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If You're a Taxpayer, You're With Stupid

aferndale Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:02 AM
This kind of mindless governing has been happening in CA for years. If the public doesn't want to give our public employees 99% of our pay for the rest of our lives after we retire at 50 we will close all the CA parks. No more swing sets or jungle gyms for CA gilders to play on. Come on, give us another $Billion, IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN! Go ahead Pres Obama, cut all the parks, all the airports, all the hospitals. I live in CA and I'm used to thug politicians!
If President Barack Obama, the Republican House and the Democratic Senate cannot cut $85 billion from this year's $3.8 trillion budget without laying off first responders, tying up airport security lines and furloughing food safety inspectors, what good are they?

The answer is: Not much. It turns out we elect lawmakers so they can hold our time and safety hostage. When Congress passed and the president signed the 2011 Budget Control Act, all parties agreed that the act's $1.2 trillion in "sequester" cuts over 10 years would be so terrible that a bipartisan supercommittee would be forced to present a better plan...