Oh, the sequester! The humanity! The absolute tragedy of the cuts to government. Thousands of workers laid off, lots of problems in airports, everything is going to grind to a halt. If you believe any of that, we need to talk about a bridge I'm trying to sell.
They're not cutting anything, simply slowing the growth of government. This whole sequester problem is only a problem if you believe that government should grow every year at a set rate. This graphic from George Mason University shows how they intend to cut government under the sequester.
That looks like quite a cut, doesn't it? Such a cut that government continues to grow. No, dear friends, our problem is that we elected a President who doesn't understand that cutting a budget entails spending less money than we spent last year.
Mr. President, we intend for you to cut a trillion dollars from next year's budget, not simply slow the growth of government, but to actually use smaller numbers than you used last year. A trillion dollars in next year's budget would be a good step. A good first step.