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Unwrapping the $1.1 Trillion Budget

Gene158 Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 8:50 AM
It would be rather simple to prevent the wealth from 'fly over' country from going to DC. Don't send them the revenue. Keep it. Unite and see what happens. Is the ruling class going to activate the 82nd Airborne Div to come collect? Are they gonna send in DHS, FBI, IRS, etc? Let 'em try. Sheriffs are the highest ranking law enforcement in any county in the country. Let them come and try to take it. No matter your feelings on what happened at the Bundy ranch, if the local sheriff had taken a stand, none of the federal guys would have been there. He could have shooed them off. It's happened before. In New Mexico. The sheriff ran off some federal agents. They weren't FBI, but they left. When you think about it, there are only a few thousand DEA agents. It's not like they have an army. Most federal LE rely very heavily on local and state support. Pull all that support and they're dead in the water. It's just a matter of taking a stand and forcing a very public conversation, which is exactly what the ruling class doesn't want. Which is also why this whole budget deal was done in the back room.
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Unwrapping the $1.1 Trillion Budget

Gene158 Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 8:43 AM
When the folks at Heritage and CATO start digging into that scam, the news will get exponentially worse for us. I read that there was some money set aside for a zoo somewhere. With all that is going on, who in the heck gives a damn about a zoo. But, these people are so effin' corrupt that they know they can scam each other into votes and get goodies for their folks at home. They are so disgusting.
He don't care. The GOPe don't care. The Chamber of Commerce don't care. The Dem's don't care. And we'll all be left holding the bag.
You're first paragraph is spot on.
I'm a cop. I'm also not a cop groupie that thinks they all walk on water. But, Greg633 has a point. If you've been told time and time again, to stop BREAKING THE LAW, eventually the law is going to come get you. Garner started this whole thing. He resisted. He didn't comply. He was in the wrong. He knew he was in the wrong. How would you feel or what would you do, if you owned the shop that he stood in front of everyday, taking sales away from you. You'd be on the phone with 911 every day, all day. Eventually, the supervisors are going to send people. I watched the video briefly, but from what I remember, the cops looked like little kids compared to that guy. Lets just say you're the 5'2", 130b, indian guy that owns the shop. That has scraped the money together to open the place and is probably barely making a living with all that goes on there and the taxes and rent that has to be paid. You'd be a bit aggravate too, I'd bet. If Garner had went on his way, this whole conversation would never have started.
You bring up a good point. But, I've yet to hear why the cops were even there. Were they sent there by a supervisor? Who, after receiving complaint after complaint from the business owner, tells the cops to lock the guy up, once and for all, to keep the store owner quiet? Maybe, he was going to get a summons. Maybe the cops said, lets go to the station, where you'll get a summons and go home. In NYC, the ADA tells the cops to give what they call "DATs"-Desk Appearance Tickets...the summons you write of. Maybe, just effin' Maybe...Had Garner complied with the cops or was a bit more cooperative we wouldn't be talking about this.
I've yet to hear anyone talk about how Garner was running a 'cash only', black market business that cut into the sale of the store owner. So, the cigarette taxes in NY are high. Big Effin' Deal. Everything is expensive in NY. But to say that he's dead because of the taxes is BS. He's dead because he didn't want to comply with the cops for what would have been probably been a "Desk Appearance Ticket" and a warning to stay away from the store. Haven't heard anyone talk about how he supported his family. Are they on the government dole and he sells the 'loosies' to supplement their lifestyle? Was he reporting his cigarette sales to the appropriate tax collection agencies? Nope. I could care less about Garner. He made a decision that day, to ignore the cops when he knew he was in the wrong and an unfortunate chain of events took place. But, the taxes and the cops are not the ones that initiated this clusterfuc&, Garner did.
All that money for something that the government could outlaw at any moment. All that money for some guy with a newer model 4door or SUV, who is basically an independent contractor. Something ain't kosher in Denmark.
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The Math Doesn't Work

Gene158 Wrote: Dec 04, 2014 7:36 PM
Jobs that once provided a decent wage for some are now a thing of the past. When I was a carpenter in the Atlanta area, a good portion of the masons and carpet guys were black. And more than a few, did phenomenal work. They were gradually replaced by mexicans who really had no idea what they were doing and did awful work. They were hired by builders who were able to make more money off the sale due to paying less for the labor. To the thousands and thousands of IT and Engineering graduates every year. There are only so many jobs. There are only so many consultants. There are only so many startups that can become the next Facebook, Apple, Microsoft. But, with the Dems, establishment Republicans who are slaves to big business and the US Chamber of Commerce, so many of you will never work in your field because your position will be filled by someone from China, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, etc etc etc.
And was't Sestak one of the clowns that dropped obamacare on us, because they promised him that it would't pay for abortions? And he fell for it.
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