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If an American family can manage cutting 2 cents of every dollar in their ever shrinking budgets - those greedy, irresponsible, unaccountable pricks in Washington can....
The White House kicked off a week of warnings about the sequester Sunday by issuing reports on how the looming $85 billion in automatic budget cuts will affect all 50 states.,The White House kicked off a week of warnings about the sequester Sunday by issuing reports on how the looming $85 billion in automatic budget cuts will affect all 50 states.
So you think the FBI, FDA, FAA DoT, DoD are full of greedy irresponsible pricks?
What about the same pricks that voted for funding of your student loans?
Your insincerity astounds daily.
What a bunch of crap. Nothing but fear-mongering to keep the masses in line. Keep them in a constant State of Fear so they have no time or energy to ask 'who exactly is running this country anyway?' The only thing missing is an estimated body count for how many dead children will line the highways...
'The White House kicked off a week of warnings about the sequestration by issuing reports Sunday on how the looming $85 billion in automatic budget cuts will affect each of the 50 states. The sequestration threatens "hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs," as well as "vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness, and our men and women in uniform," said an introduction to the White House's state-by-state breakdowns.'
'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable'
- President John F. Kennedy
If I don't have any student loans am I allowed to think they're greedy pricks?
When sequestration kicks in and the sky doesn't fall, how is the White House going to explain it? Let me guess: 'superior leadership skills by administration officials prevented the very catastrophe those officials predicted'
Look at what's happening in Europe and ask yourself if you'll be working 40 hour weeks if we go back into recession?
Why has he US seen slow growth while austerity crazy Europe is either still in or experiencing double and possibly triple dip recession? Could be even the hamstrung spending helped pull the US out of its nosedive.
We only have 9% of the US workforce in manufacturing. A lot of us depend on consumer spending for our livelihoods. When we see gas prices drop 25 or 50 cents per gallon we see that extra money.
(2011 the US used 1.34 Billion gallons of gasoline). So when you consider the sequestration is going to take away billions in spending which results in jobs where folks spend their checks I am unable to see how this will be ignored.
Seems odd to me that the White House is dissing Sequestration since it was originally proposed by the Obama White House. Shouldn't the liberals on this board be fully supportive of Sequestration?. After all, didn't the President champion Obamacare and increased taxes on the rich? He's been successfu in getting what he wants so far. Why stop now?
From the Article:
To determine the question of ownership, we turned to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book The Price of Politics.
Woodward’s reporting shows clearly that defense sequestration was an idea that came out of Obama’s White House.
At the end of the day, they will all find a way to kick the can down the road again with no real long-term solutions. Same old BS.
You suffer from short term memory loss?
Sequestration was signed on to by Boehner and the GOP Congress too. The idea was it was so draconian that calmer minds would prevail after the first US debt downgrade in our nation's history.
No one in the expected the same BS to repeat itself.
Thanks for repeating the GOP talking points that try to spin it as if they had nothing to do with the agreement.
Obviously Congress passed it but the Obama White House proposed it. Obama then lied during the debate about who owned it. Now the president wants more tax increases on top of the ones he already just got.
It remains to be seen about the BS repeating itself but Bohener and Reid are talking about a plan to fund government operations through September. That may be long-term to you......not to me.
I like the President's proposal on sequestration. so did many Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians. Its a good start to relieving the spending problem we have.
Look what's happening in Europe where government spending as a % of GDP is more than double (in many countries) than that of the US. That is why government austerity measures have such a big impact on the economy. If we don't fix our problems now, that is exactly where we are headed.
Weighted average of European Countries Government Expenditure as a % of GDP is over 49%
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The problem with sequestration isn't the size of the cuts, it's that they are across the board. So you can;t cut more one place to maintain something that is more vital and can't be cut.
To put that into the houshold example, you cant just stop paying your full mortgage payment every month, that's what this does, there are mandatory across the board cuts rather than just targeted cuts equal to the same dollar amount. Now if I said cut your budget 2%, I think we could all manage that, but we would still have to pay our mortgage payment and other bills, we'd just shuffle things around, eat at home more often, wait to buy new shoes, etc. This takes that shuffle ability away.
My understanding of what Boehner and Reid are talking about is a Republican proposal holding government spending levels equal to sequestration yet giving the Pentagon some flexibility in the cuts. Since nobody seems to want sequestration, I expect them to put some sort of stop gap measure together.
40 hour weeks? Who the hell works only 40 hours a week?
Agreed, you don't want to be cutting that massive generator of economic growth known as the "food stamp program".
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
Multiple architectural firms that were down to 30 hours a week until about 18 months ago to name one. Municipalities also gave they workers an option of reduced hours or layoff. Maybe you are at a place that lets people go rather than reducing hours.
Many of us work 45-50 if you aren't hourly.
It's a real killer, see attached graph.
This department is certainly going to miss it's $$
If you want a thorough agency-by-agency rundown of the budget cuts sequestration would deliver, the Office of Management and Budget has you covered. In
Even thou it is closed it probably will still have a $18 million budget.
The new standard under Obamacare is 29 hours
Alright, I understand you now. You're saying hourly workers won't be working as much overtime.
Yet congress has passed such a bill to limit cuts in key areas as substitute other cuts. The senate refuses to take it up and Obama is demanding tax increases to replace the cuts. Who is the problem here? Sounds like the senate and Obama. Because congress has already passed bills doing exactly what you propose.
I don't know whether to or
That was funny the first ten times you posted it...
My take on the sequester (who came up with that dumb name anyway?):
Let's say you and your buddies have an obesity [deficit] problem and you need some motivation to come up with a good long-term plan [effective budget]. So you pick a date [fiscal cliff] by which if you don't make a plan there will be an automatic enrollment in aerobics classes [tax hikes] and across the board calorie reduction [sequester] for a single week. Of note, the calorie reduction is deliberately selected to be a dumb choice in which calories to reduce in order to encourage you to come up with a good long-term plan. But instead of coming up with a plan, you and your buddies descend into a never ending argument about whether obesity is best countered by exercise or cutting calories.
So, IMO, the sequester is a dumb set of cuts, but that's not the real issue. The real issue is that we are too stubborn and ideological to COME UP WITH A LONG-TERM BUDGET THAT ADDRESSES OUR FISCAL ISSUES. Obama should be slamming the sequester. Not because it going to kill the country. But because IT REPRESENTS AN AVOIDANCE OF THE REAL ISSUE.
Right. We are the next Greece? Only if we keep this BS crap up.
You really think its worth another major recession or worse because we have goofs who refuse to solve deficits with spending cuts AND increased revenues?
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