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  • You May Be Right...
    marine69
    strange, that with each problem they create it makes the previous issues pale in comparison! :)
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  • My solution to the crisis that should satisfy everybody
    Hefeweizen
    Pay me and all federal employees, even the contractors to keep things "fair," and we will all agree (I'm sure we all will) to pay twice as much in taxes. I dare anybody to point out any problems with this idea. And if you do, I don't want to hear about it. (Sound familiar?)
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  • Not Too Good
    Rob
    I don't allow myself to get all worked up about things that haven't happened. I'll worry about sequestration if and when it happens. Until then I'll just keep laughing at the doom and gloom stories that are being tossed about by the media and politicians. If we can't cut $85B out of a $3.6T budget without the sky falling then we can forget about ever getting our financial house in order.......So 2010 and 2011 were the good old days? The only thing that comes to mind about 2010 and 2011 is the Obama 2 year pay freeze.
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  • Not Too Good
    jst
    Oh you have not seen anything yet. We are probably going to see another 3 years of pay freeze. As a matter of fact, don't be surprised if the in step increases for GS personnel does not get frozen or even eliminated.
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  • To Rob
    Moderate
    First thing first, this is not Obama's pay freeze. The is the Republicans forcing the pay freeze down Obama's throat. They do this by not giving the government enough money to function without the pay freeze. This can be done by the filibuster in the senate and the majority in the House.-----It would be easy to make the cuts. it is difficult to make the correct cuts. Correct is your position on the issue. Some would want the military to absorb the cuts. Some want no cuts. And some want deomestic programs to absorb the cuts. So, which is right? It depends on your point of view.
    worker
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  • Wrong liberal
    1st generation American
    Obuma was the one who proposed it and signed it. Just like the sequester was proposed by him and his man Lew. He wanted to play chicken and now his bluff has been called. Let the sequester happen. It will be amusing to see that the sky does not actually fall. Can't wait to see how that is spun. Of course I'm sure it will be due to his brilliant leadership. Go back to your cool-aid.
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  • Moderate's a fudger
    contrarian
    I believe Bob Woodward's version on Wash Post online. Sequester was brainchild of Lew.
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  • Going To Happen - Accept It!
    jst
    Hey folks, this "S" word is going to happen and there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is not a situation of the little boy who cried wolf this time. It is going to happen ane we all must accept that fact. There is going to be severe economic impact and we need to prepare ourselves and stop setting around and waiting for it to happen. People should have already looked at budgeting their incomes and preparing themselves for the worst. If this does not happen then that will be great however, all indications are both Democrat and Republicans want this to happen. Some have openly stated they want it to happen, in so many words. I guarantee you one thing, it will stop all this wreckless spending.
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  • Make it count
    Big Joe
    When it happens....make sure you make it count. Dont contribute to CFC next time, dont eat at your building cafateria and support the little guy around the corner instead. I've cut my spending across the board and will tighten my strings even tighter next week.
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  • No sequestration.
    Moderate
    It will not happen. Just like in the past, something will happen to prevent sequestration. I do not know what it will be, but historically, this is what happens. If it is worth anything, the Washington Post had an article that the public will blame the Republicans for it if it happens. Both parties are political and the one getting the blame will not allow it to happen.
    worker
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  • Moving my TSP again?
    MDBBALL02
    At the close of the year, when Congress couldn't agree, and we inched closed tot he final day, I opted to move my entire TSP into the G Fund, lest they screw up the market and I lose half of it again (I've been in for 29 years)...Then, at the last second, they kick the can and the market soars for the past 6 weeks! Three weeks ago, I was able to re-adjust allotments, and I'm back in -- 40%G, 20%S, 15%F, 15%, 10%I ... If they continue to clown around, I will have to move it all back into G and gain virtually nothing toward retirement? Let's face it, we have all already seen our high 5. We are actually losing even more to stay now. I wish they would let me leave...I have 4 years 300 days left! They froze my pay for the past 2 years, threw us a crumb this year, and now they are proposing to take 20% of our pay thru Sequestration? Then cutting programs American's rely on everyday-Air Traffic, meat inspection, roads and Bridges, CIA, FBI security) How is any of this in AMERICA's interest? They should all be prosecuted for Treason against their Nation. You cannot endanger your own Nation like this and get away with it! Any changes to Federal benefits or Social Security for the masses shouod apply to those under 25, who have not already done their part in funding it throughout their entire careers. Treason I tell you!
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  • Retirement
    Moderate
    Good luck with retirement
    worker
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