Thursday, May 30, 2013

"So far" being the operative phrase

The Washington Post has a headline today reading "Region feeling little pain so far from sequester's bite".

Yeah... well, considering the the Department of Defense doesn't start taking 20% out of its people's paychecks until June, that's probably true. But it's early days yet to be feeling happy about this thing. A lot of people are going to be in some real pain by September.

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At 3:12 PM, May 30, 2013 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

Officials at Redstone Arsenal announced that something like 15,000 employees will be affected by sequestration. I would hazard a wild guess that most of them voted Republican in the last few elections, and many of them thought sequestration was a nifty idea. Up until now, when the piper's bill is due.

At 3:37 PM, May 30, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I'm convinced the whole thing was driven by the GOP's conviction that Obama was a one-term president. President Romney (or whoever) would have summarily dealt with the whole issue before the deadline hit.

At 3:38 PM, May 30, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

And of course, all those who don't work for the government are going to discover what happens when 15,000 people have 20% less money to spend.

At 8:22 AM, May 31, 2013 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

Absolutely. Federal employment is the engine that drives the Huntsville area. If not for that, Huntsville would be a small, sleepy, poor cotton town. Still voting Republican, of course.


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