Tue., August 21, 2012 2:46pm (EDT)

Military Cuts Could Grow
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 2 years ago

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.  —  
(l-r) Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Sanford Bishop, Rep. Austin Scott speak to people in Warner Robins about sequestration (photo Josephine Bennett)
(l-r) Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Sanford Bishop, Rep. Austin Scott speak to people in Warner Robins about sequestration (photo Josephine Bennett)
Members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation were in middle Georgia talking about the impact of potential cuts to the military and the threat of federal budget ‘sequestration’.

When the so-called Super-committee failed to reach a deal on deficit reduction last year it triggered the possibility of more than a trillion dollars in federal budget cuts come January 2nd.

Senator Saxby Chambliss is hoping to resurrect an alternative proposal. He says the bipartisan “Gang of Six” plan that he helped write would reform taxes and reduce debt over 10 years.

“If the Gang of Six proposal were laid on the table, and voted on and passed, everybody in America would dislike something about it. If everybody isn’t a little bit unhappy, then we haven’t done our job.”

Chambliss says if sequestration kicks in close to 38-thousand jobs would be lost on Georgia on military bases and businesses supporting them.