The average person might think that sequestration could result in higher unemployment. Not quite, the Obama Administration is now saying. If sequestration goes into effect, President Obama promises that Americans will see an increase in illegal immigration, whooping cough, Hepatitis B for children, and even terrorism.
It's amazing to sit down and think that President Bush was accused of fear-mongering in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, and having cronies of the President, like Janet Napolitano, saying things like this: terrorist attacks are "always a threat. We do what we can to minimize the risk, but the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough."
Federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from detention centers around the country in recent days in a highly unusual effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday.Unsurprisingly, MSNBC is receiving its marching orders from the Administration. They, citing "stern warnings" from the White House, explain that children will be almost dying in the streets should sequestration stick around:
There would also be a decrease in grants to fight and treat substance abuse, and a decrease in the number of HIV tests (49,300 in California). There’d also be cuts to vaccines, including measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, tetanus and Hepatitis B for children. Again, the hardest hit state would be California ($1.1 million in spending cuts, which results in 15,810 less vaccines), followed by Texas, Florida and New York. In battleground Ohio, 5,040 fewer children would receive vaccines.Apparently, the world will soon be coming to an end should sequestration be put into effect. Oddly enough, the man who created it and is now supposedly against it, seems eager to get this hardship underway.