Thursday, March 7, 2013


On CBS’ ‘“Face the Nation,” Sunday, March 3, 2013, Education Secretary Arne Duncan stated that teachers are “getting pink slips” because of sequestration.

He said, "There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can't come back this fall."

When he discovered that his lie wasn’t flying straight, he began to back-track saying, “Most haven’t happened yet,” but that he knew of a West Virginia school district in Kanawha County that had “issued notices.”

Upon further questioning, , Arne Duncan back-tracked a little more, saying, “Whether it’s all sequester related, I don’t know…” He also revealed mostly Title I teachers and Head Start teachers were involved and that it was a matter of operational funding being cut.

He also stated that they were the ones being let go, “getting pink slips now.”

It turns out that about 104 employees of the Kanawha County were getting transfer notices, not pink slips and that it had nothing to do with sequestration, that according to the director of Title I for the school district. She stated that only five or six jobs would go by the wayside, and that they would have been eliminated anyway, and was not related to sequestration.

Washington Post’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote. "Duncan's scare story about teacher layoffs -- right now, at this moment -- was apparently too good to check," The newspaper gave Duncan “four pinocchios” for accuracy.

Why do liberals and MSM give members of the Obama Administration (and Obama, himself) a pass when they flat out-and-out lie?

How are we supposed to know which of their statements are true and which are lies? When are we supposed to trust them and when are we supposed to doubt them?

Read more HERE.


Craig said...

Joe, I agree with you. There is no reason for Duncan to over-hype or lie about teacher layoffs. There wasn't pink slips going out. The fact is, jobs will be lost. 700,000 according to CBO and some of those will be teachers. It will reduce economic growth by a half %. It won't reduce the deficit due to lost revenue.

In a time of weak economic growth and high unemployment, the sequester is idiotic. Duncan shouldn't have and didn't need to lie about it.

Why do liberals and MSM give members of the Obama Administration (and Obama, himself) a pass when they flat out-and-out lie?

It's been all over the MSM.

How are we supposed to know which of their statements are true and which are lies?

Exactly. It's a shame you don't hold your side to the same standard.

Joe said...

Craig: " It's a shame you don't hold your side to the same standard."

Actually, I do. When I hear one of them lie, I call them out.

But it has to be a real lie and not just a figment of some liberal's imagination or agenda.

Fredd said...


Arne is not talking to you or me. He's lying to the low information voters.

I think they know the rest of us (the minority, sadly) are savvy to their B.S., but they frankly don't's not important that the minority is served at all by this regime.

That should be abundantly clear to us in the minority by now.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Obama and his toadies all talk about the lack of money and why we have to cut valuable jobs, etc. Meanwhile Obama takes another golf outing or other vacation time which costs the taxpayers millions of dollars, they send millions more overseas to the Muslim Brotherhood, and you know they won't cut the $487+ million annual payment to Planned Parenthood!

Always On Watch said...

Most recent politicians have lied, I guess.

But the Obama administration takes the prize for mendacity.

What gets to me is that I hear some of my conservative friends, particularly those not well informed about politics, blathering about how bad all these cuts are. Oh, these friends I'm speaking of claim that they support cuts, but, clearly, not any cuts that might affect them directly.

Ever since FDR, people have been more and more dependent upon the Nanny State. But they don't even recognize that they ARE indeed dependent upon so many government programs and interference.

Ducky's here said...

Actually, I do. When I hear one of them lie, I call them out.

Hard to tell from your blog, Joe.

Ian said...

The thing that I'd like to know is why isn´t anyone holding him accountable? If producing a budget is a law and not just a suggestion, why aren´t the proper authorities forcing his hand? If nothing is done, he is getting away with flaunting the law because he can. I thought in this country no one was above the law. Apparently that does not apply to the boy king.
Stunts like closing White House tours while the White House keeps 3 Calligraphers on staff earning close to 300K a year.
Or how about the White House tour director receiving $30,000 in raises in the last 4 years.
Strange how today the only cuts they lay claim to are medicaid when during the entire campaign there would never be any cuts to medicaid. I judge a man based on reality. Today's reality sucks. Therefore, the president sucks. This isn't rocket surgery.

Not only does Obozo ignore the laws of the the land, he ignores the unwritten but understood laws of economics. To do economically what is is doing to this country is going to eventually cause a huge drop in the economy of this entire country and as a result every one that lives in it. Including those progressive Imbicles who adore the idiot.

Ducky's here said...

@Glenn --- they send millions more overseas to the Muslim Brotherhood
Wrong as usual. Let me help you understand.

Exceptionally short sighted. This is about Israel and making sure those welfare queens have what they want.

In order to do that we need to pass out a few bribes. That should be obvious even in the low information ultra religious far right sand box.

This is just the cost of doing business so we can maintain a valuable (LMAO) ally such as Israel.

Ducky's here said...

Ian, calligraphy is a necessary diplomatic function.
I've studied calligraphy in Saudi Arabia and I can tell you it is difficult and requires extensive training.
The White House artists are not overpaid and you are merely huffy because they have skills worth more in the market than your own.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

You are a liberal fool and an Islamic pawn. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group. Israel is the only democracy over there.

If you love Islam so much, perhaps you should go some place where they are in charge and learn to love sharia law.

your ignorance is astounding.

Ducky's here said...

Glenn, I believe you meant me, not Joe.

You didn't address my point.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

JOE!!! Sorry about that.

Yes, I meant Ducky is the liberal fool and pawn of Islam.

I have no idea what your point was except to denigrate Israel with liberal propaganda and no idea of history.

Joe said...

Fredd: "the rest of us (the minority, sadly) are savvy to their B.S..."

They don't care about anything except changing America from a Constitutional Republic into something else..."Fundamentally transforming..."

GEC: Planned Parenthood is the poster child for the amoral left.

AOE: "...the Obama administration takes the prize for mendacity."

Isn't that the truth!

Ducky: Try to stop impersonating me, will you please?

GEC: I knew it right off the bat. Sweat it not.