These people are monsters:
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino will support automatic across-the-board spending cuts next month if it will lead to an eventual balanced budget.
About $85 billion in automatic cuts in federal departments and programs are scheduled to go into effect if Congress fails to agree on a comprehensive budget by March 1.
“I will not kick the can down the road any longer,” Marino said before a forum Tuesday at Desaki Restaurant in Swiftwater. “If we don’t get substantial cuts “»I’m prepared to go to a partial shutdown.”
If Tom Marino doesn’t like the across-the-board sequester cuts his party ordered up, why does he not see that the next-best alternative to his preference for targeted cuts is no cuts, not the sequester? Since we only need between $700 billion and $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years, there is nothing forcing Marino’s hand here but his own sadistic obsession with sticking it to the poors. Can-kicking is a completely appropriate response to the budget crisis we are not facing.