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    Re: Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place:

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Having approved the sequester, making it law, the executive is now charged with enforcement of said law.
    ...right, but the president can't just say "Nah we'll keep the FAA's budget the same." Where the dollars go was up to Congress.

    You're greatly overestimating the discretion that the executive has regarding budgetary issues.

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    Remember that specific dollar amounts in cuts were applied to specific agency budgets. For example, if "state mediation grants" were cut by 8.2% from the Farm Service Agency under the Department of Agriculture. They can't just say "nah let's cut a few more food inspectors and keep the mediation funding." The FAA can't just unilaterally drop some of its NextGen R&D budget to shore up the Operations budget. (which includes air traffic control operations)

    This is because the sequestration bill is freaking stupid, and was intentionally designed to be a stupid way to cut spending. Congress was trying to force itself to come to some kind of agreement under the threat of sequestration being stupid. And they ****ing did it anyway.
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    Re: Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place:

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ...right, but the president can't just say "Nah we'll keep the FAA's budget the same." Where the dollars go was up to Congress.

    You're greatly overestimating the discretion that the executive has regarding budgetary issues.
    But it's much more fun for people to whine and blame the "other side" then to face the reality that the Dems/Libs and the Rep/Cons are equally to blame for where this country is today.
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    Re: Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place:

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    What happens when you call Washington asking if it's ok to lessen the impact of the sequester?

    Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised - Washington Times
    I heard about that and it deserves a thread of its own.

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