DAYTON-The doom and gloom about sequestration has some budget hawks and taxpayers arguing the long term impact of the cuts has been overblown.
Alan Mason, a retired postal worker visiting the federally funded aviation historical site in Dayton Friday, doesn’t believe the cuts are necessarily a bad thing. “$85 billion, America’s got that in their pocket. It shouldn’t be enough to disrupt anything,” said Mason. He’s been watching the political wheels in Washington turn very slowly. He believes taxpayers are suffering from fiscal cliff fatigue, and tuning out the D.C. drama. Mason agrees with former local state lawmaker Seth Morgan, a member of Americans for Prosperity. Morgan said sequestration is a good first step. “Anything that starts to reduce the $1.4 trillion deficit we run in Washington D.C. is something all Americans find to be successful,” said Morgan.
He would rather see the cuts come in a more logical way, especially in defense. The Aviation Heritage Museum and Air Force Museum could face a possible reduction in hours. But Morgan believes despite the build up, most people will realize Friday was nothing more than an arbitrary and false deadline. “Let them cut, let them destroy themselves and do what they’re going to do and at this point the emperor has no clothes on. There is no leadership up there and we need to get back to taking care of our community and they’re going to be forced to do it one way or another if the Americans keep our eyes on the goal,” said Seth Morgan.