Define Budget Cuts
April 20, 2013
If there is anyone who follows the news, maybe you can help me figure this out. Because of the sequestration (budget cuts), convicts have been released into the public all across the country:
Sequestration will also cause the FAA to close 149 air traffic control towers: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/faa-closing-air-traffic-towers_n_2934601.html
The budget cuts were so severe that the White House has even (temporarily?) stopped doing tours: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/white-house-tours-sequestration_n_2900527.html (not sure about that title either, Jason Linkins...)
Why are there all of these "cuts" when the sequestration actually only stops the budget from expanding more than it would have? Our budget is still about $1BILLION more than the total revenue, so how is not spending enough such an immediate problem?
The question really begs an answer when you consider that there was enough money for Michelle Obama to have Beyonce and Adele perform at her birthday party this year,
There is also enough money for the DHS to buy 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammo, 2,700 new armored vehicles, and 7,000 new assault rifles. "Major General Jerry Curry, (Ret) offered up a good point when the 750 million order became public last fall saying that number of bullets was more than 10 times what U.S. troops used in a full year of Iraqi combat."
"While the Obama administration calls for a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 “personal defense weapons” — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians."
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