NPR Falsely Claims GOP Invented Sequestration

Ahead of the President’s State of the Union speech, taxpayer funded National Public Radio (NPR) tried to help the White House push the false notion that the sequestration budget cut policy was conceived by the Republicans. In truth, it was initiated by Obama and pushed by the Democrat Party.

In order to advertise its coverage, NPR tweeted that sequestration was a “Republican invention.”

“Though A Republican Invention, Obama Could Get Blamed For Sequester… With the deadline approaching for automatic spending cuts, Republicans in Congress are pushing hard to rebrand the cuts that were agreed to as part of the debt-ceiling agreement of 2011,” NPR claimed.

But, the truth is something other than what NPR promulgated. The fact is, sequestration was invented by President Obama and pushed by Harry Reid and House Democrats, not Republicans. It is certainly true that the GOP agreed to the plan, but they did not “invent” sequestration.

Even often left-leaning “fact checker” PolitiFact noted that Obama was the one that invented the sequestration budget conceit and rated “mostly false” any claim to the contrary.

“Obama can’t rightly say the sequester isn’t his,” PolitiFact concluded.

Fortunately, many good folks on Twitter didn’t let NPR get away with its less than factual reportage.


Posted by on February 14, 2013.
Filed under Big government, Congress, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Economics, Liberals, Media.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at."The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • jim_m

    All the left has is lies. When their policies fail they never take responsibility they always blame someone or something else. Like obama with his endless excuses of why the economy still sucks.

  • herddog505

    Well, why not? After all, Bush invented Fast and Furious. Bush created the deficits. Republicans are responsible – SOLELY responsible – for the housing meltdown. Barry, on the other hand, has devised common-sense, balanced programs that have reduced the deficit. He also increased the chocolate ration from 30g to 20g, and he invented the airplane.

    Tune in next year to see that he invented the steam engine, too.

  • Wild_Willie

    The first three words says it all. Every time. ww

  • Rodney G. Graves

    Non Pertinent Radio

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Which party wants to defund NPR? Which party does NPR want to win elections? What do you expect? It’s good to catalog the lies, though.

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