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Dems say sequester will hurt blacks, women more than others
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/04/2013 6:51:05 PM PST by SMGFan

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said Monday night that the $85 billion in cuts to federal spending known as the sequester will disproportionately affect blacks and other minorities, in part because they are more likely to work for the government.

"Sequestration will impact everyone, but it will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color who were hit first and worst by the great recession, and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery," Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said Monday.

"Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African Americans."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamasfault; racism; sequestration
But it isn't Obama's fault.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 6:51:17 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Women, children and minorities hardest hit.

Film at 11.


2 posted on 03/04/2013 6:56:20 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SMGFan

Turn about is fair play and we know what paybacks are...


3 posted on 03/04/2013 6:58:17 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: SMGFan

So here are some obvious questions the butt kissers in the media should be asking: If the sequester hurts blacks and females more, then why did Obama come up with the plan in the first place, and why do Democrats support it? Further: If the sequester hurts blacks and females more, why do Republicans oppose it? After all, the Republicans hate the little people.


4 posted on 03/04/2013 6:58:25 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SMGFan
I could care less that these two groups are hurt by it...I hope they are squeezed excruciatingly tight by this whole thing...

They voted for the idiot in charge who wanted this...it's only right that they get hurt by the idiot's policies..

5 posted on 03/04/2013 7:07:50 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: SMGFan

Obama fears that girly black men will be hurt most.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 7:09:42 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SMGFan

7 posted on 03/04/2013 7:14:16 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: SMGFan

Well, they voted for this in disproportionate numbers, so hope and change, guys!


8 posted on 03/04/2013 7:18:59 PM PST by NVDave
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To: SMGFan

The bigger question and issue is why do minorities and women hold most of the Government jobs?


9 posted on 03/04/2013 7:27:23 PM PST by soycd
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To: SMGFan

A variation on “Last hired, first fired.”


10 posted on 03/04/2013 7:42:53 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: SMGFan

They voted for the girly man polluting the White House and systematically destroying the country. Not enough bad can happen to Zero voters as far as I am concerned. Let them feel the misery. Let them enjoy the pain.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 7:46:45 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Fedupwithit

Please have respect for the Grifter-in-Chief.

He is not an idiot.


12 posted on 03/04/2013 7:50:19 PM PST by gasport (LIVE FREE or Comply)
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To: goldstategop

As BJ Clinton would say - “Better put some ice on that.”


13 posted on 03/04/2013 8:00:05 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: SMGFan

wow... I am starting to like the sequester more and more :)


14 posted on 03/04/2013 8:04:05 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
wow... I am starting to like the sequester more and more :)

Let's do it again.

15 posted on 03/04/2013 8:06:44 PM PST by gasport (LIVE FREE or Comply)
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To: SMGFan

Dems, you started it. Now you own it so live with it.


16 posted on 03/04/2013 8:21:34 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: SMGFan

LMBO!
The black Democrats are now their own punchline.


17 posted on 03/04/2013 8:32:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SMGFan

Well, isn’t that special since Obama and his minions designed the dang thing?


18 posted on 03/04/2013 8:33:23 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: SMGFan

It’s like the old headline: “Hurricanes Slam Florida! Women and Minorities Hardest Hit!”


19 posted on 03/04/2013 8:33:58 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: SMGFan

Everything hurts blacks, women, gay people, and children the most. If the left insists on mandatory gun registration, the right should say this will hurt blacks the most. Ha!!!

In any case, Barack Obama is a Dem and the Senate were Democratic when sequestration passes so not too sure what to make of that comment. The deal was the GOP would agree to raise the debt ceiling if the Dems agreed to spending cuts. Obama decided on sequestration instead of many other ways to go...he can still choose other ways to do spending cuts.

I often hear that the GOP forced Obama to make spending cuts by using the debt ceiling as a leaver (as if that was something sinister). This country is not run by a dictator. The House of Reps has every right to force a deal before they agree to do anything...just as the President (and the Senate) has the right to do the same. This is not sinister. This is how our government works. In any case, Barack Obama came up with this crappy plan and the GOP unfortunately signed onto it believing a more sensible deal could be achieved down the road. Boy, did they learn Obama is no kind of man to shake hands with. I’m glad they’ve decided to just do business with the Senate as a matter of normal business and to forget about Obama. My guess is the Senate Dems aren’t that impressed with Obama either. He’s all whine and speechifying and no actual work...unless you count gofing as work.


20 posted on 03/04/2013 8:33:58 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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Dems say sequester will hurt blacks, women more than others

They should know....... democrats are EXPERTS at hurting blacks and women..
The party of the KKK has gotten even better at it..

21 posted on 03/04/2013 9:12:27 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: goldstategop

‘WCMHH’. We could further reduce it to #371.

#12 ‘WATOTC (Won’t anyone think of ...) FR Shorthand Guide to Lefty Fine Whines


22 posted on 03/04/2013 10:05:52 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SMGFan

World to End Tomorrow; Women and Minorities Hardest Hit


23 posted on 03/04/2013 10:38:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SMGFan

Was the Black guy who thought up the idea aware of this? I’m shocked.


24 posted on 03/04/2013 10:43:40 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Fedupwithit

“I could care less that these two groups are hurt by it...I hope they are squeezed excruciatingly tight by this whole thing...”

Same here; maybe they’ll grow and stop chasing taxpayers around with outstretched palms (don’t hold your breath). The divide between those who “make” and those who “take” has never been as wide as the last 5 years.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 3:58:29 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan

After this “magic negro” I’m not to interested in the plight of american blacks, Jews, females, or any other group that voted for this a-hole,
They deserve what they get.
How high is that black yut unemployment currently?
Hell with em.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 4:13:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SMGFan.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said Monday night that the $85 billion in cuts to federal spending known as the sequester will disproportionately affect blacks and other minorities... Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said... "Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African Americans."
IOW, all government paychecks disproportionately affect taxpayers who work for a living.


27 posted on 03/05/2013 4:32:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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