Government workers riled up ahead of ...

Government workers riled up ahead of automatic budget cuts

There are 144 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 28, 2013, titled Government workers riled up ahead of automatic budget cuts. In it, Reuters reports that:

Government workers normally unfazed by political gridlock are angry that they will be disproportionately hurt by Washington's inability to reach a deal to avoid some $85 billion in automatic budget cuts due to kick in on Friday.

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Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#158 Mar 19, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
More deflection, I see. Bush tried to investigate Fannie and Freddie but was stonewalled by the democrats, Barney Frank in particular.
It's hilarious how you lib' s can take any situation and trace it right back to Bush's desk. Not taking into consideration that democrats threw up roadblocks to many of the reforms he tried to implement. Please tell us the one about how Bush and Cheney blew up the levees in N.O. That's my favorite liberal fable.
right, Barney Frank had one vote on a committee dominated by Republicans, as a matter of fact, the House Committee and Senate Committee, both Republican lead and dominated wrote bills that both sat on and never forward for action.

The Republicans wrote bills and let the bills sit in committee soliciting no action on either.

You may not be aware of doings in politics in America, but that doesn't mean everybody else doesn't watch and know what happened......

You're on the internet, both bills are available for review on the Congress archives website. It's not that you don't know, it's obvious you don't want to know

Barney Frank protesting against legislation in a Committee Meeting is a lame excuse, unless you assume that people debating politics on the internet are illiterate and doesn't know the protocol or procedure of the United States Congress.

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#160 Mar 20, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>Now I get it! The evil Republicans caused every bad economic situation in this country.
I guess that makes just as much sense as you blaming everything on the liberals.

The difference would be of course you are blaming the "liberals" for the actions of conservative heros like George Bush for the tax cut which bears his name.

Wipe you chin, BlowFace.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#162 Mar 21, 2013
Under the Republican Majority with Bush sitting in the White House unemployment progressed from 4% in Jan 2001 to 8% in Jan 2009,

The 4.6% unemployment was higher than the Unemployment rate Clinton handed over to Bush in Jan 2001 and continued to erode until the ultimate collapse of the global economy, engineered by the Bush/Republican policies.
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>Now I get it! The evil Republicans caused every bad economic situation in this country. They blocked investigations, cajoled the poor democrats into doing nothing, protected the big banks(who donated huge amounts of cash to the Obama campaign)while they "preyed" on the poor minority home buyers and they made the Fed print vast amounts of money so our dollar is practically worthless. Thanks for the info! I recall Rachel Maddow saying something very similar on MSNBC.

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#163 Mar 22, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>Oh yeah, those tax cuts were terrible. I shudder when I think of those dark days of 4.6% unemployment.
I am sure you shudder when you think about working for a living.

PS: If you had made it to high school and a macro economics class, you would understand how (un)employment is what is called a trailing indicator.

http://tinyurl.com/blowface
1FUAP

West Chicago, IL

#164 Mar 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I am sure you shudder when you think about working for a living.
PS: If you had made it to high school and a macro economics class, you would understand how (un)employment is what is called a trailing indicator.
http://tinyurl.com/blowface
A trailing indicator for the entire 4 years of Obama's first term? I have taken economics and I work in finance- things are bad and they are getting worse.

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#165 Mar 22, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
<quoted text>A trailing indicator for the entire 4 years of Obama's first term?
I guess you did not see the employment picture start improving and continue to improve unimpeded starting in 2010.

Romney lost the election, you should try a reboot.

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#166 Mar 22, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
I have taken economics
Best of luck when you take it again! Study harder and maybe second time is a charm, eh?
1FUAP

West Chicago, IL

#167 Mar 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Best of luck when you take it again! Study harder and maybe second time is a charm, eh?
Best of luck to you when the economy tanks- which it soon will.
1FUAP

West Chicago, IL

#168 Mar 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I guess you did not see the employment picture start improving and continue to improve unimpeded starting in 2010.
Romney lost the election, you should try a reboot.
I'm glad Romney lost-I just wish the better candidate in 2012(hint-it was not a man nor a candidate of a major party)had won. As for who really lost the election- that would be the American people.

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#169 Mar 22, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
<quoted text>Best of luck to you when the economy tanks- which it soon will.
So you don't own any stock, eh?

I had to send the IRS an extra check this year, you?

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#170 Mar 22, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
I'm glad Romney lost-I just wish the better candidate in 2012
The better candidate won.

And as Jindal has pointed out, if the GOP wants to ever win again, it has to stop being the stupid party.
I would say that would start with looking at the way they paid any heed to the tea bag idiots that would end up sinking whatever chance that the wallpaper paste had.

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#171 Mar 22, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
As for who really lost the election- that would be the American people.
No, in English and in the real word, that would be the GOP and I am thankful idiots like yourself continue to insist the Americans must have been confused.
1FUAP

West Chicago, IL

#172 Mar 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No, in English and in the real word, that would be the GOP and I am thankful idiots like yourself continue to insist the Americans must have been confused.
Have you ever heard of an independent third party? I myself voted for the Green party in the last election because they at least were not lying-unlike you, Romny and Obama.

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#173 Mar 22, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
<quoted text>Have you ever heard of an independent third party?
Great, go with the Green, go with the Tea Party- you don't think I care now, do you? A vote for Green Party in 2012 was a vote for Obama, I am sure he appreciates everything you do for him.

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#175 Mar 22, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
Two idiots
Wipe your chin, dear, you are attracting ants.

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#177 Mar 23, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
Put your pants
Shut your mouth, Shug, it's drawing sausages.

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#179 Mar 24, 2013
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>Just put on that best of Judy Garland CD,
I am sure you have them all, BlowFace.

Whatever floats your boat, Honey.

You still have to change that bib before going out into public.
1FUAP

West Chicago, IL

#180 Mar 25, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Great, go with the Green, go with the Tea Party- you don't think I care now, do you? A vote for Green Party in 2012 was a vote for Obama, I am sure he appreciates everything you do for him.
But at least I can look myself in the mirror- not like any idiot who voted for Obamnazi and Queen Michwhore

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#181 Mar 25, 2013
1FUAP wrote:
>But at least I can look myself in the mirror
One of those circus mirrors, chubby?

You looked in the mirror when you voted for George Bush twice.

It seems looking in a mirror really doesn't count for much.
1FUAP

West Chicago, IL

#182 Mar 25, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
One of those circus mirrors, chubby?
You looked in the mirror when you voted for George Bush twice.
It seems looking in a mirror really doesn't count for much.
I did not vote for Bush-not even once. So why don't you quit lying just because your boyfriend Obama gets away with doesn't mean that you can. BTW does Michelle know about you and Barry?

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