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Concerned about sequester

March 28, 2013

To the editor: Congressman King likes to proclaim that he uses common sense in Washington....

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Mar-28-13 7:11 AM

Dan-Way to get all the lib talking points in- kids go hungry, can't be educated, meat not inspected- you forgot the elderly dying off. After reading your letter I had to step outside to make sure the sky wasn't falling- perhaps when Mr. Obama comes back off a vacation to the bahamas he can help us all out with this- that didn't cost us anything did it??

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Mar-28-13 8:10 AM

Yup Dan...that's what happened. A stand-alone bill addressing nothing but yacht deductions went in front of the House and King voted against it. I saw Dan at the Republican caucus last time...he's a really lousy spy.

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Mar-28-13 4:23 PM

See you've been drinking the Kool Aide, Dan; you know that if they just kept all federal govt programs affected by the sequester at the same level without any raises or promotions, they'd still have more money than they did last year. It's called baseline budgeting; google it. Meanwhile, it looks like you want to kill what little ship building industry we still have - build them elsewhere and base them in the Bahamas, Mexico and Vancouver, eh? Now that WILL help!

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Mar-28-13 6:54 PM

At least he typed his nonsense. If he said it you'd have to listen to him stam-stam-stam-stammer his way thro-thro-through it. Sometimes he isn't real strong on complete sentences. I think that is a Republican's fault also.

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Mar-29-13 8:12 AM

I haven't lived in Iowa since 1948 so I don't want to comment on Iowa politicians specifically. But c'mon, you surely know by now that virtually ALL politicians, especially those in D. C. have their own interpretation of "common sense." And it seldom is the same as the common sense used by real people living in the real world.

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Mar-29-13 2:16 PM

This has absolutely nothing to do with the article. I'm just commenting to ask all fellow patriots to say thank you to any Vietnam veteran you may run into today or tomorrow. I seriously doubt if the city will do anything for the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day again this year, so I'm asking each of you to please have the courtesy to do so.

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Mar-29-13 8:18 PM

Fairplay, I agree with every post but yours. I do not know this person, but if he stutters like you make it sound, why make fun of him for that?

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Mar-29-13 9:33 PM

Well, I see I got one disagreement. How in the h e l l is it too much to ask that you show a little respect to a Vietnam veteran for their service? And since you disagree with me, have the cajones to tell me why.

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Mar-30-13 8:41 PM

Big, they never will. They do not have the BALLS to respond.

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Mar-30-13 8:43 PM

Look at my post. I was standing up for a person that I do not know, but stutters. I have 2 disagrees.

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Apr-01-13 4:50 PM

Breaking news: Congressman King is a moron through & through and has never been equated to common sense by an educated person. Sorry Dan, you guys voted for more that bafoon and I moved to Oregon where things are making more sense every day.

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Apr-02-13 2:27 PM

King is a businessman, not just another trial lawyer, with a good grassroots organization, quite unlike opponent Christie Vilsack who, like Congressman and want-a-be Senator Bruce Briley, relied primarily on fat-cat special interest groups outside Iowa for financial support in the last election. King's speeches in the House, carried on C-span, are always fact-filled and cogent, and they reflect an Iowa common sense that is practically absent from Washington politics. He is a practical man but true to the teachings of his faith. Would that there were more like him in the congress. But don't cry for Christie; she's got a high paying federal job now - Democrats carry their wounded of the battlefield, always!

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Apr-03-13 10:13 AM

Dan, please go into comedy. Your obvious parody letter feeds right into the thinking of most of us taxpayers. We are already laughing hard at the idea that the bloated federal government cannot withstand a very small reduction in its hyperactive growth.

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