The list of political tactics goes on and on and is not just the executive either.
A boatswain's mate eh? Thanks for your service.
Yes every department will be higher except defense and thats been way too high for too long anyway.
I'm all for means testing for Medicare and raising the retirement age to 70 although neither of these two things would be "much".
Scare tactics live on
"Scarey tax increases"
"Granny's gonna have to eat cat food"
"Al Queda will be knocking at our door"
"Airplanes will crash from furloughed ATC's"
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