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    How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    This is very similar to one question from a Pew Poll that was put out this week, available here Most Say Spending Cuts Would Have Major Impact on Economy, Military | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

    Note that Pew combined "No effect" and "Don't know."
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Fear mongering from the white house over cuts to proposed increases in spending is asinine. It won't cut a dime in actual spending from the government or make an impact on the 16 Trillion deficit.

    If they are scared to cut in proposed increases than we will never make any progress with our monumental debt. We need to cut so much more than 85 billion. This whole smokescreen from the White House is BS.
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    This is very similar to one question from a Pew Poll that was put out this week, available here Most Say Spending Cuts Would Have Major Impact on Economy, Military | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

    Note that Pew combined "No effect" and "Don't know."

    Will cutting 2.3% of the 3.6 trillion dollars that the government spends hurt the economy? Not only no but hell no.
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    If you wanted a raise of $10 but only got a raise of $1 would that make you broke, or just make you mad?
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Cutting anyspending is removing money from the economy, so yes, it will damage the economy. Yet is still necessary, as the deficit cannot be maintained.

    But it is a neglegible amount this case, $82 billion? I'm not worried.
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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    It won't. What it will affect is some politicians playing games with the country for political gain. As we saw, a bunch of illegal aliens were released from jail because of the sequester. I mean that's just BS.

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    It won't. What it will affect is some politicians playing games with the country for political gain. As we saw, a bunch of illegal aliens were released from jail because of the sequester. I mean that's just BS.
    You always manage to bring "race" into a thread. Who are you going to blame? Name that cabal.

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    There's little doubt it will have a negative effect on short term growth and military capability. The severity of said effects, however, seems to have been overstated (the former moreso than the latter).

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    There's little doubt it will have a negative effect on short term growth and military capability. The severity of said effects, however, seems to have been overstated (the former moreso than the latter).
    Anything that cuts the Military Offense budget is a wonderful thing.

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    Re: How Will Sequestration Affect the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Anything that cuts the Military Offense budget is a wonderful thing.
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