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Senate Passes Bill To End Air Traffic Control Furloughs

Senate Passes Bill To End Air Traffic Control Furloughs | Upsetment | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to end furloughs of air traffic controllers and delays for millions of travelers is headed to a House vote after a dark-of-night vote in the Senate that took place after most lawmakers had…...
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So the march to get around sequestration begins. Heck, we can't inconvenience the members of Congress who like to fly to and from their states and districts. I thought the whole idea was to make the cutbacks so unpleasnat that there would have to be a real overall deal. My bad, expecting the United States Congress to take real responsibility and to work with the White House to create a real plan. And POTUS will sign this piece of dreck? Shame on them all.

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The Sequester Hits the Indian Health Service

The Sequester Hits the Indian Health Service | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The budget cuts known as the sequester now threaten basic health care for two million American Indians.
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Those who know me know that I am passionate about the evils that have historically been done to Native Americans. Once upon a time "White" America gave them blankets infected with small pox. More recently the U.S. government sprayed many of their lands with Agent Orange. Now another betrayal. Will we never stop this evil towards our brothers and sisters?

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The PowerPoint That Proves It’s Not Obama’s Sequester After All

The PowerPoint That Proves It’s Not Obama’s Sequester After All | Upsetment | Scoop.it
‘Obama’s Sequester’? A July 2011 PowerPoint obtained by John Avlon shows that’s not quite the case.
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Seems that Mr. Boehner fought to get us the sequester. Does that mean he's lying when he blames the President? What else is new?

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Sequestration Stupidity Is Genetic

Sequestration Stupidity Is Genetic | Upsetment | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS -- Of all the blinkered buzz-saw cuts in this year’s $85 billion spending sequestration, perhaps none is as counterproductive -- or as flat-out boneheaded -- as the one now hitting medical research under way in a refurbished industrial...
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The whole idea of sequestration was to make it an untenable alternative to reaching an agreement. Sadly, the two sides in the budget debate have been totally unable to compromise and the result is the untenable alternative. Congratulations to our politicians. To be fair, I think both sides failed, but IMHO the real culprit is the GOP, which is willing to destroy our economy and our government in its opposition to Pres. Obama.

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Carried Interest, an Unjust Privilege for Financiers

Carried Interest, an Unjust Privilege for Financiers | Upsetment | Scoop.it
This huge tax benefit enriches an already privileged sliver of financiers and violates basic standards of fairness and common sense.
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Sure we're only talking about $11 - $13 billion a year, but it is real and there is no excuse for this handout to the already wealthy. Just one of the many examples of the needed reform in out tax codes.

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