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  •  We have a friend who works for the forestry (5+ / 0-)

    service who's being furloughed. The employees affected will take a 20% loss in their paychecks. It sucks!

    •  20% pay cut so (10+ / 0-)

      rich motherfuckers can keep a corporate tax loophole for jets so they don't have to stand in line with commoners at the airports.

      Politicians should have been terrified to try this, but they long ago stopped fearing the people.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:11:18 PM PST

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      •  Bingo (2+ / 0-)
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        Most government agencies and employes do work for the greater good.   When the small airports close and those corporate jets have no place to land, those corporate donars will start screaming. That's what will prompt congress to act

      •  No.. those rich f*cks got their tax increase (0+ / 0-)

        2 months ago.  The sequester cuts were supposed to be dealt with then, but Congress and the President just put them off.  And, in doing so compressed the amount of time in which those cuts needed to be done.

    •  Yet, the Forest Service is hiring.. (0+ / 0-)

      As is Homeland Security, Immigration and the US Mint.

      Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place: 400 jobs posted on first day back

      The sequester cuts are now officially in place, but many government agencies appear to be hiring freely anyway.

      The U.S. Forest Service on Monday posted help-wanted ads for a few good men and women to work as “recreation aides” this summer, the Internal Revenue Service advertised for an office secretary in Maryland, the U.S. Mint wanted 24 people to help press coins, and the Agriculture Department said it needs three “insect production workers” to help grow bollworms in Phoenix.

      At a time when nearly all of those agencies are contemplating furloughs, the help-wanted ads raised questions about how agencies should decide between saving through attrition or letting people go.
      The Obama Administration is making sure these cuts hurt the most people in the most visible way.  These cuts, if done sensibly would hardly be noticed.

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