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Old 04-26-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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...and Head Start kids are being kicked off the program utilizing a lottery...Just the tip of the iceberg due to the sequester, but as long as the rich can fly off the tarmac...all is well in the good old US of A.


This country is officially an Oligarchy.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It will end up like the FAA controllers..emergency "put it back" bills by Congress.
Starving seniors and illiterate poor kids....go for the emotion.

Got for the direct hit to taxpayers is what this sequester action is all about.
They have no intention of cutting anything.

Meanwhile we spend over $8 billion a year to maintain empty Fed buildings.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Parents can teach their kids how to read and write. I did. I didn't need some head start program. Most use em for babysitters anyway.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Congress had to get the comtrollers back on the job.
Too many of them have to fly home for recess.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Congress had to get the comtrollers back on the job.
Too many of them have to fly home for recess.
Nah..DC and area airports were not affected by any furloughs.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Haven't heard anyone yet explain why we are collecting more in 2013 than 2012 and calling it a cutback.

Poor little kids. Maybe their parents will take some responsibility if only they could read.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Haven't heard anyone yet explain why we are collecting more in 2013 than 2012 and calling it a cutback.

Poor little kids. Maybe their parents will take some responsibility if only they could read.
By 5th grade all the kids are leveled off and then the Head Start kids start falling behind again.
Because the parents who didn't read to their kids before they started school still aren't reading to/with them.

Head Start didn't work because once Head Start is over the parents do not take over and the kids fall behind within a few years.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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The sequester is the responsibility of President Barack Obama.

He created it and he drove us off of the fiscal cliff.

I'm glad that you are finally waking up and giving blame where it is due - squarely in the Oval Office.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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The sequester is the responsibility of President Barack Obama.

He created it and he drove us off of the fiscal cliff.

I'm glad that you are finally waking up and giving blame where it is due - squarely in the Oval Office.
lmao....the sequester was only offered up as a solution due to recalcitrant Republicans refusing to compromise. It was supposed to be such a stupid policy that it forced negotiations, but obviously it wasn't stupid enough.


It is amusing watching fiscal hawks lay the blame of austerity on Obama, despite 218 Republicans supporting it. No matter who you want to blame, the truth of the matter is that the sequester is a Conservative piece of austerity legislation that is unnecessarily inflicting harm onto America.

Just more proof that austerity is the wrong policy for these times.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Actually Obama is just laying the groundwork for the next time somebody proposes a cut in budget........any type of cut. They will scream and howl about the sequestor and how horrible it made everyone's lives and how that can't happen again. Obama is intentionally causing duress to the citizens of the US to push his policies. Some president we have here. More pathetic by the day.
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