The 32 Dumbest And Most Devastating Sequester Cuts

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liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 3, 2013
The 32 Dumbest And Most Devastating Sequester Cuts

By Igor Volsky on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

With Congress unable to reach a deal to avert the indiscriminate spending cuts put in place in the Budget Control Act of 2011, President Obama on Friday signed an order authorizing the government to begin canceling $85 billion from federal accounts for this fiscal year.

As Obama said during a press conference yesterday,ďThis is not going to be a apocalypse, I think as some people have said. Itís just dumb. And itís going to hurt. Itís going to hurt individual people and itís going to hurt the economy overall.Ē In a 83-page letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the Office of Management and Budget details the specific reductions each government program will face. Here are the dumbest and most painful cuts:

Health care

$20 million cut from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs
$10 million cut from the World Trade Center Health Program Fund
$168 million cut from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
$75 million cut from the Aging and Disability Services Programs

Housing

$199 million cut from public housing
$96 million cut from Homeless Assistance Grants
$17 million cut from Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
$19 million cut from Housing for the Elderly
$175 million cut from Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Disaster and Emergency

$928 million cut from FEMAís disaster relief money
$6 million cut from Emergency Food and Shelter
$70 million cut from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund at USDA
$61 million cut from the Hazardous Substance Superfund at EPA
$125 million cut from the Wildland Fire Management
$53 million cut from Salaries and Expenses at the Food Safety and Inspection Service

Obamacare

$13 million cut from the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program (Co-ops)
$57 million cut from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control
$51 million cut from the Prevention and Public Health Fund
$27 million cut from the State Grants and Demonstrations
$44 million cut from the Affordable Insurance Exchange Grants program

Education

$633 million cut from the Department of Educationís Special Education programs
$184 million cut from Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
$71 million cut from administration at the Office of Federal Student Aid
$116 million cut from Higher Education
$86 million cut from Student Financial Assistance

Immigration

$512 million cut from Customs and Border Protection
$17 million cut from Automation Modernization, Customs and Border Protection
$20 million cut from Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology

Security

$79 million cut from Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance
$604 million cut from National Nuclear Security Administration
$232 million cut from the Federal Aviation Administration
$394 million cut from Defense Environmental Cleanup

More at http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/03/02/...
Bushwhackers Uncle Daddy

Grantsburg, WI

#2 Mar 3, 2013
But, But, But....But what about ME ME ME...

I am a victim and I do not care if Amerika "Borrows" from my Grandchildren, and China to the tune of $.42 of every dollar the Collective spends.

I WANT!

Gimme Free Child Care, Gimme Free Health Care, Gimme Birf Control, Gimme Homeland Security Brownshirts, Gimme Drones to watch my Neighbors, Gimme More Prisons, Gimme, ME, ME, ME.

I would ask what the Fauch happened to America, but it is a useless question.

We be all be Victims!
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 3, 2013
This only serves to identify those that are incapable of leading. If they can't find the cuts with the least impact, they need to be replaced.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 3, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
This only serves to identify those that are incapable of leading. If they can't find the cuts with the least impact, they need to be replaced.
So nice of Dumbo to borrow your moniker to post under.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 3, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>So nice of Dumbo to borrow your moniker to post under.
Thank you republicans for your obstruction and your greedy tax protection for your rich masters unforgivable.
Bushwhackers Uncle Daddy

Grantsburg, WI

#6 Mar 3, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you republicans for your obstruction and your greedy tax protection for your rich masters unforgivable.
Victim,

We the People know who worships at the feet of their Masters.

You Sheeple need to change Kool Aid Brands.

After 50 years of listening to the same Talking Points that you Dependents gleefully spew from your Plantation Masters is pretty stale!
background noise

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 3, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
This only serves to identify those that are incapable of leading. If they can't find the cuts with the least impact, they need to be replaced.
And yet, the Obamaphone program remains untouched?

Why is it, with all the waste and fraud and duplication of federal bureaucracy, Obama is targeting those areas which will impact tax paying citizens the most? Because that's the way he wants it, plain and simple. 85 billion could easily be cut with no repercussions felt by anyone if every department across the board took a portion of the hit. Never mind the fact that these same departments are still going to be getting an INCREASE in their budget, just not as much as their money grubbing selves want. But if ordinary citizens felt no pain, how could Obama blame republicans?
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#8 Mar 3, 2013
Rodman also said Kim told him, "I don't want to do war. I don't want to do war."
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 4, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you republicans for your obstruction and your greedy tax protection for your rich masters unforgivable.
Wealthy's Tax Bill Will Hit 30-Year High in 2013

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100518058
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Mar 4, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
Rodman also said Kim told him, "I don't want to do war. I don't want to do war."
Kim doesn't think his people will support him if he attacks the USA and North Korea is glassified.
digger

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 4, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
This only serves to identify those that are incapable of leading. If they can't find the cuts with the least impact, they need to be replaced.
Nonsense. Obama and the senate demoidiots had PLENTY of opportunity to offer budget cuts, but came up with NONE. Of course, hundreds of useless programs could have been cut, but they weren't, because the demoidiots think that they can blame, blame, blame the Republicans to get their way, while nearly HALF of all Americans pay NO NET FEDERAL INCOME TAX *and* they collect TONS of entitlements that many, if not most, have never earned.

Across the board cuts are then the ONLY alternative, because they affect every area equally. It was Obama's idea, HE proposed it, so now he can LIVE with it. This clearly shows how UNQUALIFIED he is to LEAD this nation.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 5, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
Nonsense. Obama and the senate demoidiots had PLENTY of opportunity to offer budget cuts, but came up with NONE. Of course, hundreds of useless programs could have been cut, but they weren't, because the demoidiots think that they can blame, blame, blame the Republicans to get their way, while nearly HALF of all Americans pay NO NET FEDERAL INCOME TAX *and* they collect TONS of entitlements that many, if not most, have never earned.
Across the board cuts are then the ONLY alternative, because they affect every area equally. It was Obama's idea, HE proposed it, so now he can LIVE with it. This clearly shows how UNQUALIFIED he is to LEAD this nation.
Sorry, I don't see where we disagree. In your post, I see seveal areas where our leadership should be replaced. But, for now, any department that cuts just to make sure the voting public gets hurt the most, or, for sure put, in harms way for a political statement should be looking for new management.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 5, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
Nonsense. Obama and the senate demoidiots had PLENTY of opportunity to offer budget cuts, but came up with NONE. Of course, hundreds of useless programs could have been cut, but they weren't, because the demoidiots think that they can blame, blame, blame the Republicans to get their way, while nearly HALF of all Americans pay NO NET FEDERAL INCOME TAX *and* they collect TONS of entitlements that many, if not most, have never earned.
Across the board cuts are then the ONLY alternative, because they affect every area equally. It was Obama's idea, HE proposed it, so now he can LIVE with it. This clearly shows how UNQUALIFIED he is to LEAD this nation.
Hint - look past the moniker since we all know that Bob-O lurks in the shadows looking for opportunities such as this...
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 5, 2013
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
Nonsense. Obama and the senate demoidiots had PLENTY of opportunity to offer budget cuts, but came up with NONE. Of course, hundreds of useless programs could have been cut, but they weren't, because the demoidiots think that they can blame, blame, blame the Republicans to get their way, while nearly HALF of all Americans pay NO NET FEDERAL INCOME TAX *and* they collect TONS of entitlements that many, if not most, have never earned.
Across the board cuts are then the ONLY alternative, because they affect every area equally. It was Obama's idea, HE proposed it, so now he can LIVE with it. This clearly shows how UNQUALIFIED he is to LEAD this nation.
Not only has the senate not come up with budget cuts, they have not even passed a BUDGET in almost 4 years.

“I Want To Be Evil”

Since: Feb 13

I Wanna Be Bad

#15 Mar 5, 2013
background noise wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet, the Obamaphone program remains untouched?
Why is it, with all the waste and fraud and duplication of federal bureaucracy, Obama is targeting those areas which will impact tax paying citizens the most? Because that's the way he wants it, plain and simple. 85 billion could easily be cut with no repercussions felt by anyone if every department across the board took a portion of the hit. Never mind the fact that these same departments are still going to be getting an INCREASE in their budget, just not as much as their money grubbing selves want. But if ordinary citizens felt no pain, how could Obama blame republicans?
Not only is Obama Phone untouched, it is being advertised on TV, non stop. And, there is already a federal program that cuts the cost of a land line in half for low income people. There was absolutely NO need to provide a free cell phone with free minutes and texting!
And, there are over 60 federal food programs, but now Washington is adding an unfunded school lunch mandate that is expected to add 60 billion to the states' budgets, much of this cost is said to be PAPERWORK!
redeemer

New Richmond, WI

#16 Mar 5, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you republicans for your obstruction and your greedy tax protection for your rich masters unforgivable.
I'm too stupid to survive on my own. I need the government's teat.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Mar 5, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm too stupid to survive on my own. I need the government's teat.
My double is back!
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Mar 5, 2013
The MOST impactual position: TSA security checker.

Obama:: DO IT!!
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 5, 2013
email confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the Sequester cuts for political gain,Ē said Rep. Tim Griffin, Arkansas Republican.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/...
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Mar 5, 2013
Here's something you are good at, Schmahl - anything dumb and dumber.

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