Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Boehner’s Proposal to Fix Sequester Must Contain balanced Military and Non-Military Spending Allowances

I believe that this blog is a powerful example to challenge and deny Speaker John Boehner and the GOP's decision to offer legislation to soften the pain of mandated cuts to the military budget caused by the Sequester. Any deal or fix to the Budget Control Act of 2011, must include reducing the amount of non-military spending cuts too. Providing a reliable safety net for the physically and mentally ill, poor, children and the elderly is a role the federal government must play in some of our lives. Who among us will chose to be sick, disabled, and/or poor in one of the greatest countries on earth? Should the forty-seven percent of Americans referenced by Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election plight be ignored? I am so glad that I was apart movement that included old, you... on Twitpic Should Boehner and Tea Party congressional members be allowed to provide political cover for themselves and Republicans governors by providing exceptions and exemptions for the military and defense contractors to the drastic cuts of the Sequester? Should President Obama agree to a deal with the GOP that doesn't repeal the entire Sequester and/or offer the same amount of monetary savings to domestic non-military spending that covers programs cuts for the sick, disabled, and/or poor? My answer to both questions is HELL NO! It's time for Speaker Boehner to put America first by risking his Speaker title. It's also time for Boehner to get off his ASS and bring a bill to the House of Representative that will repeal the entire Budget Control Act of 2011.

 Vera Richardson Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

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