We haven’t had what I would call a truly responsible president, Democrat or Republican in years but our current one takes the cake and I’m not a Republican. He and our deplorable congress have given almost $15 Billion to all sorts of groups including terrorist ones. Of the top 25 most corrupt terroristic countries in the world according to the "Global Terrorism Indicator", we gave 13 of them assistance to the sum of $10.137 billion dollars: Hamas - $351 M, Libya $1.45 B, Egypt - $397 M (ran by the Muslim Brotherhood), Iraq - $1.08 B (don’t they have oil for money), Kenya - $816 M, Mexico - $622 M, Russia - $380 M (they have their own money too), Nigeria - $456 M, Pakistan - $2 B (the ones who hid Osama bin Laden but we still got him), Senegal - $698 M, South Africa - $566 M, Sudan - $870 M, and Uganda - $451 M. Not only did we give over $10 Billion to terroristic countries, we wasted another $1.7 billion on countries with outstanding economies, some better then ours; Jordan - $463 M (has plenty of oil to pay for themselves), Kazakhstan - $304 M (also has high amounts of crude oil and natural gas), Mozambique - $404 M (has one of the worlds best economies), and Tanzania - $554 M (has one of the best and most diverse economies in the world). We do give just over $3 billion to counties that really do need help: Congo - $359 M, Ethiopia - $981 M, Haiti - $1.4 B, and Zambia - $331 M but why are we giving to those who hate us? You can look all this up on Wiki.
There will be around 2.14 million people will be effected by the sequester but none of our congress, president, or their staff will have to deal will it, they wrote themselves out of having to be affected; yes both Democrat and Republican did this; as for me, I’ll lose 33% of my pay for 11 weeks. The sequester was originally to save $85 Billion but they found they found $24 billion by raising taxes and cutting waste from some government programs so this dropped it to $61 Billion, 9% non-Defense cuts and 13% defense cuts according to ABC News. Congress gave the Obama administration the leeway to cut in other areas then people’s pay but a leaked email from the administration tell officials to make it hurt. The GAO (Government Accounting Office) shows Mr. Obama has been on vacation 244 days and he and Michelle has spent $1.4 Billion so far not counting the $100 million on coming up to Africa; more than any other president. According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours); do you wonder why the economy isn’t fixed?
Together with Democrats, Republicans, and the President being irresponsible and giving away our country’s money spending too much they could have saved at a minimum $13.2 Billion bringing what is required for the sequester to $48.8 Billion. If you add up the top 30 Stupid Things the Government Is Spending Money On you will get another $34 billion which would leave $14.8 billion which is chump change to our government. The president has the leeway to cut without hurting anyone but remember the email, “make it hurt” so it is just politics to them no matter how much they hurt the American people.
Dwight D. Eisenhower