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(Townhall)   UNC Student Committee: So OK for the 2013-2014 academic year every single student group will get full funding except for the college republicans, they get a 75% cut. We can't have diversity of thought on campus   (townhall.com) divider line 41
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2013-08-30 02:28:21 PM
20 votes:
Why do the republicans want socialism?  Get some personal responsibility bootstraps up in there.  Let the free market freely provide money to you if you have something to offer for it.
2013-08-30 02:59:00 PM
6 votes:
Note how the article doesn't point out that they asked for way more money than either of the liberal groups cited.
2013-08-30 05:05:47 PM
4 votes:
It has been decided that the only way to help the college republican is to get them off the dole, and teach them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.  They'll thank us afterward, for giving them the gift of self-reliance.
2013-08-30 05:02:35 PM
4 votes:
I bet they could raise a helluva lot of money with a Punch-A-College-Republican booth.
2013-08-30 02:41:17 PM
4 votes:
I thought Republicans were all for budget cuts
2013-08-30 05:32:32 PM
3 votes:
warthog.co.za

They should just borrow money from their parents. . .
2013-08-30 06:28:19 PM
2 votes:

DrPainMD: TuteTibiImperes: Debeo Summa Credo: SenorBenedict: Corvus: What's funny, is my Republican friends are also the first one who cry about lack of government services (at least for them). I had one friend biatching that they should increase hours on trolly lines until 2 am. When I had explained to him that they are cutting funding for things like schools and he is against any tax increases and ask him how would they pay for it, he did the ol' "That's just a ploy, they have lots of money they are just cutting it from important things to get back at us".

I hear that shiat all the time from my conservative family members. Its farking mystifying to them that voting down tax increases and biatching about government spending can actually cut government spending.

On the other hand, i always observe liberals asking for more spending and whining about how terrible it is when spending is cut. But ask them to chip in a little bit by funding it with a VAT or sales tax increase and you are almost always met with indignation.

Apparently the programs aren't really that important if we aren't willing to pay for them!

Because VAT and Sales taxes are regressive.  I'd be fine with a larger income tax though, even if it meant I pay more myself.

Then overpay. The IRS will gladly take your money.


That's one of the most boneheaded arguments out there.  I'm willing to do my part, but the tax burden on the working and middle class is felt much more than it is by the extremely wealthy.  We need everyone to pay in to get things done, and I want the 1%s to feel it like everyone else.
2013-08-30 06:03:36 PM
2 votes:
2013-08-30 05:41:48 PM
2 votes:
Sliding Carp: Why do the republicans want socialism?

Except they were forced to pay into this with their tuition and now the liberals are stealing their money at disbursement time to shut them up. Liberalism can't exist with free speech, open discussion, and transparency. It can only survive by shutting the other guy up.
2013-08-30 05:29:17 PM
2 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: wee: Actually, that's not a bad idea for all the college groups.

Indeed it is...but try to convince Generation Gimme that.


Generation Gimmie? You mean the baby boomers and their looting of social security and sticking their children with the bill? That generation gimmie?
2013-08-30 04:34:45 PM
2 votes:
<i>requested $8,180 to bring two well-known conservative speakers to campus: the News Editor of Townhall.com,  </i>  says Townhall.com

Okay, first off; well-known? Maybe in your derp circle.

Secondly, conflict of interest much?  You're basically writing a slam piece in order to get a speaker's fee for a member of your staff, so fu*k you.

Thirdly, go cry about it. Your little toadies are getting about the same amount of money as other groups.

Fourthly,  bootstrap up, biatches.
2013-08-30 02:47:27 PM
2 votes:
GO GALT
2013-08-30 02:36:30 PM
2 votes:
Gawd!  These entitled republicans just want one handout after another, don't they?
2013-09-01 12:19:08 AM
1 votes:

yeegrek: Republicans are the only people who can punch shoot you in the face and demand an apology for your nose hurting their fist bullet/shot.


FTFY
2013-08-31 05:03:00 AM
1 votes:

SenorBenedict: Munchausen's Proxy: If you don't have a problem with this, you are certainly a hypocrite.  If the campus democrats or LGBT or any other group you like had funding reduced most would be screaming.  Like this group or not, they should not be singled out just as no other should be singled out.

They went from 12 grand to 3 grand, maybe they couldn't justify having the 12 grand and their budget got cut. Isn't that a good thing?


Welcome to the point, everyone. To brand them by Republican has started one conversation when this could be the reason to have a different conversation.
2013-08-31 01:29:48 AM
1 votes:
More Republicans looking for handouts.  Pathetic.
2013-08-31 12:42:12 AM
1 votes:
If cars ran on stupid Townhall would be Saudi Arabia.
2013-08-30 11:47:57 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-30 11:06:42 PM
1 votes:

Selena Luna: The only two places reporting this at all in a google search are Town Hall and a website for college Republicans. spongeboob and someone else posted the campus finance committee's reasoning, which is sound.

Conclusion: Republicans are whining about imaginary wrongs again.


What do you expect from a group of people that regularly engage in projection and the belief that if everything doesn't go the way they want, then they are being unfairly treated and victimized by those 'evil, liberal scum'.
2013-08-30 10:17:06 PM
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: rko281: Except they were forced to pay into this with their tuition and now the liberals are stealing their money at disbursement time to shut them up.

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It pains me to argue with a liberal named "Fart Machine" but here we are.

I hope you are doing great and have a fantastic evening my smelly friend!
2013-08-30 07:56:49 PM
1 votes:

vpb: Do college Republicans do anything thought related?


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They're great at thinking up ways to piss off everyone who isn't from a rich, white, Christian family up to their ears in old money.
2013-08-30 07:27:55 PM
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: SenorBenedict: Dancin_In_Anson: wee: Actually, that's not a bad idea for all the college groups.

Indeed it is...but try to convince Generation Gimme that.

Generation Gimmie? You mean the baby boomers and their looting of social security and sticking their children with the bill? That generation gimmie?

The money for student groups comes from... student association fees, which everyone has to pay.  This money these greedy kids are demanding is... their own money.

/you know, after all my years here, I still don't know if DIA is the stupidest asshole on the planet or the best troll Fark has ever seen.


He's not the best troll fark has ever seen.  Does that help?
2013-08-30 07:17:48 PM
1 votes:
It's highly possible people are tired of the 24/7 Derpfest from "Conservatives"
2013-08-30 07:15:15 PM
1 votes:

SenorBenedict: Dancin_In_Anson: wee: Actually, that's not a bad idea for all the college groups.

Indeed it is...but try to convince Generation Gimme that.

Generation Gimmie? You mean the baby boomers and their looting of social security and sticking their children with the bill? That generation gimmie?


The money for student groups comes from... student association fees, which everyone has to pay.  This money these greedy kids are demanding is... their own money.

/you know, after all my years here, I still don't know if DIA is the stupidest asshole on the planet or the best troll Fark has ever seen.
2013-08-30 07:06:57 PM
1 votes:

cchris_39: Late to the party.

Have any liberals suggested equal funding for all legitimate student organizations?


I will suggest that.

/I don't consider College Republicans a legitimate student organization.
2013-08-30 07:06:42 PM
1 votes:
So because this is coming from a Townhall link on Freeper Friday, I assume that this never happened and is a complete fabrication....
2013-08-30 06:29:16 PM
1 votes:
2 things:  DNRTFA, but since this is Townhall, can I safely assume that the author has engaged in massive intellectual dishonesty here?

Secondly, since the state level Republicans are at war with Democrats, trying to keep them from voting, is it not fair for said Democrats to return fire, even if it's just some symbolic cheap shot?  Republicans are the only people who can punch you in the face and demand an apology for your nose hurting their fist.
2013-08-30 06:24:14 PM
1 votes:
I graduated in May. While I was there they asked for $20,000 to  bring Ann Coulter for a speech and there was a huge amount of butthurt when that was declined. Pretty sure that group just exists to whine about persecution by libruls.
2013-08-30 06:23:05 PM
1 votes:
Some more insight here from someone on the budget committee there (underlining mine):

...The CR request was cut in the 2nd biggest percentage in part because it was the 2nd largest request last night. The reality of UNC Student Congress Finance Committee is that we don't have enough money to fund everything, and we try to make our appropriations as widespread and helpful as we can. Part of this process is cutting large requests so that there will be money there in a few weeks when other groups' requests are heard. The only group who requested more money last night was UNControllables, who requested about $15,000 and received only $4,000. We cut their request down from 5 speakers to one. As much as I appreciate the irony of an anarchist group and conservative group requesting more money than anyone else on a given night from Student Government, the reality is that that means that most likely those groups will be cut the most-not because of their political leanings or missions, but because by definition the largest requests have the most to lose in the funding process. However, even though CR funding was cut by 5000 dollars last night, the amount received was just over $3,000 dollars. That isn't nothing, and is actually about 30% more than the average amount groups received last night. No discrimination took place, and it is sad to see again that Student Congress can't function around policy actions without devolving to accusations of discrimination and unfair bias. We should be better than this.
2013-08-30 06:17:36 PM
1 votes:

DrPainMD: Nobody is more intolerant than those who preach tolerance.


- Taylor Swift
2013-08-30 06:14:59 PM
1 votes:
If you don't have a problem with this, you are certainly a hypocrite.  If the campus democrats or LGBT or any other group you like had funding reduced most would be screaming.  Like this group or not, they should not be singled out just as no other should be singled out.
2013-08-30 05:48:47 PM
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: SenorBenedict: Corvus: What's funny, is my Republican friends are also the first one who cry about lack of government services (at least for them). I had one friend biatching that they should increase hours on trolly lines until 2 am. When I had explained to him that they are cutting funding for things like schools and he is against any tax increases and ask him how would they pay for it, he did the ol' "That's just a ploy, they have lots of money they are just cutting it from important things to get back at us".

I hear that shiat all the time from my conservative family members. Its farking mystifying to them that voting down tax increases and biatching about government spending can actually cut government spending.

On the other hand, i always observe liberals asking for more spending and whining about how terrible it is when spending is cut. But ask them to chip in a little bit by funding it with a VAT or sales tax increase and you are almost always met with indignation.

Apparently the programs aren't really that important if we aren't willing to pay for them!


Because VAT and Sales taxes are regressive.  I'd be fine with a larger income tax though, even if it meant I pay more myself.  The data clearly shows that those in the top income brackets are gaining and retaining far more wealth than the middle and working class though, and that the rates at which they're doing so is increasing, so if I accept a tax increase on my own middle class income, I expect a larger tax increase on the upper tax brackets and capital gains to help balance out the wealthy inequality and make those people feel it as much as the average citizen does.
2013-08-30 05:46:29 PM
1 votes:
"Why do we need a zoo when we could just put up a fence around Chapel Hill?" - Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC)
2013-08-30 05:30:01 PM
1 votes:
Dancin_In_Anson:Generation Gimme

[eyeroll]
2013-08-30 05:14:18 PM
1 votes:

derpy: One anarchist group got $4,000.


Still trying to wrap my mind around an organized anarchy group with funding.
2013-08-30 05:10:02 PM
1 votes:
Another day ending in 'Y', another Republican outrage.

i28.photobucket.com


*yawns*
2013-08-30 05:07:47 PM
1 votes:
the Republicans were given $12,000 the previous year, according to TFA.
This  year they wanted $8,000. They got $3,000.

One group got $5,000 to publish a magazine.
One anarchist group got $4,000.

No indication of what those two groups received previously, but their combined $9,000 is still $3,000 less than the Publicans got last year.

Maybe it's just the other guys' turn this year.

Plus, maybe you shouldn't defund education so much.
2013-08-30 05:00:49 PM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: I smell opportunity. They should do a fund raiser. Something like a bake sale. The UC Berkeley College Republicans could give them some tips on how to successfully pull one off.


Yeah it's a good opportunity to wallow in ignorant racism while making money.
2013-08-30 04:01:17 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Note how the article doesn't point out that they asked for way more money than either of the liberal groups cited.


It does, however, provide numbers; examination of which further indicate that they got significantly less than either of the liberal groups.

Now, I'd be utterly unsurprised if there's a good rationale for the funding decision. (Most likely, the Republicans screwing up the application due to feeling automatically entitled to funding as historically normal.) Contrariwise, I'd consider this topic more suited to local media like the Daily Tar Heel )UNC's student paper) rather than any national news orifice. Nohow, I'm not yet seeing anything from the DTH website on it.
2013-08-30 03:56:22 PM
1 votes:
Considering what their older brethren have done to education funding in North Carolina, I'd say 75% is a good start.
2013-08-30 02:33:03 PM
1 votes:

Sliding Carp: Why do the republicans want socialism?  Get some personal responsibility bootstraps up in there.  Let the free market freely provide money to you if you have something to offer for it.


Aaaaand we're done! Thanks man!
 
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