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Federal spending is scheduled to go up for fiscal year 2013. In spite of sequestration, our spending still is going up, yet we still are threatened with cuts, from White House tours to training for our pilots in the armed services.

It’s $85 billion in so-called cuts, or is it $44 billion since the fiscal year was half over? But to this administration, it’s a magical sum of money. It is being blamed for every economic problem from stagnant growth to disappointing numbers in employment – or shall we say unemployment?

Numbers floated for jobs lost to sequestration cuts range up to 750,000. Yet in 2009, with the Obama stimulus bill of almost $900 billion, we weren’t sure if any new jobs were really created. We do know a lot of friends of Democrats benefitted.

And the administration had to come up with a new term to justify the spending – “jobs saved,” a term that is unprovable.

Come on, people, this is really very sad. We deserve better than this.

Rob Feero

Evans

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RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/05/13 - 07:46 am
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Democrats have won the war

Democrats have won the war for the "low information" voter.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 05/05/13 - 08:13 am
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Absolutely 1000% correct on

Absolutely 1000% correct on the comment! RMSHEFF hit the nail on the head.

chascushman
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chascushman 05/05/13 - 09:49 am
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The moochers won the last
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The moochers won the last election

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/05/13 - 10:02 am
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These comments are EXACTLY representative

These comment show exactly the kind of thinking that is going on in Washington, DC ! I have said it before, "We must meet in the middle if we are going to compromise and move forward !"

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/05/13 - 10:34 am
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Sequester

This country is finding it very difficult to even stick to the sequester ! How in the name of fiscal responsibility are we going TO REALY DO SOME BUDGET CUTTING !

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chascushman 05/05/13 - 03:47 pm
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" How in the name of fiscal
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" How in the name of fiscal responsibility are we going TO REALY DO SOME BUDGET CUTTING !"
Mr. Bledsoe, your party has no intention of "REALY DO SOME BUDGET CUTTING".

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/05/13 - 07:38 pm
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Hey!

Since the sequester has cut in, the DOW-JONES, the NASDAQ, and the S&P500 are all in record territory. Let's do more federal government sequestering and we'll all be rolling in the money!

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Darby 05/05/13 - 08:29 pm
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"We must meet in the middle if we are

going to compromise and move forward !"

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No way you can meet in the middle when the clown in the Oval Office is perpetually in far left campaign mode.

That's all he knows how to do.

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