According to a summation in a Politico article this morning, Republicans have historically been on a rampage (my term) to “cut NPR, EPA and the National Endowment for the Arts.” Now, they are considering cuts to the Pentagon as being in the acceptable category too.
The priority to rein in government spending and to balance it with our limited capacity to govern is foremost. One thing that Republicans and Democrats must remember and that is that the government exists for the purpose of producing the environment that will enable people and private enterprise to perform sufficiently to ensure a good life for all persons and more for people who deserve it.
America must address the surge in domestic needs and cannot cut our way to solving them. So, it is time for politicians to address the revenue side of the equation.
What is the equation for optimizing national yield? We know that Yield (Y) = Revenue + Quality / Cost + Time. We know that the equation is differential. We know that there is an interplay between government enterprise and private enterprise.
Completing the equation and determining the optimal situation is sustainable economics.
“The reason: A new breed of conservatives in the House cares so much about cutting spending they’re willing to extend that to the budget for bullets and bombs, too — in this case, by letting $500 billion in across-the-board automatic budget cuts over 10 years take effect, alongside a similar number for domestic agencies.
“I’m reading what a lot of different members are saying, and I find there’s not as much opposition to sequestration as I thought there might be,” Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), the chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee in charge of the Pentagon’s purse strings, told POLITICO.
“I don’t think I have any real feeling for which direction this House is going, and this is the first time in a long time that I haven’t had a pretty good feel for it,” Young added.”