How Obama is dealing with the sequester

Let’s suppose you make $70,000 per year. Next year, you expect to make $75,000.

There is bad news, however. Your boss just told you that, because of the economy, you will make just $73,150 next year. Your increase will only be $3,150 rather than $5,000. That is the proportional effect of the sequester on federal spending.

If you are anything like Obama, you will immediately go home and tell your family about the disaster imposed upon you and its terrifying effects. You will have to sell your wife’s car, the kids will have to cut back to two meals a day, nobody will be going to college, the dog will have to go to the animal shelter to be put down and the thermostat will need to be set at 60 degrees all winter.

Of course you will still keep the lawn service, you will still keep drinking single malt scotch, you will keep smoking, you will not cancel your annual golf outing to Scotland and you will keep restoring that Chris-Craft boat in the garage.

Obviously, (almost) everyone is going have to tighten their belts based on the horrible injustice imposed upon you by that bastard you work for.

That’s how it works.

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6 Responses to How Obama is dealing with the sequester

  1. notamobster says:

    I see my attempt got you thinking about that. :-)

    Your’s is much better.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    This is the least surprising thing I read all day.

    The first line item on page 121 of the OMB’s September 2012 report says that under sequestration the National Drug Intelligence Center would lose $2 million of its $20 million budget. While that’s slightly more than 8.2 percent (rounding error or scare tactic?), the bigger problem is that the National Drug Intelligence Center shuttered its doors on June 15, 2012–three months before the OMB issued its report to Congress.

  3. DocO says:

    Again, as I watch the coverage of the Sequester I can only shake my head in utter disbelief. Even on Fox News, Kelly Wright, used the term “draconian cuts” to whip up support for Obama’s narrative. He stated “draconian”, as if factually, with no qualifiers. No one is pushing back with the simple truth that for almost every agency but the military, this is a decrease in the raise they got a few years ago. Why aren’t the Republicans grilling these agency bureaucrats who can’t prioritize their activities such that they don’t cut essential services. What are we paying these jokers for?

    I really do think we conservatives are doomed without an objective press and the teacher’s unions turning out indoctrinated children like widgets off an assembly line.

    • notamobster says:

      There are no widgets in my household. My children have a healthy distrust of government.

      I’m teaching my children to think for themselves. It’s working.

      • DocO says:

        Thanks Nota. I’m glad someone is doing the right thing by their kids.

        • notamobster says:

          Mrs Nota mentioned the govt today, and from the back seat, I heard my son say (in a muffled tone) “government, schmovernment”. I had to smile.

          While I try to insulate him from too much of my ranting, I share and explain my views with him, on the regular. I don’t want him to hate government, but the fact that he’s picking up my distrust is good. I think that people should always be wary of their govt. If they had always been thus, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

          The price of liberty, is eternal vigilance.

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