Skip to comments.Skyfall: Starring Chicken Little Now Playing All Across America
Posted on 02/26/2013 1:50:39 PM PST by NOBO2012
Why must Republicans always play defense? Seemingly on the wrong side of any argument?
The pending sequester cuts have the President and his minions, like a flock of Chicken Littles, running to and fro, spinning tales of planes falling out of the sky.
For some reason - whether theyre too polite, too incredulous or just too inept - I barely hear a peep from the loyal opposition.
So I wrote this little story to help Republicans explain the scale of sequester cuts to their constituents and hopefully help them put things in perspective:
George Finds Out Hes getting a 2% pay cut
George was expecting to get a $10/week raise, because hes gotten a $10/week raise every year since he went to work for the Ace Car Company. (See What does $40 a month mean to you? from our last manufactured fiscal crisis.)
Then Georges boss tells him that - due to budgetary constraints imposed on Ace by corporate - hes forced to cut everybodys raise by 2% (as agreed to by Georges UAW union president in the last round of contract talks - when nobody figured the sky would actually fall). So now, instead of the $10/week he was counting on, George will only be getting a $9.80/ week raise this year.
On hearing this awful news George immediately shifted into crisis mode: he pulled his son out of day care forcing his wife to quit her job to stay home with the kid, canceled the family trip to (snip)
I hope that helps.
Sequester: its a monster.
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It’s a little more serious for the people facing a 20% pay cut which we did nothing to cause. The workload stays the same and will get done in four days instead of five because we’re professional.
But I agree that the overall impact to the country is trivial, if you can live with real decreased readiness for combat. Next time you call international 911 don’t be surprised if we’re already busy elsewhere and it will yake a while to respond.
Lay off 16000 IRS agents.
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