Anyone who spews rhetoric about the cuts being "only" 2.4% are preaching falsehoods. The cuts are not across the board. The cut to the DoD is 13%, and since military pay is exempt, the cut to Operations and Maintenance for the US military is massive (up to 50% for some services).
The GOP has "embraced" Sequestration, and is now going about crowing about what a "victory" it is.
Besides the betrayal to our military, the Republicans have tied their leaky rubber boat to a 2 ton anchor.
The GOP now wants to launch "hearings" as to why Tuition Assistance for our heroes is being cut. Ummmmm...because THEY cut military by $46 Billion in the middle of a Fiscal Year.
The military isn't posturing. These cuts are real, destructive, and deep - and the Republicans do not want to lift a finger to stop them.
The GOP will lose the House in 2014 because of their stance on Sequestration.
Mark my words.
“The GOP will lose the House in 2014 because of their stance on Sequestration”
The way the GOP has been ‘fighting’ on the sequestration is what’s the problem. As long as you have imbeciles like Boehner never challenging 0, you will lose the PR fight. All the cuts are because the President did not want to tackle true waste. That should be the message.
The GOP will lose the house with or without sequestration. Until and unless we have nationwide voter id, the repubs won’t win any more elections. JMO
No they won't.
You are blaming the wrong party.
What nobody is discussing here is (why) we need sequestration:
Our jobs are being outsourced to China, and elsewhere. That is what is not being discussed.
BRING. THEM. BACK.
We are nuts, if we believe sending US industry to China will solve anything.
China is a communist nation, and is cannibalizing US growth and safety.
Bring back US industry now.
Politicians who throw their constituents out of work can start polishing off their resume. The voters could pink slip them.
So Davis is sitting on his hands wimpering?
Davis should be at every event in his state making three things clear:
1. Sequestration was Obama’s idea/brainchild/solution and
2. Obama played political games instead of leading.
3. Obama personally ordered these particularl cuts, the type that hurt the most.
Just say this over and over again and the sequester goes away, along with the Democrats that brought it.
Are you suggesting the DOD budget is 13% LESS this year than last year?
simple question. No hidden meaning or agenda.
I’d be happy if the sequestration cut ALL of congress’ salaries to zero. Then maybe they’d go home and stop bothering us. Nah, wouldn’t happen. Plenty of lobbyists would pay them.
AS i recall the sequestration was suppose to be across the board, not spesfic to the military. If Obama has put it all on the military that is his doing not ours.
Either way the Sequestration needs to stand forever.
The 50% “cut means the military wont have as much $ as it thought, but it will still be more than last year
If the military had to, could it survive next year on what it spent this year?
I sure as hell could