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Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7819 Apr 26, 2013
Congress aims to save people they know from sequester fallout
by Jed Lewison
FRI APR 26, 2013 AT 07:30 AM PDT
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/26/1204...

The forced austerity of the budget sequester has been with us since March 1 and it's having a real impact on people's lives, whether you're in a family that depends on Head Start, a cancer patient who needs access to treatment near where you live, a senior who depends on Meals on Wheels, or a public servant who suddenly faces a smaller paycheck thanks to budgetary furloughs.

If you fall into any of those categories or the many others facing sequester impacts, you're out of luck: political paralysis is screwing you. But if you're an air traveller confronted with the potential for flight delays, never fear, because Congress has got your back.

The Senate moved quickly Thursday evening to help ease the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to handle automatic spending cuts set forth in the sequester.

Senators unanimously approved the "Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013" — a patch to fix the deep cuts that have furloughed air traffic controllers and delayed flights across the country.

The bill gives the FAA authority to spend up to $253 million of money already in the FAA's budget — but not allocated to pay for other things -- to keep employees on the job and make sure more flights a on time.

It was passed by unanimous consent, which means no senator objected.

The House could take the bill up tomorrow and pass it with 2/3 support of that chamber.

I'm certainly not in favor of the arbitrary flight delays imposed on the traveling public by the sequester, but it's wrong to give political priority to certain groups of people just because senators and members of Congress are more likely to know people impacted by flight delays than people suffering from other consequences of the sequester.

The way this is playing out puts the lie to the whole sequester charade. The sequester was sold as a poison pill that would force Congressional compromise on long-term fiscal policy, but now that preferred interest groups are getting exemptions to the sequester, the whole thing merely reinforces the fact that if you want Congress to serve your needs, it pays to have power. The only real solution to the sequester is to simply get rid of it—pretty much everything else is just a debate about who should get punished by austerity.
Apparently

Hudson, OH

#7820 Apr 26, 2013
I haven't been reading this thread until last night.

What a mistake.

I see Oh My and IO are spreading their foolishness here as well.

The difference is the entire State gets to know them, and have a good look at just how disingenuous, deceptive, and self-indulgent they are. They are certainly good examples of the far left, liberal, socialist threats destroying our Nation.

Much higher level of intellectual thought/debate and overall interesting thread, minus the two pests of course.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#7821 Apr 26, 2013
liar wrote:
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I only read to the part about "nationalizing health care", such a boldface lie. Tells me the rest is going to be just more lies, unfortunately that’s all folks like you can do.
Great example of Left ignorance. If you can't see that the end result of Obamacare will be nationalized health care, you aren't paying attention. Democratic senators and representatives up for reelection in 2014 are backing off the ACA and signing on to Republican bills to delay implementation and/or repeal portions. Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont) is warning that "I see a huge train wreck coming down." The White House has admitted raiding $322 million from the Public Health and Prevention Fund in order to promote the new insurance exchanges. If it's so wonderful and everybody wants it and it is the answer to all our prayers, why does the WH feel the need to spend another $322 million to try and convince people how great it is?

"Meanwhile, Congressional leaders in both parties are concerned about the potential cost of healthcare for lawmakers and their staffs if the federal government does not continue to provide subsidies to them for insurance premiums they will be required to purchase from state exchanges." Hey, welcome to what the rest of us are looking at. And why weren't all these problems addressed in the first place? Oh, yeah, in the words of that intellectual giant Nancy Pelosi " we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it". Right.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#7822 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Too funny, show me the Topix Rule Book for Posting. By the way, it's called the Blairsville Forum and each topic is called a Discussion, and that's about the extent of it.
Work on the reading comprehension, please. Didn't say you COULDN'T post a lengthy piece reflecting SOMEONE ELSE'S opinion in place of a reasoned response, just said most of us aren't interested in reading it. That's not a discussion, it's intellectual laziness.
Chicknbutt

Norcross, GA

#7823 Apr 26, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
Just scanned through the last few pages - my, my people have been busy little posters lately. Unfortunately, the same patterns repeat themselves.
Conservatives support their positions with facts and information and the Liberals come back with foolishness.
1. Jesus was a Liberal - typical leftist nonsense - Jesus was all about our PERSONAL responsibility to care for the needy. And every study shows that Reps/Cons donate far more in both time and money to charity. The Left shows their "charity" by wanting to raise taxes on other people to pay for programs that do not help better peoples' lives - they only enslave those people to dependency, while destroying marriage and families as a side effect. There is no virtue in making someone ELSE "contribute".
And Jesus said "suffer the little children to come unto me" - not "abort them for your own selfish convenience".
2. Republicans are fascists. Once again displaying a complete ignorance of the definition of the word. Let's see, who is it that advocates a controlling central government with severe economic and social regimentation and forceful suppression of opposition.
Examples: nationalizing healthcare, attempting to regulate the coal industry out of business, establishing "carbon emission" standards on industry that do not make the air cleaner one iota, but that do raise the cost of implementing such standards to the point that some industries close because it isn't worthwhile while others have to pass along higher costs to the public in order to stay in business, some ivory tower bureaucrat establishing car emission standards with no knowledge of the workings of how a car engine performs, but that do succeed in raising the price for the consumer, and on and on.
Suppression: Republican/conservative: "I do not believe in your policies and consider them harmful to our country and its citizens."
Typical Leftist response: "You are a bigot, you hate children, you hate minorities, you are greedy, you don't care about soldiers." No discussion on how the policies differ and how reasonable people can disagree - just an attempt to shut down the argument by screaming "HATER, HATER"
3. Reps/Cons never respond to "our facts" - actually you've been responded to so many times it's stunning, but you continue to ignore the TRUE facts anyway.
By the way, this is an OPINION forum, most on here are not interested in reading posts that are nothing but "cut and paste" jobs. If you have a quotation or two that support your position - fine, but a long winded, paragraphs long posting of SOMEONE ELSE'S opinion just indicates to me you can't support your position on your own - BORING. Read your supporting data, condense it down and post it - if you're capable of it.
Great Zod! What a pile of horse-crap. Even you don't believe it.
Chicknbutt

Norcross, GA

#7824 Apr 26, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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The White House has admitted raiding $322 million from the Public Health and Prevention Fund in order to promote the new insurance exchanges.
Well, I guess 322 million is better than the 4 Billion that the GOP wants to raid from it.
Chicknbutt

Norcross, GA

#7825 Apr 26, 2013
Apparently wrote:
They are certainly good examples of the far left, liberal, socialist threats destroying our Nation.
The communists are coming! The communists are coming! They're going to RAPE PILLAGE AND BURN! Be afraid!

Oh... ER.... sorry.

It appears that the country has already been raped pillaged and burned after 8 years of leaving the White House in GOP hands.

Nothing to worry about here folks. Move along.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7826 Apr 26, 2013
Apparently wrote:
I haven't been reading this thread until last night.
What a mistake.
I see Oh My and IO are spreading their foolishness here as well.
The difference is the entire State gets to know them, and have a good look at just how disingenuous, deceptive, and self-indulgent they are. They are certainly good examples of the far left, liberal, socialist threats destroying our Nation.
Much higher level of intellectual thought/debate and overall interesting thread, minus the two pests of course.
Your perspective is governed by where you stand in right field. Besides, the internet is international, it's all part of the conspiracy.
domino

Columbus, GA

#7827 Apr 26, 2013
liar wrote:
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I only read to the part about "nationalizing health care", such a boldface lie. Tells me the rest is going to be just more lies, unfortunately that’s all folks like you can do.
You post under the perfect name for yourself. Because "liar" is what you are. However, you should put "bald faced" in front of it.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7828 Apr 26, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Work on the reading comprehension, please. Didn't say you COULDN'T post a lengthy piece reflecting SOMEONE ELSE'S opinion in place of a reasoned response, just said most of us aren't interested in reading it. That's not a discussion, it's intellectual laziness.
Nope, it's called various things depending on what's being offered: a point of view for discussion or to support a position, or why reinvent the wheel when someone else's rolls just as well, just be sure and show the label. If you don't like what's being posted, pass it by.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7829 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Care to tackle how one verse in Leviticus can be trotted out as an authoritative justification while the remainder of the Book is ignored as just so quaint.
I dont post about Bible verse unless I consider the one I'm posting to is a Christian. For some reason I consider you are not.


Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7830 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
Congress aims to save people they know from sequester fallout
by Jed Lewison
FRI APR 26, 2013 AT 07:30 AM PDT
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/26/1204...
The forced austerity of the budget sequester has been with us since March 1 and it's having a real impact on people's lives, whether you're in a family that depends on Head Start, a cancer patient who needs access to treatment near where you live, a senior who depends on Meals on Wheels, or a public servant who suddenly faces a smaller paycheck thanks to budgetary furloughs.


Dailykos. Ha-ha-ha.

They left this one out.....

Speaking on the House floor yesterday, Representative Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) stood up for some of the most important victims of congressional gridlock: children’s birthday parties and comedians trying to make their voices high-pitched.

Discussing a bill to continue the federal government’s sales from the National Helium Reserve, Johnson intoned,“Imagine, Mr. Speaker, a world without balloons.”

The same bozo that said..

During a 2010 committee hearing regarding the U.S. military’s presence in Guam, Johnson voiced his concerns about the island “become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”


Yep, I would say those democraps have their priorities kind of messed up.
Like the libtards in this thread.
Bored

Dahlonega, GA

#7831 Apr 26, 2013
Bigdave1 wrote:
I have come to the opinion that Lenin was much smarter than I ever gave him credit for being. He called you socialists "useful idiots". I didn't just make that up to call you names. It is a fact that the Communist killed all the useful idiots once they took over control of the socialist government. They no longer had any use for useful idiots and actually looked down on them. They felt that the socialist's could not be trusted.
Yes, that is what Lenin thought of socialists. You are just stupid tools to help him accomplish his goals of Communism.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
https://www.sites.google.com/site/paulroeblin...

Good post. The second link is very informative and reinforces your term "useful idiots."
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#7832 Apr 26, 2013
Bored wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I dont post about Bible verse unless I consider the one I'm posting to is a Christian. For some reason I consider you are not.
Of course not, it is difficult to maintain the illusion of piety while cherry-picking from the Bible. Course whether or not I'm a Christian is not your place to decide, but it sure makes you feel good to try.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#7833 Apr 26, 2013
Chicknbutt wrote:
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Great Zod! What a pile of horse-crap. Even you don't believe it.
So point out specifically what isn't accurate and refute it, otherwise it is clear you are just full of the aforementioned horse manure.

Since: Nov 12

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#7834 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Nope, it's called various things depending on what's being offered: a point of view for discussion or to support a position, or why reinvent the wheel when someone else's rolls just as well, just be sure and show the label. If you don't like what's being posted, pass it by.
Gee, must have struck a nerve.
Informed Opinion

Cape Coral, FL

#7835 Apr 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>You have perfected the use of the strawman, congratulations.

Never declared the US Constitution is irrelevant, but have stated that it has evolved to meet the demands of a changing world. Hey, looks like the same thing could be said about the Bible, what with one set of cultural mores in the Old Testament, and another in the New.

Care to tackle how one verse in Leviticus can be trotted out as an authoritative justification while the remainder of the Book is ignored as just so quaint.
Why, that's easy.

The Right Wing Wacko version of the Bible has no New Testament, and only the odd numbered verses in the Old Testament. It is it even numbered ?

Informed Opinion

Cape Coral, FL

#7836 Apr 26, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhhh, IO's alter ego. Can you tell us how you can ignore that one verse? Personally, I'm not ignoring any of the scripture. I am simply pointing out that Leviticus 22:18 can't be ignored either. You liberals just never get tired of yourselves and your spin. Too funny.
No problem at all.

I pay attention to what Christ,(hence Christian Theology) has to say.

I ignore all the silliness in the Old Testament.

I don't need permission to have slaves, be told how to avoid disease by avoiding rotting animals, what kind of burnt sacrifice to make that has a pleasing odor to the Lord, or how to hate gays, women who wear blue jeans, or that I have to marry my brothers widow, or rape and pillage a neighboring village.

You see, grown ups can make these decisions all by themselves.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7837 Apr 26, 2013
Chicknbutt wrote:
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Great Zod! What a pile of horse-crap. Even you don't believe it.
Well, I suppose this response of yours is better than your usual: "It's all fallacy. This has been documented and proven time and time again." What a hoot!

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7838 Apr 26, 2013
Chicknbutt wrote:
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Well, I guess 322 million is better than the 4 Billion that the GOP wants to raid from it.
lol Good try, but no cigar.

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