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  • Insanity
    Tea Partier
    There are many conservatives & veterans who believe the Clinton era buyouts for veterans led to 9/11. They were replaced with newly hired, inexperienced minorities in key intelligence positions, who weren't able to think outside the box and prevent what happened on 9/11/01. It sounds like all Democrats care about is putting a sign outside the Federal gov't "Whites Need Not Apply".
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  • Insanity  (Flagged as Abuse)
    Dennis Retiree
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  • To tea partier-Insanity?
    Moderate
    I am glad you wrote that there were many conservatives (read radical rightists) who...You also failed to mention that the conservatives hated Clinton and looked for every possible way to get rid of him no matter how feeble it is. So they determined to impeach him and try him for having sex. So, while senile Reagan was illegally aiding the contras and was not impeached, Clinton was impeached and tried for having sex.---------And now you are bring up this slop. How many intelligence people were bought out? How many were replacements came in? Give us the facts instead of the radical right vague garbage.--------For what it is worth, I am opposed to the implementation of the diversity nonsense because it does lead to statistics which does lead to discrimination. I believe we agree that hiring should be based on ability and not a statistic. However, your broad paintbrush is really not very bright.
    worker
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  • Clinton
    Linda
    You need to get your facts straight. Clinton wasn't impeached for having sex, he was impeached for lying about having sex under oath. If he hadn't lied, they couldn't have done anything.
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  • Brain Dead Liberal
    Rob
    Once again Mr. Liberal (aka Moderate) shows the readers of this blog how incredibly ignorant he is. "Clinton was impeached for having sex". You are a real genius Mr. bleeding heart liberal but please keep posting to this blog. I need a good laugh from time to time.
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  • Clinton
    chunkybanana
    I am a conservative and I did not hate Clinton. I did not want to get rid of him. I was very disappointed with his indiscretions while in office, but felt that he was probably one of the unlucky few who just caught. When he lied about it under oath, he took it to a new level. Moderate, you should be careful not to lump everyone in one category. And just curious, why do you have to be so hateful in your responses to everyone?
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  • To Chunkybanana
    Moderate
    Please read the blog by Rob. Actually, I am not hateful. I just try my best to respond to the propaganda from the radical right, especially from Rob, tea partyier and other radical rightists who whip up pure nonsense about what Obama said out of context or some anti Muslim nonsense. The former is about Rob and the latter is about tea partier. rob, the radical rightist loves to take things out of context such as snippets of a speach. And when I ask for the full speech, he ignores me because he knows his statements are nonsense or he does not know where the full speech is. And just curious, why do you say that all of my blogs are hateful to everyone? have you read ALL of my blogs or just responses to Rob, tea partier, and other radical rightists who express themselves very negatively towards those who are to the left of the radical right. And, contrary to what you write, I do not lump every conservative as a radical rightist.--------I stand corrected. Clinton lied about having sex. Now, which is worse, violating the law by lying about having sex or violating the law by aiding the contras secretly. And you can add to that covering up the violation of the law by Reagan and company. Yet Reagan and company were never put on trial.------Yet no one here condemned tea partier's comments?------And Linda, are you so sure that the radical rightists in Congress would not have put Clinton on trial for having sex with an underling?
    worker
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  • Focus on Reality
    Reinaldo Luis A.
    The Federal department and agencies have just been informed that they need to reduce their budgets by 10%. Managers at all echelons will be focusing on that. Just like every other major effort by this Administration it focuses on rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic rather than focusing on an orderly evacuation to the lifeboats. The problem cannot be fixed overnight. The government should not be a complete reflection of the nation's demographics based on the US Census. The focus should be on recruiting qualified individuals, giving those individuals meaningful jobs, rating their performance accordingly and promoting those individuals who produce regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, sex and persuasion, and age. I saw the results of the Clinton's Administration efforts on diversity in my agency - individuals were rated favorably and promoted accordingly who did not have the basic fundamental skills and could not perform satisfactorily to any unbiased standard.
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  • Diversity
    Bud
    We've had EEO and Affirmative Action Programs in the civil service for almost 50 years now(1964).There's been progress but there's been abuses too where minorities etc.were selected/promoted when they were not the best selectees for the job.The same situations have occurred with military promotions.It's time to reassess and return to selecting the best person rather than selecting on skin color/sex.
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  • Diversity
    Moderate
    Good points Bud. I agree.
    worker
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  • Follow Up
    Tea Partier
    As far as outside contractors: after 9/11 happened, the Bush administration realized we still needed the experience & skills those veterans had. Since they had been replaced with buyouts during the Clinton administration, the Bush administration went to outside contractors to hire those veterans and retain their skills, to prevent another 9/11 from happening. If they hadn't been replaced in the name of diversity, many of them would still be on the job. Something to ponder.
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  • Ponder what?
    Moderate
    Why would I ponder the nonsense you write. What are your stats to show how many of these experienced people left and how many of these people left with a buyout and how many were hired during the Bush administration to do the same job they had left. From what I see with retirees, they either retiree or get a new job elsewhere. how many of them would quit their new jobs and come back and work for the government and how many got the same job? Your vague inuendoes are really sickening.
    worker
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  • Economic Times are Different
    Anon Fed
    Unfortunately, many of those that qualify for the early out are desperate to keep their jobs because they are helping their parents, or adult children with school loans, mortgage messes or unemployment situations. Some of us that don't have kids are helping our god children, nieces and nephews etc. So there may be fewer takers this time around ... then what? The sandwich generation is under siege ...
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  • Different than what?
    Linda
    The economic times are different from what? The early 80s when unemployment was over 11%? The housing market had just crashed? What is so different? Oh, yes, people don't have to have 3 cars, cell phones, big screen TV's and the government paying all their expenses. People need to realize that basis needs is a roof over your head, enough to eat (not gourmet meals and steak everynight), and heat (65 not 75 degrees.) Everything else is a luxury. The US is the one of the only countries in the world where our "Poor" are obese. If I don't have the money to buy something, I don't. I don't borrow to buy it. I drive older cars (8 & 20 years old and not a classic either). Do I have to? No, I could borrow the money have a new car every two years. I don't because I don't believe in living outside me means. I wait until I have enough to pay cash, or am able to pay it off within 3 years, no longer, so a huge down payment. Everyone should go back to doing that. Do you really need all the stuff you have, or do you just want it?
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  • Linda
    Moderate
    I have to agree with Anon Fed on this one. I lived through the recession of the early 80's and this depression. I have a job and worked at the same job then. And the sandwich generation does have it pretty bad now. I do feel, but cannot prove, but will if I have to, that this depression is much worse than the recession of the 80's (no blame to Reagan). I believe housing dropped much more this time than then. I believe (forget stats) that unemployment is much worse. -------My wife and kids have cell phones and we have internet. My car for my son is 11 or 12 years old and my car is 9-10 years old. I do not eat gourmet, but am not hungry either. I paid cash for my cars. My last car rusted out after 20 years. You beat me on that one.------------Anyway, college is much more expensive now than when I went. My parents paid for a semester and I paid them back during the semester. So I tend to agree with Anon on this one. But you make some good points about the excesses.
    worker
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