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Furloughed Texan Cruz supporters to America: ‘You’ve got to stand up’
Washington Times ^ | Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/05/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

HOUSTON — Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.

“Without Ted Cruz this doesn’t happen,” said Huls, a NASA systems engineer who was among roughly 3,000 federal employees furloughed from Houston’s Johnson Space Center after tea party Republicans triggered the partial government shutdown.

“This is something Americans have to get used to,” said Huls. “Even if it affects your livelihood, you’ve got to stand up.”

. . . . . .

The state is one of the richest beneficiaries of federal spending, with its sprawling military bases, Gulf Coast seaports, and nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico, which help account for more than 131,500 full-time federal employees. Only California, Virginia and the District of Columbia have more.

Yet Cruz’s firebrand opposition to the nation’s new entitlement program — the Affordable Care Act — and his campaign to stop government growth at all costs were also born here, and resonate deeply with many conservatives. In Houston, home to thousands of federal workers and to Cruz himself, the shutdown has brought the love/hate relationship with government into plain view.

Huls said he doesn’t believe his job is a waste of money: “The public doesn’t think much of federal workers these days, but we’re people with car payments just like everyone else.”

Still, he said of Cruz, “He’s fighting for what he believes in and I’m taking a side.”

. . . . . . .

“It is not anyone’s patriotic duty to make Ted Cruz a household name,” said Darby, a leader of the American Federation of Government Employees, who said he’s “at home looking at my two dogs instead of working” because of furloughs.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; shutdown

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1 posted on 10/05/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; samiam1972; Irish Eyes; Patriot Babe; noprogs; ez; boxlunch; PoloSec; MeekMom; JPG; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 10/05/2013 8:56:35 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Gentlemen, I say ye Dan Huls. Hear, Hear!


3 posted on 10/05/2013 8:58:08 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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An earlier thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075190/posts#


4 posted on 10/05/2013 9:01:19 AM PDT by deport
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To: SoConPubbie
Meanwhile the "news" media are desperately searching for gub'mint workers, or their families, who are angry at being furloughed and will publicly blame the Repubs, but not the Dems. Those are the "stories" the propaganda arm of the DNC want to tell.

Kudos toa news organization that will publish the other side to give balance.

5 posted on 10/05/2013 9:03:39 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SoConPubbie

There are many people like this guy being affected, furloughed, unpaid, etc (FReepers and others) who fully support the House holding the line. Not everyone connected to the govt is an ObeyMe thug.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 9:06:44 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SoConPubbie

God Bless Texas!


7 posted on 10/05/2013 9:16:54 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: workerbee

These people will be paid once this stand off ends...they always have and this will be no different. So all the hardships are not as dire as they would have us believe.

Anyone who had a gov. job knows how this works and knew this could very well happen, many were prepared for this..been and done it before. It’s a paid vacation no matter how you look at it.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 9:20:21 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoConPubbie
Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job

Wow. That is an opinion, not a fact. Right out of the gate they throw their crap.

9 posted on 10/05/2013 9:21:24 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s so refreshing to see a politician on Capitol Hill whose number one priority ISN’T to stick it to the American people. Politicians like Cruz are hard to find.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 9:27:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: caww

I agree fed employees should not get back pay. I’m talking about all the other people out of work due to this mess , they certainly won’t. But that doesn’t mean they don’t support the House.


11 posted on 10/05/2013 9:27:23 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: GeronL

only temporary furlough. not same as losing a job, its waiting for him as soon as he gets back in the gates.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 9:29:11 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes, NASA.gov is non-operational, too. I went to look up the time for the conjunction of Venus, Mercury, Saturn and the moon tomorrow night. Never mind.......I get the star chart from the Michigan State University. The planets will all be in the western sky around 1/2 hour after sunset, if you all want a look.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 9:39:30 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is a government shutdown really a government shutdown when the government in question is providing all necessary public services? NO. The term ‘’shutdown’’ is a propaganda device — a classic ‘’Big Lie’’ — that is now being mercilessly wielded by the Democratic/MSM machine to try to convince people they’re in a terrible crisis when they aren’t.

Is a single Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, who isn’t even in a leadership position, more responsible for keeping the so-called government shutdown in progress than the combined forces of the much more powerful president and Senate majority leader who adamantly refuse to negotiate an end to the impasse? NO. It’s just more propaganda.

It took the villagers in the children’s story only a short time to realize that the sky was NOT falling and that therefore Chicken Little was a fool for hysterically declaring that it was. Every minute the ‘’shutdown’’ continues, more and more Americans will realize that nothing adverse is happening and that the hysterical Democrats and MSM reporters are fools for declaring that the shutdown is a crisis.

Time is on the Republicans’ side. They must not cave in.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: SoConPubbie

Why not?

The House just voted to pay them to be off work, the entire House GOP voted for that, a deal made with Obama and Reid

They hit the lottery.

Taxpayers working non-(GS) government jobs are suckers.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 10:32:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: sickoflibs

>>The House just voted to pay them to be off work, the entire House GOP voted for that, a deal made with Obama and Reid<<

Harry refused to bring it up for a vote. The Senate has adjourned until Monday.


16 posted on 10/05/2013 3:43:30 PM PDT by Mother Mary
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To: sickoflibs
Taxpayers working non-(GS) government jobs are suckers.

Taxpayers are accomplices and enablers. Lifestyle trumps liberty.

17 posted on 10/06/2013 4:15:43 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Associated Press ran this story? For real? Who got fired for putting this story out there?


18 posted on 10/06/2013 4:44:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoConPubbie

Anyone posting here should be going to every “news” site with articles on Ted Cruz and posting a comment of support for this man who represents the tax payer and the TEA Party. The left, the parasites, and the criminals in big government fear Ted Cruz.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 4:54:45 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: SoConPubbie

This might be part of the reason why DoD ended it’s furlough. DoD employees tend to be more conservative than those in other agencies. Don’t want them out there making mischief for the libs.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: caww

>> These people will be paid once this stand off ends...they always have and this will be no different. So all the hardships are not as dire as they would have us believe.

Exactly.


21 posted on 10/06/2013 7:39:20 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

“Anyone posting here should be going to every “news” site with articles on Ted Cruz and posting a comment of support for this man who represents the tax payer and the TEA Party. The left, the parasites, and the criminals in big government fear Ted Cruz.”

INDEED!!! Yesssss!!! FR is my launch pad. I find such coherent relevant discussion here and then I take it out to the lib sites and they hate it (which just tickles me pink). Everyone should make it a point to hit 10 lib sites a day, including the MSM. WE can’t wait to react to the libs BS anymore. That privilege is over.

We must Take The Fight TO Them now! Cruz is leading the charge!!!!!


22 posted on 10/06/2013 7:58:14 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: SoConPubbie

“...Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job ...”

Actually, it’s thanks to Obastard and Harry Reid... but hey, why should a newspaper make any attempt to get it right...

Good to hear the guys isn’t blaming Senator Cruz. He did the right thing.


23 posted on 10/06/2013 8:05:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Gene Eric

If I was a gov. employee I’d have three months saved for times as these....it’ goes with the job. These people knew ahead of time the gov. could shut down...they’ve done it many times before....just as with Gov. saying we should have preparation for surviving natural disasters...so too Gov. employees should be prepared.

Oh I can hear the excuses for not being prepared....from wages to having families and the costs of living. But taking a job with the gov. always means you will face this at some point. It’s a “natural disaster job risk”.


24 posted on 10/06/2013 8:55:54 AM PDT by caww
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He’s deployed more guards to bar our World War II heroes from their memorial than he sent to Benghazi when our consulate was under attack.

The President is treating our veterans the same way he treated school kids when he cancelled their White House tours. When times called for obvious government belt-tightening, he took it out on kids rather than look for anything that would affect him personally. And while our vets are barricaded from the memorial they built with their heroism, the government “slim down” won’t affect Obama’s golf game or his family’s White House chefs.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are attempting to fund the Veterans Administration and other essential functions, but Democrats are blocking them because they want to make any slim down look as awful as possible in order to deflect from what this whole slim down thing is about, which is their Obamacare train wreck.

~ Sarah palin


Storm the Barrycades!!!
Free the Monuments!!!
Please donate today.

25 posted on 10/06/2013 9:13:36 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: SoConPubbie
If you start a private for profit business you have do produce a good product or you won't stay in business. But NASA, the IRS, the EPA and the rest of government are totally unaccountable to anyone. this is just one reason why socialism/government can never work.

How will NASA now do all their urgent global warming studies that will save the planet from the global warming hoax. that Hansen creep at NASA was one of the main pushers of this global warming hoax. Also NASA did Muslim outreach. who still thinks government is accountable to the people? not me. gov is not accountable to anyone. they are the power. The IRS oppressed conservatives for 3 years and not one of those criminals as the IRS not even Obama nor Lois Lerner have been punished for those illegal crimes.Government is unaccountable and must be be abolished . it is an evil cancer that will destroy us and our freedom. The only thing the federal government should do is military , border control.

26 posted on 10/06/2013 9:41:24 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: rurgan

I agree, but we also need American industry.

We need to protect, and to grow, American jobs.

Now.


27 posted on 10/06/2013 9:57:38 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: workerbee

If I was “furloughed” and still getting back-paid — I would be supporting Ted Cruz also. Heck, all gubmint “workers” should be supporting this paid-vacation.


28 posted on 10/06/2013 10:37:40 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Gene Eric

29 posted on 10/06/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

‘Germany is all about manufacturing’... and why they are doing so much better than other European countries...they get it in how to put people to work....bring in the industries and let them rip!

As long as the regulations are so stiff and unrelenting in the USA they will not come here.


30 posted on 10/06/2013 10:42:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoConPubbie

I love, love, love your quotes!!


31 posted on 10/06/2013 10:59:17 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: caww

I disagree.

The problem is, we are the country without a defensive trade policy.

China and Germany build up their industry.

We need to bring back American jobs. Now.


32 posted on 10/06/2013 11:05:05 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Not that easy as tweeking the trade policy.....

Yes they built up their industry...but not alone...there were many companies and American investors and investments along side them. Additionally a leadership who went out of their way to accomodate that.

Not so here in the USA....nor would there be with a Government bent on destroying and weakening our nation overall.

You’re dreaming if you think this Gov. is about creating an environment for business and industry....who are in fact who creates the jobs. Gov. never does.

Further with all the Unions etc. constantly begging for higher wages we have long lost our best and brightest workforce to other nations as well...and there is a huge “leak” of those moving into other nation states for that. I don’t blame them either.

MAny companies who close here offer their employees the opportunity to move to the country they’re re-locating the business to. Today ‘many’ are actually going where at one time it would have never been considered.

The fact is I can’t see the USA being much more than a service oriented country..as it is now.

Additionally...if Obamacaare goes thru you don’t think business and what industry is here won’t be hiring those coming in here from other nations ahead of those here? They get a Gov. subsidy for hiring them...plus they won’t have to insure them.

Be prepared to loose your job if someone from another country is here with Gov. invitation.


33 posted on 10/06/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by caww
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To: workerbee

which is why I have a “Miss me yet? “ picture of Bush on my corkboard, as well as the Benghazi Martyrs...hee.hee.

I am convinced that 800 number for Obamcare that spell F-u was a conservative that chose the number to submit.HA!


34 posted on 10/06/2013 12:01:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: SoConPubbie

Repeal zoning and planning regulations. Abolish impact fees. Stop NIMBY-ism, and real production will happen.


35 posted on 10/06/2013 12:14:14 PM PDT by familyop
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To: navymom1
I love, love, love your quotes!!

Aw shucks!

I just wish I had been smart enough to come up with them!
36 posted on 10/06/2013 1:10:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Idiot liberals will always prefer government over private industry because idiot liberals are not creative or intelligent enough to meet the demands of private industry. They want the cushy jobs with inflated benefits and/or treated to unlimited easy living if they choose to sit at home, drink beer, screw *****es, and play xbox all day long.

They are worthless losers who will never be welcomed in any nation that wishes to preserve its own health and survival.
37 posted on 10/06/2013 1:51:56 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: workerbee

Some are just regular people who end up working for government because they need to support their families with whatever job they can find.


38 posted on 10/06/2013 1:55:58 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: workerbee

I hope all the conservatives who are furloughed will spend a bit of that extra free time posting, writing to their congresscritters, and doing anything else they can to ensure that the socialists (including RINOs) are thrown out.

Thank you to the Texans who are standing up for Cruz. Thank you to all patriotic Americans who are working hard to end this corrupt administration with its cheap political tricks, expensive taxes, deficit spending, and destructive policies.


39 posted on 10/06/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I am convinced that 800 number for Obamcare that spell F-u was a conservative that chose the number to submit.

That would be hilarious, if true!

40 posted on 10/06/2013 3:53:49 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: SoConPubbie

Mr. Huls illustrates the difference in attitude, mind set and values between an engineer and, say, a social worker.


41 posted on 10/06/2013 4:54:41 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, when Cruz is right, by G-d is he right. Not much more needs to be said here.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 12:01:42 AM PDT by freedom462
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To: Wanderer99

And some of us work for the Government because we love what we do, and understand how it is important to the troops we support.


43 posted on 10/07/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by 22202NOVA ("Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage." -- H.L. Mencken)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

More refreshing: to see a politician more interested in doing the right thing than pandering for votes.


44 posted on 10/07/2013 10:22:27 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m a federal worker (DOT/FAA) who is still on the job but not getting paid as of Oct 1st. I wrote my congressman twice now asking him to fight the good fight and stand with Cruz.


45 posted on 10/09/2013 1:23:10 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Old Sarge

Is it true that the nationwide phone number for Obamacare is 1-800-FUCKYO?

PARTLY TRUE - Technically, the 800-318-2596 phone number cannot correctly be rendered as 800-FUCKYO because that designation omits the essential ‘1’ digit between the ‘3’ and ‘8’

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/phone.asp


46 posted on 10/09/2013 1:30:17 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: SoConPubbie; All

“Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform one’s legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation. In other words, it means willful or negligent failure to perform assigned duties or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner. Dereliction of duty is a specific offense in military law. “ (Quote from USLegal.com).

Dereliction of duty is an Impeachable Offense, as stipulated in the US Constitution. Dereliction of duty is also a US Military offense subject to a Courts Martial.

Will our sorry Congressional RINOs do their usual kid gloves, “boys will be boys” approach to Obama’s numerous violations of the US Constitution, or will they FINALLY draw up The Articles of Impeachment for B. Hussein Obama?


47 posted on 10/09/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Java4Jay

First, I already knew about the 1-800-F1UCKYO number combination, it’s been posted on at least four threads to date.

Second, my comment was to the possibility of the creator of the number being a stealth conservative.

Third, you still use Snopes. Why?


48 posted on 10/10/2013 4:48:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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