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    Fewer FBI agents, fighter jets from 2014 cuts

    By Jennifer Liberto @CNNMoney October 31, 2013: 7:15 AM ET

    These are just some of the consequences of budget cuts that government agencies are predicting could happen next year.
    In mid-January, another round of bone-deep cuts are scheduled to be rolled out. They are part of the sequester, or spending cuts that went into effect in March and will last through the year 2022.

    "What we're going to see is really tough decisions, really cutting into the bone of programs," said Scott Klinger, director of revenue and spending policies at the Center for Effective Government, a budget watchdog group. "The belt tightening, the deferred maintenance, the tapping of rainy day funds -- it's all been done already."

    A group of lawmakers met on Wednesday to begin talks about funding the rest of the 2014 fiscal year through September, and the panel could recommend ways to replace the sequester or mitigate its hit. The panel meets again in two weeks.
    Government braces for new 2014 cuts - Oct. 31, 2013

    Well, let's see what happens. My guess is that the right will be fine with the cuts at the FBI until something happens. Then, rather than raise revenues to pay for the agents needed, they'll try to pass a bullshit law "exempting" the FBI from furloughs and budget cuts. The right is already whining about cuts to the DOD...but it isn't hurting them badly enough to make them want to deal.
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    Fewer FBI agents = good thing.

    Fewer fighter jets = good thing.

    Fewer Democrats would be an even better thing, but well, ya can't have everything.

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    But didn't everyone want cuts in defense? I thought the complaint was we didn't need anymore fighter jets or tanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    But didn't everyone want cuts in defense? I thought the complaint was we didn't need anymore fighter jets or tanks?
    Well, no...not everyone wanted cuts in defense. Remember, the vast majority of "defense jobs" (in the MIC) occur in red states. Remember the fight over the second F-35 engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsqtr View Post
    Fewer FBI agents = good thing.

    Fewer fighter jets = good thing.

    Fewer Democrats would be an even better thing, but well, ya can't have everything.

    More partisan drivel from the master of partisan drivel.

    You'll applaud these things right up until something bad happens...then you'll advance some nonsensical, borderline delusional, conspiracy theory about how Obama somehow planned these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    By Jennifer Liberto @CNNMoney October 31, 2013: 7:15 AM ET

    These are just some of the consequences of budget cuts that government agencies are predicting could happen next year.
    In mid-January, another round of bone-deep cuts are scheduled to be rolled out. They are part of the sequester, or spending cuts that went into effect in March and will last through the year 2022.

    "What we're going to see is really tough decisions, really cutting into the bone of programs," said Scott Klinger, director of revenue and spending policies at the Center for Effective Government, a budget watchdog group. "The belt tightening, the deferred maintenance, the tapping of rainy day funds -- it's all been done already."

    A group of lawmakers met on Wednesday to begin talks about funding the rest of the 2014 fiscal year through September, and the panel could recommend ways to replace the sequester or mitigate its hit. The panel meets again in two weeks.
    Government braces for new 2014 cuts - Oct. 31, 2013

    Well, let's see what happens. My guess is that the right will be fine with the cuts at the FBI until something happens. Then, rather than raise revenues to pay for the agents needed, they'll try to pass a bullshit law "exempting" the FBI from furloughs and budget cuts. The right is already whining about cuts to the DOD...but it isn't hurting them badly enough to make them want to deal.

    These are good things.

    Why are you bitching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    More partisan drivel from the master of partisan drivel.

    You'll applaud these things right up until something bad happens...then you'll advance some nonsensical, borderline delusional, conspiracy theory about how Obama somehow planned these things.

    Dismissed.
    Bait thread didn't work out like you wanted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    Well, no...not everyone wanted cuts in defense. Remember, the vast majority of "defense jobs" (in the MIC) occur in red states. Remember the fight over the second F-35 engine?
    We all know how Barbara Boxer fought to the death for the F35 and the C17 because they benefited her district. CA and MA have huge defense industries. Ted Kennedy was notorious for defending the bloated MIC in his state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    We all know how Barbara Boxer fought to the death for the F35 and the C17 because they benefited her district. CA and MA have huge defense industries. Ted Kennedy was notorious for defending the bloated MIC in his state.
    And I didn't say that no defense contractors worked in blue states. I said that the vast majority occur in red states.
    That's because they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    By Jennifer Liberto @CNNMoney October 31, 2013: 7:15 AM ET

    These are just some of the consequences of budget cuts that government agencies are predicting could happen next year.
    In mid-January, another round of bone-deep cuts are scheduled to be rolled out. They are part of the sequester, or spending cuts that went into effect in March and will last through the year 2022.

    "What we're going to see is really tough decisions, really cutting into the bone of programs," said Scott Klinger, director of revenue and spending policies at the Center for Effective Government, a budget watchdog group. "The belt tightening, the deferred maintenance, the tapping of rainy day funds -- it's all been done already."

    A group of lawmakers met on Wednesday to begin talks about funding the rest of the 2014 fiscal year through September, and the panel could recommend ways to replace the sequester or mitigate its hit. The panel meets again in two weeks.
    Government braces for new 2014 cuts - Oct. 31, 2013

    Well, let's see what happens. My guess is that the right will be fine with the cuts at the FBI until something happens. Then, rather than raise revenues to pay for the agents needed, they'll try to pass a bullshit law "exempting" the FBI from furloughs and budget cuts. The right is already whining about cuts to the DOD...but it isn't hurting them badly enough to make them want to deal.
    We can thank the Tea Party gebonees for the reduction in national and public safety.
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