Targeted Budget Cuts – Notta, Zilch, Zip, Zero For Federal Spending ReformPosted by Al @ 3:55 pm
It’s apparent our that our Federal Government is out of control and talks on spending limits and budget cuts are merely hot air being blown around by both Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats target military spending to piss off Republicans and Republicans target social programs to piss off the Democrats. The voters are put in the middle and told to pick a side. The fact is, there are but a few in our Congress and Federal Administration that want to cut anything. Mission accomplished in both parties – demonize any cut in Federal spending.
That is precisely why targeted budget cuts are a sham. They merely create a bunch of talking points, name calling, and inaction. Today, you can witness the plan in action and it’s deplorable. Until we can truly demand that our elected officials are held accountable to their constituents, they will continue providing more lip service to Americans while flipping the bird and explaining that you just don’t understand. The bottom line is this. Everyone working for and benefiting from federal government spending (taxpayer dollars) has to take a haircut. Unless we get to that point, the entire process of cutting the budget will continue to be an exercise in futility. When/if that occurs, no one person/group can claim they are a target.
Instead of looking to gut politicians’ pet projects, elected officials need to man up and take their lumps with everyone else. So Republicans, that means military cuts, tax code reform, etc.. For Democrats, that includes Planned Parenthood, home heating assistance program, Pell Grants, etc.. Until “we the people” and the political class come to the realization that no program is a “sacred cow”, we will continue to be captivated by this political ping pong. This doesn’t preclude rehabilitation to the big 3 (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security). It’s just that both sides of the Congressional isle want to keep up the playground bully mentality, while everyday, average Americans pay the price. They just aren’t mature enough to tackle anything more than NPR, Pell Grants, and an unneeded military jet engine program. Until these clowns stop pitting Americans against each other and vote for the betterment of our country, instead of the well being of lobbyists and corporations, we cannot take them seriously and let them lead as they were elected to do. This especially includes members of Congress who positioned themselves as fiscal conservatives and sought and secured backing from Tea Party members for victory.
Unless all Federal spending is targeted for cuts, we will not get the reform needed to secure America’s future. The small sample of stories below exemplify the hazards of targeted budget cuts and the demonization that comes from those protecting their “sacred cow(s)”. Wake-up America and grow up Washington.
Bloomberg Rag Claims Majority of Americans Oppose Cuts to Medicare, Education, Environmental Protection, Medical Research and Community-renewal Programs – Want Cuts In Defense and Want To Repeal Tax Cuts For The Wealthy.