Re: Spred the fear
posted at 3/6/2013 10:02 AM EST
White House caught in another lie:
âYou know, those Capitol janitors will not get as much overtime. Iâm sure they think less pay, that theyâre taking home, does hurt.â
â Gene Sperling, director of the White House economic council, on ABC Newsâ âThis Week,â March 3, 2013
âOn the issue of the janitors, if you work for an hourly wage and you earn overtime, and you depend on that overtime to make ends meet, it is simply a fact that a reduction in overtime is a reduction in your pay.â
â White House spokesman Jay Carney, news briefing, March 4
At a news conference last Friday, President Obama claimed that, âstarting tomorrow,â the âfolks cleaning the floors at the Capitolâ had âjust got a pay cutâ because of the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester.
The president very quickly earned Four Pinocchios for that statement, especially after senior officials at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), the federal agency that employ janitors on the House side, and the office of the Sergeant at Arms (SAA), which employs janitors on the Senate side, issued statements saying the presidentâs comments were not true.