First, I pray for Beth and all those who will feel the pain from these cuts and ALL the MILLIONS of Americans who are feeling the pain of the Obama Administration.
But, I want you to understand that we out here in the NON-Government workforce have been dealing with this crap for FOUR YEARS! She is just NOW feeling the weight of Obama’s Presidency!
Since 2009, my company has laid off nearly 50% of our national workforce - many of them VETERANS! We have not had pay raises in FOUR years (some of us VETERANS took temporary pay CUTS to keep our jobs (until times were better)), most government workers only got a pay FREEZE two years ago, we have taken on extra work and had to spread our coverage over several STATES as our co-workers were RIFed.
I know this sounds un-Christian-like to you, but welcome to the party! I, along with MOST Freepers, take no pleasure in others having to take a loss, but we do enjoy the SHRINKING of the US Government. Understand that we too have friends who are single, with sick kids, who have to pay bills, working two and three part-time jobs because Obamacare is making companies scale back their full time workforce! I have TWO of my kids (along with grand kids) now BACK home with me due to this Presidency - this pain isn’t JUST starting on March 1st, 2013 - it has been GOING ON FOR FOUR YEARS!! We ALL have problems, but the non-government tax payers cannot continue to pay more and more just so the US Government can have their GUARANTEED 8% (baseline) budget INCREASE every year! It has to END!
It isn’t that we don’t care, it is that we already are, and STILL are, feeling the PAINS that these employees are just NOW starting to realize! The sooner you, Beth and others realize how bad it really is out here, the sooner you, Beth and others will want to help fix this BEHEMOTH known as our current US Government!
And last, but not least, these were cuts in DISCRETIONARY spending, so it was up to each department to come up with cuts and plans to fulfill these cuts ordered BY President Obama! This Administration decided to IGNORE these impending cuts (thinking that they would just go away) and failed to plan for and implement them! More importantly, the Obama Administration is trying to make these cuts to be as PUBLIC and PAINFUL as possible - for political purposes - and you want ME to feel guilty because OBAMA is hurting people for political purposes? Sorry, but that simply isn’t going to happen!
Last thing: if people wanting to shrink the US Government makes you think about leaving the Republican party, then leave! The Republican party already has PLENTY of BIG-GOVERNMENT RINOs!
Reply of the day as far as I am concerned.