Camara Clifton Says Sequestration Is Nothing But High-Level Gamesmanship
Political Strategist with Clifton Network Partners, Camara Clifton joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today to discuss the effects of sequestration on the country. When asked if sequestration would effect healthcare and other programs as claimed by the Administration Clifton replied,
How many years have we been talking about this...since the President has been in office that everything for him is gamesmanship, propaganda and a spoof. Finally somebody on the GOP side has said it's time we get into a good volley with him.
In further describing the sequestration gamesmanship Clifton said,
We have a spending problem and we need to to take a very sharp pencil to our national budget and figure out we can really do. Instead of them actually doing the work of the people they keep volleying back and forth what they're going to get and who's way is going to prevail.
When we mentioned an e-mail to Charles Brown an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., who questioned "if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections. He was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.” Clifton said,
I think there's something going on in the liberal media in that they are becoming a little annoyed by the way they are being treated by the Propagandist-in-Chief. I think they are going to start revealing more of this type of thing.
Clifton had a lot more to say about sequestration, Congress and the President. You can hear the rest of her comments by listening to the interview: