Obama Signs Sequestration Transparency Act, White House Fails To Meet Deadline On Detailing Proposed Defense Cuts



Published September 07, 2012

The White House announced that it will not meet Friday’s deadline to make  public what plans it will put into place to deal with the massive defense cuts  coming at the end of the year. 

The announcement comes shortly after President Obama signed into law the Sequestration Transparency Act that requires him to submit a report to Congress  detailing the impact of his ‘sequester’ on defense and non-defense programs – cuts that were triggered after the so-called Super Committee to come up with a  debt deal last year.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the plans for defense cuts will  be submitted to Congress by President Obama late next week. The plans should  give insight to which defense bases and cities will be impacted by the defense  cuts.

That means this Friday, September 14, 2012

Carney accused Republicans of putting the nation at risk over the defense  cuts “because of their insistence on preserving a trillion-dollar tax cut for millionaires and billionaires.”

Barack Obama spent more in 4 years than Bush in 8 years. Obama spends like the Socialist Commie that he is. President Obama Has Spent More Money Than Anyone In History of World!  But when it comes to America’s defense and military men & women, he has NO problem making cuts while funding our enemies.

But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement following the  announcement accusing the president of pushing a campaign agenda.

“The sequester originated from this White House, yet it refuses to level with  the American people about the devastating impact it will have on our country,”  he said.

“By proposing the sequester, the president put his own election campaign ahead of the interests of the country. He has a responsibility and legal  obligation to tell the American people how he plans to implement, or replace  theses devastating cuts,” Boehner said.

“House Republicans have passed legislation to protect our troops by replacing  the sequester with common-sense spending cuts and reforms. If the president and  Senate Democratic leaders summon the courage to put forth a concrete plan to  replace these cuts there’s no reason we can’t work together to resolve this  issue quickly. But doing nothing is shameful and irresponsible.”

Carney said there are a lot of factors involved in preparing the report,  which is why it will be released next week. READ MORE


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