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Sequester hardly the bogeyman Obama and his ilk painted it as

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Sequester hardly the bogeyman Obama and his ilk painted it as Let’s establish a perspective. First President Obama proposes sequester; then he and his surrogates spend a month or more fear-mongering and blaming the Republicans for the impending sequester. Lies are spread, the White House says police, firemen, and air traffic controllers will be gone; U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan makes up a story about teacher layoffs, a congresswoman says 170 million jobs will be ...

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March 9, 2013
9:22 a.m.

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Sequester: a paltry $44 billion dollar reduction in the amount of increase in the federal budget. Consider this. The U.S. Treasury prints that amount every two weeks to pay for current services in the federal budget. It's dishonest to repeat and print Obama's and Tonko's lies, without a "reality check." The media used to "speak truth to power." Not anymore. They've thrown-in with Obama.

March 9, 2013
9:54 a.m.

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Did you really think that the sequester would have an immediate effect? I will be interested in your letters in a couple of weeks if our legislators don't get theit acts together.

March 9, 2013
12:54 p.m.

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It is a 2.5% cut on a budget increase for Gods sake. That is like saying I'm was going to spend an extra $100 on my credit card this year but now I'm only spending $97.50, do you have to be a conservative to see how stupid the is?

March 10, 2013
7:08 p.m.

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It's interesting to see the party that accused the republicans of campaigning on fear now has its president and his extreme left wing followers breeding fear.

March 11, 2013
7:07 a.m.

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The "cuts" are Government cuts. To make the numbers simple, last year we
spent $ 100. This year we wanted to spend $ 105, but because of the sequester
we have "cuts", so we can only spend $ 103. No place else but the government
does an increase in spending count as a draconian cut.