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Fifty-Two-Eighty 1
Actually, the sequester doesn't take effect until March 27th, so they have a bit more time to deal with this than the media would have us believe.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on February 20, 2013 at 6:36 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 3
@2, such bold statements from someone without the guts to register their account on Slog.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on February 20, 2013 at 6:57 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 4
i, for one, am petrified that our "readiness" could be compromised. you mean we wouldn't be able to instantly start a second war? it might take a week longer? maybe even a MONTH?

however will our Freedom be defended?

unless... there was a well-regulated militia ready to jump into action...
Posted by Max Solomon on February 20, 2013 at 7:08 AM · Report this
Lew Siffer 5
If letting it happen is the only way to begin to trim the massive defense bloat I am for it.
Posted by Lew Siffer on February 20, 2013 at 7:12 AM · Report this
@2, it's just the stranger staff bulking up one is really that dumb and entitled right?
Posted by Foonken2 on February 20, 2013 at 7:16 AM · Report this
March 27 would be a short time for a functional congress to clean up a mess this big.

Posted by david on February 20, 2013 at 7:23 AM · Report this
@2 - go back to watching Fox news. Yawn.

The sequester is gonna happen, so here's my question - why do you think Obama is stumping for it and issuing such dire warnings? If the strategy is to make sure the GOP owns the sequester and pays for it in the next election . . . that sounds a little bit like the GOP trying to screw the ecomomy for the past two years and hang it on Obama's neck. Seems kind of risky if it's not the catastrophe he's making it out to be.

Posted by kalel80806 on February 20, 2013 at 7:29 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 9
#2 Like Will Rogers said, "it's a good thing we don't get the Government we pay for."
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on February 20, 2013 at 7:36 AM · Report this
GlibReaper 10
Must we all have to use poor grammar now? Sequestration is something that happens: A sequester sounds like a Viking.
Posted by GlibReaper on February 20, 2013 at 7:38 AM · Report this
Doctor Memory 11
@5 more or less nails it. You mean all we have to do is sweet fuck all and as a reward we get the first major cut to the Pentagon's bloated budget since the early 90s? This is the best game ever! More speeches, Senators!
Posted by Doctor Memory on February 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM · Report this
@2 Um, Red State areas wouldn't have anything if Blue State areas didn't pay for it.

You're welcome to give us OUR money back so you can have the non-working non-government with non-services that you want.

Posted by floater on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM · Report this
T 13
If this is how we get the rubes like @2 to see how much they actually need the government and admit that the myth of trickle-down is just that, then let's do this thing.
Posted by T on February 20, 2013 at 9:23 AM · Report this
Knat 14
If Obama is making speeches about the importance of avoiding this manufactured crisis, it will only make him and the Dems look that much better when it happens and all the red states start to suffer because their elected officials put ideology before constituents, right? I guess that assumes a big leap in logic in that voters in red states will use logic to see who screwed them, a rare feat in red states.
Posted by Knat on February 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM · Report this

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