Remember the ‘sequester’ spending cuts? Per Obama a month or two ago, they were supposed to be The Apocalypse. His administration even rolled out Janet Napolitano to try to fan public fears of terrorist attack (notwithstanding that her budget is still higher this year, after the sequester cuts).
It’s been a month since the cuts kicked in, and it turns out that the reality is ho-hum. The paltry cuts have mostly had small, manageable impacts.
Except, of course, that school kids still can’t go on White House tours. Obama’s administration has held the tours hostage, even refusing patriotic donations that could have restored them. “Nice guy.”
UPDATE: Defense is hit with $41B in cuts, which will cause civilian Defense Dept. employees to be furloughed 14 days this year. Top Defense officials try to help a little, by returning part of their own salaries. Clearly, they aren’t part of the White House.