Well, the Chicago Charlatan is at it again — trying to scare the bejesus out of the low information voters who recently handed him another four years to complete his destruction of what remains of the Republic. Obama has been warning in dire tones of the horrendous consequences that will ensue if the dreaded sequester is allowed to take effect. Of course, the sequester was his idea originally, however much he lies about it and attempts to pin it on the Republicans.
But leave aside the question of who proposed sequestration in the first place. The more interesting question is, how bad would it be if it actually happened? Here’s a graph that illustrates just how minuscule the supposedly draconian cuts would actually be:
Michael Ramirez illustrates it this way, for those who prefer pictures to bar graphs:
Here’s how our friends at The Looking Spoon illustrate it:
As anyone can easily see, the Pinocchio of Pennsylvania Avenue has lied not only about who proposed the sequester in the first place, but also about the size of the cuts themselves. None of this should come as any surprise, since it’s been demonstrated countless times over the last five years that Obama is a pathological liar. The only surprise is that there are still people around who actually take him seriously.
For further enlightenment:
Sequester Hysteria, by Arnold Ahlert
Furloughs Are Looming, But the Feds Are Still Hiring, by Stephen Dinan
A President Who Is Rooting for Chaos, by Bernard Goldberg
Thank You, Mr. President, by David Harsanyi
Sequester Jesters, by Michelle Malkin
A Manufactured Crisis, by George Will