Uncommon Sense

February 22, 2013

The Sequester Blame Game: Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:07 pm
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The GOP is trying to make the case that the Democrats, and President Obama specifically, are to blame for any damage to the economy done by the Sequester.

Duh! Large indiscriminant cuts are being made to government spending. Who do you think is in favor of such things?

A. Republicans
B. Democrats

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

February 21, 2013

Moronic Government (With Apologies to Morons)

A while back, Congress decided to create a Super Committee to deal with the “debt problem.” To make sure that the Super Committee did something, the bill authorizing the formation of the committee included mandatory spending cuts, a sequestration, falling on programs both Republicans and Democrats hold dear.

The result? The Committee failed and we are now looking down the barrel of the gun of the sequester. Large cuts in government spending will take place automatically (and almost indiscriminately) quite possibly launching another economic recession, almost certainly taking the wind out of the sails of the recovery.

So, a hypothetical problem (the “debt problem”) fostered a hypothetical solution that created a much worse problem. Sounds like something Congress would do.

Again, I can offer a simple solution. The sequester was a goad to get the committee to work. The committee didn’t work. So, repeal the whole thing. The repeal of a bill is a one sentence bill. Heck, even I can write it. It would take 15 minutes in both houses of Congress to vote on it, end of made up problem.

Sheesh! What a bunch of morons.

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