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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:29 PM

27. So the fuck what? I don't get it.

According to this:

http://comptroller.defense.gov/defbudget/fy2013/FY2013_Budget_Request_Overview_Book.pdf

The budget is $614B for 2013. Seven percent is about $43B.

For a mere $43B cut out of a $614B they have to furlough 800k people and idle half of the Navy?

Both in my personal budget and at work I have to cope with 5-10% spending reductions all the time. It's painful, but not a deal breaker.

I wish I understood how these budgets work.

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