Sequester affects businesses, jobs

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Loretta Shupe


I‘m the kind of person who takes pleasure in small things such as pausing for a moment of reverence each time the garbage man hauls away our garbage. What would change this peaceful reverie into indignation? It happens when I hear of a faceless “sequester” committee sweeping through the states cutting funding which eventually effects businesses.

A less invasive approach to bringing stability to the economy would be for our federal elected officials to adopt the motto that sending money as foreign aid is immoral until they get “their own house in order.” According to statistics released by the U.S. Census bureau, we would have retained $53 billion in 2010, $49 billion in 2011, $47 billion in 2012, and a projected $56 billion in 2013. What a simple course correction.

If we can train our elected officials to take better care of their job, then we can eliminate these faceless committees who were never voted into an office and get back to enjoying the simple, beautiful things in life.

Loretta Shupe

North Ogden

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