February 23, 2013
ISN'T THERE SUPPOSED TO BE A DOWNSIDE?:
Devastating Sequester Spending Cuts? Give Me a Break! (Jonathan Karl, Feb 22, 2013 , ABC News)
The Obama administration's list of what will happen if upcoming spending cuts go into effect is downright terrifying. In recent days, officials have warned of more forest fires, workplace deaths and, heaven-forbid -- chicken shortages.And today the White House brought out Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to warn of big air travel delays across the country as air traffic controllers are forced off the job because of budget cuts.LaHood even suggested that some smaller airports - he specifically mentioned the airport at golfing paradise Hilton Head, S.C. -- might have to reduce hours of operation or even temporarily close.
A rise in workplace deaths would be unfortunate, but the rest just achieve good public policy.
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2013 7:35 AM