That’s the sequestration part. In case you forgot, the football punted from January 1st to March 1st is about to land this week and there seems to be little or no activity to come up with a sensible approach to reduce spending.
Cutting budgets indiscriminately across the board is a bad way to do things because it doesn’t differentiate between critical services and perhaps not so critical services, and it’s using a meat cleaver where a scalpel would make more sense.
It is essentially a failure in leadership.
To make matters worse it appears that there is a concerted effort not to blunt the impact of the cuts but to make them as painful as possible for political purposes. I do not like playing politics with the welfare of the country.
There are two ways to make yourself look good. You can either do good things or make the other guy look bad. Both parties seem to now focus on making the other guy look bad regardless of what that means for the country.
That’s really messed up.
Why do we keep sending these folks back to congress?