President Obama signed an order earlier tonight that enacts cuts in federal spending, nine percent for non-defense spending and 13 percent for defense spending. These automatic cuts are referred to as sequester or sequestration. It’s the result of the White House and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives not being able to come to an agreement as to how to tackle the national debt.
Personally, I don’t understand what the big deal is. Even after reading this article, I don’t see how my life is going to be ruined because of sequester. I haven’t heard anything about rivers turning to blood or people being forced to move to Ohio, so I don’t understand what the fuss is about.
We Americans are strong people. We survived the horrors of Y2K and Michael Jordan playing for the Washington Wizards. If we can collectively persevere things like that, we can withstand anything, including sequester.