The Senate never passed the bill, so the cuts never happened.
Thanks for taking the time to post what I didn't to explain my comment this a.m. Keep in mind the republicans like to say they are cutting when most often all they are doing is not approving the full amount of the typical budget increase. They actually say it like they are reducing spending from current levels which is most often not true.
Congress is too lazy and incapable of a zero based budget where each department head explains what each dollar will be spent for. If it is a feel good activity or welfare explain who, where, what, when and why. I am not aware of any entity in government currently accountable for assuring those authorized to spend are exercising responsible fiduciary behavior that avoids frivolous spending, fraud and embezzlement. The amount and number of those in need could be increased just by preventing waste of resources. I have no illusion that will ever happen, it will only get worse as government grows larger and less manageable. How many people do you think are employed or contracted to do government work at the federal level? Add to that state and local government employees, a staggering number beyond most peoples imagination. People expect the POTUS to know anytime someone farts.
By accountable I mean swift punitive consequences for failures.
It is rare, less than .0001 percent, of government employees that are terminated for failure to accept job responsibility. It is not possible to hire that good.
There is a big difference in cuts and not increasing a budget or not approving all the money requested. What about some priorities setting and efficiency improvements training with any additional spending?
How often have you heard...
"I am just as angry as you are and I am going to get to the bottom of it and hold people accountable". Ebola, IRS, Benghazi, VA etc. etc.
Not a smidgen of truth?
alprova said...Clearly, the two nurses broke protocol, in some manner, for them to have contracted the disease.
Not necessarily, the protocol may not be as thorough as it should be. Were they properly trained and instructed? Some say no.
alprova said... That could mean they did not utilize every layer of the protective gear each and every time they had contact with the patient up to an including a breach of some sorts of that protective gear.
A nurse interviewed by CNBC said the neck area was left bare. Her attempts to question that got no response although one of the VP of the facility told her he would check on her concerns and call
alprova said...It will eventually be contained in Africa.
How will that be accomplished and how long it will take since Africa doesn't have the knowledge, resources or resolve to do so? There will need to be a minimum of 21 days in the U.S. with no new cases to reduce the anxiety level.
The hospitals don't have the capacity to handle an outbreak of this deadly virus. Hospital workers may refuse to work at those locations. They can't be forced to not resign and to provide care for those hospitalized with Ebola.
I am not concerned about getting Ebola. I can stay home and totally avoid people.
Is it time for FDR's "we have nothing to fear but fear itself."
alprova said...You're wrong about that. The scientific world knows WXACTLY how the disease is transmitted and how to keep from catching it.
How and why did the two nurses catch it? Why did the scientific world, at least the CDC and hospital administrators, not prevent those two from getting the virus and exposing others. No panic here, in fact the effect on the stock markets and the resulting volatility is good thing although it may trigger a reversal of the economy. I am a small player but I know one trader made $5 million dollars in two days when the market took a dive.
Did you see where the Dr. employed by NBC as a medical consultant violated her quarantine to go get some soup from a near by restaurant. Knowing how to control something doesn't mean it will be. But, it still is not likely to get as out of control as it is in Africa.
Back to the toon, will Headrick beat Fleishner? I hope there is a good independent choice so I can essentially not vote on the flash and head contest by wasting a vote.
alprova suggest GA. will go democrat for governor and senate. It is understandable with liberal Atlanta and their high dependent population and GA. being an Hispanic haven. Too bad Georgia can't print money with Atlanta actually having a debt problem with the level of unfunded future liabilities.
What do the candidates say they thing should be done? 1+1=2 2+2=4 4+4=8 8+8=16 16+16=32 32+32=64 64+64=128 128x3=384 384x4=1536....That is how epidemics begin. Tell me again how hard it is to spread Ebola? It should be required that anyone leaving the region in South Africa to travel anywhere must be quarantined 21 days to be monitored and confirmed as infection free before leaving that region. It will have to be better enforced than our borders are. All those in charge and able to do something want to talk about is how difficult it would be and how there is little risk. Tell the two good medical personnel that are now deathly ill about the low risk and how difficult it is to become infected with Ebola.
The voter turnout will be a clue about the awareness of Americans. Apathy is pathetically high in the country which politicians love.
Is a vote for Headrick a vote for Obama? Where is John Wolfe?
librul said..Sadly, America has showed its military machine can not win a war against primitive tribesmen even after spending a trillion dollars on the effort - and is now fighting that same enemy which now possesses American hardware paid for by American taxpayers.
They can't when civilians keep one hand tied behind their back as done the entire time. Did exiting too early have anything to do with today's dilemma? We don't have a policy we have a lot of talk but no walk. This is the only military action in history that has been dictated by polls of the voting public. Typically a military mission is given a name, desert storm is an example, this one has no name but could be called the ISIS crisis or Obama may call it WTFHWDID (What The F____k Happened, What Do I Do?)
alprova said...Yes, the clip is funny, but it is the opinion of one man and one man alone, as misguided as he was when he uttered it, and it in no manner whatsoever reflects upon anyone else, unless you can find anyone who agreed with the man.
It was posted for the humor and to illustrate what we elect to congress to make critical decisions. I would like to ask Waters from CA. what she thought since she is not far ahead of the old gentleman in the clip. Is he not one of GA's finest?