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Kathleen Gaberson September 14, 2013 at 06:25 pm
WHAT???!!! That's absurd! What evidence do you have that President Obama ordered an investigation ofRead More the Tea Party, and what does that have to do with closing of government offices because of the sequester? The only relationship that I can see is that the Tea Party has refused to participate in the legislative process, demanding that everything must be done their way and refusing to compromise for the good of the country. They forced the sequester of federal funds, thereby affecting many government agencies' ability to provide needed services to the citizens of the United States. The government isn't suffering because of the sequester, but "we the people" are. Tea Party members must be very proud of themselves.
frank catalano September 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm
Ms. Gaberson, "we the people" are the TEA PARTY.....and I see nothing suffering because ofRead More the "sequestering", except for the fact that our military veterans are suffering.....everyone else seems to be doing just fine. Do you know of someone who is "suffering" from the sequestering?
Kathleen Gaberson September 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm
Mr. Catalano, did you study logic in school? You said that "we the people" are the TeaRead More Party, but that's not correct. "We the people" comprise more than the Tea Party, including every progressive, every conservative, everyone in between, and everyone who is not interested in politics. Who is suffering because of the sequester? Everyone who is receiving federal government services has either had benefits cut or delayed or is living under the threat of benefit or service cuts or delays. Yes, our veterans are among those affected, plus Social Security beneficiaries, new student and small business loan applicants, and citizens who need services from hundreds of other programs. If you don't know at least one person who is affected by the sequester, you are either very fortunate or very good at denying reality. Remember that this discussion started from the news story that the sequester had caused the IRS to furlough all of its employees for 4 days earlier this year. This furlough closed Taxpayer Assistance Centers and all other IRS offices, toll-free hotlines, and the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Maybe you didn't need those government services on those 4 days, but your tax return or refund weren't being processed, either. Everything the IRS is supposed to do just didn't get done for 4 days. That's how "we the people" are suffering from the sequester.
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