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'Sequester' Fearmongering by Obama and Republicans

Arley2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:21 PM
contin. Now, if we REALLY wanted the economy to bloom we would dump the current 71,000 page tax code and implement the FairTax Plan. Tax consumption rather than income. One result would be that America would become a "tax haven" country and businesses would flock to our shores. Jobs wouldn't be a problem. The economy would boom.

Republicans don't want military spending and Democrats don't want cuts in social programs. The best thing to do would be doubling or tripling the cuts, but compromise tends to work in the other direction.

Thus one should not be surprised by this can-kicking idea: Republicans Propose Job Freeze to Avert Defense Cuts

Republican members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees revived a proposal to avert automatic spending cuts by reducing the federal workforce through attrition and freezing congressional salaries.

The legislation would save $85 billion through Sept. 30, the same...