Reading this report is both disturbing and predictable in my opinion, but the most telling reality is the sentiments of the president. Basically, Obama is stating that a deal is a deal and regardless of what happens, if an agreement is not reached by the super committee to cut the budget by Wednesday, then he will insure that the automatic cutting triggers go into effect.
That may not mean much to many who have read about it or will see it come to pass, but it will mean a lot to our military and ultimately our safety as a nation if it is allowed to come to pass. President Obama is on record as stating that he has no problem cutting the legs out from under our military, because those like Lindsey Graham and John McCain made an idiot agreement and one doomed to failure from the beginning.
Watch as this story unfolds over the next forty eight hours. America is in crisis and no one is paying attention.And our military is about to be forced to walk the plank in order to preserve the Fabian socialist principles and beliefs of this president.
McCain and Graham to attempt a block
Failure by Congress' debt-cutting Super Committee to recommend $1.2 trillion in savings by Wednesday is supposed to automatically trigger spending cuts in the same amount to accomplish that job.And boy wonder Boehner is on board with the whole thing.
But the same legislators who concocted that budgetary booby trap just four months ago could end up spending the 2012 election year and beyond battling over defusing it.
Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., say they are writing legislation to prevent what they say would be devastating cuts to the military. House Republicans are exploring a similar move. Democrats maintain they won't let domestic programs be the sole source of savings.
In the face of those efforts, President Barack Obama has told the debt panel's co-chairmen that he "will not accept any measure that attempts to turn off the automatic cut trigger," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters last week. The leaders of both parties in the House and Senate have expressed similar sentiments -- seemingly making any attempt to restore the money futile.
"Yes, I would feel bound by it," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said recently of the automatic cuts. "It was part of the agreement."
This was a designed failure from the beginning people. And the republicans are banking on the rage of the American people as the only stop gap before full disaster.