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U.S. representatives address sequester

House passes bill to fund government through fiscal year

March 7, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Officials representing local federal government operations are expecting to have to make job cuts and the processing time for people who rely on these services to increase....

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denver

Mar-07-13 5:56 AM

Thank you, you do nothing congress! Apparently they don't think their approval rating is low enough.

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Frank99

Mar-07-13 6:58 AM

A plutocracy does not need an approval rating.

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Harleyrider

Mar-07-13 12:20 PM

Here is a huge newsflash, THE SEQUESTER IS NOT A CUT!!! Spending will and has increased. The only "cut" is in the percentage of the increase. All this doom and gloom is just plain ol' nonsense. The amount that this saves is a mere 3%. In the grand scheme of things, it is nothing.

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AaronS

Mar-07-13 3:55 PM

Poppycock!!! Anyone claiming the sequester is causing a disruption in services is ignoring the fact that the only reason there is a disruption is because of the Executive branch. The US will spend $3,900,000,000,000.00 this year alone. Almost $1,000,000,000,000.00 of that comes from increases to annual spending brought on by Obama's stimulus package, much of which falls under discretionary spending. Officials were mailing out checks, answering phones and greeting people BEFORE the increase so the only reason those services cannot continue is if the Executive branch doesn’t want them to continue. The only think I wonder is how long Nancy-pants are going to continue to believe the gloom and doom being spouted from Washington daily. Follow the lead of the stock market and understand that spending cuts are a good thing.

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AaronS

Mar-07-13 3:55 PM

Poppycock!!! Anyone claiming the sequester is causing a disruption in services is ignoring the fact that the only reason there is a disruption is because of the Executive branch. The US will spend $3,900,000,000,000.00 this year alone. Almost $1,000,000,000,000.00 of that comes from increases to annual spending brought on by Obama's stimulus package, much of which falls under discretionary spending. Officials were mailing out checks, answering phones and greeting people BEFORE the increase so the only reason those services cannot continue is if the Executive branch doesn’t want them to continue. The only think I wonder is how long Nancy-pants are going to continue to believe the gloom and doom being spouted from Washington daily. Follow the lead of the stock market and understand that spending cuts are a good thing.

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Harleyrider

Mar-07-13 4:48 PM

AaronS, these are NOT spending cuts. Spending is increasing. The only "cut" is the amount of the increase. Nowhere on the planet, except in Washington could an increase be deemed a cut.

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Suttle

Mar-07-13 11:27 PM

The ironic issue is that "sequester" is a totally made up crisis that is going to hurt thousands of Americans and their families without cause. Only Congress could create such economic evil that serves no purpose. It is time for the Republican Party to accept the results of the Presidential Election and get on with the business of running the richest country in the world. The "Party of No" must accept the reality that a black man has been elected President of these United States (twice)...by a large margine. Now is the time for our elected leaders to be true statesmen and put their differences aside by developing an economic program that will not only balance the national budget but put our economy back on track building a stronger and larger middle class.

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Harleyrider

Mar-07-13 11:46 PM

Suttle, are you really that uninformed on this issue. This is a creation of the Administration, not Congress. I suggest you read up on what Bob Woodward has wrote on this and check out factcheck dot org. After you do that, then come back.

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denver

Mar-08-13 6:22 PM

Well said "Suttle"

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