Well, ever the optimist I thought: Okay, let’s see what kind of a menu of possible cost-cutting options she’ll put up. Maybe the congresswoman realizes that it is essential for cuts to be made in many areas of government spending.
After all, she must have heard about the proposals that the Republicans released on Feb. 3 pushing for $32 billion in reductions and then $74 billion, yesterday. And just a few hours ago the Republican House leadership agreed with those of their colleagues who wanted even deeper cuts:
In response to complaints from rank-and-file Republicans that the party was not fulfilling a campaign promise to roll back domestic spending this year by $100 billion, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said his panel would abandon its initial plan and draw up a new one to slice spending more aggressively.
“Our intent is to make deep but manageable cuts in nearly every area of government, leaving no stone unturned and allowing no agency or program to be held sacred,” Representative Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who leads the committee, said.
So, has Rep. Woolsey gotten actively involved in the all-important work of cutting our currently anticipated deficit of $1.5 TRILLION? Is she eager to hear from her constituents about where “in nearly every area of government” cost reductions should be made? Does she understand that it is vital that cuts be made virtually everwhere? In a word: No.
Her poll is written thusly:
She doesn’t offer any really constructive poll with useful options. It is just a stunt to further her unilateral demand that only military spending be cut. It is just a means of playing to the individuals who, like the congresswoman herself, refuse to consider and support budget reductions in the many other areas of our jumbo-sized federal government. What an immature poll, Rep. Woolsey. Oh, it underscores your views all right, but it does NOTHING to really add to the serious conversation that must be had by Congress as it decides where to make reductions. But then, that’s the point, isn’t it, Rep. Woolsey? You hardly ever truly contribute to substantive congressional discussions unless they are on your terms, do you?
Our country cannot continue on its crazed spending trajectory because if we do, we will end up like this: