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ChineseBandit58
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I have always argued in my building alone you could gut 30% of the employees immediately, and you would never even notice,

This has been my mantra for decades now.

To fix this problem, we should take every federal department and immediately take out one-third of their money and one-third of their employees. Force everyone of them to examine their chartered mission and prioritize their activities accordingly.

Then, next year, each one should be subject to the exact same reduction unless they describe in detail what chartered mission requirement would go undone. All subject to congressional oversight.

Make them justify that guy in charge of arranging PR visits for the administrative assistant to the secretary of the manager for out of town conferences for the chairman of the committee to arrange political events for the deputy department head.


Lsut81
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To fix this problem, we should take every federal department and immediately take out one-third of their money and one-third of their employees. Force everyone of them to examine their chartered mission and prioritize their activities accordingly.


frick, the CBO even made a recommendation that was a baby step compared to that and it saved Trillions over a Decade

Annually cut 1% from Defense Spending and 1% from Social programs and it save nearly 1 Trillion over 10yrs.

Then they made other minor recommendations and it accounted for another 3T over 10 yrs.


Federal Tiger
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As if they listen to recommendations from the CBO. They're just that - recommendations. Not demands.

I can tell you every year of my Federal experience my direct office gets huge increases each year. For example, right now we are trying our hardest to find training and spend the allocated FY 13 budget money. Unfortunately, none of the training we go to is even relevant...just spend baby.

I guarantee you could cut 15 percent this year from my budget, and my peers would not be directly impacted oustide of receiving bonuses - which most of them don't deserve anyway.


Lsut81
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I can only imagine... Its absolutely amazing how bad things are.

We need a President that will run the country as a business, not as a snake oil salesman.



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TOPAL
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Spend it or you lose it, fricking gov't.


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MrCarton
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we are trying our hardest to find training and spend the allocated FY 13 budget money. Unfortunately, none of the training we go to is even relevant...just spend baby.



I wish that money would roll over to the next FY or Qtr, or At least part of it. It is sickening watching the spendex.


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NC_Tigah
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Why is the President up there claiming that Teachers, Firefighters, and Police will lose their jobs and parents will have to find something to do with their kids, since they won't be able to go to school?


Lsut81
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Btw, if the Sequester doesn't happen, could the US face a credit downgrade from Moody's? Since they just downgraded Europe


NC_Tigah
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if the Sequester doesn't happen, could the US face a credit downgrade from Moody's?
If the Sequester is the most aggressive slowing of corpulent budgetary increase American politicians can accomplish, Moody's should downgrade us regardless.


Lsut81
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Moody's should downgrade us regardless.


I agree... Im surprised that S&P was the only one that did last year. But you see what happens if you do, the US Govt comes after you.


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DaGarun
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Indeed, NC...


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cuyahoga tiger
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Let's make this ridiculous sequester simple...if the amount the gov spends this year is "X" and the budget for next year is "X" plus 10%, this sequester is "X" plus 5%....so they are really cutting NOTHING, this sequester simply doesn't raise spending as much...these politicians have no f'n guts and "we the people" should not stand for it....REVOLT!!!


FightinTigersDammit
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New Normal(TM)....Elections Have Consequences....etc,etc, etc


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udtiger
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Because Obama is a motherfricking liar.

Oh, 17000th post.


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Bestbank Tiger
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10k Teachers Laid Off


Calling BS on this one

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FBI Agents Furloughed


So what?

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US Attorneys to drop cases and let criminals go free


Let the states handle the prosecutions. Feds don't have the constitutional authority anyway.

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Unemployment benefits to fall by 9.8%


Too bad so sad. Everyone else is tightening their belts.

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TSA employees laid off, unsafe travel


Yes, because they've caught so many terrorists over the past decade.


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foshizzle
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I thought the Sequester cuts are mainly effecting Government Contractors?


Maybe for once feds will do what the private sector generally does in such times - lay off the riff raff and keep the productive.


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redandright
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And then there's this:LINK


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