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Published: Monday, Feb. 11 2013 4:55 p.m. MST

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stevo123
slc, ut

It would be a tragedy to see federal workers get a cut in pay, if that happens I hop Rep. Bishop gets one too.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

But that is why we re-elected Hatch! He promised things like this would not happen!

Are Bishop and Hatch actually less powerful than they led us to believe? Did they make campaign promises that they could not keep?

Rocket Science
Brigham City, UT

One way or another defense will certainly take a big hit with the needed budget cuts but unless there are also major cuts to Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid and other across the board cuts it will not work. The spending has to be brought under control.

I am right at the end of the baby boom so I stand to loose tremendously if needed cuts to Social Security and Medicare happen. Please make those cuts now rather than delay further and risk much greater problems.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@I AM LDS 2,

Do you actually believe ANY politician when they are in campaign mode?

If so, you need to make a mid-course correction.

one old man
Ogden, UT

More pathetic political scare tactics from Bishop.

Too bad he and his friends won't sit down and participate in a sensible discussion seeking realistic and workable solutions.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Isn't it interesting. Everyone wants cuts somewhere else. If we are serious about getting spending under control defense must be part of it, and Hill would certainly be a likely place for such cuts to take place.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

The US military makes up over HALF of the US budget. Spending more than x8 the money, of any other developed country, in the world.

If I was going to focus on budget cuts, this is the most logical place to begin.

Now, when FACING budget cuts we should not 'hurt the veterans'.

If this is the logical conclusion of conservative rhetoric, and it goes against the concept of supporting the troops...

why would I support it...?

bodgerdlue
Kearns, UT

Guess what Rob, all federal employees are facing the same 20% pay cut if the sequester takes place. That means families all over the country will face the same problems.

Oh, but I forgot, Hill Air Force Base is in your district. I guess these problems are more important when they actually effect the voters who will hold you personally accountable.

Dektol
Powell, OH

Before cutting the pay of people who actually do something productive, cut congressional pay. First tho - cut ALL retirement pay for any elected official. They paid to get the job. If they want retirement pay and benefits they can go back to real life and get a real job.

VST
Bountiful, UT

This past year (2012), the estimated expenditures for the Defense Department were actually 28.6% (not one-half) of all total federal expenditures, which was $1.03 trillion of $3.6 trillion. This includes the Afghanistan & Iraq wars, the Veteran's Affairs, and Veteran's Pensions.

[Source: Office of Management and Budget]

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Pagan" that is a lie. The military is 20% of the budget. You have Social Security taking up 20% of the budget, Medicare/Medicaid/CHIP taking up 21%, and another 13% taken up with other social welfare programs.

If you bothered to look at the whole budget, and not just the discretionary spending, most of our money goes to social welfare and not the military.

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