The Bo Dizzle likes to spend money, and gets cranky as a toddler when the purse strings get tightened. So now that his administration looks to be forced into the Sequestration budget cuts, he is looking to take it out on the American citizens. Here’s one fun way:
Advocates reported “waves” of illegal immigrants being released from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.
U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night but would not say how many or from which detention centers.
~ Kansas City Star, courtesy limitstogrowth
How many is that….?
The intervening time has brought more details. A report from Texas says that “several hundred” illegals have been freed from that state.
In Arizona’s Pinal County, Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that ICE released more than 500 alien detainees in that county alone over the weekend.
It’s worth going there, just to read Sen. Jeff Sessions’ comments – perfect, but too long to grab & post here.
And to prove that’s not just an outlier, here’s Janet Napolitano:
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.
Napolitano said the cuts, known as the sequester, would disrupt the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to conduct customs inspections at ports, leading to increased waiting times for travelers and cargo shipments. Disaster relief funding would be reduced by $1 billion, she added, meaning relief for victims of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy and tornados in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., could be cut. …
~ Washington Post, via Hot Air
So Bo holds a private (NO media, before, during, OR after!) meeting with a bunch of Governors…. who are NOT happy with the Administration’s ideas for Sequester Cuts.
“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” [South Carolina Gov. Nikki] Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”
“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal added that Obama seemed bound and determined to use the sequestration fight to win higher taxes, willing to hold out the prospect of painful cuts to accomplish his goal.
“I think the president is trying to force us into a false choice,” Jindal said. “The reality is, there is no reason for these cuts to be made this way.” Obama could instruct his Cabinet to emphasize cuts to spending on things like consultants, Jindal said, and not on things like Head Start. “It is the president’s job as the chief executive to prioritize.”
Well, he IS prioritizing…. in his own personal way.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the governors asked Obama to come up with better cuts, or even to delay future spending, like the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare, if the budget situation is as dire as the administration says. “The answer to everything we got was no,” Haley said.
~taken directly from Hot Air
Will keep you updated as I find more exciting Sequester Cuts to come!