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Tue Jan 15, 2019, 07:55 AM

In addition to having a garage sale and bartering for their supper...

Why don't furloughed government employees just get a small million dollar loan from their father, and then just stop paying their bills?

They need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get more creative.

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Reply In addition to having a garage sale and bartering for their supper... (Original post)
LuckyCharms Jan 15 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 15 #1
LuckyCharms Jan 15 #2
OnDoutside Jan 15 #3
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 15 #4
LuckyCharms Jan 15 #5
Ohiogal Jan 15 #6
UpInArms Jan 15 #7

Response to LuckyCharms (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 07:58 AM

1. It's not their fault.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 07:59 AM

2. I should have used the sarcasm tag. n/t

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 08:01 AM

3. No. No, you shouldn't have.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 08:02 AM

4. Fuckers are ruining families arent they?

And our country. He wants them to quit en masse so he can replace them w trumpers w no teeth.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 08:04 AM

5. Yep. It's all purposeful.

Everything they touch turns bad. I'm not kidding when I say this...I actually think that Trump spends his time reasearching things that he can fuck up.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 08:27 AM

6. I read yesterday

That Republicans are gleeful over the shutdown because they have always dreamed of cutting our government back to almost nothing, and some are even saying, look, how efficient we can do with less! They also dream of not taking back at least half of the workers who have been laid off. Real nice, huh. They are truly despicable.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 09:04 AM

7. Why do we have people who hate government in our public offices?

Grover Norquist

Norquist is famous for his widely quoted comment that he wants to shrink government "down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub." The pledge of "no new taxes" that so many Republican legislators signed was his project. He holds regular meetings for conservative leaders in which strategy is discussed. He once commented, "We play for keeps; they play for lunch."

"Adept at media appearances, Norquist writes a monthly politics column for the American Spectator magazine, and frequently speaks at regional and state think tanks of the movement. He is also well connected with large scale U.S. business interests, having served as economist and chief speech writer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1983-1984)."

Shortly after Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States in 1992, Norquist began hosting a weekly get-together of conservatives in his Washington office to coordinate activities and strategy. "We were sort of like the Mensheviks after the Russian Revolution," recalls Marshall Wittmann, who attended the first meeting as a representative of the Christian Coalition.

The "Wednesday Meeting" of Norquist's Leave Us Alone Coalition has become an important hub of conservative political organizing. President Bush began sending a representative to the Wednesday Meeting even before he formally announced his candidacy for president. "Now a White House aide attends each week," reported USA Today in June 2001. "Vice President Cheney sends his own representative. So do GOP congressional leaders, right-leaning think tanks, conservative advocacy groups and some like-minded K Street lobbyists. The meeting has been valuable to the White House because it is the political equivalent of one-stop shopping. By making a single pitch, the administration can generate pressure on members of Congress, calls to radio talk shows and political buzz from dozens of grassroots organizations. It also enables the White House to hear conservatives vent in private -- and to respond -- before complaints fester. [14]

"My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit. Because that person doesn't need the goddamn government for anything," he said describing members of the "Leave-Us-Alone Coalition". [15] (IRA is the acronym for Individual Retirement Account, a privately held superannuation account).

"Cutting the government in half in one generation is both an ambitious and reasonable goal," Norquist stated in May 2000. "If we work hard we will accomplish this and more by 2025. Then the conservative movement can set a new goal. I have a recommendation: To cut government in half again by 2050."[16] Norquist based this premise on an earlier statement: "Now that the federal budget is in balance - indeed in substantial surplus - it is the right time for the conservative movement to establish a new goal. We said we wanted to balance the federal budget - we did." Of course, this statement is no longer true thanks to the Bush administration's tax cuts and increases in military spending.

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