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The Federal budget is 3.7 trillion. We are talking under 3% here.
The fear mongering is utterly laughable. Obama is deliberately focusing on more critical jobs to furlough instead of the uncountable bloated high-salaried government positions that are TRULY expendable.
Why don't we have an article on the private sector. They have their house in order.
Welcome to the real world. I'm working a full time and two part time jobs to make ends meet thanks to the O-conomy. Let's see government sacrifice too.
It isn't as if this cut in the budget means that taxes are lower elsewhere to offset the lost spending from the furloughed workers. Nope - this is just a contraction in the economy. In the long run we will benefit because our debt will be lower, but there are better ways to cut spending. For starters, we should cut spending in foreign countires because it does not cost American jobs.
It is too bad it had to come to this, but when we pursue a 60 billion dollar war for WMD's that didn't exist that was waged on a country that had nothing to do with 9/1l... what can you expect??? We all are paying the price for 8 years of Republican financial and foreign policies.....
....still living with the Bush hangover!!!!@!!!!!!!!@
ranger...it wasn't the Oconomy that tanked the economy. Stop blaming the doctor for the injury someone else gave the country!!
Only in today's media and government talk are increased budgets a cut. Quit already. Name anyone that would cry an increase, profit, or raise as a cut when they came 3% short on what was planned. Geesh
In the private sector we a have taken pay cuts, layoffs ver the pat 10-years. My guess is that many of these Federal Workers will just burn vacation days or sick days to cover the furlough days. No matter how they get through it just remember Americans...we could be cutting far more money....up to $330Billion per year by cutting illegal alien off the dole. So you want full time federal workers or more illegal aliens...your choice.
nortcyd, "Name anyone that would cry an increase, profit, or raise as a cut when they came 3% short on what was planned." Answer: Every shareholder everywhere.
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