CPennypacker: Don't worry, six months from now when the economy is sagging because of the sequester, nobody will remember any of this and it will once again be all the nibong's fault.
BillCo: A little? That's like saying World War II was a small skirmish.Is the sky still falling Chicken Little?
Granny_Panties: The most popular talking point is Obama stole the election. Is this all you Republicans have left? You just sit on the internet and complain about Obama? Really?
Smackledorfer: Wtf is wrong with people. This shiat is obvious as hell.
somedude210: Well it's nice to know you're willing to pay my 20% pay cut I'm facing next month. Thanks!
Smackledorfer: Look idiots, per union agreements and such, it takes thirty days from a decision to cut before the cuts happen. No personel have seen any cuts come into effect yet.The gov cannot cancel existing contracts. Even those they could shouldn't be: it would be a terrible roi to pay for half a study or pay the business costs of half a product order when the company sues to be made whole.Even if all the cuts were directly occurring right this second, nobody would see markets change as a direct result for months (not to be confused with the indirect result of scared investors crashing it).Wtf is wrong with people. This shiat is obvious as hell.
Dr Dreidel: I hope the CR spells out where the $85B needs to come from, and they hack the red states' pork to pieces
Dr Dreidel: // and that, kids, is how you make a shiatton of money - demand productivity increases, pay your people less, and pocket the difference
Hobodeluxe: this stuff doesn't happen overnight. give it a few months and then you'll see he was right. typical Derpublican drivel.
Bored Horde: A 100 gallon tank has 5 hoses attached to it, which each pull 1 gallon per hour out of the tank. There's a pipe into the tank that pumps 5 gallons per hour into the tank.If you reduce the flow into the tank to 4 gallons per hour, in 100 hours the tank will be empty.This in no way describes the sequester, but it gives you a good frame of reference to understand how cuts at top of the supply level can take weeks or months to affect on-the-ground spending.
Raharu: BillCo: A little? That's like saying World War II was a small skirmish.Is the sky still falling Chicken Little?So now it's no big deal, but it's still the presidents fault?It's hard to keep up with the talking points since I don't get the daily memo you shills do.
Dr Dreidel: somedude210: Well it's nice to know you're willing to pay my 20% pay cut I'm facing next month. Thanks!These cuts are weird.My project, a government IT contract, continues as normal. My team is 100% working, and no one will be furloughed (since no one works for the Feds). My boss' boss, the one who makes all the things happen at the government level - approvals, authorizations, glad-handing, coordinating, etc - is the only one being furloughed.So the work happens, but 20% of the employee who actually puts things in motion (as well as 20% of the people she has to deal with) is gone. And this is a Congressionally-funded and -mandated thing, here - we have real deadlines and benchmarks and stuff, and we have to do it with reduced capability. All so that after the boss' boss' 4-day weekends every other week, they return to do 6 days of work in 4.For 20% less pay.// and that, kids, is how you make a shiatton of money - demand productivity increases, pay your people less, and pocket the difference// I hope the CR spells out where the $85B needs to come from, and they hack the red states' pork to pieces// ironic - instead of "pork chops", the South'll be reduced to eating cracklins
NeverDrunk23: All results happen instantly and nothing ever takes time to go into effect.
snowshovel: Sure they do. It's like how the Failed Clinton Policies caused the banking crisis of 2008, and how the recent record rise of the stock market is caused by the Glorious Reagan Fiscal Policies of the past.
Satanic_Hamster: BillCo: A little? That's like saying World War II was a small skirmish.Is the sky still falling Chicken Little?So do we have your word, as a Republican troll account / conservative, that you will not blame Obama for any negative consequences six months down the line?
Lionel Mandrake: Really? Five days in and we're making conclusions already?I know Americans are impatient, but this is ridiculous.
Wyalt Derp: So "Obama said it would be the apocalypse!" has made the leap from comment forums to official strategery now. It's beautiful to watch the birth of a strawman.
BillCo: The federal government has become way too bloated.
Granny_Panties: Do Republicans even work? You can't go anywhere on the internet without every comment section being packed with off topic Rush Limbaugh and Fox News talking points.
Shaggy_C: the public is concerned about our financial house
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