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Run For Your Lives: The Sequester Takes Effect

Warrior11 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:16 PM
How are we going to get out from under a 16 trillion dollar debt if we cannot cut the budget (which we have not submitted) $80 billion without the "chicken littles" running amok. Maxine Waters is an idiot and those that elect her are idiots.
DevinDenver Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:21 PM
The Admin and its shills are conveniently overlooking the most recent CBO report as well. This report says that we can cut $97 billion in spending next year alone simply pegging the spending increases to the rate of inflation (as opposed the Fed's convoluted and overly generous formula). So, keeping spending at today's level plus an increase for inflation would take care of all of the Sequester "meat cleaver" cuts and more. Hmmm.
LetsPlayBall Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:19 PM
How are we going to pay back 16 trillion dollars?
DSMike Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:23 PM
How about by spending less than we take in for a long period of time...are you really that dumb?

President Obama's (miniscule) sequester cuts have taken effect -- and yet planes remain airborne, food remains edible, zombies haven't invaded shopping malls, and -- if you're reading this -- you still have a pulse.  When, as expected, both Senate bills failed on procedural votes yesterday, today's outcome became inevitable.  Filling in on Hugh Hewitt's nationally-syndicated radio show last night, I asked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell what to expect from today's window-dressing meeting at the White House:

GB: So both Senate plans went down today, neither one is...