COLUMN: Sequestration drama queens and the 2.2 percent cut

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 04:11 PM.

Republicans, while not as theatrical, lament their half of the cuts to their beloved war machine, the Pentagon (which they prefer to be called the "Octagon"). The Defense Department orders tanks the services do not want for wars we do not need. The Joint Chiefs (a group that is not as fun as the name implies) should be more concerned about military effectiveness than size. Since the only women around commanders like Generals Petraeus and Allen are mistresses, they are led to believe that only size matters.

Lawmakers congratulate themselves when they “save us” from fiscal cliffs of their own creation. Maybe they should authorize the printing of a $1 trillion bill with pictures of Thelma and Louise on it.

Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator. Email or visit





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