Why should you care about the newest Obama buzz word, sequestration? Perhaps because it could change your entire life. Americans have developed a very bad habit, that of putting their heads in the sand when something bad or uncomfortable happens; and they are doing it again. Americans think that what happens in the White House or Congress or on Capital Hill cannot effect them. Americans couldn’t be farther from the truth.
What Happens In Obama Land Doesn’t Stay In Obama Land
Washington DC is not like Vegas. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; that’s not true with Washington DC. Americans need to wise up; what happens in the White House and Congress affects their lives. Your money pays for what happens in Washington DC. You pay through your payroll taxes, income taxes and your boss pays through corporate taxes.
Need two perfect examples; how about Obamacare and the federal budget; both are about to impact every single American whether they realize it or not.
Thanks to Obama and his Democrat Senators the federal budget has not been balanced ever since Mr. Obama was elected President…the first time. In other words these politicians have been allowed to spend your money with no restraints for the last 5 years or so. The result of that is out of control federal spending with little federal revenue to support it. This is the sign of a dysfunctional government. And because of our dysfunctional government the sequestration action was written into law by Mr. Obama in August, 2011.
Sequestration simply means federal budget cuts with no exceptions allowed. Get it?…across the board federal spending cuts. Here’s what that could mean to you:
Cuts Due To The Obama Sequestration
- Government child care programs
- College student work-study programs
- Government sponsored special education programs
- Social security programs
- Infrastructure work: roads and bridges
- Individual state law enforcement budgets
- Military cuts so our country will be less secure
- Veteran’s benefits
- Government workers will be furloughed (work without pay)
- Environmental programs that help to keep our water and air clean
You get what you pay for. It’s too late for Americans to watch their wallets; they gave those away when they re-elected Mr. Obama to a 2nd term. Thanks to that decision Americans will have to learn to live on less and less and less and less. Good luck America.