Furloughed Families Have Bam to Blame
Obama got something else wrong at his press conference today when he said this: “Starting tomorrow, everybody here, all the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and throwing out the garbage — they’re going to have less pay. The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.”
(paraphrasing) “The sequester means the people that clean up around here just got a cut.”
But Dana Bash over at CNN has since tweeted that’s not right. She said (paraphrasing), “Despite Obama claim pay cuts to begin for Capitol janitors and police, the sergeant-at-arms tells me that there are no plans for play cuts yet.” And just like the education secretary, Arne Duncan, yesterday saying that teachers were already getting pink slips when they weren’t. Well, why shouldn’t they say this? They’re getting away with blaming all this on the Republicans. I’d go for it. If I were the Democrats, I’d be throwing everything I had at the Republicans right now, because for the most part it’s gonna stick. It’s gonna stick with my low-information voters. The media’s gonna help me make it stick.
By the way, Jeff Sessions, I love Jeff Sessions. Republican senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions, pointed out that Obama’s golf weekend down here at The Floridian, the one in which he played a round with Tiger Woods, Obama’s golf weekend cost as much as 341 federal workers furloughed. So 341 federal workers furloughed is how much it cost Obama to do his golf weekend here.