Maybe that’s why my readership doesn’t increase that much because that is what I have harping about. It occurred to me that maybe sequester is just a “Beltway” thing. Then again, the President went on a road show to explain how sequester cuts will affect each and all of the states.
“Just one in four Americans are following the debate over the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts set to kick in on Friday very closely, according to a new Washington Post-Pew poll, numbers that serve as a reminder that although talk of the sequester is dominating the nation’s capitol, it has yet to permeate into the public at large.”
Sequester is a legislated directive to cut budgets across the board without prioritization and managerial consideration.
Governing by executive leadership and bipartisan collaboration has become so difficult that the President and Congress invented sequestration as a dictate to curb spending. It is so bad that the legislation was never expected for implementation. Surely, government leadership would avoid it. They did not.
The fact is that spending must be reduced and brought in line with revenue capacity. Revenue from taxes may or may not be maximized. Republicans say yes and Democrats say no.
Spending may or may not be optimized. Republicans say no, and Democrats say maybe.
Leadership, beginning with the President, is needed to address citizen requirements and to attend to areas in which required performance falls short. We don’t know the answer to that because government is so sloppily managed and imprecisely controlled, citizens are without essential facts.