Last Friday's New York Times editorial, The Real Cost of Shrinking Government, is a tough one to compete with. Its author succinctly and painfully outlines where sequestration would hit the lives of everyday Americans. The exposé stops just short of actually naming the individuals who are presumably about to lose their jobs. But what is typical of such reports is that they seldom recognize the fact that the resources government brings to bear on its myriad departments are resources extracted from the private sector (i.e., they make no mention of the individuals who suffer from an ever-growing government's negative impact on private sector employment).
The thing is, while the proponents of big government might, in words, relent to the need to cut spending, when it comes right down to it there's virtually nothing these masters of diversion are willing to sacrifice.