Maybe I had the names mixed up. Don't really follow politics. They are all full of it in my opinion.
As far as other arguments. They too are flawed. The only network carrying anything about Benghazi was Fox News. Hoping it could create an issue where none existed. As far as Barney Frank and Co. getting everyone into a house. That's a farce on two levels. First off, when this legislation was passed, Frank was in the minority. Believing that Dennis Hastert or Tom Delay were taking orders from him is ludicrous. Second of all there is this quote:
Spoken by George W. Bush at the 2004 RNC when he accepted the nomination of his party. A party that claims to dislike deficit spending yet supported (and continues to support) individuals who supported programs that busted the budget and continue to contribute to the current deficit that now has them all concerned after looking the other way for eight years. Paul Ryan being the best example.Quote:
Tonight we set a new goal: 7 million more affordable homes in the next 10 years, so more American families will be able to open the door and say, "Welcome to my home."
* Eliminate AFG program
* Eliminate SAFER program
* Cuts to FEMA
* Eliminate or greatly reduce the ability of career FFs to collectively bargain issues
* National "Right to Work" legislation in attempt to weaken labor unions.
Obama's plan is to not do any of that.
But I also don't see where Obama is helping us...
When he was Governor of Massachusetts, he turned his back on Massachusetts' fire service... he wanted to just about eliminate all funding for the Department of Fire Services which included the State Fire Marshal's office, the State Fire Academy and the State's hazmat response teams while tripling the budget of the State Police at DFS's expense.Quote:
we don't need more firefighters, more police officers
Well then I'm pretty happy he didn't win. Downsizing of the fire service, well we all know what that would mean. Understanding that if Mitt did win, He would have negatively impacted the fire service, What impact is Obama going to have on the Fire Service in the next 4 years? Any guesses?
I would have absolutly no issue with SAFER being eliminated as well as any federal program funding local police. Emergency services staffing should be funded locally and the community should have what it's residents decide they want to afford.
Fire and police staffing in Camden or Podunk isn't my problem, and shouldn't be my problem unless I live there.
I have similiar feelings about FireAct. Even though we have recieved money, I see much of it being wasted nationally. If you really beleive in the program, send it to the states based on population and allow the states to manage the funding. If the program was eliminated it would not break my heart in any way.
The only role that i see the federal government in the fire service is a prevention role and training role through FEMA, and even much of the training role could again be farmed out to the states through block grants.
Comparing government services to welfare programs that have gone rampant is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I pay for police and fire, I reap the benefits of those services when I need them.
Which one of you have reaped the benefits from the career welfare folks talking on their Obama phones eating steaks they paid for with EBT cards?
With either of the two we were still headed down the toilet....stop with the polorized party line BS...stop, and think about all the facts...use logic....and construct a valid assesment of whats going on. Mitt is no Gem...nor is the lame duck we still have....and just remember, states have a-lot to do with programs and how they are managed.....furthore more...I look at much of the federalies like this....I left my parents home when I was 18 and never returned, I never asked for a hand out or help, everything I did was on my own...of my decision, and at some point, you have to kick out your 40 something dead beat, drunken, uncle....if you let him stay on your couch, he'll just become a bigger parasite...
...its a rambling, but I've worked 146 hours last week...and another 54 since monday...and have to go back to school today...Im a bit punchy and starting to crack....
ps...is it me or does anyone else this Posiden is still holding a grudge agaisnt Odesyuss? And all over an eye jammie....Either that or someone needs to check on the gates of tartarus....something may be missing....
Yes I agree. Let the whining begin. As a 24 yearveteran of the fire service, vol. and career, I must ask-Who feels entitled here? We need to learn to survive with less or we will be replaced by free enterprise. There is nothing wrong with becoming more efficient. Serve your customers. They are the ones that decide our fate.
If you beleive that the federal government actuaklly should have a role in funding everyday staffing a community, so be it. I disagree. local staffing is just that, and it should be funded 100% locally.
And yes, I also don't believe that we should be buying fire and police apparatus and equipment for local departments. Again .. local needs .. local funding.
And you continue to be a fool.
You make the assumption all local communities can afford apparatus. You assume a lot of things. Like the fact that your opinions are intelligent or informed. The rest of us stopped thinking that about you long ago. Especially as it relates to the fire service.