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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    So the 2% the dems took out of the economy in the way of increased SS tax witholdings was good even though is disproportionally impacted the working class, but the 2% coming out of spending because the WH cannot force the GOP to raise more taxes to take even more out of the economy is evil?

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    So the 2% the dems took out of the economy in the way of increased SS tax witholdings was good even though is disproportionally impacted the working class, but the 2% coming out of spending because the WH cannot force the GOP to raise more taxes to take even more out of the economy is evil?
    I vow to veto any bill that will replace or do away with the sequester. Who's vow was this?
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I vow to veto any bill that will replace or do away with the sequester. Who's vow was this?
    Don't know but I am guessing the guy who has run around yelling "Suck it I won" so much that he had to announce that "I am not a dictator".

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    In early humoral medicine practices, as cures, they used to starve a cold, bleed, purge, enemas, etc.

    This is exactly what the proponets of the sequester are trying to do to "cure" the economy.

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Don't know but I am guessing the guy who has run around yelling "Suck it I won" so much that he had to announce that "I am not a dictator".
    I sure wouldn't put it your way. But if I had one question to ask the president at one of his news conferences, it would be, "Mr. President, after the sequester was passed, you vowed to veto any bill that did away with it or replaced. Why are you now trying to stop it now and for what reason?"

    right now for me, in my opinion it looks like the president is playing political games with sequester, but if he answered the question with an answer that makes sense to me why he changed his mind, then I might change mine also. It is my understanding that sequester was his idea or at least an idea that came from the White House and he signed the bill. So he must have thought sequester was a good idea at the time. I want to know what made him change his mind and why it remained a good idea for over a year until recently.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Cutting spend means one thing and one thing only. It means people will lose their jobs. Paying people's salaries is what most, if not all, of what the national budget goes to. What this will do is put people out of work, and very little else. During an unemployment crisis, this only makes the existing problem worse.

    Also, given the state of our education, cutting from it is intolerable.

    So why do we not stop giving foreign aid to numerous other countries, something I do not feel we should be doing to begin with, and reallocate it to maintain our own economy? We spend more in foreign aid each year then the sequester will cut.

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yup. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we're finally cutting. But the stupidity of where and how we are doing it is astonishing. Literally we decided that we weren't going to cut unless we did so in the dumbest method possible.
    The blame rests on Panetta for the arbitrary way in which we cut in the DOD bro. Think about it. Did you receive any guidance or any sort of order on what to expect if/when this cut went into effect? Neither did I. All I was told was "expect to tighten the belts". No word of where the cuts would hit, who it would effect, nothing. He acted as though this thing wasn't going to happen. Just like Pres Obama did during his campaign. Remember? "Those cuts will never happen." lol
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Cutting anyspending is removing money from the economy, so yes, it will damage the economy.
    how would cutting foreign aid remove money from our economy?

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