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Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #91
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Re: Sequestration - good, bad, or indifferent?

all is good.

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so I give to you:

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #92
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I hate it for the individual employees, but if you are in favor of reducing govt (which I am), these stories will be more prevalent.
I am a federal employee facing 14 furlough days (set to start April 21). That said, I think sequestration (more reduced spending is needed!) is good for the country.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #93
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I am a federal employee facing 14 furlough days (set to start April 21). That said, I think sequestration (more reduced spending is needed!) is good for the country.
as a taxpayer, I am positive the loss of 14 days pays will be very rough on you. But I absolutely appreciate your attitude. And, personally, I want to say Thank You for your understanding!
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FD, the sequestration was meant to be the poison pill. Trying to cut a flat 15% is a bad idea, everyone agrees with that. Just because you see X cuts on news, there are also other more subtle cuts that aren't sensational enough to make the news.

This thread, by itself, has proven why this is difficult. To over simplify, the right wants more cuts primarily to social programs. The left wants additional taxes and cutting more military type spending. Lets cut both, raise taxes, and get our budget right.
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FD, the sequestration was meant to be the poison pill. Trying to cut a flat 15% is a bad idea, everyone agrees with that. Just because you see X cuts on news, there are also other more subtle cuts that aren't sensational enough to make the news.

This thread, by itself, has proven why this is difficult. To over simplify, the right wants more cuts primarily to social programs. The left wants additional taxes and cutting more military type spending. Lets cut both, raise taxes, and get our budget right.
I think the big problem trying to do taxes and cutting together, is that the taxes always go through when approved, not any real cuts. The cuts are either political gimmicks (We only increased our spending on X by 100 million $ instead of the $200 million $ we planned for last year. We took a 100 million $ cut on X!!!!!!!!!), or made out to be poison pills. (Let's not cut USDA wine-tasting conferences, let's furlough meat inspectors. LINK)
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #96
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Personally I think your paying the price because ours leaders are too lazy to find the waste and other cuts that would actually help. Those cuts don't draw the attention like cutting employees hours and pay.

Not Lazy ...scared is more like it,they don't want to make the hard choices and maybe even have to agree to another parties cuts and then face the voters back at home.
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The cuts are 2.4% of the budget and represent a small % of the increases jn the 2013 budget.
Just goes to show if there's even a real cut to the increase of government spending, the White House and Congress will both squeal and cry like stereotypical screaming toddlers in a public place.
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for those saying there is complaining about the air show cuts,

why don't we just cut this program instead?

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How about we focus on the stupid stuff first.

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How about we focus on the stupid stuff first.

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we can and should focus on both.
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maybe focus on this?

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Nope.....leave it alone.
We're going to need it because it will be in service a long time.
The next one wont have a pilot.
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Nope.....leave it alone.
We're going to need it because it will be in service a long time.
The next one wont have a pilot.
Serious question, what military program, if any would you say yes to cutting?
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4 F-18's cost 220 million
1 F-35 costs 200 million and rising
buy 3 F-18's (D*** good planes) and parts, and set the F-35 on the back burner for a couple years.
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Serious question, what military program, if any would you say yes to cutting?
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I doubt that I'm aware of most of them.
I'd need to see them all spread out before me before making an opinion.
And I'd cut out all foriegn aid before I'd start slashing the military.
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