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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
did you know,, the transportation secretary just spent 50 million for new uniforms for TSA personel, right before the sequestration..?? And the uniform allowance for those employees has doubled.?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
It IS true, when people generally draw more that they pay in, which is the case, and is fundamentally why ti doesn't work over time. The original calculations did not take into account the significant lengthening of lifespan that has happened......

Bingo! Incidentally, in budget parlance, any "entitlement" is a program whose benefits have already accrued, but are unpaid, under existing laws.

While a few might decry Social Security's existence, the reason rational people seek entitlement reform is because, as Ken states above, the current formula causes the fund to run out of money. The Official Report of the Trustees of the Social Security system has said as much for several years. The idea that "entitlement reform" means ending Social Security is false. In fact, we need to change the formula so that we can preserve Social Security. Whether you like or dislike Republicans doesn't change one basic fact: If we do not modify existing Social Security law, the system will be unable to pay all of the promised benefits.

John

P.S. Dr. F: I'm still chuckling over your "karma" comment. For what it's worth, I thought it was both funny and tasteful.

Ironically, perhaps, while my wife and I had to start over financially in our mid-50's, we also discovered we had an awful lot of friends ready to help when we really needed it. My emotional downfall eventually led to enormous blessing I never would have seen otherwise.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
JE,, CRAP happens --BTDT myself. Kudos for over-coming.


And,, sooo,, 250 million,,to the musloom brudderhoodlums and Morsi.....


A down payment on promises BO made in 011..


That makes about 335 million given to them recently. A govt that is tied to hamas, and al-qay-duh and that the people there dispise.

ANYONE able to explain this to me w/o the abc/nbc/cnn/ etc rhetoric?




edit:

Why are we financing THAT govt in egypt.


why are we financing the muslim brotherhood AT ALL?

Why do the egyptian people HATE the new Morsi govt so badly?

WHY ON EARTH would any politician THINK you can deal with an organization such as the mulsoom brotherhoodlums with ANY faith.??

Have we not repeated this very crap for decades with very tragic results?
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 5, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
I blame the baby boomers.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Sure Ron, we give money and weapons to Egypt which in turn supports its military. The military is the ultimate arbitrator of Egypt's domestic and international affairs. The military doesn't mess with Israel. Much cheaper than being dragged into a regional war.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
OTEASTD,, i do believe much the same was said about osama-butt-wadden and Russia once upon a time.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Not saying it's a good idea, just sayin'.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
I blame the baby boomers.

So do I, except that I am one!

John
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 5, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Chavez has died.

Discuss.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
hmmmlets see,, a well known freind to many a known terrorist, - more scandal and contoversy than washington, and rumored to be a cannibal..


Smell ya later HU-YUGO!
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 5, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Chavez has died.

Discuss.

There's lotsa oil in Venezuela.

Lots.

Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 5, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
hmmmlets see,, a well known freind to many a known terrorist,

He said Chavez, not Reagan.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
cmon now Gary,, Reagan was no cannibal.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
JE, I thought maybe I was on your kill list, and my posts weren't coming up
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Bush 3.0
Discuss
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Tags: Afghanistan | withdrawal | billions | hardware
$36 Billion of Military Hardware Could Be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013 11:21 AM
By Todd Beamon


The Obama White House is cutting $65 billion in the sequester, but it could easily leave or torch 750,000 pieces of major military hardware worth $36 billion in Afghanistan after U.S. troops pull out by the end of next year.

Here are the options, according to Face the Facts USA of the George Washington University: Leave the equipment or destroy it in Afghanistan; move it to other U.S. military outposts; or transfer it to another U.S. agency or to another country.

The estimated cost for the latter two options: $5.7 billion.

The equipment includes trucks, aircraft, and armored vehicles most of which are controlled by the Army.

Because the Afghanistan terrain is mountainous and landlocked, transport would be difficult. But leaving it behind intact could put the equipment in the wrong hands.

So, is it best to torch $36 billion in U.S. military assets? And Trash afghanistan in the process?


Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
The Republicans voted to do the cuts that are in the sequester, Not pulling equipment out of Afghanistan or any other thing that should have been cut, not anything good, nor anything that You may want cut
So choke on it, if you will

rong, you voted for them to waste money, why don't you like when they do?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Drugs are bad mkay
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 09:54pm PT

Conservative Media Ignore Obama's Sequester Plan

Research February 22, 2013 3:37 PM EST EMILY ARROWOOD

http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/02/22/conservative-media-ignore-obamas-sequester-plan/192778


Conservative media are attacking President Obama for supposedly criticizing scheduled across-the-board cuts, known as the sequester, while not proposing alternatives to avoid them. In reality, Obama has proposed a plan to replace the sequester that includes over $930 billion in spending cuts and $580 billion in new tax revenue.



Obama offered $1.51 Trillion in deficit reduction, and all the Republicans could do was drop the ball and get $86 billion in crappy cuts that will do more damage than good.

Why didn't they take the $1.51 Trillion??????
Because they don't care about our economy, they just care about keeping the status quo, and doing as little as possible that will do the most damage

And then they lied about Obama having No plan!
The plan was too good for them to take, so instead they just lie about him having no plan.
Treasonous bastards, that's what they are

Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
So, is it best to torch $36 billion in U.S. military assets? And Trash afghanistan in the process?

It cost $36 billion.

It is worth nothing if it cannot be used elsewhere. Much of that stuff was probably built just for this war. Sure we could ship it back to some boneyard here in the US and spend money every year to store it while it rusts away.

The key term here is sunk cost.

As far as "trashing" Afghanistan goes...the place is already one of the world's largest junkyards.





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