IgniteAmherst 2013 #02 Sequestration's Dirty Secrets by Jo Comerford

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Jo Comerford, Executive Director of the National Priorities Project, presentation at IgniteAmherst 2013, entitled Sequestration's Dirty Secret.

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IgniteAmherst 2013 #02 Sequestration's Dirty Secrets by Jo Comerford

  1. 1. SEQUESTRATION’S DIRTY SECRETS Jo Comerford Executive Director National Priorities ProjectWednesday, March 6, 13
  2. 2. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  3. 3. [Very] random surveyWednesday, March 6, 13
  4. 4. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  5. 5. Question:Wednesday, March 6, 13
  6. 6. Question: “What is sequestration?”Wednesday, March 6, 13
  7. 7. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  8. 8. The answersWednesday, March 6, 13
  9. 9. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  10. 10. Conclusion:Wednesday, March 6, 13
  11. 11. Conclusion: The majority of Americans have no ideaWednesday, March 6, 13
  12. 12. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  13. 13. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  14. 14. Think…Wednesday, March 6, 13
  15. 15. Think… Madonna in Desperately Seeking SusanWednesday, March 6, 13
  16. 16. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  17. 17. Sequestration:Wednesday, March 6, 13
  18. 18. Sequestration: A bludgeon when we needed a calculatorWednesday, March 6, 13
  19. 19. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  20. 20. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different resultsWednesday, March 6, 13
  21. 21. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  22. 22. [IMAGE: basic 2013 budget pie with mandatory, discretionary and interest on the debt]Wednesday, March 6, 13
  23. 23. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  24. 24. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  25. 25. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  26. 26. Property tax hikes,Wednesday, March 6, 13
  27. 27. Property tax hikes, Budget overrides,Wednesday, March 6, 13
  28. 28. Property tax hikes, Budget overrides, School fees,Wednesday, March 6, 13
  29. 29. Property tax hikes, Budget overrides, School fees, Toll roads,Wednesday, March 6, 13
  30. 30. Property tax hikes, Budget overrides, School fees, Toll roads, Increased waste disposal fees,Wednesday, March 6, 13
  31. 31. Property tax hikes, Budget overrides, School fees, Toll roads, Increased waste disposal fees,Wednesday, March 6, 13 and on and on…
  32. 32. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  33. 33. Giving up the catWednesday, March 6, 13
  34. 34. Giving up the cat won’t be enough.Wednesday, March 6, 13
  35. 35. Fifty Years of Federal Spending and Tax Revenue (as percent of GDP)Wednesday, March 6, 13
  36. 36. Fifty Years of Federal Spending and Tax Revenue (as percent of GDP) [IMAGE: just want the tax revenue, not the spending]Wednesday, March 6, 13
  37. 37. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  38. 38. [IMAGE: corporate and individual tax chart]Wednesday, March 6, 13
  39. 39. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  40. 40. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  41. 41. Federal BudgetWednesday, March 6, 13
  42. 42. Federal Budget You and meWednesday, March 6, 13
  43. 43. Federal Budget Massachusetts State Budget You and meWednesday, March 6, 13
  44. 44. Federal Budget Massachusetts State Budget Cities & Towns You and me BusinessesWednesday, March 6, 13
  45. 45. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  46. 46. Wednesday, March 6, 13
  47. 47. “Sequestration is madness,” she wrote. “We should be out in the streets.”Wednesday, March 6, 13
  48. 48. SEQUESTRATION’S DIRTY SECRETS Jo Comerford Executive Director National Priorities Project nationalpriorities.orgWednesday, March 6, 13

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