Don’t let the big campaign on sequestration dissolve your nerve. By doing nothing you are doing good! The biggest problem that Obama sees out there with sequestration is that no one will notice the affects.
Right now in the news they are listing all the millions that will be cut. It sounds devastating. Horrible. The children…..!
f you want a clue as to what some sequester opponents fear the most, though, check out what health care lobbyist Emily Holubowich, who represents 3,000 nonprofits opposed to the sequester, told The Washington Post on Saturday: “The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2,” she said. “The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.”
[ht Maggie’s Farm]
I think the sequester was the best idea of Obama’s ever! Hold fast! He is now working in campaign mode rather than working to create a workable budget. He is now just begging Republicans to bend “just a little” and increase taxes. Hold fast!
This isn’t even a real cut. It’s a cut in planned future spending. Hold fast.
In other words this isn’t even really a cut – “devastating” or otherwise – it’s a modest growth rate reduction following years of unnecessary, embarrassing and unsustainable excesses.
Where the sequester debate deviates from the norm is in its dramatis personae. Unlike prior spending debates, the sequester features Republicans attempting to shift the onus for cutting government onto Obama. U.S. Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly referenced “the president’s sequester” while decrying its “harmful cuts.”
You can do it. And then when the world doesn’t end, you can try some real spending cuts. Let’s start talking about tarts instead of pies, eh? ht protein wisdom