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Robert Ariail

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  1. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    from the President down to the lowest department head in Federal agencies, the FALSE claims to “Cuts” due to the Obama-proposed and Congressional voted-YES sequester, are deliberately chosen to try to anger the US Public, hoping to get Protests from taxpayers to Congress to switch from “Cuts” to “Tax Hikes”….
    the DOJ that just released 2,000 criminal illegal aliens inside the USA, has been advertising for over 100 new jobs in the DOJ…..other agencies also have been seeking applications for “New Jobs” in government! At the same time they threaten to STOP SERVICES to the Public!
    Is this Administration beyond Sanity? Over the Liberal Thought Cliff?

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    YES sequester, are deliberately chosen to try to anger the US Public, hoping to get Protests from taxpayers to Congress to switch from “Cuts” to “Tax Hikes”….”

    One more stellar example where our illustrious politicians put their political interests ahead of the public welfare…

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Yep our “spender in chief” really knows how to manage our money. Cut the WH tours but spend 227K to study pictures of animals in NG magazine, or ( – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance."

    Well, priorities.

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    It worked like they wanted it to.
    I am deliberatedly pissed at our congresspeople not doing what they were elected for.
    Maybe if none of the players get votes next election sanity will begin again.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Our austerity is to do things like stop White House tours but keep the staff on payroll doing “something”.

  6. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    at local park they cut volunteers

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Congress: you made this problem. You have the opportunity to fix the problem. It’s YOUR JOB. If you don’t want your job, good riddance; and no pension for you. If you want your paycheck, do your job.”

    “Voters: It’s your job to ensure that Congress does the job it’s elected to do. This requires you to do your homework and determine whether it was smart to vote for the candidate that has your favorite letter after his/her name, or whether it’s smarter to vote for someone who will do his/her job. If they do not, it’s your job to vote that person out.”

    So simple in theory. Why so difficult in practice?

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    “Welcome to the Greek type of austerity the right wing wanted to impose on this country.” so posted Radish.
    The sequester “cuts” are minimal. It would be funny if it were not so tragic. Actual spending is RISING, each year, DEFICITS to the end of the 10-year spending plan.
    No one is serious about ending wasteful programs that are automatically re-funded year after year. Head Start is proven useless above 3rd grade but it is now a US Sacred Cow to benefit union teachers….so a “cut” in a bad program is screamed at by Liberals who want fed $ keeping teachers employed, and never mind the negative results in producing DIS-educated students….like the New York el-hi grads who are rated 80% cannot read at college age!!!
    There is NO AUSTERITY, and certainly nothing comparable to Greece’ reforms.
    wbr, the Federal Spending is not responsible for paying for LOCAL parks or cops or firemen or teachers!

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s the problem: the guy stole the Yellowstone sign. It’s going to cost a fortune for Blackwater to make another one. PUT THAT BACK, SIR.

  10. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    obama i will stop white hose tours for general public [but it will not save any $$$] but if you pay me $500000 come on in

    finishing up for dr c

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    NPS major expense is personnel, thus cutting seasonal, or full time new hires is the place they CAN cut. Also all the cuts come from the remaining 7 months of the fiscal year, so are felt more harshly than if spread over a full year. Also Budgets for parks are already down 10% from three years ago, so the added 5% means 15% less.

    Interesting the locals outside Yellowstone are bitching because there’s no money to plow the roads to allow access three weeks early, so OUTSIDE communities, who uniformly hate “government” are upset that their total dependency on government, namely National Parks, will be “hit” economically!

    Seen these cuts before, going back to Nixon, then Reagan, and personnel are always the first cut, because contractors are always “secure” across any game board created by “conservatives”, who hate the idea of actually conserving natural resources for future generations. (The purpose of the National Park Service.)

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    It was Obama’s sequester put together by his staff and sent to the Senate where 88% of
    Democrats voted for sequester. Democrats were split 50-50 in the House. 59% of Republicans in the Senate voted for sequester while in the House 73% of Republicans did. I don’t think “Are you including all or just some of the Republicans as kook socialists as they pushed the sequester thru?” is quite appropriate.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    Thank Mickey,
    Succinctly and eloquently stated.

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I hold a position of responsibility for the Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, and have saved them many millions of dollars in real property accountability and sustainment. We’ve lost our contractors, cancelled projects, do our own janitorial work. Working 12-hour days to try to make up the difference (unpaid) because it has to be done to support the Corps. Hiring freeze and no pay raise for the last four years, and now we’ll lose 20% starting next month. They’re closing the air controller towers at rural airports (FAA cuts) – which can be life or death when the wildfires hit, let alone manage air traffic congestion.
    There have been thousands of local jobs lost, so don’t tell me the sequester doesn’t hurt. Or as Fox News has said, “government jobs don’t count”. Screw you, trolls.

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