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Steve Breen

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    It ain’t the donkey that cut the money out of the budget. Look for the elephant.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I thought the Tea Publican herd said to cut back on government.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    @Radish

    The House voted 269-161 for the sequester. The Senate voted 74-26 for the sequester. The President signed off on the sequester. It seems to me that everybody except those that voted against sequester is responsible.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    What a bunch of hypocrites. The RWNJs wanted austerity and now they blame us.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Why would Republicans complain anyway? This is what they wanted. Now they have to explain it to their constituents and guess what … the constituents only want to cut OTHER peoples’ spending.


    And they blame the other party when people see the useful things that government provides (however imperfectly).


    Who saw THAT coming?!

  6. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Obama proposed the Sequestration.
    Republicans called his bluff.

  7. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    I’ll take the pain now, please.
    Spare my grandchildren later.
    Seems the honorable thing to do.
    Where I part with the Tea Party:

    I’ll agree to tax increases IF & ONLY IF spending has ALREADY (current spending, not future) been cut by the same amount. Double the pain to double the gain. Let’s get it over with.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    No more than you care anything that remotely resembles a fact.

  9. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, over 1 year ago

    And remember,
    The Sequester did not cut money from the government, it only reduced it raise.

    You fail to see the 2% raise the government got at the beginning of the year to cover which more than covers “The Sequester”.

    I would reminder President Obama:
    “The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” Princess Leia.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Although the President had no discretion on the amounts that government agencies would have cut from their budgets, The agencies did have discretion on who had their hours cut. Michael Huerta, the current administrator of the FAA, decided to do an across the board cut.

    Excerpt from:
    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
    OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
    April 4, 2013

    “The head of each agency has the final responsibility for implementing the reductions required by sequestration.”

    32,000 of the FAA’s 47,000 employees are bureaucrats. It would be impossible to make the furloughs composed of all administrative personnel, but instead of an across the board cut, I think the FAA could live without having its bureaucrats for the short term involved much easier than the public could do without aircraft controllers. As an example (using round numbers), if the budget cut was 10% why couldn’t the FAA have cut administrative personnel by 13% and flight controllers by 7% (and yes, I’m aware that this does not make for an overall 10% cut). The goal being to keep as many air traffic controllers as possible.

  11. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    There are no spending cuts.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    It warms the cockles of my heart (whatever those are) to see someone go to a credible source for data, not distort it, and then make a credible argument. Kudos to you, TTM!

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yet all you right wings point to Reagan’s firing the air traffic controllers as a good thing and the chaos that created as just a part of doing Republican business as usual.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “It warms the cockles of my heart (whatever those are).”


    I echo your sentiments on posting data and supporting it. It sometimes gets long and isn’t as scrappy as the insult laden posts, but it furthers the discussion rather than the argument. For reference, this is probably as close as you’ll get to your “cockles.”


    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/warm_the_cockles_of_someone%27s_heart

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    “Looks like the Untrusted Wrench Jockey is the one that needs to learn the facts about the planning of the sequestration.”

    TTM is correct about who and planned the sequester. It was White House staff.

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