Work with what you haveThe sequester: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” If you don’t have a real crisis, make up one.
In 2012 the federal government spent $3,538,446,000,000 (that’s $3.5 trillion).
The sequester is $85,000,000,000 ($85 billion).
Simple math demonstrates that the sequester requires the federal government to make about the same adjustment as the recent increase in the Social Security withholding is forcing on the average American household.
Government spending has increased 76 percent during the past 10 years, and we are supposed to believe that a 2.4 percent reduction is going to destroy critical government programs?
Mr. President, man up, quit your whining and find a way to get the job done with what you have to work with.
It’s what all the rest of us have to do every day.
Frank D. Banta, Newnan