The ridiculousness of sequestration
July 25, 2013We all know that the evil Republicans are supposed to be responsible for the damages that sequestration has wrought on the Republic.
First, it was responsible for keeping little children from being able to visit the White House because the Secret Service's budget was cut and so the burly agents couldn't guarantee the safety of members of the public visiting the "People's House."
Now, we learn that Sequestration is responsible for getting rid of dozens of military air shows all over the country, including the Miramar Air Show in the fall. There will be a show, but it will consist of mainly civilian aircraft. Isn't it funny how the things that any kind of government, whether federal, state or local, cuts are always things that are popular with the public?
What a BIG joke!
Sequestration is not cutting any department's budget. Not really. At its worst it is returning the federal budget to 2009 levels, which was actually a year of very high spending.
So, when President Obama and the rest of the liberals in Congress howl about how "real people" are being affected by the sequester cuts, what they are actually saying is that the federal government cannot survive if it's spending is cut even by a percentage point or two.
You and I have had to deal with cuts to our salaries, or cuts imposed by having new expenditures that forced us to budget ourselves leaner, and we have always dealt with it. The federal government—not so much.
If it is IMPOSSIBLE to cut the federal budget even a tiny amount, then we are in dire straits indeed.