I have read many a good article here, predominantly covering how to do things better. Some are practical, logical, but others are very gee whiz “pie in the sky”. However, 99% of them would require an outlay of funds to accomplish what they would do. That is the rub of the whole thing, money. And my question is: Are we deceiving ourselves? Are we deluded and hoping for something that will never occur. This year’s budget was less than last years. And, unless a miracle occurs, and the people in that big domed building in Washington, DC have outlawed bipartisan miracles, all government agencies will be taking another 15% cut in CY13 (or more). We all know that a 15% cut would end up in major RIF’s in every agency (not to mention in every other facet beside FTEE authorization). So, are we deceiving ourselves? Are we day dreaming, hoping for changes, that financially just can’t be supported and probably couldn’t be for good long time?
Is it time that instead of day dreaming and telling ourselves that life is good, rather we should be preparing for the apocalyptic sequestration and how we are going to do the work with fewer people and marginal at best funding?