Barack Obama has increased the national debt by $6 trillion but is unwilling to cut spending by $85 billion. (Weekly Standard)
Barack Obama and Democrats also added over one trillion dollars to the annual Federal Budget in the last 4 years.
That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years.
But the Obama administration is not willing to cut a dime from the budget.
The Obama White House released details on how the sequestration cuts will affect disabled children, clean air and abused women.
The Washington Post reported:
The White House on Sunday detailed how the deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on a way to stop the across-the-board cuts.
But while Republicans and Democrats were set to introduce dueling legislative proposals this week to avert the Friday start of the spending cuts, known as the sequester, neither side expected the measures to get enough support to pass Congress.
Lawmakers instead were planning for a lengthy round of political jostling ahead of another budget showdown in late March that could determine whether the $85 billion in cuts to domestic and defense spending this fiscal year stick.
Republicans questioned whether the sequester would be as harmful as the White House predicted and worked on a proposal that could preserve the cuts while giving the administration more discretion to choose how to implement them. Democrats expressed worry that they might be forced to accept the cuts if the public outcry is not loud enough in coming weeks.