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Looky there - the Senate might finally vote on a sequester bill. I wish the GOP would consider including elimination of the agricultural subsidy. Seems hard to argue with eliminating a $20 billion federal program.
1 posted on 02/23/2013 2:03:01 PM PST by andyk
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To: andyk

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland have been leased for oil and gas drilling, a far more profitable enterprise than farming: no expensive machinery to buy, no weather that can wipe out a crop right before harvest, no labor issues.

Better start learning how to grow your own, urban dwellers.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 2:10:36 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: andyk

Deplorable and distressing ideas from the Republican Senate.
1. Let the sequester go through without amendment.
2. Do not squander away legislative power to Obama..Never..Ever.
3. For shame McConnell. The Ag direct payments elimination must stand.
4. Flexibility in managing the sequester should be granted to Department heads as part of the Debt Extension bill.

Civilizational suicide continues.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 2:12:01 PM PST by conservativehistorian (.)
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To: andyk

Revenues now, cuts to be named later.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 2:21:55 PM PST by glorgau
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To: andyk

“50-50 is a fair and balanced way to move forward”
LOL!
That’s what we said during the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ but they would accept ONLY increased taxes with no cuts and that’s what they got.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 2:29:37 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: andyk

I have no problem with eliminating 20 billion. My question is why are we so quick to first eliminate one of the few programs that benefit the producers in society and those who typically vote and support conservatives? We may as well just write a check to the Democrat National Commitee. It is like we are shooting our own. Instead we should first look to take $20 billion from the moochers of society.


7 posted on 02/23/2013 2:31:01 PM PST by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: andyk
They're doing this so they can blame the House for the sequester. And why no other item mentioned other tha the ag provision? It's intended to set urban against rural districts.

In any event there's no way the House will take this up. Sequester will happen.

8 posted on 02/23/2013 3:07:58 PM PST by what's up
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To: andyk

If you make a deal with the Devil, you deserve to burn in Hell with him.

NO to bipartisan agreements on ANYTHING with these worthless and corrupt bastards.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 3:22:31 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: andyk
Every time I see the word "compromise" I know we are about to get screwed and "capitulation" comes to mind.
11 posted on 02/23/2013 3:43:17 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: andyk

How about a big old NO to the Obamaunists. He got his revenue 6 weeks ago, the hell with him/them. It might give Boehner time to grow a pair before the debt ceiling demands.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 5:27:00 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: andyk

if the sequester is as awful and dreadful and the end of the world, how can half of the end of the world be an acceptable compromise? seriously, how can the democrats be so cruel?!?

besides the sequester is barry’s awesome brainchild solution. why must we be saved from barry’s once-lauded as genius, solution?


15 posted on 02/23/2013 10:47:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: andyk

This “sequestration” crap is getting old fast.

If the House has passed a budget, it’s the Senate’s turn to act. Period. Let’s see what reid and his Senate do. Meanwhile, the House needs to move on to other business and Boehner needs to answer each and every question from the scumbag Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms with the same exact answer, word for word: “The House has done its job and passed a budget, and now we await action from the Senate. Meanwhile, the House is moving on to other business. Next question?”


16 posted on 02/23/2013 11:17:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: andyk
“We all feel very strongly that, just as we did in the first two months of replacing the sequestration, the 50-50 is a fair and balanced way to move forward,” Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., ...

Translation: "WEe previously asked if we could stick forks in both your eyes. Now we are only asking you to let us stick a single fork in one of your eyes. Surely you can cave that far."

NO MORE DEALS - and I say that as one who will directly suffer from furloughs caused by the sequester.

17 posted on 02/24/2013 5:16:54 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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