Wasn’t it Chicken Little who ran around screaming “The sky is falling, the sky is falling?” Or was that Obama? I am referring to the most recent crisis de jour coming out of the White House, the sequester.
have been treated to a litany of dire predictions preceding the
sequester. We would have to close down our airports, thousands of
teachers would have to be laid off, and we would have to empty our jails
because we could not support the prisoners. They have already started
releasing imprisoned illegal aliens. They intend to release 5000 over a
one month period. National parks would have to close. Etc., etc. Blah,
of course, the problems as described by the President were all lies.
Why should we be surprised by that? We have been lied to for several
years by this administration. Since those lies didn’t work to cause
Congress to act to prevent the sequester, plan B now goes into effect.
That is to blame the Republicans in Congress for the cuts caused by this
sequester. Never mind that this time the sequester was Obama’s idea in
the first place or that he is on record saying that if the Congress
tried in any way to change it, he would veto that effort. All of which
has been reported by big time liberal reporter Bob Woodward, the author
of Nixon’s downfall, who incidentally has been threatened by the White
House for reporting these facts.
is really going on here? I think Obama never believed it would come to
this. He thought Congress would step in and stop the automatic cuts.
Really, he never wanted to cut anything. He just wants to spend and
unless Congress approves tax increases, that cannot happen. President
Chicken Little can scream all he wants but it is the Congress that has
the power to raise taxes.
us understand what the sequester is all about. This act requires
government agencies to reduce their budgetary expectation by 2.4%. They
are not expected to cut their existing budget, just to reduce their
increase by a mere 2.4%. All of the fear mongering about this issue is
just moronic silliness.
Republicans should embrace these cuts, not run from them. This could be
the start of some real reduction in the runaway spending in Washington.
Obama seems to think if he can blame someone else, the Republicans in
Congress, for these minor cuts, he might be able to retake the House in
the next election. He should instead take a look at the most recent poll
which says 83% of those polled believe Washington has a spending
problem, not a revenue problem. This could easily be a winning position
is a clear reality. This country cannot continue to spend the way it
has in the past. It is just not sustainable. The Congress should now
take advantage of the puny start this act has given them and get busy
and show a little backbone. Today it is pennies. Tomorrow it could be
true cuts and real savings.
have decided not to be guided for future decisions by what politicians
say. I choose not to believe this President because he has a history of
lies that cannot be denied. Let’s face it, he and the other politicians
have all earned our skepticism. No, my future decisions will all based
on what the financial markets have to say. If the stock market likes it,
I like it.
the stock market is saying the sky's not falling. We need these cuts.
We need the sequester. We just hit a new all time high on the Dow Jones
Average. Now that’s a message I can believe.
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