Everybody’s in a dither about the sequestration.
Except me. I’m lovin’ it.
Let me make sure I get this straight. The government spends $85 billion less? And there’s nothing Harry Reid can do to block it? What’s not to love?
Okay, the military takes a hit. But if that means we can’t fight pointless, endless wars like Iraq and Afghanistan, that’s more than fine with me.
Defense contractors will get hurt. Oh, let me kiss the booboo. The biggest corporate welfare recipients in the history of mankind are going to make a few less billion dollars off the taxpayer? What are they going to have to do, mark up those $800 toilet seats to $1500 to cover the shortfall?
Government workers will lose their jobs.
Write your own joke.
The only question I have about the sequestration is, “Hey, guys, what took you so long?”
This is the greatest thing the government has created since hanging chad.
Let’s have a sequestration every month until we balance the budget.
Intriguingly, what’s exempt from the so-called automatic budget cuts?
The President’s salary.
The Congress’s gold-plated health care system. No ObamaCare for them.
Military salaries, which is as it should be.
The White House and the Democrats are threatening all sorts of havoc if the sequestration isn’t rescinded. Planes will be late. Air traffic controllers will be furloughed. Prisoners will run amok in the streets. Sewer systems will back up.
Didn’t we hear all this once before?
Does the expression Y2K ring a bell?
Obama and his spokespeople are handwringing like it’s 1999.
According to one of those emails somebody forwarded to me, which is the source of almost all of the information I absolutely believe the moment I read it, we have a debt crisis in this country.
If we were to wipe out the annual debt of the federal government, every family would have to contribute a sum of money equivalent to the cost of a Cadillac.
If we were to wipe the entire federal government debt, every family would have to contribute a sum of money equivalent to the cost of a new house.
Now, those numbers may be slight exaggerations, but only slight. This country has a multi-trillion dollar debt crisis and the President is going crazy over a mere $85 billion.
I see the sequestration as an unintended gift from the President and the Congress to the American people. They say they never intended the sequestration to go ahead. They thought that such a Draconian result, which no one wanted, would prove so painful that they would work out a way to avoid it.
Sort of like stomach-stapling because the diet failed.
Well, it happened. And we should be embracing it and not terrified by it.
Of course I feel for the people who work for will be furloughed or lose their jobs as a result of the sequestration.
But the government simply can’t afford all the people, places, and things it pays for.
And it has to stop.
The scare tactics are ridiculous. First, it’s not true that on March 1, the world comes to an end. But Obama and friends are treating the sequestration as if it were the end of the Mayan calendar.
Many of the cuts don’t kick in for months. Each federal department has far more jurisdiction about how to allocate the cuts than the President is letting on. And the House Republicans have already offered several bills to provide even more latitude to spread the pain as they see fit.
I see it as my patriotic duty to spend a little longer in the security line at the airport because there are fewer TSA people (finally!), and to sit tight in the airport lounge waiting for my flight because there are fewer air traffic controllers.
For $85 billion, I’m willing to get to Dallas or wherever an hour later.
For $85 billion, I’ll get by with a few less $800 toilet seats, a few less unwinnable and pointless wars, and a few less government workers.
So that’s why my question about the sequestration is this: what’s not to love?
And when’s the next one?