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  •  So you think government employees (2+ / 0-)

    support the sequester cuts in federal spending?  What makes you think that?

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 08:25:40 AM PST

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    •  I think they obliquely support the sequester (0+ / 0-)

      because those they voted for, mostly Republicans, cheered Boner for getting 98% of what he claimed he wanted while making this bizarre piece of legislation. Whet else am I left to believe when, surrounded by fat and happy employees of the M-I-C, my Florida county votes redder in 2012 than in 2008? They voted those who who agreed to and then favored inaction to allow sequester happen. The voters here, in the end, have effectively voted to cut their own throats.
      Is this incorrect? It's just my .02.

      I ♥ President Obama and have his back.
      "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
      01/01/14 is 2014. End war on Afghanistan.
      Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

      by OleHippieChick on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:16:42 AM PST

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      •  Whet = Wut. (0+ / 0-)

        I ♥ President Obama and have his back.
        "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
        01/01/14 is 2014. End war on Afghanistan.
        Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

        by OleHippieChick on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:17:42 AM PST

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        •  Yes, I agree they voted to cut their own throats, (1+ / 0-)
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          but I don't think they knew that that was what they were doing.  If the people you know are mostly military contractors, they don't actually "support the sequester cuts".   A lot of people in the active military or working for DOD contractors have developed a habit of voting for Republicans without even thinking about it, because the Republican party has always fiercely protected - and expanded - the MIC.  These people vote Republican  without thinking, just assuming the GOP would never allow large cuts to the military and intelligence budgets.  And even though it's actually happened, I don't think they'll believe it even now.  They'll grasp at any excuse to blame it on the Democrats, and the Republicans will be pushing any bit of misinformation - or flat-out lies - to keep them believing it.

          "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

          by SueDe on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 12:42:59 AM PST

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          •  You're correct, of course, (1+ / 0-)
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            about their not believing it's their party's fault. It's a sorrowful position to be in to not know what your vote stands for or what it will do to you. These aren't dummies, they're professionals, engineers, scientists. Most of them act like know-it-alls so the schadenfreude is sweet, but saccharine sweet because we all have to suffer their stupidity or denial or whatever they're blaming it on. It's not the president, not when those whom they've voted for cloistered in perfidy in 2008 and swore to obstruct no matter what. There's no excuse for the know-it-alls to be so underinformed.
            It's the same story for why 14-felony Rick Scott was elected. No one now claims to have voted for the skeeve, but he won. His voters chose to know nothing about him except (R).

            "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes

            Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

            by OleHippieChick on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 01:20:10 PM PST

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