I always thought sequester was when you locked a jury down
so they couldn't be influenced by other people.
Well it seems now that it means having the government act—or not—with
little regard for the people. Automatic
cuts in the federal budget went into effect last week and that is also known as
sequestration. One of the latest polls
showed most Americans feel the cuts are bad for the country. A good point was made by several business and
industry leaders who said, "If you are hurt by a 2 percent cut in expenses—you
have a really poorly run business. Now I
think most of us can agree that our government is not being run properly…or as
many would say…like a professional business.
As has been pointed out a business cuts with a scalpel…not an axe! It is sad to hear some say, that these
automatic cuts were good, because it was the only way we would reduce the
government's run-away spending. I hope
no one agrees with the negative impact this will have on jobs, our military and
our kid's education. In the coming
months, if the sequester is not averted—and there are no signs that it will be—at
least in the near term—we'll see whether the public moves heavily toward the
"it's bad" or "it's good" side of the debate.
We are Americans before we are Republicans, Democrats or
Libertarians. Politicians are wasting
our time play this blame game. We
frankly don't care who started, or how your vote affects your re-election
plans. Why would we re-elect you if you
won't do the job we sent you there to do to begin with. Politicians had better listen up and take
care of the people instead of feathering their nests.