The finger-pointing, hand-wringing, head-shaking goes on in Washington as sequestration takes hold. For months now we heard all the drivel from a grid-locked Congress, and a dysfunctional President about the impending disaster about to hit the U.S. government.
Nothing changes. Sequestration came about because there was gridlock. Congress did nothing, and the President was incapable of talking with/to Congress.....well, except from the campaign stump in rural America....never in Washington.
Now we have it....now it is law. But suddenly we hear it might not be AS BAD as we were told. This morning one Congress-Critter spoke up and said in effect:
"This is NOT a cut in spending! It is, in fact, a CUT IN THE RATE OF GROWTH OF SPENDING!"
In other words, despite the massive rhetoric by a totally incompetent Congress and our Perpetual-Campaign-Machine President, this is NOT a budget cut. This is a slowing of the budget growth!
Lies! That is what we are being given. The facts are there, and WE, THE PEOPLE, refuse to look at them and understand facts.
It is our fault we allow the politicians to re-label actions to fit their purposes, not to inform us. In fact they are deliberately misinforming us! Misinformation has become the watchword of politicians. Sleight-of-hand maneuvers which leave us believing one thing and seeing another.
The problem is NOT with the Congress and President. It is with US! We do not hold our politicians to any form of accountability regarding what 83% of us feel is a major problem.....A need to cut spending. We do not keep tally of our politicians and vote according to their record. No, for the most part (70% or so, I read somewhere) we elect according to the party and re-elect no matter their voting record.
Until we educate ourselves (our government schools are not going to do it....they are too busy being politically correct) as to the facts, and then vote for what WE WISH DONE, we will continue down this path to destruction.
Meanwhile Congress points fingers, lies and obfuscates.
The President continues to Campaign!
Wake up people......whatever happened to "by the people, for the people"????