Friday, March 1, 2013

Remember Back?

Remember back when that EEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeevil Newt Gingrich shut down the fedril gummint in a budget fight with Clinton?  All the feds were furloughed.  This company town I live in burst into flames!  Rioting by government workers left scars throughout the Federal Enclave that you can still see today.  It looked light Haiti's Port Au Prince after the Earthquake.  

Well, actually, no, it wasn't that bad.

Heck, only unpaid interns were working the Whitehouse.  And Clinton got a lil' sumthin-sumthin to lie about under oath later, but at the time, I figured he thought it was pretty sweet.  They closed the Washington Monument back then, but it's closed for repairs NOW

This time, the sequester cuts only impact 5% of the federal spending.  Where I work they are talking about one day a week rotational furloughs.  So, A) they can do 20% less damage to you people outside the beltway, and B) parking will be MUCH easier for the contractors.

So, no big thang, is my thought.

Now, just means test COLA for Social Security and we'll be on sound footing.  Obama could then take the credit for fixing the budget for decades so and then feel extra justified for asking for crippling new spending and taxes.

"You can get a lot done in this town if you don't care who gets the credit."

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