To the Editor:
The sequestration protest outside the main gate this week showed the true character of the American Federation of Government Employees union mindset; blame the Republicans.
There were signs calling to put Representative John Carter on unemployment, but none suggesting the same treatment for Democrats who supported the Budget Control Act of 2011.
And it would not have become law without the signature of our Democrat president.
The president now blames the Republicans for the “draconian measures” required in the sequester, but if it was such a bad idea to begin with why did he sign it into law in the first place?
Leaked emails have already shown that it is the administration’s intent to make cuts that will cause the most pain in hopes of causing outrage and then pass the blame on to the opposition party.
Apparently there are not enough funds to allow for continued public tours of the White House for anybody other than major campaign donors but there are enough available to continue funding studies to determine why lesbians tend to be overweight and drink excessively.
There is not enough money to continue tuition assistance for our soldiers, but there is enough money to give education aid to Pakistan.
Food inspectors are to be furloughed while the government continues a food stamp information program in Mexico.
All budgets have areas that can and should be trimmed. It is time to prioritize where cuts need to be made for efficiency, not to score political points.