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Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

Obama White House adopts portions of Rand Paul’s ‘A Sequester Without Layoffs’

In response to the sequestration order Mar. 1, the White House, in a letter to Executive Departments and Agencies, wrote that they are directing all federal agencies to freeze new hires and curtail travel as part of the plan to meet sequestration spending targets.

One week ago, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced “The Sequester Without Layoffs” plan, which included the two targets found in the White House memo.

In response to the memo, Sen. Paul released the following statement:

“Our nation has a serious spending problem that must be re-evaluated. Last week I unveiled a plan that would reduce the anticipated layoffs by cutting spending, such as government travel budgets and the rehiring of federal employees. I am encouraged to hear that the White House is adopting these two measures in their assessment of the sequester cuts, but these cuts barely begin to scratch the surface of the problem,” Sen. Paul said. “If we are serious about addressing our debt crisis, sequestration is only the beginning. We need much larger cuts and we need them sooner rather than later.”

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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  2. Nick says:

    Good job, Dr Paul. Keep pushing the superior ideas.

    You have earned my vote for 2016.

    Stay true to the Hayek and Bastiat that got you this far.

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