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Partisan politics or gross negligence?

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April 7, 2011 | 2,337 views | 36 comments

Even the annual Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC would have to be cancelled. Or, as President Obama said, a family planning a vacation to Yellowstone National Park would not be able to go there if there is a government shutdown.

This is how serious a government shutdown really is to those in Washington.

What is really important, though, are not parades and vacations, but our military.

Many of our military soldiers are living paycheck to paycheck, and some of them have families at home depending on that paycheck, however small. Under presidents Reagan and Clinton, the military got their paychecks on time even with government shutdowns, but this apparently will not be the case with President Obama.

It comes down to having to choose between our military and continued funding of Planned Parenthood and National Public Radio. The Republican budget slashes these items, as they are determined to pass a budget that they feel will honor the promises they made when they were elected.

The president is saying that he does not intend to sign a temporary bill being proposed by the Republicans. He accuses them of “playing politics,” but if you look at the facts, it was the Democrats who FAILED to pass a budget last fall when they controlled both houses and the White House.

Now that the Republicans have come up with a budget, the Dems are stonewalling and threatening to leave our military soldiers and their families without recourse.
This is not just politics as usual; it is a new low in American politics.

Let's fund the military and let Planned Parenthood and National Public Radio fend for themselves.
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Your Opinions and Comments

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
April 16, 2011 12:53pm
I agree with Alvin (again!), however, it was the president who refused to allow Planned Parenthood to be defunded. If it was such a small thing, why was it such a big deal to the president? That argument goes both ways.

Alvin Charmaine  
April 16, 2011 10:38am
Its amazing that a debate about the deficit got turned into an abortion conversation. A great example of why we're in a fiscal mess. You have to be smart enough to not allow your politicians to distract you with shiney objects. ... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 15, 2011 12:27pm
The difference is that the "other 73%" are not paid for by taxpayers and particularly tax payers that believe abortion is a form of cold bloodied murder and one of the worst imagineable sins on the books. I don't ... More ›

American Citizen  
April 15, 2011 9:12am
Facts only: Do you portend that the Guttmacher Institute is an unbiased source for your information? Alan F. Guttmacher was president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a leader in the International Planned Parenthood ... More ›

Facts only please  
April 15, 2011 8:22am
Linda Willis-Riojas get real, really you are going to cite a non peer-to-peer reviewed article written? OBTW, the figures in the article are taken from 2008!! Why not find a GAO report or other peer-to-peer reviewed report ... More ›

Linda Willis-Riojas  
Somerset, TX  
April 14, 2011 8:08pm
Just the Facts, please attempt to read EVERYTHING in the following link provided. That way you'll know I did NOT just cut and paste.

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 14, 2011 11:58am
"Facts Only" now that you are sick I sincerely hope you do not have to rely on OBAMACARE for treatment! And, the fact that you reject arguments based moral values when it comes to contraceptives, abortion, and taking ... More ›

Facts only please  
April 14, 2011 10:45am
Here is a fact, 4th Generation Texan just made me sick. As far as Linda Willis-Riojas fact that 97% of Planned Parenthood's budget is for abortions prove it with a source document......otherwise it is your opinion..

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 13, 2011 10:49pm
Bottom line...I don' much care what most people do if they don't bother me or get in my way. But, being irresponsible and getting pregnant IS getting in my way 'cause there is another helpless human being involved...I'd ... More ›

Linda Willis-Riojas  
Somerset, TX  
April 13, 2011 4:48pm
My sincere apologies, Fourth Generation, you are totally correct. It's only "Just the Facts" as a 'nom de plume' implies one is dealing with a person that wants facts, not opinions, and stops reading facts (such ... More ›

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