Crying wolf one too many times? A long, long time ago the United States Congress had to deal with what was referred to as a “Fiscal Cliff.” If we went over the cliff, it would be disastrous for the United States and the world. To solve the problem, Congress changed the rules. What makes you think the congress-critters won’t just change the rules again when it comes to the sequester cuts?
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I really can’t take any of this seriously anymore. President Obama said he would veto any effort to get around the automatic spending cuts. They changed the rules in early January and the president did not complain. My guess is they will change the rules again and the president won’t do a damn thing about it, because he does not want to lead, rather muster along blaming everything and anything, on anyone else he can see.
Before you watch this next video, remember, the goal was supposed to reduce the deficit, but Obama does not care about the deficit. They had to reduce the deficit or the automatic cuts would kick it.
Remember, this idea came directly from the Executive Office … this was Obama’s idea and the White House agreed it was his idea.
This is not a Democrat or Republican problem, we brought on this problem ourselves by allowing the federal government to grow and expand well-beyond its constitutional limits.
Update: Sometimes Ed Morrissey and I happen to be writing about the same topic with the same slant at the same time. I’ve had dinner with him and his wife once, so it’s not like we really know each other all that well … but we certainly think alike.
Steve Gilbert at Sweetness & Light also mentioning Obama’s now expired position from 2011.