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    The amount that is being cut out of the spending plan isn't all that great (I hesitate to call it a "budget".). I doubt it will lead to an economic meltdown as the Obama supporters are claiming. What the Sequester does is to get the spendthrifts in Congress's attention. That is worth any pain it causes.
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    I agree with you except for the savage cuts being taken out of the military while we're engaged in 2 wars. Our troops overseas need to know they won't be abandoned like the Ambassador in Benghazi was.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix - Returning the defense budget to 2007 levels is not really all that "savage"... And budgetary issues were not the cause of the Banghazi massacre. That was a human error that had nothing to do with money.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    And who was the idiot President who committed our troops to two unfunded wars? Yeah, those tax cuts for his rich sugar daddies were idiotic planning!
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix According to our local newspaper, the Republicans have proposed that the various agencies affected can move money that remains in the budget around. This would insure that the situations can still be funded. The Democrats have filed the proposal in file 13.
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    @Keyjo-- The wars are over. Why are we still spending twice as much as Bush spent while fighting two wars? Seems to me a balanced budget should be easier.
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    I saw Obama running his mouth again stating "people have to make sacrifices." That's mighty kinglike of him when he continues the lavish jet-set spending spree that him and his drag queen wife are on!
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    To Cut Government Spending, Lay Off the Loafers

    "In a new report issued earlier this month, the Office of Personnel Management announced that the federal government paid over $156 million in 2011 for some of its employees to work as representatives for government unions, up from $139 million in 2010 and $129 million in 2009."
    http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2013...
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    They truly havent cut a dammed thing, But yet liberals try and make it sound as if the planet is going to be destroyed!!!
    What is it they say?
    Never allow a crisis to go to waste...or create a crisis
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    The Budget Control Act passed in the House with 269 votes in favor — 174 from Republicans and 95 from Democrats. And the bill cleared the Senate with 74 “yea” votes, of which 28 were cast by Republicans.

    ...one of those voting in favor, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Feb. 17 that “Republicans deserve blame; I’ll take some blame for it.”

    "...Rep. Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan who voted against the bill, has said that “it’s totally disingenuous” for Republicans who voted in favor of the bill to now blame the president for it. Amash told Buzzfeed:“The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it. So, you can’t vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law.”
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    The first cuts should be funding for Congressional pay and benefits. They should receive NO pay until they unphuck things !
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    No one I know has any idea what the sequester will do. After it been decades since we have actually cut anything. I worry but I think it needs to happen!
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    On Friday, I'll be out of work because of Sequester, and I'm *still* for it. We have to make a stand somewhere.
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    I think they just love drama. All of them. They like keeping the country on edge and uptight.

    "Omigod, the world is coming to an end. We're all going to die. It's going to be horrible..."

    I'm so tired of hearing their whining and drama. It's time they grow up and be professional and go to work. They get paid a hell of a lot of OUR tax dollars and so far all they do is bicker back and forth like a bunch of old women.
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    It makes them MONEY... more TV time, more viewers for their respective sides (Fox & MSNBC), more ads and more chances for campaign contributions.
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    It's already tanked, and it wasn't just the GOP that caused it... everyone has their pet projects... and no one seems to have a problem with living off of chinese credit.
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    Correction: Liberals are sociopathic bigoted bottom feeders that want the economy to tank.

    "If you want a clue as to what some sequester opponents fear the most, though, check out what health care lobbyist Emily Holubowich, who represents 3,000 nonprofits opposed to the sequester, told The Washington Post on Saturday:“The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2,” she said.“The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.”"
    http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/what-if-the-...
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    At least it will cut some future growth in spending, but one government worker called in to the local talk show and said how disgusted he was with the government largess, about 30% waste could be cut in spending. About right.
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    If President Obama can't figure out how where to cut one-half of one percent from the federal budget he should resign and take Harry Reid with him. The fact is that after the cuts are made the government will still be spending more money then it did last year. So we're really not talking about spending cuts it's a reduction of increased spending over last year. And if Obama stops feeding the elderly and stops giving kids polio shots and lays-off teachers like he says he will, he should be impeached, tar and feathered, and dragged through the streets.
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    These fools aren't going to be bothered. I am reasonably certain that the fools that voted them into power will be. Delighted to see them hoist with their own petard but I have no doubt, whatsoever, that they will be the loudest whiners and blamers of President Obama. Stupid people get what they deserve.
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    The sequester is not the end of the world or going to break the country's back. Even with it happening, we are still spending more than we did last year. It doesn't go deep enough!
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    This will be the only chance we have during the next 4 years to see any cuts at all from the budget. Only tax increases, higher spending, and more debt will pass in the Democratic Senate and survive Obama's veto. The only thing stopping Obama from totally bankrupting the country is the Republican House. Hopefully in 2014 the GOP gets both houses of Congress and Obama can then easily be held in check until his time runs out.
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