Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

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    Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    "We have learned that the sequestration already has cut 1.6 million jobs. So we need job creation. We need to help the middle class by creating jobs.”— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), floor speech, July 31, 2013


    It turns out that Reid’s estimate was so grossly inaccurate that to determine the real answer using Common Core math would require erasing more than a million and a half little boxes. An audit performed by the Government Accountability Office and released last month shows that one federal job — a single position — was cut as a result of sequestration. An employee of the U.S. Parole Commission was the lone casualty of an experiment in controlling government waste that saved taxpayers $85!


    Tom Coburn:


    "Despite relentless warnings about the dire consequences of sequestration’s budget cuts, it appears sequestration resulted in only one layoff. While that’s good news for federal employees and other workers, it is devastating to the credibility of Washington politicians and administration officials who spent months — and millions of dollars — engaging in a coordinated multi-agency cabinet-level public relations campaign to scare the American people.
    This is not to suggest that jobs in the private sector were not affected by symbolic measures taken by the administration in an attempt to turn public sentiment against the evil GOP. White House tours were unnecessarily discontinued and national parks were closed. Such spiteful and needless actions on the part of the Obama White House adversely impacted vendors who sold food and souvenirs.


    The even more encouraging news to be taken from the GAO’s findings, provided professional politicians are ever willing to act on it, is how vastly bloated the government coffers are. As the shutdown approached, the White House and Democrat lawmakers warned that spending cuts need to be made surgically, with a scalpel, not with an ax, as they believed Republicans were threatening. Considering the fallout of sequestration, it would now seem more fitting to go in with a bulldozer next time."


     

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    Wait ... did someone predict that there would be massive federal government job losses?


    Got any quotes on that ...

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job


    Too funny.  So now you're resorting to making up quotes?

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    What do you know, the government cut spending and the world didn’t end !


    July 2012 propaganda report, er, news story:


    "More than 2 million American jobs, including roughly 270,000 federal jobs, could be lost under sequestration next year, a new report released by the Aerospace Industries Association says.


    The federal job cuts would consist of roughly 48,000 at defense agencies and 229,000 at non-defense agencies.


    “From food inspectors to FBI agents to diplomats, the federal workforce gets hit very hard,” AIA president Marion Blakey said during a news conference for the study’s release.


    Another 340,000 jobs would be lost indirectly because of federal spending cuts. Those include contractor jobs certain federal support staff, and private-sector jobs that rely on federal employees."


    Oops.


     

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    Harry Reid say any of those things?

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    I was in Tom Coburn's home state of Oklahoma not too long ago - specifically Oklahoma City. 


    First of all, OK has a 4.5% state sales tax with cities and towns adding their own sales tax.  The total sales tax can be as high as 11%.  And this tax is applied to EVERYTHING.  Basic necessities like food from a grocery store or clothing as well as luxury items.  But such a tax is a bigger burden on the poor and middle class than a progressive tax.  This is a big eason OK has a problem with obesity - they encourage fast food restaurants to be EVERYWHERE.  And I mean EVERYWHERE.  One right after another, with the occassional cardiac clinic to break up the pattern.


    Secondly, OK has some of the worst schoold in the country.  Mississippi is worse, but OK is pretty bad.  So kids coming out of school are less likely to be able to earn decent salaries.


    Third - Oklahoma has several military bases - more than Massachusetts.  I can think of 3 off the top of my head:  An AFB in Altus, a huge AFB in Midwest City (outside OKC), and a big army base in Lawton.


    Fourth - there are are 2 interstates going thru OKC - I-35 and I-40.  Major highways going North -South and East-West.  In OKC over the past few years, they were completely rebuilt.  As in moved over a block and rebuilt from scratch.  And they didn't just rebuild them.  the overpasses and walls of the sunken highways are works of art.  Stamped concrete with scenes from the owl west:  Buffalo, wagon trains, oil derricks, everything from the old west.


    Fifth - the OKC Thunder play in an arena built and owned by the City (socialism anyone).  The OKC Thunder have a sweetheart deal where they pay little rent and reap huge amounts of cash from concession sales.  The city also built a stadium for the AAA baseball club. (crony capitalism)


    Sixth, a few years ago, in an effort to make the area more attactive to KEEP the AFB in Midwest City, the local government took by imminent domain an entire neighborhood near the base.  It was a relatively low income area - not poor, not dangerous, overwhelmingly white, but older - and was of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.  People lived their for 30 or 40 years.  They took the homes and bulldozed them to put un a new strip mall near the AFB.


    So for a person that is a staunch republican representing the reddest of the red states, he sure does seem to like to watch Government in action.  Whether it be the military, retail, sports, heavy construction, etc - he seems to love it.  Except when it comes to spending Federal money on helping the middle class and poor. 


    Oh, and there is a movement in OK to end state income taxes so the state becomes even more dependent on Federal Taxes money and Sales taxes.


    And the one redeemng Quality of Tom Coburn is that he's a moderate compared to that idiot Inhofe.

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    What do you know, the government cut spending and the world didn’t end !


     


    July 2012 propaganda report, er, news story:


     


    "More than 2 million American jobs, including roughly 270,000 federal jobs, could be lost under sequestration next year, a new report released by the Aerospace Industries Association says.


     


    The federal job cuts would consist of roughly 48,000 at defense agencies and 229,000 at non-defense agencies.


     


    “From food inspectors to FBI agents to diplomats, the federal workforce gets hit very hard,” AIA president Marion Blakey said during a news conference for the study’s release.


     


    Another 340,000 jobs would be lost indirectly because of federal spending cuts. Those include contractor jobs certain federal support staff, and private-sector jobs that rely on federal employees."


     


    Oops.


     


     


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    Do you realize the source of your proof of left-wing propaganda is a lobbying group for defense contractors?


     

     
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    Re: Sequestration didn’t cost 1.6 million government jobs but, rather 1 (one) job

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    Oops. 


    That's about the only thing you can say about that horsehockey ... a defense contractor's lobby team, most likely a wingnut supporter writes a paper ... and you go all crazyarsed dumb and try to pin it on the dems.


    Has even the defense sectors abandoned the wingnuts now?

     

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