First, He tried to scare us into tax increases before March 1, because our world would come to a halt if we didn't fold. [Corrected date.]
The Republican House passed bills allowing Obama to move money around to lessen the impact then, but the Democrats fought tooth and nail. They wanted us to feel the pain. The first strike: who noticed?
This week the second strike: The FAA furloughs (one day off out of ten) hurt so much that Democrats in Congress allowed the FAA to move money and end the fight delays. And they didn't get anything in exchange. They are scrambling.
Guy Benson at Townhall
Benson has a choice quote from Obama's hometown Chicago Tribune:
We're less certain, though, that this hostage-taking will cut the way the White House expects: The scheme relies on citizens being — how to put this delicately? — stupid enough to think that the Federal Aviation Administration can't find a more flier-friendly way to save $600 million.
PS: Remember the sequester was Obama's idea in the first place. Even his puppet Jay Carney admitted it.
Added: Rep Bill Shuster, R-PA, says the FAA had the flexibility to do this funding shifting before, but refused to do it. Congress had to force Obama's FAA to cut less important and less visible spending. Fox News