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(AP)   The air traffic controllers picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue because the budget cuts are already causing delays at the nation's airports   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 18
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2013-03-04 02:11:11 PM  
3 votes:
Obama:
1. Predict gloom and doom because of budget cuts
2. Implement budget cuts in a way to produce doom and gloom
3, Prophet
2013-03-04 12:54:03 PM  
3 votes:
Holy shiat this thread is way beyond it's rated capacity of derp.
2013-03-04 12:06:40 PM  
3 votes:
Fear.  It's how you control a population.  Fear of communism.  Fear of climate change.  Fear of the economy.  Politicians use fear in order to create new laws and expand their control of the population.  The media uses fear to generate views and increase advertising revenue.
2013-03-04 03:59:26 PM  
2 votes:

keden74: My husband is an ATC that will be let off without pay due to this ridiculousness.  Despite the very real economic impact it will leave on our family, we are even angrier that they have not even looked at reforming well-known chronically abused entitlements such as welfare.  Along the same lines, why cut our teachers?  Half of American kids can't even read.  And why is Congress getting a RAISE during all this? Congressmen and senators make $174,000 a year and will see an extra $900 in their annual pay packages before taxes next year.  Maybe they should forfeit it too.


These cuts just shows us how much farktards the heads of these departments are. If you cant find a 2% budget savings in your department then you need to be fired. If you are Tom Vilsak and say you are going to cut meat inspectors instead of shiat like the Obama Phones(2.2 billion), then you are a retard and should be fired.
2013-03-04 02:42:38 PM  
2 votes:
Smart way to do it: "Hey Americans, we need to cut costs, so we're going to go back to the good old days of passing through metal detectors at the airport. No gate rape, no nude-o-scopes, no obsessing about four-ounce shampoo bottles. Should require less equipment and fewer agents, and raise an already infinitesimal risk only slightly."

How our government does it: "Enjoy your four-hour wait to have a thug feel you up and root through your stuff."
2013-03-04 01:28:42 PM  
2 votes:
Buckle your seatbelt boys and girls. This thread is going full (R)tard
2013-03-04 01:05:09 PM  
2 votes:

Endive Wombat: I'm just gonna ask the question that I think sounds a bit conspiracyish, but needs to be asked...

Could some of these delays, shut downs, and the like that are coming from the sequester be caused by those actually writing the schedules of the employees?  So, purposely under-scheduling to get a point across or "protest"/prove a point?

I know it sounds a bit nuts, but I can totally see this happening.


Given the fact that most of the sequester cuts are smaller than the annual budget increase? Yeah I'm going with political theater

Tons of pretty graphs
2013-03-04 04:14:41 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: DROxINxTHExWIND: keden74: My husband is an ATC that will be let off without pay due to this ridiculousness.  Despite the very real economic impact it will leave on our family, we are even angrier that they have not even looked at reforming well-known chronically abused entitlements such as welfare.  Along the same lines, why cut our teachers?  Half of American kids can't even read.  And why is Congress getting a RAISE during all this? Congressmen and senators make $174,000 a year and will see an extra $900 in their annual pay packages before taxes next year.  Maybe they should forfeit it too.

You think that welfare is to blame for your current situation? Do you realize that the money that Mitt Romney should pay in taxes is reduced by $77,000.00? How many welfare queens do you think we need to round up to eliminate $77k of waste? This is just ONE deduction being taken by ONE rich person. How much more money is (to use your logic) stolen from the system instead of being given to teachers or to your husband? You have to understand, the strategy is to get people like you and me to fight over cruumbs while the rich sit back comfortably pulling money from the treasury without the stigma attached.

I left out the most important part. The Romney tax break is for the dancing horse.


He lost. Move on. The rest of us have.

You want to get pissed about money getting thrown around? Here, chew on this.
2013-03-04 02:44:08 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Endive Wombat: I'm just gonna ask the question that I think sounds a bit conspiracyish, but needs to be asked...

Could some of these delays, shut downs, and the like that are coming from the sequester be caused by those actually writing the schedules of the employees?  So, purposely under-scheduling to get a point across or "protest"/prove a point?

I know it sounds a bit nuts, but I can totally see this happening.

Given the fact that most of the sequester cuts are smaller than the annual budget increase? Yeah I'm going with political theater

Tons of pretty graphs

You know, I was thinking about writing an actual explanation about how since this is mid-year, forced across the board cut that you simply can't pick and choose programs, pointing out how people are being forced to take unpaid days and all of that, but I realized, what the fark is the point?  You don't give a good goddamn about any of that.  Not for a second.  You don't give a shiat about any of the cuts, or what they're going to do.  They're perfectly good, except when it's convenient to blame Obama, then those exact same cuts are suddenly terrible.

So instead I'll just wish something terrible happens to you that can somehow be traced to sequester cuts.  It's more likely to yield results than trying for a discussion.


Talk about derp...
2013-03-04 01:53:10 PM  
1 votes:
But we have 250 million to give to Egypt.
2013-03-04 01:43:20 PM  
1 votes:
This is a lot like a "It snowed in Chicago, so therefore libruls are stupid about global warming" thread.

Let's wait and see how we feel about it in a few weeks when administrators have time to actually implement the plans they had hoped not to have to use.
2013-03-04 01:12:55 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Endive Wombat: I'm just gonna ask the question that I think sounds a bit conspiracyish, but needs to be asked...

Could some of these delays, shut downs, and the like that are coming from the sequester be caused by those actually writing the schedules of the employees?  So, purposely under-scheduling to get a point across or "protest"/prove a point?

I know it sounds a bit nuts, but I can totally see this happening.

Given the fact that most of the sequester cuts are smaller than the annual budget increase? Yeah I'm going with political theater

Tons of pretty graphs


You know, I was thinking about writing an actual explanation about how since this is mid-year, forced across the board cut that you simply can't pick and choose programs, pointing out how people are being forced to take unpaid days and all of that, but I realized, what the fark is the point?  You don't give a good goddamn about any of that.  Not for a second.  You don't give a shiat about any of the cuts, or what they're going to do.  They're perfectly good, except when it's convenient to blame Obama, then those exact same cuts are suddenly terrible.

So instead I'll just wish something terrible happens to you that can somehow be traced to sequester cuts.  It's more likely to yield results than trying for a discussion.
2013-03-04 01:10:47 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: Holy shiat this thread is way beyond it's rated capacity of derp.


I assume that when you say "derp", you mean things that are true that you don't like?
2013-03-04 12:49:42 PM  
1 votes:
I'm just gonna ask the question that I think sounds a bit conspiracyish, but needs to be asked...

Could some of these delays, shut downs, and the like that are coming from the sequester be caused by those actually writing the schedules of the employees?  So, purposely under-scheduling to get a point across or "protest"/prove a point?

I know it sounds a bit nuts, but I can totally see this happening.
2013-03-04 12:23:10 PM  
1 votes:

calbert: /obscure?


About as obscure as "Airplane" glue.
2013-03-04 12:09:38 PM  
1 votes:
I guess she didn't get the memo on Friday from Obama to give up on the apocalypse that the sequester would bring.

/nevermind that the sequester isn't really cuts, just a slight reduction in spending increases
2013-03-04 12:08:54 PM  
1 votes:
I was told that the sequester had no effects at all.
2013-03-04 11:58:07 AM  
1 votes:
This is just another attempt by O'Bama and his minions to scare the nation.  Check the FAA's website which shows that everything is ontime (15 mins or less) http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp">http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfa a/usmap.jsp
 
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