But around here, there isn’t a lot of fat left to trim. When cuts come down, they don’t mean that a secretary gets laid off or a middle manager takes a few furlough days.
These cuts are deep. They’re real. They hurt. And they are no laughing matter.
While the sky indeed did not fall on March 1, there’s no reason for Obama’s critics, or anyone else, to feel smug about what happened. We wish members of Congress felt the same urgency about Head Start, or school funding, or meals for senior citizens, that they seemed to about catching flights back home for the weekend. If they did, maybe we could get past the hyperbole and find a budget solution that both sides can agree on.