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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.”

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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.

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

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

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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