Senator Rand Paul discussed the sequester, that was President Obama’s idea, with Wolf Blitzer. Paul called the spending cuts in the sequester a “pittance” and said this doesn’t even begin to cut spending. He also said that the sequester will happen and it will be a “yawn” and that more people should stand up and call Obama’s bluff on his ridiculous rhetoric.
“I think the sequester happens, and it will be in some ways a yawn, because the histrionics that are coming from the president, saying, oh, we’re going to shut down and get rid of meat inspectors,” Paul added. “Is anybody not going to stand up and call his bluff on that ridiculousness?”
Paul has the message right, if only more Republicans would follow his lead. Also worth noting is that Congress only appropriates the funds, it’s up to the executive branch to decide how those funds are spent. So all of these horrible things Obama is predicting are entirely within his control. But of course you won’t be hearing that on the evening news, which helps explain how his approval ratings haven’t taken a hit in this dismal economy.