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Sequester cuts and the view

March 26, 2013

The dreaded budget sequester has apparently struck North Dakota again....

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billldoesntgetit

Mar-29-13 8:24 AM

One surprising fact about the Farm Bill is that Title IV, Nutrition, generally receives the highest level of funding at 68% of total spending in the 2008 Farm Bill. These programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps)and other emergency food assistance programs.

Hail to the Food Stamp King Obama!!!

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locomotive

Mar-28-13 4:12 PM

Strict work ethic, DustOff, strict work ethic.

Roseanne Barr used to say something like this, back in the day when she was funny...

My husband asked me to pass him the potato chips. I told him to reach under the couch cushion and get 'em himself.

:-)

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Missy1

Mar-28-13 1:57 PM

I only go to the the North Unit, not the park. Ride horses or walk the trails for free.

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locomotive

Mar-28-13 11:55 AM

DustOff, google is a wonderful thing.

And a "strict work ethic" is the German I know.

:-)

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locomotive

Mar-28-13 9:53 AM

Well, you KNOW what I was going to say, but I was cut off...here we go

C'est la vie 2013

and have a good day

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locomotive

Mar-28-13 9:53 AM

Thanks for a decent reply, Veritas.

"Within the list of (gov't) entrenched (hundreds) subsidies you specifically target the social programs...Why?"

You asked: "...tell me if capital welfare is more justifiable somehow than social welfare."

We don't live in a All vs. None world. My wise older bro told me when I was 11: "it's not all black & white!" I do have a set of ideals, and I try to see them implemented, as you say you are (ex: asking for your tax monies to be distributed to whom you think fit).

But I'm a realist. Gov't entrenchment at all economic levels, business and personal, will never end, now that it's grown to be what it is. Gov't IS Big Business, with regulatory powers and deep pockets to boot.

Veritas, you're a responsible US citizen, calling your state/nat'l reps & giving your opinion. We've still freedom to do that, plus vote, unless that changes. A look at history doesn't favor freedom over tyranny sadly.

C'est la vi

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billldoesntgetit

Mar-27-13 5:55 PM

Most of us on here would rather you help yourself and quit asking others to do it for you.

What percent of the people getting aid could make it without the aid if they just had the ambition to go solve their problems.

Its sorta like abortion. If there was no such thing as abortions half these stupid people would take care of themselves but the Government has given them a river to operate on so they don't really give a darn. As long as Government will solve their every little problem why should they work their back side off to do things for themselves.

This country is full of people stealing from the Government. I can name 2 people that I personally know that are milking the unemployment and working under the table.

Put unemployment to 16 weeks and watch the people find jobs..

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JackAaah

Mar-27-13 3:08 PM

I found one of those trillion dollar coins on the sidewalk the other day....I thought "OH, what a GIFT to me..."

Went to the store and they said it would only buy me a pack of koolaid and a frozen bag of peas....boy, was I bummed...

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locomotive

Mar-27-13 2:31 PM

Veritas, I've said before that I favor no subsidies. But as gov't is very firmly entrenched in the ways and means of the economy, my viewpoint is moot indeed. I like the sequester for its cuts.

And I've posted that medicaid, SNAP, LIHEAP, etc., should be available, to help those facing tough circumstances, like sickness, in between jobs, the list can go on.

But ideally, any social safety net should be temporary, not a lifestyle choice. And I do know some that have made receiving gov't aid their lifestyle, rather than working a job.

When I was raised, it was considered honorable and worthwhile to work hard to make one's own living. Perhaps some in the younger generations aren't being taught a strict work ethic like I was.

Thanks for picking on me just a little. I'll return the favor as I can.

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locomotive

Mar-27-13 12:39 PM

centerish, thank you for your post clarifying SS.

Sorry, I just don't have faith that it will "go another twenty years but with some small adjustments it is viable even longer." I'm a little cynical about the whole SS issue.

But your opinion doesn't hurt my feelings or alter my "non-retirement" stance. C'est la vie.

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rajiihammr

Mar-27-13 11:13 AM

Dusty, you have the Limpman's thin skin. I used no swear words toward you, NONE!!!!

You, with your innate defensiveness jumped to that conclusion. Man up.

Do you know of the help that the other Middle Eastern countries are giving to the Syrian refugees? or are you just assuming they are doing nothing and we are carrying the entire load. An assumption we Americans often make.

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centerfield

Mar-27-13 10:51 AM

First of all, loco, SS is an independent area that is not included in the deficit. But, you wingers listen to the fake network garbage. If nothing was done, it would go another twenty years but with some small adjustments it is viable even longer. As to extending the age, I don't believe that is a viable solution. Those doing physical labor, on their feet all their lives, basically are wore out when they reach 60. They would struggle with an extension. They need to raise the caps on contributions to 200K. That would make a huge difference. But, rant on. Look at Dusty... Fourty percent of the posts on this blog are his and the only factual item he has put forth is that we are helping the refugees in Jordan. He would rather subsidize big oil and other major corporations than help humanity. Must have learned that from his tour of duty.

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locomotive

Mar-27-13 10:10 AM

"Time for the Revolution!"

Comrade Veritas, you said "I say we cut them off right now" not me.

I'm fully aware, as are others in my generation, that SS won't be there in a few short years. That's why I'm not retiring. Simple. C'est la vie. I just grin & bear it while it's taken from the check. One of the many "sacrifices" I make for my country. (No, not really sarcastic)

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locomotive

Mar-27-13 7:04 AM

Krugman. Isn't that the Trillion Dollar Coin Man?

krugman . blogs . nytimes . com/2013/01/07/be-ready-to-mint-that-coin/

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locomotive

Mar-27-13 7:01 AM

I think DustOff adequately addressed your query on SS recipients, Veritas. Maybe not to the satisfaction of everyone...

Your willingness to cut the elderly off is not-so-heartening, I must say. What happened to the lefty compassion I've heard so much about?

BTW, I'm not retiring. Ever. C'est la vie.

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 11:26 PM

Touched a nerve. Done.

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 11:24 PM

Non thinking? Are you saying I'm a. ' low information commenter'? See, I listen to the master, the ' Limpman' . You sir, are short sighted.

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 11:17 PM

Asterisk's are their own swear word, I don't have to make the MDN do the work for me.

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 11:09 PM

Money we don't have? We are the richest country on the face of the stinking Earth. If little Jordan can take in one million refugees, we can help them out. Get passed the hate for a minute, didn't blowing the crap out of Iraq quench you appetite?

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 10:54 PM

Can't spend more than you have? Ever hear of a mortgage?

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 10:51 PM

The MDN substitutes **** for . O R. G. You. *****.

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 10:48 PM

It turns out that the 200 M we are giving to Jordan is to help them with the 1 million refugees from the Syria war. Shame on you Dusty, they need our help, not your scorn.

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rajiihammr

Mar-26-13 10:28 PM

Dusty's info is straight from Heritage**** which means it can't be trusted. They begin with the premise that government spending is a drag on the economy . I put more credence in Paul Krugman than that group of .0001%'ers. The Heritage Foundation will make us a third world nation. Ronald Reagan put us on the road to ruin.

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Tommy7

Mar-26-13 7:24 PM

There is nothing worse than reading the comments of uneducated dimwits (aka republicans). Want to blame someone for the sequester; if you voted for idiots like Hoven and Crammer, Berg; look in a mirror and point your finger. Those of you who think the sequester is good; god to hades. Because of the you children will go without food; some families will lose their homes; and the list goes on and on! Republicans are heartless rotten people!

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centerfield

Mar-26-13 3:55 PM

Wow, such great poetry. Well, maybe we should throw in a direct quote about the sequester agreement from none other than John Boehnor: Quote-"I got 98% of what I wanted in the sequester bill." So, after stalling all the bills, putting the credit of the nation in jeopardy, and voting some 38 times to repeal the health care bill, Mr. Boehnor got what he wanted. The sequester on 98% of his terms. Not liberal words, but Your own leaders words.

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