The scare campaign that accompanies the “massive cuts” that sequestration will bring ramped up dramatically earlier this week but seemed to fizzle out quickly by the weekend. ABC News’ government agency-supplied list of 57 terrible things that will happen could have been the breaking point, seeing as ABC’s list was soon followed by the Washington Post’s story about the effects on animals at the National Zoo (they’ll be fine), followed by the Huffington Post’s photo feature of cute animals with “nothing to say” about the sequester.

With another week left before the cuts are scheduled to take effect, the White House and Congressional Democrats have only days to hype up the pain the sequester will bring. Always eager to help, the Twitterverse has compiled some additional items to add to the #SequestrationThreat list.

For the moment, President Obama is doing his best to maintain a brave face and carry on with life as usual.

  • Tangchung

    Congress bathroom toilet paper will be 1-ply

  • nc

    That voters believe this BS.
    The #SequestrationThreat that has me most terrified.

    • bluewaternavy

      Same here-proves that they really are low info voters…

  • Maxx

    Which #SequestrationThreat has you most terrified?

    Less clay pigeons available to shoot, aims instead at more Constitution.

  • Frank Drebin

    $100k per year First Dog walker replaced by a pork chop dangled from a treadmill

  • Frank Drebin

    24/7 live-in White House movie projectionist staff replaced by a Red Box

    • bluewaternavy

      No, a betamax 😉

  • peteee363

    wagu beef replaced with equestrian cuisine from the u.k.

  • peteee363

    joe biden will plant sod instead of hair plugs.

  • peteee363

    san fran nan will now have to return to her district on amtrack.

  • DwellsInFire

    I’m sure the savings from Obamacare will make up for the sequester. Ha,ha,ha.

  • peteee363

    john boehner will now have to cry in his water instead of beer.

  • peteee363

    richard windsor will switch to smoke signals instead of e-mail.

  • RightThinking1

    Big Bird will have to clean his own cage.

  • Steve_J

    That they will fold and not let the sequester happen,

  • ToyZebra

    The Hawaii governor says Pearl Harbor will be less secure. Perhaps those wily Japanese have just been pretending to be our friends for over sixty years and are going to try it again.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    FOr me, that the Liberals might derail even this miniscule effort.

  • scott

    Obama’s uncle forced to have deportation hearing finally, after over 25yrs of stalling, to get him finally to either buy a ticket home, or move him in with the pres. and get him off welfare.

    • CavalierX

      Sounds like a sitcom in the making.

  • SJ’s Dad

    Wait, so now I’m going to have to PAY someone to grope me at airport security?!?!?!

  • Jack Deth

    #SequestrationThreat: There will less Fluoride in our water, so:

    “We can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist
    indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist
    conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids!”

    (Apologies to Sterling Hayden’s General Jack D. Ripper)

  • Jim Denney

    Al Roker has to bring his own adult diapers to the WH when picking up talking points.

  • CatHerder

    Air Force One converted to ethanol.

  • Adi

    -no more Hollywood subsidies for Argo 2 and Cher’s botox.
    -Michelle Obama need to cut 7 out of 52 secret service detail when vacationing.
    -The Obama Self-Biography not available on blu-ray anymore

  • ThomasL

    There are no cuts. The government will still spend more than last year. The amount of the increase in spending is reduced 2.4%. This is an Obama manufactured crisis that is not a crisis. Besides, if Obama and the Democrats in the Senate weren’t afraid to go on record and submit a budget, this would have been resolved a long time ago. Liberals don’t want to let the country know they have no plans to rein in spending stop the mushrooming debt from growing. The had better makes the cuts or the U. S. becomes like Greece. One more thing, Obama is on record for having invented the sequester he is trying to disown.

  • CavalierX

    The thought that people will swallow the fear-mongering “scarequester” BS without question is what scares me.

  • lainer51

    getting rid of ObamaPhones, used by losers, that I AM PAYING FOR …. oh wait, that will never happen…. sorry, I had a “senior” moment, before becoming a senior.

  • sunshineconnie

    They will figure out how to do with less and demand we give more so we have less.