t know what they’re thinking exactly,” he said, changing the subject.

The styles of the two Obama appointees are different. Sotomayor is blunt and caustic, repeatedly interrupting. In an opinion this week, she harshly criticized a Texas prosecutor for a racist line of questioning. She has been on the interview circuit publicizing her memoir.

Kagan is choosier about when to interject herself, but she’s sardonic and sharp-witted. (“Well, that’s a big, new power that you are giving us,” she said, mockingly, when a lawyer tried to argue that the justices should overrule Congress’s discrimination findings.)

Both are more forceful than the Clinton appointees, the amiable Breyer and the frail Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The two new justices are sending a message to the court’s conservative majority: You may have the votes, but you’re going to have a fight.

Dana Milbank, at least he can try and get a job when the WAPO collapses under it’s own corruption and bias. BTW, Mr. Milbank did you happen to read that poll that showed that only SEVEN PERCENT of the American People have a favorable view of the media?

That’s 1/2 as respected as the despicable traitors in Congress.

Keep up the good work Dana.

PappyD61 on February 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Galt2009 on February 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

It doesn’t does it.

Let me think…
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How about Extortionate Leader?

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 8:13 PM

sorry, my mistake…..it’s only SIX PERCENT.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2013/only_6_rate_news_media_as_very_trustworthy

Fifty-six percent (56%) of all voters regard the news reported by the media as at least somewhat trustworthy, but that includes just six percent who think it is Very Trustworthy. Forty-two percent (42%) don’t trust the news media, with 12% who believe the news it reports is Not At All Trustworthy.

PappyD61 on February 28, 2013 at 8:13 PM

PappyD61 on February 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM

You know I read that on Drudge, was gonna post it, but decided to save it for later…

Nice one Pappy!

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

The work I’m doing on the budget is keeping me too busy to get a budget done. And this effin’ guy would be elected a third time if it were left up to the average Dem voter. Idiocracy.

CycloneCDB on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Poor Barry. Someone should have told him MONTHS AGO that a budget was due in February.

Had to keep track of those rascally things. It’s not like it’s due EVERY February. Oh….wait…..never mind…..

Most CORRUPT and INCOMPETENT administration, evah!

GarandFan on February 28, 2013 at 8:16 PM

And the dog, Bo, ate the first draft.

joated on February 28, 2013 at 8:16 PM

How about this from Senator Cruz today on Facebook.

The Constitution assigns Congress the power of the purse and the responsibility to appropriate federal funds.

Congress should take up that obligation, pass a budget, and finally get serious about reducing federal spending. Today, forty-six cents of every dollar the federal government spends is borrowed. Our national debt exceeds the size of our entire economy, threatening future generations. And, in the face of these grave economic challenges, Washington, DC, is agonizing over a 2.4 percent cut.

We need to cut a lot more than 2.4 percent. We should adjust the sequester so that it does not disproportionately target vital defense spending. Instead, Congress and the President should work together to eliminate government waste, and no government agency should be exempt from scrutiny where savings can be achieved. In fact, in a report issued just today Citizens Against Government Waste offers many promising suggestions, outlining $1.8 trillion in specific savings over five years.

The Obama Administration has the ability to implement the sequester so as to avoid damaging national security and compromising the best interests of Americans. The only reason it might do otherwise would be to score partisan political points.

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=339866

And the Republican establishment choice was his opponent, David Dewhurst.

PappyD61 on February 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM

And bond markets trust us why?

I don’t completely understand it all. But all I know is that it has to end very badly. Hyper-inflation and war.
I understand keeping the baseline with the stimulus cooked in, but I have this dread deep down that bernake is selling us out LARGE.

wolly4321 on February 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM

What a bunch of useless #$%@s. The government is too big for them to know what to do most of the time. It’s hardly much bigger than when Bush was President but Bush was able to do it.

I guess Bush was just a wee bit more competent than Obama.

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM

[PappyD61 on February 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM]

I’m really liking Cruz. He fights.

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM

When was the last time this Dem controlled Senate passed a budget?

iceman1960 on February 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

LOLZ!
So what is the excuse for the last four years of not having one? Oh yeah, it’s all the GOP’s fault somehow.

RadioAngel on February 28, 2013 at 8:35 PM

The dog ate my budget. BAD SEQUESTER!!!! Don’t worry, Zero will make it up next crisis.

Six two and even this is similar to his college work.

ghostwalker1 on February 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I would love to see a history of how Obama has paid his rent; mortage; phone; electric; water and credit card bills.

I have a hunch that he might be the rent jumping kind who has bill collectors chasing him down.

OxyCon on February 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Oh yeah, about Obama’s budget — sequestration is exacerbating the holdup

Soooooo…..blaming Bush isn’t working anymore????

/sarc>

Poor baby Barry: he can’t do anything!!! Someone or something always stops him…and it’s not his fault that he’s incompetent and incapable.

landlines on March 1, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I was watching this Jodi Arias trial while being stuck at this motel. I swear she studied these Obama people, they are cut from the same cloth. Luckily for the Obama people, they never have to withstand an adversarial grilling like Arias.

Buddahpundit on March 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

The budget isn’t a month late, they’re just being silly… .. .

. .. …it is 49 months late.

– Smoov

Smoovious on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Is it possible that Harry Reid is putting pressure on Obama to come up with a budget that will get more than zero votes?

J Baustian on March 2, 2013 at 2:25 AM