The sequester is here.
The federal work force has already been denied cost of living Increases, past, present, and future,, (how many years have they had to deal with this?)
Now to make up for monies the government has overspent, misused, (there has not been a federal budget under the Obama White House, or even during the Pelosi Congress), these good folks are asked to give up one day a week of their pay. That is 20 percent of their paycheck. Is there anyone else who is giving up 20 percent in this country? Is the president? is Congress? Is the White House staff? Are the congressional staffs?
With the position this country is now in, they after all are the cause and affect, and should be the very first to give up their salaries. Especially the President and “his vacations” and fun trips around our country and the world.
I’m sure that federal workers don’t mind sharing a burden, but to be the “scapegoats” of that burden is unconscionable.
It is not only the federal workers but our military who are taking the lion’s share of this burden. This is wrong, members of Congress, wrong. The sequester was the White House’s baby. The sequester “rules” were Congress-enacted.
We must get our out of control budget under control. To do so is a national burden and americans across the board must share that burden, not just certain select groups of Americans.
Party politics must stop in Congress. Talk is cheap, we need action from everyone involved, honest action. The president as usual “talks a good show” but has no substance. Actions speak louder than words.
Where is the leadership in this country?
Making the USA solvent does not mean a few cuts and then more major increases, (as the president intends to do). President obama is rapidly bankrupting our nation, if he hasn’t done so already.
Get to work, Congress. Contrary to most Washington rhetoric, the Republicans have shown they will work with someone who honestly will work with them.
The president and the Senate have not done so, other than mouthing the words “bi-partisan cooperation,” Harry Reid “tables,” or shall we say “drawers” everything that comes to the Senate from the House!
The sequester is here.
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