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    Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Despite doomsday warnings from the White House and lawmakers on both sides that hundreds of thousands would lose their jobs as a result of the sequester, it turns out the budget cuts have only led to one job being lost among 23 federal agencies.
    Now Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is demanding answers as to why the Obama administration repeatedly warned taxpayers that the $85.3 billion in spending cuts, which went into effect in March 2013, would threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs. The findings were revealed in a government watchdog report.
    Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts | Fox News

    1 job. Those heartless conservatives have cause a good American family to be homeless! Starve in the streets! To DIE!!!
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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    1 job. Those heartless conservatives have cause a good American family to be homeless! Starve in the streets! To DIE!!!
    Uhhh well technically it did "threaten hundred of thousands of jobs" which is why pay and vacation was cut, rather than cutting personnel. Seems like a threat.

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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    1 job. Those heartless conservatives have cause a good American family to be homeless! Starve in the streets! To DIE!!!
    The effects of the sequester mainly will be felt in the upkeep and maintaining of things especially the military. Eventually the sequester is going to hurt more than it saves because those things that need updating, maintaining, or replacing won't be until they completely break now which will be more costly without the sequester.

    No jobs were really lost because the government just went without doing those necessary things and will cost more later. The sequester is not the answer for the military.

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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Uhhh well technically it did "threaten hundred of thousands of jobs" which is why pay and vacation was cut, rather than cutting personnel. Seems like a threat.
    The purpose of the government has nothing to do with employing people. Read the constitution.

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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts | Fox News

    1 job. Those heartless conservatives have cause a good American family to be homeless! Starve in the streets! To DIE!!!
    To hear Obama and the Democrats, the Republicans were going to be responsible for thousands of lost jobs, the closures of businesses, mayhem and destruction in the streets - all while pulling the wings off butterflies and barring the doors to all hospitals so the poor people had to die in the streets.

    One whole job?

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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    None other than NBC’s David Gregory today pressed Obama’s chief economic advisor, Gene Sperling, whether his boss told the truth in the third presidential debate that “the sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.” Sperling finally wilted under the pressure of tough questioning to admit that “yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama’s plan.”
    White House Admits (Third Time) President Obama Fibbed On Sequester - Forbes
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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Missed AB View Post
    The purpose of the government has nothing to do with employing people. Read the constitution.
    I didn't say it did, and that fact has no relevance on what was going on.

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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    To hear Obama and the Democrats, the Republicans were going to be responsible for thousands of lost jobs, the closures of businesses, mayhem and destruction in the streets - all while pulling the wings off butterflies and barring the doors to all hospitals so the poor people had to die in the streets.

    One whole job?
    You should read the report that Fox News links to, or at least look over it, you'll find that the sequestration did impact quite a lot of people not all of whom government workers.

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    Re: Despite doomsday predictions, report finds only 1 layoff from sequester cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Missed AB View Post
    The purpose of the government has nothing to do with employing people. Read the constitution.
    i dont know why its so hard for people to understand this

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