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The military is 18% of the budget, and it is enduring 50% of the Sequestration cuts, which exempt Entitlement spending that is the largest driver of our debt and deficits.

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.

1 posted on 03/19/2013 6:53:32 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

“The GOP will lose the House in 2014 because of their stance on Sequestration”

Bullcrap


2 posted on 03/19/2013 6:56:24 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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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.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 6:57:12 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians are Democrats.)
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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


4 posted on 03/19/2013 6:59:01 AM PDT by Hattie
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The GOP will lose the House in 2014 because of their stance on Sequestration.

No they won't.

You are blaming the wrong party.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 7:01:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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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.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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Politicians who throw their constituents out of work can start polishing off their resume. The voters could pink slip them.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 7:09:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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There is no sequestration causing any loss of jobs or political threatening seats. This problem in our Country is the result of the communists take over of government and destroying capitalism and the Constitution. It is getting close and we may never recover. Their purpose, with King Obama at its head, is to turn our Country into a dictatorship and like a third world Country.
12 posted on 03/19/2013 7:42:12 AM PDT by Logical me
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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.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 7:53:04 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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let me make sure I clearly understand your meaning.

Are you suggesting the DOD budget is 13% LESS this year than last year?

simple question. No hidden meaning or agenda.

19 posted on 03/19/2013 8:14:48 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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WE ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY

We are going to crash if we don't stop. :(
25 posted on 03/19/2013 10:55:05 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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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.


26 posted on 03/19/2013 12:04:07 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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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.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 4:45:24 PM PDT by Monorprise
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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


41 posted on 03/19/2013 8:11:18 PM PDT by woofie
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