What a Savings! Sequestration Resulted in One Layoff


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Dr. Thomas Coburn

I want to know who this unlucky person is who was laid off under sequestration. They had more of a chance of being hit by lightening than being laid off under sequestration apparently.

The GAO announced in a recent report – on page 51 – that “DOJ officials reported that one DOJ component—the U.S. Parole Commission—implemented a reduction in force of one employee to achieve partial savings required by sequestration in fiscal year 2013.”

Dr. Thomas Coburn, senator from Oklahoma, released the following statement today:

“Despite relentless warnings about the dire consequences of sequestration’s budget cuts, it appears sequestration resulted in only one layoff. While that’s good news for federal employees and other workers, it is devastating to the credibility of Washington politicians and administration officials who spent months – and millions of dollars – engaging in a coordinated multi-agency cabinet-level public relations campaign to scare the American people. Taxpayers expect us to root our predictions in fact, not ideology and spin. The facts seem to say the experts underestimated sequestration’s impact by between 99,999 and 1,599,999 jobs, according to two frequently-cited estimates by Goldman Sachs and the Congressional Budget Office,” Dr. Coburn said.

“Today, I’m sending a letter to the Office of Management and Budget with the hope of soliciting a fact-based explanation for the American people. The American people deserve to know the truth, especially if it suggests politicians’ favorite programs can endure far more in budget cuts than sequestration imposed,” Dr. Coburn added.

Read more on this link.

First Mr. Obama lied about sequestration:

Then Mr. Obama said Republicans were putting the economy at grave risk to help the wealthy over sequestration:

Now we find out one person was laid off? Does that mean sequestration didn’t even begin to touch the bloated government payroll?

Yes we can! Hope and Change! Forward!