Congress begins to see the folly of sequestration, but not one cartoonist

Tired of incessant delays during their flights home caused by the furlough of FAA air controllers, Congress voted last night and this morning to find the money to end the furloughs. About time.

Of course, the controller cuts have been far from the only stupid and counter-productive cuts brought on by that ultimate of inside-the-Beltway ideas/terms: “sequestration.”

Think Progress  has 12 more that you can read by clicking here.

Meanwhile, in a related vein, it seems worth noting that this morning’s editorial cartoon by Dana Summers of Tribune Media Services that appeared in the print edition of Raleigh’s News & Obsever  (you can look at it by clicking here)  is a classic example of what happens when ill-informed people rely on inaccurate and offensive stereotypes as the basis for their “opinions.” Thanks goodness our safety isn’t in the hands of intellectually lazy knuckleheads like Mr. Summers.

One Comment

  1. Doug

    April 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

    It is a shame that our chief executive refused to take on distributing cuts in areas that could be associated with waste, duplciation, etc. When he had that offered, he refused in order to try to make as much pain to the people as possible. I guess he is succeding to an extent, but it is the old political folly of hit em where it hurts so I get my way. Quite the game Barry is playing with you guys.