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Massachusetts will lose 60,000
jobs if Congress enacts
sequestration, report says

Boston Globe, by Tracy Jan and Bryan Bender

Original Article

Posted By:SoCalGal, 2/16/2013 4:41:59 PM

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts will lose more than 60,000 jobs, much of it in the defense industry, and $127 million in federal research funding, harming a critical sector of the state economy, if Congress allows across-the-board spending cuts to go into effect in March, according to a report released Friday by Representative Edward Markey of Malden. The automatic cuts, known in Beltway parlance as “sequestration,” were scheduled to take place in January under a 2011 budget deal to raise the nation’s debt limit, but the crisis was temporarily averted when Congress struck a last-minute

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 2/16/2013 4:44:55 PM     (No. 9180545)

How do you turn a hard-left winger like Mahkey into a right-wing conservative?

Threaten to cut military jobs in his state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/16/2013 4:48:14 PM     (No. 9180549)

Blame Bam Bam boy, he started it!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/16/2013 4:50:15 PM     (No. 9180555)

You hate the military. You always want to cut the military. When you get your way, you scream. If your politicians don´t lose their jobs in the next election, maybe they will be more thoughtful next time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Griz70, 2/16/2013 4:55:50 PM     (No. 9180569)

I wonder how many of those are union jobs?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 2/16/2013 4:56:03 PM     (No. 9180570)

Right on, #2. This was their idea and they are trying to pawn it off on the Republicans. Same with Obama spending trillions of dollars the past four years. He´s pretending he had noting to do with it, that we all have to pull his irons out of the fire and work together.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/16/2013 5:01:48 PM     (No. 9180578)

Notice that they did not mention who came up with this "sequestration" business in the first place, it was Obama and his crew, thinking that they could get the Republicans to wimp out and approve a lot of new tax increases to save the defense establishment from big cuts. Since it appears that the Republicans are not going to wimp out as Obama thought, Obama is now saying that "sequestration" is a " bad idea" without ever letting on that it was his idea in the first place, and of course so far anyway, the liberal Democrat still has Obama´s back.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/16/2013 5:02:40 PM     (No. 9180580)

I can´t imagine there is another state more deserving of this that Massachusetts, who elected the "Indian" to the senate. She is one of the biggest liars of all time, they knew it, every single one of them, and they elected her anyway. I truly hope this happens to these enormous dummies.

If you live there and weren´t part of this travesty and the travesty of Ted Kennedy for 40 or 50 years, then move away. You deserve better.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/16/2013 5:04:39 PM     (No. 9180584)

I don´t believe this figure but even if I did why do you need so many people doing military research when you´re trying to phase the military out in favor of drone and robot warfare??

We´re also being told ta therewill be acute bef and chicken shortages if the sequesters go through.This is all from a tiny slice of government spending being cut.

Obama,who just rung a tax increase out of republicans in the fiscal cliff deal wants more tax increases to address the sequester. This after Walmart posted in worse earnings in 7 years due to the SS tax increase.

Maybe there´s some relief on it´s way from Britain who´s leading an international fight against corporate tax cheats like GE,Google and Facebook.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 2/16/2013 5:06:54 PM     (No. 9180589)

FTA -- The squeeze has already caused scientists trained in Massachusetts to be wooed away by other countries because “they can offer them more money and brand new spanking labs,” Erwin said.

How do I get a job in a spanking lab.

Who did the study. Is the 60,000 jobs over ten years, I assume so. If Markey and the Globe are saying it, I don´t believe it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/16/2013 5:07:31 PM     (No. 9180590)

Not building Keystone cut 60,000 jobs in Texas so the liberals in those blue states can go jump. My condolences to the conservatives that live there.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rolanddd, 2/16/2013 5:10:18 PM     (No. 9180599)

When Fauxcahantas had her first post-election news conference the question was raised "what are your plans to protect defense jobs in the state" and she immediately turned to Gov. Deval Patrick who told her "no, that question´s for you".

That is the level of concern and focus for defense jobs in the commonwealth.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 2/16/2013 5:22:15 PM     (No. 9180612)

Don´t they mean "if OBama fails to compromise?"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lazlototh, 2/16/2013 5:35:23 PM     (No. 9180626)

I don´t particularly want defense spending cut, or to have employees working for defense lose their jobs, but Massachusetts consistently votes in a way that shows it desires both. Bad for the country, so I don´t want it. Bad for lots of good employees, so I don´t want it for them. But Massachusetts as a state has only itself to blame and its politicians should bear the responsibility, even though they won´t.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy, 2/16/2013 5:39:27 PM     (No. 9180631)

Cutting 10% from the defense budget causes this... this is bull....why not cut the congressional staff, do away with the wasted travel, seminars, pay raises, jets to Egypt, aid to Syria, WH million $$$ parties. Of all the things the won has done this has upset more people than anything else. Soooo much gov waste. They must think the American people are stupid.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/16/2013 5:50:00 PM     (No. 9180641)

60,000 jobs just in Massachusetts...this is a drop in the bucket. California has a bunch more and there will be many union jobs too...no time to weep for them, many states will lose many jobs also and the sad part is they will go elsewhere to keep making a living while Obama and his cronies keep cashing their paychecks...maybe this will jar a few of the undecided jerks, the Dems and Liberals when 2014 rolls around as to who did this and Obamacare...the hits will keep on coming. Don´t have far to look, no Republicans touched Obamacare and the Sequester was Obama´s brainstorm...stew while he destroys our research, our Military and soon enough...our country.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 2/16/2013 6:26:24 PM     (No. 9180697)

Land of the Kennedy clan people you have no worry. Obama whom you support stood in front of the whole country and (just like the impeached William Jefferson Clinton (husband of the smartest woman in America)) said there would be NO sequestration and you can take that to the bank. But then he also said there would be no increases in taxes for under $250,000.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/16/2013 6:29:40 PM     (No. 9180699)

It was BHO, who came up with this sequestration, and, as not to be called a racist, I agree with his plan. Let the cuts begin! We must all share in the pain of recovery as he has told us.
I don´t buy it for a second because, if nothing else, it will cause such an uproar from across the Fruited Plains that no pol will feel they can go home, but even if it were true the cuts must start. Yippee Ki Yay. Just sayin.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/16/2013 6:43:12 PM     (No. 9180710)

These Massachusetts Libturds have nothing but contempt for those who serve. Remember "do your lessons or you will end up in Iraq?" No sympathy here.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gesundheit, 2/16/2013 6:45:18 PM     (No. 9180719)

There´s a reason why Obama and the Democrats agreed to the Sequester in 2011:

Because Standard & Poore´s had just cut our bond rating from Triple A to Double A, and S&P and its fellow rating agencies were threatening to cut it further unless our government gave an indication that it was serious about controlling our debt.

Reneging on the Sequester now would prove that our government was not and will not be fiscally responsible as promised, with all the ramifications of such a revelation.

Every investor who bought a U.S. Treasury bond since the Sequester was agreed to bought it on the understanding that the U.S. government would keep its promise to cut spending. If the government does not go through with the Sequester, it will have lied.

And the global investment community does not like being lied to. It´s response will be to demand continually higher interest rates on American bonds until our government proves it can be fiscally responsible, if ever, while the world watches U.S. Treasuries sink into junk-bond status and the U.S. itself into bankruptcy trying to pay off ever-rising interest rates.

But this is too much for Obama to be worrying about when the quality of his golf game is in the balance.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/16/2013 6:47:10 PM     (No. 9180721)

We´re running Trillion$+ deficits every year so the government can keep propping-up the economy in states like Mass. Eventually the gravy train will end.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Scribelus, 2/16/2013 6:55:11 PM     (No. 9180726)

The cesspit of Obamaland. Plenty of room, especially for those in Massachusetts who chose the cessmakers. Schadenfreude.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/16/2013 6:57:49 PM     (No. 9180727)

This couldn´t happen to a more deserving state. Deep deep blue {or blew } Massholes voted this fool into office, now let them live with the consequences.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/16/2013 7:27:47 PM     (No. 9180752)

How nice, a liberal state will now suffer like the other states that liberals have destroyed. Maybe they will wake up to what government does to destroy good hard working people. I hope so.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/16/2013 8:34:31 PM     (No. 9180786)

Don`t worry everyone, there won`t be any cuts. Boehner and McConnell will cave as usual. That`s what they do.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chumley, 2/16/2013 8:38:01 PM     (No. 9180789)

They vote liberal and they talk funny. Who better to bear the brunt of their own policies?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: realrep, 2/16/2013 8:38:19 PM     (No. 9180790)

Don´t worry. The men can get jobs working for Bawney Frank´s friend....out of Bawney´s basement. There´s always job openings there. /s

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Reply 27 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/16/2013 8:41:20 PM     (No. 9180793)

Couldn´t happen to a more leftwing state.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: hummingbirds, 2/16/2013 8:44:16 PM     (No. 9180798)

Reply 2 is correct. Obama started this. This is his baby!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: stonepony, 2/16/2013 8:51:36 PM     (No. 9180803)

in a word ..........good.......hope it does not impact too much on our brave men and women in uniform

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Penney, 2/16/2013 8:56:33 PM     (No. 9180809)

Welcome to the real world, Massachusetts. ...Plus, the entire beltway, ´´Boomtown,´´ gang will also get to experience what they have done to the rest of the country due to their devistating statist dem policies! Their lefty/lib/statist political follies have indeed deemed, ´´CHANGE,´´ upon America the Beautiful.-YIKES!!!

...The lefties just might have second thoughts regarding conjuring up any future disasterous statist spending & deeming policies after they too get a dose of their own pricy, bitter, political correctness.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/16/2013 9:01:15 PM     (No. 9180814)

Serves them right for imposing the traitor that lost the war Kerry on the nation!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: formerNYer, 2/16/2013 9:04:28 PM     (No. 9180816)

good

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Reply 33 - Posted by: tipover, 2/16/2013 9:42:42 PM     (No. 9180828)

The Democrat´s have an out. The House has passed legislation dealing with the sequestration last year and passed it again this year. It just doesn´t have the tax increases the Dems want.

All they need to do is come up with a budget. /s

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Miss Patriot, 2/16/2013 9:47:26 PM     (No. 9180829)

They are playng poker again. Let´s call their bluff. They aren´t worried about the Military. They are worried about Welfare cuts. That´s it They want people Republicans to get all worried and put pressure on our team. Stand Your Ground. Or You are Out Next Election!!!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/16/2013 10:19:24 PM     (No. 9180840)

The voters of the Bay State certainly have inflicted some rotten political types on the rest of us for quite a few decades. As such, I really can´t lose any sleep about anything that might impact them in a hurtful way.

If their current political leaders were to be in charge of planning the original Boston Tea Party, we would all be British subjects today.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Bluebonnet, 2/16/2013 10:51:37 PM     (No. 9180858)

Aha! But the one said if they raised the debt limit in 2011, everything would be okey-dokey! But wait . . . the debt limit needs to be raised again! But wait . . . the one said he´d be open to a smaller deal! But wait . . . is he workin´ the phones negotiating this "smaller deal"?!? No he´s in Fla. taking $1,000 hr golf lessons!

There are good people in MA; please don´t put this on all of them.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/16/2013 10:56:08 PM     (No. 9180861)

Scary, boo-hoo stories every day and every night..
The Republicans BETTER hold firm and I mean it. Make Obama eat this very unpleasant sandwich.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: stonepony, 2/16/2013 11:51:20 PM     (No. 9180891)

#37.......there are good people everywhere. It seems in Mass there are enough of them. Maybe in another year this will go up another 60,000.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/17/2013 12:20:24 AM     (No. 9180910)

Nothing has changed much since 1776.
Ma. was also home to more British rule Tory´s than freedom fighters.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/17/2013 2:52:18 AM     (No. 9180958)

Maybe Mass. should not vote for Indian Squaws.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/17/2013 5:49:50 AM     (No. 9181026)

Boo hoo. Where´s the 60,000? In entitlement programs? If MA doesn´t like sequestration, let them borrow money to pay for it. Besides, all sequestration does is limit the 8% increase in goobermint largesse each and every year. It´s really no cut at all.

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The latest Kentucky poll found that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, is trailing his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes, by 4 percentage points. Forty-six percent of those polled said they would vote for Ms. Grimes, who has campaigned primarily on bringing jobs to Kentucky and raising the minimum wage, while just 42 percent said they would vote for Mr. McConnell, the Courier-Journal reported. “When he says that raising the minimum wage is the last thing he wants to do, Mitch McConnell apparently thinks that over 60 percent of Kentuckians are wrong. Only 32 percent oppose

Obama Tweets Congratulations to
Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 3:09:35 PM     Post Reply
Michael Sam, a University of Missouri defensive lineman and National Football League prospect, revealed on Sunday that he was gay. If drafted, Sam would become the first openly gay professional football player. The announcement prompted a surge of shows of support from his teammates and current NFL players. Even President Barack Obama joined those offering their support on Monday. Taking to his twitter account, the president congratulated Sam on his courage. Joining those offering messages of support for Sam on Monday. “Congratulations on leading the way,” Obama wrote. “That’s real sportsmanship.”

I´m Sorry, But These Teddy Bear
Commercials Are Kinda Creepy

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Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2014 3:06:49 PM     Post Reply
Every year, prior to Valentine’s Day, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. runs ads advising guys that the most romantic thing in the world – the best gift a love-struck guy can give his girl – is a teddy bear. This year’s ad features “Big Hunka Love Bear.” Big Hunka is 4½ feet tall, and the company says he’s “stuffed with more than enough love to last a lifetime.” Hey, giving your girl a cute little teddy bear for Valentine’s Day could be a sweet thing to do. But, it’s the way these ads are put together that cause the creep-out: the girl

Global warming hasn’t stopped, the heat’s
just HIDING deep within the Pacific Ocean,
claim scientists

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 8:42:43 PM     Post Reply
Powerful winds in the Pacific Ocean, which have driven surface heat deep underwater, could be the reason behind the current ‘pause’ in global warming. This is according to a joint Australian and U.S. study which has looked at why there has been a slowdown in the planet’s global average surface temperature over the past decade. Their research shows that trade winds in central and eastern parts of the Pacific have caused warm surface water to sink to the ocean´s depths, reducing the amount of heat in the atmosphere. Last year, scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the pace of

More ObamaCare Delays Won’t Save Dems
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Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S.Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/10/2014 9:40:28 PM     Post Reply
From its inception, the strategy behind the Obama administration’s implementation of ObamaCare has been simple: to frontload the benefits and postpone the pain and costs of this massive government intrusion into the private sector for as long as possible. This deceitful approach enabled President Obama run for reelection in 2012 on the spurious promise of extending insurance coverage to the poor and those with pre-existing conditions without being held accountable for the problems with the law that would only become apparent in his second term. Over the course of the last year, as the president’s signature accomplishment debuted with a

´Cheese artisans´ will feed French premier at
outdoor White House State Dinner, followed
by Mary J. Blige concert – but please, no
dancing: H

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/10/2014 11:51:54 PM     Post Reply
French President Francois Hollande is going stag, but the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to entertain him with a State Dinner full of pomp, circumstance, gourmet eats, and R&B music. [Snip] L´affaire américaine will take place outdoors, in a tent on the South Lawn. Secret Service will have extra protection arrayed along the perimeter of the White House property. Under the tent, White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford will serve up the best of America, with a noted nod to the French. ´This event highlights the talents of our Nation’s cheese artisans,´ the printed program says.

Blue Bell expanding into Vegas
due to popular demand

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Houston Chronicle, by Craig Hlavaty    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 3:25:06 PM     Post Reply
Soon, Texans in Las Vegas will be able to drown their gambling-loss sorrows with a taste of home. Blue Bell Ice Cream has unveiled plans for a distribution center near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. Blue Bell will begin being sold in Las Vegas after March 3, when the operation opens for business. According to Blue Bell reps, they will be offering all the usual flavors to Las Vegans. Why Nevada? Harold Gilson, regional manager for Blue Bell, says that the company received many requests from consumers and grocery store managers to bring the brand to Nevada. "We

Stunning insensitivity from Michelle Obama
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 3:08:05 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama´s lust for luxury has always been a bit of a problem for her husband and Democrats in general. Jetting off to five star resorts with a large entourage has too much dissonance with the rhetoric denouncing inequality currently in favor with the left. But the First Lady has now outdone herself, and because a picture is worth a thousand words, the damage may be a bit more serious than the occasional grumble over designer shoes and livin´ large. After all, millions of Americans are mired in unemployment, underemployment, and hopelessness. So in the face of all this, Michelle

Michelle’s dogs apparently dine on
china and crystal

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/11/2014 10:10:16 AM     Post Reply
Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china. “Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793. One dog appears to be wearing a jeweled necklace. The other is wearing a red ribbon. Obama’s media courtiers applauded the ostentatious display of canine luxury


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