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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP on the Hill: Fark it, let's not do anything. The sequester is all bluff. GOP at home: WHAT THE HELL HAVE WE DONE?   ( divider line
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2013-03-28 08:50:03 AM  
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Spaced Lion: Holy shiat, reading that article hurt my brain. I can only think of one response. Take it away, George.

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You guys wrote and passed the sequester.  It demanded flat, unrestricted, across the board cuts up to a certain percent.  Thats it.  Thats why people with functioning brains were screaming at you to fix the damn thing before it was enacted.  It demanded flat, across the board cuts without regard to programs.  There was no freedom built into the damn thing to pick and choose where to cut becuase the point of it was to be so painful if it were enacted that you idiots would avoid it at all costs.  Yet here we are.  Thank you belatedly for finally coming around to see that flat rate cuts are ridiculously stupid.  We can now enter in your yearly evaluation "He finally realized he was a dumbass, it was too late to effect anything, but hey its something."

So, biatch about your towers being closed, safety concerns, etc.  Those are all legitimate concerns.  But you were informed that these were in fact the consequences 2+ months ago.  You reap what you sow, and you morons planted the seeds for the weeds you are biatching about 2 years ago,then ensured they came to fruition in February.  Just WTF did you think would happen?

/Idiots, morons, dumbasses and spoiled children.  Its like the child that was told wouldn't get dessert if he didn't eat his vegetables, not eating his vegetables...and then biatching about not getting dessert.
2013-03-28 11:25:17 AM  
1 vote:

cirby: Even the most rabid defense hawks know there's a lot of waste in the Pentagon budget, and it could easily lose ten percent right off the top.

I'd be perfectly okay with the Pentagon dictating which things they need and asking Congress to fund those things instead of Congress funding a bunch of things and telling the Pentagon "You will take these things."  I believe that would solve a huge chunk of the problem right there.

The scope of warfare has changed dramatically in the past decade, and our military needs to change with it.  We have more tanks than we will ever need, and our last generation of aircraft are still better than anything any other country is using.  Build less tanks, more drones, prepare more for urban combat and anti-insurgency.
2013-03-28 10:39:07 AM  
1 vote:

Hyjamon: Dog Welder: Republicans want government to pay for stuff?  You might need to raise some more revenue.

The taxes on the wealthy are at the historical lows and our country doesn't have money.  Yes, we need to cut spending, but we also need to raise taxes back to practical levels.

Regardless of the "it was Oblahma's idea" spin, the GOP own this mess.

I love the "it was Obama's idea" argument.  And to use republicans favorite "small house" analogies.  If one of your teenagers goes out drinking with friends or jumps off a bridge, do you then not punish him because "it was John's idea"  "John brought the beer"  "John said we should all jump off the bridge"?  Does blaming John absolve you of the fact you still decided to do it?

Okay, Obama is an idiot for proposing the sequester.  You (republicans) are the idiots who voted for it.  So who is the true idiot?  The idiot who proposed the plan or the ones who did what the "idiot" suggested?

And let's also point out that the sequester idea was born due to GOP unwillingness to compromise on a debt deal two years ago, gambling that they would be in control of the Senate, House and Presidency by the end of 2012.  They failed miserably at two of those things and they held onto the third due to gerrymandering.  At the rate they're going, 2014 is going to be another wake-up call for the GOP considering they apparently hit the Snooze Button after the 2012 wake-up call.  Farking idiots.
2013-03-28 10:16:01 AM  
1 vote:
"There is plenty of waste that can be trimmed by administrators implementing the budget sequester and there is absolutely no need to put Columbia workers on unemployment because of the Obama Administration's poor choices on where to cut."
WELL, ASSHOLE, you had YEARS to decide where to cut. Instead you went with the COWARD option and let someone else decide where to cut. AND NOW you are biatching because you didnt want to do your job?

2013-03-28 09:36:57 AM  
1 vote:
What they really want is smaller government for somebody else.
2013-03-28 09:23:06 AM  
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Parthenogenetic: Fizpez: You pass a bill that says "You have ZERO flexibility in what you can cut - it must be x% across the board" then biatch and complain that the cuts should come from "somewhere else".   The stupid, it burns!

"Thanks to 0bama, Hicksville Regional Airport was closed, costing the local economy over a dozen jobs and millions of dollars in vital civil aviation subsidies.  Meanwhile, the 0bama Administration has continued to fund the abortion industry to the tune of eleventy billion dollars.  My friends, you elected me to fight exactly this sort of Big Government waste, fraud, and abuse.  And while I and my Republican colleagues were unable to stop it last time, I pledge that I will continue to take the fight to the Beltway bandits who did this to you.  My opponent, on the other hand, is a tax-and-spend liberal who will only make it worse."

"The sequester was passed by both chambers of Congress, including the Republican led House as a poison pill that would force both parties to negotiate in good faith to avoid what were almost universally understood to be "across the board cuts".  In the months leading up to the enacting of the sequester option public media nightly informed us of the unpalatable cuts which would be enacted as part of sequestration.  MY opponent is either negligent to the point of "deriliction of duty" by NOT knowing what the sequestration bill meant or counting on you, the public, to be willing to swallow whatever lies he decided to tell once this bill was put into action.  The Republican House chose to "call our bluff" on the sequestration bill by not allowing even modest compromises between budget cuts and additional revenue measures - as you can see the bill was no bluff, we are living with those choices."
2013-03-28 08:40:30 AM  
1 vote:
All they will do is say we didn't want to close your airport Obama did that. We want to cut waste. The people in their districts will believe that Obama gets to chose what gets cut and still vote for them.
2013-03-28 08:40:24 AM  
1 vote:
You pass a bill that says "You have ZERO flexibility in what you can cut - it must be x% across the board" then biatch and complain that the cuts should come from "somewhere else".   The stupid, it burns!
2013-03-28 08:26:55 AM  
1 vote:
Hateful little-minded hillbillies want it both ways. The death of American came at the hands of illiterates wrapped in the Flag.
2013-03-28 08:21:53 AM  
1 vote:
You mean some people get benefits from the government that they like?
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