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government: Spending is labor of love

June 28, 2013

At a time when many Americans are having to tighten our belts and do more with less, President Barack Obama thinks government should be an exception....

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judeye

Jun-28-13 7:45 AM

"In 2011, the Board saw a 17 percent increase in filings as compared to the prior year, which included both unfair labor practice charges and representation cases." Directly from their web site.

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Dcronlg

Jun-28-13 8:03 AM

Again, showing its inane cluelessness, the church lady gaggle OBSERVER board somehow argues that a $17 trillion debt is a direct function of budget increase of $235M -- as if buying that one-time extra Tim Horton's jelly filled donut is why one has a mortgage, 2 car loans, student loans AND credit card debt.

Benghazi? Nope. IRS? Nope. All this other faux outrageous scandals? Nope. And now...this? Homework, boys, homework -- this budget item falls under non-defense discretionary spending, which is 17% of our budget, a bit over 4% of GDP and at current trends, this budget sector has been decreasing under Obama.

I've always suspected that D'Agostino was Steinerdzzz in disguise.

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robert

Jun-28-13 11:44 AM

"I've always suspected that D'Agostino was Steinerdzzz in disguise" now that is funny LOL

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joew

Jun-28-13 12:33 PM

I've always suspected that Dclooneyig and judaye are one in the same. How else could such looney fuzzy math evolve?

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robert

Jun-28-13 12:40 PM

aahhhhh i wondered when the tea party patriots would get out of bed.

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Donnar

Jun-28-13 12:40 PM

According to "Gaggle" and "givemeyourguns" $235M is a drop in the bucket? It is only when compared to the latest Obama vacation.

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Dcronlg

Jun-28-13 1:07 PM

235,000,000/17,000,000,000,000 = 0.005875%.

One half of one thousandth of one percent = drop in bucket.

You'd be more clever Donnar if you broke out a calculator once in a while. As far as being witty, "Obama's vacation...yuk-yuk", you're beyond help.

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robert

Jun-28-13 1:10 PM

judeye, 4 disagrees so far on the information that you took off the labor boards web page. Just amazing

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robert

Jun-28-13 1:12 PM

George W. Bush, more vacation time than any other president in history. 1/3 of his time in office he was on vacation....funny it didn't bother the right then.

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DarkStar

Jun-28-13 2:58 PM

robert,

No it didn't but it sure put the lefts panties in a knot.

What those complaining about Obama's, and Bush's vacation fail to realize is that when you reach a certain point, in business or government, the work follows you.

When the President, from either party, goes on "vacation" does anyone think their work stops and everything just piles up on their desks awaiting their return?

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Donnar

Jun-28-13 3:32 PM

Dcron,

My point is the cost of the vacation is absurd. Much like most of your worthless ramblings in this forum. If it's such a small number in your opinion, why don't you save us hard working folks some money and foot the bill?

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Marcia

Jun-28-13 5:06 PM

Darkstar has it right. No president is ever away from the job. And why is it considered a vacation very time the president leaves town.

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Marcia

Jun-28-13 5:07 PM

Perhaps the observer should encourage employers not to treat their employees so poorly so we don't need such a large budget for the NLRB.

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concerned

Jun-28-13 8:23 PM

Dizzycron sure has his panties in a wad over this one! Hey dizzy mentality like yours is how we got this debt in the first place what's a few million here and a few billion there it's only tax dollars!!!! there

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joew

Jun-28-13 8:39 PM

Dcroaknig-it seems you have difficulty reading and understanding what it is you do read-the Observer did not say that the 235 million budget increase is a direct function of the debt! It is in fact part and parcel of WHY the debt is where it is. The gaggle disease is getting worse!

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joew

Jun-28-13 8:50 PM

During the past two years, the agency's caseload has decreased by nearly 9 percent. It is down a whopping 59 percent from 20 years ago.

judeye Jun-28-13 7:45 AM Agree | Disagree "In 2011, the Board saw a 17 percent increase in filings as compared to the prior year, which included both unfair labor practice charges and representation cases." Directly from their web site. What is your point Judeye? what you posted is not relevant to what the Observer posted. You can't compare apples to oranges! I'll bet even Dcroaknig could explain the difference or the disparity in your thinking.

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joew

Jun-28-13 9:06 PM

Robert-Bush spent over 90% of his vacation time at the Crawford family ranch. He went mountain biking and worked on the family property and grounds. Want to compare the costs of his vacations compared to Obamas? I noticed as well that you fell for Judeye's absurd comparision to the Observers NLRB budget remarks. Some of you really should engage your brain(?)before your letting your fingers do your talking.

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stangv8

Jun-28-13 10:08 PM

Dcronig, you think Benghaz is just some faux outrageous scandals? Four Americans being left to dye, pleading for help, while assets were on station to help is a faux scandal? If one of those four men was someone you cared about, you wouldn't think so.

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robert

Jun-29-13 7:46 AM

ahhh yes he was in Crawford texas, that explains how he got us into two wars, let the economy crash and was on watch during the worst terrorist attack in our history. But at least he didn't spend a lot of money on his over two years of vacation?? is that pretty much it Joe??

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robert

Jun-29-13 7:48 AM

the radical right has been purchased by the top 1%, the top 1% would like to get rid of the NLRB, minimum wage, the epa, and any other government institution that actually looks out for the little guy. Not like you Joe, you are obviously a 1%er LOL

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robert

Jun-29-13 8:17 AM

and Joe, the 90% figure you use is wrong. he spent some 470days at Crawford and some 490 days at camp david. You know he was probably biking and fixing up camp David as well, right marrooon?

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joew

Jun-29-13 9:11 AM

Robert-the majority of the time spent at Camp David is work related,not vacation time which is what we were talking about,remember? No Robert I'm not a 1% but I did work hard for what I have,was not handed to me as some on the left think its the way it should be. Robert I wont even comment on your other absurd and uneducated assertions about the economy,the wars,and the 911 attack.

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robert

Jun-29-13 9:23 AM

oh that's right joe I forgot, all the bad things that happened during the Bush years were Clintons fault and all the bad things that happened during Obama's tenure were his fault. Just wondering what if anything Bush was held accountable for? Oh yeah, he worked on his ranch....and you call me uninformed?

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robert

Jun-29-13 9:25 AM

When Bush left office the stock market was at what? 6000? its now at 15000? And yet the radical right says Obama has done nothing. you guys are a joke

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robert

Jun-29-13 9:30 AM

and again with the stereotyping, I worked hard as well. I am a dem and I don't think that helping unfortunate people is unchristian. Will some take advantage? sure, no system in perfect. what is your solution? "let them get jobs" what jobs?? you mean all those jobs the republicans in congress said was their number one priority? dont' make me laugh

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