From: Michael Zieles
Received: March 1
If we did not do the sequester cuts, and instead held the “budget” — or more accurately, the referendum spending — to the 2012 spending level, there are zero cuts.
How then would Democrats and news media receive that option? The term budget is misleading, as under President Obama there have been no budgets passed.
Now I’ll listen to a new hyperbolic news report that is an even greater draconian cut, even though there is the same amount of overspending from the previous year. That’s $1.5 trillion we don’t have this year. There’s not enough income in taxing that could keep a free society working. You can’t make it work, even confiscating all capital income the “rich” create.
Also, all mainstream news sources — such as The Associated Press and this local paper — are overtly leaving out the facts that President Obama has just impugned the sequester “cuts” that he signed up to do in the 2011 debt-
ceiling deal. Where are the facts on the overall level of spending for this year versus 2012? It’s $3.8 trillion versus $3.6 trillion.
Is the federal government so strapped in paying off the interest on the debt of $16.6 trillion that budgets have to be cut? And if that is the case, the “news” is doing an injustice by missing to point out that the federal spending has passed the cliff of being able to pay back loans.
The general public has been a victim of routine media deception, since the sequester “cuts” aren’t really a cut at all. Since 1974, the baseline budget act increases the spending in all our federal government bureaucracies by more than 7 percent per year. And if it doesn’t, using the Congressional Budget Office’s 10 years of increases as the baseline rules, the media and Democrats all call it a “cut.”
The fact is President Obama, the House and a Senate controlled by beltway Democrats were responsible for ballooning the federal spending starting with 2009 when the stimulus was added to the next year’s referendum spending. Democrats benefited from no budget being passed.
Additionally, there is no attention paid to the Democratic political juggernaut that has stopped any budget from being worked with a simple majority process. The Senate, run by Democrat Harry Reid, blocked all efforts on working with the Republican House budgets in 2011 and 2012. When will the 99 percent pro-Democrat media be holding the Democratic Party leadership accountable?
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