Sequestration is nothing but CASTRATION of the sprouting green shots of the american economy today.
Some say it will only affect after a few weeks after today, some say only a minority will be affected, etc, but the truth is:-
a. est 800,000 american govt employees will be out of work or have their contracts reduced to penury slave status.
In a population of est 200 million working adults, that 800k seems insignificant, but when added to the TOTAL unemployed as well as the new entrants
to the labour market of high school and college kids, you will see a frightening figure. If added to loose immigration policies, a disaster is in the
b. Ongoing military budgets will be slashed, which will only result in cutting corners measure which will only lead to the loss of precious lives or
the ineffectiveness of the military at any given moment, for none knows when the threat will come and when it comes, with no first responders, only
more will die.
That's mililtary budgets, but what about social budgets? Cut on research and social expenditure, it will lose talents and opportunities. I need not go
on. The threat is clear and present.
And WHO is responsible?
Blame Congress. Republicans hell bent on mollycoodling the rich with no further taxes when the rich are wallowing in wealth, more than they can ever
spend in 3 lifetimes, while democrats hell bent on funding their personal pet projects of EVERY social issues, even squirrel welfare programmes.
Blame President Obama, who by his appointment of office, has the FULL AUTHORITY to do the right thing when such things happen in congress with
gridlocks over self serving issues through the use of EXECUTIVE POWERS.
He fears to be seen as a dicatator or spat upon by others, have his name sullied if he used it. Even Lincoln expected himself to be villified by
future generations for the civil war. But instead, because of his courage to act when necessary, today, he is the only President to sit in Washington
DC, for TWO centuries, and best yet, in memorial form, never to be forgotten.
So what is the solution?
1. Self help. Each neighbour to reach out to another during these hard times, to share food and resources. Easier said than often done as most humans
2. President Obama to mobilize his highly effective and provened grassroots team to give him support for executive actions to save the nation.
3. Honest and sincere citizens start making preparations for the comming congressional elections, to strike fear into the 2 complacent ruling parties
that if they do not want to get their act together and work for the People, a 3rd party will be voted in to rule instead.
Votes are not freely offered. It is to be won. And judging by the performances of the ruling parties, it is only fair and high time a NEW party send
out its grassroot teams to woo for the vote, to boot those redolent current party hacks out of office.
4. CUT WASTE, not budgets. I am sure there are some unnecessary jobs or spending and should be eliminated right now for the sake of the nation's
survival. Each dept should only eradicate the truly unnecessary only and not just across the board, throwing the baby out with the bath water.
I will try to give more ideas, but currently, I am too shocked and stunned by this stupidity to allow castration of the economy happened by congress
to think calmly. Futhermore, I am sure there are more brainy guys and gals out there than me whom can come up with better, pragmatic and effective
concepts to keep the american economy steaming ahead, instead of this self destructive course set by congress....
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