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Old 02-27-2013, 01:29 PM
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Quote from Radeck View Post :
within each activity there is no requirement as to what is cut...i am sure ICE and DHS can find places to make cuts OTHER than releasing inmates and prisoners, like Iraq's Saddam did, to maximize chaos and pain.

Bear in mind, these are NOT EVEN REAL CUTS, they are REDUCTIONS IN THE INCREASES, so they will STILL have more money than they did last year, just not as much more as the automatic increases under the farce that is "baseline budgeting" call for.

Washington Monument Syndrome [wikipedia.org]

The Washington Monument syndrome, also known as the Mount Rushmore Syndrome,[1] or the firemen first principle,[2][3] is a political tactic used in the United States by government agencies when faced with budget cuts. The tactic entails cutting the most visible or appreciated service provided by the government, from popular services such as national parks and libraries[1] to valued public employees such as teachers and firefighters.[2] The name derives from the National Park Service's alleged habit of saying that any cuts would lead to an immediate closure of the wildly popular Washington Monument.[4] Critics compare the tactic to hostage taking or blackmail.[5]

They can make other cuts but are shafting the public (or saying they'll do so) merely as a political ploy.