- The Washington Times - Friday, March 1, 2013

Rep. Maxine Waters gave this dire prediction about sequestration at a Thursday press conference: The United States would experience a loss of 170 million jobs, if Congress and the White House fail to strike an agreement.

Only thing is: The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are only about 140 million jobs in the United States, as Breitbart reports.

Her exact comments, Breitbart reported: “If sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback. We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these job losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost.”


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By that logic, and math, sequestration would be so economically devastating as to lead America down a path of losing 30 million more jobs than it even has, as Breitbart said.