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Congressman Neal Speaks Out About Cuts

richard nealCHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — On Friday, Congress approved a bill that would remove furloughs for all 47-thousand FAA employees.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is shifting $250 million of their own money so that workers won’t be forced to stay home one day a week.

The cuts were part of mandatory government budget cuts that went into effect last month.

Congressman Richard Neal talked about having to make the decision.

“We’re on a piece meal basis – pick and choose those items that derives the greatest public howl and I think you’re going to hear, based on the vote that was taken last week from others that think they were unfairly targeted. I would point out that sequestration was blind in the fact that it simply said, 8%.”

Cuts to the military, Medicare and unemployment benefits remain in place.

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  • bagpip

    Stop the political BS. If you were interested in the budget woes you and your pals wouldn’t be drawing salaries. I say we get a question on the ballot that the first cuts should be from legislators salaries, and they draw none until they do their job.

  • bagpip

    I wonder how much he pays his brother Jack to follow him around and play the bagpipes for him? Was that “budget item” cut too?

  • weasel

    Hey Comrade Neal, you never had an original thought in your like. You destroyed Springfield and now you are supporting the economic destruction of America. You just love to tax, tax and tax those that have to work for a living, unlike you. Wow, the Democrat of the Year. Should be preceded by CROOK!

    • bagpip

      I actually agree with Ricky boy. Here he is crying about cuts that he and his partners in crime allowed, or made to happen.