Monday, February 25, 2013

Don't feed the panic about budget "sequestration"

First of all, I sure wish people in the media would use nouns to function as nouns (e.g., "sequestration"), instead of forcing verbs into the service of nouns; "sequester" is not a noun. Get a dictionary, people.

Secondly, I'll worry about budget sequestration when it impinges on something that resembles reality. That it does not yet do so is made abundantly clear here. Read it and weep. Read it and laugh. Better yet, read it and cultivate an attitude of "don't care." (See? Don't verbs sound terrible as nouns?)

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