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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So, Obama wanted to cut the very people who we needed the most? Am I missing something?
    Off the top of my head, I could think of over a dozen things that should be cut LONG before the Coast Guard should be. I have no issue cutting back on *some* military spending (in a smart way), but NOT the Coast Guard. We need them more than anything. They're the ones that are supposed to be there in times of crisis. Why the **** would we cut something so beneficial and necessary? Now, if they wanted to redirect that funding to STATE Coast Guard-like organizations, I'd have no issue with that either. I have no issue with each state being responsible for their own **** in that way. But just cutting funding flat out? ****ing retarded.

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Suprised this thread didnt get no traction.
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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Suprised this thread didnt get no traction.
    Wait until we get another hurricane, then it'll get some traction. Then everyone will be like, why didn't anyone help us?

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    I have no problems in theory cutting funding to the coast guard.

    I do have issues though when repeatedly "cuts" are not happening across the board or targetting "wasteful" programs but seemed to specifically and routinely be aimed at portions of government that Obama and/or Demcrats and liberals dislike or have a disdain for the need of them.

    Wild thought...cut every government program's and agencies budget by 1% and then let additional cuts be made beyond that baseline, but the percentage different in cuts can't be more than 3%. The only other option allowable would be to entirely scrap or redesign a program or agency. That way sure, if a President wants to cut military spending that's fine...but they can't cut that and just leave everything else. Likewise, they want to drastically cut spending on national parks? Sure, but you can't just cut that. Stop picking and choosing where we're going to "Cut" the budget for political reasons and cut the governments budget as a whole. If something is so "wasteful" or useless or inefficient scrap it completely and if needed start over.

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You mean like how he hasn't yet withdrawn troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and end those wars? Or that he hasn't called for the repeal of the PATRIOT Act yet? Is that how he's showing blatant disregard for our national security?

    But you're absolutely right. Let's end all the socialist government spending going on first. Let's put an end to no-bid contracts and government subsidies to agricultural goods so they can compete in the free market. That sounds like a good start to me.
    You get that the problem is NOT with no bid contracts but with the OVERSIGHT of those contracts...right?

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    I think we should cut spending across the board as well. I am all for cutting limits to coast guard, and guess what I am someone who lives on the coast line. I also am for cutting some funding to useless programs, and social security, and I am on welfare for my disability. I am also willing to pay a little bit more in my taxes as well for programs like this type of thing. I feel it is my civic duty to pay my taxes to help the government to pay of the debt that we have.

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    I think we should cut spending across the board as well. I am all for cutting limits to coast guard, and guess what I am someone who lives on the coast line. I also am for cutting some funding to useless programs, and social security, and I am on welfare for my disability. I am also willing to pay a little bit more in my taxes as well for programs like this type of thing. I feel it is my civic duty to pay my taxes to help the government to pay of the debt that we have.



    if you are on disability how are you paying taxes?


    this thread is about Obama wanting to cut the very people who's job it is is partially to help contain this mess.
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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    if you are on disability how are you paying taxes?

    this thread is about Obama wanting to cut the very people who's job it is is partially to help contain this mess.
    Come on now Rev, one of the ways people have (rightfully in my mind) pointed out Obama's lack of tax increase BS is just that is pointing out there's far more taxes than simply income tax.

    Sales Tax, Taxes on utilities, taxes on corporations which are then essentially passed down onto us, taxes on gas, and on and on. We can't point those things out with Obama when its beneficial then act like we can't think of any tax but income tax later on

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Come on now Rev, one of the ways people have (rightfully in my mind) pointed out Obama's lack of tax increase BS is just that is pointing out there's far more taxes than simply income tax.

    Sales Tax, Taxes on utilities, taxes on corporations which are then essentially passed down onto us, taxes on gas, and on and on. We can't point those things out with Obama when its beneficial then act like we can't think of any tax but income tax later on
    This is what I was going to say, and rev I am getting a job, so I can have a little bit of extra money other than my Disabilty check. Soon I shell also be paying income taxes as well.

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    Re: Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    This is what I was going to say, and rev I am getting a job, so I can have a little bit of extra money other than my Disabilty check. Soon I shell also be paying income taxes as well.



    its good. I still love ya.



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