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Sequestration and Stupidity

Idahoser Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 1:20 PM
Please note the key to beginning to slow and stop and reverse the failure of America. If we do not restore the one functional and motivated force against runaway federal government, there can be no hope. Restore the states as entities by restoring their representation. Repeal the 17th Amendment. It won't fix anything, but it makes it possible to start fixing things. Think about it. This is the key.

The screeching you hear in Washington is the sound of politicians slamming their mouths into reverse as they back away from their previous positions on the misnamed "budget sequester." For weeks now, we have been told that an $85 billion reduction in the rate of increase in federal spending -- a 2.4 percent cut -- will have devastating consequences for our nation.

According to administration spokesmen and supporters, the sequestration means reduced agricultural inspections and the prospect of tainted food, cuts in childhood immunizations and more ill kids, long delays at airport security checkpoints, air traffic disruptions and dangerous vulnerabilities on...