The layoffs are the result of the sequester, which in turn is the result of the refusal of the Republican controlled Congress to compromise on budget cuts.
President Obama had warned Congress and the nation of the dire consequences of the House’s failure to act and specified the severity of the cuts that would result from sequestration. When he described the airport delays and long lines that would occur, he was accused by the Republicans of using scare tactics.
Now those same voices are screaming about the delays and blaming the President for effects he predicted and for which they themselves were responsible!
|Rep. Sen. Mitch McConnell|
I have a hard time listening to any of them without shouting at the television! They and their Fox news friends misquoted and misrepresented the President throughout the presidential campaign and they’re still at it. They have never accepted the fact that Barack Obama was reelected by a decisive margin. Republican right-wing ideologies were rejected by the majority of the American people.
Since then the GOP admittedly has been in disarray, but that’s no excuse for their hypocrisy!