But wait, there is even worse example than the bumbling “we do not care attitude” of the Administration. It is something that really highlights why Washington does not work.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has suggested the air traffic problem can be solved and government largesse can continue by eliminating the budget sequester reduction by making up the difference from savings from troop draw downs in Iraq and Afghanistan. My goodness, this does not even pass a laugh test. It is intellectually dishonest and a sad display of leadership
Let me get it straight, we will pay for something that was meant to be reduced by claiming that it will come from savings from events that were going to happen anyway. Confusing?
It is no wonder with financial geniuses like this in charge the fiscal affairs of the government are in such a mess. Hey, can you count to $17 trillion in debt or maybe count to $3 billion a day in borrowing to keep the government operating?
The whole situation brings a famous television episode to mind where Lucy Ricardo goes on a spending spree, vastly overspending her budget. She tells Ricky when he questions how is she going to pay for all the things she bought by saying, she saved on each thing she bought and as soon as the saving add up to more than she spent, it would all be taken care of. Ricky, of course, almost fainted, slapping that Cuban forehead with a big shot of “Carumba”!
Or maybe Senator Reid is a disciple of Milo Minderbinder from the classic novel Catch 22 where the crafty Milo is buying eggs in Egypt for 5 cents each and then selling them for 2 cents In Italy. He proclaims all will be well because he will make up the loss by selling in volume.
The proposal by Senator Reid and the complete cynical attitude by the Administration shows those in control of government are not trying seriously to do anything. I thought these guys were elected to solve problems?
The Department of Transportation has had a year of more to plan for less money available. Instead of approaching the situation in a way to make the best of it, they have tried to inflict the maximum amount of inconvenience on the public, which by the way is all of us. It that is true, it is shameful, if it not true, then it is a showing of pure incompetence.
This is a starring example on why we are in the mess we are in and why nothing improves. It makes one want to weep but then we get what we deserve.