SequesterUPDATE: Maryland’s Dan Bongino, today observed that DC-area airports have exempted themselves from the below-mentioned Sequester cuts! This coming on the heels of today’s announcement that some in Congress are looking to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare. How does one describe such people?

April 25, 2013 A picture is worth a thousand words. The FAA made news this weekend as hundreds of flights were delayed due to cuts in air traffic controller hours, supposedly as a result of the Sequester. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood claimed that “We looked everywhere possible to avoid the kind of furloughs that are now taking place.” Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney added:

The fact is Congress had an opportunity, but Republicans made a choice. We made it clear that there would be these kinds of negative effects if Congress failed to take reasonable action to avert the sequester…

They are simply lying. There is no other way to describe it. The accompanying chart, courtesy Phil Kerpen, shows that the FAA has a larger budget now, after the sequester, than the President requested for 2013.

This President is willing to put lives at risk and maximize inconvenience for travelers in a blatant effort to tar Republicans. It is a game of “I win, you lose,” designed to improve the prospects for Democrats in 2014. If Republicans stand tall and don’t give in to these tactics, Obama and his minions engage in…

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