Another day, another round of embarrassing stories for the White House. First Washington Post’s Fact Checker proves another Obama sequester claim false and then Ezra Klein has a column pointing out the Obama White House has declined to take the opportunity to fix the sequester the smart way. See both below.
WaPo Fact Check: Capitol janitors making ‘ends meet’ with overtime? Nope
But a clean-up brigade shouldn’t simply try to deflect and obfuscate. Apparently, the president assumed — incorrectly — that the janitors on Capitol Hill would get a pay cut. Rather than admit an error, White House aides doubled down on their talking points about overtime being essential to their livelihood, without actually knowing the truth. Clearly, the sequester is hurting segments of the government and will cut the pay of some government workers. It would be better to focus on those people rather than imaginary victims.
A Smart Way to End the Stupidity of Sequestration
March 6, 2013
Budget and Spending Sequestration