The White House on Sunday detailed how deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on a way to stop the across-the-board cuts.But while Republicans and Democrats were set to introduce dueling legislative proposals this week to avert the Friday start of the spending cuts, known as the sequester, neither side expected the measures to get enough support to pass Congress.
It strikes me that if we sent less of our local money to the federal government, and handled these types of programs at the state level without federal interference or taking a cut for being the middleman, the federal government could spend less, and we could see a more balanced approach to government employees (fewer that is), and We The People, wouldn´t have to continue to endure this stupidity.
Omigosh! If we stop spending money we don´t have, we´ll cause untold suffering! Obama sees the credit cards maxed out, but says we must raise the credit line, and raise it again. He cannot be stupid enough to think the result will not be national bankruptcy.
Many of us are facing 20% pay cuts, but nobody is claiming it´s unfair. We understand that it is in the best interest of our nation.
The "Sequester" is obama and Lew´s baby, even though they are still trying to say it was the Republican policy. Let the cuts go through-----domestic should skim some from all agencies for their lavish retreats and from the WH grifters. Let them do without their Wednesday entertainment night for their Hollywood buddies. Get it overwith. Stand firm!
We won´t know the real quantitative effect unless we let the sequester happen (thanks, Nancy Pelosi). Force the WH to put numbers on their scare projections, and let´s see if those numbers actually prove true. (Expect the Emperor to boast of heroic measures on his part to stave off the "disaster" he predicted. That should start about ... next week.)
Obomination and his cronies are certainly stirring up the masses. A friend who works for the gov and living in IN, has already been told she is being furloughed. I can´t but believe that with Obomination deciding the states to deal with cuts, republican states will suffer the most. We saw it with the GM dealerships.
OK. Before I read the propaganda, I´ll take a guess: the blue states are going to be "hurt" more than the red states. They are more likely to be getting federal money under this regime, so a 2% cut will be larger for them. And they are more likely to believe the propaganda, so the numbers will be exaggerated for the benefit of the lo-fo´s, who make up a larger percentage of the blue state voters.
Ground Air Force One except for absolutely essential trips. First family spend their vacations and holidays at either Camp David or the White House. Show us the books. Are we paying for Mrs. HO´s clothes? If yes, she can recycle. HO and his wife should set an example. Enough of this madness with our money.
This sequester cut is negligible. Let it go through. And then line up the next one.
Here´s the thing. One of the republicans appeals is cutting spending.The left can´t let that stand,so they want to prove how bad spending cuts would hut he economy. Even if republicans call Obama´s bluff on his,he´ll lay people off anyway us to prove the point.
The funny thing is,the people that bear the burden on taxes have less use for government services than the non contributors.I´m surprised Obama hasn´t played the food stamp card...yet.
Still this crisis will drag out forever,way beyond March 1st because of the 60 day notice thing to government contractors.
Sequester is a strange euphemism for this latest bit of hokey pokey out of the White House. I understood sequester in terms of a jury being sequestered from outside influence in a critical trial but I don´t see how it connects to dishonesty like this.The feds have no jurisdiction over sate paid employeessuch as police, firemen and teachers, so whats all the noise about. Basically his aim to hobble themilitary and they will be the people who will suffer whatever suffering there actually occurs.
I did the same thing #25 did. For Indiana 13.8 million for 190 teachers works out to $72631.58 PER TEACHER. Those working with kids with disabilities make over $82,000 per year which affects 150 teachers for a grand total of an additional $12.4 million.
Oh there is a job search program affecting 24,900 people at a cost of $683,000. Not sure how spending $28.12 per person is going to help them find a job, but this is the government we´re talking about.
I read a quote from some liberal yesterday, sorry I forgot who so I will paraphrase, that said the ´worst case scenario´ would be if the sequestor happened and didn´t really have much impact. That´s how terrified they are of a 2% decrease in spending. It could start a tsunami of reductions in the criminal amount of other people´s money that these cretons are addicted to.
Since there is such hysteria over no cuts how about giving them no increase in the debt limit so they will have something to get hysterical about! This has to be done and could be done without cutting important things. Obama is out to cut important things first since he can always lay the blame on others he will do it. It is time to put a stop to this game!
Our take home pay was reduced by 2% this year as the Government took more of our money; but, this was okay. Now if the Government has to cut their spending by 2% we are all doomed.
The Government and the press are bankrupting this country. The Government needs to cut spending by 35% in order to eliminate the deficit. To begin to pay down the $16,000,000,000,000+ debt, the spending needs to be cut by even more.
This sounds an awful lot like a budget kill list. Obama´s drone is the sequestration.
However, WE DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY should indicate to sane people that things are going to be cut. I´m assuming that in households across the country, since the crash of 2008, people have had to eliminate things because....THEY HAD NO MONEY for some things.
Really, don´t you feel as though the twilight zone music should be playing in the background?
I feel so low. The great state of Arkyland appears to be headed towards extinction come March. STOP the violence against women, almost an estimated 1200 kids might not get a free vaccine, 200 kids might not have access to free childcare, Teachers and firefighters will less a little grant money (nothing about losing jobs), 10,000 students would no longer be ‘served’ in school (what the Hades, are they going to furlough school kids now?), 200 admissions t substance abuse will no longer have free money (really not a big deal since we don’t have enough substance abuse programs as it is), and the military will be gutted by almost 3.9 million dollars (about a day’s worth of expense).
Big Government, all listed neatly for every American to see.
Glancing over many of the state ´losses´ i.e., taxpayer dollars, it appears that each and every state should not be on the receiving end of most of these progressive programs to begin with. Let the cuts begin!
Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"? Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff. Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly. Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave! Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!
1. What’s the deal? Unless the congress acts there will be cuts in both military and domestic spending. How deep are the cuts? About 2.3% of our total budget. We would have to get by on 97.7% of the current spending level.
2. George Will points out that the total dollar amount of the spending “cuts” under the sequester would be less than one-half of what the government spent to bail out AIG. Did we close access to national parks when we bailed out AIG? Did we close any FAA control towers?
Full article here: http://www.boortz.com/weblogs/nealz-nuze/2013/feb/25/sequestration-scare/
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Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Let´s back up the truck here, shall we? Since when does the WH control spending or not? The Congress controls the purse strings in this country, or at least used to. The WH doesn´t have a damned thing to say regarding new spending or cuts in spending.
Public higher education has been laboring with endless budget cuts and sequesters since the 1970´s and yet it continues to exist and function. This is a total farce. If the government can´t operate with tiny dings to their budget, they´re hopeless. How are we ever going to cut big chunks of the budget when they whine and thumbsuck over a few nickels?
Isn´t it interesting how most of the lame American media neglects to mention this whole sequestor idea was bamboozler´s idea and he signed it into law?
This is nothing more than a dereliction tour showcasing bamboozler´s inability to get ANYTHING done IMHO. This is an extension of an extension of an extension of STILL unfinished business from last term. A college student majoring in political science could do a better job than poseur in chief.
We should not allow that loser to increase taxes again; they just got a payroll tax increase around the new year! NO more taxes! It fixes nothing.
I obtained a passport last fall after Beck worried me way back on his earlier shows that the Feds were making it harder to get one(not true at this point in time). If the Feds do a gun grab or ban private party it´s going to be time to leave the US, probably for good. Last American out-please bring the flag.
if dollars were seconds 1 million would be 11.574 days 1 billion (one thousand million)would be 31.7 years. 1 trillion (one million million) would be 31,709 years and 14 trillion is 443,937 years. so does this mean that we are spending ourselves back into the Stone Age?
My wife, who is a committed Democrat, startled me yesterday by saying she wondered why the feds can´t just do an across-the-board 10 percent cut. If the sequester goes into effect, it´s going to backfire on the Democrats, because people are going to see how little difference it will make, and the whining and crying from the various interest groups will make them look very bad.
You´d think a "genius" like Obama and his lackeys would have thought of that before proposing the sequester in the first place, but there you go.
Yes, #11 and 12. When did the feds begin paying teachers´ and law enforcements´ salaries? What galls me is the gutting of our military by whatever means possible and shifting funds to his OofA tax exempt organization.
And the Washington Post and major newspapers in every state report this, "the sky is falling" hysteria as if the fine details of what will be cut if the dreaded sequester is allowed to happen are carved in stone. And not a single MSM reporter even asks, "who made the decisions about what programs to cut and why did they choose to cut the most visible programs? Why didn´t they decide to cut things like subsidies (often to huge multinational agri-businesses) for NOT growing some crop; or the billions of dollars paid on fraudulent Medicare claims; or extending unemployment claims for months, if not years, until the unemployed worker is no longer employable?"
The MSM has lost its curiosity along with its credibility. No wonder they´re drowning in red ink.
According to the article, zero is going to Newport News, VA this week. moochelle just went to the oscars last night. If zero gave a damn about the People of the United States, Air Force one would be parked, he and moochelle would stay in washington, d. c., and try to tend to business.
With the complicity of Congress Obama is quietly selling our country out from under us. I wondered why the Chinese would continue to finance our debt..
So he first gives oil rich islands owned by Alaska to the Russians, without getting Alaska’s permission. Now he’s selling out our oil reserves little by little to the Chinese. Is this part of “keeping your enemies closer” because he is sure doing that. Oh yes, and I guess we are not suppose to notice that he is allowing the Chinese to take over our land to build up their business structure. Why would they ever want to go to war with us, when they have our President in their hip pocket giving them all our land and oil rights, which he stands in the way of our using at every turn. Perhaps this is the reason.
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