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    Re-elect no one! Send them back home! They couldn't demonstrate how little they care about their constituents more effectively than to go home while this looms. Send them back home forever!
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    Thinking it maybe congressman best job in the county
    You work a week, take two off, do nothing, people stuff money in your pockets and you don't give a shit about what anyone thinks because they'll re- elect you no matter what
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    Hit the wrong button and voted "yes" by mistake. This recess just proves that congress doesn't take the "sequester cuts" seriously, so why should we? Our government rules by crisis, and rarely, if ever, solves anything permanently, they just kick it down the road until kicking it down the road further..or to the next congress. The public is tired of the "dog and pony show", and tunes out. The federal government has become very adept at creating apathy, one must wonder if that isn't the plan all along, so that congress can do it's work with less public input/interference.
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    @CaryNickel I guess your last sentence implies Congress should do its work in " the dark of night" with the only illumination provided by lobbies $$$$
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    a better question might have been, when are they going to start working? Haven't seen much in the last 30 years, it might be time for them to start.
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    Whats it matter, Obama is going to refuse to be bipartisan and compromise and cut what needs cut, maybe if it gets closer to dead time he might walk the talk of cooperation he has spouted off.
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    Exactly right. The dems won't cave on spending and deny a spending problem (Pelosi refuses to believe we have a spending problem. Not surprising since she comes from California) and only want to steal more money using taxes. The republicans don't want to cave on anymore taxes since they already caved on some taxes. I hope they stick to their guns and refuse to let another budget go through without some cuts to democrat pet programs. Maybe when more Americans feel the squeeze of less services that some of us have felt with higher taxes people will change their voting habits. Doubtful. More likely they will just bitch and moan at the least or riot at the most.
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    Exactly right. The dems won't cave on spending and deny a spending problem (Pelosi refuses to believe we have a spending problem. Not surprising since she comes from California) and only want to steal more money using taxes. The republicans don't want to cave on anymore taxes since they already caved on some taxes. I hope they stick to their guns and refuse to let another budget go through without some cuts to democrat pet programs. Maybe when more Americans feel the squeeze of less services that some of us have felt with higher taxes people will change their voting habits. Doubtful. More likely they will just bitch and moan at the least or riot at the most.
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    I'm conflicted. On one hand they are being irresponsible in their stewardship of our economy. On the other hand, Congress being in session and passing laws what got us to this entirely arbitrary crisis to begin with.
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    The rest of the planet has gone around the sun since 1776. America has a fossilised constitution, and part time government, and pays the price. It needs, desperately, a new constitution. Unfortunately, for americans, that is not going to happen.
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    I love how everyone in this thread is bitching about Congress. Uh... who sent them there guys? They didn't just waltz in and declare Tyranny, you voted for them, be proud of what you voted for.
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    So, the Dems want to stay and roll up their sleeves.
    Congress has not earned time off.
    The Republicans want to leave us on the hook!
    Congress has NOT earned time off!
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    Dude, we're broke! The cut's are desperately needed. I have to side with the Reps this time. Let it happen.

    But I suspect both the power parties see this as a win. The Dems get to blame the Reps for the cuts and the Reps get to claim the cuts.
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    I say let the sequester happen. Only chance in a lifetime to get serious miliary cuts. At least a 50% cut in military budget is something I wholeheartedly support.
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    @RoFroh they don't need military, they just need to call in the debt. And what is this new baby icon, trying to make me feel guilty for picking on you?:)
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  • #109
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    Why do we insist on paying these ass clowns? Contrary to what they believe, we are their employer. We pay their salaries. If you are running a business, are these the kinds of employees you want working for you?
  • #104
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    They don't do much work for the amount of money they make ESPECIALLY considering they only work about 130 DAYS a year. Boot them all!!!!!!!!!!
  • #100
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    What else is new?
    The re-elect no-one view will mean more of the same. Elect brand new opposite party candidates, and replace them all!!
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    Who cares ... if this Sequester is the only way to cut spending then I'm all for it. Tire of these morons who can't control their spending running the private sector taxpayer in debt!
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    Pelosi can try to make it look like this was the republicans all she wants. We all know the democrats had to vote for this vacation also for it to have happened.
    No, they should not vote to give themselves a week off when there is important work to be done. The senate has not come up with a bill for the house to review. Remember that after getting burned by the democrats and the president while trying to come up with a bill to satisfy both parties, the president announced he would not sign anything that was not exactly what he wanted. Bonher spent all that time and energy negotiating, wrote a bill making concessions to both sides and then Obama smugly says that. I believe that was Obama's intention to begin with. If I were Bonher, I would do the same thing. Make the democrats in the senate and Obama come up with a bill and the house look over it. If it's ok, they vote for it. If they think it needs some tweaking big or small, write down the problem they see and send both back to the senate and Obama.
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    They can avoid dealing with the problem. However they can't avoid the consequences of not dealing with the problem. And the more they put off dealing with it, the worse those consequences become. I'm positioned for the sequester to happen. I worry about those who are not. Hard times is a comin’.
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