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Blame for the sequestration

September 15, 2013

Marty Graner, Minot This letter is to address Cody Stanley of Grand Forks’ note blaming the Republicans for the sequestration. Look back, Cody, and you will find that Mr....

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locomotive

Sep-23-13 4:42 PM

By all means, keep the name. After a short time, people will know that Obamacare was just one more tax to fund universal health care for all. Never mind all the promises that got us there (you can keep your insurance, you'll pay $2500 less, etc) that weren't true for everyone.

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Legend

Sep-23-13 11:05 AM

I do blame the republicans. They do not negotiate in good faith in part because boehner's deals don't stick and in part because they desire more to obstruct than deal. The blues designed it but it only came to pass because the reds refuse to bend from their idealogy.

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locomotive

Sep-21-13 8:48 PM

locomotive: "Interesting, billgitmo. So there's never been a Democrat complaint registered here? Ever? There have never been Democrats going on and on and on about things they consider vital or important?"

As always, centerish doesn't disappoint.

"Isn't that something, loco. The REpublicans are also claiming to have nothing to do with invading Iraq, causing an economic collapse, voting to not pay for bills that they have already spent the money on, caused the US to have its credit rating lowered, and now, it is still someone elses fault. Yep, the loyal followers of the order of criminals and liars, the Republican party."

Quit complaining, centerish. Bring out your nukes. GOP should be RIP - a liberal's fondest wish, I'm sure.

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centerfield

Sep-20-13 9:49 PM

Isn't that something, loco. The REpublicans are also claiming to have nothing to do with invading Iraq, causing an economic collapse, voting to not pay for bills that they have already spent the money on, caused the US to have its credit rating lowered, and now, it is still someone elses fault. Yep, the loyal followers of the order of criminals and liars, the Republican party.

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locomotive

Sep-20-13 5:10 PM

"There is no way Obamacare is going to be defunded. It is not going to happen.

"What you are trying to do...is impossible."

Fine. Then all the Democrats can vote against defunding Obamacare while voting against funding the gov't.

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locomotive

Sep-20-13 4:56 PM

bdgi, I realize what you're saying is true about Pres. Obama and AG Holder. They have been picking and choosing which "law of the land" they will uphold.

My phrase meant that to normal people, "law of the land" does mean something.

It's amazing to me that the administration apologists are using this phrase now so vigorously about Obamacare.

Selective enforcement...

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locomotive

Sep-20-13 9:11 AM

Interesting, billgitmo. So there's never been a Democrat complaint registered here? Ever? There have never been Democrats going on and on and on about things they consider vital or important?

In regards to "ad nauseum" bits, I recall reading over and over rants about the word "facts" and how Democrats consider them absent from others' posts. Coincidentally, those "others' posts" are not in agreement with the Democrats. Yeah, everyone can see how that bit will be thrown against the wall time and again until it can stick, they hope.

Interesting statement, billgitmo. Really super-duper easy, almost mindless really, to say it too.

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centerfield

Sep-20-13 12:27 AM

This article must be about dusty bloviating on any and every subject that he thinks he knows everything about. He is experienced in everything from factory working to classroom instruction at the head start level. No one on the blogs knows more than he does. He is an expert on nothing but a mouth on everything. A joke of a blogger for sure.

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rajiihammr

Sep-19-13 11:36 PM

What was this letter about?

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locomotive

Sep-19-13 3:06 PM

"Everyone here is aware that sequestration didn't actually "cut" anything. The amount of money spent from one year to the next still increased. This sequestration only reduced the amount by which it increased. Big deal."

Good on ya, Matt, for a common sense post.

"Honey, I just saved you lots of money today."

"Yeah, sweetie? How's that?"

"I didn't spend as much money as I first told you I would. Isn't that great?"

"Well, dear, I really didn't think it was possible."

"That means that I'm really good with finances, huh?"

"Well..."

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locomotive

Sep-19-13 2:57 PM

NY Times 2-17-13

"Mr. Obama and Mr. Boehner were two of the authors of the 2011 sequester agreement, figuring a sensible alternative would have emerged by now."

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locomotive

Sep-19-13 2:54 PM

"...the law of the land."

Our nation has had its share of bad laws of the land, as well as good laws of the land.

Because Obamacare is a liberal law automatically makes it good? Why then the delays, exemptions, etc.?

If it's soooo good, why aren't the Democrats who passed it 100% supportive of its implementation in its entirety?

"Laws of the land" are that way, unless they have to be repealed and/or replaced by something better.

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MattRothchild

Sep-19-13 12:46 PM

Regardless of how noble and worthy the cause served by the program, does it still give you or anyone else the right to commit acts of violence against those who have done nothing deserving it in order to obtain the means to make the program happen?

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centerfield

Sep-19-13 12:44 PM

Well, well, well, dusty is now the expert on head start. Amazing, you must have gotten your information, if you have any, from the Fox network of miss information. You know NOTHING about head start. I worked with head start over the years in different areas including volunteering in the classroom. What have you done? NOTHING> Now, they want to cut food stamps and the snap program for kids. The party of the rich. You want cuts? Well, let us start with the 40 billion in subsidies for big oil. Or , maybe the extra subsidies for big corporations and tax breaks for major companies. Well, lets cut the out the tax gift for hedge fund managers- average salary 30-50 million--- average tax rate--15%. Now there is a place to start. Why put the burden on the middle and lower income groups???? Republican garbage.

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centerfield

Sep-19-13 11:44 AM

Yep, it doesn't affect anyone? "Head Start, the federal pre-K education service for low-income families, has eliminated services for more than 57,000 children in the coming school year as a result of the federal budget reductions known as sequestration." Or, maybe you could ask the workers who have been or will be furloughed.

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MattRothchild

Sep-19-13 11:26 AM

Everyone here is aware that sequestration didn't actually "cut" anything. The amount of money spent from one year to the next still increased. This sequestration only reduced the amount by which it increased. Big deal.

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centerfield

Sep-19-13 11:11 AM

Actually, I did read wikipedia for its view of sequestration. Different from you, I read all of the material. In it, it shows that sequester is a direct result of Republicans protecting the affluent on costs and taxes but cutting domestic programs that affect the middle and lower income people. Typical of the low life Republican party. But, when you cannot justify your position, you wingers (especially you and BDGI) always resort to falsehoods and name calling. You are so good at that and so predictable.

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centerfield

Sep-19-13 8:55 AM

Just by your explanation, dusty, it shows that you know little about how the sequestration actually came about. The last quote I gave was absolutely correct- ---"Had House Republicans not acted like petulant children over the debt ceiling, we’d have no sequester." Their stonewalling of the special committee was the major cause. Just as the leader of the Republican Party told them, "Don't compromise on anything"--Rush Limbaugh-- and again the obstructionist Republican Party is out to save the rich and ruin the country. You know nothing except what the wingers tell you.

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Legend

Sep-18-13 10:32 PM

The reds are planning to hold the country hostage by shutting down the government through no deal on the debt ceiling. This is their plan to abolish Obamacare--the law of the land. Conspiracy theory: Only the wealthy would have the will and the means to survive after our national credit is destroyed and S.S., military pay, etc. stop. It appears the "Tea" in tea party doesn't stand for the Boston Tea Party but rather the bad weed they been smokin. They have a 30% following and are good for only 2% of us. History will not call them patriots or statesmen. They are aristocracy dreamers.

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centerfield

Sep-18-13 7:59 PM

Let me see, dusty, now where did you get your information? Can you point it out without quoting Fox, Rush, the rest of the boy and girl blowhards, or some right wing rag. Just wondering because you are only about 2% correct. Now, Boehnor made that quote for a reason. He got what he wanted and it was not what the Democrats wanted. Now, my source.... Hmmmm let me see. Msnbc? Rachel? Hardball? Hmmmmmm. NOPE!!!! Should I tell you? Well, how about the Brookings institute? Not good enough? Well, I can find others too. Oh, I already have and of course-- you are wrong as usual. Now just a short quote from one of the authors I researched---"Had House Republicans not acted like petulant children over the debt ceiling, we’d have no sequester." Go find it yourself.

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centerfield

Sep-18-13 2:03 PM

John Boehnor: On sequestration agreement-- "I got 98% of what I wanted." I believe that he and other Republican leaders were there and put forth their demands which most of which we are suffering through. Get real, dusty, and get some facts.

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centerfield

Sep-18-13 10:30 AM

John Boehnor: On sequestration agreement-- "I got 98% of what I wanted." Yep, it was all President Obama's fault....

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locomotive

Sep-17-13 7:06 AM

How could anyone resist that eloquence for any Democrat candidate or policy?

Sign us all up...

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Legend

Sep-15-13 10:35 PM

The reds stood their ground for the military industrial complex--no defense cuts. Then sequestration and defense cuts. Still no movement. Our military is overseas to protect U.S. business interests(stated by Bill Clinton). So the MIC takes the hit on spending for the big money reds. There is nothing patriotic about the reds obstructionism--it is all about protecting the money of the rich. The next elections will set the course of the country. If the reds prevail we will move toward a class system moreso; where only the wealthy will go to college and have the best medical care. Unemployment will stay high because reds do not care about it--if they did they would do something about it. If reds fail we will see a jobs bill and a jump started economy. I hope all of the unemployed are paying attention and vote their pocketbook instead of idealogy. It is much easier to go to church and enjoy shooting sports when you have a paycheck.

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Legend

Sep-15-13 10:34 PM

The reds stood their ground for the military industrial complex--no defense cuts. Then sequestration and defense cuts. Still no movement. Our military is overseas to protect U.S. business interests(stated by Bill Clinton). So the MIC takes the hit on spending for the big money reds. There is nothing patriotic about the reds obstructionism--it is all about protecting the money of the rich. The next elections will set the course of the country. If the reds prevail we will move toward a class system moreso; where only the wealthy will go to college and have the best medical care. Unemployment will stay high because reds do not care about it--if they did they would do something about it. If reds fail we will see a jobs bill and a jump started economy. I hope all of the unemployed are paying attention and vote their pocketbook instead of idealogy. It is much easier to go to church and enjoy shooting sports when you have a paycheck.

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