John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#1 Apr 3, 2013
Sequester, I guess you could it a big word and probably one that none of us heard of before this set of government spending cuts came into being.

In all of the hype and smoke and fire being raised over the sequester, there is one fact that seems to be lost. The sequester idea came for the Obama administration. I believe it was jack Lu, the current treasury secretary who came up with it. At the time, Obama and his administration were all for it. I mean it was their idea.

Now it is here and the Obama Administration with those on the left are blasting it. They talk about cutting agents on the border and we already know about the termination of the White House tours. There was the talk of long waits to board planes and that flyer would not be as safe because their would be fewer ATC operators.

What I don't understand, if it was such a good idea when proposed, why is it so bad now? What had changed between now and then?
and with that said

Kabul, Afghanistan

#2 Apr 4, 2013
And the sequester is not this mythical $85 billion that is being reported. It is only $44 billion to be split 50/50 between military and domestic spending. And this "cut" is not an actual cut. It is a reduction in the amount of increase in spending.

Even so, at a time when North Korea has declared war on the US and has threatened us with nuclear attack, this is definitely not a time to hollow out the military.
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#3 Apr 4, 2013
And with Said,

While I am not sure of those numbers as far as $85 billion compared to $44 billion, As far as I have seen everything you said about the sequester is absolutely right. With this being cuts in future amounts that could be spent the question that has nagged is why is it if you have X amount of dollars to hire X amount of say border guards, why could you retain that same force next year at its current level seeing as you will have the same amount of money AND a bit more, just not as large of a bit more as you wanted.

I am really trying to learn how North Korea is going to nuke any American city considering NK does not have the technology to marry a nuke to a missile that has the range to reach the USA and second, even if they did, all of their missile tests have proven that their missiles are notoriously unreliable. The only answer that I can come up with is that they have smuggled the nukes into the USA with a suicide team that will set it off.
Obama

Ballwin, MO

#4 Apr 5, 2013
What sequester are you folks talking about? My family and I have more of your tax money to spend than we have ever had. Seperate vacations all over the world for my family, parties at the white house and private golf lessons. Heck you folks have spent over $1.2 billion dollars on the private necessities of my family and I since we got into the white house. I say sequester.....Where.....
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Obama wrote:
What sequester are you folks talking about? My family and I have more of your tax money to spend than we have ever had. Seperate vacations all over the world for my family, parties at the white house and private golf lessons. Heck you folks have spent over $1.2 billion dollars on the private necessities of my family and I since we got into the white house. I say sequester.....Where.....
HAHA, very funny but what does it add to the discussion and what does it contribute to the base question I asked when I opened the thread.

Sarcasm can be very funny in the right place but this wasn't the time
guesT

Lenexa, KS

#6 Apr 6, 2013
John Doe wrote:
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HAHA, very funny but what does it add to the discussion and what does it contribute to the base question I asked when I opened the thread.
Sarcasm can be very funny in the right place but this wasn't the time
I thought it was great. I thought it got the point over just as well as anything else.
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#7 Apr 6, 2013
guesT wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought it was great. I thought it got the point over just as well as anything else.
Thank you. I am still searching for an answer to the question. If Obama and his administration was a good idea at the time he proposed it, what has changed to make it a bad idea now?

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#8 Apr 6, 2013
guesT wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought it was great. I thought it got the point over just as well as anything else.
It was funny. but..........

Big T, You should know better than use humor to make your point.

Constable Doe (topix Nazi) does not like humor. You must abide by his rules. He may ask you to leave his thread and never trespass again.

Let me help you out big T.

The job of the right is to slam the opinions and copy and paste of the left. Alumni, Gene, me, and well, when she is on here.

When responding to a thread jd started NEVER USE HUMOR NO MATTER IF YOU MAKE A POINT.

Don't ask questions of jd, that's his job.

Never call names unless it's to Alumni, Gene, me, and well when she is on here.

Never point out misspelled words from the right.

Praise is accepted ONLY if it's to jd.

NEVER use chat speak, jd don't like it. But "well" just keeps doing it.

These are the do's

You may use humor with the left.
You may change the topic on threads that don't belong to jd.
You may ask links to all the copy and paste from the left.
You may tell the left to prove it with information from a non partisan places.
Of course name calling is ok for the left. He believes that's ok.

If you happen to find a misspelled word from the right That's a big plus for you from jd.

I think that covers most of it. He should be happy with you if you follow his rules. If you have any question please feel free to ask me.

Your welcome. That's justa kinda guy I am.
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Apr 6, 2013
catfish59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was funny. but..........
Big T, You should know better than use humor to make your point.
Constable Doe (topix Nazi) does not like humor. You must abide by his rules. He may ask you to leave his thread and never trespass again.
Let me help you out big T.
The job of the right is to slam the opinions and copy and paste of the left. Alumni, Gene, me, and well, when she is on here.
When responding to a thread jd started NEVER USE HUMOR NO MATTER IF YOU MAKE A POINT.
Don't ask questions of jd, that's his job.
Never call names unless it's to Alumni, Gene, me, and well when she is on here.
Never point out misspelled words from the right.
Praise is accepted ONLY if it's to jd.
NEVER use chat speak, jd don't like it. But "well" just keeps doing it.
These are the do's
You may use humor with the left.
You may change the topic on threads that don't belong to jd.
You may ask links to all the copy and paste from the left.
You may tell the left to prove it with information from a non partisan places.
Of course name calling is ok for the left. He believes that's ok.
If you happen to find a misspelled word from the right That's a big plus for you from jd.
I think that covers most of it. He should be happy with you if you follow his rules. If you have any question please feel free to ask me.
Your welcome. That's justa kinda guy I am.
Catfish, I had always considered you to be a reasonable fellow that one one talk with in a quiet and a sane manner. This post almost sounds as if you were someone who posts on this forum. You have the insults but you have left out the name calling. How many times do I have to say that name calling, either on the right or left is wrong?

Perhaps I need to rethink my opinion of you which is sad to me. I always hate to learn someone is not a reasonable, intelligent person that I can talk with and I even answered your questions, twice if memory serves me right

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#10 Apr 7, 2013
John Doe wrote:
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Catfish, I had always considered you to be a reasonable fellow that one one talk with in a quiet and a sane manner. This post almost sounds as if you were someone who posts on this forum. You have the insults but you have left out the name calling. How many times do I have to say that name calling, either on the right or left is wrong?
Perhaps I need to rethink my opinion of you which is sad to me. I always hate to learn someone is not a reasonable, intelligent person that I can talk with and I even answered your questions, twice if memory serves me right
Doe, not one word I wrote was a LIE.

You don't do humor
you don't like chat speak

you do ask for (use to preach it all the time ONLY to the left) links
you then would say it's a non biases and non partisan link

I don't need to go over all of them.

I really think you can't do humor. That makes me sad for you.
Gene

Caruthersville, MO

#11 Apr 7, 2013
John Doe wrote:
<quoted text>
Catfish, I had always considered you to be a reasonable fellow that one one talk with in a quiet and a sane manner. This post almost sounds as if you were someone who posts on this forum. You have the insults but you have left out the name calling. How many times do I have to say that name calling, either on the right or left is wrong?
Perhaps I need to rethink my opinion of you which is sad to me. I always hate to learn someone is not a reasonable, intelligent person that I can talk with and I even answered your questions, twice if memory serves me right
LOL John Doe your funny, and not in a humor kinda way either. Your laughable because of your demeanor in Topix. You're a two faced lying hypocrite that sides with anyone who hates Obama. You're a Fox News commercial in a human form. A Complete Joke! And when someone brings out the truth in anything you post or about you you tuck tail and run home to momma. You cant stand you're own ground without being a flip flopping lying hypocrite, no you cant stay on the course you're on because you've always got a back door theory to get you're ass out of hot water for the bullshit you bring in here.

You're not here to discuss anything Pillsbury. YOu're far from ever being respectable and expect respect back when you post one of your questions and never answer any question thrown at you.

To sum it all up you're like a gnat flying around the computer monitor screen. Annoying, and serve no purpose but to be smashed like the gnat you are. Myself, catfish, well, and 61 alumni are the fly swatters. You? You and Comrade are still in the larva form. Maggots.
Gene

Caruthersville, MO

#12 Apr 7, 2013
catfish59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Doe, not one word I wrote was a LIE.
You don't do humor
you don't like chat speak
you do ask for (use to preach it all the time ONLY to the left) links
you then would say it's a non biases and non partisan link
I don't need to go over all of them.
I really think you can't do humor. That makes me sad for you.
Plus when anyone DOES provide him a link he trashes it or name calls you or the author.
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#13 Apr 7, 2013
catfish59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Doe, not one word I wrote was a LIE.
You don't do humor
you don't like chat speak
you do ask for (use to preach it all the time ONLY to the left) links
you then would say it's a non biases and non partisan link
I don't need to go over all of them.
I really think you can't do humor. That makes me sad for you.
That's fair. Thank you for showing what you think of me. I can see places where I need to improve and I shall try to do that.

Still, all of this is off topic. I still want to know what has changed since Obama and company first proposed sequester. What was it a good idea then and now it is a bad idea.
guesT

Lenexa, KS

#14 Apr 7, 2013
John Doe wrote:
<quoted text>
That's fair. Thank you for showing what you think of me. I can see places where I need to improve and I shall try to do that.
Still, all of this is off topic. I still want to know what has changed since Obama and company first proposed sequester. What was it a good idea then and now it is a bad idea.
OK, I'm going to give you my answer and I am not trying to be funny. The answer is "I don't know". Now you have at least one answer and if I come up with something else I will post.
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#15 Apr 7, 2013
Thanks Big T. You are like me, I don't see anything that has changed and yet, sequester was good when Obama proposed it and signed it into law an now that it is here and it is law, it's no good. This is the strangest political situation that I have ever seen

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