The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Obama Administration and Sequester Breakdown (State-by-State)

President Obama and his economic team have proactively revisited the looming fiscal "sequester". The last proposal to House speaker Boehner was met with continued posturing in effort to place total blame for the issue on the resident.  As with any rational leadership recognition of the issue and  its critical om our fragile economy, needs continued efforts to move towards resolution.  If you recall we received reports last week that President Obama called both Boehner and McConnell.  It is duly noted,  we are not seeing like efforts to resolve the sequester from Republicans in Congress.

Multiple news sources are reporting the release of a detailed state-by-state breakdown of the effect of a fully enacted sequester.  The details look dire.  For those who do not feel the march sequester date is a jump-off point for fiscal collapse (Albeit temporary), my unqualified mind tells me, "Who the hell knows the truth and full impact." Have we been at this point in the past? The answer is "no."  We are not confident of any theory, theorem, posit, or opinion.  The bottom-line is, why do we have to go there at all?

WASHINGTON -- It's looking increasingly like the government is about to impose on itself $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts. So as part of its strategy to pressure Republicans into accepting new revenues as part of a deal to prevent the sequester from taking effect, the White House released new reports on Sunday that outline the ugly effects those cuts would have in individual states.
Each state's report is linked below. But Jason Furman, principal deputy director of the White House's National Economic Council, pulled out some state-specific examples of the ways the cuts will hurt education, national defense, public health and the economy.
In Ohio, 350 teacher and teacher-aide jobs are at risk, which means 43,000 fewer students will be served, Furman said on a Sunday conference call with reporters. In Virginia, 90,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed. About 4,180 fewer children in Georgia would get vaccines and, in Kentucky, 400 fewer victims of domestic violence would end up being served.
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The state by state breakdown of deficit cuts are as follows (States are reported as posted on Huffington Post)

2. Alaska
10. Florida
11. Georgia
12. Hawaii
13. Idaho
15. Indiana
16. Iowa
17. Kansas
20. Maine
27. Montana
29. Nevada
36. Ohio
38. Oregon
44. Texas
45. Utah
46. Vermont
51. Wyoming

Additional news source:  USA Today

Why would you place one bit of fiscal faith in the GOP. 

If we forget the past we are doomed to relive it!

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