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The Budget Battle: Some Cutting Remarks

glenn183 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 4:20 AM
I think 'sensible cuts' is just another name for managing the decline. I fear something more draconian is headed our way.
Pistol Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 6:02 AM
glenn183, I can not envisage any other scenario. If the debacle of the last 4 years were not enough to show the low info voters what is going on, the oncoming 4 won't either. Where is the leader who can turn this ship around? I see no possibilities. So something draconian IS going to occur. And even then, my fear is that the voting public will learn the wrong lessons, put the responsibility in the wrong places, and even in disaster, cling to the very PC BS that caused the chaos.
carole28 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:48 PM
I agree, Pistol. I really believe that it doesn't actually matter what horrible consequences occur under this administration, the voting public is so lazy and easily led that they will never place the blame where it belongs. 52% of this country are cult followers of the most obscene administration in our history, and they are incapable of recognizing the dangers to them and our freedoms.
Roy323 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:42 AM
carole28-Both You and Pistol are CORRECT! I have, very reluctantly, concluded that this mess will "wind up in the Streets" inasmuch as the money is DESTINED TO EXPIRE' sooner than later. And since that will be the end of the "checks, food-stamps" etc, the deprived will be very restless. I will be READY! (and Lord, I hope I'm wrong!)

“Sequester.” It’s a word that used to come up rarely. And it nearly always referred to a jury being locked away to deliberate a verdict.

Now it’s all over the news, a stand-in for the automatic spending cuts that hit the federal budget on March 1. And the only jury is an American public that has grown all too accustomed to seeing politicians dodge the tough choices necessary to finally bring spending under control.

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