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Sequestration’s Trickle Down In Warren County

March 1, 2013

Dear editor: Our children and families can’t afford any more painful cuts....

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st0newa11

Mar-04-13 3:03 PM

Sorry it took me so long to join this "conversation". My puter was acting up. I know the author. I remember in the days following the 2008 election, how she was swooning that "Finally we are getting a president who cares about the people." I'm glad that I didn't have to clean up the slug-like trail of slime she was trailing around. She's one of those who subscribe to the "nothing is my responsibility" theory. The gov't should pay for everything. She doesn't have a clue who "the gov't" really is. Does it break her heart to realize that Mr O is the one who started the sequestration mess. HIS idea!!

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MTOMTO

Mar-04-13 11:33 AM

The impact of millions of undocumented immigrants with no health insurance, who have used the ER rooms, coverage has already hit. The cost for health care is increased due to undocumented immigrants. We all pay for the 10 to 12 million undocumented immigrants. To think otherwise is foolish.

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justobserving

Mar-04-13 9:07 AM

Riggle must be a "Low information voter" as everyone knows the President signed the sequestration into law back in 2011 to continue kicking the can down the road!!

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Riggle

Mar-03-13 3:22 PM

The impact of millions of people with no health insurance, either due to the cost or pre-existing conditions (it doesn't matter which) who have used the ER rooms as a substitution for insurance coverage has already hit. The cost for health care is increased due to uninsured people. We all pay for the 40 to 50 million people with no insurance. To think otherwise is foolish.

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Backwoods

Mar-02-13 9:11 AM

The trickle down of sequestration might affect us all a little bit but I’m waiting for the full impact of Obamacare to hit. Then there will really be something that is worthy of crying about.

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Brazil

Mar-01-13 10:04 PM

I would love the two disagrees on my comments about Head Start to factually prove me wrong. Their disagreement proves my earlier contention that it is in almost all cases a waste of time for a candidate to run as a Democrat in Warren County. With a great deal of the County's population marching to the polls in GOP lockstep like something out of Walking Dead casting their straight party ticket, why bother. After all rural Pennsylvania has thrived under uninterrupted leadership fromt the Republican party.

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Brazil

Mar-01-13 6:15 PM

Yeah the House Republicans from which spending bills have to start never, ever wait til the last minute and never try to shove something down anyone's throat.

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guessagain

Mar-01-13 5:42 PM

The big thing I do not like about Obama is his wait to the last minute and shove it down every bodies throat attitude. The doom and gloom until he gets his way.

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Brazil

Mar-01-13 4:39 PM

Writer 10 - HeadStart is budgeted for 8 billion dollars from the Federal Government in the most recent budget and there are some state monies as well. It is managed locally it isn't funded locally. Wow you couldn't get past your first 6 words without stating a total and complete factual inaccuracy.

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justobserving

Mar-01-13 2:30 PM

Exactly, "He's the one that started it". Now that it's here, it's all Congress's fault. he went around the country telling everyone it's gloom and doom for all instead of doing his job. Take airforce one to play golf with Tiger Woods, wonder how much that cost us! A government study that was released showed that Children in Head Start had zero advantage over those that did not go to that program. Up to you to draw your own conclusions.

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MTOMTO

Mar-01-13 2:05 PM

"People need to know that, and that’s what the White House is trying to avoid discussion about"

That's not what I'm hearing. I hear the White House blaming his opposition on a daily basis, not avoiding discussion, just not telling the truth when they do discuss it.

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Lifelongresident

Mar-01-13 12:56 PM

Riggle, Bob Woodward doesn't work for FOX.

“The president is running around the country saying it’s going to bring a human toll, that all sorts of people are going to lose their jobs,” Woodward told Lauer. “He’s the one who started it. He’s the one he proposed it. People need to know that, and that’s what the White House is trying to avoid discussion about, quite frankly.”

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Frugaltaxpayer

Mar-01-13 11:59 AM

Did Chris Matthews write this letter?

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guessagain

Mar-01-13 11:33 AM

I just checked the mileage between Dover DE and Washington DC, all of 94 miles. Biden really needed to take Air Force 2? What a waste of tax payer money.

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Riggle

Mar-01-13 11:21 AM

Amazing the number of Fox fans setting their hair on fire over this brief, well-thought out, well written letter. This entire fiasco is yet another attempt to try and blame the President for what Congress didn't do.

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guessagain

Mar-01-13 11:02 AM

sorry for the grammar "paying taxes"

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guessagain

Mar-01-13 11:01 AM

Most businesses I know when they have problems one of the first things they do is trim the fat not the meat. Most households will cut back on nonessential expenses and or go out and get another job to help defray costs. These are the people who are pay taxes.

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mare1276

Mar-01-13 10:13 AM

So many cried out at the military cuts, even though the military said they could stand some cuts. Now they say "Oh we will not longer fly over at sporting events", originally the military went to these events as a recrutement tool, how many young people signed up because they saw the planes fly over these events? I am sure there are lots more ways to cut in ALL areas of government. I do not believe the doom and gloom. I also believe that boats and planes owned by people writing them off is a lot of crap too.

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guessagain

Mar-01-13 10:04 AM

Foreign aid would be a start. Also any program that does not prove to be a benefit to any community. It is interesting all of the cuts mention are essential programs: health, safety, employment and education. Nothing was said regarding the freeloaders who only function in life is to be taken care of by the tax payer

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mare1276

Mar-01-13 9:04 AM

Everyone realizes cuts have to be made, for years we were supporting two wars and are currently supporting one plus the military in other countries. The wars were the reason we started on this deep debt to start with. If we pulled out right now we could almost cover the cost of the cuts that are being made. Everyone realizes the cuts must happen but are saying DON'T LET IT AFFECT MY LIFE.

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justobserving

Mar-01-13 8:59 AM

You are right MTO, the white house put this in place and now they are trying to blame congress. When is this adminisration going to accept the blame for anything it's done. Blame Congress, blame Bush, blame the rich, blame war, and on and on. It's time people wake up and put the blame where it's deserved, right in the white houses lap! Lets do away with free cell phones as a good start!

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MTOMTO

Mar-01-13 8:39 AM

"In the face of our workforce's struggle to recover from the recession, sequestration would reduce funding for key programs that help connect workers looking for local employment opportunities."

What "local employment opportunities"??????

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MTOMTO

Mar-01-13 8:37 AM

"We're talking about a 3% cut here."

I belive that it is only a 3% reduction in the rate of spending increase, not a 3% cut in actual spending....which makes it even worse.

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MTOMTO

Mar-01-13 8:35 AM

"Congress made up this entire crisis, but too many lawmakers refuse to fix the problem they created."

No, in fact sequestration was put in place by the White House as a compromise to kick the debt ceiling and fiscal cliff down the road.

"Congress' failure to responsibly avoid the automatic cuts required by sequestration"

Wrong again. Congress tried to pass at least two budgets, which were rejected. The Senate and White House have a constitutional obligation to pass an annual budget. How many budgets have been passed in the past five years?

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Lifelongresident

Mar-01-13 8:29 AM

With this looming, why did we commit to $60 Million in aid to Syria? Shouldn't the very first cuts be to foreign aid? No let's ensure we don't cut foreign aid, lets cut domestic programs first.

Washington is so dysfunctional it's pathetic, all of them.

Federal spending is up 17% since BO took office. We're talking about a 3% cut here. Still spending 14% more than when BO took office.

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