Business Week on Sequester Cuts: Coast Guard

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  1. BruceRTalbot

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    This is exactly why no intelligent person would agree to some across the board hostage taking budgeting technique called sequestration. Of course the words intelligent and Congress should not be used in the same sentence.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It's because Congress has not taken a single step to correct their overspending. At some point you just say "no more"....and if you haven't controlled spending in a long time... it's going to be painful.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I disagree with Carlos Diaz's quote as well, budget cuts affect resourcing which affects the material readiness of any number of assets. Broken ships don't save people.

    Carlos is wrong (but he's also a civilian and has never had to work on a broken down operational cutter/boat/airframe).
     
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    LITS, my guess is that we're gonna start seeing a series of "mini extensions" on the sequestration deadline in the coming months that will make us all want to projectile vomit.
     
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    I have to ask, when was the last time the budget was approved? I can't remember the last time it has been approved. 3 yrs? What would make anyone believe they won't play the deadline for this issue the same way?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    A budget from the Senate? 4-5 years I think. Pathetic. If they EVER extended the deadline it would be a clear indication that nothing was ever going to be fixed.
     
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    We the people, collectively" are the problem. We keep sending people back that don't/won't do their job. Individually most members of Congress are good people but collectively they are an embarrassment. I believe they will continue to be so by kicking the can down the road a bit.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    We're a bigger problem than just who we vote for (of course, no one I voted for won anyway... thanks Virginia)... just look at the debt individuals carry. No wonder we don't hold the federal government accountable, we don't hold ourselves accountable (on a side note, I'm debt free, and I run a surplus).
     

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