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Carney: The Whole Point of Sequestration Was to Avoid Those Spending Cuts

dweimaraner Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:09 PM
the navy is postponing the RECOH of the Abe and the repair of the Miami (SSN) and the Porter (DDG). that willl mean thousands of jobs lost or laid off until funds are found for those projects. They may also delay funding for tuititioin assistance to sailors, funding for the JFK carrier and numerous other programs. The seq. will only hurt the nation.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:22 PM
Clearly dweimaraner, you are one of the folks who doesn't understand that government spending is NOT investment and IS an OVERHEAD COST, a BURDEN.
dweimaraner Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:16 PM
the bigger picture is that there are mom and pop shops that live from ship to ship. if funding is cut and DOD cant support them in the mean time they go out of business forcing the navy to rely on foreign suppliers. And yes that happens all the time. most of our chips are made in taiwan for example. if only obama would offer reform to SS etc etc this could be avoided.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:13 PM
Which is really what Barry wants. Liberals only want cuts to the military.
DB07 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:10 PM
Short-term perhaps, but rep's comment was still nonsense.

Last night, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney picked a Twitter fight with Republican Congressman Justin Amash over sequestration.  We'll get to that online battle in a moment, but first, a word on Rep. Amash's misguided comments that caught Carney's attention in the first place.  Amash has been publicly blasting Republican leadership for aggressively pinning the sequester on President Obama, arguing that it's "disingenuous" for members of Congress to vote for a compromise, then blame it on the other party.  This needlessly and foolishly undermines the GOP's messaging on the issue.  Republicans are not saying that the sequester is...