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  1. amdx

    amdx Guest

    one border guard or one airport security guard.

    But I guess Barry wants to make spending cut as
    painful as possible.

  2. Charlie E.

    Charlie E. Guest

    As I see it, if he were a responsible administrator, we should now
    have on a web page somewhere EXACTLY how he will handle the sequester.
    It should detail cuts to each department, how many positions or
    furloughs this cut will involve, and how it will be administered.

    Instead of professionalism, we get doom and gloom, and the sense that
    the word came down from the WH to make the cuts as painful as possible
    to the american people...
  3. Guest

    imagine the out cry if he starts to micro manage every department in
    every states that needs to cut spending

    isn't figuring out how to make the budget add up, up to the
    It has always been like that, when faced with cuts people pick the
    painful thing they can find in the hope that they can get the public
    fired up and scare the politicians to cancel the cuts

  4. amdx

    amdx Guest

    The real shame is, in 2012 the US Gov. spent 3.8 trillion dollars.
    The tax revenue was 2.5 trillion dollars. The overspending was 1.3
    trillion dollars.

    And they want to cut 85 billion?

    And even if they do that cut, they are spending more than in 2012.

    It is sick.
  5. Charlie E.

    Charlie E. Guest

    No, it is the EXECUTIVE branch that actually is supposed to do things.
    All the legislative branch is supposed to do is APPROVE the budget.
    Now, that may not be what has happened in recent years, but that is
    more to do with power grabs by the congress, and timidity in the WH...
  6. Guest

    The DoD has already released a list of state-by-state furloughs and amounts.. As usual California is on top:

    This is only the beginning. The honeymoon is over, the U.S. has to streamline its government and get the spending control very soon. The cutbacks willbe on the increase for the next decade. The era of fake prosperity funded by borrowed money to fund useless people, places and projects are over.
  7. Guest

    You don't know what you're talking about. Specifically the Congress authorizes all spending through very specific legislation. It is against the law for the executive branch to re-program that funding for any purpose other than specified in the authorization.
  8. Guest

    Wait... wait... Our Dear Leader does not have such a webpage?

    (Oh the horror)


  9. Guest

    What managers? You mean that crowd who wouldn't be trusted to manage the sales counter at a QuickMart?
  10. Guest

    Virginia seems to be hammered quite a bit more than CA tho...?

    Where to, then? I hear Australia is doing quite well...

  11. Guest

    Maybe, but now they're getting the public all fired up about things like lost benefits, lost deductions, and increased taxes across the board. That scares them more than anything else.
  12. Guest

    That's the concentration in the Va-Md-DC beltway epicenter of bureaucracy.
    Australia will welcome you as permanent resident if you maintain $AUD500K in one of their banks.
  13. Guest

    Maintain, you say? Aww. Ok, fine, we'll just fight it out here.
  14. amdx

    amdx Guest

    The managers all know that if they have money left before Oct. they
    need to spend it all, so they will get more next year.

  15. Guest

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:40:44 -0800 (PST),
    The sequester has nothing to do with "increased taxes", at least yet.
    Obama is trying...
  16. Guest

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:36:43 -0800 (PST),
    Yeah, the ones you elected.
  17. Guest

    They call it "burning up the money"- usually as the expiration of funds approaches they pull out all the stops doing any and everything they can to get rid of that money. It is not unusual for any old sorry little nobody to have the authority to squander millions. The only way to fix the problem is to starve them into submission.
  18. rickman

    rickman Guest

    There were years when we had a surplus. Why do you think that was? Do
    you think it was because we cut spending dramatically? Do you think it
    was because we raised taxed dramatically?
  19. Charlie E.

    Charlie E. Guest

    Yes, they have to PASS the house, but they don't have to originate
    there. In a company, you don't have the board of directories create
    the budget, they just approve it...
  20. Charlie E.

    Charlie E. Guest

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:31:12 -0800 (PST),
    Again, they AUTHORIZE it, often now in way too specific legislation.
    It was all a power grab by the Congress to control the executive
    branch by tightening the purse strings.
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