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Robot Squirrels, Calligraphers,
And Reality TV Funding: The
´Agony´ of 2.4% Federal Cuts

Forbes, by Kyle Smith

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/10/2013 6:18:50 AM

If there is any organization that should find it easy to cut 2.4 percent of its budget, you’d think it would be one that spends other people’s money. In our new, perpetually lackluster European-style economy the poor and working class have certainly cinched their belts to the point of cutting off circulation below the waist, judging by the “total disaster” of slumping sales at Wal-Mart this year. And yet the federal government, which has doubled nominal spending since the end of the Clinton years, shrieks that the 2.4 percent budget cut known as sequestration will create agony.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 3/10/2013 6:27:37 AM     (No. 9217575)

In spending other people´s money, the gods of political correctness have decreed that there is no "deserving" nor "undeserving", there is only the arrogant righteousness of taking money away from the people who own it, for the "common good".

Conservatives should be making a list and checking it twice over everyone who claims to "need" federal redistribution of other people´s money, even (and especially) if the list includes people designated as "victims" by the gods of political correctness.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vesicant, 3/10/2013 8:39:01 AM     (No. 9217678)

Yeah, easy laughs about robot squirrels. It´s not so funny when you find out that carrier groups aren´t putting out to sea, and military OM&N budgets are bearing the brunt of the reductions. Wake up, people -- it´s not the 2.4%, it´s where that 2.4% is coming from.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/10/2013 10:52:01 AM     (No. 9217819)

Didn´t every working American just get forced to put an additional 2% into the gov´t pot in January?
Did Obama give a crap about how workers would have to cut from their family budget?
I read in Stars and Stripes that the Gov´t has reneged on its promise to pay tuition to service members, leaving them high and dry as of March 6. This must be corrected, as Obama is obligated to fund our military and not violate contractual obligations to them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: artman1746, 3/10/2013 1:48:34 PM     (No. 9218085)

Don´t blame me! I didn´t vote for this idiot.

If YOU did maybe you should go look in the mirror for blame and maybe check yourself into a mental institution for evaluation.

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