At Last, a New Theme for the Left: Blame the Sequester!


My fearless prediction:

In the coming months, the president, his cronies, and his servile press will blame everything from meteors to male pattern baldness on the “Sequester.” 

obama-finger-pointing-poster-300x200Frankly, I welcome the change.  Blaming Bush and Global Warming used to be funny, but after four years of that, it’s become rather tiresome.  With the Sequester, I look forward to a whole new genre of unintentional Leftist humor.

Reminder to the Left: The Sequester flag drops on March 1.  Have at it, comrades!

Just keep in mind that no matter where our vaunted Chief Executive actually does decide to cut, he will have been the one who chose to do so rather than reduce the budget for one or more of his 479 Federal departments and agencies.  The list appears below.  The waste and duplication in these outfits is the stuff of legends.  But rather than cut costs or staff there, he’s already promised we’ll see cuts in teachers, first responders, veterans’ benefits, school lunches, airport screeners, college loans, and the like.  What a swell guy … what a Man of the People!

Thanks in advance, Mr. President!


List of Federal Agencies and Departments, August, 2012 (source:

  1. •AbilityOne Commission
  2. •Access Board
  3. •Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  4. •Administration for Native Americans
  5. •Administration on Aging (AoA)
  6. •Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  7. •Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
  8. •Administrative Conference of the United States
  9. •Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  10. •Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  11. •African Development Foundation
  12. •Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  13. •Agency for International Development (USAID)
  14. •Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  15. •Agricultural Marketing Service
  16. •Agricultural Research Service
  17. •Agriculture Department
  18. •Air and Radiation Hotline
  19. •Air Force
  20. •Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)
  21. •Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau (Justice)
  22. •American Battle Monuments Commission
  23. •AmeriCorps Recruiting
  24. •AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
  25. •Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  26. •Antitrust Division
  27. •Appalachian Regional Commission
  28. •Architect of the Capitol
  29. •Archives (National Archives and Records Administration)
  30. •Arctic Research Commission
  31. •Armed Forces Retirement Home
  32. •Arms Control and International Security
  33. •Army
  34. •Army Corps of Engineers
  35. •Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
  36. •Atlantic Fleet Forces Command
  37. •Bankruptcy Courts
  38. •Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
  39. •Bonneville Power Administration
  40. •Botanic Garden
  41. •Broadcasting Board of Governors (Voice of America, Radio|TV Marti and more)
  42. •Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade (Treasury)
  43. •Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (Justice)
  44. •Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  45. •Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
  46. •Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
  47. •Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  48. •Bureau of Industry and Security
  49. •Bureau of International Labor Affairs
  50. •Bureau of Justice Statistics
  51. •Bureau of Labor Statistics
  52. •Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  53. •Bureau of Prisons
  54. •Bureau of Reclamation
  55. •Bureau of the Census
  56. •Bureau of the Engraving and Printing
  57. •Bureau of the Public Debt
  58. •Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  59. •Capitol Visitor Center
  60. •Census Bureau
  61. •Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
  62. •Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  63. •Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  64. •Central Command (CENTCOM)
  65. •Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  66. •Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
  67. •Chief Acquisition Officers Council
  68. •Chief Financial Officers Council
  69. •Chief Human Capital Officers Council
  70. •Chief Information Officers Council
  71. •Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
  72. •Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  73. •Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
  74. •Coast Guard
  75. •Commerce Department
  76. •Commission on Civil Rights
  77. •Commission on Fine Arts
  78. •Commission on International Religious Freedom
  79. •Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
  80. •Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
  81. •Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
  82. •Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  83. •Community Planning and Development
  84. •Compliance, Office of
  85. •Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT)
  86. •Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
  87. •Congressional Research Service
  88. •Constitution Center
  89. •Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  90. •Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  91. •Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  92. •Copyright Office
  93. •Corporation for National and Community Service
  94. •Corps of Engineers
  95. •Council of Economic Advisers
  96. •Council on Environmental Quality
  97. •Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  98. •Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  99. •Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  100. •Court of Federal Claims
  101. •Court of International Trade
  102. •Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
  103. •Customs and Border Protection
  104. •Defense Acquisition University
  105. •Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  106. •Defense Commissary Agency
  107. •Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
  108. •Defense Contract Management Agency
  109. •Department of Defense (DOD)
  110. •Defense Field Activities
  111. •Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)
  112. •Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  113. •Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  114. •Defense Legal Services Agency
  115. •Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  116. •Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
  117. •Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
  118. •Defense Security Service (DSS)
  119. •Defense Technical Information Center
  120. •Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  121. •Delaware River Basin Commission
  122. •Denali Commission
  123. •Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  124. •Department of Commerce (DOC)
  125. •Department of Defense Inspector General
  126. •Department of Education (ED)
  127. •Department of Energy (DOE)
  128. •Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  129. •Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  130. •Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  131. •Department of Justice (DOJ)
  132. •Department of Labor (DOL)
  133. •Department of State (DOS)
  134. •Department of the Interior (DOI)
  135. •Department of the Treasury
  136. •Department of Transportation (DOT)
  137. •Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  138. •Director of National Intelligence, Office of
  139. •Domestic Policy Council
  140. •Drug Enforcement Administration
  141. •Economic Adjustment Office
  142. •Economic Analysis, Bureau of
  143. •Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  144. •Economic Research Service
  145. •Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
  146. •Economics and Statistics Administration
  147. •Education Department
  148. •Election Assistance Commission
  149. •Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of
  150. •Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
  151. •Employment and Training Administration
  152. •Endangered Species Committee
  153. •Energy Department
  154. •Energy Information Administration
  155. •English Language Acquisition Office
  156. •Engraving and Printing, Bureau of
  157. •Environmental Management (Energy Department)
  158. •Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  159. •Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  160. •European Command
  161. •Executive Office for Immigration Review
  162. •Export-Import Bank of the United States
  163. •Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
  164. •Farm Credit Administration
  165. •Farm Service Agency
  166. •Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
  167. •Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  168. •Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  169. •Federal Bureau of Prisons
  170. •Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  171. •Federal Consulting Group
  172. •Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  173. •Federal Election Commission
  174. •Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  175. •Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  176. •Federal Executive Boards
  177. •Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
  178. •Federal Financing Bank
  179. •Federal Geographic Data Committee
  180. •Federal Highway Administration
  181. •Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
  182. •Federal Housing Finance Agency
  183. •Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
  184. •Federal Interagency Committee on Education
  185. •Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
  186. •Federal Judicial Center
  187. •Federal Labor Relations Authority
  188. •Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
  189. •Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  190. •Federal Library and Information Center Committee
  191. •Federal Maritime Commission
  192. •Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  193. •Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
  194. •Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  195. •Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
  196. •Federal Railroad Administration
  197. •Federal Reserve System
  198. •Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  199. •Federal Student Aid Information Center
  200. •Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  201. •Federal Transit Administration
  202. •Financial Management Service (Treasury Department)
  203. •Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, National Commission
  204. •Fish and Wildlife Service
  205. •Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  206. •Food Safety and Inspection Service
  207. •Foreign Agricultural Service
  208. •Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
  209. •Forest Service
  210. •Fossil Energy
  211. •Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
  212. •General Services Administration (GSA)
  213. •Geological Survey
  214. •Global Affairs (State Department)
  215. •Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  216. •Government Ethics, Office of
  217. •Government National Mortgage Association
  218. •Government Printing Office (GPO)
  219. •Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
  220. •Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
  221. •Health and Human Services Department
  222. •Health Resources and Services Administration
  223. •Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Office
  224. •Helsinki Commission (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe)
  225. •Holocaust Memorial Museum
  226. •Homeland Security Department
  227. •House Leadership Offices
  228. •House of Representatives
  229. •House of Representatives Committees
  230. •House Office of Inspector General
  231. •House Office of the Clerk
  232. •House Organizations, Commissions, and Task Forces
  233. •Housing Office (HUD)
  234. •Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission
  235. •Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  236. •Indian Affairs, Bureau of
  237. •Indian Arts and Crafts Board
  238. •Indian Health Service
  239. •Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  240. •Industry and Security, Bureau of
  241. •Information Resource Management College
  242. •Information Resources Center
  243. •Innovation and Improvement Office
  244. •Inspectors General
  245. •Institute of Education Sciences
  246. •Institute of Museum and Library Services
  247. •Institute of Peace
  248. •Inter-American Foundation
  249. •Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
  250. •Interagency Council on Homelessness
  251. •Interior Department
  252. •Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  253. •International Labor Affairs, Bureau of
  254. •International Trade Administration (ITA)
  255. •International Trade Commission
  256. •Interpol
  257. •James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
  258. •Japan-United States Friendship Commission
  259. •Job Corps
  260. •John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  261. •Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
  262. •Joint Chiefs of Staff
  263. •Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
  264. •Joint Fire Science Program
  265. •Joint Forces Command
  266. •Joint Forces Staff College
  267. •Joint Military Intelligence College
  268. •Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal
  269. •Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
  270. •Justice Department
  271. •Justice Programs, Office of
  272. •Justice Statistics, Bureau of
  273. •Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of
  274. •Labor Department (DOL)
  275. •Labor Statistics, Bureau of
  276. •Land Management, Bureau of
  277. •Legal Services Corporation
  278. •Library of Congress
  279. •Marine Corps
  280. •Marine Mammal Commission
  281. •Maritime Administration
  282. •Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
  283. •Marshals Service
  284. •Mediation and Concitiation Service, Office of
  285. •Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
  286. •Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
  287. •Merit Systems Protection Board
  288. •Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
  289. •Military Postal Service Agency
  290. •Millennium Challenge Corporation
  291. •Mine Safety and Health Administration
  292. •Minority Business Development Agency
  293. •Mint
  294. •Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  295. •Mississippi River Commission
  296. •Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
  297. •Multifamily Housing Office
  298. •National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  299. •National Agricultural Statistics Service
  300. •National AIDS Policy Office
  301. •National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  302. •National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
  303. •National Capital Planning Commission
  304. •National Cemetery Administration (NCA)
  305. •National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  306. •National Constitution Center
  307. •National Council on Disability (NCD)
  308. •National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of
  309. •National Credit Union Administration
  310. •National Defense University
  311. •National Drug Intelligence Center
  312. •National Economic Council
  313. •National Endowment for the Arts
  314. •National Endowment for the Humanities
  315. •National Gallery of Art
  316. •National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  317. •National Guard
  318. •National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  319. •National Indian Gaming Commission
  320. •National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  321. •National Institute of Justice
  322. •National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  323. •National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  324. •National Interagency Fire Center
  325. •National Labor Relations Board
  326. •National Laboratories (Energy Department)
  327. •National Marine Fisheries Service
  328. •National Mediation Board
  329. •National Nuclear Security Administration
  330. •National Ocean Service
  331. •National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  332. •National Park Foundation
  333. •National Park Service
  334. •National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
  335. •National Reconnaissance Office
  336. •National Science Foundation
  337. •National Security Agency (NSA)
  338. •National Security Council
  339. •National Technical Information Service
  340. •National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  341. •National Transportation Safety Board
  342. •National War College
  343. •National Weather Service (NOAA)
  344. •Natural Resources Conservation Service
  345. •Navy
  346. •Northern Command
  347. •Northwest Power Planning Council
  348. •Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
  349. •Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  350. •Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
  351. •Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  352. •Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  353. •Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education
  354. •Office of Compliance
  355. •Office of Disability Employment Policy
  356. •Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
  357. •Office of Government Ethics
  358. •Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  359. •Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  360. •Office of Mediation and Concitiation Service
  361. •Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
  362. •Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  363. •Office of Refugee Resettlement
  364. •Office of Science and Technology Policy
  365. •Office of Scientific and Technical Information
  366. •Office of Special Counsel
  367. •Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  368. •Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  369. •Office of the Pardon Attorney
  370. •Open World Leadership Center
  371. •Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  372. •Pacific Command
  373. •Pardon Attorney, Office of
  374. •Parole Commission (Justice Department)
  375. •Peace Corps
  376. •Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
  377. •Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  378. •Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  379. •Policy Development and Research
  380. •Political Affairs (State Department)
  381. •Postal Regulatory Commission
  382. •Postal Service
  383. •Power Administrations
  384. •President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  385. •Presidio Trust
  386. •Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
  387. •Public and Indian Housing
  388. •Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
  389. •Radio Free Asia (RFA)
  390. •Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
  391. •Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
  392. •Reclamation, Bureau of
  393. •Refugee Resettlement, Office of
  394. •Regulatory Information Service Center
  395. •Rehabilitation Services Administration (Education Department)
  396. •Research and Innovative Technology Administration
  397. •Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)
  398. •Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
  399. •Rural Development
  400. •Rural Housing Service
  401. •Rural Utilities Service
  402. •Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  403. •Science and Technology Policy, Office of
  404. •Science Office (Energy Department)
  405. •Scientific and Technical Information, Office of
  406. •Secret Service
  407. •Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  408. •Selective Service System (SSS)
  409. •Senate
  410. •Senate Committees
  411. •Senate Leadership
  412. •Senators on the Web
  413. •Small Business Administration (SBA)
  414. •Smithsonian Institution
  415. •Social Security Administration (SSA)
  416. •Social Security Advisory Board
  417. •Southeastern Power Administration
  418. •Southern Command
  419. •Southwestern Power Administration
  420. •Special Forces Operations Command
  421. •State Department
  422. •State Justice Institute
  423. •Stennis Center for Public Service
  424. •Strategic Command
  425. •Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  426. •Supreme Court of the United States
  427. •Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
  428. •Surface Transportation Board
  429. •Susquehanna River Basin Commission
  430. •Tax Court
  431. •Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
  432. •Tennessee Valley Authority
  433. •Trade and Development Agency
  434. •Transportation Command
  435. •Transportation Department
  436. •Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  437. •Transportation Statistics, Bureau of
  438. •Treasury Department
  439. •TRICARE Management
  440. •Trustee Program (Justice Department)
  441. •U.S. AbilityOne Commission
  442. •U.S. Access Board
  443. •U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  444. •U.S. Army
  445. •U.S. Botanic Garden
  446. •U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
  447. •U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  448. •U.S. Coast Guard
  449. •U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  450. •U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  451. •U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
  452. •U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  453. •U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  454. •U.S. International Trade Commission
  455. •U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  456. •U.S. Mission to the United Nations
  457. •U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol (Justice Department)
  458. •U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  459. •U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
  460. •U.S. Sentencing Commission
  461. •U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  462. •U.S. Trade Representative
  463. •Unified Combatant Commands (Defense Department)
  464. •Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  465. •United States Mint
  466. •Veterans Affairs Department (VA)
  467. •Veterans Benefits Administration
  468. •Veterans Day National Committee
  469. •Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
  470. •Vietnam Educational Foundation
  471. •Washington Headquarters Services
  472. •Weather Service
  473. •West Point (Army)
  474. •Western Area Power Administration
  475. •White House
  476. •White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
  477. •White House Office of Administration
  478. •Women’s Bureau (Labor Department)
  479. •Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars