It's Interesting What Survives Sequestration
Isn't it interesting what has survived the budget cuts of sequestration? Here are but two (of many) programs that have survived: food stamps and foreign education. While two does not make a pattern, one has to wonder what the objectives are here. Could the objectives be "vote-buying" and "Muslim influence"? Judge for yourself.
First, there is the fact that food stamps for illegal immigrants from Mexico are still plentiful; they have not been cut. It appears that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama "... continues to pursue a 'partnership' with the Mexican government to 'raise awareness' about food stamps among immigrants from that country." Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee protected the program despite a Republican who proposed ending funding for it.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a very vocal critic of the program, said that he believes that the public will eventually demand an end to the program. But the Democrat-controlled Senate Budget Committee allowed it to continue in the vote last week.
Second, the Obama administration is currently funding education aid to Pakistan while cutting tuition assistance for U.S. soldiers. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) is asking why the funding continues.
On Monday, March 18, 2013, Poe said:
Why are we funding education programs for our Benedict Arnold ally when we can't fund - or don't fund - the education for our military? And to Pakistan of all places, where hatred for America is at its highest. Washington should watch its spending and prioritize. It's time, Mr. Speaker, to sequester Pakistan.
And that's not all. Since the sequester, the administration has approved $37 million in foreign aid to Pakistan.
According to Poe, the cost of the military education program is 0.1 percent of the Defense Department budget, yet it has helped 50,000 military soldiers graduate.
This goes on while White House tours are suspended and USDA food inspectors are furloughed. Sequestration? What sequestration?
Dr. Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University. He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making. He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired. Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He blogs at rwno.limewebs.com.