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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sequester Will Put GOP "Cuts Create Prosperity" To The Test

Will Boehner Have The Guts To Save 750,000 Jobs?

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) told FOX News (who else?) that if House Speaker John Boehner "caves" and agrees to tax revenues to avoid the sequester, he will lose his speakership job.

"I don't quite honestly believe that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens. I think he would lose his speakership," Johnson said. "That would be my own personal opinion."

You can figure Johnson was channeling Paul Ryan on that one since they are very close buddies. With his amateurish threat, Johnson ends up daring the trapped Boehner, who could turn it back on Johnson and Tea Party House mutants by saying it is more important to work on a deal to save 750,000 American jobs than it is to save his own. But is John Boehner courageous enough?

Ryan Sequesters Janesville Airport

Here's a pick up from the blog, Because I can. Titled, Ryan Sequesters Janesville Airport, the posting taps a Huffington Post article about how Ryan's drive for government spending cuts may effect the operations of his hometown's Rock County Airport.

Sequester Will put "Cuts Create prosperity" To The Test

WASHINGTON -- The bluntness of sequestration was supposed to be what made it so effective. The $1 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years would hit everywhere and everything. Its indiscriminate, draconian nature would compel lawmakers into finding a replacement.

With the Friday deadline for sequestration approaching, however, the prospect of finding said replacement appears slim.

Remember that the sequester cuts take place over a period of ten years. Despite the ominous warnings, come March 1st or the few weeks thereafter, the sky won't fall. Things will appear business as usual. But as time passes and $10 billion worth of cuts settle in, then another $10B in cuts and another and another, in six to eight months we will begin to see a slow but steady economic decline.

But wait..wait! That's not right. That's not the way it's supposed to be according to the Heritage Foundation/Republican pro-growth mime that we've been hearing for more than a decade. What I've heard from Rep. Paul Ryan and others was that government doesn't have a revenue problem, that it has a spending problem and cutting government spending will unleash prosperity and economic security. I've heard that over and over again. But, if the projected devastating effects occur or if a soft decline or little noticeable impact is felt, that entire GOP spending cut formula will be discredited.

Why? Because for the Republicans to be right about government budget cuts feeding job creation, certainty and prosperity, we shouldn't lose 750,000 jobs over the next year or two. We shouldn't even be satisfied with a flat-lining economy. We should gain 750,000 jobs on top of the gains that were projected WITHOUT sequestration!! Crazy as it sounds, that's what we should expect if there is any inkling of integrity to their "cuts create prosperity" mime.

Please, don't count on that happening. At. All.

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