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Sequestration: White House summit begins
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Posted on 03/01/2013 8:14:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver

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To: Democrat_media
...a 9% cut adDed to the inflation of 3% and you get huge cuts at a lot of government agencies including the Epa

If you honestly believe that any federal agency will undergo a cut in their budget that steep, you're smoking funny tobacco. No such thing is going to happen while Obama is in office. Guaranteed.

51 posted on 03/01/2013 8:10:47 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only thing that concerns me is that this “ends justifies the means” administration will purposely crash the economy with the sole purpose of blaming the GOP.


52 posted on 03/01/2013 8:47:36 PM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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Here's a little chart from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office that might help to illuminate what I've been saying:


53 posted on 03/01/2013 9:15:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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My research showed as this article does that many government agencies even the EPA will get 9% cut even before inflation. with inflation that is even a greater cut.
The following is a quote from this Fox news article .

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/01/sequestration-when-will-feel-pain/#ixzz2MKxTcS

Obama formally notifies government agencies that sequestration is in effect.

Sometime today the Office of Management and Budget will order all federal agencies to cut their budgets by around nine percent, except for the Pentagon which needs to cut defense programs by 13 percent.

Once Obama issues the sequestration order, Treasury Department officials will take offline the computers that process payments for school construction and clean energy bonds to reprogram them for reduced rates. Payments will be delayed while they are made manually for the next six weeks.

Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency will get e-mails notifying them that a forced furlough of up to 13 days lies ahead

At the Department of Housing and Urban Development, officials will spend the weekend mailing out letters to governors in all 50 states showing how much their grants will be reduced in the coming days and weeks.

Programs that dole out funding as an intermediary — like public rent assistance, farm loans and food programs — will see immediate cuts

Even if the budget for some of these gov agencies stayed the same that would be a cut because of inflation. see the military will get a 13% cut but those dollars will have even less value because of inflation so then they will be able to buy less tanks etc. because those dollars have less value even if budget stayed the same. I'll trust my research over your “beliefs”. .
54 posted on 03/01/2013 9:17:54 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: cuban leaf

GOP didn’t cave . so what do you say now?

I actually will send them thanks by email and twitter.


55 posted on 03/01/2013 9:39:49 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media

Buy into Obama’s Chicken Little rhetoric if you must, but you’re gonna feel lied to, when you see that NO federal agency had a single dime ‘cut’ from their budgets.

The Sequester does not mandate a ‘cut’ in any federal agency’s budget. It mandates a mere 2% reduction in the projected rate of INCREASE in federal spending. That’s it.

If Obama decides to order actual budget CUTS to certain agencies, departments, or branches, that’s a whole ‘nother kettle of fish. Look for him to do just that, so he can turn around and blame the pain on the Republicans.

They’re only allowing him to have 98% of the projected increase in federal spending, so he’ll slash and burn the budgets of critical areas to punish them. He doesn’t give a damn who gets hurt.


56 posted on 03/01/2013 10:21:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I gave a binary proposition, explaining what each action by them would mean.

if A
then C
else B
end-if

Looks like we ended up with B. :-)


57 posted on 03/02/2013 5:14:09 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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