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'Sequester' Fearmongering by Obama and Republicans

eevans Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:42 AM
How about Obama quit spending on vacations and himself.......he spent 1.38B on himself so far beyond his salary. Stop his flying all over the place in AirForce One. Cutting spending is a farce when they aren't talking about cuts but not increasing spending. That saves nothing. Cuts need to be made in welfare, food stamps, and low income housing. Make people get out and work for themselves. There are plenty of part-time jobs now due to Obamacare causing companies to cut their employees' hours. Too many people on unemployment aren't even trying to find work. Cut foreign aid.........it's certainly a waste of our tax dollars when these people hate us anyway.

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...