posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted by beezzer
They are going to lay off 800,000 people, TSA won't be able to work, borders will go unguarded, meats won't get inspected, EMT's and fire fighters
won't be able to respond, . . . . .
Because the budget only increased by 15 billion.
We have a spending problem.
No we have to work, just give up approximately 186 hours of our time and pay; becuase the only area (and it is an obvious political move) to cut is
For instance, here is something that would probably save some money: I was in the military for 6 years and held and maintained a secret clearance (no
reason for what I did to have a higher one). When I transferred to an Federal agency, they reran my whole security clearance package. Redid
finger-prints, interviews, and other various resources when all they should have done is review my military file and transfer any relevant documents
to the new agency.
Countless other agencies overlap each other in their quest for bigger bureaucracy and to justify their existence, but it is payroll who gets hammered.
Baseline budgeting gets no mention (requesting above what it was the previous year because you overspent the previous year's budget most likely
; in simple terms).
I give it another 5-10 years before it cannot sustain anymore. I am lenient here as a natural contraction will occur but will be resisted (as has
been over the past 20 or so years; bubble-markets are a friend of the Government) until no more.