Thursday Apr. 17, 2014
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$85 billion in cuts from March-September are set to take effect Friday
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By JCW on 02-25-13 @ 9:17 am
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Stop depending on money from the Federal Gov’t and it won’t affect Montana at all.
By jr2jr2000 on 02-25-13 @ 9:31 am
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We could phase out the Departments of Commerce, Energy, and Labor over the next 2 years and
save hundreds of billions.  And no one would even notice these agencies were gone.  Then we
could cut the Dept. of Education in half too,  w/o any consequences, except a bunch of Federal
employees would be laid off.  Thes agencies have become nothing but black holes sucking money
from taxpayers.
By fcb on 02-25-13 @ 11:00 am
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2 percent spending cut of the increase for this year. Not a real cut compared to last year’s
spending.

FedEx cuts spending 4%, packages still delivered. Gov’t cuts 2%, country collapses ?

http://confoundedinterest.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/sequstr.jpg?w=604
By Cris on 02-25-13 @ 11:26 am
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Good point jr2jr2000, federal employees aren’t really people, their jobs aren’t real jobs, and they don’t
pay any taxes, so who cares about them?
By sunrise6 on 02-26-13 @ 8:50 am
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In the big scheme of things this is not a list of crippling cuts. Most of these things should
have been cut anyway.  The real issue as I see it is that half of the national cut is coming
from the Defense Department - in short the troops are being screwed again.  For Montana that is
a big deal giben that Montana tops the list of those joining the service.
By mooseberryinn on 02-26-13 @ 9:34 am
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The first line is the problem.  “The whitehouse compiled the numbers”... If a 2% cut in PROPOSED
SPENDING can cause grave danger, security threats, lay-offs, furloughs, and other massive
collapse, then King Obama’s regime is exceptionally inept in any kind of efficient management.  Oh
wait, we already know they are.  As for the King - he’s out there running around playing the school
yard bully demanding everyone give him their lunch money or he’s going to hurt them.  He is the
worst infestation of evil bacteria America has ever had to suffer.
By Fast on 02-26-13 @ 8:21 pm
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Run hide and under your beds. Same old song just new ears. He He
By GATE on 02-27-13 @ 3:45 pm
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Her we have the Hysteric-In-Chief and his band of Chicken Little Prophets of Doom running around
proclaiming famine and falling planes if a small cut in spending is implemented. Wait until they’re
forced to make some real spending cuts..
By mooseberryinn on 02-28-13 @ 11:08 am
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Ya know, I don’t think King Bully Obumpus would ever make any spending cuts.  It’s not in the
“transformation” program.  He needs to collapse the dollar, and so far he’s on that pretty well.  He
needs to raise energy costs… yup, doing that.  Let’s see, he needs to buy votes and create weak
dependent people.  Yup, good progress there.  So… no spending cuts.  Ya see, the stupid folks are
just gonna love their pails full of dollars to go shopping with.  Imagine, only 20 bucks for a half-gallon
of milk, 10 for a loaf of bread, 5 or so for a soy-burger.  Pity the young folks, they are so scrooood.
By GATE on 02-28-13 @ 3:42 pm
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‘’ He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, til at
length it becomes habitual…....Thomas Jefferson.
By GATE on 03-01-13 @ 6:28 am
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...‘The ‘SEQUESTER JESTERS’....Maxine Waters predicts over 170 Million Jobs Lost!
By mooseberryinn on 03-01-13 @ 3:45 pm
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The revenge of King Obama.  I will hurt you.  You disobeyed my decree to spend.
By waterman on 03-02-13 @ 11:04 am
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Interesting how the dems agreed to this tactic long time and now its the GOP’s fault.

We have all heard of the “Drama Queen”.  Now we have the “Drama King & his jesters”.

Far as I am concerned the dems targeted who the cuts would apply too. Just to make the GOP
look like the bad guys.

Yep, congress is still the same. So where is the news in this story ?
By mooseberryinn on 03-02-13 @ 9:58 pm
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Say thank so much to the self-inflated King Obama.  He will decide who he wants to hurt the most.
By Fast on 03-03-13 @ 8:19 pm
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