Friday, March 01, 2013

Hail Armageddon

“The worst-case scenario for us,” a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Post, “is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens.”

Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by 2.2 percent — and the country survives. That a government now borrowing 35 cents of every dollar it spends reduces that borrowing by two cents “and nothing bad really happens.” Oh, the humanity!

A normal citizen might think this a good thing. For reactionary liberalism, however, whatever sum our ever-inflating government happens to spend today (now double what Bill Clinton spent in his last year) is the Platonic ideal — the reduction of which, however minuscule, is a national calamity.
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1 comment:

Dana Ames said...

No it's not Armageddon. But if Congress doesn't get sane about what exactly *needs* to be cut, instead of just kicking the can down the road again, for me personally it will mean $300 less per month in family income, as my husband is a Federal employee and will be put on furlough one day per pay period starting in May. (And Congress... the furloughs don't affect them...) How is that really going to help the economy and reduce the deficit?

I don't want to get into a political argument with anyone. I'm saying it's just not as simple as the hardline budget-slashers make it out to be.