PacManDreaming: Is there anyone in the GOP that isn't a coprophage or parasite?
cabbyman: NeverDrunk23: hubiestubert: Didn't we go through this with Colorado a few weeks ago with the fire?Emergencies happen. Best be prepared for it. Go ahead and cut their funding, and see how that works for in November.Because you can be for damns sure that folks WILL bring it up...Like the fires in Texas and cutting the funding from firefighters, we can just pray disaster away!The GOP wouldn't be able to get away with this so much if their base wasn't so goddamn stupid and self-destructive.So we should have an armed government agent in every single public meeting place so we can rest easy.Gotcha...
Nickster79: Mental gymnastics by GOPers to rationalize their position commencing in 3...2...1...
hubiestubert: Didn't we go through this with Colorado a few weeks ago with the fire?
Byn: 2wolves: All my sprarkly eagles are crying now Subby. All of them. Do you know how difficult it is to get sparkly tears out of the sofa cushions?Freedom Towels!
2wolves: All my sprarkly eagles are crying now Subby. All of them. Do you know how difficult it is to get sparkly tears out of the sofa cushions?
Sabyen91: That is because there are more right-wing trolls. Or the same guy over and over and over.
ultraholland: Why is it that god is only thanked for cleaning up the mess?
Kingly Weevil: So why didn't god steer another car into the shooters car while on the way to the theater? Or make him drop dead of a heart attack?Thank people for becoming first responders and fire fighters. Not god.
"What would God need with a first responder?"
hubiestubert: Perhaps you'd like a Twin Towers commerative coin while you wait?
ox45tallboy: hubiestubert: ox45tallboy: Well, it's been more than 24 hours, I guess we can start politicizing a tragedy now....Cripes, they didn't wait even 12 before spouting gibberish...Oh, you think that's great?Why not use this tragedy to sell some stuff!
Sabyen91: Contrary to popular belief some people have never, ever said a thing on Fark worth reading.
randomjsa: You're deeply concerned about how this will affect money flowing from unions to Democrat campaigns... I mean... about the workers themselves, that's it, you're concerned about them. Really.
A Dark Evil Omen: soy_bomb: Thank God for the bloggers who see a tragedy and can think nothing more than their personal political beliefs.Thank God for right-wing politicians who talk empty words while farking the people they claim to be supporting.
Gyrfalcon: Mrbogey: Gyrfalcon: Also, while some states probably COULD tax their residents sufficiently to afford basic services, some cannot. You want to penalize Wyoming or North Dakota in terms of public services merely because their tax base is inadequate?Apparently their tax base was adequate enough to form a state. Their tax base is adequate enough for the feds to tax them still. Almost every state in the union had an "adequate" tax base before income taxes were even started. Why don't they now? It seems to me it's more of a jealous spouse argument at this point ("Do you know how much I do for you, you ingrate?").So you would be okay with your state abandoning federal revenue, disassociating itself from the benefits and detriments of the federal government, and then raising your state taxes accordingly to provide the services that they currently use federal monies for?Seriously, I want to know if that's your answer. Bearing in mind that your state must now pay for all interstate repair, manage its own air transportation and interstate shipping, provide all social security and other federally-funded state programs, etc. The state will now have to bear those costs--and that means you'll have to pay more state taxes. But that's good with you?
Gyrfalcon: Another person who doesn't comprehend that part of the reason the federal government has to help pay for these things is because states cannot tax and spend like Congress.
relcec: not sure why the federal governemnt offers a dime for local first responders in aurora colorado.maybe somewhere that had a port facility or nationally vital infrastucture that needs protecting but paying for bunfark anywheres ems service at the national level makes littel sense.make sure that nypd and nyfd and ems use the same communication equipment? ok.givve funds to cedar park texas for ems service? um, no.
hinten: Americans just cannot have any news story without heroes. Heroes! Heroes? Really? Sound more like everyone did their job, no more, no less.
falcon176: guys can we please keep the politics out of this? I mean people died, and also this article isn't insulting the libs.
there their theyre: Ugh I actually agree with turtle and boner. States and cities need to raise their taxes to cover their own local services and not depend on the rest of us.
hubiestubert: Didn't we go through this with Colorado a few weeks ago with the fire?Emergencies happen. Best be prepared for it. Go ahead and cut their funding, and see how that works for in November.Because you can be for damns sure that folks WILL bring it up...
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