As of Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Rep Woodall is disingenuous with his comparison of the sequester to a 2.5 percent cut in a family budget ("Is sequestration crisis or opportunity?" March 3, 8A). The sequester is only being applied to a small fraction of the federal budget and not the parts that are the main contributors to the debit and deficit.
The problem he needs to focus on, today, is taking care of the fragile recovery and seeking ways to further improve employment.
In his column Rep. Woodall distorts the truth of the situation and its impact which will be to add more unemployment benefits to the deficit while decreasing tax revenues and slowing the recovery if not stopping it altogether.
The alternative is for Rep. Woodall to get off the ideology horse and find ways to continue the recovery until we come to a place (like less than 6 percent unemployment) where we can engage a more balanced means to lower the debit and deficit.
-- Brad Burns