It ain’t the donkey that cut the money out of the budget. Look for the elephant.
What a bunch of hypocrites. The RWNJs wanted austerity and now they blame us.
Why would Republicans complain anyway? This is what they wanted. Now they have to explain it to their constituents and guess what … the constituents only want to cut OTHER peoples’ spending.
And they blame the other party when people see the useful things that government provides (however imperfectly).
Who saw THAT coming?!
I’ll take the pain now, please.Spare my grandchildren later.Seems the honorable thing to do.Where I part with the Tea Party:
I’ll agree to tax increases IF & ONLY IF spending has ALREADY (current spending, not future) been cut by the same amount. Double the pain to double the gain. Let’s get it over with.
No more than you care anything that remotely resembles a fact.
And remember,The Sequester did not cut money from the government, it only reduced it raise.
You fail to see the 2% raise the government got at the beginning of the year to cover which more than covers “The Sequester”.
I would reminder President Obama:“The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” Princess Leia.
Although the President had no discretion on the amounts that government agencies would have cut from their budgets, The agencies did have discretion on who had their hours cut. Michael Huerta, the current administrator of the FAA, decided to do an across the board cut.♦Excerpt from:EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETWASHINGTON, D.C. 20503April 4, 2013•“The head of each agency has the final responsibility for implementing the reductions required by sequestration.”♦32,000 of the FAA’s 47,000 employees are bureaucrats. It would be impossible to make the furloughs composed of all administrative personnel, but instead of an across the board cut, I think the FAA could live without having its bureaucrats for the short term involved much easier than the public could do without aircraft controllers. As an example (using round numbers), if the budget cut was 10% why couldn’t the FAA have cut administrative personnel by 13% and flight controllers by 7% (and yes, I’m aware that this does not make for an overall 10% cut). The goal being to keep as many air traffic controllers as possible.
There are no spending cuts.
It warms the cockles of my heart (whatever those are) to see someone go to a credible source for data, not distort it, and then make a credible argument. Kudos to you, TTM!
“Looks like the Untrusted Wrench Jockey is the one that needs to learn the facts about the planning of the sequestration.”♦TTM is correct about who and planned the sequester. It was White House staff.
Personally I think the gremlin should be Good Ol’Jack S. Phogbound, that is!
Thank you for your kind thoughts. They are appreciated.