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All right this just -- mr.
Ed here to stay.
And we'll stay off your plate after threatening to furlough meat inspectors because of the sequester congress' sank.
They will not repeat will not have to lay -- any of those inspectors.
-- a report today showing those automatic cuts will have little to no impact on the economy but federal workers are so fed up that protesting regardless.
David boards a General Counsel for the largest federal employee union David what's no pun intended to be.
All the -- is this sequester it is.
Created an across the board cut in the federal budget and impacting all agencies and many agencies.
That means cuts of employees.
And we're seeing.
Furlough days were people -- be unpaid days off from.
-- 42 days off.
And that equates to a page code of something in the order 40% for a lot of people come down -- -- -- people.
That hundreds of thousands of people.
And in some agencies in practice especially severe because there is a lot of program -- to cut -- the Border Patrol for example.
The Border Patrol agents are seeing here roughly a 50% cut.
So maybe we're spending too much of the program -- -- -- or are not enough in this case.
-- -- too many people for program this Sunday US.
Well it's hard to argue with the Border Patrol you know I think your viewers support.
Did you know -- -- -- -- you're you're talking about big.
I'm certain funds are where these people your -- about being cut.
The Border Patrol.
As agents all the borders sedan that they're being cut in two -- surrogate furlough days.
And what's called a administrative that we -- unavoidable overtime if you're chasing down somebody is trying to get across the border.
And it it's quitting time you don't just pull over the truck and go home you keep chasing a guy down.
There are being cut.
Do you find it.
Odd though that whatever the pain inflicted on your members that I can I feel your -- -- concern.
That we're talking about 85 billion dollars in cuts have really announced -- 44 billion in cuts.
Over ten years.
And and and that's way -- I'm trying to do the math backwards it is in my head did when you talk about hundreds of thousands of votes to be affected.
It would have to be considerably higher.
Dollar figures to justify what you're saying.
Now that's a good numbers -- needed again.
I can't be met my head either -- so trust me hit we have hundreds of thousands of employees across the federal government.
That are seeing furlough days of of ten to 22 days each for the rest of this fiscal year that amounts to a 20%.
Kind of what -- periods after the fiscal year are those jobs and or hours reinstated or well then we going to next year's budget and raise anybody's guess what that'll be.
Because a lot of people have been saying in this entire debate is you know very well -- it on the front lines that.
Maybe governor is -- due date we have too many federal workers period if there's any place to cut its gotta be there because over the course of the last spectators.
You know federal roles that that's -- You know enormously beavers.
Actually the size of the federal workforce is down compared to GDP.
And did it.
When it's easy to say that in the abstract.
What she just said but in reality when it comes under Border Patrol agents are corrections officers.
When your name gets a little more fiery examples -- -- -- -- sort of Border Patrol agency talk about it but a lot of this year that was that was for perpetrated.
-- I'm not -- by you but without these inspectors and about people on the front lines dealing with you know murdering illegals every wanna put it.
Arm that was just totally unfounded totally unjustified and and it -- from what was maybe legitimate cuts elsewhere but it was blown out of proportion -- -- Well I -- -- blown out of proportion I think it's -- it is an important.
And again urgent.
Situation when you were seeing cuts this deep and agencies like the bureau corrections.
The Border Patrol.
And again all of these agencies.
Did you there if they're not in charge of our security -- in charge of -- are.
An important programs and other respects.
And you can't just take a media -- all -- and expect her to be no impact.
Well -- surprise then that apparent apparently the president in the last budget deal and an offer made by Republicans in this sequestration deal.
Was to give -- much -- discretion over wary cut how much she cut who he cut.
And he turned down that option.
Well the reality is that you can't cut your way to a balanced budget -- another -- but he's going to some revenue and literally yeah which choice what to cut right.
So does it seem odd to you that if -- these -- is that it is serious about who sang and I had no reason to doubt you.
That he went ahead and and and -- shows that even though we was given the discretion.
Much wider discretion over what to cut and went right for the -- Indeed the discretion you're talking about it didn't happen because that deal wasn't made and -- -- across the board cuts one in the place -- this request but that's my point he rejected that something included these well because again.
Because -- solution in the long term solution involves raising revenue and it means increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans and on corporations and bringing in new funding that will fund some of these essential programs.
That realistic levels -- the federal employees have already before the sequester.
Have already given a 120 billion dollars in cuts over the next ten years as a result of the pay for houses.
And you're saying enough is enough aren't there there's enough thank you very much -- -- --
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