The Only Question You Need to Ask Your Congressmen and women and the Press is
HOW MUCH OF THE BUDGET CUTS TAKE PLACE IN THE 2012 BUDGET YEAR,
October 2011 through September 2012? Period!
The rest is all Smoke and Mirrors!
Obama talks about cutting 3.7 Trillion Dollars. Boehner, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell talk about their own Trillion Dollar Cuts. The Media Parrots exactly what these politicians are saying that they will cut which is absolutely meaningless. Why?
The only budget year that can be cut is the upcoming Budget Year.
Any year after that is irrelevant as no one can bind future Congresses, and thus the President, to any “Future Budget Cuts”. The politicians know this. But saying that I am going to cut $5 Trillion dollars sounds better than the actual cut of $100 Billion in the current budget year.
That is also why they also always use 10 year projections!
Have you ever seen a politician keep their word for a month let alone 10 years?
When you call your representatives in the House and Senate, ask them how much are their plans cutting in the CURRENT BUDGET YEAR. If it is less than $500 Billion, they are blowing smoke up your nose. Even $500 Billion does not even come close to getting us back to our 2008 budget levels but it is a start.
And, make sure the cuts are cuts and not just reductions in the PERCENTAGE INCREASE of a department or program. A decrease in a percent increase is still allowing additional dollars to be added to the deficit. Tell them to hold the line. Not raising the debt limit on August 2nd will not cause any damage to this country. Not dealing with the Deficits will drive this country into oblivion…