Fed Gov. has 623 Job Openings,despite Obama`s claim that his Sequester will cause thousands to lose their jobs?
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Re. leaked Dept of Agriculture email - Is Obama trying to make the sequester cuts to hurt as much as possible?
..... in hopes that the voters will trash the GOP in "14!" And..... to cause as much harm now so that he (Obama) can "save the country" later via a ruling Dem Congress!
"A leaked email from an Agriculture Department field officer adds fuel to claims President Obama's political strategy is to make the billions in recent federal budget cuts as painful as possible to win the public opinion battle against Republicans.
The email, circulated around Capitol Hill, was sent Monday by Charles Brown, a director at the agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C. He appears to tell his regional team about a response to his recent question on the amount of latitude he has in making cuts.
According to the email, the response came from the Agriculture Department’s budget office and in part states: “However you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”
The response noted that the administration had already told Congress that the APHIS would “eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry” without additional funds.
Arkansas Republican Rep. Tim Griffin said the administration’s response to Brown’s email shows a bid to undermine efforts to replace the cuts, known as sequester, with less onerous ones.
“This email confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the sequester cuts for political gain,” Griffin said in a statement.
Griffin told Fox News on Wednesday that the bosses effectively said “you can’t do anything that is inconsistent with the negative impact that we’ve told everybody these cuts are going to have.”
Under the 2011 deal reached by Obama and Congress, the cuts are supposed to be across the board, meaning government officials have limited flexibility in moving around money.
The administration in recent weeks has made doomsday predictions about the impact of the cuts. And the White House so far has appeared unwilling to accept a Republican offer to give the president more autonomy in making the cuts, covering $85 billion this fiscal year, to help reduce the impact on some of the most essential or hardest-hit programs or agencies.
Some political strategists say the president hopes the cuts hurt enough to compel Republican lawmakers seeking re-election next year to end them by agreeing to more tax increases.
On Sunday, Gene Sperling, the White House’s top economic adviser, suggested Republicans would indeed make this decision."
FOX News 3/6/13 - I know how you libs "hate" FOX, but if this can be proven - it won't make any difference - Obama will be in deep Doo-Doo!
@ Bekin - DITTO - read above!Source(s): Reality Awareness of!
- Anonymous7 years ago
That's not what I find interesting, for something the GOP claimed would not have an impact, there is surely a lot of reshuffling of budgets going on all across the Nation...
A massive House Republican measure to keep the government operating would ease some of the pain of automatic spending cuts slamming the Defense Department, the nation's senior military leaders told Congress on Tuesday.Source(s): http://news.yahoo.com/military-leaders-welcome-hou... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/gop-budge... http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2013/March/Hou...
- bobLv 77 years ago
623 jobs!!!! Many that are not filled because they are not funded, but that is probably beyond the comprehension of the simple conservative mind. WTF does 623 job openings have to do with the estimated 750,000 job losses (BTW, you effing moron, those are not Obama's numbers, but the CBO's) many in the private sector!
EDIT for dip sh*t Toni. The American labor force is about 155 million which even a low IQ conservative should be able to ascertain IS more than 173,000. You probably are confused in that the labor force is often expressed in the number of thousands - which is 155,000 thousand or 155 million.
- Steve OLv 67 years ago
Some jobs are more necessary than the other ones.Pentagon has increased the number of cyber-defense employees by FIVE TIMES.I see nothing wrong with this even when Pentagon is getting jobs cut.
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- Dan L BounLv 77 years ago
I wounded what your argument will be,, in mid, to late May... When everybody starts seeing those jobs, disappear... I'll just bet, the Sequester, wont even enter your mind...
- xpatinasiaLv 77 years ago
It's clear that, since you are a conservative, you have no understanding of what's happening. Your team lost, and America won.
- Anonymous7 years ago
You are not too bright.
- 7 years ago
He said 14,000 teachers would get pink slips and 70,000 kids would not be in Head Start anymore. I find that hard to believe with only a little over a 2% cut. They received 6% more this year than they did last year. This should not be that difficult. Obama is making people suffer to blame republicans. So sick of this pitiful excuse for a president.
- JoshLv 67 years ago
Obama did not invent seven magical Rethuglican crises. They all have the same basic premise: a Democratic president must not be allowed to spend money. Only Repugs can spend money like drunken sailors on shore leave.