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From Steven R Berryman – Media Hooker – Sequester is Malpractice

Sequester is Malpractice

 

Sequester is Malpractice
Steven R. Berryman
from The Tentacle of February 25th, 2013
When a surgeon is time-pressured to operate in an emergency, as in a triage situation, he does not begin to use the scalpel at random; he has a plan, based upon his best practices, and what he learned in medical school.
To hear the Obama Administration’s “chicken little” explanation of the consequences of the financial “sequestration” looming this week, you’d think the sky was falling.
Conjure an image of Drs. Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre of M*A*S*H operating away with blind folds on…
A sequester – or forced reduction in spending – is not an inherently bad thing, in fact it’s the opposite of “kicking the can down the road.” Claiming that the most painful consequences of unbudgeted cuts will hit first is the distortion. Accountants and their murky practices alone could forestall that!

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