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......
Please note Mad Maxine's claim that sequestration will cost the United States "170 million" jobs. I really hate to bother the lovely and erudite Rep. Waters, but at any one time the US labor force numbers about 155 million. So.......every single one of you still working out there will lose their jobs because of sequestration. In addition, 15 million of you are going to have to then go and get another job and lose it in order to satisfy Mad Maxine's predictions. Sorry Max, math is a real bitch sometimes.
Then there is Rep. Donna "I'll see your 170 million lost jobs and raise you millions of brutalized women" Edwards, D-MD. In the video here, you can hear her explain how 230,000 calls to domestic violence shelters will go unanswered due to the GOP and sequestration. Note how at the end, she ups the ante to "millions of women and children", nicely done Donna!
Obviously, domestic violence is a terrible thing. I don't know about 230,000 calls in the middle of the night going unanswered in the future. I do know of one in the recent past that went unanswered......the one Ambassador Chris Stevens made to Barack Obama's administration pleading for help as Islamic terrorists savaged him and 3 other brave Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. What I don't remember seeing is outrage from Donna and Maxine about that unanswered call.
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