Sequester: The Sky Did Not Fall (Townhall.com) June 17, 2013Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
In March the president and his cabinet told us the sky would fall if the sequester—across-the-board federal budget cuts—went forward. But like Chicken Little’s fear the sky was falling when an acorn hit his head, the sequester has been something of a non-event.
The stock and housing markets are rising, jobs are growing modestly, flights are taking off. A Gallup Poll said most people don’t know whether the sequester has affected them. One Congressman said his constituents want even more sequester.
The cuts are only $85 billion, or 2 percent of the federal budget. And Congress keeps making exceptions to keep things moving.
Only in Washington would they tell us they were driving the budget car off the cliff, give a few cars soft landing exceptions, and call it governance.
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