Twitchy has collected a bit of Democrat scare-mongering regarding the sequester – the best was Rangel’s claim that 2,100 food inspectors would be thrown out of work. My first question was: we have more than 2,100 of them? Rangel wants to know if we want to worry about the food on our table? My attitude: meh…properly cooked food is just about zero risk, at all events, and even without the inspectors its not like the food producers will suddenly go, “oh, goody, now we can poison people with food!”. There is an indisputable fact to place before the American people here: some how or another, we didn’t all die before food inspectors came along. Muddling through without the Nanny State, those who provide food for the market managed to divine that their best bet was to provide good, safe food because that meant your customers stayed alive and came back the next day to buy some more.
Now, just why are our Democrats so hyped up about this? The real reason seems to me that they are fearful that if real cuts are done – and while the sequester is a teeny, tiny little cut which won’t actually reduce our fiscal peril, they are real cuts – then if death and destruction don’t result, the argument for more cuts will become overwhelming. Democrats are desperately afraid that their license to steal might soon be revoked – that the American people will figure out that about half what we spend is just payoffs to Democrat constituencies. And so they will keep banging the drum saying that we’re all going to die if the Sequester (Obamaquester – because it was his idea, after all) goes through.
Exit question: will all this Democrat whining megaphoned by the by-lined Democrats in the MSM cause the GOP to cave? So far, it doesn’t appear it will – but never underestimate the Congressional GOP’s ability to wilt under pressure…we shall have to see.
UPDATE: The article has it as a growing alliance between the RINOs and the Democrats. Me? Nope; its just the Ruling Class taking the mask off. It is an us vs them fight – the people vs the powerful, with our biggest problem is that a large number of the people don’t realize how badly they are being screwed. Yet. Matters are being clarified and once we start campaigning in the “blue” areas, the lines will be drawn.