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  •  Lawrence O'Donnell made the point the other (15+ / 0-)

    night that Democrats have a habit of bailing Republicans out. He's right. Republicans propose stupid, unworkable plans and the Democrats rush in to show them how it's done.
    Let's recall that Bill Clinton wrangled NAFTA through the Congress and went on to pass welfare reform, putting all the poor mothers to work so they could pay to put their children in child-care, propelling the growth of small business and creating another flavor of human husbandry.
    Bill Clinton wasn't mean, but he was susceptible to pride -- the pride one gets from doing what others said can't be done.
    Barack Obama is susceptible, as well. He really wants to cut the Pentagon's purchase of military hardware.  So, he agreed to the sequester, a really stupid idea when one considers that the Congress is in charge of every dollar and simply cannot run out of money. The routine that only dollars which have first been collected in taxes is a scam, which the country buys into because for the several states, counties and municipalities it is the truth. They only get what the Treasury passes down and through individuals or banks.

    (Whatever happened to the IOUs California issued under the Austrian? Did the world come to an end when vendors had to accept IOUs from the state, instead of the ones certified by the federal treasury? That's all dollars are, you know, certified IOUs -- monetary certificates are not very different from marital certificates, only much more numerous)

    Anyway, what's different now, I hope, is that Democrats will not dig Republicans out of their hole. If this incident with the sequester will finally make it clear that the whole fiasco has been staged by Republicans to get kudos for later relenting, then it will have been worth it. Because the only thing new is the word "sequester" which means to hide, as in "hide the salami." Congress has been rationing our currency for decades, mostly in the interest of promoting their own members tenure in office. Think of the unjust steward in the bible
    Luke 16:1-13
    Our public servants are using our money to reward their cronies and steal from their masters. Since they don't keep the money for themselves and they've actually been hired to manage the purse, it's not technically fraud -- just poor management. Still, the recourse is the same as it was two thousand years ago--firing.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:52:38 AM PST

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