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Federal spending negotiations

November 30, 2013

Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen....

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EarlyBird

Nov-30-13 7:21 AM

The crazy buggers we call politicians have run a muck for sure. Why do we let them attach crappy pork filled junk to the budgets we deem as necessary? The ********s in DC know then can attach all kinds of crap to the Farm Bill for instance. It's a weakened political system we have and all thanks to the crazy people we call politicians.

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EarlyBird

Nov-30-13 7:35 AM

Yeah I guess the citizens are even crazier for following their leader over the cliff. I think today the real leaders are at the back of the pack pulling in the opposite direction.

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centerfield

Nov-30-13 9:50 AM

Let me see, bird, did your comment ring true in your mind when the last leader was banging the drums and going to war based on lies? Oh, and those in the back of the bus don't have a clue of what to do. As if a government shutdown or a default will solve the problem. not.

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EarlyBird

Nov-30-13 10:21 AM

centerfield I'll always be glad we fought terrorism off shore of American soil. You people who seem to wish we hadn't attacked the middle east when we did must like bombings in our cities.

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Legend

Nov-30-13 10:26 AM

All bright red states should put their budget cuts where their mouth is and turn back any federal money. Start with the home of Walker and Ryan--Wisconsin.

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Legend

Nov-30-13 10:32 AM

A jobs bill would make money for the Fed. but the koch's and adelson won't allow it because their economics is blind to history and must support the wealthy.

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chadk66

Nov-30-13 11:00 AM

it's pretty simple to see which states are red and which are blue based only on the condition of their state finances.

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rajiihammr

Nov-30-13 11:17 AM

Wow, who wrote this one? This opinion piece was nearly fair and balanced. Is this the MDN editorial staff that we have come to know and not love?

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centerfield

Nov-30-13 11:57 AM

Oh, boy, birdy, lets just invade another sovereign nation chasing fake WMD's and maybe kill another 100,000 civilians too. Oh, in the name of chasing terrorist. By the way, that is the reason we invaded Afghanistan because that is where the terrorist trained. But, you go around with the Republican war theory, you could even attack Canada because some of the terrorist came to the US through Canada.

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chadk66

Nov-30-13 10:00 PM

just remove the farm programs (which are nothing more than food stamp programs) and then have a look. I'm sure that's too much to ask.

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chadk66

Nov-30-13 10:02 PM

one more thing, you'll have to explain to us how a farmer getting a subsidy (which I am not in favor of) has anything to do with the states finances.

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chadk66

Nov-30-13 10:03 PM

and while your at it please explain the miraculous turn around in Wisconsin. This will be really good.

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centerfield

Dec-01-13 12:54 AM

Show us your complete lack of knowledge on the farm program and then we will know for sure that hot air is your package, chad. The crop insurance program has subsidized the ND Farmer over $3 billion dollars since 1998. And that is only part of the farm program not associated with the food stamp program. Now tell us how that does not impact the economy of this state and we will be in awe of your prowess. Oh, and that food stamp program you p and moan about, gives what to the needy... well, farm products, which support the price of grain as well.

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EarlyBird

Dec-01-13 8:41 AM

Well centerfield.. I guess you have to love the USA to want it protected. You can send your thank yous to any Soldier you know.

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rajiihammr

Dec-01-13 10:33 AM

"The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday approved the Job Retention Tax Credit for GE, which expects to retain 5,000 full-time positions and $140 million in existing payroll at its GE Aviation operations."....Cincinnati Business Courier

Rajiihammr granted a small tax credit in order to retain several hundred BCBS jobs in Fargo, ND. and 8 vice-presidents partially employed at Trinity Medical.

Landslide, answer the Medicare question. Do you feel guilty for my paying for your Medicare?

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Russ98387

Dec-01-13 12:08 PM

George Soros will be writing a lot of checks to all his little lemmings. $10 per post doesn't go very far these days so it's nice the lemmings will have some Christmas money to spend at Walmart after they get paid to demonstrate at Walmart. Patty Murray is US Senator from Washington state. Rep Paul Ryan has the daunting task of attempting to work with her as she is dumb as a rock. Being a good goose stepper. She is all for increasing spending and higher taxes so the "progressives" can keep up the charade of how great socialism is with other peoples money.

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centerfield

Dec-01-13 12:47 PM

Wallmart-Family owned Corporation- Walton Family. Shares of stock--hundreds of millions of shares each. Dividends- Thank you Republicans, are taxed at 15%-- Bush tax gift to the rich- 2002..... So, check what happened to the dividends since the gift???? Huge increases--- So, all the Waltons contribute to the Republican party because their tax bracket dropped to 15%---Yea Republicans. Boo to the middle class.

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Missy1

Dec-01-13 6:34 PM

Centerfield, the people you love so much, also pay 15%. Obama and family does. We are lucky if anyone in Washington DC even pay their taxes. Clinton's know how to get around it. It is NOT all the Republicans fault. It is also the Democrats and attitudes.

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centerfield

Dec-01-13 7:55 PM

Come now , missy, get real. Obama's paid about 19% with a gifting of 25% of their income to charity. Now, Mitt earned 25+ million dollars and paid around 12%. What do you thing the Waltons paid. The Republicans gift to the rich and knife in the back to the working man who still pays the higher %. But, it does affect both sides, but one side is asking that it be changed to make it more fair but the other side wants campaign contributions and dumps on the average taxpayer. Now, can you guess which party the latter one is???????????

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Missy1

Dec-01-13 8:38 PM

Centerfield, you get real. How do you know for fact that the Obama's did this? How do you know what the Romney's gave. I don't know, but I can look on line and find out what Politicians didn't pay their taxes. PJ You are a troll and a liar. You attack people for no good purpose. What a sour person you are. Now, I hope Obama makes your life better. But, I doubt it.

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ndvetrn

Dec-01-13 9:57 PM

willygarr/canook,

As a professed veteran officer of the Vietnam war we still would like to know where you attended school when you received your college degree and where you received your military training? If you attended the Military Academy it goes without saying. Ehh

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Missy1

Dec-01-13 11:12 PM

Hi, landslide, it was great. Thank you. Grandchildren make it the best. Work tomorrow and time to shut down. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too. Thank You.

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JackAaah

Dec-02-13 8:39 AM

I just feel I have to know....is Warren Buffet still disputing the one billion in taxes he owes the government?....he should be like the rest of us Democrats and be 'willing to pay more'...

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centerfield

Dec-02-13 10:33 AM

Gosh, missy, vacation did not help you at all. How do we get our information? Well, not like you and mudslide, we get it from the source. My figures were taken from the Obama's tax returns which are public access. As to Mitt, it came from the one tax form he released and we can only guess what it really is since he invest in overseas tax havens. Gosh, back from vacation and still posting winger views. So sad for you but we are sure glad you had a nice vacation.

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locomotive

Dec-02-13 1:30 PM

When people get too partisan, their vision for truth is affected.

Now we can wait for all the lefties to c/p the statement and/or alter it with their own twist.

Democrats and Republicans are all humans, with variances of agreement concerning each party's platform. It's amazing to see how dedicated the partisanship can be, to where Pres. Obama does no wrong, former Pres. Bush does no right, former Pres. Clinton is still popular, former Pres. Reagan (yes, that one way back) is still unpopular, so on and so forth.

Move away from partisan bitterness and take all things with a grain of salt.

Sure, you can use this one too...

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