The Morning After
So Chicken-Little told us that the sky was falling and for once, under his administration, we didn’t believe him.
We woke up on March 1 and things were basically as they were on February 28. We were still $16 Trillion in debt and rising, we were still spending money on ridiculous things like $50 million dollars to overhaul the uniforms at TSA, DHS is buying ammunition and Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles at rates higher than the military, and to top off all the sky-falling talk from the mouth of our chief executive, The Washington Times reports that “Monday [(March 5, 2013)] marked the first regular workday under sequestration, and federal agencies posted more than 400 job ads by 6 p.m.” The Washington Times story further said that “At the Homeland Security Department, which just days ago announced it was releasing some low-priority illegal immigrants from jails to await removal, the agency in charge of deportations advertised for an assistant to help with deportations. The annual salary for the job is $60,765, enough to detain one immigrant for about 500 days.”
With all the talk about janitors, teachers, air traffic controllers, food inspectors, firefighters, and so many more losing their livelihoods over the $44 Billion cut from the $3.5 Trillion (1.3%) budget, Barack Hussein Obama has decided that the sky will fall even if the sky isn’t falling. Our magnanimous president has decreed in “an email this week [showing] that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that.”
Wow, so I guess our President, who says “We will not rest until we are succeeding in generating the jobs that this economy needs (NOVEMBER 2, 2009),” or “We will not rest until we build an economy that’s ready for America’s future (JANUARY 28, 2010),” or “I’m not gonna rest & my administration is not gonna rest in our efforts to help people who are looking to find a job (MARCH 5 2010),” or even, My administration will not rest until every American who is able and ready and willing to work can find a job (JULY 8, 2010)” isn’t really that concerned with our country, our future, or our families.
One thing is for sure, however, he is concerned with Politics, and making decisions like this, to bring as much misery to the American people unnecessarily is by far the worst kind of politics. It reminds me of stories of the old Soviet Union. In the early years, Ukraine refused to communize their farms. Stalin, devoted to the ideal that collective farms were the key to supplying the Soviet Union with the food it needed, killed millions of Ukrainians through starvation. To force his collective farming ideal on the people of the Ukraine, he stole their food, often destroyed it, and sometimes used it to feed people in Russia and elsewhere. But the people of the Ukraine had to suffer because they dared oppose the leader’s ideology for a fictitious Communist Utopia.