SEQUESTER, CUTS ARE THE ‘NEW ARMAGEDDON’
Welcome back to AMTV News, I’m your anchor Topher Morrison. It’s Friday, February 22, 2013.
According to the political priests in Washington the End of the World is March 2nd, horde all the gold, guns and food you can America we’re going over the cliff!
Sequestration Hysteria IS ‘Pathetic’
Really, the debate about the debate about sequestration is what’s pathetic. The Daily Kos refers to it as the GOP strategy to “Hurt the poor, harm national security, and destroy jobs to screw old folks,” the Washington Post outlines the state-by-state impact tens of millions cut from primary and secondary education, loss of teachers and suffering students, Politico says it could stall the momentum on cybersecurity even immigration reforms could be jeopardized bemoans Ezra Klein.
How much are we talking about again? Oh yeah $85 billion to be cut March 1st, in other words one half of 1 percent is now enough to derail the American economy. Perhaps that’s how pathetic our country has become? This ‘political machete’ as the New York Times calls it and appropriately George Will condemns the hysteria:
“The sequester has forced liberals to clarify their conviction that whatever the government’s size is at any moment, it is the bare minimum necessary to forestall intolerable suffering.”
The fact of the matter is you Chicken Littles out there is ‘sequestration’ would only slow growth in Washington, just like every other draconian ‘cut’ lamented over the past few years on Capitol Hill. All it means is that the federal budget will grow by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion.
NIGER & DRONE WAR II
Niger the poorest of poor countries in Africa might not be able to feed its people or cure their ills, but at least they have a shiny new drone base with 100 U.S. military personnel. The millions required to run this little robot sanctuary will undoubtedly stimulate the local Nigerian economy while simultaneously deny Chinese encroachment, aid the French in their reconquista of Africa, curb militant Islam and ensure multinationals access to precious natural resources like Nigerian sweet crude. Why or why did the Germans, Belgians and English leave this place?
Ashley Judd to Oust Mitch McConnell
Could it by why Mitch McConnell hired Ron Paul’s ex campaign advisor Jesse Benton? Is this why the Senate Minority leader has been cozying up to Rand Paul and taking regular peaks at the libertarian playbook? Mid-term elections aren’t that far away, expect things to heat up in Kentucky as Mitch McConnell goes in for a much needed political face lift. Trying to remain relevant is a tough gig indeed.
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