In response to:

Obama’s "Really Stupid, Stupid, Stupid Sequester"

Harold206 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:28 AM
The economy of my present home city, Augusta, Georgia, is heavily dependent on the activity at Fort Gordon. Sequester, if and when it happens, will cripple this entire metropolitan area, as several thousand civilian contractors at the fort will be out of work, some permanently. Even if congress and the president eventually agree on spending cuts after sequestration, some of the jobs at Fort Gordon will never come back. This city will wither up and die, and the one week of Masters golf per year won't be enough to save it.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 4:33 PM
AHHH, too Bad, So Sorry (NOT) Over the last decade, a LOT of cities lost their military payroll and survived and so will Augusta with a NON military source of jobs. Try recruiting businesses from the Northern Liberal states that are taxing them to death.
hjismsm105 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:35 PM
I'm tired of many people whining about jobs lost, even in the DOD. That is part of the whole problem, too. The DOD is bloated, just like the rest of the government. The whole government, including the DOD has to be slimmed down. It will be tough for a while but (and I know I am dreaming) once the government spending gets under control things will get better. At least till all the illegals are made legal, then we will hit the dump pile again. Another note: thankfully a lot of the jobs gone will be union jobs!
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 1:27 PM
There is NO government operation that is efficient, including the DOD as you recognize!
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 4:37 PM
Best thing would be to completely eliminate the Dept of Education, The Dept of Energy, The BATFE completely, Cut the State Department back, get RID of Obama's "czars" Take AF- away from Obama or make him pay ALL the costs for his campaign trips on it ; make him pay for ALL of his expensive vacations and and Cut off Moochelles separate expensive vacations and reduce her "posse" to about 7-8 from the 30+ she now drags along at taxpayer expense.
Those suggestions would make a good start.

In the opaque world of sovereign debt credit ratings, one of the most important issues facing a rating agency is a country’s economic growth.

One of the reasons why the United States has had such large deficits is because economic growth for the last decade and a half has been anemic. 

I highlight that here because recently I took umbrage with the Congressional Budget Office projections on the U.S. economy and the country’s budget deficit, writing for Townhall about the budget problems we will face once interest rates begin to rise.

The “thorny problem with the CBO forecast is that after this...