Sequestration’s “armegedon”

We’ve posted on the “parade of horribles” the President claims will occur if his sequestration idea isn’t reversed by Congress.  Let me add some more facts.

Our expenditures for 2012 were $3.538 trillion.  Between now and the end of the 2013 fiscal year (September 30, 2013), sequestration would cut some $22 billion from domestic spending.  Does anyone think we would collapse if our 2013 spending were “only” $3.516 trillion?

Here is your perspective.  In 2007, a mere 5 years ago, our expenditures were $2.729 trillion and, in 2008, a mere 4 years ago, our expenditures were $2.983 trillion. 

Does anyone remember dark airport control towers then, or closed bathrooms in national parks then, or federal prosecutors letting criminals on the street then, or the absence of teachers and first responders then?  I don’t.

On to my second point. 

Is this President’s administration so inept that it cannot locate even $22 billion of domestic spending waste, fraud and abuse between March 1 and September 30?  Let me help…

Let me assure you of one more thing, although I hate to say it.  When sequestration occurs, you will not see the President, as a leader, touting his administration’s ability to cope with it through the most obvious and least impactful means. 

What you will see are the optics of a “government collapse”. Not because it is needed, but because the President can.

 

7 replies
    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      My guess is that he couldn’t possibly care any less that we don’t believe him- as long as enough people are brainwashed into worshiping him as some sort of savior or messiah he can be open in his contempt for what the rest of us value and continue to deepen the hole the next generation will be finding itself in.? The sequester is nothing more than fear mongering- something demagogues like Treasodent Obama are very good at.

  1. JBS
    JBS says:

    I hope the antics of this president don’t translate into violent confrontations in the cities. Food riots, ethnic groups battling each other and rival groups for food and supplies, gasoline, heating oil — it could degenerate if this clown isn’t . . . what am I saying?
    ?
    This is what Obama wants!
    ?
    Chaos. Riots. Racial unrest.
    ?
    He has to solidify his control on the nation to achieve his fundamental changes.

  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Well, I do think that the president has used hateful and divisive comments about the 49% who did not vote for him. Why would he think that there will be any kind of compromise after he has ?constantly condemned us? How sad that a president has totally ignored the oath of office that he took in January.

  3. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    When so much fear is being promoted by both parties concerning a “contingency” plan that preserves 90% of the planned spending increases then it should be pretty obvious that neither party actually intends to do the slightest thing about the deficit- which basically tells me that they are deliberately bankrupting the country.? The debate seeks to instill terror over “dire consequences” resulting from slightly less irresponsible spending.

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