The Obama administration is becoming indignant with the answers surrounding sequestration. Jay Carney stood at the podium today and declared "i told you so". Then Jay proceeded to say it was because the cuts had to be painful. There was no other way to implement because of the way the bill was written. Well let me tell you, this administration is lying. First of all, the government agencies knew the law for almost 18 months before they were implemented, yet they failed to plan for them. In fact government agencies were directed by "senior leadership" specifically, not to plan for them. See these agency heads (especially DoD) never believed these cuts would remain in place. So senior leadership in DoD (yes this includes the General Officers) made the conscious decision to employ "hope" as a strategy. That's right, they hoped Congress would change the law and spare them. Rather than plan for the worst as we are taught, the government plans on hope. The government makes decisions made entirely on money. That is why the government can never be cut and only the rate of growth can be slowed. See in the government agencies are rewarded for spending all of their money appropriated and rewarded even more if they can spend money that some other agency had. If an agency spends all of its money it will receive more next year. There is no benefit to find efficiencies because if they don't spend the money that was appropriated they might get less next year.
That is the problem with the government. I am tired of hearing how the government can't be run like a business. That is a load of crap. Yes the government could run more like a business. All that needs to happen is to change leadership. Rather than have leaders that preach the right terminology, employ leaders that will enforce the right approaches. The current government leaders use the right business buzz words but do not really know what those terms mean. I am tired of senior leaders sitting around not making decisions while they continue to waste taxpayer dollars. This all the while blaming the politicians for the problems. Yes we have problems with the politics, but the senior leaders in the government are incapable of making a decision. They refuse to make a decision and allow their indecions to make decision for them and then react to the consequences. This is all fake pain that could be avoided.