Spending cuts: It's about to get weird

Feb 27, 2013 Full story: News 4 Jax 35

Starting Friday, federal agencies will be forced to make cuts to their programs without knowing what their actual budgets for this year will be.

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#23 Feb 27, 2013
Big Time wrote:
a message sent to all DoD personnel last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said “there is no mistaking that the rigid nature of the cuts forced upon this department, and their scale, will result in a serious erosion of readiness across the force.”
Fear mongers. Shame on them.

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#25 Feb 27, 2013
Congress has had more than enough time to figure out what needs to be done and act upon it. They would rather sit and bicker like Third graders and fuss about who has and who should do what, instead of pulling together to make America better.
They are all rich fat cats and its not going to hurt them as much as it will us little people. They could care less about us and have proven it many times over.
Each and every one of them needs to be tossed out and not have the big bucks to fall back on. They need to live in our shoes for a full year nad see how tuff things really are.
It should never be about who can and who should it should be PULL together and get the job done for ALL OF US.

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#27 Feb 27, 2013
mc wrote:
Since we all know they aren't going to solve this so engine problem, why don't we all reduce some spending of our own. http://www.mrrebates.com ?refid=765602 is completely free to use and will give you cash back, rebates and sales when you shop online! They even give you $5 to sign up using that link! Saving money every time you shop online and $5 free just for creating your FREE account! How can you go wrong? Here is the link again: http://www.mrrebates.com ?refid=765602
I'm sorry, can you give me that link again?
mc

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#28 Feb 27, 2013
EraserX wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry, can you give me that link again?
Sure, here it is: http://www.mrrebates.com ?refid=765602
I ordered something this morning for $76 and the cash back for it was $2.28... Not a ton of money but it does add up fast if you shop online a lot.

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#29 Feb 27, 2013
mc wrote:
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Sure, here it is: http://www.mrrebates.com ?refid=765602
I ordered something this morning for $76 and the cash back for it was $2.28... Not a ton of money but it does add up fast if you shop online a lot.
Hey, great! Can you double check and make sure I have the right link? I wrote down http://www.mrebates.com ?refid=765602 - is that right?

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#30 Feb 27, 2013
I didn't buy something for $76 and SAVED $76 dollars. Even better!!

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#31 Feb 27, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
I didn't buy something for $76 and SAVED $76 dollars. Even better!!
Are you sure you had the right link?
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#32 Feb 27, 2013
It's interesting, because President Obama signed the Biden-Pelosi Legislation to cause the spending-cuts ("debt ceiling fake 'crisis'); but is now against himself? Who will he blame next, me?

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#33 Feb 27, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
I didn't buy something for $76 and SAVED $76 dollars. Even better!!
my ex .. she buys a sale item and she feels that the savings entitles her to spend that savings and more
mc

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#34 Feb 27, 2013
Valid point, no one should waste money buying things they don't need. For thinks you're going to buy anyway, saving money is always nice.

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#35 Feb 27, 2013
Roger Edgar wrote:
OMG...The House has already passed TWO bills to make the spending cuts more targeted to do less harm AND Obama and the Senate have done NOTHING. Are today's version of Democrats America's "enemies within"?
Not since the General Election.....President Obama agreed to the Sequester, in order to force both sides to work out a deal.....Now as usual, House republicans have decided, making this Administration look bad, is more important than actually governing for the people......

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#36 Feb 27, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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*laugh*
If you think this is Obama's fault then you are clearly not paying attention. The GOP supported this! And they had to know if it came down to it they'd take the blame. If you're a member of the GOP party, you should be furious right now.
It doesn't help that Obama is out running around trying to scare everyone (seriously, does anyone think an 8% cut will effectively shut down all government?) though.
I don't blame Obama for this one. I blame Congress. Both sides. But I do think it's funny that, yet again, the GOP is the one who is really going to take the fall.
As usual we are on the same page.
Spending half of the time watching MSNBC
and the other half FOX gives you a clearer
pic of what is going on on both sides.
I say we flush them all and start again to.

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#37 Feb 27, 2013
arctic wrote:
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As usual we are on the same page.
You're reading 'One Fish, Two Fish' too? I'm at the denouement, so don't spoil it for me.

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#38 Feb 27, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
1400 days with no budget, as of today. Send em all over the cliff first, before anything else goes.
yes, can I help push?

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