How Sequester Is Exposing Big Government’s Big Lie

How Sequester Is Exposing Big Government’s Big Lie

liesHere’s the “good news” buried in the sequester showdown: The Big Lie of Big Government is about to be exposed — if members of Congress will stand strong and not be bullied by Obama.

Despite the President’s posturing to the contrary, the entire sequester “crisis” is a fabrication of Obama himself. The idea originated in the White House (Bob Woodward is paying the price for exposing that truth). It is designed to force us to accept even higher taxes and more government spending. The Obama team never imagined that Republicans would call his bluff. And now, his whole scheme threatens to expose Big Government’s Big Lie.

What is that BIG LIE? Simply this: The LEFT’S BIG LIE is that any cutbacks to BIG GOVERNMENT will cause severe economic hardship to be unleashed on our nation. But it’s a lie! 

Charles Krauthammer eloquently explained this truth in his article today. If the sky doesn’t fall with a modest cutback in government spending, Krauthammer says “people might get the idea that we can shrink government, and live on.” Thus, if the sky DOESN’T fall with a 2% cut in government spending, then the BIG LIE of BIG GOVERNMENT will be exposed. That’s why Obama’s far-left “Organizing For Action” activist group sent this message out to their tens of millions of followers yesterday:

On the chopping block are 10,000 teaching jobs, more than 70,000 kids’ spots in Head Start, $35 million for local fire departments, $43 million to make sure seniors don’t go hungry, and access to nutrition assistance for 600,000 women and their families.

And that’s why OFA sent another message immediately after the speech urging their followers to lobby Congress. Obama and the Left WANT sequester. They want the threat of school teachers and firemen and air traffic controllers losing their jobs because it creates an underlying fear of any cutbacks in government. If government spending is cut, the sky will fall!

We can recognize that with Obama, it’s always poker. And it’s time to call his bluff. As Krauthammer points out, we have an example from very recent history that it is possible to survive a two-percent cut. In January, Obama and Congress forced upon the American people a 2 percent tax increase.  It hurt but we survived. Government can survive a two percent cut as well. Which means that Obama has handed us a grand opportunity: we can call his bluff and the nation can learn that we can, in fact, survive government cuts.

Plus, if Obama and the “sky is falling” alarmists are correct that a two percent cut in government spending will cause widespread economic hardship, it only proves the point that government spending is totally out of control. Liberty News’ Norvell Rose makes this point very well in an exclusive called “The Sequester Is Falling!”

If you would like to add your voice to tens of thousands who are rejecting Big Government Alarmism and another blatant attempt to raise our taxes and increase the size of government, sign the “No New Taxes” petition.



Steve Elliott is a husband, father, author and co-founder of Grassfire. Steve launched the concept of Grassfire in 2000 and today heads up one the nation’s largest, and fastest growing online grassroots citizen action networks with more than one million active team members, an affiliated news website ( and a social action network ( A guest on dozens of radio and television programs, Steve has appeared on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity, CNN, CNBC, Alan Colmes, Mike Gallagher, Glenn Beck and Janet Parshall. He is the author of The Grassfire Effect: How One Small Spark Can Change Your World (2005: Broadman & Holman) that outlines a fundamental principle of individual and organizational growth. A graduate of Regent University (M.A. Public Policy), Steve is also the author of 21 Supreme Court Issues Facing America (2006), The Book On Obama (2012) and Thriving In Exile (2012).