One of the latest and most annoying Republican talking points (they're usually fibs* and this one is, too) is that Obama invented the sequester. That one was reiterated by Lindsey Graham, my least favorite transvestite senator, in an interview today. Now the senator has a grand idea for keeping the military at full power, which is to say a military which continues to overspend and undersucceed.
All I can say is the commander-in-chief thought — came up with the idea of sequestration, destroying the military and putting a lot of good programs at risk. It is my belief — take Obamacare and put it on the table. You can make $86,000 a year in income and still get a government subsidy under Obamacare. Obamacare is destroying health care in this country and people are leaving the private sector, because their companies cannot afford to offer Obamacare and if you want to look at ways to find $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade, look at Obamacare, don’t destroy the military and cut blindly across the board. There are many ways to do it but the president is the commander-in-chief and on his watch we’ll begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world, at a time when we need it most. The Iranians are watching us, we are allowing people to be destroyed in Syria, and I’m disappointed in our commander-in-chief. ...reported at Think Progress
Whew! Graham had to be breathing heavily after that speech! He's such a love, isn't he?
*polite Sunday usage