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Old 05-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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To coin a phrase...you just can't make this stuff up.

After Harry Reid told us that 1.6 million had lost their jobs (already)...and after Barack Hussein Obama told us that 750,000 would lose their jobs and on and on and on....

It turns out, from a report by the GAO...one (1) person actually lost their job.



It really does appear, contrary to democrats...that government agencies can actually reduce their spending and stay alive and well.

Who'd have thunk it?
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:18 AM   #2
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I guess one sees what one wants to see.

In the 200+ page report I SKIMMED IT there's a litany of examples impacts such as this one:


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For example, State reported that it cut or delayed several
contract-funded IT initiatives to facilitate internal and external
communication and collaboration
If you worked for that IT contractor you can bet you lost your job.


I can speak from first hand knowledge that there have been and continue to be impacts. Our local energy assistance program ran out of funds before the end of the heating season. Head start is down about 30%. DOD has sent out notices of "work force balancing". Etc.

But if Mr. Colburn says only 1 job was lost it must be true.
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From the summary (page 56)

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There is, however, a limit to agencies’ ability to achieve efficiencies and
budget reductions by doing more with less. Agencies reprioritized many
activities in fiscal year 2013 to address sequestration but their lower
priority activities could remain important, mandated by law in many cases.
Agencies have limited authority to reprioritize many activities and may not
be able to defer or reduce funding for lower priority activities indefinitely.

Implementing future budget reductions will likely require Congress and
the executive branch to reexamine federal agencies’ missions—what they
do and how they do it—for more than a single fiscal year.
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Which goes to my oft-repeated but seldom answered question: What is the role of government and how much are you willing to pay for it?
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I guess it didn't interrupt giving large bonuses to IRS employees and EPA employees watching adult videos all day.
At least they didn't get hurt.....
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With no link, and a history of posting falsehoods, difficult to respond
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Oh, that's right...some are still listening to CNN. They of course, would not have heard the news.

Here's just one nondescript site....hundreds more.

"Devastating" Sequester Cuts Cost a Total of One (1) Federal Job! - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Foolish of me to think that there are some who don't pay attention.....
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Oh, that's right...some are still listening to CNN. They of course, would not have heard the news.

Here's just one nondescript site....hundreds more.

"Devastating" Sequester Cuts Cost a Total of One (1) Federal Job! - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Foolish of me to think that there are some who don't pay attention.....
Listening to CNN? No! Some of us choose to think for ourselves.

Hundreds repeating the same doesn't change the perspective.

I linked you to the GAO report. Did you read it?
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Oh, that's right...some are still listening to CNN. They of course, would not have heard the news.

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Another hit to the credibility . . TV is for watching football. . We have had that discussion!
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