In reading the Feb. 26 front page article (“East Iowa would feel sequester cutbacks”), I found it quite disturbing that our local “small town” daily would buy into (blindly, it seems) the Obama administration’s fear-mongering lie. The sequester is not a cut. It is merely a reduction in the amount of increase.
The federal budget is still going to increase. It just isn’t increasing as fast. Why should the government need to cut all those jobs if they still are getting more money?
By the way, if it was a cut it would amount to about 2.3 percent, by your figures. To equate that to personal terms, if a person earned $25,000 per year and took that same cut, he/she would lose $575 or a little over $11 a week. That doesn’t amount to much and it would only be true if it was a real cut.
Our nation’s budget will still grow approximately 6 percent with the sequester. Quit being liberal hacks for the government and tell the real truth.
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