On yesterday’s Your World, Neil Cavuto opened a discussion with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) by suggesting that not raising the debt ceiling wouldn’t be so terrible as the Obama administration is making it out. Paul not only agreed, he thought the sequester isn’t going far enough. Obviously, Paul was hinting that Republicans should demand more cuts even if it meant going past the debt ceiling deadline.
Paul said, “We need something like the sequester, equally dramatic if not more so to put us on the right course.” He later said, “We got the sequester, which isn’t enough, but it’s going in the right direction, slowing the rate of growth of government, but we only got that because the leverage of the debt ceiling was used to get him to come to the table. If the Democrats had no pressure, they would spend us into oblivion because they’re not concerned about the deficit.”
Not mentioned? All the ways the sequester is hurting the country. Huffington Post listed 100 examples. Neil Cavuto didn’t bother to mention any.
Also, it’s irresponsible to portray President Obama as reckless about the deficit. As a percentage of GDP, the deficit has been falling for four straight years, and could fall further, possibly to 2.1% GDP, by 2015.
That was another point not mentioned by Cavuto.