“After watching Washington’s blundering effort to deal with the so-called sequester,” CBS’ Bob Schieffer wasn’t in the best of spirits. During Sunday’s “commentary” segment on Face the Nation, the host called out both the White House and Congress for simply being inept.
The automatic spending cuts known as the sequester “are Washington’s own doing,” Schieffer asserted. “The idea was that no sane person would allow such cuts to happen, which, was theorized, would force Congress and the White House to take responsible steps to slow down deficit spending.”
Welp, Washington being what it is, that’s not quite what’s occurred. “Even Washington managed to underestimate its own ineptitude.”
But all is not lost: “If aliens do attack,” Schieffer said — referring to Ronald Reagan‘s quote about how we’d put aside our differences in the event of an alien invasion — “our leaders will be well-rested to meet that challenge.”
After all, Congress left for vacation on Friday, and the president is playing golf.
(Get off Bob Schieffer’s lawn, Washington.)
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