In words very reminiscent of earlier complaints by our own Republican Insider, Governor Nikki Haley made clear her disgust over an uncaring and arrogant Barack Obama, a seemingly inept Republican House leadership, and intentionally complicit Senate Democrats who are all responsible for the current sequestration fiasco playing out in Washington D.C.
“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said.
EXCERPT (via Hot Air)
Haley, GOP governors blast Obama after sequester meeting
Barack Obama apparently hoped that a private meeting with GOP governors would help push House Republicans to compromise on the sequester. The meeting backfired in that regard, at least partially. The private meeting so incensed Nikki Haley that she could barely contain herself afterward at the US Chamber of Commerce afterward, and while she expressed frustration with both sides, she delivered a withering shot at Obama for refusing to make even slight cuts in federal spending:
“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”
“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”
She didn’t spare House Republicans, either, or Senate Democrats for that matter, for taking a week off while this issue sat on the table:
“There is no leadership. There is no confidence. There is nothing that shows us that they actually care about what they’re doing,” Haley said. “What they’re doing is playing games, and we as the taxpayers are having to cover for their games. We’re not going to do it anymore.”
Haley also noted that “no one should be going home. No one should be playing golf. No one should be taking vacations.” LINK