I guess we should all be wary of waking up tomorrow. But considering the alternative, I’ll take my changes on opening my eyes.
My hunch is that I won’t see Armageddon spitting me in the eye.
As expected, the Senate rejected rival bills aimed to prevent the looming sequester Thursday, meaning that $85 billion in automatic spending cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year will almost definitely kick in Friday.
Bills introduced by both Democrats and Republicans failed to receive the necessary 60 votes to pass.
With no Plan B, the cuts will now be phased in over the next seven months to ease the pain.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the cuts could lead to the loss of 750,000 jobs this year.
Of course, there is no hiding from that pain.
If you’re planning on living for another decade, sequestration mandates $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over 10 years.
Granted, trimming the pork can be painful. Anybody who has dieted can attest to that.
But look on the bright side: Uncle Sam is going to be so lean and mean by then he may sport a thong.