Just weeks ago, America faced “The Sequester.” That was the cataclysmic event whereupon the federal government would spend more money this year than last, but $85 billion less than planned. We still have an increase in spending, but not as large an increase as President Barack Obama wanted.
Through numerous media conferences, Obama addressed the nation. He told us that mothers will be searching for day care centers, air-traffic controllers will be laid-off, the military will suffer cutbacks, police and first responders will be let go, scores of pre-schools will be closed, and many teachers will be out of work.
Look to our history, Mr. President. I wish you were as ashamed of yourself as we are of you.
CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to.