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Mike Meador

Maybe this sequester will do away with LMISD......finally.

Gary Miller


How could BHO's sequester shut down LMISD? LMisd isn't a federal program. It's funded by state and local funding. Less than 7 %, according to liberal statements, of LMISD spending is from the Fderal Dept of Education.
It's just more of BHO's fear mongering.

Gary Miller

Do you believe BHO's lies about the effects of his sequester. Yes I said "his sequester:.
He pushed it through congress to get the debt limit increased. Then said he would veto any attempts to stop it. He owns it.
After he signed it Democrats increased spending by $100 billion. If BHO's sequester goes in effect spending will still be $15 billion higher than before he signed the sequester bill. With $15 more to spend why would any government programs be cut?
Most of the "disasters" he predicts aren't even supported by federal spending. They aren't in the federal budget. Teachers and first responders are are local or state funded.

Gary Miller

The federal budget is $3,600 billion.
The BHO sequester would cut the federal budget 0.3 % to $3,515 billion. $15 billion more than before BHO signed his sequester bill and said he would veto any attempts to stop it.
With $15 billion more to spend why would there be any shutdowns?
Because BHO has the authority to decide what or where the cuts are made. Only he can create "disasters".
If the Democrat controled Senate had passed a budget over the last four years none of this would have happened.

Kevin Lang

IHOG, if the Republicans are so smart about this budget thing, why haven't they taken the lead on how we're going to deal with these cuts? If there's a way to make these cuts without any job losses, service cuts, or other repercussions, the Republicans should be taking the lead. We've been hearing for decades that Democrats only know how to save, not cut, so why would you expect the Democrats to pass a budget?

I think the fact of the matter is that neither the Democrats or the Republicans is willitn to tackle the budget issues. Both sides know that they've promised that solving the budget problems will not affect their constituencies.

At this point, the Democrats are probably willing to let this happen because it will give them some of the Defense and Homeland Security cuts they've pushed for, while the Republicans will get some of the entitlement cuts they've been looking for. Democrats will then be able to tell people how bad Republicans are for beating up on the poor, the sick, the weak, and the elderly. Republicans will be able to say how anti-Defense and anti-Border Security the Democrats are.

It's all a big game from both sides, and a lot of us will probably go unscathed. However, many people will not be so lucky. Some of them will be good, hard-working, god-fearing conservatives. Some will be worthless liberals unable to afford the medications that keep them alive.

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