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Sen. Coburn urges White House
to freeze hiring, curb traveling
to ease budget pain

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/25/2013 4:13:28 PM

A top Republican lawmaker countered warnings about the purportedly devastating impact of looming budget cuts, calling on the administration to lessen the blow by taking two simple steps -- stop hiring, and stop traveling. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., in a letter to the White House budget office, called Monday for a "hiring freeze" on non-essential positions. He pointed out that, amid pronouncements about the dire impact of spending cuts poised to hit starting this Friday, the administration is still advertising for a host of "lower priority jobs" -- like a staff assistant to answer phones

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/25/2013 4:23:58 PM     (No. 9195727)

At least Our Linebacker in Chief didn´t fly out to Hollywood last night! Just think of the sacrifice that they made!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/25/2013 4:25:37 PM     (No. 9195731)

The administration does not want to ease budget pain, they want to increase it. Since day one, every economic action taken by the administration has been designed to weaken the economy and cause pain to the greatest number of Americans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nimby, 2/25/2013 4:26:25 PM     (No. 9195735)

#3 That´s an insult to the Line backers!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 2/25/2013 4:27:14 PM     (No. 9195740)

He can start with firing those czars and their staff

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/25/2013 4:28:45 PM     (No. 9195744)

Obama will fly to the moon to give a speech as to why Coburn`s plea is unfounded...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/25/2013 4:33:33 PM     (No. 9195760)

This may be a teaching moment for the 0bamaton cultists. When the world does not end this Friday, King Barry ought to be mocked and badly by the Repubs. and whatever responsible Americans still remain. Making sport of this fraud would be (and has been) like shooting lame ducks in a barrel. Wouldn´t it be nice if the GOP finally strapped on a pair?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gesundheit, 2/25/2013 5:07:02 PM     (No. 9195814)

If the Sequester goes into effect on Friday, Obama´s biggest worry will be finding another issue to get hysterical about that can be blamed on the Republicans.

But if the Sequester does NOT go into effect, Obama´s biggest worry will be restoring confidence in Washington´s ability to deal with our towering debt so that investors will continue to buy our bonds without requiring them to have increasingly higher interest rates as the can gets kicked farther and farther down the road to bankruptcy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 2/25/2013 5:10:47 PM     (No. 9195822)

With the most non-essential positions being POTUS and FLOTUS. Maybe mooch can even cut down her staff of handmaidens to a dozen or so. I know, big sacrifice, but a woman who loves her country as much as she does would be willing to do it for us.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dante, 2/25/2013 5:27:29 PM     (No. 9195850)

All Zero cares about is that Government Worker = Dim Voter, he wants as many of them as possible regardless of fiscal realities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/25/2013 6:21:19 PM     (No. 9195940)

Senator Coburn is right. And these "cuts" are only a reduction in the amount proposed to be ADDED on top of the baseline budget.

To finally staunch the flow, the gusher, stop hiing, stop adding new positions.

And when the retort comes --as it always does-- that these "savings" are only a "drop in the bucket," well, have you ever noticed how fast a bucket set under a leak fills up?

While Sen. Coburn is at it, he ought to remind (or enlighten) the people about BO´s last family 7 million dollar vacation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 2/25/2013 7:50:52 PM     (No. 9196029)

How refrehing & gratifying to see a rational suggestion from the beltway Boomtown! Thank you, Sen. Coburn!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/26/2013 1:22:58 PM     (No. 9197307)

I´m certain that if Moochies staff and all travel were totally cut it would go a long way to paying for Sequester!

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