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Embrace the Sequester

Vader!*#% Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 6:23 PM
We have heavily armed gangs terrorizing our citizens along the border. Declare martial law in all counties next to the border. Deploy units returning from Afghanistan in this area. Interdict any and all coming across. Those who are armed and are dumb enough to open fire should be blown off the face of the earth. This is way beyond a law enforcement problem and I am not talking about illegal immigrants.

Something odd happened a few months ago as I weighed the various aspects of the dreaded Sequester Monster, a creature vilified across party lines.

It is often true that if enough people in government say something is bad, there is a strong chance of redeeming qualities.

So my journey began. The only element of the sequester that bothered me in the least was military cuts. But my friends at the Institute for Policy Innovation properly observe that defense spending will not fall below 2007 levels, which were 75% above pre-9/11Pentagon budgets.

High enough for me? Of course not. I actually want...