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Andrew @smittyboss1 6 years, 3 months ago

I haven’t noticed anything. This cut is only 1/35 of the budget, but in the long run 85 billion could make a difference. I think that we must wait for a while, and we can see in the long run what the difference is.

         
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linda @lulubelle 6 years, 3 months ago

@Isabelle Granter
” I thought he was too rigid, but republicans seem to think that he gave up too much”
When the GOP refuses to cave to Liberals it is seen as rigid. There is no such thing as negotiating anymore, especially with this administration, it is all or nothing. I’m pleased that the GOP finally had the spine to stand firm and give nothing. Obama wanted this game of chicken. And so far I see no ill effects.

         
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Isabelle Granter @issabell 6 years, 3 months ago

@linda

your comment projects a refusal to cooperate! They don’t want you to “cave,” they want you to give up a little so that they can give up a little. Everyone “caves” to each other — thats the idea behind a bipartisan effort.

I’m not saying the democrats are perfect, we should be willing to work with republicans as well; but I think that it should be congress’s role to present demands to the white house first, and the white house should respond to them in a way that can partially appease both sides.
It shouldn’t be the sitting president’s responsibility to try and think of ways to appease an upset congress during fiscal negotiations.

         
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Sam @unclesamiam 6 years, 3 months ago

Republicans do not like big government. And you look at the decay of our government which is now something like forty-percent larger… It’s hard for the right to really want to support a government in growing.

On immigration reform yesterday one senator made a good point, we can’t handle what they were claiming as an increase in applications.. yet we should have 12 million or more people processed for amnesty? All while trying to add benefits to everyone? How can we afford or handle that…

         
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Zakery Daniel @conservativezak 6 years, 3 months ago

Sequester may be damaging in the short run but in the long run it actually will be helpful. More cutting will be necessary while more tax revenue is necessary as well. In the short run it will lower GDP slightly and cause temporary pain but in the long run it will slightly help control the deficit, which will ultimately lead to an increase in consumer confidence and an increase in consumer spending. Austerity is not the best way in the SR but in the LR it is actually helpful.

         
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Christopher Chesny @chrischesny 6 years, 3 months ago

I haven’t really felt a thing myself. As Joe Perticone said, it is mostly a cut in the rate of growth of government, not much of a cut at all in current spending.

         

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