Wouldn’t it be great if you could demand your employer give you at least a 5% raise every single year? Sometimes even more?
And wouldn’t it be great if your employer HAD to give it to you no matter what, and he couldn’t fire you… ever?
(It certainly wouldn’t be great if you were the employer, especially if you were borrowing 46% of every dollar just to pay your demanding employee.)
Well, it’s called Baseline Budgeting. And it’s what our Government does to us, their employer. They have been doing it for a very long time and the results can be seen on the Debt Clock.
So far we haven’t figured out how to fire them. All we seem to be able to do is rearrange the deck chairs… so to speak. (Yes, it’s a Titanic reference… appropriately.)
Please take the time to follow the link associated with Baseline Budgeting, because I would like to have you very angry for the rest of this post. I’ll wait.
As I type this we are arguing about something called the “Sequester Budgeting Plan” which amounts to a 5% “cut” in spending. But NO spending is being “cut”. What is being “cut” is the GROWTH of spending that the Government thinks it is entitled to. So instead of AUTOMATIC 7% INCREASES this year the Government may only get AUTOMATIC 5% INCREASES this year. It is also interesting to know that President Obama was the one who designed the “Sequester Budgeting Plan”. He, Obama, created this plan to “cut” for campaign reasons. Now he is trying to convince you that it’s Congress’ fault.
Do you now understand why there is an ever-growing group of us saying LET IT HAPPEN!
Keep in mind, this “Sequester Budget Plan” doesn’t even begin to address the catastrophic spending problem we have here in the U.S. But it’s a small step in the right direction. Very small. But a step none the less.
And that’s why the Leftists on both sides of the aisle are afraid of it. And trust me when I say they are VERY afraid.
Their fear is demonstrated by our President who marched out today and surrounded himself with individuals who he said will lose their jobs. My immediate reaction given that I understand Baseline Budgeting was that apparently their jobs must not be very important. Considering money is Fungible, if those standing behind the President during this mornings address served important roles finances would be MOVED AROUND to keep them doing whatever it is they do that must be done.
What this demonstrated to me was two things; First the Executive Branch continues to believe that you are stupid. Second is that the Leftists have realized that a great many of us will take any “cuts” we can get even if they are a pittance compared to our Trillion Dollar Debt smothering our country.
So why are they so afraid you ask?
Let me put it this way, if these “cuts’ occur… nothing will happen that wasn’t going to happen anyway. All of the predicted Gloom and Doom delivered by our current President will either not happen, or is going to happen anyway. And you will not notice anything different.
Read that last line again, because that’s the money line.
Nothing is going to happen.
And once all of us realize the artificial hysteria that has led to some of the most profoundly horrible decisions over the last ten years is hogwash, the game is up. The moment you see you have been manipulated into pressing down on the spending gas pedal with the cliff coming up fast you’re going to be a.) Angry and b.) Not likely to fall for their Snake Oil B.S. anymore. And then where will they be?
If cuts are not painful and destructive… you might want more of them! Oh No!
Let me sum this up. Even if the Sequester occurs our Government will still SPEND MORE MONEY THIS YEAR THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR!
The only thing here to fear is the precedent.
“Cut’s” can happen and we will be fine. Uh oh…
If anyone loses their current job it will only be because the President wants it that way… not because we’re not giving them enough money. In fact, no matter what happens they will take more of our money than they did last year, which also needs to stop if we are to save this country.