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  •  On the topic of government gone rogue (2+ / 0-)
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    hnichols, tb mare

    ...the Sequester ranks up there in the Hall of Legislatin' Fame. Charles Blow at the   NYT had a pretty wry take on it:

    Well, here we go again. Another season, another manufactured, self-inflicted, completely preventable crisis of government. This time it’s the sequester.

    According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, “Our estimate of approximately one million lost jobs due to sequester remains our base case if a full sequester occurs as scheduled on March 1.”

    So once again the American people are caught in the middle of a game of chicken between Democrats, who rightly warn that the sky could fall, and Republicans, who want to burn the coop.


    Erskine Bowles, the former White House chief of staff for Bill Clinton, and the Bowles half of the Simpson-Bowles Commission, said of impending cuts: “They are dumb and they are stupid, stupid, stupid. They are inane.”

    And yet dumb, stupid and inane have become the three pillars of government now that strong-willed, dimwitted hard-liners who see compromise as a dirty word have infiltrated the halls of Congress.

    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 05:02:39 PM PST

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