That’s right, the total and complete disaster we face on March 1 will be the result of cutting a whopping $44 billion from the budget in one year. Warren Buffet’s estimated wealth? $46 billion.
Puts this stupid rounding error in perspective does it not? Number two on the Forbes 400 “richest people in America” is Warren Buffet, with $46 billion in wealth. Number one is Bill Gates, with $66 billion. Larry Ellison is number three with $41 billion. So just the top three have $153 billion in wealth. All we’d need to do is confiscate the money from three Americans and we can pay for all the stuff Obama threatens will go away and have more than $60 billion to spare.
Emergency responders like the ones who are here today — their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country. Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find childcare for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings.
Threat of these whopping cuts has supposedly stopped an aircraft carrier group in its tracks. On top of all that, we can save 800,000 Pentagon employees from being furloughed one day a week and loosing 20 percent of their pay.
The threats keep coming and the administration is whole-heartedly making these estimates up out of thin air. Don’t believe a word.