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“If Not Now, When?”

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All factions agree that the mandated defense cuts of the scheduled “sequester” would dangerously damage our security, but the president’s plan to avert disaster offers precisely the wrong approach. He wants more tax hikes to finance new spendingand wants to postpone scheduled budget trims until he gets his “grand bargain.” But Congress only needs $85 billion in savingsjust 2.3 percent of overall spending!to avoid the automatic cuts in the sequester.

 

The necessary reductions amount to less than 1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, so it’s ridiculous to describe such reforms as unattainable. If Washington politicians can’t come up with these relatively trivial cuts this month, they’ll never make the long-term reforms necessary to avoid budgetary collapse. As the great sage Rabbi Hillel asked two thousand years ago: “If not now, when?”

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  1. American  •  Feb 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    He’s a Marxist elitist. Immorality, immigration, and the loss of liberty move him. Taking other people’s money to give away for votes is what drives him.

  2. Michael Stevens  •  Feb 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

    I don’t know if the Pres. is a Marxist but he certainly has hung out with a bunch of them. He seems to have no qualms about spending the nation into oblivion. I just hope the spineless stumble bum republicans unite enough and explain the situation clearly enough to slow him down. If they do, it will be a first. In my 66 years of life, I have yet to see Republicans cut anything.

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