So in short a Sequester is a mandatory cut in federal spending to help with the long-term budget problem. This took effect because Congress isn’t willing to compromise with each other and they didn’t create a budget that cut 1.5 trillion dollars over ten years. This is a very important thing to remember, that news agencies try to not remind people of, the president, it doesn’t matter if it’s Bush, Obama, Reagan or whoever don’t set the tax rate and don’t set the budget. They can ask Congress nicely and they can put in their suggestions, but when all is said and done it is up to Congress, and when Congress can’t work together we get a bill like the Budget Control Act of 2011, that has a ticking time bomb in it. And that is what this Sequester is, the explosion of a time bomb that wasn’t averted by our congressmen and women. Oh how I love that congress allowed this to happen, in a recession allowing for something to take effect that would allow for greater job loss. I am curious what will happen next. The national news seems to be focusing on the fact that the White House has shut down tours, while they aren’t focusing on the human impact of the choices they make. I can’t wait to see what happens at election time.
And why is Sequester fun to say, because it has a “Q” in it. New word for Words With Friends I guess.
- Think Progress: The 32 Dumbest And Most Devastating Sequester Cuts (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- It Doesn’t Matter Whose Idea The Sequester Was (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Weekly Address From Barack’s House: Congress Must Compromise To Stop The Impact Of The Sequester (theobamacrat.com)
- Senate GOP expected to filibuster Democratic plan to avoid sequester as House GOP twiddles thumbs (dailykos.com)
- Op-Ed: Sequester Ultimate Poker: Only the Rich Win-Everyone Else Unknowingly Pushed ‘All-In’ (ukprogressive.co.uk)
- Sequester facts: What happens next, what gets cut (constitutioncenter.org)