I ask you this: What government agency could not cut their budget by 2.2 percent without laying off a ton of workers? How about we cut the president’s golf trips. The last one cost the taxpayers nearly a million dollars – that would pay a lot of salaries. How about past president’s pensions of over $400,000 per year. How about cutting bloated salaries and pensions for do-nothing congressmen and senators.
A 2011 GAO report gave a sampling of the vastness of what could be cut, not including any of the things I have suggested, their estimate amounted to a total annual cut of $100 billion to $200 billion, two to five times the entire sequester. But, that won’t happen. The president will make sure of that.
Then the troubled citizens will demand a reversal of the cuts and the president can save the day by putting the government workers back on the job and raising taxes.
Lord Help Us!