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90proofprofessional

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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]any talk of addressing federal spending without looking at the big three--healthcare,SS, and defense--is toothless. [/quote] It's more than toothless. In the terms laid out in this article, it's impossible. It claims $10.5 tril saved over ten years, which would average a tril/year. But total...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]From a partial story the whole thing hasn't been told yet. Or let me guess you think that's all he's gonna do?[/quote] What else could he possibly do? Cut SS? Cut Medicare? Cut defense somehow while "rebuilding" our military? Cut Medicaid while replacing Obamacare with something that covers ...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The secretaries of these organizations work for TRUMP and have the authority to re-shape their organizations how they see fit. [/quote] Great! So no need to pin hopes on a Senate vote! It's done!...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Isn't that how we've been sold on cuts in the past? Growing 2% instead of 4% is considered a cut?[/quote] Hopefully such bull shite wasn't convincing to you in the past and won't be in the future either...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
fricking Trump, man....
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]the FY16 budget only had $500b in discretionary spending not on defense. Where is the rest going to come from?[/quote] [img]http://www.f169bbs.com/images/smileys/sadbanana.gif[/img]...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I hope you guys know that both of these agencies do a lot of great scientific research in the US and this would basically put the US way back in the field of science. Dept of Commerce runs the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) facilities out in Colorado and Maryland. DOE...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I'm sure something he'll cut will annoy me when considering something he elects not to cut, but it's a good start. Anyone who has worked with/around a bloated federal agency knows how easily they can be trimmed.[/quote] I'm to wonder if I'm wrong about the administration's ability to do this...
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re: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - 90proofprofessional
Didn't read the link, but wow- $1.05tril a year, all from agencies/endowments? That brings new meaning to "drastic", and he can pretty much do all that stuff unilaterally. I like that specific programs are actually named too. Hope he follows through....
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re: LA State budget $340M in the hole - Special Session Incoming - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Crawfish farm in the lazy river.[/quote] Underrated...
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re: LA State budget $340M in the hole - Special Session Incoming - 90proofprofessional
[quote]It's a calculated benefit people consider as part of the package.[/quote] You can't offer a policy position that is legislatively-determined and subject to change at any time as a contractually-obligated condition of employment. That's ridiculous....
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re: Singer resigns from Mormon Tabernacle Choir, refuses to sing for Trump - 90proofprofessional
Devastating. Trump presidency over before it even began....
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re: Nice editorial pointing out silliness of protectionism - 90proofprofessional
[quote]this sounds lovely.[/quote] wildly unrealistic things that require magical thinking and promises usually do...
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re: Nice editorial pointing out silliness of protectionism - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The right question is, "What if we do nothing while the ChiComs flood our country with cheap, cheap steel and bankrupt our entire nation's steel industry?"[/quote] Our already-flourishing, high-value sectors that use steel as an input continue to dwarf the low-value steel-producing ones, eve...
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re: Nice editorial pointing out silliness of protectionism - 90proofprofessional
[quote]look at the stock price of US Steel before and after we put duties on chinese steel imports[/quote] Yay cronyism! So what if industries that use steel now employ far, far more people than facilities that manufacture it? Protect the old industry at all costs, government!...
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re: Nice editorial pointing out silliness of protectionism - 90proofprofessional
[quote]How is it fair for Silicon Valley and other high tech industries to lobby Congress for H-1B visa's to pay foreigners half the pay they would pay a US STEM grad[/quote] Protect us, government!...
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re: The one thing that truly makes me loathe the left. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Politics is a religion for most. It's a dogma. People are incapable of really having an open mind and heart because they're so locked-in. That's not really a complicated thought. Sorry, but not sorry that it was difficult for you. You're an idiot. But you knew that already.[/quote] :...
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re: The one thing that truly makes me loathe the left. - 90proofprofessional
I was just wondering. You said that it gives you the same feeling- which appears to be something like "casual, unfounded contempt that is not so casual that you are able to keep it to yourself". Not sure how your resulting action could be different if your inner reaction is the same, as is your asse...
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