Tired of hearing whose fault it is the fact is, even though we need budget cuts, they all need to sit down and look at each program one by one because they look like they are throwing out the babies with the bathwater.
Politicians here in Alabama are running around screaming "Oh no"! They hate the feds, but depend on them for everything since the biggest employer here is the government, NASA and the contractors that supply them. They want the budget cuts, but seem clueless really were to start. They are one of the poorest states, they rank near the bottom on education, near the top for poverty and crime... looks to me like without fed dollars and the government employers, things would be pretty dire.
I don't see a treat in every corner, what I see is over reaction and a lack of critical thinking and a media that loves to throw on the gasoline.
My husband faces a furlough since he works for the Department of the Army, it will cause us some problems, since he is getting ready for retirement and May 1st we face two house payments unless we sell this one in a market that will probably come to a screeching halt. And by the figures he got from HR, it will slash his take home almost in half, but we are luckier than most, since we have little debt and no children at home that depend on us.