— all of the above
If the DoT is forced thru the sequester [kinda like a sieve] it will lose 0.012% of its $$$. That’s $1B out of $79B.
They say that means they cannot fund the currently funded TSA feel-coppers. Because PANIC. Also Rethuglicannnz.
Republicans point out that last summer they passed two bills that would substitute targeted cuts for the sequester. Despite GOP scare talk, the Senate Democrats refused to take up the bills because they did things like tightening food-stamp eligibility instead of hiking taxes. The GOP, which finally agreed to raise taxes on the rich in January to retain low Bush-era tax rates for everyone else, said that it won’t raise taxes again — that it’s time to cut spending. With no hint of irony, White House spokesman Jay Carney complained Friday that it was hard for Democrats to compromise with an opposition that refuses to bend an inch.
That article is titled Obama’s Rocky Horror Show.
Gentlemen: start your PS.