It’s $85 billion in so-called cuts, or is it $44 billion since the fiscal year was half over? But to this administration, it’s a magical sum of money. It is being blamed for every economic problem from stagnant growth to disappointing numbers in employment – or shall we say unemployment?
Numbers floated for jobs lost to sequestration cuts range up to 750,000. Yet in 2009, with the Obama stimulus bill of almost $900 billion, we weren’t sure if any new jobs were really created. We do know a lot of friends of Democrats benefitted.
And the administration had to come up with a new term to justify the spending – “jobs saved,” a term that is unprovable.
Come on, people, this is really very sad. We deserve better than this.