Why The Sequester is a Good Idea

February 28, 2013


I like the idea of the Sequester. Am I all alone in this? If you think the Feds use our money wisely, take a gander at this informative list of 30 stupid things the government does with our money, including a $400,000 research study on why gay Argentina men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk??

On top of that, a little perspective is always a good thing. The Sequester will not cut anything. It will reduce the rate of growth and even then, sequestration will decrease spending by only 2.4 percent over the next 10 years. That means for every dollar the government spends, 2 1/5 cents less will be spent as a result of the Sequester. For that amount, planes will fall out of the sky, babies’ bottles will be ripped out of their mouths, and poor children will be booted into the snowbanks as the windows of Head-Start are boarded over?

I liken the Sequester to when we lose our electricity in the winter. It is inconvenient, to be sure, even a hardship. But my family always comes out the better for the experience. We realize we don’t need all those fancy electric diversions to have fun. We can play guitar and sing, play cards by candlelight, talk about how the fire has all the attributes of life. We don’t need the heat pump blasting 72 degree warmth throughout our home. We huddle together in front of the fireplace and realize we are more able to exist without what we once believed to be necessary than we thought. We learn some self sufficiency skills like heating water over a flame when we want a cup of tea. Who would have thought life could go on without a microwave!?

It is hard to know who to believe these days. One group warns that if the Sequester comes to pass, the world as we know it will end. Another group warns us that the first group is full of ca-ca, and that the Sequester will be more like slowing from the illegal speed limit of 100 mph, down to the less illegal speed limit of 80 mph. I am inclined to believe the second group, but either way about it, I think when we become so dependent on anything outside of ourselves and God, it is often a very good thing to lose it. Sometimes we realize we didn’t need it after all.

By: Vicky Kaseorg

Bio: Vicky Kaseorg is a published author of 7 books and writes a daily inspirational blog.

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