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Washington Exempts Itself From Obamacare, Airport "Sequester" Delays

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The uncomfortable effects of government actions are being felt everywhere.

Obamacare concerns are, anecdotally, delaying hiring, causing firms to change benefits for the people, and increasing taxes on the great majority.

On the other hand, in the context of the "sequester", which is merely a slowdown in the breakneck rate of government spending, anyone who has traveled by plane in the last month knows the full court press efforts under way to ensure the American public knows just how 'devastating' the sequester cuts are - with delays rising exponentially with every dollar removed from the FAA budget.

But there is a group on 'Americans' who are not feeling the pain of Obamacare or Airport delays. This group of people remains comfortably unaware of the reality that is being passed on the rest of the US citizenry.

As Politico reports, Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of Obamacare; and as the Washington Times reports, the chief of the FAA told Congress today that Washington-area airports will largely escape the effects of the air traffic controller furloughs.

It truly is good to be king, alternatively Americans are equal, except those who are excempt from all the rules and regulations of America - they are just a little more equal.

Via Politico,

Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.

 

The talks ... are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months

 

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“Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”

 

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When asked about the high-level bipartisan talks, Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said: “The speaker’s objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the president’s health care law. He is approached daily by American citizens, including members of Congress and staff, who want to be freed from its mandates. If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.”

Via The Washington Times,

The chief of the FAA told Congress today that Washington-area airports will largely escape the effects of the air traffic controller furloughs — a blessing for lawmakers who fly out of the nation’s capitol.

 

Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, told a congressional panel that the Washington region’s airports are spaced out enough and have enough spare capacity that furloughs to air traffic controllers won’t hurt as much here.

 

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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:24 | 3497889 toys for tits
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Next step:

Exempting themselves from gravity.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:27 | 3497907 ParkAveFlasher
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+1 beat me to it.

Second thought was "the physiology of neck vertabrae".

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3497955 smlbizman
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how many here will this apply to.....put me down as one...second sentence some rates will increase 150%

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bs-hs-insurance-rate-... edited out his 150% comment..but i think i have original

nope changed...its there...they just moved it way down the page....i guess they figure people will stop before they get there

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:52 | 3498047 hedgeless_horseman
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Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, told a congressional panel that the Washington region’s airports are spaced out enough and have enough spare capacity that furloughs to air traffic controllers won’t hurt as much here.

Did he mention if there is enough spare capacity in Michelle Obama's White House Staff of 22?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:55 | 3498055 Surly Bear
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Democracy for all. Austerity for most.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:04 | 3498061 hedgeless_horseman
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Are the Washington region’s Popeye's spaced out enough and have enough of a diverse customer base that cuts to our Surgeon General's cafeteria per diem won’t hurt their business as much?

Can someone please direct me to a single productive thing this woman has done during her tenure, other than support the local fast food community?  Thank goodness we are cutting air traffic controllers, and not her government-employee meal plan.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:13 | 3498169 Edward Fiatski
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Forward, Soviet!

All Soviet citisens are equal, though some are more equal-er.

P.S. Exempting Washington area - doesn't that defeat the "purpose"? Unless...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:20 | 3498538 BoNeSxxx
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Did anyone read the full Politico article?

These Assclowns are actually stating the reason that they want to include their aides is POSSIBLE BRAIN DRAIN!  They are worried that young talent will leave the Hill due to increased cost of living and that experienced aides will take the opportunity to find the revolving door.

What makes them think all the Hill Rats will find employment in the private sector where employers are struggling under the immense weight of Obamacare and over-regulation as it is?

Ok, so just so we are all clear on this… They OPENLY ACKNOWLEDGE that the parasite is killing the host.  Yet, rather than get the host healthy, they want to immunize the parasite?

Jeeeezus you just couldn't make this shit up… 

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:20 | 3498580 NotApplicable
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Well, given the inability of the MSM to connect the dots (at least if they want to keep their jobs), open acknowledgement of any single fact is moot.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:15 | 3498552 Boris Alatovkrap
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Sadly, you are steal my thought. Why is Amerika now emulate Soviet State!? What is happen?! What is go wrong!? To watch is with great sadness - America was last hope - where are patriot and freedom lover to go!? Boris is sadly to cancel application for visa.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:34 | 3498928 Pure Evil
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Boris, I don't understand, I would think you'd be jumping for joy not having to come live as vassel in new Obama Regime slave state.

Must ask that you invest in new Underground Railroad so that US slave can ride Freedom Train to new land of Liberty.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 23:51 | 3504947 Boris Alatovkrap
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Russia is always suck, but not such so much when America is strong and healthy. When Amerika suck bad, Russia is suck double!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:23 | 3498233 jjsilver
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I would be more concerned about the UN backdrop than how much chow the US citizen slaves pay for

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:25 | 3498245 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Man the pitchforks, the enemy is inside the wire..

These fucking crimanals don't even try to hide their misdeeds anylonger..

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3498593 General Decline
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Question:  How do you keep congressmen out of your back yard? 

Answer: Hang one in your front yard.

 

We are waaaaaay overdue for e revolution...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:29 | 3499232 Colonel Klink
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I keep saying they should all be tried for high crimes.  Look it up.  Problem is the asshole general Eric "place" Holder is top cop and corrupt to the core.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:20 | 3498380 Ident 7777 economy
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Government-Imposed Taxes on Air Transportation  

 

Along with traditional income and payroll taxes, airlines and their customers (passengers and shippers) pay many special taxes and fees to a variety of authorities, both at home and abroad.

 

Among the stated purposes of these taxes and fees are homeland (national) security, environmental protection, agriculture inspection, infrastructure enhancement, airport and airway operations and maintenance, and agency financing.

 

http://www.airlines.org/Pages/Government-Imposed-Taxes-on-Air-Transportation.aspx

 

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CURRENT STATUS OF FEDERAL AVIATION TAXES AND FEES

 

http://www.mit.edu/people/joakim/KarlssonTRB2011.pdf

 

 

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Flyers’ taxes weren’t furloughed

 

 

http://blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/2013/04/25/more-taxes-than-ticket/

 

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"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2013/mar/17/gary-kelly/southwest-airlines-ceo-says-federal-taxes-flight-a/

 

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Why sequester shouldn’t hurt airline travel — we pay user fees when we fly

 

 

 

http://consumertravelalliance.org/2013/03/06/why-sequester-shouldnt-hurt-airline-travel-we-pay-user-fees-when-we-fly/

 

"As I listened to Secretary LaHood and Secretary Napolitano warn about the draconian cuts they will be forced to make in terms of air traffic controllers, TSA screeners and customs and border agents, I began to wonder why air travelers are whacked with user fees every step of their journey.

Shouldn’t travelers be immune to the sequester? After all, our mandatory travel user fees associated with flying are not dropping. Why are we being threatened with cutbacks in services that we pay for every time we fly, go through security or re-enter the country?"

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3498601 Overfed
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Ruled class, meet ruling class. Bitchez.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:52 | 3498398 Real Estate Geek
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Hey, that Baltimore Sun article link doesn't work anymore . . .

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:30 | 3498417 smlbizman
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http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=379446&type=newswires#.UXlnm...

 

this is the link on the story...it is up on the site but i guess they dont want to share?

scrubbed first with a re write...than fuck it they had enough time to read it...we need the digital space...let me see if it is still up at the paper...most likely not

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3497956 TheSilverJournal
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Who is the head of the FAA and what IRS agent reads Zerohedge and has access to his emails? Send these guys to jail for mucking up air travel just to make a politicol statement about cutting spending.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:38 | 3497977 TheSilverJournal
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Michael Huerta - head of FAA

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3497909 ghandi
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"Dem Mutherfuckers"

-Barnes

Platoon

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3497910 Careless Whisper
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Note To Sheeple: You are so dumb, really dumb, fo real.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9TNz1-dI-Q

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:46 | 3498021 max2205
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let them eat shit....i mean cake....sounds better

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:38 | 3497969 insanelysane
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Govt employees to be paid in 1/10 ounce gold coins instead of worthless fiat.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:39 | 3497979 insanelysane
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Next they'll be exempting themselves from the Social Security system

 

                                                                           oh never mind

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:57 | 3498078 Van Halen
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Next they'll allow themselves insider trading privileges!
...
Oh, forget it.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:11 | 3498158 rwe2late
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Next they'll be exempt from war crimes prosecutions.

...

oh, never mind.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:35 | 3498301 ParkAveFlasher
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Next they'll allow illiterates to hold office.

...

oh, nuts!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3498605 oddball
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Next they'll tax the internet...

"Wait wut?"

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:26 | 3498620 General Decline
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Next they'll allow pedophiles to hold office.

 

Ooops.  nevermind.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:33 | 3498648 TeamDepends
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Paging Bawnee Fwank......

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:51 | 3498045 TeamDepends
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Coming to a shore near you    Summer 2013

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:13 | 3498543 NeedtoSecede
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I hope so.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:22 | 3498589 NotApplicable
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Enjoy your martial law.

Long hollow-points.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:46 | 3498022 Scro
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Elitism is going to bite them in the ass, sooner or later.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:40 | 3498973 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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better chance that gravity will knock them on their ass before the serfs do a darn thing about it.... gravity knows the law...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:07 | 3498137 H E D G E H O G
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"confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides"........they are ALL AIDES, as in Aiding and Abetting the largest criminal enterprise the world has ever seen!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:40 | 3498968 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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maybe the constituents need to learn to be as unforgiving as gravity

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:25 | 3497890 FLUSA.com
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"Well isn't that special" --Church Lady

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:37 | 3497891 hedgeless_horseman
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...both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides.

This is horse shit. 

Both sides acutely aware that 99.9999% of the sheep are docile, stupid, or both. 

Both sides are acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law insider trading exemptions to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides, but that hasn't stopped them.

Both sides are acutely aware that 99.9999% of the sheep have no idea whatsoever why we are fighting the longest war in American history in Afghanistan, but that hasn't stopped them.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:37 | 3497972 centerline
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Just straws on the camels back.  Each one more than the previous and closer to the breaking point.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3497990 hedgeless_horseman
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You are an optimist.

Both sides are acutely aware that 99.9999% of the sheep have no idea whatsoever that the Federal Reserve Bank is owned and controlled by the very same banks it is charged with regulating...for the last 100 years. 

That is one strong camel...

...and far too many sheep.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3498024 centerline
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I have my moments.  lol.

More realistically, the camel just drops dead. Or the owners put it down.

No doubt we are heading right into the event horizon.  Hold on tight.  It's going to be one hell of a ride.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:14 | 3498176 hedgeless_horseman
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...we are heading right into the event horizon...

I seriously doubt it. 

This is one highly efficient sheep ranch, and 99.999999% of the sheep do not want it to end.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3498598 NotApplicable
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Camelflage!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:25 | 3497894 kliguy38
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Bend over and TAKE IT BITCHEZZZZ

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:06 | 3498127 smlbizman
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bohica baby....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3497895 ParkAveFlasher
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doop

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:25 | 3497901 Confused
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Surprised was no one ever.

 

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:27 | 3497902 Zen Bernanke
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If you want a full scale revolution on your hands washington DC, this is the best way to go about it.  bravo. 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:32 | 3497942 McMolotov
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We appear to be going full-retard banana republic.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:39 | 3497984 TeamDepends
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It's either grab your sword or grab your ankles time, boys!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:46 | 3498026 McMolotov
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Where's Guy Fucking Fawkes when we need him?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:08 | 3498144 Harbanger
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Unfortunately he wasn't exempt from obamacare.  He's the guy receiving treatment in room #5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJK-_UkjR8U

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:27 | 3497903 t0mmyBerg
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Pitchforks, tar and feathers.  Oh screw it that is too much work.  Just use bullets.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:35 | 3497919 toys for tits
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These days even a tersely worded email is terrorisitic.

Do you want to become an 'enemy combatant'?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3497986 Doubleguns
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If thats what it takes.....yes!!!!

 

Inventory: rope, check, lanturn, check, modern pitchfork with plenty of rounds, check. Good to go!!! 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:17 | 3498190 NotAMathWhiz
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But only 7 at a time.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:17 | 3498565 NeedtoSecede
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I will only load 7 rounds into my 30-round picthfork.  I promise.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3497904 Mercury
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Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of Obamacare...

I'm pretty sure this isn't news. Government employees are on a separate healthcare system and always have been.  Even if federal employees have to purchase coverage on an exchange, the money/saving made available to them for that purpose would end up at a level thet would deliver them the same sweet package they have now.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:27 | 3497912 cherry picker
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Hypocrite elite.

From the begiining of time we were warned about these types.  They always manage to get in power and make live misreable for others.

Ignore them.  Don't pay attention to them.  Pretend they don't exist.  Ignore their laws, they ignore ours.

Shunning works well.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:08 | 3498135 Buckaroo Banzai
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Exactly. This was Solzhenitsyn's prescription. The achilles heel of every megalomaniac is their gigantic ego. They thrive on attention. Don't give it to them.

This is another reason why it is so very important for right-thinking people to stop supporting the mainstream media. Disconnect your cable/satellite TV. End your newspaper subscriptions. Don't hit internet links to outlets like NYT (Pravda on the Hudson) or WaPO (Pravda on the Potomac).

When you starve the mainstream media, you starve the megalomaniacs. Make them shout into an empty room.

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:48 | 3498381 Peachfuzz
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3497913 Silverhog
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They better EXEMPT themselves from riots as well.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3497915 LawsofPhysics
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Full frontal fascism/tyranny and the sheep sleep soundly.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3497916 The Abstraction...
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We can't have the law makers subject to the laws they make for the little people can we?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:39 | 3497980 Jim B
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Boehner the worthless back stabber! 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:44 | 3498009 McMolotov
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Agent Orange, the weeping Cheeto, has never actually been our side, so this is more like twisting the knife in our gut.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:48 | 3498034 Alpha Monkey
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It seems like your suprised to see a politician being... well, a politician.  Jump off the partisan train and you realize they are all worthless back stabbers no matter what their "alignment" is.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:27 | 3498627 NotApplicable
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Though technically, these tools aren't worthless. They extract value from us, and hand it over to their masters.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3497922 Racer
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'All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others'

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3497923 DaveyJones
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The question is who can "exempt" themselves from washington

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:35 | 3497933 Zen Bernanke
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the more i think about it, USSA is starting to make a lot of sense to me as this is exactly how the soviet union operated.   Get the majority dependent on public assistance so they won't speak out against their benefactors and then give  special privilege for the political elite and their cronies.     

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:37 | 3497971 LawsofPhysics
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End result will be the same, Texas, Utah, Arizona already preparing.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:51 | 3498390 DosZap
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 Get the majority dependent on public assistance so they won't speak out against their benefactors and then give special privilege for the political elite and their cronies.

YEP, and ObaMao is paying folks to SIGN up as many folks as they can for welfare=Votes.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:32 | 3497936 Schmuck Raker
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Boy, that Boehner spokesman, Michael Steel, sounds about as slimy as they come.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:32 | 3497943 toms
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FUCK em all!!!!!! I say a REVOLUTION is needed to rid our NATION of these CORRUPT CLOWNS

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3497944 dobermangang
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If it's mandatory, it has to be good.  Right?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:05 | 3498484 B2u
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Mandatory?  Depends on the definition.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3497946 DrDinkus
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As a younger member of this site's following...this boston bungle has finally tipped me over to the edge of 'lunatic fringe'...operation northwoods, discovered that one today. it all started with interest in the bohemian grove, now this patsy event...i dont know if its the hangover but sitting here at the desk and the scope of the massad's abuses over the last 60 years my stomach is about to explode. the worst part is even my educated friends deem me as a sucker for 'conspiracies' aka BUSINESS AS FCKING USUAL FOR TPTB. i need to buy a gun.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3497985 clawsthatscratch
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LOL...just pretend its a comedy show...there  is little you can do, things have gone a little too far.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:52 | 3498041 McMolotov
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Still waiting to see that video they say shows one of them planting a bomb? I'm sure it's coming. Any day now...

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:01 | 3498093 Winston Churchill
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You know the photoshopping is going to be the best the US taxpayer

can afford.It will be scrutinized seven ways to hell and back.

Perfection take a little time.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:59 | 3498085 HelluvaEngineer
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Buy a gun? Good luck with the ammo...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:05 | 3498122 Winston Churchill
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My supplier has ammo.

The reloadables are a buck a piece though.

Steel case is 44cts each for 7.62 X 39,

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:21 | 3498219 moonman
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Ammunition to go

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:35 | 3497950 Mordenkainen
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Who cares? I gots ma obama phone an dancin wit da starz is on tonite.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:07 | 3498495 B2u
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"Who cares? I gots ma obama phone an dancin wit da starz is on tonite."

 

Hah!  I is doin' better cause I gets foodstamps too.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3497954 MathWins
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Potential for political fallout if Congressional leaders exempt themselves from this crap-ass law???  POTENTIAL?  Um, no, I can guarantee it. 

"If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will".  And of course, guess who's first in line to be saved.  Kinda starting to remind me of the Titanic......women and children first?  Think again.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3497958 pherron2
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Look folks, How can boener save you, if he cannot first save himself?

Be patient, no pain no gain. Bwahahahahahahahaha....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:29 | 3498633 NotApplicable
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That's funny.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:35 | 3497960 The Dancer
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Chickenshit people get exactly what they deserve...a good butt-fucking...and no vaseline!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:51 | 3498044 slaughterer
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Dear Meek Citizens and Deluded Minions,

Vaseline, KY Gel, and all personal lubricants are no longer eligible for coverage under Obamacare nor any longer included in the EBT program.

In fact, our government from now on prohibits the production or distribution of these products in the United States.

Your leader,

Banana Choom Wagon

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:35 | 3497963 Everybodys All ...
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Imagine the irony of a democrat voting for Obamacare and then voting to exempt himself and his own staff because it is such a pile of shit.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:43 | 3497987 Silverhog
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Even worse, imagine the dumb public voting his ass back in.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:10 | 3498155 Buckaroo Banzai
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"Freedom for me, but not for thee"

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:51 | 3498386 BoNeSxxx
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Not irony... Hypocricy of the highest order.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:39 | 3497978 TrustWho
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...remember the French Revolution and "let them eat cake".

Just like the stock market longs, "it works until it doesn't"

The real shame is the longer this last the more the innocent will suffer.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:39 | 3497981 tekhneek
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I love my government.

I love my government.

I love my government.

I love my government.

I dlov er my guioertm

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WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3497988 alien-IQ
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The law does not apply to the king and his henchmen. How is this a surprise to anyone?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:43 | 3498003 tekhneek
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It's not a surprise, it's just that my asshole can't take much more. Moreover; They're coming at me with sand paper condoms and baby powder lubricant.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:42 | 3498000 Seasmoke
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2 + 2 = 7 (adjusted for inflation)

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:44 | 3498013 fonzannoon
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is the CBOE closed right now?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3498017 SillySalesmanQu...
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Two for me...one for you.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:47 | 3498023 Jumbotron
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" As Politico reports, Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of Obamacare; and as the Washington Times reports, the chief of the FAA told Congress today that Washington-area airports will largely escape the effects of the air traffic controller furloughs.

It truly is good to be king, alternatively Americans are equal, except those who are excempt from all the rules and regulations of America - they are just a little more equal. "

 

The Founding Fathers had the Second Amendment before they had written it down because it was "Self Evident". 

 

They knew what to do with it.  And the British found out.  And Freedom was gained.

 

What's our excuse against such tyranny?  The voting booth?  The phone call to your Congresscritter?  How's that been working lately?

 

Of course, when the critical mass is reached and the gun is picked up....will we be singing...."Meet the new boss....same as the old boss." ??

 

Probably.  Welcome to Prison Planet.  Get used to it.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:50 | 3498040 Seasmoke
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TPTB must be desperate for a REVOLUTION......too bad for them , we are all too fat and lazy

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:55 | 3498054 semperfi
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Of course The Ruling Class Elite do not live under the rules they pass down to us serfs.  Never have throughout all of history, everywhere.  And this is what we get for not being vigilant.  This is what we get for elevating bread & circuses over keeping govt in check, personal responsibility, and selflessness. Its going to get worse before it gets better - for the serfs.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:04 | 3498477 shovelhead
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The smart serfs aren't very serfy.

They pull their money from the system, buy from the internet P2P and really don't give a shit about the laws they pass because they simply don't comply with them.

When enough people disengage from supporting Big Banks and their Govt. minions, there will be a realization that TPTB have lost control of the population.

Like Fiat currency, Govt. legitimacy is a matter of belief. Lose the belief and the power follows. A lot of state and localities are beginning to push back against the Central State power grabs and will not comply with E.O. diktats and Congressional overreach.

A friend of mine who is a high level State LEO that deals with Federal LEOs says there is a growing awareness and discontent among the rank and file of the militarization of State and local cops to do Washington's bidding under the guise of 'National Security' since 9/11.

There's a lot of quiet Patriots out there that will not join the jackboot crowd and will actively work to foil any attempts to introduce a martial law type takeover of local LEO's. This also includes high ranking military types as well. These are not low information people. They see the direction the Govt. is heading and they don't like it at all.

My conversations with him encourage me that all may seem to be lost but that is not the case. They take their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the US very seriously and will do so if necessary.

 

They just can't shoot everybody.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:43 | 3498711 Overfed
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They will shoot as many people as it takes to get the rest back in line. And stage one false flag event after another until the people beg to have all of their freedoms removed in order to keep them safe. Count on that.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:28 | 3499612 OneEyedJack
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"They take their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the US very seriously"

Then what happened in Boston?? 

I don't see anything that happened there, as a sign I can count on LE to obey their oath.

 

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 18:23 | 3504102 Diogenes
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They'll just get the loyal half to shoot the disloyal half, if they have to.

But it won't come to that. Every year the old ones retire and new ones join and the new ones don't know any other system exists. To them, this is normal.

Just like the ones you have now accept conditions that would have sparked a revolution 50 years ago. By today's standards, Richard Nixon was a liberal.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:04 | 3498090 Debt Slave
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When do we stop using the word "Congress" and start using the proper term? "Politburo".

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:00 | 3498091 Dyhana
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I best leave before they close the exit doors, although the enter doors will, no doubt, be left wide open. I can't take this fuckupedness any longer.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3498596 white_guy
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there's nowhere to run

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:49 | 3499031 Jumbotron
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"there's nowhere to run"

And since the computer, and the internet, and biometrics, and FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared), and scent sniffers, and online banking, and data strips in cash, and cameras everywhere, and see something say something, and the global near self aware data network, and GPS, and smart bombs and drones both large and insect size, and 24/7 data gathering and mining, the paramilitary police forces......

there's nowhere to hide.

 

Watch Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" (based on a Philip K. Dick story.....RIP, Philip) and we are already there.....minus the hovercraft and genetically modified attack plants (...er...well...sorry...Monsanto probably has that as well). 

This movie is not entertainment.....it's prophecy.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:01 | 3498099 Expat
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Well, I admire their chutzpah.  They have come to the realization that they can do whatever they want and get away with it.  Soon they will legalize pedophilia for Congressmen, cocaine distributors will be installed, and they will all get free suitcases of freshly printed bills once a month. 

And why do they get away with this?  Because Americans are willfully ignorant, uneducated, ill-informed idiots who believe in God, in Horatio Alger, Fox News, Bush, Obama, and the dietary merits of Doritos.

It used to be these kind of things would at least prevent re-election if not provoke lynchings. Today the reaction is "Well, dammit, they're right.  We should all be exempt and will be when we get rich with our McJob and 401k."

Personally, I am going to see if I can move in with Wonko the Sane.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:16 | 3498180 Buckaroo Banzai
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Pedophilia is already legal for Congressmen. Didn't you know? http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-franklin-cover-up/

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:02 | 3498105 Falconsixone
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I exempt myself from "The Fifth Column" and can't be bought with fifth column entitlement programs. ..... .....Raspberry!!!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:03 | 3498110 notadouche
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Who needs Game of Thrones when we have such real life treachery, buffoonery, thievery, butchery and political intrigue unfolding before us on a daily basis?  Obama as Calisi.   Drones = Dragons.  Hmmm.....  The Banzi fellow could probably make a nice photoshop of that.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:53 | 3499056 Jumbotron
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So which is reality.....our world...or are we the far future fantasy alternative universe running parallel with the Game of Thrones universe?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:08 | 3498142 sansnobel
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Hang them all and burn that fucking Babylon to the ground for the love of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:13 | 3498164 post turtle saver
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Not that this hasn't been know for decades already, but the US no longer has 'leaders'. It has 'rulers'. This is yet another very small example of the difference.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:13 | 3498171 Salt
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Your flight to DC has been cancelled due to sequestration. Your government has finally gotten one thing right and in your best interest. Have a great day.

 

 

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 18:27 | 3504114 Diogenes
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Leave DC airports alone and fuck up all the others. What if the bastards could fly out but none of them could go back? Wouldn't that be great?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:30 | 3498264 texasfight
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What sucks is they will do this, take some heat for a few days, maybe even weeks and then all will forget. If you are a Republican you can say I voted against it so of course I don't want what all these "other" people have to deal with and the Democrats will get some media help to explain what it is not right for them.

This sickens me, but I struggle to be surprised anymore.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:31 | 3498273 pherron2
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I've always assumed that their exemption was implicit, any time over reaching legislation is enacted on "the people".

As others have said "free the Honorable John Corzine!"

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:49 | 3498382 Everybodys All ...
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Free Jon Corzine t-shirts might sell ...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:20 | 3498585 redux2redux
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I think you only need the quotes around the word Honorable.

Quotation marks can also be used to indicate a different meaning of a word or phrase than the one typically associated with it and are often used to express irony.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:11 | 3499422 pherron2
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great comments, & free educational advice, i love ZH!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:36 | 3498304 ceilidh_trail
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Having just come back from DC, this is just a continuation of an old story. Did you know that as policy, federal employees go to the front of the line (literally) for entry into museums such as the holocost museum and smithsonian museums? Our tax dollars at work... They have less free time than us serfs from the hinterlands who are only in town for a few days... They completely do not give a crap about what people like us think.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:12 | 3498541 redux2redux
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As indicated above:

It truly is good to be king, alternatively Americans are equal, except those who are excempt from all the rules and regulations of America - they are just a little more equal.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:57 | 3498419 The Dancer
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I once wrote a poem about all this situation and would share it on this forum if requested
by The Tylers....this format won't cut it.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:19 | 3498577 irie1029
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We need a John Galt day.  I am serious one day where everyone just stays home does not spend a dime no TV nothing.  FUCK THEM!  We americans need to do what Argentina did one mass protest against government.  They are rubbing our noses in it....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:39 | 3498680 One of We
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Four legs good.  Two legs bad....errrr two legs good four legs bad.....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:41 | 3498704 rum_runner
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Let's not forget that the DC area also now has the higher per-capita income in the US.  

I'd call them swine but pigs are actually rather intelligent and benign creatures.  

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:58 | 3498794 Zola
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Just stop calling yourselves congressmen, lets bring out the Earls , Duke , King etc- eat cake Peasants!!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:19 | 3499192 Westcoastliberal
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And let's not forget the Barons.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:59 | 3498807 bankonzhongguo
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I sincerely hope they exempt themselves from Obamacare.

The sooner as many people as possible recognize the outright injustice of each mounting avalanche of unread legislation, the sooner we can hit the reset button.

If there was any justice the Congress, their families, the staff and each federal employee and serving military and their respective families would be the FIRST Guinea pigs for the more and more government intrusion these crooked crumbs foist upon honest citizens.

Stop paying your taxes.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:06 | 3498833 Fishthatlived
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Just to add some fuel to the fire, the controller furlough days will be repaid with interest. At least that was my experience with the past few times that it happened.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:07 | 3498834 madcows
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some animals are more equal than others

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:48 | 3499014 cnmcdee
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The solution to the problem is always the same.  Ignore them!  Obey the 10 commandments as to respecting your neighbor (don't hump his wife or steal his sheep or vice versa), but ignore every other law!  The Secret Freedom Fighter is an excellent book about the simplest way to break down a bloated machine of a government is to simply quietly go about not paying your taxes, not reporting your income, and breaking their control via non-compliance.  Naturally this was more so in the 1970's before the advent of the controlled online banking -  but it's merit is still true.

Eventually one day the market is going to crash, and when it does the people are going to be super poor again.  When that day arrives the elite will actually loose their power tremendously as those who do survive this will become extremely independent, and also extremely law ignoring.  And that is the way it should be!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:47 | 3499016 cnmcdee
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The solution to the problem is always the same.  Ignore them!  Obey the 10 commandments as to respecting your neighbor (don't hump his wife or steal his sheep or vice versa), but ignore every other law!  The Secret Freedom Fighter is an excellent book about the simplest way to break down a bloated machine of a government is to simply quietly go about not paying your taxes, not reporting your income, and breaking their control via non-compliance.  Naturally this was more so in the 1970's before the advent of the controlled online banking -  but it's merit is still true.

Eventually one day the market is going to crash, and when it does the people are going to be super poor again.  When that day arrives the elite will actually loose their power tremendously as those who do survive this will become extremely independent, and also extremely law ignoring.  And that is the way it should be!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:17 | 3499182 Westcoastliberal
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As if it's not already obvious to most of us plebes, these jerks in D.C. are hypocrites.  They should be forced to buy their own health insurance, and retire on social security rather than huge pensions and dole-outs because of their "government service".

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:19 | 3499195 Sig Sauer
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maybe we here in DC will be spared from the controller furloughs at DC area airports, but our airports are being impacted like everyone else.  when you have major delays at major airports around the country, the ripple will be felt in DC.  2 hr wait on the tarmac at Reagan last night to get to NY.  colleague going out of Dulles never made it in after boarding 3 separate flights to NY. when i landed in NY, there must have been 30 planes lined up on the sidelines waiting to take off.  all for a 2% budget cut.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:26 | 3499225 q99x2
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Excommunicate the District of Columbia. It is like they are an invading foreign country at this point.

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