If there is sequestration going on it ain’t in these parts right Mr. president? And if this is sequestration, well it sounds soooooo good!The president cancelled White house tours because of sequestration, the Blue Angels, The 2013 Air Expo planned for Joint Base Charleston, Skyfest 2013 and Beaufort Air Show canceled all reportedly due to sequestration. Closed are airport traffic control towers at the Ramona Airport and Brown Field, and at least three San Diego-based Navy vessels staying portside rather than going to sea all due to sequestration.
At kitchen tables across the county, tens of thousands of federal workers prepare unpaid furlough days, forcing an estimated 35,000 of them to scratch out a tighter family budget.
Border Patrol agents envision having to break off tracking legal border crossings as the clock runs out on their eight-hour shift and no overtime is allowed reportedly due to sequestration.
Last week, federal agencies were rushing to complete their plans for managing with less money between now and the Sept. 30 end of the federal fiscal year. About half the cuts are coming from the Pentagon with the rest spread across the federal government.
Among them were the Department of Defense, which said it will furlough most of its 800,000 workers nationwide for 14 days starting in June, including around 30,000 at local Marine and Navy bases all reportedly due to yes sequestration.
However at the Whitehouse it was peace, love and sooooooul! As the President, whose opulent lifestyle is not affected by sequestration, hosted a Memphis Soul Performance at the White house last night featuring but not limited to such performers as the Reverend Al Green, Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, Alabama Shakes and Justin Timberlake. (White House April 9th 2013 Memphis Sound Performance)
It was a hand clapping, head nodding, head bobbing, sing-along good time for all in attendance. Donna Brazille was there, David Axelrod and even a David Petrasus look alike all jiving and grooving to the Memphis sound of Justin Timberlake’s rendition of Otis Reddings’ Sittin by the Dock of the Bay. (see 4:56min video)
If there is sequestration going on it ain’t in these parts right Mr. president? And if this is sequestration, well it sounds soooooo good!