"NO new taxes."
Republicans are willing to abandon the potential growth of our future through this "sequester", and for what? To prove that they are sticking to their guns, these days, quite literally...?
The increase in spending, that won't happen, is necessary because we are growing...as a nation...clearly there are more of us than there were last year. There are more people, cars, trucks, airplanes, trains, and goods and services that need to get where they are going. Our future is predicated on the infrastructure needed to deliver these things to the people. At present, our roads and bridges are in disrepair, each year we waste untold billions standing perfectly still, in traffic jams.
There will be no such increase in spending now, our roads and bridges will not only be able to not keep up with rising demand, but will NOT receive anything near what it needs to fulfill our needs. Republicans are sabotaging our future for their principal.
When have strict absolutionist statements like "No new taxes." ever served a fluid marketplace like that of today?
We are running deficits on an aging infrastructure system. We need more revenue so that we can build for tomorrow and today.