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The monumental failures who occupy both the White House and Congress came up with sequestration as a “doomsday” scenario so onerous that it would force both sides to work out necessary budget compromises to avoid financial disaster within the federal government.
Unfortunately, that plan depended on both sides realizing that at some point they had to work together. It didn’t happen and on Friday, March 1, the budget goes into sequestration with cuts that will cost too many people their jobs and force too many programs to either cut back or shut down.
Even worse, as another story on Capitol Hill Blue today points out, the sequestration won’t deliver the promised savings to the budget.
And that is just the beginning. In another three weeks, the government faces shutdown unless the constantly bickering two sides can come together.
Salvation is unlikely too happen because both sides of this incredible budget debacle are too busy blaming each other for the mess that both created and neither is willing to admit.
Democrats and President Barack Obama blame the whole mess on Republicans and former President George W. Bush but overlook the fact that both Obama and his party made the situation they inherited much worse and did nothing to bring the promised cooperation into reality.
Republicans blame Obama and Democrats for the mess while ignoring the fact that Bush and their Congressional majority helped create the mess in the fist place.
Both Bush was and Obama is a disaster as President. Neither have the leadership or acumen to handle their jobs. In Congress, it never matters which party was in charge. Both sides spent more time genuflecting to their party banner without giving even a microsecond’s thought to what might was best for the country.
Both sides are traitors to the flag that flies over the country they have betrayed. Both sides are criminal in their mishandling of the nation’s finances. Both sides should be retired by voters.
Of course, that can’t happen, not in a government controlled by the very people responsible for the woes that haunt this nation..
So what do we do?
Start a revolution as some have suggested? Such an idea has some appeal but is hardly practical in the current political reality that grips this nation.
Scrap our current system of government and start over? Again, an idea with some appeal but the world is littered with new forms of government that have turned into disasters.
Something must be done before it’s too late, if it is not so already, but the answer lies with those who have more acumen then we have here at Capitol Hill Blue.
Maybe a savior is out there.
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