The following is a comment posted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Monday about the current Washington quagmire:
“Those dreaded “sequestration” budget cuts are set to kick in March 1st. We keep being told it will spell economic Armageddon, even though it would cut discretionary spending only to about what it was two years ago. It could cause painful cuts to defense, but only if the President wants to cut more heavily there. There’s still plenty of time to allocate the cuts more intelligently, if Obama and Congress can stop alternately going on vacation and demagoguing long enough to hammer out a deal. That doesn’t seem likely, though.
So a lot of federal workers are bracing for unpaid layoffs and furloughs, including Congressional staffers. But never fear: it won’t affect Congress members themselves. They made certain when they passed the sequester law that their own paychecks would not be subject to any cuts. That’s funny, because if I were allocating where the cuts would come, our current crops of politicians’ salaries might be just where I’d start.”