school-childrenHypocrisy – n. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings or virtues that one does not hold or possess; insincerity.

While claiming his concern for America’s children, President Obama cancels White House tours instead of cutting the countless numbers of wasteful projects, grants, and studies that fail to benefit any American life.  Hypocrisy at its finest.

Sequestration was part of President Obama’s Budget Control Act of 2011, which required $85 billion in mandatory across-the-board budget cuts and was supposed to be an incentive for Congress to cut $1.5 trillion over the next ten years — a mere drop in the bucket, by the way, in my humble opinion.  But, of course, that never happened.

Instead of dealing directly with Congress to compromise on what could be cut – and there’s a helluva lot that can be cut — Mr. Obama went around the country, in his inimitable style of belly-aching, whining about the disasters that would befall the United States if the sequester happened.  Instead of showing some true leadership, Mr. Obama looked like Chicken Little crying, “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.”  He failed to propose a single cut from the hundreds of useless and wasteful programs funded by us, the U.S. taxpayers.

How hypocritical is all this coming from a President who thinks we don’t spend enough already on education? Remember during the State of the Union Address, he spoke about working with states to “invest” (aka “spend”) money to provide “high-quality preschool” to every child in America.  For years, we’ve heard from him about hiring 100,000 new teachers (imagine all those union dues that will go to Democrat candidates) rather than insisting on more effective teachers.

Rather than providing an opportunity for school children to learn about our government by visiting the White House, he spitefully decides to cancel all White House tours.  I’m sure he’s hoping the public will attribute this action to the Republicans, and, in the end, win back the House in the mid-term elections.  I hope the American public isn’t that stupid, but time will tell.  I have my doubts.

So, for a guy who says he wants to put our children’s education first, his actions actually show he doesn’t much care about American schoolchildren.  It’s all about the politics.

I guess he thinks sending a delegation to Hugo Chavez’s funeral in Venezuela was more worthy that our children even after its Vice President announced the expulsion of two U.S. diplomats for an alleged plot to destabilize its government.

I guess he really believes the TSA needs $50 million in new uniforms?

I guess he’s really behind Secy. of State, John Kerry’s decision to release $250 million of the $1.5 billion in aid to the Egyptian government led by the anti-American, anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood.

I guess he’s okay with lots of federal employees attending conferences at our expense.  I read there were more than 894 conferences last year that cost us $340 million.  From my own experience, conferences are about a whole lot of people talking and getting absolutely nothing accomplished.  How about taking some advice from the King (not you, Mr. Obama – the real “King” as in Elvis) – “a little less conversation and a little more action.”

I know, in reality, Mr. Obama doesn’t want to cut $1 in spending and just wants to raise taxes and raise taxes and raise them some more.  But really?  C’mon.  Couldn’t he come up with one suggestion to cut even $1 from our federal budget?

And how about all the government agencies that overlap?

How much does all this cost us?

— Fifty-six programs across 20 agencies dealing with financial literacy.

— More than 2,100 data centers — up from 432 a little more than a decade ago — across 24 federal agencies. GAO estimated the government could save up to $200 billion over the next decade by consolidating them.

— Twenty programs across seven agencies dealing with homelessness. A report found $2.9 billion spent on the programs in 2009.

— Eighty-two “distinct” teacher-quality programs across 10 agencies. Nine of them address teacher quality in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

— Fifteen agencies administering 30 food-related laws.

— Eighty economic development programs.

If he really wanted to cut some pork out of the budget, it was a no-brainer.  The fact is he doesn’t want to.  He’d rather lay sequestration at the door of the Republicans, when it was Mr. Obama who put it into play by signing the Budget Control Act of 2011, so, with the help of the mainstream media, the public can blame Republicans and not him.  Nice move.  It may work.

Rather than do his job, Mr. Obama talks about his concern forAmerica’s schoolchildren on the one hand, and yet shuts the White House doors to those same children.  What a hypocrite.

I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
Author website: http://www.idontgetit.us
  • 1Haole_Boy

    THE METEOR THAT HIT RUSSIA LAST MONTH? It was caused by the threat of Sequestration!! So, if the Congress ever passes a balanced budget amendment, we stand a good chance of being hit by an Asteroid of the scale that killed off the Dinosaurs!!

  • Americanmeltdown

    The only thing this petty, petulant, liar in chief cares about is forcing his brand of socialism on the America people.
    The nitwits who voted for this cancer are dumb enough think he cares about them. Time for them to stop thinking about the free stuff the worker bees are providing for them and start decernng the truth found in obama’s record. It is a dismal record so far, and 4 more years to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1560111594 Robert Blum

    It is a ‘given’ that Obama acting in a hypocritical and deceitful fashion is a character trait. Prime example is the nation’s Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare) passed to benefit one and all . . . yet, the first measure implemented was to provide ‘waivers’ to the closest of supporters and cronies.

  • wally12

    Very good analysis of Obama in that every thing that he does, he approaches for the political view. He is more than hypocritical. He is a down right deceitful individual. Even when it isn’t a crisis, he makes it one through his remarks and has many willing water carriers in the media to help him sell the garbage. It is all about placating his supporters and getting votes and not getting to the root cause of any problem. In the education field,Obama enjoys throwing money at the problem. That is why even though it has been proven that more money isn’t the answer, it is for him because that is what cements dependency and votes. Recently, Obama has continued pushing for more preschool funding. Preschool has been proven to be ineffectual. Finland is the top country in the world in terms of education. The Finns do not start school until the age of 7. The government gives only general guidelines for educating and instead empowers the teachers to teach. Children are not even tested until age 16. All this and Finland spends 30% less per student than the US. Will Obama and the politicians analyze the Finnish system? No. They are too locked up with getting votes.

  • chief98110

    So, friends who voted for this guy tell me they did so because he cares
    about the common folk. Yeah, that’s why he dumps the White House tours
    instead of maybe cutting short Michelle’s vacations with her entourage
    which cost more than a year of White House tours; instead, he stiffs the
    kids. He is truly a man of the people.

  • Ron F

    I agree that cancelling the White House tours is silly but I do not think it is hypocritical. I do not know what other cuts the administration has made. President Obama may have proposed the 2011 Budget Act, Congress had to pass it. A greater percentage of Republicans, than Democrats, in the House voted for the Act. The Act includes automatic cuts in defense spending as well. Does that make them hypocrits since for the most part they are agains cuts in defense spending. Most Republicans are against many of President Obamas proposed expenditures for children. I am against them. It does not mean that we do not care about children just like President Obama’s cancelling the tours does not mean he does not care about children. It means he is a politician, like most other politicians. He made a choice for political reasons, like most other politicians in Washington, Democratic and Republican. I disagree with almost all of President Obama’s policies and welcomed the sequester but I do not care how he makes the cuts in discretionary spending.

    • Roger Ward

      Ron, your comments amount to a defense of Obama’s need to make everything political. My point (and Mrs. Salazar’s) is that it is hypocritical to espouse the need for children to get a good education and to then make cuts that pointedly attack the aspirations of children …. particularly when the cuts are so miniscule. (You are aware that the cuts in question are not cuts at all; they are only tiny reductions in the rate of increases in this Big Government. No department (including Defense) will actually have fewer dollars than they do today.) I thought a President was supposed to be above all this …. that he was elected to do good for the people. Instead, Obama treats everything as a polical battle that he must win (much like Richard Nixon.)

      • Ron F

        Roger, I am not defending President Obama or claiming that he makes everything political. I did say that most things in Washington are political on both sides. I just do not believe it is hypocritical for him to say he is concerned about children and their education and to cancel White House tours. As far as I know, the tours were not canceled just for children but for everyone. In addition, I disagree that the sequester cuts are only a decrease in increases in spending. Since so many programs are exempt from the cuts, I believe there are actual cuts in the programs to which they apply. Again, I may disagree with what he did but I do not believe it makes him a hypocrite or that it means he does not care about children. I want the Federal government out of education and for the Education Department to be disbanded but it does not mean that I am a hypocrite for saying I am in favor of public education or that I do not care for children. Just like I do not want the Federal government funding any programs by local governments. I just want it done at the local level. I appreciate your posts.

  • Roger Ward

    If you look up the word “hypocrite” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of Obama there. He’s willing to shut down the White House tours and deprive our kids of a valuable learning experience in Civics …. but he’s all about education for our children. Yeah, right!

    This country spends more per pupil than any country in the World except Switzerland. Do you really believe our kids are getting a world-class education, particularly one consistent with our education expenditure? Why is it that public schools have a ratio of seven to one, non-teachers to teachers, and Catholic schools have a ratio of one to one? Why is it necessary for public schools to be weighted down with so many layers of costly administrators …. and still our kids get such a marginal education? Why is a Catholic school education so superior to a public school education? Could it be that this is Obama’s payback to the overwhelmingly left-leaning, Democrat-dominated labor unions for their support? The hypocrite in the White House has made cynics of ordinary Americans.
    I could go much further but Mrs. Salazar has made the points better than I. Once again, the Hypocrite-In-Chief cements his position by choosing politics over the education of our children.
    (In an aside, I am on record as having predicted Obama’s last presidential victory. Do I need to go on record now and predict Hilary’s coming presidential victory in 2016? If you like the way things have gone for the last four years, you’ll love how Hilary perpetuates and expands Obama’s policies.)