It’s a clown party, bro.
They’re feigning outrage that the sequester cuts have forced the White House to cancel tours, and mocking the president, all the while the sequester cuts are having real effects on real people. Everything ranging from programs to feed the hungry, to school lunches for low-income kids, to Head Start, to tornado relief efforts in Atlanta, Georgia, to border protection in Arizona to domestic violence services in Arkansas are on the chopping block.
People are losing their jobs, or are losing income because of furloughs. In Oklahoma, San Francisco, and St. Petersburg, Florida, airports are closing their air traffic control towers. Oh, and the Detroit airport is closing its control tower, forcing pilots to schedule their own departures and arrivals. Fantastic, right?
And, as Jed Lewison at Daily Kos pointed out today, the Army suspended its tuition assistance program.
The sequester is not funny — not to those affected by it. But Republicans would rather mock the fact that the sequester has hit the White House too, or introduce stupid bills prohibiting the Secret Service from protecting the president if he goes golfing (of all things) until the White House resumes tours, or feign outrage that “the people’s house” is closed than do their damn jobs. Continue readingcontent