Now that President Obama’s anti-sequester PR campaign has imploded, he’s trying to sucker the GOP into a tax-hiking “grand bargain.” They should refuse, and instead demand Obama produce his own budget.
For months Obama traveled around the country warning that disaster lay ahead if Republicans refused to replace the $84 billion in sequester cuts with more taxes.
Their obstinacy, he said, would cause a “series of dumb, arbitrary cuts” that would throw people out of their homes, deny women access to preventive care, cause monumental flight delays, and on and on.
Obama’s scare tactics failed to sway the public, which ended up supporting cuts by a nearly 2-1 margin.
And after getting caught in a string of blatant lies and gross exaggerations about the sequester’s effects, even Obama’s Democratic colleagues and his friends in the press started to complain.