Well we have come to it, the supposed great doom of our time, the Sequester. I thought I might try to do what the President has failed, and that is reassure the public that the world is not going to end. I would like to take this time to explain some important things about the sequester.
The sequester is not cutting spending. We have all heard that the sequester is supposedly cutting $85,000,000,000 from federal spending. That is not true. The sequester is doing nothing more than reducing the increase in federal spending by $85,000,000,000. In other words, the government spent $3,330,000,000,000 (3.33 trillion) in 2012, in 2013 it is still going to spend $3,330,000,000,000 dollars, plus an increase. I have explained this before, the federal government uses a system called baseline budgeting, what that means is that every branch/programs budget gets a 3-10% increase every budget year, regaurdless of whether or not it is required. All the sequester is doing is reducing this percentage increase.
The sequester is not going to cut $85,000,000,000 of new government spending affective tomorrow, it will be staggared out over the next 10 months
The sequester is a tiny ammount of money, it ammounts to about 2.5% of the total federal spending in the year 2012.
669.) President Obama has always called for balanced approach, he got his new revenue, now it is time to cut some spending. That is unless of course he was just saying he wanted a balanced approach to sound good on tv during the election.
670.) President Obama should really be reminded of the fact that he signed the sequester into law. If he thought it was such bad policy, he should not have signed it. If the world comes crashing down, as he and most of his progressive allies have been trying make us believe, he is just as guilty as any republican.
671.) President Obama fusterates me to no end. He goes out and he calls for “common sense reforms”, “the wealthy to pay their fair share”, “compromise”, and “a balanced approach”. Yet for the last four years all he has done is rack up spending, and blame republicans and conservatives for all of the problems in the world. For the last four years all President Obama has done is go out on camera and roar about how Republicans want to kill your children and feast on the livers of baby seals. Then he wonders why it is that nothing gets done. Perhapes has President Obama, taken a lesson from President Clinton, our nation would be on a better footing. President Clinton started out as a radical progressive, and our economy entered a recession, then when the GOP swept the house Clinton moved to the center, and started working with the congress, actually working with them, you know compromising. We all remember how good the 90’s were, that is because the President compromised, gave up some of his ideas, in order to get others, and the economy boomed. President Obama has done no such thing. He throws a fit until he gets what he wants. If there is a part of the government whom he should be angry at, it is the Senate, under the leadership of Harry Reid. It is in the Senate that bills go to die. The house passes a budget, harry reid refuses to let it go to committee. The house passes a bill to avoid automatic tax hikes, Harry Reid won’t let it go to committte. The house can do what ever it wants, but the tyranical leadership of the senate makes it a mute point. Perhapes, if President Obama would barbacue Harry Reid’s ass in mollasses the GOP might actually take him a little more seriously when he calls for “compromise”. Because so far, from all I have seen, President Obama does not know what compromise means. He seems to think compromise is “do whatever I tell you, or I will destroy you.”
I have never seen a more childish game than the one being played by President Barack Obama about sequestration. This is something he agreed to, he asked for. Now he is suddenly against it? What did he think would happen? Did he honestly believe that he would just roar at the GOP long enough that the spending problem in Washington would go away? Now he is out there, with his cabinet officals trying to scare the American People to death, rather than assure them that the world is not coming to an end. How is that leadership? How is going out infront of the people of this nation and saying, planes will fall from the sky, trains will stop running, criminals will run free, city wide fires will erupt over night, law enforcement will cease to exists, leadership? That is not leadership, it is a rare occasion that President Obama shows any leadership. All his firs four years in office were, was a constant campaign to get into office this time around. Well Mr. President, you won, your President, now it is time to shut up, stop this perptual campaign, and actually be President. That means compromising, that means realizing that the GOP controls the house, and you have to work with them. Get over it. It is time for you to decide, are you going to be a President, or are you going to continued to act like a spoiled brat, and run your mouth about how people aren’t just giving you what you want? Are you going to lead this nation, or are you going to continue damning half of it to the eternal fires of hell? This nation is more divided now than it has been in the last 100 years, and it is thanks to your childishness. So will President Obama grow up and learn to actually work with congress, or will he continue to campaign for a none existant third term.
I do not know what the answer will be, but what I do know is that the sequester is going to happen, and it is going to happen because he signed it into law, then refused to compromise.