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Cuts must be part of the plan

January 29, 2013

Conservatives in the House of Representatives really had no choice but to postpone debate over increasing the national debt ceiling, as they voted last week to do....

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muleskinner

Jan-29-13 7:15 AM

The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.

Plan? What plan? There is no plan.

The Republicans solve the crises they created? Gimme a break, they'll just shift the costs to the folks who can pay for it, and that would be you. If anybody is going to have to make any cuts, it will be you.

Let President Obama have control? You would have to be crazy.

The debt is a death of a thousand cuts.

Here's an idea: Let's go back to being a constitutional republic, abide by the Constitution and do what it says to do.

Right now, the Constitution is just a piece of paper with some words that carry no weight and have no real meaning.

The gov could care less about the the Constitution.

Or, does returning to a constitutional republic make too much sense?

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 7:50 AM

Votes For Gifts

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 8:51 AM

Only in an alternate universe can you rack up bills with no hope or eal intention of paying them.

And that's Democrat and Republican alike.

"Cuts must be part of the plan" has WAY too much common sense to be considered in DC today.

It's a party and they'll spend if they want to...

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 9:02 AM

....hopefully MDN doesn't feel the need to delete. That course at the U of MN. And when to a University near you in ND?

Saw a link to this on Drudge.....

We ARE moving forword......

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 9:04 AM

....aah, yes...."women's empowerment".

yes....

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 9:06 AM

....the rest of the story if interested:

•Body image, and the links between "befriending your body" and experiencing physical pleasure •An opportunity to talk openly in small groups during part of the program

(For more information about "The Female Orgasm," please visit sexualityeducation****.)

Contact: •Name: Women's Center •E-mail: women@umn.edu •Sponsored by: Womens Center, Women's Student Activist Collective, Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education, GLBTA Programs Office

Reservation Information:

Please RSVP online at z.umn.edu/thefemaleo.

More information: *******diversity.umn.edu/women

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Women's Center, women@umn.edu, 612-625-9837.

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 9:08 AM

That is being offered at the University of Minnesota...

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 9:11 AM

I know the enemies of my Democrat Party will continue their "war on women" and say this IS something that should be "cut"...but that just is not forword-think.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-29-13 10:48 AM

Cuts must be part of plan and that must include the state of ND. and all the other states that can afford to cut back from the federal welfare.

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 11:50 AM

BillyG, we can all come together to agree that I don't kiss and tell...

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 11:55 AM

And the MDN DID delete this posting of a University program....if a public university can put on such a program, why can not a newspaper print that university's public notice of it? Go figure. The MDN and the state of ND are not as far forword as the rest of the country....I feel.

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rajiihammr

Jan-29-13 2:11 PM

"Conservatives want to cut spending". Eh...where? What do they want to cut? Form the words, make the sounds. Commit. Or would that be too risky? Even too risk to mention in a backwater newspaper opinion article. Here's a start...defence. I wonder if there's anything there worth cutting? And I wonder how long it'll be before I'm called a cowardly/blame America firster.

Oh, Oh, Rush Limpman just posited the idea that if the Dems take the house in 2014, they'll try to repel the Amendment limiting Pres. terms...And he talks about "low information voters" HaH!!!

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rajiihammr

Jan-29-13 2:29 PM

JackAaah, should we be reading your "fake democrat" posts with that new castrati voice that the Limpman uses? You know, a little lisp, slightly effeminate. I'm thinking it may round out the shtick, make it more authentic for us. I'm trying to be helpful here. I feel the routine needs a little punch. We'll do our part at this end to come together.

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 3:38 PM

"New castrati?"

Whaat?

The subject was about "cuts" being part of the plan, but isn't that taking it a little far...

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 3:45 PM

rahi, we must come together in believing that this women's issue put on by the University is a program that moves us, and especially women, moving us forword.

Did you hear your buddy Rush talking about that public university program? One of my conservative enemies told me he had a BIG segment on it. I don't think I could come together with my Democrat Party, to move forword any longer, if I listened to him...

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JackAaah

Jan-29-13 3:47 PM

....someone told me this U of MN program is now the talk of the nation....it's all over. We for sure can come together to agree on that....

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 4:54 PM

"Body image, and the links between "befriending your body" and experiencing physical pleasure"

"An opportunity to talk openly in small groups during part of the program"

"umn.edu/thefemaleo"

All in the UofM female program that Jack talked about.

So where's Title IX when you need it...

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rajiihammr

Jan-29-13 6:49 PM

Good one Loco.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-30-13 9:03 AM

I want to see the specifics of these spending cuts that these conservatives want to cut. Put them out there if they want the people to support it we need to know what they are!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-30-13 10:33 AM

lorexxx why hasn't the house pushed these cuts through instead of all these stupid abortion and planned parenthood obstruction bills they did the past four years?

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-30-13 11:35 AM

lorexxx that is why the conservatives need to come up with a more compromised bill that will pass to move this country forward. If they do not the republican party looks like the obstructionist party of the past and will continue to lose more public support and more elections!

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JackAaah

Jan-30-13 11:52 AM

I agree with WA - we of the Democrat Party must continue to obstruct any spending cuts legislation....becuase we know that we can just continue to blame the Republicans for not "getting the people's work done". And we will get by with it, because we have the MSM on our side. And not only spending legislation...we can stop virtually all, and blame Republicans, and get by with it...

And, lor, just how will me and my other peeps get gifts....for votes? If you get all those cuts?

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-30-13 11:58 AM

lorexxx everything on the internet and Fox news is the truth RIGHT!

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JackAaah

Jan-30-13 12:41 PM

"to"?......you could say I am one smart donkey.

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 1:25 PM

Thanks for posting the list, lorexxx.

At first glance, there were a couple programs that I thought might be worth keeping, but whoa! what was I doing?

That's just the thought process that cannot continue!! "What about my (fill-in-the-blank)? Whatever will I do without its funding?"

Cutting means sacrificing for the good of the country. Literally. If we don't have the money, we don't even have the luxury of deciding what's worthwhile.

If these programs are so wonderful, and there is a desire for them to continue, then the private sector will have to invest and pick them up. (And yeah, for a profit, but that's a discussion for another day.)

Talk about Obesity! Our government system is woefully, abysmally obese in its funding desires, and when Dr. Common Sense says "you must trim the fat" it says "no way! I need it all! how could anyone do with less!" et cetera, and so on.

The current fiscal discussions at the DC level are not based in reality

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