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The Federal Budget script is getting is getting to costly for business. We are in economic war with ourselves and global trade. Friday's House Session was a farce designed to shout. We are arguing interpretations of School House Rock. Democrats scaring us that House Republicans are following a Hitler "Mein Kampf" strategy, similar to what is going in Wisconsin.




The workers are split in two. This gives Republican a vested advantage of power


Republicans stating that is simply not the case.


If this was a Hollywood production, heads would be rolling. This banter is getting stale and cliche.


The "Fish or Cut the Bait" bit did make me laugh.


I have seen better Wrestling skits. At least they know how to take a hit.


Public servants do not deserve this crap. Veterans and Members of the United States Military Armed Forces please read this.


Today, U.S. Representative Heath Shuler urged eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) by the extended April 8, 2011 deadline. The Department of Defense extended the original March 18th deadline to allow military personnel additional time to apply for these benefits.RSLSP provides extra compensation for troops whose service was involuntarily extended beyond their planned separation or retirement dates between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009. Eligible members or their beneficiaries will receive $500 for each full or partial month they were retained on active duty. The average benefit is $3,700. Defense officials reported at the end of last year that less than half of the estimated 145,000 service members eligible for this special pay had submitted claims.


“Thousands of our brave men and women in uniform responded to the call of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan even after their release dates, but many have not yet been compensated for their extended service to our country,” said Rep. Shuler. “With the April 8th deadline quickly approaching, I urge all eligible service members to apply for the special pay they have earned and deserve, and for others to spread the word so our soldiers don’t miss out on this one-time opportunity.”


To apply for Stop Loss pay or for more information, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to http://www.defense.gov/stoploss. Service members in Western North Carolina without internet access can pick up an application at Rep. Shuler’s Asheville office and submit claims by mail.




I did like what that one man stated that legislators are except from the pay freeze. The empty wallet pain should come from them first. All of them.




If this is the best they got then all the key participants and Party Leaders should be given a vote of no confidence. One of the members needs to be brave and ask for a vote of No Confidence.


If they do not a petition should be made to the Federal Elections Commission to put an additional public referendum of No Confidence Equals No Pay"


Members of Congress should not able to receive any funds and entitlements until the budget is resolved. The Executive Branch should follow suit. A pay freeze for Department leaders and political appointees should be given until the budget is resolved.


Voters should have the right to vote No Confidence for all Federal Representatives and Senators. The Judicial Branch and Federal and Election Boards, and Electoral Collage should appoint mediators to manage the process.

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You will soon see that this is one well orchestrated production.




House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, will unveil a highly anticipated 2012 Republican budget next week that proposes dramatic changes to political lightning rods: entitlements.


The plan, to be released Tuesday, calls for a controversial overhaul of Medicare, the health care program for seniors, and imposes deep cuts in Medicaid, which provides health benefits to low-income Americans, according to House Republican sources with knowledge of the proposal.


Starting 10 years from now, in 2021, Americans would no longer enroll in the Medicare program, but instead receive vouchers for private insurance, according to the GOP sources, who stressed anyone 55 or older now would not be affected by the change.



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