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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:39 PM

Have been babysitting - what is sequestration?

I've been partially glued to the teevee for a week or so but haven't watched much today and all they are talking about is sequestration.

What the hell is that?

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:42 PM

1. Ain't nothin'...all talk. bullshit talk from both sides of the aisle. big steaming pile of 'shit'

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. Oh, the kid finally fell asleep (was supposed to happen at 8 pm ;))

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:44 PM

3. it is the cuts to the Federal Budget

that were part of the deal made to increase the debt limit. Automatic cuts were scheduled in both defense and social services spending unless the supercommittee came up with a plan. Since they failed, the automatic cuts were supposed to happen on January 1st. That is the spending side of the so-called "fiscal cliff".

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:46 PM

7. What does that have to do with a jury? nt

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:44 PM

4. BTW...Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:47 PM

8. And the same to you Dear one...

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:44 PM

5. It's like going to babysit for a couple

that used to pay you $100 for the night but can now only afford to give you $80. In addition you have to accept it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_sequestration

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:49 PM

9. If doctors would buy that, it would save Medicare & a lot of Congressional BS

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:45 PM

6. Sequestration = huge cuts to the military, and other programs.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:49 PM

10. What does it have to do with a jury?

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:52 PM

11. With a jury, it means they are isolated from the public and media

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:55 PM

12. You mean with all the words in the English language,

and all the degrees amonst them, they couldn't come up with a better name for bargaining - all I think of when I hear "sequestration" is the OJ jury...

Doesn't private conference or session cut it anymore?

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:55 PM

13. like "sequestered jury"? That is only one use of the word.

se·ques·ter

/səˈkwestər/
Verb

Isolate or hide away (someone or something): "the artist sequestered himself in his studio for two years".

Noun
A general cut in government spending.
Synonyn

verb.

sequestrate - seize - isolate - impound - insulate
noun.

segregation - sequestration

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