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Ohio would feel severe pain from automatic budget cuts Friday, White House argues



Published: Sun, February 24, 2013 @ 9:00 p.m.

Ohio would feel severe pain from automatic budget cuts Friday, White House argues

Staff report

Youngstown

If Congress fails to approve a deficit-reduction plan by Friday, a series of automatic cuts, or a sequester, could have a drastic effect on the lives of many Ohioans, the White House says.

On Sunday night, The White House released a state-by-state analysis of how a sequester would negatively impact states and their residents.

“House Republicans recognize the harmful effects of the sweeping cuts in President Obama’s sequester,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, who represents parts of the Mahoning Valley.

“The president’s sequester will have very detrimental effects on Ohioans, America’s military, and our national security.”

The White House projections lists an array of cuts in funding and programs affecting education, the military, senior citizens and many others.

See the full story with the complete list of cuts Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Speaker Boehner publicly supported the sequestration before the president signed it into law. The Daily Beast recently dug up a PowerPoint presentation sent out from Boehner’s office to the Capitol Hill GOP on July 31, 2011, laying out support for the sequester

This sequester is all of them. President Obama, House, and Senate.

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2Mikey(11 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

“House Republicans recognize the harmful effects of the sweeping cuts in President Obama’s sequester,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, who represents parts of the Mahoning Valley.

For the record, Bill Johnson voted for the sequester. Now he is calling it " President Obama's sequester."

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3RTS1416(117 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Spending cuts MUST be made. If this is how it has to take place then so be it.

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4gdog4766(1401 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

To citizen and Mikey, look guys your wasting your breath. Facts and truth are wasted on these rescumlicans. As I pointed out these people claim to want a hands off small government. Then come on and blame Obama for not controlling gas prices. Give it up. Lying is their main tool. Remember the campaign, Romeny when confronted with the lying ad about Obama selling jeep to China didn't bat an eye. He didn't care at all that he was caught in one of several blatant lies. It's how they function.

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5zz3(921 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

This is is the only way you can keep these idiots from spending OUR money folks. I just can't believe the american people anymore how complacent they have become while the gov't runs over you and takes you over!!!! They don't talk about the useless programs they can cut they just want you to believe that they have to start in the areas that scare common people!!! This cut is just a drop in the bucket actually but exaggerated because it will affect special interest groups worried their programs will be cut. You can't run a household with their budget ideas so what makes you think you can run gov't like that get real. Stand up demand cuts of the BS, and have Obama Hussain stay away from our military hes done enough damage already

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6Ianacek(887 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

It's funny how when they increased budgets charging it on the card , the programs had no shortage of fathers . They had no trouble jointly kicking the can down the road .

As a matter of fact , they have just done that again by raising the debt ceiling , with Sherrrod Browns support .

See-castration would so unpleasant . Far more entertaining to watch the posturing in Washington . Who was it that said politics is theatre in drag ?

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7papa1(638 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

the repubs talk about how obama already got his tax raises on the rich. they're liars. obama didn't raise taxes on the rich, he let the bush tax cut expire just like it was suppose to. he even extended it one year. the 2% tax cut for working people came from their fica tax which contributes to social security, and now that the cut was ended obama is accused of raising taxes. the repubs lie about everything. boehner said he was happy about the sequester saying, "i got 98% of what i wanted, i'm pretty happy", and now he calls it obamatration. he's sickening and can't control the teabagger freaks on the far right. all the repubs need is for just one leader to step up but no one will. they let traitors and miscreants like savage, beck, and limbaugh continue their vitriol and spread their hateful lies.

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8papa1(638 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

here's a thought, how about we get wall street involved in this lates crisis? not one wall street criminal went to prison after almost sending our country into a depression. right now wall street is enjoying historic highs. ed shultz suggested a transaction tax on wall street and i think it would be great. why shouldn't the ones who contributed the most to our situation today help get us out of it?

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976Ytown(1207 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Start with cuts to government waste. 10% can be painlessly cut from the budget without even being noticed. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Article...

Next, we look at where the money is going and what common sense things we can do to protect our future. http://www.heritage.org/research/repo...

People need to remember that we are operating a a mind-boggling trillion dollar deficit each year. A trillion is such a big number that it's hard to wrap your mind around.

There are 1000 MILLIONS in a billion
There are 1000 BILLIONS in a trillion
There are one MILLION MILLIONS in a trillion

We are spending 11 billion dollars per DAY. So they're trying to create panic by saying the sequester will cut $85.4 billion from the budget. So, let me get my calculator and do the math. Let's see . . . $85.4 billion divided by 11 (billion) equals 7.76 days of government spending.

Let’s take a look at fiscal year 2013′s projected numbers:

U.S. tax revenue requested: $2,900,000,000,000
Federal budget: $3,800,000,000,000
New debt (low estimate): $900,000,000,000
National debt: $16,443,000,000,000
Recent budget cuts: $15,000,000,000
Outstanding debt liabilities: $86,800,000,000,000

Now if you picture these numbers like a household budget by removing 8 zeroes, you’d get the numbers below:

Annual family income: $29,000
Family spending: $38,000
New debt in 2013: $9,000
Credit card debt: $164,430
Mortgage (on the future): $868,000
Cutting expenses: $150

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

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10papa1(638 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

this is apples and oranges. this is not even close to a household budget. please!!

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1176Ytown(1207 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

It's an analogy Papa.

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1276Ytown(1207 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Just proves how out of touch the government is in relation to spending.

Americans know that you cannot borrow your way out of debt. We can't force our employer to give us a raise so what do we do when money is tight? We cut spending on frivolous things. We plan a budget. People don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan. Putting our head in the sand and pretending that we have money when we don't only escalates the problem.

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13zz3(921 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Its sad but were being lulled to sleep by this "transparent" administration to be more like Obamas dream of being like the middle east, all depending on gov't!! Anyone else lets face it would have been impeached but these people don't even have to answer or explain anything. Amazing and scary that this continues

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14zz3(921 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Hey good news Obama Hussein is sending Syria 60M. Now that makes sense how else can terrorists fund actions against us, it would be a hardship!!! You gotta be kidding me. We need to impeach him we just can't have a muslum as president especially with his church upbringing and hate for America. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! kEEP THE MONEY HERE AND LET THE MIDDLE EAST SUPPORT THEMSELVES!!!

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15HappyBob(285 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I am always amused with I hear people trying to compare the budget process of a family to the federal government.

In most families the children don't get any say in how the family money is spent. That's not the case with the federal government.

In the Federal government the "kids" (who are more concerned with the things that they want) control how money is spent.

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16Gman(46 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

HappyBob,
"... I am always amused with I hear people trying to compare the budget process of a family to the federal government.

In most families the children don't get any say in how the family money is spent. That's not the case with the federal government.
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In the Federal government the "kids" (who are more concerned with the things that they want) control how money is spent...."
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I do not see it your way.
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Situation 1 = Employer & Employee relationship
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The tax payers are the employers of the Government employees. The Congress and White House are our employees. But these employees get vote themselves raises and they can borrow money that becomes OUR CHILDREN'S debt!
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Situation 2 = Adult & Children (family relationship
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The Congress should be acting like responsible Mothers and Fathers since they control the Federal Income and Federal Spending. But instead of spending the money wisely on their children (voters / us) they each bribe their favorite children with over-spending and borrowed money so that they (Congress) can remain in control as the parents of the USA.
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The over-spending has become legalized campaign bribery so they to can get re-elected.
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Congress has gotten too many individuals "addicted" to the "FREE" handouts that they have been actually borrowing from our children and future grand-children. Congress is over-spending by 40%. And they have been over-spending (bribing) the voters for decades. TODAY is a good day to start reducing the over-spending! Or don't your care about your children ?
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17HappyBob(285 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Actually you do "see it my way", specifically in your second scenerio.

Congress should be the responsible "leaders of the nation" or in your family situation analogy, "the Mothers and Fathers".
Instead Congress has become "addicted to free handouts", they have become addicted pleasing their party and special interests to be reelected. They have acted more like the immature, unruly children then the leaders they were elected to be.

As far as spending is concerned, one only has to keep one rule in mind: The Congress appropriates and authorizes spending. All appropriation legislation begins in the House.

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18Sensible(118 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

“The sequester will have very detrimental effects on Ohioans, America’s military, and our national security.” Quoth Bill Johnson who voted in favor of the sequester.

Thanks Bill !

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19zz3(921 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Obama is our only security risk

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20Gman(46 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

@76Ytown,
I really like your analogy to a Household Budget ...

Annual family income: $29,000
Family spending: $38,000
New debt in 2013: $9,000
Credit card debt: $164,430
Mortgage (on the future): $868,000
Cutting expenses: $150

Wow, those are some scary numbers !!! Most people who earn $29,000 cannot even get that deep into debt even if the tried. The only difference is ...
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WE can't print more Monopoly Money like the FED does, to cover our debts.

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