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Debunking Sequester Hysteria from the Big Spenders in Washington

aginghippy Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 9:54 AM
Let's put this in human terms. Assume a family with an income of $25,000 and expenses of $35,000. The husband complains about draconian cuts when his wife insists that he give up his morning Starbucks for a $3 or $4/day savings.
Cappmann Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 1:50 PM
More like when he tells her he's going to start buying an additional three coffees every day, and she tells him he can only buy ONE extra. They haven't cut their over-spending, and the only "cut" is that he will be slightly limited on how much MORE he can spend than he is now.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 12:12 PM
Pretty close. Pretty dang close.

I shared a couple of amusing sequester cartoons the other day, and I’ve previously written about the absurdity of anti-sequester hysteria in Washington when all it means is that the federal budget will grow by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion.

This Nate Beeler cartoon effectively captures the mindset of Washington’s big spenders.

sequester Cartoon Beeler

Let’s take a serious look at this topic.

George Will is appropriately disgusted by the antics of the...