Democrats ramp up scare campaign over sequestration cuts

Democrats ramp up scare campaign over sequestration cuts

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It’s a vast oversimplification, but it works. The sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect next week were split down the middle between defense and non-defense spending to motivate both Democrats and Republicans to find alternative spending cuts. The GOP certainly wouldn’t allow defense programs to be cut, would it? Social programs, sure. Just perform a quick Google search of “sequestration cuts” and you’ll find headlines like “11 Drastic Sequester Cuts Threatening Average Americans” and “‘Meat Cleaver’ Sequestration Cuts to Hit Teachers, FBI Agents.”

Democrats have been trying to pin the “brutal” cuts on the House GOP despite the fact that the sequester originated in the White House. So, what sort of cuts are in store with the #Obamaquester? Let the Dems give you an idea of the post-apocalyptic wasteland that awaits. (Hint: expect food poisoning, cancer and possibly another school massacre.)

Sequestration isnt just about numbers; its about Americans, and if it happens, it will take a terrible human toll.alturl.com/ckuj4

— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) February 20, 2013

What #SEQUESTER means: Up to 2,100 fewer food inspections. Do you want to worry about safety of food on your table?

— Charles Rangel (@cbrangel) February 20, 2013

#Sequester is coming: 373,000 seriously mentally ill adults and children will go without treatment.#GOP must act!

— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) February 20, 2013

Some of same folks who say mental health programs, not new laws, will cut gun violence, back sequester that would end MH services for 350K.

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 19, 2013

New report warns states will be hit with massive job layoffs if GOP allows sequester to occur: 1.usa.gov/12gjymD (via @appropsdems)

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 13, 2013

GOP brinksmanship is putting 10,000 #teacher jobs at risk, and up to 7,200 special ed positions. goo.gl/sBZ9U #StopTheSequester

— Congressman Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) February 20, 2013

Sequester is Washington speak for across the board cuts. It’s a meat ax approach, not surgery. Means $1.5 billion slashed from #NIH

— Barbara Mikulski (@SenatorBarb) February 20, 2013

As worlds best scientists & researchers at #NIH race to find the cures, we must race to end sequester. Need a balanced approach.

— Barbara Mikulski (@SenatorBarb) February 20, 2013

At same time Congress announced sequester, #NIH announced it had cut cancer death rates by 11%. Photos of my visit: facebook.com/media/set/?set…

— Barbara Mikulski (@SenatorBarb) February 20, 2013

Heard from shipyard workers yesterday abt sequester effects. Today’s WARN notices are the latest damaging news. kaine.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=…

— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 20, 2013

The looming sequester will have serious consequences to jobs, economy, education, health/safety and national security nyti.ms/WV7kMU

— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) February 19, 2013

Wow, sounds bad. What other nightmares does the #Obamaquester hold?

You could see this coming: ‘Three hour airport security waits under sequester.’ ow.ly/hU0v9

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 21, 2013

Scared yet? The unflappable Charles Krauthammer urges you not to be.

Krauthammer on Sequester: ‘Most Ridiculously Hyped Armageddon Since the Mayan Calendar’ ow.ly/hU0hE

— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) February 21, 2013

44 billion dollars for a sequester….WOW!!!! That’s huge (wink) we spend trillions. And the country won’t function @barackobama get a clue

— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) February 21, 2013

Even if cuts kick in, the TRUE impact will be minimal.Even O’s people are walking back the fear-mongering! #Obamaquester

— Judy Stines (@jstines3) February 21, 2013

GOP should just let the sequester happen. It won’t be the end of the world. It won’t hurt the economy. It WILL expose left wing lying.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) February 20, 2013

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