The sequestration scares are the ultimate example of theWashington Wink-Wink: Politicos from both parties warn of imminent disaster if the federal budget is “cut” even though they know government spending will be higher in 2013 regardless if the sequestration “cuts” are implemented.
Put another way, the sequestration scares are lies, pure and simple. Not just bunk, not just distortions or mis-statements, but lies. And every professional politician – Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Independent – in this town knows it.
The question I have is whether the press is in on this deception or just clueless? Clueless is less scary, but disheartening. I’m going with the deliberate manipulation proposition, because even journalism majors can’t be as imbecilic and naive as they’d have us believe.