Comments on: Sequester Is Coming, Democrats and Republicans Agree http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:31:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Tim Meye http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31265926 Tim Meye Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:58:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31265926 If this sequester goes through will I get the 30 dollars week I lost in my paycheck at the beginning of the year back? If this sequester goes through will I get the 30 dollars week I lost in my paycheck at the beginning of the year back?

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By: The Inconvenient Truth http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31263679 The Inconvenient Truth Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:07:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31263679 "It saddens me to read these posts" Posted by: Andrew | February 25, 2013, 1:38 pm 1:38 pm I agree Andrew, it saddens me that we now have a government that cries "the sky is falling" every other week, because they want to divide Americans over every issue. Obama and the liberal Democrats just got one the biggest tax hikes in American history, on Jan. 1st and now they are whining for even more tax hikes! The proposed cuts are only cuts to the GROWTH IN FUTURE SPENDING and only 2.4% at that. There will still be an increase in spending, just not as much! Growth in spending will only be reduced by 2.4%. The sky is NOT GOING TO FALL and nobody needs to lose a single job! The President just loves to Fear Monger! “It saddens me to read these posts”
Posted by: Andrew | February 25, 2013, 1:38 pm 1:38 pm

I agree Andrew, it saddens me that we now have a government that cries “the sky is falling” every other week, because they want to divide Americans over every issue. Obama and the liberal Democrats just got one the biggest tax hikes in American history, on Jan. 1st and now they are whining for even more tax hikes!
The proposed cuts are only cuts to the GROWTH IN FUTURE SPENDING and only 2.4% at that.
There will still be an increase in spending, just not as much! Growth in spending will only be reduced by 2.4%. The sky is NOT GOING TO FALL and nobody needs to lose a single job!
The President just loves to Fear Monger!

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By: Sharon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31262977 Sharon Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:01:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31262977 "but, by God, across the board cuts are the worst and most cowardly way to approach this situation,” said Sen. John McCain " Really, Mr. McCain? YOU voted for this bill in 2011 without a problem. Boehner sat in front of a camera Aug. 1, 2011 and said he "got 98% of what [he] wanted" with a big, fat grin on his face. By the time this bill had passed that year, the GOP had held the economy hostage four other times, stamping their little feet and holding their breath like out-of-control two year olds in a checkout line. The GOP thought it was going to win the election and be able to rewrite this any way it saw fit, so it threw this garbage together. Well, Boehner and the GOP aren't laughing now, are they? Obama didn't make this problem. He just gave the GOP what it wanted. They have until Friday to clean up this mess they insisted on creating in the throes of their swaggering hubris. Better get to work. Once new rounds of layoffs occur in the next few months if this thing happens, the GOP can kiss any chance of any majority in any future election for the next few years good bye. “but, by God, across the board cuts are the worst and most cowardly way to approach this situation,” said Sen. John McCain ” Really, Mr. McCain? YOU voted for this bill in 2011 without a problem. Boehner sat in front of a camera Aug. 1, 2011 and said he “got 98% of what [he] wanted” with a big, fat grin on his face. By the time this bill had passed that year, the GOP had held the economy hostage four other times, stamping their little feet and holding their breath like out-of-control two year olds in a checkout line. The GOP thought it was going to win the election and be able to rewrite this any way it saw fit, so it threw this garbage together. Well, Boehner and the GOP aren’t laughing now, are they? Obama didn’t make this problem. He just gave the GOP what it wanted. They have until Friday to clean up this mess they insisted on creating in the throes of their swaggering hubris. Better get to work. Once new rounds of layoffs occur in the next few months if this thing happens, the GOP can kiss any chance of any majority in any future election for the next few years good bye.

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By: Andrew http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31262733 Andrew Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:38:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31262733 It saddens me to read these posts...people still blaming Obama and turning a blind eye to the Republicans holding the country hostage in the house and senate with relentless filibusters and other voting blockages. America is still full of racists and that's coming from a 30 year old white guy raised in a semi-rual community. I love my parents, but I can't help but think the world is going to be a better place when they are dead. If you are an old bigot take my words to heart, your kids probably think of you the same way I think of my parents. Please take that thought all they way to your grave. :) It saddens me to read these posts…people still blaming Obama and turning a blind eye to the Republicans holding the country hostage in the house and senate with relentless filibusters and other voting blockages. America is still full of racists and that’s coming from a 30 year old white guy raised in a semi-rual community. I love my parents, but I can’t help but think the world is going to be a better place when they are dead.

If you are an old bigot take my words to heart, your kids probably think of you the same way I think of my parents. Please take that thought all they way to your grave. :)

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By: The Inconvenient Truth http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31262220 The Inconvenient Truth Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:53:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31262220 The President and his money hungry Democrats just hiked taxes on the middle class and the so called rich, every working American has noticed that their paycheck has gotten smaller by now! Its time for some spending cuts. Actually the cuts are only 2.4% of new growth to future spending, not any cuts to current spending! The sky is NOT going to be falling, the President is lying about that! The President and his money hungry Democrats just hiked taxes on the middle class and the so called rich, every working American has noticed that their paycheck has gotten smaller by now!
Its time for some spending cuts. Actually the cuts are only 2.4% of new growth to future spending, not any cuts to current spending! The sky is NOT going to be falling, the President is lying about that!

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By: The Inconvenient Truth http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31262086 The Inconvenient Truth Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:44:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31262086 The Whiner 'N' Chief has a Spending Problem! Cutting 2.4% of new spending growth won't change anything! The President and his Liberal Democrats will lie and whine and cry to keep getting more money to spend on lavish vacations and golf games with Tiger Woods! The Whiner ‘N’ Chief has a Spending Problem!
Cutting 2.4% of new spending growth won’t change anything!
The President and his Liberal Democrats will lie and whine and cry to keep getting more money to spend on lavish vacations and golf games with Tiger Woods!

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By: Freedom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31261960 Freedom Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:29:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31261960 2.5% cut across the board, that is nothing, they need to cut much, much more. They only pick out teachers, military, etc so they can use it against each other. Sick of no leadership, always a financial cliff hanging now for four years. Sick of "balanced approach" which just means higher taxes. Your tax person now has to ask you if you have health insurance. (surprised they don't ask if you have guns and how many) If you say no to having health insurance will the IRS/Obama administration be in your bank account or at your door ready to penalize or fine you? 2.5% cut across the board, that is nothing, they need to cut much, much more. They only pick out teachers, military, etc so they can use it against each other. Sick of no leadership, always a financial cliff hanging now for four years. Sick of “balanced approach” which just means higher taxes.

Your tax person now has to ask you if you have health insurance. (surprised they don’t ask if you have guns and how many) If you say no to having health insurance will the IRS/Obama administration be in your bank account or at your door ready to penalize or fine you?

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By: No Mas Obama http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31261154 No Mas Obama Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:18:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31261154 If this is the only way we get much needed spending cuts from the Liar-in-Chief whose bright idea is in play here, then I’m all for it. 83 percent of you say we have a spending problem, but Obama lap dogs still believe we have a revenue problem and want to burden the middle-class with even more taxes while the economy gets ready to tank and ABC runs with the Oscar hangover. If this is the only way we get much needed spending cuts from the Liar-in-Chief whose bright idea is in play here, then I’m all for it. 83 percent of you say we have a spending problem, but Obama lap dogs still believe we have a revenue problem and want to burden the middle-class with even more taxes while the economy gets ready to tank and ABC runs with the Oscar hangover.

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By: catman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31260979 catman Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:59:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31260979 we are already over taxed so some folks really are no paying their way. we all kmow its not a revenue problem. we are already over taxed so some folks really are no paying their way. we all kmow its not a revenue problem.

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By: CalDart http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/sequester-is-coming-democrats-and-republicans-agree/#comment-31260712 CalDart Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:21:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=837309#comment-31260712 @Cut More...Suck it up? Do you even know what furlough means? Look it up. No one furloughed can use vacation time. Using vacation time, people would still get paid, it would defeat the purpose of the furough. If you are going to be all righteous at least know what you are talking about. As for my predicament I would be all for sucking it up if it actually would make a difference toward solving the problem. But this won't. All it will do is hurt the lowest common denominator. Families and small local businesses. The fat cat politicians and big corps won't even feel the slightest bump. @Cut More…Suck it up? Do you even know what furlough means? Look it up. No one furloughed can use vacation time. Using vacation time, people would still get paid, it would defeat the purpose of the furough. If you are going to be all righteous at least know what you are talking about. As for my predicament I would be all for sucking it up if it actually would make a difference toward solving the problem. But this won’t. All it will do is hurt the lowest common denominator. Families and small local businesses. The fat cat politicians and big corps won’t even feel the slightest bump.

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