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'Sequester' Fearmongering by Obama and Republicans

ginny33 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:16 AM
Maybe the legal American citizens should decide just what they will pay in taxes and let the federal government work with it. No excuses, no delays, no whinning, No more. Somebody besides the leeches has got to run this country. Aren't we all sick of this boring repeat performance they put on time after time? It is worse, if possible, than cable TV.

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...