Sequester Could Close Local Air Traff...

Sequester Could Close Local Air Traffic Towers

There are 20 comments on the 5NEWSonline.com story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Sequester Could Close Local Air Traffic Towers. In it, 5NEWSonline.com reports that:

Major spending cuts out of Washington, D.C., set to take place this Friday, will impact most Arkansans, including at the airport.

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Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#1 Feb 26, 2013
I did notice in Mondays paper the Air Traffic Control tower may be closed.

Today, FS School superintendent Benny Goodin stated in the paper the sequester would hurt our local schools. Sorry Benny, but the president elected to go this way back in 2011 and after all, it is only 2.5 cents cut.

I'm sure Benny believes in a budget plan and since our President hasn't seen the need to prepare a budget in the past, maybe in the future we can plan and prepare a budget.

One such plan would allow all agencies to cut 1 penny of every dollar. Not rocket science, just more efficient spending of taxpayers money.
whats new

Fort Smith, AR

#2 Feb 26, 2013
the real question for benny goodin is can he manage? all business has been required to tighten their belts because of government spending and taxes, so now ole benny needs to show his management skills! benny claims that he is all about the children and their future but does he want every child that enters the job market in their adult years to have an enormous debt of over 53,000 dollars in national debt on their backs before they start their first day of work in the real world. if we don't get a handle on federal spending, the national debt will equal way more than the cost of a college education for each person in the united states! ole benny needs to wake up and smell the coffee because getting a handle on government spending will enable his students to prosper in their adult life!
so true

Fort Smith, AR

#3 Feb 26, 2013
benny goodin has his head in the sand again because the cost of education is enormous now and the average student has possibly 35,000 dollars of education debt to pay off when and if they can find a job after graduation from college. additionally, each and every american has a current federal debt of over 53,000 dollars to pay off so each grad has over 80,000 dollars of debt stacked on their backs before their fist day of work! the deck is stacked against them and ole benny could be part of the problem by not wanting to control spending! afterall, its all about the children, isn't it?
LOL

Van Buren, AR

#4 Feb 26, 2013
Liberty13 wrote:
I did notice in Mondays paper the Air Traffic Control tower may be closed.
Today, FS School superintendent Benny Goodin stated in the paper the sequester would hurt our local schools. Sorry Benny, but the president elected to go this way back in 2011 and after all, it is only 2.5 cents cut.
I'm sure Benny believes in a budget plan and since our President hasn't seen the need to prepare a budget in the past, maybe in the future we can plan and prepare a budget.
One such plan would allow all agencies to cut 1 penny of every dollar. Not rocket science, just more efficient spending of taxpayers money.
The President did prepare a budget. Congress did not approve it and Congress could not come together to agree on its own budget proposal.
LOL bonehead

Fort Smith, AR

#5 Feb 26, 2013
obama has raised the national debt more than any president in history! who do you think that you are kidding? every man woman and child in the good old USA now owes more than 53,000 dollars of national debt! the country is in serious trouble and the democrats in the senate have not presented a budget in 4 years.

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Feb 26, 2013
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>The President did prepare a budget. Congress did not approve it and Congress could not come together to agree on its own budget proposal.
WRONG!!!!!!
President Obama's #1 man in the Senate has not given a budget to vote on since Obama has been president.
goodstuff

Fort Smith, AR

#7 Feb 26, 2013
it must be that obama's number one man in the senate can't add or write!
buddies

Fort Smith, AR

#8 Feb 26, 2013
gosack and goodin are buddies that live high on the hog on the backs of the average working person that is trying to just pay their rent and support their families!
LOL

Van Buren, AR

#9 Feb 26, 2013
Liberty13 wrote:
<quoted text>
WRONG!!!!!!
President Obama's #1 man in the Senate has not given a budget to vote on since Obama has been president.
As usual Jack, you are incorrect. No matter if you type in all caps or use a dozen exclamation points, you are still wrong. Here are the facts.

As per law, Obama has submitted a budget for each fiscal year heís been president -- fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012, according to a quick check on the Government Printing Officeís website, where the documents are posted. Itís as simple as that. Jack, simply go there and read the budget Obama submitted.

After the presidentís budget is submitted, House and Senate budget committees are supposed to draft budget resolutions, frameworks intended to guide the spending process, which then go to the floor for approval.

Once adopted, the two resolutions go to a House and Senate conference committee, where they are reconciled and sent back to the respective chambers for final approval.

Unfortunately for the US citizens, the process has not been working. The House and Senate have been largely unable to bring any bills to a vote in the last 5 years due to the continued filibustering.

Sorry, Jack, but facts are facts.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#10 Feb 26, 2013
Liberty13 wrote:
<quoted text>
WRONG!!!!!!
President Obama's #1 man in the Senate has not given a budget to vote on since Obama has been president.
You're wrong.

May 16, 2012 The Washington Times reported:

"President Obamaís budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.

Coupled with the Houseís rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obamaís budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year."

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Feb 26, 2013
Thanks Bama Yankee, "LOL" fails to follow through.

President Obama's #1 man Senator Harry Reid is responsible for producing a working budget for the House......Hadn't Happened!

The President really needs to quit campaigning and start working with Congress.
no budget senate

Fort Smith, AR

#12 Feb 26, 2013
old harry reid and nancy pelosi have not produced a budget in over 4 years and mr and mrs obama are too busy in hollywood to mess with it! golf anyone?
bootzetootze

Rogers, AR

#13 Feb 27, 2013
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>As usual Jack, you are incorrect. No matter if you type in all caps or use a dozen exclamation points, you are still wrong. Here are the facts.
As per law, Obama has submitted a budget for each fiscal year heís been president -- fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012, according to a quick check on the Government Printing Officeís website, where the documents are posted. Itís as simple as that. Jack, simply go there and read the budget Obama submitted.
After the presidentís budget is submitted, House and Senate budget committees are supposed to draft budget resolutions, frameworks intended to guide the spending process, which then go to the floor for approval.
Once adopted, the two resolutions go to a House and Senate conference committee, where they are reconciled and sent back to the respective chambers for final approval.
Unfortunately for the US citizens, the process has not been working. The House and Senate have been largely unable to bring any bills to a vote in the last 5 years due to the continued filibustering.
Sorry, Jack, but facts are facts.
Is this the one and only LOL?(Life on the Line) if so, I miss you and wish you were back home with the boys. Hope that you are well. I'm going on a RA with ccso...owwah!
ok bootzetootze

Fort Smith, AR

#14 Feb 27, 2013
when your hero obama was elected, the national debt was about 12 trillion dollars and under your hero, it has climbed to almost 17 trillion dollars! sorry tootze but you can't blame jack for that and maybe you could explain to all of us why obama can't get his favorite children to produce a budget in the democratic majority senate? afterall, nancy and harry always agree with their great leader and wasn't it ole nancy P that said "we'll find out whats in obama care after we pass it?" well nancy and the gang passed it without knowing what was in the entire mess! so once again, one must wonder how they can pass a bill like obama care just because they were told to ram it thru by the boss and they can't pass a budget to help reduce the national debt. when obama took office, each man, woman, and child in america owed 30 something thousand dollars each on the national debt and under obama, the same man, woman, and child owes over 53,000 dollars in nation debt!
bootzetootze

Springdale, AR

#15 Feb 27, 2013
ok bootzetootze wrote:
when your hero obama was elected, the national debt was about 12 trillion dollars and under your hero, it has climbed to almost 17 trillion dollars! sorry tootze but you can't blame jack for that and maybe you could explain to all of us why obama can't get his favorite children to produce a budget in the democratic majority senate? afterall, nancy and harry always agree with their great leader and wasn't it ole nancy P that said "we'll find out whats in obama care after we pass it?" well nancy and the gang passed it without knowing what was in the entire mess! so once again, one must wonder how they can pass a bill like obama care just because they were told to ram it thru by the boss and they can't pass a budget to help reduce the national debt. when obama took office, each man, woman, and child in america owed 30 something thousand dollars each on the national debt and under obama, the same man, woman, and child owes over 53,000 dollars in nation debt!
wowza!
wowzagirls

Fort Smith, AR

#16 Feb 28, 2013
thats what ray said when his red dress went missing from the secret closet maintained for him at the settle sanitation retreat!
now thats funny

Fort Smith, AR

#17 Feb 28, 2013
great comment from wowzagirls!
hold it

Fort Smith, AR

#18 Mar 18, 2013
did patrick buy that red dress for nosack as a reward for the city buying all those garbage and sludge trucks?
bootzetootze

Springdale, AR

#19 Apr 26, 2013
wowzagirls wrote:
thats what ray said when his red dress went missing from the secret closet maintained for him at the settle sanitation retreat!
Was there a mysterious dna stain on it? Is that why you are holding onto it?
fort smith airport

Fort Smith, AR

#20 Sep 10, 2013
have heard that the fort smith airport is closing because they can't furnish fire and rescue services. is that true?

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