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The total number of federal jobs lost to sequestration? That would be one.
Hotair ^ | 05/08/2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 05/08/2014 6:55:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

After Congress approved and President Obama subsequently signed into law the Budget Control Act of 2011 — complete with the provision that automatic spending cuts that came to be known as sequestration would kick in on March 1st, 2013 if the so-called “super commitee” failed to come up with more specific deficit reduction measures — we were treated to all kinds of warnings about how absolutely necessary it was that Congress learn to cooperate, because sequestration would be beyond devastating. Teachers and firefighters would start receiving pink slips; TSA lines at airports would grow to prohibitive lengths; the White House would have to cancel tours; federal workers numbering in the millions were getting laid off; lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Yeah… not according to an audit from the Government Accountability Office:

Only one employee in the entire federal government lost a job due to sequestration, according to a government audit that found the only permanent cut came at the U.S. Parole Commission, which eliminated one position. …

“Despite relentless warnings about the dire consequences of sequestration’s budget cuts, it appears sequestration resulted in only one layoff,” he said. “While that’s good news for federal employees and other workers, it is devastating to the credibility of Washington politicians and administration officials who spent months — and millions of dollars — engaging in a coordinated multi-agency cabinet-level public relations campaign to scare the American people.” …

Seven departments or agencies did furlough employees, but even that was less than a third of government agencies and departments surveyed by the GAO. Instead, those 15 departments and agencies that didn’t furlough employees ended up using leftover savings or cutting other programs. …

According to the GAO, nearly every agency or department affected by sequestration canceled or limited bonuses, cut travel and training, and limited overtime.

So, in short, sequestration accomplished exactly what it was supposed to — and not nearly enough of it at that, despite politicians pushing the myth that we cannot possibly function without a gargantuan, sprawling, ever-growing federal government to create jobs and do things for us.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruptreid; jobloss; reidlies; sequestration

1 posted on 05/08/2014 6:55:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bunch of BS. We lost 3 right in our Department at the Naval Academy. Why does the media have to lie CONSTANTLY!!!!!!!


2 posted on 05/08/2014 6:57:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once on the payroll and past a modest “probationary” period, most civil servants are entrenched like a turd dropped in wet concrete which has hardened.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I can think of over a dozen right off the top of my head from a single national park where a friend volunteers.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 7:07:46 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I bet those “positions” were reassigned to DeeCee!


5 posted on 05/08/2014 7:12:43 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: napscoordinator

It’s a GAO report. Has nothing to do with the media.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: napscoordinator

Question is - were they “federal employees” or “just private contractors”? I know people who lost their jobs because of the sequestration cancelling or delaying contracts - private industry can’t just let people stay home and then pay them when they decide to re-open. I’m sure if an objective study was done of the total effect there were lots of non-government jobs lost.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 8:29:02 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: napscoordinator

A lot of people retired, taking a wealth of institutional knowledge with them, and their positions were lapsed. Most of these folks were 20 and 30 year high knowledge positions, dedicated people who gave taxpayers their money’s worth.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 8:43:06 PM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: flying Elvis; napscoordinator
... dedicated people who gave taxpayers their money’s worth.

Hahahahahahahahaaaa

Best laugh I have had today!


9 posted on 05/08/2014 8:51:05 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Let's keep the grassroots momentum going ..." -Sarah Palin 4/19/14)
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