|For Immediate Release
March 1, 2013
Contact: Press Office
Thanks a lot, Sean Patrick Maloney: Obama’s Sequester set to hit today thanks to Maloney’s continued support for higher taxes and wasteful spending
WASHINGTON – With millions of Americans still out of work as a result of Washington Democrats’ failed policies, President Obama’s sequester is set to take effect thanks to Sean Patrick Maloney.
Like Obama, Maloney refuses to support replacing the sequester with responsible reductions to wasteful spending. While cuts are being made to important programs, the government is wasting money on frivolous programs like the production of a musical about climate change and a menu of foods people could eat on Mars – yes, the planet Mars.
“At a time when our economy and job market could use a significant boost, Sean Patrick Maloney and President Obama have refused to replace their sequester with responsible reductions to wasteful spending,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “With 7.9 percent unemployment nationwide, Maloney should stop holding our economy hostage so he can raise taxes and protect wasteful spending.”
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Will Furlough 5,000 Border Patrol Agents. “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Monday that her agency would be forced to furlough 5,000 border control agents under mandatory spending cuts, likely allowing more illegal immigrants into the country and potentially compromising national security.” (David Nakamura, “Napolitano Warns That Sequester Would Affect Border Security,” The Washington Post, 2/25/13)
Obama’s Sequester Will Cut Medicare By 2 Percent. “With the imposition of at least some of them appearing more and more likely, here’s a look, by the numbers, at Washington’s self-imposed budget austerity (aka ‘sequestration’ or the ‘sequester’) … 2% – Cuts to Medicare if sequestration takes effect.” (Amy Roberts, “By The Numbers: Automatic Spending Cuts,” CNN, 2/19/13)
The Federal Government Spent $947,000 On Researching Food To Serve On Mars. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)
$697,177 Was Used To Develop A Musical On Climate Change And Biodiversity. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)
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