End the sequester now
02/26/2013 2:28 PM
02/26/2013 2:29 PM
I love peanut butter. But not on budget cuts. A peanut-butter-spread approach to cutting federal spending will only make high-performing, effective programs less high-performing, and low-performing programs more ineffective.
Both effects will serve to demoralize the whole work force — managers and employees — who attempt to deliver value to the taxpayer every day. Across-the-board budgets cuts demonstrate that our leaders do not have the courage to prioritize and explain their choices to the voters. This is non-performance, aka the sequester. Clearly, no one interested in delivering value wants the sequester.
Congress: Vote to end the sequester now. Then, go back to the Simpson-Bowles recommendations, make some hard choices, and vote for actual, reasoned cuts that also allow for investment in our future.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
Myrtle Beach Sun News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.