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Politicians immune from sequestration

James McPherson Norwich

Publication: The Day

Published 07/10/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 07/09/2013 05:51 PM

Isn't it amazing how quickly the government furloughs were initiated. Those affected will lose 20 percent of their pay to save millions, but did anyone stop to consider the effect it would have on the selected government employee's budgets and quality of life?

The private sector doesn't seem to care about the reductions, saying, "At least you have a job."

Don't they realize that with less money earned there will be less pumped into the local economies? People will not buy cars, homes, appliances or clothes, will eat at home and cancel vacations.

Meanwhile, things are as usual in Washington. The president is traveling around the world, vacationing in the most expensive areas he can find, Congress is giving more and more money to other countries, both parties are intent on solving other countries' problems and no one is working on job issues, the budget or the economy.

Due to their ineffectiveness people in the United States are homeless and starving. Next time you vote take a minute and weigh what the candidate you are considering has done for our country.

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If you had to give up 20 percent of your salary for the next 11 weeks, how would you get by?
I'd move my family in with my parents.
2%
I'd give up all my luxuries: dining out, vacations and clothes shopping.
44%
I don't think I'd notice. I don't know what the federal employees are complaining about.
10%
I'm looking forward to an extra day off.
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I'm worried about digging a bigger debt hole.
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