Skip to comments.Furloughed Texan Cruz supporters to America: ‘You’ve got to stand up’
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 doesnt happen, said Huls, a NASA systems engineer who was among roughly 3,000 federal employees furloughed from Houstons 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, youve 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 Cruzs firebrand opposition to the nations 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 doesnt believe his job is a waste of money: The public doesnt think much of federal workers these days, but were people with car payments just like everyone else.
Still, he said of Cruz, Hes fighting for what he believes in and Im taking a side.
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It is not anyones patriotic duty to make Ted Cruz a household name, said Darby, a leader of the American Federation of Government Employees, who said hes at home looking at my two dogs instead of working because of furloughs.
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Gentlemen, I say ye Dan Huls. Hear, Hear!
An earlier thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:
Kudos toa news organization that will publish the other side to give balance.
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.
God Bless Texas!
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.
Wow. That is an opinion, not a fact. Right out of the gate they throw their crap.
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.
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.
only temporary furlough. not same as losing a job, its waiting for him as soon as he gets back in the gates.
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.
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.
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.
>>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.
Taxpayers are accomplices and enablers. Lifestyle trumps liberty.
The Associated Press ran this story? For real? Who got fired for putting this story out there?
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.
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.
>> 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 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!!!!!
“...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.
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”.
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.
I agree, but we also need American industry.
We need to protect, and to grow, American jobs.
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.
‘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.
I love, love, love your quotes!!
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.
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.
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!
Repeal zoning and planning regulations. Abolish impact fees. Stop NIMBY-ism, and real production will happen.
Some are just regular people who end up working for government because they need to support their families with whatever job they can find.
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.
That would be hilarious, if true!
Mr. Huls illustrates the difference in attitude, mind set and values between an engineer and, say, a social worker.
Well, when Cruz is right, by G-d is he right. Not much more needs to be said here.
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.
More refreshing: to see a politician more interested in doing the right thing than pandering for votes.
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.
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’
“Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform ones 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?
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?