Sequester hurts everyone

Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 8:05 AM
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    That definition of insanity goes for the voters also. You can't continue to re-elect these people and expect anything to change. The blame doesn't fall on Congress, it falls squarely on us. They obviously didn't get re-elected because of the outstanding job they are doing. They got re-elected because it's easier to blame the other party than it is to admit that "your guy" isn't doing a good job. When two children are fighting over a toy, we take it away and tell them that if they are going to fight, neither one gets the toy. With you guys (both Dem. and Rep.), you're actually siding with one of the kids and allowing him to keep the toy just because he belongs to the same party as you. Quit spoiling your kids!

    -- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Aug 7, 2013, at 11:57 AM
  • So you agree KentuckyTransplant that the Republicans should be kicked out for blocking legislation and voting 40 times for a useless vote to repeal Obamacare?

    Congress needs to pass a budget and the people blocking things like a budget need to be voted out. It looks like there is a chance of voting out Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham this year. I hope that sends a message to Republicans who are allowing a small radical fringe of the Republican Party to dictate their behaviors.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Wed, Aug 7, 2013, at 4:58 PM
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    Sam, not just the Republicans, but the liberals too. They all need to replaced! Being a conservative, doesn't mean I vote for someone just because they have an (R) beside their name or believe they're the best person for the job.

    Look, conservatives and liberals are never going to see eye to eye on everything, that's the way the system is suppose to work. But until we get a group who can at least WORK together and most importantly, WORK for us, why not send in a new team at every election? Even if that means voting against your own party.

    It's not going to happen though. Like I said earlier, it's a lot easier for people to blame the "other guy" than it is to admit they made a mistake with their voting choice.

    -- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Aug 7, 2013, at 8:20 PM
  • There are no liberals in Idaho in Congress to be replaced KentuckyTransplant.

    For Idaho in Congress we only have Republican Representatives and Senators. Believe me, I've done my best to get rid of the ones that I can. I am not seeing any of them doing anything positive in removing the gridlock in Congress.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Thu, Aug 8, 2013, at 8:43 AM
  • I have got to say I AGREE WITH BOTH OF YOU WE HAVE GOT TO GET PEOPLE IN THERE WHO SEE THE COUNTRY FIRST.There votes should be in the interest of the country therefore there would be no question of wether they are doing our bidding.

    I am sick of all of them......they can take off for a five week vacation ,,,,,,,,,,from what???? they havnt done anything.LIKE it or not sequester hasn't done a thing for anything.If you have a job it now is in suspect if you don't your assistance is suspect.THERE IS NO WAY THAT THIS INSTILLS CONFIDENCE IN ANYTHING.We are having a recovery no matter that it is slow it is happening, but we think we should be back in boom times like right now.........that's not going to happen anytime soon no matter who's in the white house.......the world economy has to boom for ours to boom and we don't get that.We don't stand alone, those days are over if they ever where.


    -- Posted by lamont on Thu, Aug 8, 2013, at 9:03 AM
  • When the job is not getting done, our voices should be heard loud and clear.

    Quite frankly, I still think that we should withhold their pay until all the work gets done and require a sequester on all of their "extras" to be put back into the debt reduction pot.

    It isn't the low income welfare recipients that are bankrupting the country, but those in are in power. It simply doesn't matter what political party you are affiliated with, just do your job.

    I wonder if we abolished political parties all together, if it would be any worse that trying to get a few hundred men and women to do the job they swore to uphold instead of catering to the "Money Buddy System".

    If they don't have the common sense to balance checkbooks, play well with others or figure out who their real employers are, we need to start the proceedings of recall petitions.

    And if the voters only vote by party instead of by character, integrity and honesty, this will never happen.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Thu, Aug 8, 2013, at 12:00 PM
  • Tell us KHGal how to get our Do Nothing Congress to pass the laws to make that happen?

    -- Posted by Geordey on Thu, Aug 8, 2013, at 1:03 PM
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    Congress and the Senate just passed a bill exempting themselves and all their staff from obamacare and it also allows for a raise. See they are getting things done, they are screwing the average citizen again and we are paying them to do it.

    KH Gal: Can you name one politition in the past 20 years that has had good caracter, integrity, and honesty from either party? Good luck with that...power corrupts and the longer they are in power the more corrupt they get.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Thu, Aug 8, 2013, at 1:21 PM
  • Even the ones who start out honest get caught up in a political machine that destroys their very soul.

    Abolishing Political Parties wont happen, but it should they are no longer representing the people but filling their own pockets and allowing a small few to govern our nation who do not have our best interests at heart.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Aug 9, 2013, at 7:19 AM
  • Other than complaining about it, what are we going to do about it? I donate to candidates that I feel will vote the way that I want most of the time.

    What are some other FEASIBLE ideas?

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Fri, Aug 9, 2013, at 11:05 AM
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    Education is an idea. Educate people on how to research voting records. Educate people about how it is OK to vote against their own party without feeling like a sellout. These crooks have sold us out for years and we owe them nothing. Educate people on why they should vote for a candidate based on their past, and not based on a catchy new slogan they see on a bumper sticker or even how a candidates name rolls off their tongue. You don't know how many friends I have talked to that said they voted for people because they liked their last name.

    These people are wanting a job and we are doing the hiring. But instead of having an interview and asking questions, we give them the job because our party says we should.

    With a crappy HR staff like us, is it any wonder everyone is complaining about our employees?

    -- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Sat, Aug 10, 2013, at 12:01 AM
  • Good points KentuckyTransplant.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Sat, Aug 10, 2013, at 11:05 AM
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    The best idea would be term limits, but we know the corrupt won't go for it.

    It shouldn't be a life time job to get you rich but a service to your country.

    -- Posted by Trouble2011 on Sun, Aug 11, 2013, at 2:38 PM
  • Sure, Sequestration hurts. But don't blame only the Republicans. President Obama suggested it. Both sides had to go along with it in order for it to be implemented. Blaming the Tea Party for the debt ceiling crisis is BS. Out of control spending is the culprit here. The Government spends more than it takes in; anyone disagree with that statement? How's your grocery bills lately? Enjoying spending nearly $4 a gallon for gas? It's President Obama who wants you to feel the pain. He was given the opportunity to tailor Sequestration so that it would be the least painful but chose to have it hit as hard and as painful as possible. He wants you to feel the pain at the pump so he can waste billions on green energy projects that are not yet ready for prime time. Have you written to the President to complain about his policies? It's his policies that are driving this country to disaster. Plain and simple.

    -- Posted by GetRealNow on Mon, Aug 12, 2013, at 4:52 PM
  • I'm having a hard time finding any evidence that Obama was "given the opportunity to tailor Sequestration so that it would be the least painful but chose to have it hit as hard and as painful as possible." Same for some of your other points GetRealNow. Where are you getting your information?

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Mon, Aug 12, 2013, at 8:55 PM
  • The Government as a whole has failed the American people. And we as a people have failed to remove those from Government that have not done their job. As for President Obama causing the sequestration, probably not. Now he may be trying to keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. And signing a whole lot of executive orders that mean absolutely nothing. And I am sure their are a few other things he is guilty of. But the sequestration is not one of them.

    -- Posted by Tinman65 on Mon, Aug 12, 2013, at 11:10 PM
  • HOW about a group of people who have made it there goal to ensure the failure and nullification of a presidency DO THERE ACTIONS COUNT FOR ANYTHING OR DO WE JUST LET THAT GO UNDER THE HEADING THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE THE COUNTRY???......GETREALNOW....There never was and argument about the dept ceiling until this president or is that lost on you ????? YOU SEE IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT IF THE PRESIDENT IS FOR SOMETHING THEN THE RIGHT IS AGAINST IT SPECIFICALLY THE TEA PARTY...makes no difference if it is good for you and I......Don't blame gas on him why arnt you looking at the oil companies,seems to me every time our economy takes a step forward they up the price of gase,what do you think that does???? OH I know the president sets the gas prices......hello!!!!! DID you forget that at onetime oil wasn't a proven technology or that doesn't count???? We will prove green energy technology or fall further behind the world, convenience is not always best for the future.

    If for some reason you feel that the refusal of the republicans to set down and go to work in a constructive manner is the way to go then you reap what you sew.The dems arnt much better but there not trying to tear the nation apart to prove a point.When from day one you have set out to hinder ,obstruct and destroy a president you have set out to hinder obstruct and destroy the nation, which as is said so often this man was duly elected to represent.We all know why this is happening but we don't want to say it out loud,we like to say that's not it,it's the policies and we all know that is B.S.

    Get over it we have brains too,and are just as capable as you,he couldn't have overcome the barriers that were thrown up and be stupid.Put the Blame were it belongs, get behind your president and help our nation,you don't have to agree with everything,who does/// BUT YOU DONT HAVE TO DISAGREE JUST BECAUSE IT'S HIM SUGGESTING IT.............have a good day.

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Aug 13, 2013, at 9:07 AM
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