Prediction: No Sequestration
Folks, the only thing Pelosi forgot to mention — and I think it’s because the press conference she had occurred before the asteroid got close. Since the asteroid missed and did not hit the world, the Republicans are gonna have use sequestration to destroy it. I want to make this prediction to you: There will be no sequester. I know, a lot of you are sitting out there hoping like hell that it happens, because you want to see some spending cuts.
Even though there really aren’t any, you want to see some. You want to see the Democrats go absolutely bat excrement. You want to see it! Well, I’m here to predict to you that there will not be sequestration, that a last-minute deal will be struck so as to avert children starving, or the Pentagon shutting down or whatever the panic, crisis, theory the Democrats use. The Republicans will cave and there will not be a sequester. Isn’t that the way this stuff usually happens? So that’s my prediction.
But here’s the truth about it in terms of numbers. Now, the Democrats are telling us that with sequester, the Pentagon will have to shut down, that there will be no border control — which they ought to like! The Democrats ought to actually like no Border Patrol. I mean, a flood of illegal immigrants can just come in and nobody can stop ’em. But they say that the Pentagon will shut down, no Border Patrol, and they say there will be no embassy security.
So there will be dozens more Benghazi-type attacks. “What difference does that make?” Now, all of this is gonna happen because of a 2.2% reduction in spending. However, the 2.2% reduction in spending is offset by the baseline budgeting, scheduled budget increases. Pentagon spending and Medicare spending are slated to go up in the eight to 10% range. So a 2.2% cut means the Pentagon may grow by 6% or 8%, and Medicare by 6% or 8%, instead of eight to 10%. There will no be real cuts. There won’t be any.
All of this panic, all of this is just over nothing, literally nothing.