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Old 09-20-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I think the conservative view seems to be who gives a damn about monitoring clean air, water, running national parks,etc., until their ox is getting gored, then they whine relentlessly. A sensible person can recognize an impact BEFORE it comes to their door, and actually cares. The assumptions that all the work the federal government was doing is worthless, and the groceries, cars, etc. that federal employees buy are not real consumption are beyond asinine.

Here is the kind of hypocrisy this kind of stupidity yields.



Politics of disaster relief catch up with Colorado Republicans | The Colorado Independent

Karma's a *****.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Try being the family across the street, where both the husband and wife LOST THEIR JOBS.

$1000 hit is NOTHING compared to being out of work.

That hurts.
That (if it's even true) wasn't because of the federal government getting "only" 90% of the automatic increase they get every year.

Did you catch that? They STILL got their increase, and they got 90% of it.

The whole sequestration thing is politics. Nothing more. Any job losses or pay cuts that have been blamed on it would have happened anyway. What they didn't get (not lost, mind you, but because this was an increase in the budget, not a cut, they just didn't get as much as they expected/wanted) amounts to a drop of water in a five gallon bucket. It's nothing but a political tool, and anyone who believes otherwise is themselves a tool.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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"Empathy" is not a word that Republicans are familiar with.
We have another poster who thinks we can just give money out without any cost.. whippeee.. Lets all hit the lottery..
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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It has nothing to do with Republicans. The super committee was bipartisan and the President signed the law. It has to do with two political parties in Washington acting like children throwing temper tantrums. I hold both parties accountable for their utter lack of ability or willingness to do what they were elected to do, and run the nation. We would not be in the mess had the Senate Democrats actually passed a budget at any time in the last four years. We would not be in this mess if the House Republicans didn't see every funding debate as a ticket to get the sharp knives out for Obamacare againg.

This.

The problem is that we let these morons -- you know which morons I'm talking about, the ones with the D's and the R's after their names -- hijack the general welfare of our country in order to serve their own special interests.

As TXStrat said, I hold both parties accountable for their utter lack of ability or willingness to do what they were elected to do, and run the nation.

I would like to put all of these idiots into a room and collectively knock the living s**t out of them, and then scream at them to "do your f**king job or get out".

The problem is that we, as a country, have failed to vote out non-performers. If they aren't going to impose term limits on themselves, it's time to "re-elect nobody". I'm so sick of the Bloods vs. Crips mentality that these idiots in Washington display, which in turn gets repeated by the media, and in turn is on display with the voters. But I'm even more sickened by the fact that we continue to let it happen.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Try asking a Department of Defense civilian employee that just finished getting hit for six non-paid days over the last six weeks if it was painful. Yes, it was. Right in time for back to school shopping, etc. It sucked.
Ask them how much they liked the pay raises they have gotten the last five years while private sector people with similar jobs saw their pay and benefits shrink.......
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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That (if it's even true) wasn't because of the federal government getting "only" 90% of the automatic increase they get every year.

Did you catch that? They STILL got their increase, and they got 90% of it.

The whole sequestration thing is politics. Nothing more. Any job losses or pay cuts that have been blamed on it would have happened anyway. What they didn't get (not lost, mind you, but because this was an increase in the budget, not a cut, they just didn't get as much as they expected/wanted) amounts to a drop of water in a five gallon bucket. It's nothing but a political tool, and anyone who believes otherwise is themselves a tool.

Did I SAY they were public sector employees?

No, I did not. And no, they are not.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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Ask them how much they liked the pay raises they have gotten the last five years while private sector people with similar jobs saw their pay and benefits shrink.......
Corporate profits are soaring. So why are corporations cutting pay?
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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Corporate profits are soaring. So why are corporations cutting pay?

So executives can maximize their comp packages.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Did I SAY they were public sector employees?

No, I did not. And no, they are not.
Did I?

"No, I did not..."
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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That's it, guys, blame "the corporations" for all your woes. The thread has nothing to do with them, but hey, let's get it out there anyway, so the circle jerk can commence.

To f'ing predictable. Some people are just hopeless.
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