cross-posted from the Oregon Tenth Amendment Center

So, the time has come. The “super-committee”is about to fail and “draconian cuts” (read reductions in the rate of increase over the next 10 years) are on the way.

As I said when the stupid idea was passed to defer decisions to an unconstitutional body’s decision making prowess, this has failed. But now that it has failed, and we are on the precipice of a sizable slowing of the rate of growth in government, I have one suggestion…. Don’t stop it! This is now the perfect way for any politician to cut spending, without having to appear to be the “bad guy.” Nobody gets targeted, nobody wins, nobody loses. Just allow the “automatic reductions” to happen (as you said you would when you counted them as “real” spending “cuts” during the debt-ceiling debate earlier this year).

Now… I know it goes against everything that is inside a politician… to allow responsible actions to occur, (even if through inaction), but please…… let this one slide!! Ignore the calls for “special legislation” to prevent the spending cuts you promised earlier this year. Ignore the pundits on TV calling for you to spend more. And ignore your own ‘better’ judgement, which is (judging by the actions of a majority of legislators over the last century) fatally flawed. I beseech you to let these cuts happen! Stop spending our Grandchildrens’ future!

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