Over The Fiscal Cliff – Blindfolded

The United States government is about to go over the “fiscal cliff.”

The really sad part is that the people of the United States are going with it, but they are blindfolded.

Intentionally blindfolded by their own government.

The OMB (“o” stands for opaque) report: OMB Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P. L. 112–155), Appendix B. Preliminary Sequestrable / Exempt Classification, classifies accounts as sequestrable, exempt, etc.

One reason to be “exempt” is funds were already sequestered elsewhere in the budget. Makes sense on the face of it.

But for 487 entries out of 2126 in Appendix B, or 22.9%, are being sequestered from some unstated part of the government.

Totally opaque.

Unlike the OMB, I am willing to share an electronic version of the files: OMB-Sequestration-Data-Appendix-B.zip. Satisfy yourself if I am right or wrong.

You can make it the last time the US government puts a blindfold on the American people.

Contact the White House, your Senator or Representative.

One Response to “Over The Fiscal Cliff – Blindfolded”

  1. [...] I have completed another round of analysis on the OMB Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P. L. 112–155), which I started with Fiscal Cliff + OMB or Fool Me Once/Twice (Appendix A) and Over The Fiscal Cliff – Blindfolded (Appendix B). [...]