Monday, March 4, 2013

Local Control

The US Navy has cancelled the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf.  President Obama has failed to get a budget signed and now we can't deploy the military forces we need to protect our nation and our interests.  Can you imagine if this happened in WWII?  Well, we were going to invade Normandy, but we could not afford it.

Our budget process is a terrible sham.  When cuts have to have across the board then everything should be cut not just discretionary payments.  Salaries, pensions, medical treatments, everything should be cut.  A cut of a couple percentage points on everything would have no real or lasting impact on the nation.  Once a budget deal was reached the people involved could get back pay if needed.

I read about schools and police and many other local and state agencies complaining about these budget cuts.  These cuts should have no impact on state and local agencies because they should be funded on the local level.  People in Iowa should not pay for police in Los Angeles.  People in Los Angeles should not pay for schools in Alaska.  Perhaps if they were not paying for local needs we would have enough money for aircraft carriers.  We need to get the Federal government out of local government; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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