Those who were of school-age during the Cold War, remember all those "hide under your desk from ballistic missile attack" drills? What a waste of time, the world isn't going to end in some sort of nuclear conflagration after all.
Remember all the hubbub about the end of the Mayan Calendar and the complete destruction of society that was supposed to happen on Dec. 21, 2012??? Pshaw! The Mayans had nothing on the GOP! At least according to the Democrats.
Yes folks, tomorrow, March 1 2013, the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) will be upon us. The instrument of our destruction? A 1.2% federal spending cut. Wait, it gets worse....It's not really a cut in spending. It is a cut in the spending increases scheduled for this year.
Look at it this way. Let's say you make $1000 a week at your job. This year, your pay was supposed to increase to $1100 a week. The boss comes to you and says..."Sorry Joe Worker, we are only going to be able to increase your pay to $1086 a week this year". AAGGGHHH!!! you say. It's TEOTWAWKI!!!!
I would say to you "Joe, instead of howling about TEOTWAWKI, you should be on your knees thanking the boss that you still have a job, let alone one that is going to pay you more this year than last". Particularly in light of SACSTW favorite Maxine Waters's comments about the effects of sequestration on the US labor force......