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I love living in Texas, except I have the dumb$h!+ brothers Cruz and Cornyn in the Senate representing me....

But today, John Cornyn figured out how we can make the sequester not seem like a scary boogie-man created by that Muslim, Communist, Socialist, Foreigner President of ours.
It's quite simple, actually.

And he shared his brilliant analysis with all of us who are so blessed to be living in Texas.

See his bright ideas right below the cheese kolache of Kos.

Putting the Sequester in Perspective
What Does it Mean to Cut 2.4 Percent?

Every year, Texas families set budgets for their households. They determine how much to spend on necessities like groceries, rent or mortgage, gasoline, clothing, and more.

For nearly four years, Democrat leaders in the U.S. Senate have failed to pass a budget for the nation. This is a basic and important responsibility that ensures our country is on sound fiscal footing. As a result, federal spending has gone up by 19 percent since 2008 and our gross national debt is now larger than the entire U.S. economy. Every child born in Texas and across the country comes into this world already responsible for more than $50,000 of our nation’s debt.

Now, a spending-reduction plan called the “sequester” is scheduled to go into effect in a matter of days. It would cut federal spending by 2.4 percent. The sequester was proposed and signed into law by President Obama, but he now wants to avert the sequester by raising taxes on hard-working Texans.

To sell his tax hikes alternative, President Obama is creating a state of alarm over cutting 2.4 percent from $3.5 trillion in government spending.

To put this in perspective, let’s look at what a 2.4 percent cut to a family budget would look like. To reduce their spending by 2.4 percent, the average Texas family would need to:

- Run cars on 94.7 gallons of gasoline a month instead of 97 gallons per month

- Find $6 in savings from a $250 monthly grocery budget

- Look for ways to conserve $4.20 from a $175 monthly utilities bill

All working Americans had to figure out how to make ends meet with 2 percent less in their paychecks last month when the payroll tax expired. How is it that Washington can’t do the same?

So it's those damn Democrat Leaders fault...
but if we just turn off the lights for a couple of minutes and buy generic cheese puffs, then the sequester doesn't seem quite as scary...  thank goodness we have these Pubic Leaders to set the record straight and make us all feel sooooo much better.

(If they shorten to Democrat Leaders, then we get to shorten to Republican too, don't we?  It's only fair.)

Gosh Senator... who knew it was so easy?  I feel so much better now...

Originally posted to skip945 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 03:41 PM PST.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans and Houston Area Kossacks.


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