With no ‘fiscal cliff’ deal in sight, sequestration seems all but certain

With no ‘fiscal cliff’ deal in sight, sequestration seems all but certain

 
It was designed to be the budget cut so painful, so indiscriminate, so downright mindless that even a gridlocked Congress wouldn’t allow it to happen.

Now, it looks like it’s going to happen.

What going over the 'fiscal cliff' would mean.

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spent Saturday working on a last-ditch deal to spare the vast majority of Americans a dramatic tax increase on Jan. 1. Continue reading “With no ‘fiscal cliff’ deal in sight, sequestration seems all but certain”

Federal workers feel unease over potential layoffs, furloughs unleashed by ‘fiscal cliff’

 Federal workers feel unease over potential layoffs, furloughs unleashed by ‘fiscal cliff’

 

By , Published: December 24

Federal employees have been skeptical for months that the biggest cuts to government spending in history could really happen. But with the “fiscal cliff” a week away, workers are now growing increasingly alarmed that their jobs and their missions could be on the line.

President Obama and members of Congress headed out of town late last week for a Christmas break without reaching a deal to avoid $110 billion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts, which would hamstring operations ranging from weather forecasting and air traffic control to the purchase of spare parts for weapons systems. So civil servants are bracing for the blow, wondering whether their work will be upended — and whether they may be forced to take unpaid days off.

AFGE National Convention Videos – Part II (U.S. Senators)

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2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Senator Harry Reid Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: Senator Richard Durbin Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: Senator Jon Tester Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: Senator Ben Cardin Addresses AFGE Members

AFGE National Convention Videos – Part I

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2012 AFGE National Convention: AFGE Through the Years

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