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Thread: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

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    Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    They made a deal, I think the trigger should be binding.
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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    They made a deal, I think the trigger should be binding.
    Some explanation or link or something that shows wth you're talking about would be good.....
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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    I'm sick and tired of Congress playing Chicken and then changing the rules or breaking their vows at the last minute for the sake of political expediency.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Some explanation or link or something that shows wth you're talking about would be good.....
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    Anyone remember what area the "triggered" cuts are in? The triggers should be binding - I respect him for saying so. But, for all I know, the cuts may be in areas I don't what cut.

    What am I saying? I want all the areas cut!
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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    I'm pretty sure that if the supercommittee fails, everything gets cut.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    I am entirely fine with cuts, regardless of where they are. We have to learn to live within our means, period. The supercommittee had a shot at finding a solution, it's no surprise they're going to fail, that was never in doubt to begin with, but we can't just shrug our shoulders and say "they failed, let's not try".

    We need trillions in cuts, no matter how bad it hurts.
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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I'm pretty sure that if the supercommittee fails, everything gets cut.
    Not everything

    I believe budget items with specific revenue sources that are in the black are exempt (ie Social Security)

    So the cuts will be coming primarily from the discretionary part of the budget, which would make the military take on about 50% of the cuts per year when the cuts hit
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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    They made a deal, I think the trigger should be binding.

    If the trigger for the automatic spending cuts does not apply and is not implemented, then the whole supercommittee thing was just a dog and pony show, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


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    Re: Do you support repealing the automatic trigger or changing it?

    I applaude Obama for standing firm on this issue. The politicians who are turning heals right now are pathetic. Let the automatic cuts happen!
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