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Taxpayers, are you ready for another of President Obama's expansive "benefit" plans? This time, the intrusion on your family life is focused on your toddler.
"They endured prejudice and stinging ridicule. But through it all, these new citizens never gave up on one of our oldest ideas: that anyone from anywhere can write the next great chapter in the American story," said President Obama on Irish-Americans
Like the little boy who cried wolf, the White House has decided that if there isn't a crisis, you can create one and take advantage of it. That sums up President Obama's approach to the looming sequestration.
Politicians staging photo ops with children is nothing new. President Obama stands out, however, for thinking he can grow the middle class with government-run, universal preschool.
Troops at risk numbering 200,000; 800,000 Defense Department furloughs; hours waiting in line at airports, uninspected meat, women and children not receiving aid; 700,000 children left out of Head Start -- the list of unmitigated political horrors goes on and on. Even as our intrepid president and his band of fiscal incompetents continue their sky-is-falling histrionics on the impending Obama sequestration, reality tells a very different story.
Just before the March on Washington in 1963, President John F. Kennedy summoned six top civil rights leaders to the White House to talk about his fears that civil rights legislation he was moving through Congress might be undermined if the march turned violent.
President Obama's scheduled visit to an Atlanta-area school on Thursday came at a time when the children were vacationing, on winter break.
The White House on Sunday stepped up pressure on Republicans to adopt a short-term budget patch that would cancel the $85 billion in spending "sequesters" due on March 1, saying that government spending is still needed to prop up a stubbornly sluggish economy.
Seeking to build political pressure on Republicans, the White House on Friday laid out some of the costs of looming spending "sequesters," saying the administration would cut 70,000 youngsters from Head Start, would reduce federal loans to small businesses and slash the number of food safety inspectors on the job.