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Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am

According to the news, the government has opted to release some 1,000 illegal aliens into the general population. They claim it is necessary due to the "sequestration" issue.

This appears to be an obvious move in order to discredit those who have attempted to rein in the undisciplined spending spree of the Obama administration. From credible sources, we hear that the 2.5 percent required reduction could easily be obtained from other sectors — ones that do not entail the negative impact on the safety of the public.

How could anyone get a better "bang for the bucks" than having felons roaming our streets? This because their opponents would not aid them in their lack of fiscal responsibility.

What next — reduce air traffic controllers or Border Patrol agents? "Scare tactics" are being used to propagate ideology.

Anyone who has ever worked with budgets is aware there are some features common to all:

1. Allocation of monies.

2. Some built-in "wiggle room."

3. The need to spend the entire amount each year because the following year it will be considered in your new budget.

Isn't it time we separated "fear" from "facts" and receive the transparency we were promised?

Richard Viall

Woodbridge

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3 comments:

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 5:38 pm on Thu, Mar 7, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1477

    How is anyone supposed to take you seriously when he article you offer from the American Spectator begins with "The LAWLESS Obama administration..."? How is anyone with a working brain expected to read on unless they are void of intellectual capacity and simply believe the president is less than the upstanding citizen he is. He has a wonderful family, never been arrested, attends church and is well liked by those who know him. Only the strictest of partisan motivated yahoos or simply dumb racists will find fault with the president.

     
  • stan taves posted at 12:06 pm on Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

    Stan Taves Posts: 313

    If there is one argument to be made against bigger govt; it is that govt allows for the inefficient deployment of capital. Inefficiency (waste, fraud, and abuse) reduces productivity thus making everyone poorer -- everyone except for the bureaucrats, that is. Conversely, the efficient deployment of capital that occurs in the private sector is what allows for productivity or growth. The important thing, that seems to be lost on big govt liberals, is that productivity makes everyone richer -- including govt. The problem is that govt inherently rejects the idea that it must function in service to the private sector; It is the nature of the beast, but the beast will kill itself before it ever destroys our God given will for self-determination.

     
  • John Kindseth posted at 10:09 am on Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 243

    This is one of many helpful articles:

    http://spectator.org/archives/2013/03/04/the-sequester-amnesty

     

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