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(Washington Post)   Remember how the sequester was supposed to turn America into Mad Max meets Lord of the Flies? Seems we can live without a little spending   ( divider line
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2013-07-02 12:38:52 PM  
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PanicMan: Deficit spending is how every country in the world works. Our "lifestyle" is still perfectly sustainable.

no you see the government works just like your household finances and furthermore comma
2013-07-02 11:16:15 AM  
2 votes:

He looks legit. Maybe he CAN solve our problems...

// he's a doctor, after all
2013-07-02 10:29:56 AM  
2 votes:
So many predictions fell short because, in recent months, the administration and Congress did what was supposed to be impossible: They undid many of sequestration's scariest reductions

So it would seem that by not actually reducing spending, we avoided the consequences.
2013-07-02 03:41:13 PM  
1 vote:
2013-07-02 02:15:33 PM  
1 vote:

VoodooTaco: /good ol' liberal
//wants to cut the military budget
///but not via horizontal cuts across the board

It figures a lib like you would be soft on terrorism. Go ahead decimate our military, for God's sake we'll have Russia and the terrorists marching across our borders within a week. It disgusts me that people like you would support such a thing. Not me. I love America. Check out my flag pin.
2013-07-02 01:38:19 PM  
1 vote:
The government can operate with less money?

Imagine that.
2013-07-02 01:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
Are you guys seriously arguing with the coconut guy again?

Good lord.
2013-07-02 01:14:42 PM  
1 vote:

MattStafford: A Dark Evil Omen: Tell us about the coconuts, George.

Suppose the government borrows one trillion dollars tomorrow, and distributes it to all people below a certain income level.  One year later, the government raises taxes by one trillion dollars (plus interest).  You believe that the economy is stronger after these two actions take place than before these two actions take place?

Suppose a corporation takes one trillion dollars and sets it on fire. The would go bankrupt. Obviously this means capitalism can never work!!!
2013-07-02 12:14:13 PM  
1 vote:

Smidge204: So I skimmed trough the story and here's my takeaway:

"The sequester has been bad so far, but not as bad as predicted mostly because some of the cuts were undone, and it's too soon to tell just how bad it will ultimately be."

That about sum it up?

That does a pretty good job of it.

PS I think it could be a lot worse
2013-07-02 11:59:22 AM  
1 vote:
But if we slip back into recession, it's Obamacare's fault.
2013-07-02 11:46:54 AM  
1 vote:

Dr Dreidel: Would it not have been easier to cut $85B from programs and projects the Pentagon doesn't want?

But that would leave us vulnerable to the Kaiser's High Seas fleet!
2013-07-02 11:03:13 AM  
1 vote:
A relative of mine who works for the FBI was talking about the furloughs that he is going to start going through. His wife added "because of Obama."

Since we had to spend the rest of the week at their house as a guest, I decided against explaining the non-Fox News version of how the sequestration works.
2013-07-02 10:57:40 AM  
1 vote:
Unless you've been effected by the sequester, you haven't been effected by the sequester.

Got it.
2013-07-02 10:00:07 AM  
1 vote:
There would be one-hour waits at airport security....but none of those things happened.

That did happen, you pair of miscreants. It was only undone because the gutless yambags in Congress decided they didn't want to deal with their own fallout as they were leaving for a recess.

As for the rest...well, we all know that if you get stabbed with a knife in the belly and don't die instantly on that spot, you're going to be totally fine.
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