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Sequestration’s Trickle Down In Warren County

Fear for some, a waiting game for all

February 23, 2013

The economics of sequestration will trickle down — if they don’t arrive in a deluge. Many local agencies, state agencies, and local branches of federal agencies depend on federal dollars....

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Feb-23-13 5:55 AM

From my understanding, these are mearly cuts to increases in future spending. But as Washington always does, they play chicken little about every spending reduction, even though there are no actual cuts compare to actual current spending.

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Feb-23-13 12:50 PM

Check again, Frugal. Obviously, you believe in Congress refusing to allow the tax breaks for the wealthy to expire, which is the reason for the crisis. It is so easy for congress to sit on their butts instead of really working for the people. Like the "Hufnagel" comment. How stupid to allow that to happen.

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Feb-23-13 1:46 PM

Riggle, taxes did go up on the wealthy, But there were no spending cuts. And I'm not wealthy so it doesn't affect me anyways. And my point is these are not cuts to any programs, they just wont increase as much every year.

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Feb-23-13 3:45 PM

Respectfully, Frugal, I will not subscribe to that interpretation. The House majority is so bent on "getting even" with the President, they will allow citizens to pay the consequences of their lack of action. It is disgusting. Small wonder the public opinion of them is so low. Still we have massive tax breaks for the likes of Exxon/Mobil/ in place.

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Feb-23-13 6:32 PM

Interesting point. Maybe the School District could save some money if the Board would re-vote and renounce the ridiculous, here's a monthly bonus before you do anything, to the top executives. Maybe Art Stewart could delineate exactly what extra duties each are taking on and then explain whether he'd throw his own money at staff within his own company prior to any extra duties being actually done or whether he would wait until the performance and extra work load actually occured or whether he'd act like 95% of busineses that are in trouble (and this School District is in trouble) and just tell staff you'll have to man or women up and do the extra work until we replace the position. Maybe the Board needs a lesson in what "exempt staff" means in the real world. Art and the Board will have an Union who won't listen to sacrifice pleas at the next contract negotiation and if they don't believe that they don't any teachers.

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Feb-24-13 12:25 PM

Why is everyone in Washington crying? Spending cuts are a good thing and, in this case, the "sequestration" is a significant step in the right direction

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Feb-25-13 6:11 AM

Riggle your comment is entirely the problem. "I will not subscribe to that interpretation" You don't subsribe to the facts? The facts the taxes did go up on the wealthy, and there were no spending cuts. Yet you and your liberal pals want to raise taxes again and will not make any spending cuts. When will you relize that borrowing 46 cents of every dollar spent is ruining this country?

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Feb-25-13 11:42 AM

The Republicans think they can make the President look bad. HA! The GOP is in such a mess internally, they only make themselves look more and more silly. Better they get their own house in order because now they just look like sore losers.

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Feb-25-13 11:58 AM

Check out Page A8, "PA Pinched". Most Americans have had a bellyful of the right-wing baloney--especially the "liberal, liberal" name calling. Thousands of Americans, me included had our retirement accounts raided due to the Wall Street de-regulation by the rightwing politicians. Pardon me if I and many others are angry and suspicious of anything and everything they do. Believe what you will.

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Feb-25-13 12:24 PM

Had to share this from another news blog:

"Despite their failure, the GOP still clings to their dream of making Obama a one-term President."

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