Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin sent a message to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday: "Cut the Drama. Do Your Job."
The former Republican vice presidential hopeful took to Facebook to remind lawmakers that "Americans are sick and tired of yet another ginned-up crisis."
After touching on "this sequestration deal came about," Palin went on to explain why the sequester isn't helping America's image:
If we can’t stomach modest cuts that would lower federal spending by a mere 0.3% per year out of a current federal budget of $3.6 trillion, then we might as well signal to the whole world that we have no serious intention of dealing with our debt problem.
If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over 0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running up trillion dollar annual deficits, then we’re done. Put a fork in us. We’re finished. We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest.
Palin isn't the only Republican to lash out over the looming spending cuts. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) urged lawmakers to call Obama's "bluff" in an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Monday, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the Obama administration for "issuing last-minute press releases" instead of proposing "smarter ways" to cut spending.
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