Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cut Here

The Sequester is supposed to trigger this week and I say bring it on.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Ragister, and Daniel Finney, swallowed without question the administrations angle on events.

Iowa's airports face loss of some services

Even though the Federal Aviation Administration annual budget for consultants, travel, and supplies is larger than the sequester cut.

And even if the cuts go into effect, the Department of Transportation will spend more money this year ($73.2 billion) than it spent last year ($72.6 billion).”

They're Washington cuts, paper cuts that don't actually hurt.

If your boss promised you a raise of $100 a month, but only gave you $50 per month, you wouldn't tell people you had to take a pay cut.

Wait, there's more...

How defense spending will grow under sequester cuts

The cuts are only to the rate of growth for the defense budget in coming years.  They are not actual cuts that make spending decline.

The $85 billion so-called spending cut is actually budget authority, not budget outlays.

And please remember that these so-called cuts come off a rising budget baseline in most cases. So the sequester would slow the growth of spending. They're not real cuts in the level of spending.

Cut Here, Cut Now, Cut For Real!


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