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2013-04-08 07:15:19 PM
Economists are still predicting the US economy will drop 0.5% or more due to the Sequester. I'm posed to lose my job. We'll wait & see.
 
2013-04-08 07:28:50 PM
Of course it's in the last place you look: once you find it, you stop looking.
 
2013-04-08 07:31:52 PM
the tea partiers think that sequester is a great thing, that only the waste and abuse will be affected.  That's not how across the board cuts work.

Tea partiers also have little understanding of how much of their daily lives is impacted by things funded by the federal government.  Even their state and local government get much of their funding from federal sources.

But I guess we should just get off their lawn.
 
2013-04-08 07:42:54 PM
I thought NPR was all a bunch of left-wing ultra-lib Demoncrats. Shouldn't they be running around pointing out every little problem that the Sequester has caused, shouting, "See! See what those mean Republicans caused by allowing the Sequester happen!"
 
2013-04-08 07:46:20 PM
Look at this egghead trying to find things on giant state wdie levels. If something isn't clearly and overtly happening in my backyard then I seriously doubt it exists.
 
2013-04-08 07:58:13 PM

AirForceVet: Economists are still predicting the US economy will drop 0.5% or more due to the Sequester. I'm posed to lose my job. We'll wait & see.


FTFA: "The sequester is proving not to be a cliff, but more of a slope. Politically, that means - at least so far - there's not much pressure for Congress to undo or modify it."

so the economy which is struggling will take a slow hit and by the time folks wise up and demand change the turn around will drag on beyond 2014. because during 2014 EVERYBODY will be lying their ass off trying to get cover from the fallout.

i don't see this benefiting the tea party  for sure and probably not the republicans.
 
2013-04-08 08:02:20 PM
First paragraph: Signs of the sequester are hard to find in Columbus.

Entire rest of the article: Here are a bunch of people who are going to be directly affected by the sequester in the very near future, and are in a holding pattern until the other shoe drops.

I expect better, NPR.
 
2013-04-08 08:03:35 PM
I haven't looked too hard into the ATC tower thing in the sequester, but a contract tower isn't the same as an FAA tower. Contract towers are usually paid for by the airport operator. FAA generally doesn't staff a tower with less than 100,000 operations per year or if the airport is under class B airspace for a major airport and does a fair bit of traffic.

And I don't know why they're calling it Don Scott Field. It's KOSU. And from the Airnav...  ATCT OPERATED BY MIDWEST INC.  And with 187 ops a day it's a nice little airport that the registered owner, OSU, might have to foot the bill on tower staff. Typically 5-6 people retired from the FAA due to a mandatory retirement age, you can get away with paying them $50-$60k a year without retirement or health benefits because they got those in their retirement bundle.

So... I don't know what's going on here, but we're talking a half million or so a year to operate your tower. And good god,$5 and $6 fuel... But that looks within average around Ohio. So, if someone's been footing your bill for CTOs you might want to suck it up and operate it your self.

/Yes, I have a little card from FAA saying Certified Tower Operator.
//No, FAA never called me back about a job.
///Yes, I am getting a kick out of watching them sweat.
 
2013-04-08 08:11:39 PM
Anyone finding irony in NPR doing a story about having a hard time finding things about the sequester?
 
2013-04-08 08:20:00 PM

itsfullofstars: Tea partiers also have little understanding


Your message abridged, still accurate.
 
2013-04-08 08:24:17 PM

AirForceVet: Economists are still predicting the US economy will drop 0.5% or more due to the Sequester. I'm posed to lose my job. We'll wait & see.


I (and a lot of other people) are going to lose 14 days of pay.  Even if you have all your finances sorted out, that's a noticeable amount of money that won't get spent on "nice-to-have" things.  And if you don't have your finances sorted out, well then enjoy that extra debt and hardship!

Anyone who says the sequester has no effect isn't paying attention, or is paid not to pay attention.  Or is an asshole.
 
2013-04-08 08:24:38 PM

Yogimus: Anyone finding irony in NPR doing a story about having a hard time finding things about the sequester?


Especially since the article is actually directly the opposite.
 
2013-04-08 08:29:58 PM
PanicMan

"I (and a lot of other people) are going to lose 14 days of pay."

A lot of us in private industry went through this for several years. Ya suck it up and go on. We're broke, the credit card is maxed out and we keep digging ourselves in deeper.
 
2013-04-08 08:49:58 PM
That's the building I work in!

I actually have nothing to add to the conversation, that was just weird.
 
2013-04-08 08:53:38 PM

itsfullofstars: the tea partiers think that sequester is a great thing, that only the waste and abuse will be affected.  That's not how across the board cuts work.

Tea partiers also have little understanding of how much of their daily lives is impacted by things funded by the federal government.  Even their state and local government get much of their funding from federal sources.

But I guess we should just get off their lawn.


There was an article a while back about our governor's spending cuts.

As it turns out, a good chunk of the state spending that was cut was not "inner city welfare queens" but rural welfare queens.  Townships forced to unincorporate because most of their budget came from the state and not from local taxes.

Careful what you wish for, you might get it...
 
2013-04-08 08:56:35 PM

PanicMan: AirForceVet: Economists are still predicting the US economy will drop 0.5% or more due to the Sequester. I'm posed to lose my job. We'll wait & see.

I (and a lot of other people) are going to lose 14 days of pay.  Even if you have all your finances sorted out, that's a noticeable amount of money that won't get spent on "nice-to-have" things.  And if you don't have your finances sorted out, well then enjoy that extra debt and hardship!

Anyone who says the sequester has no effect isn't paying attention, or is paid not to pay attention.  Or is an asshole.


Joke's on you, I'm already unemployed. Bring it on, sequester!
 
2013-04-08 09:01:22 PM
It was in the couch cushions, wasn't it? That's where stuff always gets lost
 
2013-04-08 09:11:49 PM
i596.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-08 09:37:28 PM
Well that tears it.  0bummer's not getting my vote in 2016.
 
2013-04-08 10:18:55 PM
Why you lookin' for it in Ohio? Most of us can't even spell seekwester.
 
2013-04-08 10:21:22 PM
They should watch RuPaul's drag race.  Those drag queens wear all kinds of sparkly sequester dresses.
 
2013-04-08 10:23:53 PM

wildcardjack: I haven't looked too hard into the ATC tower thing in the sequester, but a contract tower isn't the same as an FAA tower. Contract towers are usually paid for by the airport operator. FAA generally doesn't staff a tower with less than 100,000 operations per year or if the airport is under class B airspace for a major airport and does a fair bit of traffic.

And I don't know why they're calling it Don Scott Field. It's KOSU. And from the Airnav...  ATCT OPERATED BY MIDWEST INC.  And with 187 ops a day it's a nice little airport that the registered owner, OSU, might have to foot the bill on tower staff. Typically 5-6 people retired from the FAA due to a mandatory retirement age, you can get away with paying them $50-$60k a year without retirement or health benefits because they got those in their retirement bundle.

So... I don't know what's going on here, but we're talking a half million or so a year to operate your tower. And good god,$5 and $6 fuel... But that looks within average around Ohio. So, if someone's been footing your bill for CTOs you might want to suck it up and operate it your self.

/Yes, I have a little card from FAA saying Certified Tower Operator.
//No, FAA never called me back about a job.
///Yes, I am getting a kick out of watching them sweat.


100LL isn't cheap :-(

Of course there's only one company left that makes TEL anymore, and you can't transport the fuel in anything that carries unleaded without a heck of a cleaning process. There's more of course, but that's a couple of reasons it's so expensive.

Commercial Certificate, IFR, HP, HA, Complex, Tailwheel, et al., pilot
 
2013-04-09 03:23:59 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Of course it's in the last place you look: once you find it, you stop looking.


Once or twice I have continued to look for something even after I found it just so it wouldn't be in the last place I looked for it.
 
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