Sequestration will hurt a lot of us around here, me included, but you know what, enough is enough. Let it happen.
I hope it happens this time. I'm with you golfnut, it will hurt. I'd rather feel the pain than my grandchildren.
Maybe it will also have the effect of getting Liberty County to diversify and not depend so much on the military. I am not anti-military but one shouldn't put all one's eggs in the same basket.
It needs to happen. Our credit rating has already been downgraded one time.
I suspect that if we don't let sequestration kick in and do what our Congress has repeatedly failed to do then the credit rating will be downgraded again.
The FDIC is already set to downgrade the amount of coverage for deposits this coming Jan 1.
We are already well into a dangerous slide economically and if Obama keeps his course and refuses to reach across the aisle it will take several generations to get back to where we were a few years ago.
This is the most dangerous President we've ever had.
The president continues to conduct demographic specific to continue to make sure that if Sequestor happens it is not his fault. What am I missing? Oh that right, immigration is more of a priorty...To top that off, did anyone see Joe layout his gun control platform? and I quote" Buy a shotgun and go outside and fire into the air to scare away the intrude. Yet another administration issue that is going to get all messed up. I digress, Sequestor, bring it on and lets get done waht has to be done. Sebe was right as both sides will not risk making the big decsions it will take to get our country on track.
Yep. I think it is going to happen also.
And it is going to hurt like Hades.
This is the most dangerous House of Representatives in U.S. history. They are held hostage by their own Tea Party Conservatives like Michelle Bachman.
I respectfully disagree, Sebe. Boehner came back with a proposal that HE thought his fellow Republicans could swallow without alienating their various constituencies and got his rear end handed to him by the right wing Tea Partiers. In essense, the Republican Party itself, along with the rest of the country is being held hostage by a plurality of right-wing conservatives.
When the dust clears and the lights of history are put on them, hopefully they will scatter like cockroaches and sanity can return to the Republican Party.
Right now they are kow-towing to Rand Paul and his ilk. They are a dangerous bunch. The Tea Partiers have laid down the gauntlet that dooms ANY attempt by Boehner and others to solve this thing with the President. It is the extremists within the GOP that is holding any agreement back.
I don't think congress is too worried about it if it happens.
For some government employees Sequestration has already started.
This Friday is the last day for 65 government employees just in the Headquarters Building on Fort Stewart.
The horror stories start! Here's the fairy tale...
Here's who to blame game...
steps that are already being taken as a result of sequestration.
Hagel said the Navy will gradually stand down four air wings, 80 jets and helicopters, beginning in April.
Starting immediately the Air Force will reduce flying hours, having an impact on training and readiness.
The Army will curtail training for all units except for those deploying to Afghanistan, affecting about 80 percent of all Army operational units.
Notices go out later this month for thousands of civilian furloughs, reducing pay by 20 percent.
Steps already taken include a hiring freeze, terminating or laying off some contract employees, cutbacks in maintenance.
Hagel added, “I know these cuts will cause pain, particularly in our civilian workforce.” He added “I’m also concerned, as we all are, about the impact on readiness these cuts will have across our force.”