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Pain Behind the Budget Cuts
New York Times, by Editors

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Posted By:jackson, 12/14/2012 9:50:07 AM

You might never spot an air marshal on your flight, but it’s reassuring to know one might be there. In a few weeks, though, many of them are likely to get pink slips — along with food safety inspectors, border patrol agents and countless other government employees who play a crucial if hidden role in everyone’s lives. These and many other cuts to important programs like child nutrition and low-income housing are part of a giant buzz saw known as the sequester, which will indiscriminately slash $100 billion in discretionary

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Ha, Ha, Ha, the Times board plays the "air marshal" card to scare us about draconian cuts of $100 billion. The Republicans should let it happen. ANY cuts will send these liberals into hysterical despair.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/14/2012 10:01:47 AM     (No. 9065108)

LOL. $100 billion? Yeah right, what is that like 1 hour of Federal spending?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hotrod, 12/14/2012 10:39:08 AM     (No. 9065180)

Public safety is always the first thing democrats put on the chopping block.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/14/2012 10:40:54 AM     (No. 9065185)

Policemen, air marshals, firemen, teachers, librarians (though that seems like a good idea).. and on and on and on. How about income transfer going to those who did nothing and WILL never do anything to earn a single penny of it. The savings are there if you want to look for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 12/14/2012 11:34:13 AM     (No. 9065288)

Half the so-called 100 billion are defense cuts. The rest are decreases in the rate of growth.

This giant buzz is more like a wet noodle.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Marzon, 12/14/2012 12:59:47 PM     (No. 9065494)

Wasn´t the NYT running editorials about the dangers of and lack of need for putting armed air marhals on planes back when Bush was president? And now they play "crucial role". How do these hypocrites face themselves in the mirror?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 12/14/2012 1:01:34 PM     (No. 9065497)

Yeah, you wouldn´t want to pare back the legions of slugs in the Department of Energy, Education, Homeland Security,Transportation and Own and Own and Own.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/14/2012 1:06:59 PM     (No. 9065515)

Hey NYT, any word on how many Federal employees have paid their back taxes? Could we include them when the cuts start?

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