The Bible prophesies of the plagues that would come upon America — and these
plagues are falling on America now, and yet she will not repent. For America
continues to kill and deprive the Black once-slave of righteousness and justice.
The white man of America is not blind and ignorant to what is going on. It is you, the so-called negro, the ones whom God is after to place you on top, who are the blind ones. He has known these prophecies of his doom for a long time.
A great attempt is now being made on the poor, lost found, so called Negroes to
deceive them. He is trying to act as if he illbe able to continue his rule. He is trying to fool you against your own salvation in his day of destruction.
He can no longer help himself nor carry his own, so why do you believe that he will be able to carry you? This is absolutely foolish to be thinking in this manner in this day. Infact…”He has his own problems of unemployment, with the ever-increasing unemployed of his own kind fleeing from Asia and Africa, plus the loss of foreign trade.
Can we hope for him to care for us and our children forever? No! We need a place on this earth that we can call our own, and go to work and produce our own needs; and this will provide us with employment for our unemployed. Let no man deceive you; we are face to face with a change of worlds.”–pg.119(tfoa)
Several federal agencies have shuttered their doors Friday, opting to take department-wide furlough days to reach the cuts required by sequestration.
The Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development Department, Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Management and Budget have forced all their employees to simultaneously take unpaid leave. Overall, about 115,000 federal employees — or more than 5 percent of the workforce — are not working Friday.
While the agencies remain closed, some employees still had to report to work.
“People that are required to keep the building running” will be in Friday, said Jerry Brown, a HUD spokesman. He added there are always people on call in case of emergency.
A call to EPA’s headquarters was answered, but an operator said the agency “is closed due to sequestration,” though some off-site contractors — such as the operator — are still working. OMB set up a voicemail to warn callers of its closure.
“Due to current budget constraints resulting in a furlough, we are not in the office on Friday, May 24 and not available to take your call,” the message said.
A note on IRS’ website warns taxpayers looking for refund information that online services will be unavailable through Tuesday, May 28, due to “several factors, including scheduled maintenance.”
Friday is the first of five planned furlough days at IRS.
“Due to the current budget situation, including the sequester, all IRS operations will be closed on those days,” the IRS said in a statement. “This means that all IRS offices, including all toll-free hotlines, the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the agency’s nearly 400 taxpayer assistance centers nationwide, will be closed on those days. IRS employees will be furloughed without pay. No tax returns will be processed and no compliance-related activities will take place.”
Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union — which represents IRS employees — said the furloughs will have a deep impact on IRS workers.
“Losing 10 percent of your pay in a single pay period is no small matter,” Kelley said in a statement, “especially when you face the same rising prices for necessities that are affecting your friends, neighbors and community.”
With Memorial Day falling on Monday, May 27, the unpaid day off offers workers a four-day weekend. Kelley said this is of little consolation, however.
“NTEU would have preferred that employees have the flexibility to choose their furlough days to account for personal needs, such as day care arrangements or financial considerations,” Kelley told Government Executive. “However, the IRS made the decision to close before Memorial Day for operational considerations.”
For EPA employees, this is first of four departmentwide furlough days, but workers must take 13 in total. At HUD, all seven furlough days will close the entire agency. OMB will force 480 employees to take 10 unpaid days off. govexec.com
President Barack Obama signed an order on March 1 to implement $85bn in spending cuts, a move he described as “dumb” and “arbitrary” and that he blamed on the intransigence of Republicans in Congress. The Guardian
The sequester emerged from the refusal of House Republicans to raise the debt ceiling in 2011 without significant deficit reduction. In response, the two parties agreed to the Budget Control Act, which cut domestic spending over the next 10 years by about $1 trillion. NY Times
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have felt the pain of automatic spending cuts, according to a poll released Friday by ABC News and The Washington Post. The Huffington Post