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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak View Post
    Interesting to see fights lining up with the military cuts...
    not sure who is more corrupt, the politicians or the corrupt military establishment...
    Governors and such taking military to task to help their states, in spite of the country...
    Gotta love america, corruption in every walk of life...they talk about ethics and
    we had a sitting president getting head in the white house behind his wifes back,
    but oh yeah we shouldnt worry about what people do in their private life.
    In that case after work I'll go castrate a sleeping midget donkey and fondle a
    mcdonald worker who has down syndrome but can handle the fries, all the while
    beating a dozen eggs in a prostitues hobo dick cheese.
    I'm sure you do, but you know they can task the Guard to help out thier states right? I THINK you eluding to the worry about losing jobs at whatever plants are in thier state.

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    Its the job of the governors and elected officials to represent their constituents, that is what they are elected for. My governor better damn well fight something that is going to have a negative impact on my state. Yes, everyone will fight, that is why we have a congress, at some point it will be a give and take at the federal level.

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    Its the job of the governors and elected officials to represent their constituents, that is what they are elected for. My governor better damn well fight something that is going to have a negative impact on my state. Yes, everyone will fight, that is why we have a congress, at some point it will be a give and take at the federal level.
    Um, all elected (and appointed) officials have two duties: represent the interests of their constituents while also considering the good of everybody else i.e., if we don't need a base in a particular place anymore, we can help everybody (including their constituents) in the long run by reducing costs and using resources more efficiently.

    What doesn't get talked about a lot is that while they are "helping" their constituents by keeping a base/factory/etc open, they are doing it on the backs of the other tax payers while the other representatives are doing the exact same thing

    Funny when representative A's constituents are really happy that their representative kept their surplus base open at the same time that they are b**ching about how much money other representatives are "wasting" on "pork projects" for their constituents.
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    Um, all elected (and appointed) officials have two duties: represent the interests of their constituents while also considering the good of everybody else i.e., if we don't need a base in a particular place anymore, we can help everybody (including their constituents) in the long run by reducing costs and using resources more efficiently.

    What doesn't get talked about a lot is that while they are "helping" their constituents by keeping a base/factory/etc open, they are doing it on the backs of the other tax payers while the other representatives are doing the exact same thing

    Funny when representative A's constituents are really happy that their representative kept their surplus base open at the same time that they are b**ching about how much money other representatives are "wasting" on "pork projects" for their constituents.
    "Considering the good of everybody else" is a dangerous proposition...

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    I have a feeling that a good bit of the fighting by politicians is show for their constituents. Some of them "may" be smart enough to see the value but they have to be able to at least show their constituents they fought.

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    "while also considering the good of everybody else"... ummm that is not typically a platform someone will run on.

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    Re: Military Cuts and Politicians

    Like Santorum says:

    "Well, I was made to vote for spending money on their program...so I offset it by adding spending on my program."

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    Are you drunk? :twitch
    I don't drink...I just spit game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak View Post
    I don't drink...I just spit game
    .................................................. ................yeah, I got nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    Like Santorum says:

    "Well, I was made to vote for spending money on their program...so I offset it by adding spending on my program."
    :spy "More continuing resolutions coming 'SOON'!" (Now that's the cats PAJAMAS!!) Got it 'RRC'??

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