Friday, March 1, 2013

More on the Sequestration

As Charles Krauthammer points out in this great article, the government now spends twice as much as it did in Bill Clinton's last year, with 35 cents of every dollar spent borrowed mostly from China.  Reducing two of those borrowed cents from our budget is presented by Obama and his Democratic Party legislators as "drastic" and "eviscerating" and "harsh" and "harmful" and "catastrophic".

Seriously, ask any business owner if they've ever had to trim expenses by 2% and see if they would describe those cuts in any of those terms.

The worst (and funniest, and most ridiculous) comment about the situation was spoken by Maxine Waters (D-CA): "“We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these job losses — over 170 million jobs that could be lost".  Never mind that there are only about 145 million jobs in all of the United States.

Such is the exaggerated rhetoric coming from the Democrats.

Again as Krauthammer points out, the bad part is that Obama wants to make these minuscule cuts as painful for the American people as possible, so he can paint the Republicans in a bad light.
"Are they threatening to pare back consultants, conferences, travel and other nonessential fluff? Hardly. It shall be air-traffic control. Meat inspection. Weather forecasting."
Like I said the other day, it makes me sick.

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