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Sequestration Cuts Will Lead to Floods, Plagues, and Pestilence

eevans Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 8:18 AM
The Budget cuts are on future spending increases....not what they are implying at all. They won't get their fancy raises...oh darn. Fanny Mae Employees are totally overpaid as it is. Let the gov. employees all go on Obamacare and see how they like that
lisakinva Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 11:47 AM
I beg to differ... the budget cuts are not on future increases an have current impacts. Or, is a 20% pay cut supposedly against some non-existent raise my husband is supposed to receive? Sequestration may NOT affect Fanny Mae, or the IRS in any real terms...it will affect the DoD and it's support agencies and contractors (contractors that were hired to do jobs at lower cost than the fed could do them, not just those building and researching new weapons programs) in real terms. While active duty military will not be furloughed, every civilian who supports them will. Tanks, ships and planes will not be maintained (you know, the equipment they have to use). The support equipment run and managed by civ mars will not be maintained.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 11:41 AM
I expected to gain 20 pounds this month, but I only gained 5 pounds. According to congress, I lost weight.

The odds that $85 billion in “unthinkable, draconian” sequestration spending cuts will go into effect in March as scheduled are looking better. The odds must be getting better because, as if on cue, the horror stories have commenced. 

A perfect example is an article in the Washington Post that details the angst and suffering being experienced by federal bureaucrats and other taxpayer dependents over the mere possibility that the “drastic” cuts will occur. You see, the uncertainty surrounding the issue has...