Headlines today say that control towers at small airports could go without staffing.
Is that the worst thing in the world? These small airports are pretty sparsely used. if they are used they are used by corporate jets or small planes.
So I'm not sure if we need to subsidize control towers for corporate jets.
And besides with low traffic, they can probably land safely.
I've landed in small airports without control tower.
Another shocker: the Blue Angels are going to be cut. Now who will glorify our military-industrial complex?
And military bands are going to be slashed. So we won't have bands in Afghanistan. Well hopefully our soldiers have ipods.
Anyways my point being, no question we can cut the military by $85 billion, or whatever, and never notice it. And as far as the cuts to the civilian, if they end up cutting small airports, I think I could live with that.
Leaves you with the thought: is the sequestration really the worst thing in the world? It will probably end up cutting the deficit in the long run. Obama insists that it should be coupled with higher taxes, he is probably right, but we will probably survive it. The market isn't doing too bad, and government agencies can probably shift things around so it is not too bad.
And as a bonus, we may not have another debt ceiling debate coming up. We may not hit it as soon as we would have.
So in conclusion, Obama looks pretty good, no debt ceiling fight, cut the military, the civilian cuts probably sustainable, and reduce the deficit.