Jobless, local governments could be among the first to feel the pain of federal budget cuts

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 25, 2013 - 5:37 PM
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theagonybhoFeb. 25, 13 5:36 PM

OMG stop it, why would a budget bigger than last years topple the country, i havnt been able to say this but Obama is embarrassing himself on this one. If a 2 % cut in spending causes that much damage it will be by his hand.

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lockstepFeb. 25, 13 5:56 PM

So people not contributing and loans will be targeted?

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jtsnscFeb. 25, 13 6:45 PM

The Obama administration is the only one who has any says on where the domestic cuts are. The senate or house have no say in these cuts. If you see the parks closed, less money for ue or any other hardship on people the great one and only the great one alone is responsible for where the cuts occur. Anyone who doesn't agree are just liv. and living in Obama land because this is a fact.

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dibblegonFeb. 25, 13 6:57 PM

We were all impacted by the increase in taxes in Jan. its time those responsible for the mess contribute to cleaning up the mess.

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dibblegonFeb. 25, 13 7:24 PM

The gnashing of teeth from the left is even more sweet in that Obama created the idea, the dem controlled senate approved it, an Obama signed it. Whats wrong? The right is sacrificing military spending yet the dems are now stomping their feet and complaining about cutting anything. A deal is a deal.

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elmore1Feb. 25, 13 7:38 PM

Two percent is nothing. Rather than creating drama about "the sky is falling" for public sympathy they should get serious about cutting spending. The private sector does this constantly and it needs to be the same mindset in the public sector.

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jpcooperFeb. 25, 13 9:25 PM

About 2 million long-term unemployed people could see checks now averaging $300 a week reduced by about $30.

Lets see in 2009 when unemployment was 7.8% unemployment was capped at 26 weeks. In 2010 When unemployment went over 10% unemployment was bumped up to 99 weeks! Now that unemployment is back to 7.9% unemployment is still 99 weeks! I think I found an area to cut! Lets go back to the original 26 weeks!

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drfranktFeb. 26, 13 7:37 AM

Anyone, government, business, unions, single persons, or families that cannot absorb a 2% reduction in PROPOSED spending, has no business spending a damn dime in the first place!

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evldedFeb. 26, 13 2:14 PM

Red states are going to get absolutely hammed by this fiasco. Elections have consequences as you dodos love to screech all the time. LOL!

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