Republican Budget cuts will cost 1 million Americans their jobs

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    "So be it."

    That was House Speaker John Boehner's cold answer when asked Tuesday about job losses that would come from his new Republican majority's plans to cut tens of billions of dollars in government spending this year.

    "Do you have any sort of estimate on how many jobs will be lost through this?" Pacifica Radio's Leigh Ann Caldwell inquired at a news conference just before the House began its debate on the cuts.

    Boehner stood firm in his polished tassel loafers. "Since President Obama has taken office the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs, and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it," he said.

    "Do you have any estimate of how many will?" Caldwell pressed. "And won't that negatively impact the economy?"

    "I do not," Boehner replied, moving to the next questioner.

    Well, Mr. Speaker, I do. I checked with budget expert Scott Lilly of the Center for American Progress, and, using the usual multipliers, he calculated that the cuts - a net of $59 billion in the last half of fiscal 2011 - would lead to the loss of 650,000 government jobs, and the indirect loss of 325,000 more jobs as fewer government workers travel and buy things. That's nearly 1 million jobs - possibly enough to tip the economy back into recession.

    So be it?

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    Well then I guess we should just keep spending 1.5 Trillion dollars a year more than we take in. So they can keep their Jobs.
     
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    Dreadnaught1968 Oh crap!

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    Funny how Dims scream about job losses, and then also want cuts in military spending.

    What do you think cuts in military spending will do?
     
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    Yea Einstein...let's put a million people in the employments line, and instead of having them be productive taxpayers, we'll put them on the public dole...fucking BRILLIANT!

    Why should Americans worry about corporations outsourcing jobs, when we have a party in this country that will just OUT the door jobs.
     
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    The DC whores moved 14,000 US factories overseas via the "American Jobs Creation Act" by using tax breaks to outsource US jobs. Now the DC whores expect US taxpayers to pay about $1m/job like the stimulus scam. Borrow from the Chinese, add it to the Debt, and now pay interest on it too.
    Obama fucked-up when he caved on extending the Bush tax-cuts another 2-years. Now he has to deal with the deficit first.
     
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    bleeding heart liberals... crap...
     
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    We won.

    Get over it.
     
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    bleeding heart liberals... crap... (that was for my dad who was a captain of american industry in the 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's and 90's) there were a lot of people men and woman, who could have been president that took care of all the important business of the day.
     
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    End welfare for corporations.

    The Defense Department awarded billions of dollars worth of contracts between 2007 and 2009 to companies accused of defrauding the Pentagon, according to a preliminary report.

    According to the report by the Pentagon's office of the undersecretary for acquisition, between 2007 and 2009:

    • $682.1 million in contracts were awarded to 30 Defense contractors who had been convicted of criminal fraud, resulting in judgments including fines, restitution, suspensions or debarments.

    • $280 billion in contracts were awarded to 91 contractors who had incurred civil judgments, and 120 contractors who had settled charges of fraud.

    • $992.5 million in contracts were awarded to 43 contractors who had been suspended from contracting with the Pentagon. They were awarded more than $3.8 million while they were suspended.

    • $4 billion in contracts were awarded to 164 contractors who had been debarred. They received $15 million in contracts after they were debarred.

    Report: DoD awarded billions to firms despite fraud - FederalTimes.com
     
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    Sooooo... when were you officially declared insane?
     

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