Sequester will take our money back from government
The front-page headline in the Feb. 26 Yuma Sun is "Sequester to slam Yuma schools."
During the past few weeks but accelerating this past Sunday are the dire predictions from the administration of all the cuts in federal spending that will impact all states and by inference impact all America. The federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. If what the administration states is true, it should demonstrate to everyone how the federal government takes from all taxpayers and spreads it around.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Given the amount of federal debt/deficit in America today, I think it is a bad thing! When we consider the growth in size of the federal government the past few years, the significant amount of money spent on education and health care in America that does not even keep America in the top five ranking of developed nations based upon spending compared to results, and the enormous amount of money spent on defense that far exceeds other nations but which in reality enables our elected federal representatives (the vast majority who have never served in the military) to get us into two wars in the past decade, it should cause great concern to all Americans about the direction of our great country in the future.
Sequestration is a start in taking back OUR money from the government.
George K. Blackwell