Sequestration: A Disaster of Biblical Proportions

If you have been listening to President Obama and Democrats this is what you’ve been hearing about today’s anticipated budget sequestration:

They got the mass hysteria part correct. Here, thanks to Twitter and @kesgardner is a chart based on Congressional Budget Office numbers.  I don’t know the creator so if you do please tell me.

Sequester Cuts Forecast

Sequester Cuts Forecast

If you can find a reason for mass hysteria in this I’m interested in knowing where. The Wall Street Journal took a serious look at the sequestration issue in a Feb 27th article titled “The Sequester Revelation” available here: -The Sequester Revelation-

The author concludes by saying:  “Neither the legal details of the sequester nor the practical work of reforming government are as interesting to the media as Mr. Obama’s invocations of plagues and pestilence. The real revelation is that if the world does end, it will be Mr. Obama’s choice.

What is truly obnoxious about the sequestration story is the journalistic malpractice of the news media that serves to conspire with the Obama Administration to mislead the American public. Take another look at the above graph. There are no cuts! The whole debate is a fraud. There have never been real cuts, even during Reagan, only changes in the rate of growth. Today, almost every media story is a lie or spin to promote Barack Obama and denigrate Republicans. But what’s new? Here’s the debate in context:

The bottom line is that the real Armageddon facing us is a wildly out-of-control growth of Federal spending and power  that will swallow all economic activity in the next decade or two and make the lives of our children and grandchildren a living Hell. The Federal Government alone absorbs 25% of all economic activity. Adding in another 20% to 25% absorbed by the States and we have a situation where half of your working life is spent supporting government at all levels. Moreover, your burden is getting worse, heavier by the year.

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2 Responses to “Sequestration: A Disaster of Biblical Proportions”

  1. Shanna Carson Says:

    We need a freeze of governement expenses. We should only continue with essential spending. After all, if it’s not absolutely necessary, why are we spending money on it? Our children are getting further in debt before they are even born…

  2. peaceloveandfreemarkets Says:

    exactly on the money…. you and Harold Ramis!

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