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The Farce Is Strong With This One

Mar. 5, 2013

“Even though most people agree that I’m being reasonable; that most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal; the fact that [Republicans] don’t take [the sequester deal] means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.” –Barack Obama, confusing Star Wars and Star Trek

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12 Comments

Wumingren in Minnapolis said:

What we need here is a Vulcan nerve pinch on Obama and the rest of his minions.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

TheHarp in Oregon said:

,,,,"no idea about how money works or budgets work". This is news?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

MAJ USA Ret in Saint Louis said:

The hype continues. After military career I continued proudly serving as civilian. Current agency has informed us we will be furloughed, just not when, how much or how long. The surprising reaction of most of my peers (not prior military) was extreme anger and debilitating worry. Furthermore, most immediately attributed blame to “congress.” Nearly impossible to reason with these “servants”, all of whom earn far more salary though less experienced or educated than I. Longevity is highly rewarded in federal service. But their reaction validated the assertion most work for federal government for job security.

Lest any assume incorrectly, prior military service inhibits subsequent civil service promotion and advancement. Long term civil service administrators are skilled bureaucrats and insidiously envy military skills and pensions. The military retiree learns quickly to perform for the pride of serving our nation, not for recognition and certainly not for wealth. While that satisfies the patriotic servant, that servant is burdened witnessing the loss of respect for the Constitution replaced with rule by fad and fiat.

Failure to learn the lessons of history destines one to repeat them.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:29 PM

RedLeg in M"boro replied:

MAJ USA Ret: I understand what you are saying. The agency I work for is exempt from budget cuts for now. The ones that have worked here the longest feel that no servant should get furlough. Everyone can guess the phrase, but the real reason is few servants understand how to manage their funds. I am retired officer as well, and most here are condescending to that fact of life. My wife and I have worked out a budget that if I miss up to 10 days a month of work we will be doing fine; not great, but the bills will get paid. Yes I do mean 1/2 months pay. It is called being self responsible. We went through this before when I worked at Amana as a regular employee in 1990/1991, before I went AGR for TNARNG. God gave us a reasoning brain to plan ahead. The weak ones refuse to use/develop it.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM

JtC in TX replied:

RedLeg/Maj USA Retired -well said, both of you. I also am retired military (enlisted) and serve in civil service. It is very difficult to understand the mentality of other retired military that vote for and support BO. Many other civilians seem to do it out of spite or for racial reasons.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

RedLeg in M"boro replied:

MAJ & JtC; Since both of you are retired military, have you received your TriCare Memo saying you & family will be dropped from TriCare Prime Retired effective 1 OCT 2013. So much for, "You can keep your insurance", then Odumbeau says quietly, "Until the insurance carrier drops you to force into odumbeauCare". The first of many foot falls to come.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

Redleg, just remember that drop of Tricare Prime only applies to those living more than 40 miles from a Military Health facility for now. They will still be covered under Tricare Standard which puts them way down on the priority list for healthcare. However, this is just the start in trying to drop any type of insurance coverage for retired miliitary until you turn 65 and go on Medicare. I suspect the next to go will be Tricare for Life. Those retiring in the coming years will be forced to purchase health insurance until they turn 65. The only ones who may be safe are those with disabilities who can use VA facilities.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

RedLeg in M"boro replied:

Old Sarge: The letter said we revertted to TriCare Standard. I live within 100 miles of FT Campbell. The problem is Nashville is in the way, so a non-traffic appointment travel tiime is about 1.5 hours. If traffice is an issue, it has taken me about 4 hours to get to FT Campbell. I told my wife, I might as well sign up with VA. I do not really want to.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM

JtC in TX replied:

I have not received a letter and that is the first I've heard that, RedLeg. Thanks for the heads up. This POtuS sucks.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Bud in Yalesville CT replied:

'To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, is like administering medicine to the dead.' Thomas Paine

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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