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  • Wrong Tool Right Problem
    ben
    Sequester is the incomplete tool for a real problem. Deficits growing at unprecedented rates vs. not enough revenue, although revenue is at a record high. Sequester is a hammer. But, the tools required are a hammer and chisel to reshape the federal budget to a reasonable amount. At present, with lower interest rates, the cost to service the debt is not growing at a significant rate. However, the cost to service the debt ($450 billion in FY 12) will explode when interest rates do increase. And, they will increase. Both parties are to blame for the situation. There is room for some revenue increase. However, experience shows that attempts to raise large amounts of revenue result in not only less than expected, but less than previously collected. Enough with cutting federal employees's benefits. They have done their part. Unlike state and municipal budgets, the real costs are in the programs the employees administer, not in their salaries.
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  • Timing of the tools
    Moderate
    We disagree, but maybe you do support us. Definitely, by the above comments. However, the timing of reduced programs must be considered. We need prosperity, among other things, first.
    worker
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  • Ben's Comments
    UmbratilisFed
    This summarizes Ben’s points: …… Taxes paid by feds, like the salaries, are the results of revenues produced by production of wealth; Did not state there is no use for Government; Government, properly done, provides an place for wealth to grow, for an economy to grow and people to be employed; government uses wealth, many times for good purposes, it does not create it; Government service can be an honorable service to the nation; what I have railed against is a deficit out of control and the necessity to bring it under control; taxes are the result of wealth produced by the private sector. Don't confuse, "the wealthy," with national wealth; sequester is the incomplete tool for a real problem. Deficits growing at unprecedented rates vs. not enough revenue, although revenue is at a record high; the real costs are in the programs the employees administer, not in their salaries…….Some of you might not like them. In my opinion they are accurate.
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  • To the comments in the article
    marxwj
    I work for the Defense Department of nearly 800,000 civilian workers, and I have over a dozen of those 30 minute training events every year. It is the same thing every year, IT security, anti-terrorism awareness, anti-trafficking in humans, sexual harrassment, and so on. Try adding that all up. As for IRS just going back to work on their tax evasion cases, the person misses the point. It takes so many labor hours to clear a case. For every case that doesn't get processed by the end of the year, there are others that never get started. Across the board cuts means a further backlog of audits that never get processed at all, or mistakes made trying to catch up that only lead to more work to fix after the fact.
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  • Exam hours needed
    Moderate
    Great points. Audits take man hours (or woman hours) Reduce those hours and you reduce the audits. Same applies to collections although I am less familiar with their work
    worker
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  • Now that's a Nearly Useless Factoic
    dailycheese
    What a coincedence! My pet woodchuck Woody was named after the 28th president. His full name: Thomas Woodrow Woodchuck.
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