Newt Gingrich proposes ‘people’s sequester’ where citizens pick the cuts; Posts first Vine

We’re with Newt Gingrich so far. It’s obvious that President Obama is actively trying to make the sequester, which even PolitiFact and NPR have had to admit was his idea in the first place, sound as painful as possible. ABC News yesterday released its list of “57 Terrible Consequences of the Sequester,” ranging from meat shortages to an increase in terrorism. But who decided on those cuts, and why did they do such a bad job of trimming the fat?

That too is not a bad idea. As Twitchy reported yesterday, plenty of people independently decided that a few thousand fewer TSA agents — or none at all — would be a sacrifice they could live with.

Or, we could lose a few paper shufflers and airport gropers. Anyone else have ideas for the people’s sequester?

Many were less concerned with Gingrich’s plan for a people’s sequester than they were stymied by his suggestion that the nation’s capital has high rise buildings in which to shuffle paper.

Oh well. Gingrich’s first attempt at a Vine posting fared better with the Twitter critics.

  • Jimni27

    They could start with Obamaphones and then everything in Tom Coburn’s waste book :)
    Rand Paul had a few ideas on Greta last night like millions for the study of goldfish and beef jerky. These are no brainers.

    • John (it true me am)

      Wait, they are wasting good beef jerky by studying something about it? Forget tax dollars, STOP WASTING BEEF JERKY STUPID GOVERNMENT. Now I need to go pick up some beef jerky.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Yes, beef jerky is fine, so stop studying it, you’ll mess it up!

    • Billie Slash

      Common! Michelle looks good in those Sasquatch commercials!!

  • ProfShadow

    I’m thinking … cut all political salaries by the sequester percentage.

  • Maxx

    My first job was delivering Sunday newspapers on a “banana seat” bike. Back in those days, those damn Sunday papers weighed about four-lbs each. A sack full of those papers strung around my neck had that bike listing 10-degrees port or starboard, depending on which side of my neck hurt the least. lol

    My point? There was this one house where I would sling that paper about 40-yards to avoid the dog that was usually waiting for me.

    Newt reminds me of that dog. Protecting the home front….attack mode 24-7.

    Gotta love him.

  • Krazy Kent

    1. Obamaphones
    2. S.N.A.P.
    3. Green Energy subsidies
    4. Unemployment
    5. Pay raises for members of Congress(sorry, Nancy….but you and your ILK squashed the dignity of those offices loooooooong ago)

    Ok, I got 5…..these alone would save a chunk.

  • Catchance

    U.S. Department of Education

  • GaryTheBrave

    Get rid of the czars and their staffs.

  • Peyton

    Republicans can’t let sequester go through. Sure the cuts would be great, but the dems and the media would blame everything that happened on the sequester cuts and Republicans. Food Poisoning, it was the cuts fault, terrorist attack, look at the cuts… They would use any incident to argue for bigger government, and that’s not what we need.

    • AMSilver

      And that would be different from what the dems and the media are doing now?

      • Peyton

        Now they are just saying it might happen. If they let it go through, every little thing that comes through will be sequesters fault.

  • Adela Wagner

    Is that shrimp still racing on that tiny treadmill?

  • Junie3

    Get rid of George Soros and his clown groups who write policies for Odumma.

  • Junie3

    Make Odrama put a twenty dollar bill toward the debt every time he lies.

    • TexSizzle

      He’d go broke in 15 minutes, if it took that long.

      • 1SkepticalChick

        Make it retroactive, it’ll go faster.

  • TexSizzle

    National Endowment for the Arts
    Public Broadcasting System
    National Public Radio
    Department of Education
    Department of Energy
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Environmental Protection Agency
    National Labor Relations Board
    all presidential staff in excess of twenty people (see what his priorities are)
    all First Lady staff in excess of four people
    all “czars”
    Federal Communications Commission
    US Department of Agriculture
    anything having to do with Obama”care”

    This would be a good start.

  • kim

    The PEOPLE already did this. It was called YOUCUT on Eric Cantor’s site. There are weeks full of programs we voted to cut. Use them to start

  • CatHerder

    Park Air Force One for a year

    Eliminate Congressional pensions

    Stop foreign adventuring

    Eliminate Homeland Security

    Privatize TSA

    Revamp military procurement

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    And instead of getting the message, most people focus on the high rise comment..And heaven forbid he take a drink of water during his vine. Stupid trolls

  • $27789750

    Reduced pensions and Cadillac health care for all federal employees and elected officials.

  • sqeptiq

    Foolishness. There’s no provision for referenda at the national level, nor should there be. We have representative government, not direct democracy.

  • BeeKaaay

    I think we need to have NOTA on the ballot now.