The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788

3 reasons Americans shouldn’t worry about sequestration

Dustin Siggins, Tea Party Patriots

In his column yesterday, George Will articulately and concisely outlined why the American people should not listen to the Beltway hysteria over sequestration:

First, the alleged cuts (in reality, reductions to expected spending) simply aren’t large when compared to the federal budget:

As in: Batten down the hatches — the sequester will cut $85 billion from this year’s $3.6 trillion budget! Or: Head for the storm cellar — spending will be cut 2.3 percent! Or: Washington chain-saw massacre — we must scrape by on 97.7 percent of current spending! Or: Chaos is coming because the sequester will cut a sum $25 billion larger than was just shoveled out the door (supposedly, but not actually) for victims of Hurricane Sandy! Or: Heaven forfend, the sequester will cut 47 percent as much as was spent on the AIG bailout! Or: Famine, pestilence and locusts will come when the sequester causes federal spending over 10 years to plummet from $46 trillion all the way down to $44.8 trillion! Or: Grass will grow in the streets of America’s cities if the domestic agencies whose budgets have increased 17 percent under President Obama must endure a 5 percent cut!

Second, a succinct summary of how many in Washington have let ideology overcome basic mathematics and fiscal reality – and are pushing it into the media to mislead the American people:

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