Well, I’ve come full circle on the sequester. We should let it happen. Sure, it’ll be very bad for defense, but so will this administration anyway. The main reason I’m now for it is that I’m convinced this is the only way we will get any cuts in non-defense federal spending, even if it doesn’t touch the real problem – entitlements. Any start is a good start.
His “balanced” approach to kicking the can down the road this latest time turned out to mean higher taxes with no cuts. Now he’s talking “balance” again. His thirst for stealing the earned wealth of others is insatiable. It has become obvious that the president isn’t serious about cutting government spending – four more trillion-dollar deficits won’t bring him down, and he doesn’t give a flying *#!@ about the debt – that’ll be somebody else’s problem.
With 14% of what’s left of the workforce un- or under-employed, trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, a “What difference does it make” foreign policy, and around seven million “If you like your insurance, you can keep it” individuals set to lose their coverage this year, our president takes off on a “Let them eat cake” trip to Florida for golf lessons and to play a couple of rounds with Tiger Woods. Michelle and the girls set off for Aspen on another $17,000 an hour presidential plane. These people have no intention of cutting anything.
He started this “post-partisan” Chicago-style thugocracy early-on – a trillion-dollar political payoff package known as a “stimulus” (PS, it didn’t work) and a trillion-dollar entitlement package hilariously called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in his first two years, both with a grand total of three Republican votes. Voters reacted by removing his legislative majorities in both houses. And now here we are with the latest “crisis.” The sequester was cooked up in the West Wing by Jack Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors and promoted by the president, let him have it. It’s time to think of saving the republic from further trauma. Try to mitigate as much systemic damage as possible, and hold fast on further usurpation of individuals’ earnings. No more taxes. Deal with it.
 Title art by Sally Helper.
 See Bob Woodward, Obama’s sequester deal-changer, in Washington Post, February 22 2013.