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Sequestration cuts would destroy U.S. economy Congress must not allow devastating cuts in defense...
Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/27/12 | Clayola Brown

Posted on 08/31/2012 5:10:39 PM PDT by Libloather

Edited on 08/31/2012 5:18:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

In fact, budget cuts scheduled to start next January could set back economic recovery for years. The automatic cuts, known as "sequestration," were set in motion by the failure of a congressional "Supercommittee" to develop a long-term budget plan last fall and will take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress approves a new agreement before then.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012election; cuts; defense; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; sequestration; spending
Clayola Brown is national president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the nation's leading African-American labor organization. Her email is cbrown@aflcio.org.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 5:10:47 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

How stupid do you have to be to think that government spending helps the economy??


2 posted on 08/31/2012 5:18:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Sequestration will leave the duties of the Navy to an already overworked Coast Guard. Cutting off your leg is not a wise weight loss alternative to diet and exercise.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Libloather

Interesting that this is the ONLY time in my (long) life that I’ve heard liberals actually COMPLAIN about defense cuts.

If this doesn’t make it OBVIOUS that they’re up to something, nothing will.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 5:25:05 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: greatvikingone

I wasn’t referring to that specifically, but the notion that cutting government spending would destroy the US economy.

It’s ridiculous.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 5:29:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather

it’s Odungo’s priority!!


6 posted on 08/31/2012 5:30:42 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BobL

If this doesn’t make it OBVIOUS that they’re up to something, nothing will.
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It has been rumbling out there for a while that they want to unionize the military. I had my suspicions...particularly when Obama cut their healthcare.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: BobL

I’ve heard Howard Dean and Patty Murray say going over the fiscal cliff would hurt the nation for about two quarters. Two quarters would be enough time for the ‘progressives’ to blame it all on the Republicans. They believe that disaster would effectively end the Republicans once and for all. That is their political calculation.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Libloather
In fact, budget cuts scheduled to start next January could set back economic recovery for years.

Since there has been no recovery, we'd have nothing to lose.

9 posted on 08/31/2012 5:34:23 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: GeronL

I look forward to the day the environs of Washington DC are as prosperous as . . . Detroit.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:41 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BobL
"Interesting that this is the ONLY time in my (long) life that I’ve heard liberals actually COMPLAIN about defense cuts.

If this doesn’t make it OBVIOUS that they’re up to something, nothing will.
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The social left infiltrated and dominated offices of defense contractors long ago. Men aren't welcome (e.g., the few from real combat specialties).


12 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BobL

Plenty of them either work in the defense industry or in these Congresscritters’ districts. The impact down the supply chain will affect a lot more people than the Rats intended. And most notifications have to go out just before the election. Well well well.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:47 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“I had my suspicions...particularly when Obama cut their healthcare.”

When did he cut our healthcare - I didn’t get the memo.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 5:44:40 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Libloather

I know it happened , I know that a supposed bi-partisan group of A-hole politicians of both parties passed these so-called Sequestrian cuts,
but it is still hard for me to believe.

How stupid was this move and how did people of either party THAT stupid get elected.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: greatvikingone
When did he cut our healthcare - I didn’t get the memo.

If you have Tricare, hold on tight. Although, I've heard the conversion over to Commiecare™ is pretty painless.

White House Takes Appropriators to Task on Pay, TRICARE

Rush: Obama to veto military appropriations to force military off TRICARE

The War On Tricare [Panetta Cefends Tricare Cuts]

Obama sending to Congress bill to triple TRICARE premiums

Trashing Tricare...Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

17 posted on 08/31/2012 6:06:58 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Venturer

This is the dumbest thing ever. The Navy will not be able to operate along with the rest of the Armed Forces. Sure there is waste there too but to completely shut down with Iran being stupid is NOT good. Perhaps that is their goal (Obama). I believe they will pass something before this happens. What about Iraq and Afghanistan? Americans are still fighting over there.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 6:08:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: Libloather

Thanks for the heads up.

This is the most recent I can find: http://www.sidneyherald.com/news/article_df9d5468-e0bb-11e1-a664-0019bb2963f4.html


19 posted on 08/31/2012 6:18:53 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Venturer; sickoflibs
I know it happened , I know that a supposed bi-partisan group of A-hole politicians of both parties passed these so-called Sequestrian cuts, but it is still hard for me to believe.

i seem to remember a smokey-backroom type deal that was touted as a brilliant victory to save the Republic...it was 50%...no, maybe 60%...no, WAIT, it was 95 % of what *our* side wanted...!!!

and IIRC, it was an economic genius who craftily manuevered the rats into the corner, and pulled out this fiscal victory...to bad that guy anint seeking a higher office...

WAIT AGAIN !!! WHAT ???

20 posted on 08/31/2012 6:26:12 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You have that right with respect to unionizing the military. European militaries are already unionized. The final death blow to our military.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 6:55:06 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Venturer
Beats me, but our current crop of elected and appointed government officials conduct themselves like contestants for American Idol, instead of soberly doing the important jobs they were elected/appointed to do.

I advocate firing all of them!
And charging most of them for criminal breach of contract, and sending most of them to prison, voiding all their pensions and benefits.

Yeah, I know that's not going to happen.
But better that, than another USA civil war.
And another USA civil war, once considered inconceivable, is now a perfectly plausible scenario.
One that a few hundred thousand elected and appointed (and seriously delusional) unionized civil servants actually believe they have adequately prepared for, and will actually “win”.

LOL!

22 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:18 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: SueRae

Notifications must go out 60 days prior due to the WARN Act. That is November 1st. Perfect timing for the election.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:24 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Yep! I knew the Netherlands were. And here is some propaganda on Military.com:

http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/on-the-job/jobs-and-union-organizing.html

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/insider-report-obama-administration-intends-to-unionize-u-s-military-with-executive-order_09122011


24 posted on 08/31/2012 7:04:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The military wastes plenty of money..and a lot more is wasted by congress and there pet projects that help only them.. We have way to many admirals and generals..read Patton there is more politics in the military than in congress


25 posted on 08/31/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: napscoordinator

So if the DoD cuts from say....$700B to $650B, it won’t be able to operate? Bravo Sierra. The DoD will have to make painful cuts, and get rid of crap they should not be paying for, but I find this notion that a $650B DoD would be a “hollowed out force” to be laughable.

Get out of Afghanistan, stop being the world’s policeman, and let Europe pay for its own defense.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 7:42:54 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: SueRae

“And most notifications have to go out just before the election. Well well well.”

I think that’s it. They forgot about the 60 day law.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 8:49:45 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Libloather

First, the idea that DoD cutbacks would harm our economy is ... hyperbole. It’s sad to hear Republicans spout that, they need to cut that out - its keynesians pro-government-spending gibberish.

Second, we do need to cut military spending and ALL spending. We cant keep spending money we dont have. The military cuts were a ‘we’ll do this if we dont comup with something better’ - well, if these cuts are wrong, what OTHER cuts do the critics have to replace them?

To do it balanced, there is a simple solution. Extend the Jan 1 deadline by one quarter, to allow the new congress to put a full plan together, so it doesnt all fall on the military. As I said, LOTS of places to cut, and lets not excldue DoD.

More procrastination, but that is is due to the failure of obama and congress back in august 2011.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:32 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: bigdaddy45

Well I actually read the article and you are right. It is nothing like I thought it was going to be....next time reading the article first might help. :-)


29 posted on 08/31/2012 9:22:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: bigdaddy45

and let Europe pay for its own defense.

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Those are our forward bases.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 9:25:56 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: WOSG

The Congress will never agree to a list of cuts based on some kind of priority.

It’s best to just grin and bear the across the board cuts, because that’s the only way we’re likely to actually cut spending at all.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 9:39:01 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Gilbo_3; Venturer
RE :”I know it happened , I know that a supposed bi-partisan group of A-hole politicians of both parties passed these so-called Sequestrian cuts, but it is still hard for me to believe.
......
i seem to remember a smokey-backroom type deal that was touted as a brilliant victory to save the Republic...it was 50%...no, maybe 60%...no, WAIT, it was 95 % of what *our* side wanted...!!

Gilb knows who to ping for this.

I posted this vanity the day the REPUBLICAN house passed it:

Please recall some more inspiring days when Republicans said:
“We'd like to know why you haven't read all the bills you filed.”
“ We'd like for you to read them for yourself”
Passing of bipartision 'Budget Control Act' Reminds me of another bill Pelosi passed last Year (sickoflibs rant | 8/2/2011)

32 posted on 08/31/2012 10:35:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Libloather
Another disastrous gift from Barney Frank. He has for many years harbored a wish to massively gut the Defense establishment. You'll recall:

Free Republic:Barney Frank: Cut the Military Budget (by 25% - no evidence defense spending is economic stimulus)
33 posted on 09/01/2012 5:19:55 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: SunkenCiv

After seeing 2016 THE MOVIE I now know exactly why he bowed to the Saudi King.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 8:20:04 AM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: Terry Mross

Thanks!


35 posted on 09/01/2012 10:28:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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