Budget cuts could be 'a disaster' for El Paso

Feb 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: El Paso Times

Mandated federal spending cuts that kick in March 1 will have a devastating impact on bridge wait times, border security, trade and business, local and national officials said.

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JWRussell USNR

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How many people are going to have their paychecks cut by 20 percent here in El Paso? How many are losing their jobs due to military contract cut backs? Take the $45,000. and take 20 percent away and what do you have left is $34,000 before taxes. Then you take the health insurance benefits out at about $8,000 per year and you end up with $26,000 to pay your bills and buy food.
Now if you are with the TSA, Border Patrol, Immigration and the US Military that is really gonna suck. There are members of the military who are married already eligible for food stamps. How many more are going to join their ranks?

How many restaurants can sustain a loss of 20 percent of their customer? How many stores can afford the loss of customers due to their customers inability to purchase their product. How many will no longer be able to pay their full mortgages?
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JWRussell USNR wrote:
How many people are going to have their paychecks cut by 20 percent here in El Paso? How many are losing their jobs due to military contract cut backs? Take the $45,000. and take 20 percent away and what do you have left is $34,000 before taxes. Then you take the health insurance benefits out at about $8,000 per year and you end up with $26,000 to pay your bills and buy food.
Now if you are with the TSA, Border Patrol, Immigration and the US Military that is really gonna suck. There are members of the military who are married already eligible for food stamps. How many more are going to join their ranks?
How many restaurants can sustain a loss of 20 percent of their customer? How many stores can afford the loss of customers due to their customers inability to purchase their product. How many will no longer be able to pay their full mortgages?
Damn you sound like Obama or chicken little the sky is falling the sky is falling.
Larry Grover

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Yep wrote:
<quoted text> Damn you sound like Obama or chicken little the sky is falling the sky is falling.
He's a blithering idiot. He spews ideological nonsense. All of what he writes is pure trash, this post included.
Let the good times roll

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Cut the fat

Let er rip!
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JWRussell USNR wrote:
How many people are going to have their paychecks cut by 20 percent here in El Paso? How many are losing their jobs due to military contract cut backs? Take the $45,000. and take 20 percent away and what do you have left is $34,000 before taxes. Then you take the health insurance benefits out at about $8,000 per year and you end up with $26,000 to pay your bills and buy food.
Now if you are with the TSA, Border Patrol, Immigration and the US Military that is really gonna suck. There are members of the military who are married already eligible for food stamps. How many more are going to join their ranks?
How many restaurants can sustain a loss of 20 percent of their customer? How many stores can afford the loss of customers due to their customers inability to purchase their product. How many will no longer be able to pay their full mortgages?
One of the worst things about these budget cuts is how there will be no money for important programs like the GM bailout. I understand from a reliable source that the American people made out very handsomely on the deal as the entire loan given to them has now been paid back with interest. Kudos to you for supporting such wonderful programs.
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I thought we were one of the best performing cities in the state of Texas and in the country. They were probably refering to our economic impact in Juarez.
JWRussell USNR

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Yep wrote:
<quoted text> Damn you sound like Obama or chicken little the sky is falling the sky is falling.
SO when some one does the math according to both sides of the coins you say it is poppy cock. Don't you even think it can be possible that you and your are betting that this sequestration is not going to happen and your business will not be affected at all. SO Tell me what happens if neither side comes to their senses in time and the cuts start taking effect?
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It's the Ripofflicans that are demanding the across the board cuts, some programs essential to U.S. national security. May they rot in hell.

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JWRussell USNR wrote:
How many people are going to have their paychecks cut by 20 percent here in El Paso? How many are losing their jobs due to military contract cut backs? Take the $45,000. and take 20 percent away and what do you have left is $34,000 before taxes. Then you take the health insurance benefits out at about $8,000 per year and you end up with $26,000 to pay your bills and buy food.
Now if you are with the TSA, Border Patrol, Immigration and the US Military that is really gonna suck. There are members of the military who are married already eligible for food stamps. How many more are going to join their ranks?
How many restaurants can sustain a loss of 20 percent of their customer? How many stores can afford the loss of customers due to their customers inability to purchase their product. How many will no longer be able to pay their full mortgages?
Sounds like you just have far, far too many Texans living off the gov't teat there, JWRussel...

maybe some good ol' northland commen sense and self reliance would do you slackers some good down there...
Marco Rubio hypocrite

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Percentage of Welfare recipients in the U.S. who are white 38.8 %(2nd of all ethnic classes)

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Marco Rubio hypocrite

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Paddy

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JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>SO when some one does the math according to both sides of the coins you say it is poppy cock. Don't you even think it can be possible that you and your are betting that this sequestration is not going to happen and your business will not be affected at all. SO Tell me what happens if neither side comes to their senses in time and the cuts start taking effect?
You don't know anything about math - you're gullible enough to think that the GM bailout was a moneymaker for our treasury.

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