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TRENDING: With deadline looming, White House details cuts [The clown cranks up fear mongering]
CNN ^ | 2/25/13 | Kevin Liptak

Posted on 02/25/2013 5:36:30 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Food safety inspections, early education classrooms and mental health treatment are all at risk if massive forced spending cuts are allowed to take effect at the end of this week, the White House said Sunday.

Those cuts would accompany deep reductions in defense spending — including stalling maintenance on Navy ships — that are also poised to trigger March 1.

In detailed reports for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, President Barack Obama’s budget office spelled out how the cuts — which are the result of a stalemate between Congressional Republicans and the White House over reducing the federal deficit — will affect localities, putting the stakes of the budget debate in stark terms as Congress returns to Washington after a week-long break.

But some Republicans question whether the Obama administration is simply crafting a doomsday scenario for the indiscriminate cuts to force Congressional Republicans into accepting a deal that includes more tax increases for wealthy Americans, which GOP leaders say is unacceptable. They would rather cut spending on entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security, which they say are the real drivers of the country’s debt.

Nationwide, the White House said, 70,000 children would no longer have access to Head Start early education programs, and 10,000 teacher jobs would be at risk, consequences that Education Secretary Arne Duncan detailed Sunday...

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; jobs; taxes
Also from this article: "All told, non-defense programs would be forced to reduce their spending by 9%, the White House said, while defense programs would have to cut 13%."

Fantasy.

1 posted on 02/25/2013 5:36:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

just call their bluff.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 5:38:52 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Fear mongering at its worst! Food inspectors, head start programs, defense contractors, oh the humanity!!!!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/spot-the-sequester-and-the-consequences-of-not-putting-our-fiscal-house-in-order/


3 posted on 02/25/2013 5:39:01 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t stop at 2% or 13%!!! Give us 100%. Lets just close all of government, let us keep our own money and WE will figure it out on our own.

:)


4 posted on 02/25/2013 5:40:23 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: SoFloFreeper
Clown is right. What a putz. The fear mongering is laughable. Isn't this the same guy who says he can issue an Executive Order for everything?

I guess everything but, the "Sequestration" armageddon, which was his stupid idea in the first place!

5 posted on 02/25/2013 5:48:03 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Those cuts would accompany deep reductions in defense spending — including stalling maintenance on Navy ships

He's not even trying to make it believable any more.

6 posted on 02/25/2013 5:49:17 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SoFloFreeper

que Captain Picard: “There are NO cuts!”


8 posted on 02/25/2013 5:59:26 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am affected by this. At first I was hoping it went away because losing 20 percent is not fun. HOWEVER, now that I see all the crying by the Democrats, I want it to go through. My family and I will survive the hit and quite frankly it will be worth it to watch the chilins going without free child care...lol. It is quite a tragedy for those Mother’s who will now have to watch her child during episodes of the View. How awful for them...maybe even have to share a bon bon or two. Life is gonna get hard.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 6:00:05 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: GeronL

que Captain Picard: “There are NO cuts!”

Not to government spending, but plenty of cuts to individuals who actually work.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 6:01:23 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
What? Do you suppose the $100,000 per year dog handler (that we pay for) will also be cut. “Perish the thought of having to clean the kennel ourselves”, say the Odumbo’s.

It's time that all the free loader “assistance” both Odumbo and Mooooochelle have are eliminated. they don't need all those people sucking from the U.S. Gubmint teat.

11 posted on 02/25/2013 6:04:08 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: napscoordinator
What? Do you suppose the $100,000 per year dog handler (that we pay for) will also be cut? “Perish the thought of having to clean the kennel ourselves”, say the Odumbo’s.

It's time that all the free loader “assistance” both Odumbo and Mooooochelle have are eliminated. they don't need all those people sucking from the U.S. Gubmint teat.

12 posted on 02/25/2013 6:04:19 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: napscoordinator

A 5% increase instead of a 7% increase.... da horror....


13 posted on 02/25/2013 6:06:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: napscoordinator

As we observed the last time the government “shut down,” full payment was made to every government employee. They never lost a dime.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 6:09:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SoFloFreeper

15 posted on 02/25/2013 6:18:12 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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16 posted on 02/25/2013 6:20:17 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: SoFloFreeper

Head Start teachers are not teachers. They are glorified day care workers. They only have an AA in childhood development.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 6:28:58 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: GeronL

Your not even close to the truth. What are you talking about? 5 percent instead of 7 percent. Are you kidding? People are losing 20 percent of their pay for the year! Government agencies might only be losing 2 percent.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 6:50:01 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

The federal budget does not go down under sequestration, that is what I am saying.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 6:52:13 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Ok. Thanks! Have a good one.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 6:56:24 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has he closed the Washington Monument yet?

Oh, wait, God did that for him, didn’t he. I would have taken the hint from that earthquake if I were president....


21 posted on 02/25/2013 6:58:15 AM PST by AdSimp
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To: napscoordinator
People are losing 20 percent of their pay for the year!

I'm curious if you have any idea what it is like running a small business in this economic environment.

22 posted on 02/25/2013 7:00:35 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

My parents do and luckily are doing very well. I understand not everyone is able to find success but if you work hard and keep up with everything you can be very successful on the outside.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 7:02:41 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Have you asked your parents what it is like to hear federals complain about taking a paycut now during an economic downturn that hasn't been equaled since the Great Depression.

For the lucky ones who still have jobs in the private sector, the paycuts started 5 years ago.

24 posted on 02/25/2013 7:09:47 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: SoFloFreeper

Forcing the President & democrats to govern and then own the hard choices they make is whats really scaring the bee-jeebies out of them.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 7:12:02 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (It IS up to you.)
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To: AdSimp

He’ll, just shut down the E.P.A. and be done with the whole mess.


26 posted on 02/25/2013 7:12:37 AM PST by skimbell
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To: skimbell

Well there is one thing you are not mentioning.

Sure we need to counter the leftist propaganda, but there is also the issue of real jobs.

Return American jobs. Now. Not union jobs, but jobs. All sorts of US jobs.

That is what we need, and what we are missing.

US jobs.


27 posted on 02/25/2013 7:18:16 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: napscoordinator
"People are losing 20 percent of their pay for the year!"

By people, you mean federal government employees. Federal government employees earn, on average, 50% more than the taxpayers who employ them. If they actually did take a 20% cut (they won't), this would simply bring them down to "only" 20% more than the taxpayers who employ them.

28 posted on 02/25/2013 7:19:40 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Federal government employees earn, on average, 50% more than the taxpayers who employ them.

A total crock, but if you insist on believing that then fine. You are including the McDonald’s workers in your scenario. Government Workers are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree now. Take out your McD’s workers and you will find your scenario is WRONG!


29 posted on 02/25/2013 7:26:54 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Will the usurper make any cuts in his vacations?


30 posted on 02/25/2013 7:51:18 AM PST by bgill
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To: napscoordinator
"Take out your McD’s workers and you will find your scenario is WRONG!"

What's your basis for excluding some of the non-government workers?

31 posted on 02/25/2013 8:17:38 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: napscoordinator
Government Workers Earn More Than Their Private-Sector Counterparts

The CBO study shows that federal employees earned an average 16% more in total compensation, meaning pay and benefits, versus workers at private companies. . . .

The CBO study compared workers of similar characteristics, including length of employment, level of education and occupation, based on government household data for 2005 through 2010.

Health and retirement benefits were on average 46% higher for federal workers with a bachelor’s degree; 71% higher for federal workers with some college; 36% for federal employees with a master’s degree; and 72% higher on average for federal employees with a high school degree.

Driving the big 16% swing higher in average total compensation for federal workers are the retiree benefits government workers get. Specifically, the CBO says that federal workers can get “both a defined-benefit pension and a defined contribution plan,” or 401(k), whereas private sector workers tend to only have 401(k) plans. Workers must contribute a percentage of their own salaries to participate in 401(k) plans while workers do not have to contribute to pension plans. . . .

A USA Today analysis of the federal “job for life” issue in July 2011 found that in 2010, federal workers enjoyed a 99.43% job security rate, and in many agencies, employees were more likely to die of natural causes than get laid off or fired by the federal government.

The paper also says the federal government fired just 0.55% of its workers in the budget year ending September 2010, versus a rate of firings in the private sector that was about six times higher, at around 3%.

32 posted on 02/25/2013 8:24:00 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama’s instructions: “Find out the most important, useful, and widely publicized things the government does, and announce they will be cut.”

Worthless crap, like studies about God knows what in God knows where, or bridges to nowhere, will continue as planned.


33 posted on 02/25/2013 8:46:13 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: vbmoneyspender

Oh you guys add in the welfare recipients too. That article is a great agenda piece from a very liberal paper who hates all things Department of Defense and military.


34 posted on 02/25/2013 12:15:53 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
That article is a great agenda piece from a very liberal paper who hates all things Department of Defense and military.

The link I posted is from Fox Business - hardly a bastion of liberalism. And the article is based on a CBO study that Republican lawmakers asked for. Here is the gist of the argument against federal workers. It used to be you joined the federal workforce because it was stable and you had little chance of being laid off. The price you paid for that stability was that you got paid less than in the private sector. Now federals never get laid off and get paid a significant amount more than their private sector counterparts.

Showing that no good deed goes unpunished, getting paid more and getting fired less appears to have bred an imperial sense of entitled among federals. Not a good sign in a constitutional republic.

35 posted on 02/25/2013 3:55:14 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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