Bernie Sanders Busts Republicans For Costing America 1.4 Million Jobs With Sequestration



Sen. Bernie Sanders is making Republicans squirm by pointing out that if the sequester is continued it will cost the American people 1.4 million jobs.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) said:

These arbitrary sequestration caps have never made any sense, and now we see even more clearly the implications for our workers. If Congress does not act to end sequestration, we’re looking at the loss of as many as 1.4 million jobs over the next two years.


At a time when more than 10 percent of workers are either unemployed or underemployed, we should be doing everything we can to create jobs. We must end sequestration now ahead of the end of the fiscal year and prevent a budget showdown that will help nobody. It makes no sense to head towards a crisis when we have a clear path towards a better solution.


In a letter to Sanders, the non-partisan CBO wrote that if the cuts were removed 1.4 million for jobs would be created, “The ranges also suggest that full-time-equivalent employment could be 0.2 million to 0.8 million higher in calendar year 2016, and 0.1 million to 0.6 million higher in calendar year 2017, than projected under current law.”

In layman’s terms what the CBO found was that keeping the sequester intact will cost the American people 1.4 million jobs. In the next month, Republicans will claim that the country can’t afford to spend money, but what they won’t tell their constituents is that that sequester cuts are limiting economic growth and costing the nation jobs.

Bernie Sanders is exposing the truth about the Republicans’ economy killing policies. The sequester is bad policy that will have negative consequences for millions of veterans, the elderly, children, unemployed young people, and disabled Americans. According to the office of Sen. Sanders, the sequester would cut, “employment and training services for 1.4 million youth, dislocated workers and veterans; prevent 620 new community health centers from opening, reducing access to care for more than 2.6 million Americans; eliminate Head Start access for nearly 13,000 vulnerable children; deny comprehensive family planning and preventive health services to 430,000 people; reduce access to Community Learning Centers for 175,000 low-income students; cut the Veterans Health Administration by the amount necessary to provide medical care for more than 20,000 veterans; and prevent the production of approximately 40,000 affordable housing units.”

Bernie Sanders is not letting Republicans get away with devastating cuts to ordinary Americans. The sequester is a bad economic policy that if it is continued will have a devastating impact on some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

19 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Busts Republicans For Costing America 1.4 Million Jobs With Sequestration”

  1. ,,,,,DEMOCRATS,need to put effort into the governors and congressmen right now republicans can OVERIDE AN OBAMA VETO with just two votes ,we cannot have this we need more congressmen ,or you may as well turn over the country to the republicans… rely hope that Bernie and Hilary do not trash each other so badly that neither wins the white house,,,had Ralph Nader not slit John Kerry throat,, it would have been a very different story in 2004

  2. If I could I would RNC need to move aside and stay home to many years in office they are gods doing whatever to suppress Obama Admin from any more praise of what he has acomplished but they try and deny Americans to succeed. This is why if I could I would invoke term limits with psychiatric testing to insure competence being able to lead insuring sound mind and judgement,every two years

  3. vote for either Bernie or Hillary in the primary and the democratic nominee in November 16, we need to stay united!!!!

  4. I get ‘EFFIN tired of the GOP having amenisia 2000 – 2009.

    Let’s go back to what conservatives did to America during their 8 years of a republican administration and GW Bush.
    9-11… 3000 Americans died. The administration failed to protect Americans in their own soil, even after plenty of warnings.
    Bush fails to protect 13 embassies and consulates from terrorists and 62 died.
    Two simultaneous wars and over 6840 American soldiers died for nothing. Stirring up the Middle East and now creating ISIS. We are in worst danger now.
    11 trillion debt.
    Record spending.
    Record deficit
    Record bankruptcies
    Record layoffs.
    Record unemployment
    The Great Recession
    Fall of all markets.
    Fall of the automobile industry.
    2008 history record gas prices, with the national average at $4.71 per gallon.
    Banks selling to China
    Record corporation bail outs
    March 2008: Bush stimulus $29 billion for Bear Stearns/JP Morgan Chase deal
    May 2008: Bush stimulus $178 billion in tax rebate checks

  5. July 2008: Bush stimulus $300 billion for distressed homeowners
    July 2008: Bush stimulus $200 billion for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    September 2008: Bush stimulus $50 billion to guarantee money market funds
    September 2008: Bush stimulus $25 billion to Big 3 automakers
    September-November 2008: Bush stimulus $150 billion to AIG
    October 2008: Bush stimulus $700 billion to banks (TARP)
    Ceo’s used the monies to pay themselves millions in bonuses.
    Halliburton $37 BILLION
    America bankrupted.
    America hated abroad
    two unfinished, unpaid 14 year old wars.

    Global Public Opinion in the Bush Years (2001-2008)
    Dumya #43
    Who Stole Your Social Security and Why?

    Federal Revenue: Where Does the Money Come From

  6. Listen, I’ve been debating republicans since the early 90’s and I’ve just come to the inescapable truth, you can’t reason with the severely mental ill, republicans are mentally ill for a plethora of reasons, WHITE PRIVILEGE- BAD RELIGION- RACISM- BIGOTRY- LACK OF EDUCATION- MISOGYNY- and last but not least INBREEDING! I’m SORRY but the truth is the truth. PROOF? try telling the average republican RONNIE REAGAN tripled the national debt! they’ll turn bright red and blame it on Jimmy Carter or Obama! tell them NIXON was a crook, they’ll turn bright orange and blame it on JFK or Obama! tell them that 911 wasn’t done by IRAQ, they’ll turn pink and blame it on Bill Clinton or Obama! tell them that there weren’t ANY WMD’s in IRAQ, they’ll spit out their prune juice and blame it on Hillary Clinton or OBAMA! republicans just aren’t bright people! they HATE FACTS they HATE ANYTHING that pulls off their rose tinted glasses. So my philosophy regarding republicans? they can KISS MY…

  7. And what party ALWAYS cleans up the GOP’s mess?? the democrats! Oh $HIT! I just made a republican TROLL turn bright LILY white, Casper must be sooooo jealous.

  8. All I can say is wow. During the debate on the budget all I heard was President Obama was selling out to the republicans on sequestration.

    Never mind that there was a budget deal that Eric Cantor reneged on saying this would be great election politics.

    He was right. The baggers came out to vote and our side had noting but crickets. That includes the whole Democratic caucus.

    Do so called liberals hate the President that much they couldn’t even come out to vote?

  9. I understand that you are saying that we need to be sure a Republican does not take the White House, but equating Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is really a stretch. America needs Bernie Sanders. If we fail to get him nominated, we settle for Hillary. And it is settling.

  10. Bernie Sanders doesn’t trash Hillary, nor does he send out his sidekick to do his dirty work the way hillary has sent Claire McCaskill to shill for her. Hillary can’t trash Bernie herself because Bernie runs a clean campaign and if Hillary smeared him she would look like she did in 2008 against Obama.

  11. First of all, welcome to politics. Clearly you just arrived.

    If Bernie trashed her, according to his own campaign, he would be steamrolled in an instant. There are hundreds of long time Hillary loyalists who would pounce and she would not say a word to them – they would do it on their own.

    Hillary does not have anything to do with Claire. She was visciously against Hillary and Bill in the past.

    She came out early for Hillary this time but so what? She is certainly not a surrogate or official in any way to HFA.

    She is a person who gave HER opinion.

    So Hillary should control what every person who supports her has to say?

    Try again that smear doesn’t work very well.

  12. A pledge to write in Sanders during a general election is appreciated for its enthusiasm but I am afraid it is against many of our sensibilities. We support Sanders in the PRIMARY so we can vote for him in the general, if he doesn’t win the primary many of us will vote for Clinton, third party or stay home. To write in Sanders for the general is giving a leg up to the republicans and I think we are smarter than that.

    If I didn’t know better I would say this movement for “purity” and “pledges” almost sounds like it is strait out of a republican play book, but no, you would have no interest in dividing the democrats/progressives in the general election now would you?

    Where is the money coming from for the fancy website so fast?

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