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Leominster, MA

#65 Apr 2, 2013
Just Facts wrote:
We are now into April....
the sky is still above us
the Earth is still below us
the birds are coming out for Spring
the trees are budding
and Obama's bullshit was only that...bullshit
we have operating airports
our food inspectors are still inspecting food
the various sections in government are making apprpriate cuts like they should be
we knew Obama was lying
I've only seen a small slice of the beginning of what is happening. CDBG funds have been cut, so there are lists of projects that were planned for and won't get done unless there is some shifting. School budgets are short, but that is partly due to increases in vendor costs. More will emerge.

Fitchburg, MA

#66 Apr 4, 2013
It's a shame there such shortsighted and ignorant people in this country. Just because they don't see the thousands of Seniors going hungry having been cut from Meals on Wheels. Just because he doesn't care to see the thousands of children now at a disadvantage havine been cut from Head start programs. Just because he doesn't have a plane land on his head. Just because the Oil isn't running down next to HIS house.

Just because he doesn't see thousands of Veterans suffer since benefits are being cut, just because they don't see the additional unemployed sent into the ranks at the worst possible time in terms of recovery, just because boneheads don't see these things, or want to see these things, means they aren't hurting and happening.

The ignorant and shortsighted will always be that!

Don't be fooled by the tiny population of Teabrain idiots who cannot see beyond their bubble.

Thise who choose to live in reality know we need these things and they are NOT, repeat NOT the cause of the debt anyway.

Party on bonehead.

Fitchburg, MA

#67 Apr 4, 2013
Yes, the sequester cuts Medicare
WaPo- Since I wrote a story Wednesday about cancer clinics turning away patients due to sequester cuts, I've received a number of e-mails like this one: "The fact is that the sequester does not touch Medicare." and "The sequester has NO cuts involved WHATSOEVER to Medicare/Medicaid." Just to set the record straight: Yes, the sequester does cut Medicare,...(more


Fitchburg, MA

#68 Apr 5, 2013

Fitchburg, MA

#69 May 2, 2013
Wonder what Republicans think of the sequaster today, how could anyone know?

"Highlighting the many missteps of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is generally a little too easy, but there's a larger significance to this latest gem.

"There were numerous Republicans that voted against the sequestration because we knew all of these calamities were in the future. And so it reminds me of the Shakespeare line:'Thou protestest too much.' Didn't you know this was going to happen? We knew it. That's why we voted against this bill."

Now, most of the commentary around the quote, which Bachmann uttered on the House floor, mocked her for butchering Shakespeare. But the more salient point is that the congresswoman was lying.

To hear Bachmann tell it, she and many of her Republican colleagues knew the sequestration cuts would do so much damage, they voted against them out of their deep compassion towards the American people. They "knew" the sequester would cause "calamities," so they "voted against this bill."

Except, whether Bachmann understands reality or not, that's completely at odds with what actually occurred. She and many of her far-right colleagues voted against sequestration, not because they thought it cut too much, but because they thought it didn't cut nearly enough. Her new argument, while creative, is brazenly dishonest, even for her.

But in the larger context, it's easy to understand how Bachmann might get confused. At this point, Republican rhetoric on sequestration is starting to sound an awful lot like Gollum talking about a certain ring.

Republicans love the sequester;
Republicans hate the sequester.
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Republicans think the sequester is a great idea;
Republicans think the sequester is a terrible idea.
Republicans think they came up the sequester;
Republicans think they didn't come up with the sequester.
Republicans believe the sequester is doing no damage to the country;
Republicans believe the sequester is doing too much damage to the country.
Republicans are for sequestration;
Republicans are against sequestration.

We're reaching new levels of ridiculousness here. Republican lawmakers came up with the idea, then condemned it, then embraced it, then blamed President Obama for it, then celebrated it as a "victory,"
then condemned it again when it started delaying flights, then embraced it again.

Ridiculousness is right, poofters think they'll be taking back a branch of Government anytime soon are forgetting, the Cerebral Cortex all humans have!

Fitchburg, MA

#70 May 2, 2013
But even putting that aside, Cantor's contradiction reinforces a larger point: the GOP has absolutely no idea what it wants to say about sequestration. The Majority Leader offers an extreme example -- few have gone quite as far as Cantor to say the sequester is both dangerous and not dangerous at the same time -- but he's not the only one struggling with coherence.

As best as I can tell, the latest Republican message is this: the sequester is a terrible idea, which President Obama came up with, which will slash key investments, which is a great idea, which Republicans have championed. The policy will both help and hurt the economy, strengthen and weaken national defense, and hurt domestic priorities while leaving them unaffected.

Thank goodness we have policy wonks like Eric Cantor to help the public straighten this out.

he obviously has two messages to send...one for those inside the bubble and one for those of us living in the "evidence based world"

I swear the stupid is spreading!!! It's broken containment and is becoming pandemic!

Fitchburg, MA

#71 May 2, 2013
Dude, get a hobby or start drinking decafe. Either way you're coming off as extremely unhinged. You're dominating a thread no body cares about.

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