How many federal jobs were lost due to the sequester budget cuts? Exactly one federal job. That’s it. One.
How many total jobs did the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) say would be lost due to the sequester? Approximately up to 1.6 million jobs would be lost through 2014, according to the CBO.
A government audit by the Government Accountability Office revealed that a sole job in the entire federal government was lost due to the sequester.
Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the GAO audit revealed that sequester claims by many politicians and Obama administration officials were overblown.
Despite relentless warnings about the dire consequences of sequestration’s budget cuts, it appears sequestration resulted in only one layoff.
Coburn then added:
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.
Columnist Charles Krauthammer also weighed in on the sequester on “Special Report with Brett Baier,” contending that the government has “mountains of waste” in its spending habits, and that “billions are wasted absolutely stupidly every year.”
Seven departments or agencies furloughed employees; but again, only one employee was actually fired in the entire federal government from the sequester.
Will there be any accountability for those who made such hysterical predictions about the sequester cuts? Will the American people stand up and take notice of such a discrepancy in what they were told would happen versus what really did happen? Or will the politicians who made such dire warnings about the sequester get away with it?
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