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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


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.


1AnotherAverageCitizen(1194 comments)posted 3 years, 5 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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2redeye1(5664 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Let's face it they have been overspending for the last 4 yrs .It's now time to reel in that type of spending. If the sequestor takes place it will only account for just 7 days of spending as of right now. So let it go through and let the chips fall where they may. Its all on Obammyif it happens

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3RTS1416(117 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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4NoBS(2829 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

It's too bad that Congressional and Presidential pay rates won't be affected by this sequestration.

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5papa1(711 comments)posted 3 years, 5 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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6papa1(711 comments)posted 3 years, 5 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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776Ytown(1367 comments)posted 3 years, 5 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


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8papa1(711 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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976Ytown(1367 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

It's an analogy Papa.

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1076Ytown(1367 comments)posted 3 years, 5 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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11HappyBob(360 comments)posted 3 years, 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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12HappyBob(360 comments)posted 3 years, 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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13Sensible(148 comments)posted 3 years, 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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