Fair warning: I’m going on a rant here, so if you’re not into a bitch session, click away.
The U.S. government stumbled headlong on Friday toward wide-ranging spending cuts that threaten to hinder the economic recovery…
Why does the American public have to suffer because Washington bureaucrats are so busy arguing with each other that they can’t find a weeee bit of time to sit down and speak with civility to one another and try to come up with a solution for our country? I’ve met 6 year olds with better speaking ability and manners…never mind charisma. Perhaps I’m stupid, or completely mistaken, but wouldn’t cutting the salaries of the hundreds of overpaid fat cats in the government help us cut costs?
Who loses with budgetary cuts anyway? It’s certainly not them.
In the absence of any deal at all, the Pentagon will be forced to slice 13 percent of its budget between now and September 30. Most non-defense programs, from NASA space exploration to federally backed education and law enforcement, face a 9 percent reduction.
Look around you, you selfish pricks. Does it look like America is fine and dandy? Does it appear as if we’re completely back to the glory days of 15 years ago? Get your heads out of out fat asses and smell reality. Our country need help, guidance. As a whole, our nation is not a bunch of free thinkers. We’re used to being led, goverened, told the best way to do things. That’s why we elected you and pay your salaries. We placed our trust in you, but year after year you let us down, all the time filling your pockets with our hard-earned (and flat-lined) wages.
The International Monetary Fund warns that the cuts could slow U.S. economic growth by at least 0.5 of a percentage point this year, hitting the global economy.
I for one am tired of their bullshit. Sadly, I’m not sure what else to do other that try to vote out the imbeciles and freeloaders. Sure I can write letters, but really, who want to be told they’re an idiot doing a lousy job. It’s not like I can call my representative and tell him to wake up and smell the donuts. The letter I get back will likely be from his secretary anyway, Mr. Rep having never even glimpsed it.
Both sides still hope the other will either be blamed by voters for the cuts or cave in before the worst effects predicted by Democrats come into effect.
I’m not sure what altered reality Washington lives in, but the rest of us are immune to it. How many people need to be unemployed, how many houses foreclosed on, how many more school and senior programs need to be cut. C’mon guys, stop peeling money away from programs that can scarcely afford it. Step back and register exactly what’s going on around you…and then act.
Note: I found synonyms of the above word quite apropos: attach, confiscate, impound, seize, seclude
(all quotes from Reuters)