The Human Costs of Sequester

The Human Costs of Sequester

There are 37 comments on the www.thenation.com story from Feb 26, 2013, titled The Human Costs of Sequester. In it, www.thenation.com reports that:

The media is going sequester 24-7. Anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to the across-the-board spending cuts about to hit this Friday is about to have little choice. The brouhaha about the austerity bomb is drowning out any attention to what is actually going on in the economy—which is supposedly the point of the whole debate.

The stark reality is the economy is still in trouble and Americans are still hurting. The economy contracted last quarter, even before Americans got hit with the end of the payroll tax holiday, which will take $1,000 out of the typical family’s annual paycheck.

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duh

Abilene, TX

#1 Feb 26, 2013
sheep dont care! lead them to the slaughter, they dont care! sheeeeeeeep!

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#2 Feb 26, 2013
But, but, but, were we not told that those making under $250k/yr would not go up 1 dime?

SURPRISE!

And all of the Obama apologists can now make excuses. On my my mark..........Go.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#3 Feb 26, 2013
The hard truth is that neither party cares about American workers. The dems were taken over by wealthy elitists long ago. The dlc might as well be a gop lobbying group. The only way American workers will get their fair share is if they take it by force!
Bob Lewis

AOL

#4 Feb 26, 2013
What a shame that the Prez didn't keep his word after the Repubs agreed to the tax increase in at the end of last year.
Will anyone trust Obama again? Or, will he continue to "move the goal posts" every time he fails to keep his promises?

If ONLY obama had been a man of his word.
How sad for our children. How sad for us all.
itty bitty bitch

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Obama created the sequester HIMSELF! Now he's using it to threaten the Congress and panic the public. He is blackmailing the nation. SHAME!
idiots united

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Feb 26, 2013
Whats money worth nowadays? A fewe dunks a fewe bats a few putts a few wise cracks a few read of teleprompter over cameras and so on and so forth. Gee hah hahhh! Give em quadrillions and they arer never going to know the difference. Human are hopelessly idiots. Whoaaaa! Bwahahahahahhh!~
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#7 Feb 26, 2013
Wheres Obama flock to come in and spin this for him.
let hate gogo

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#8 Feb 26, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
But, but, but, were we not told that those making under $250k/yr would not go up 1 dime?
SURPRISE!
And all of the Obama apologists can now make excuses. On my my mark..........Go.
Kahokee! do U know what"s Mr_Bills! think of da word (Requestor vs. Sequester);-000h, hate wen already!;-00
let hate gogo

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Feb 26, 2013
Dr. Bill_phd! now U already knew the Seeequester HD?!!!;-000
NBC

Hazen, ND

#10 Feb 26, 2013
In no way what so ever is this Obama's fault, he knew nothing about it. Bush did it. Move on.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#11 Feb 26, 2013
This one's going to take some serious spin.
O-bots unite!
CBS

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#12 Feb 26, 2013
NBC wrote:
In no way what so ever is this Obama's fault, he knew nothing about it. Bush did it. Move on.
U sure?!!!;-000
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#13 Feb 26, 2013
The payroll tax holiday wasnt a reduction of income taxes. I was a reduction in the amount of social security witheld from the paycheck. It reduced the rate from about 7% to 4%. As a result it caused a social security shortfall. the social security fund ran in the red in 2011. in 2011 the social security paid out more than it took in. Why Reduce social security revenues just as the very first wave,s of great numbers of baby boomers are just starting to retire? That,s a very stupid thing for the goverment to do. I believe its a good thingthe payroll tax holiday did expire.
Dane Thorsen

AOL

#14 Feb 26, 2013
Give POTUS some credit. He knew all about the consequences of the Sequester when he signed it into law in '11. Trust in The Obama. Only HE is the truth and the light.
Bee hoppee

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#15 Feb 26, 2013
RustyS wrote:
This one's going to take some serious spin.
O-bots unite!
U knighted?!!!;) Rusty! not dat mad?;)
Obamastein

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Feb 26, 2013
Boo hoo hoo. Obama created the sequester. He should fix his boo-boo and quit crying like a little baby.
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#17 Feb 26, 2013
I wonder if The Nation plans on doing a story about the human cost of a 16-20 trillion national debt?OK.Dont hold your breath.
DanielGagnon

Milton, FL

#18 Feb 26, 2013
duh wrote:
sheep dont care! lead them to the slaughter, they dont care! sheeeeeeeep!
That's correct. Sheep don't care about an $85 billion
cut in spending increases.
The President and HIS sheep need to learn to
stop automatic increases and live within their means.
The beast of the Federal government will never starve.
Cquester

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#19 Feb 26, 2013
here U all again!! NCAA play off starting yet?????
;-000

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#20 Feb 26, 2013
What happened to Debt ceiling? Fiscal cliff ?....Is Sequester a new term, to explain why the mutant republicans can't govern, as lond as President Blackula is in office?

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