A Nebraska Congressman says the value of cutting the federal budget outweighs the blunt nature of the so-called sequestration
A Nebraska Congressman says the value of cutting the federal budget outweighs the blunt nature of the so-called sequestration. Brent Martin reports. . .
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More than 1 Trillion dollars in cuts to the federal government over 10 years goes into effect automatically if Congress doesn't stop sequestration.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says it's not the best way to reduce government sending. . .
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry; "at the moment"
Fortenberry doesn't see any movement in Washington to stop the cuts from taking place. . .
Fortenberry; "more effective fashion"
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry doesn't see any way to stop the so-called sequestration from going into effect tomorrow.
The sequestration is government-talk for 1-point-2 Trillion dollars in automatic budget cuts over the next 10 years that take effect, because a special committee couldn't agree on a compromise to reduce the federal budget.
Fortenberry; "that hasn't happened"
The Obama Administration has released a list of how the budget cuts will affect Nebraska. The biggest impact will be felt in the Omaha-area where as many as 4-Thousand civilians working for the Defense Department could be laid off...and Air Force operations could lose 15-Million dollars.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry acknowledges it's not the way he would like to see the federal government cut its budget, but he doesn't see any way to stop the so-called sequestration from going into effect tomorrow. Fortenberry doesn't like the blunt-ax approach the sequestration uses to cut 1-point-2 Trillion dollars over the next 10 years. . .
Fortenberry; "that's where we are"
The biggest impact of the cuts in Nebraska will be felt by the Air Force. The White House has stated Air Force operations in Nebraska will lose 15-Million dollars and might be forced to lay-off as many as 4-Thousand civilian workers.
Nebraska military operations might take the biggest hit when automatic spending cuts go into effect tomorrow.
The Obama Administration says that Air Force operations in Nebraska will be cut by 15-Million dollars due to the so-called sequestration.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry acknowledges the cuts might well spark lay-offs. . .
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry; "visibly seeing"
Fortenberry calls sequestration a clumsy way of cutting the federal budget, but says spending must be cut...and this seems to be the only way it will get done.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)