Saturday, September 18

Mitchell on the sequester

He appears for just a moment in the following video, so here’s more from Cato Institute’s Daniel J. Mitchell on the effects of the sequester, which may start on March 1:

To save America from the supposedly “savage” and “draconian” budget cuts caused by sequestration, President Obama has instead asked Congress to approve an alternative fiscal package containing additional tax increases.

So why is the sequester so bad? Does it slash the budget by 50 percent? Does it shut down departments, programs, and agencies?

Sounds good to me. We need to reduce the burden of government spending, so some genuine budget cuts would be very desirable.

Continue reading at Exposing the Absurdity of Washington’s Anti-sequester Hysteria.