So I guess the threat of a miniscule, spit-in-the-ocean cut in our bloated federal government has everyone's panties in a bunch. As if the pitiful slowdown in the growth of spending this year will make any difference.
Frankly, the entire government aparatus – federal, state, and local – could completely shut down, and I couldn't care less. For an independent fellow like myself, the government has provided one and only one service my entire life: it has stolen money I earned.
I've never been saved by the police. I've never been rescued by the army. I've never received any government aid. I've never been given good service by any government entity. It has been a parasite, and nothing more.
Personally, I'd have preferred keeping the millions of dollars I've handed out over the years for the benefit of folks like the trolls I saw ambling around the DMV a few days ago.
So the government's going to cut back a teeny bit on a few services? Big deal. Shut it down. Shut it all down. I'm fine.
And, on that jolly note, let's tear it apart in March. This market deserves to be carpet-bombed. You may fire at will.