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Boy Scout gives senator
a good ‘talking to’
about federal budget

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Caleb Knox

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Posted By:davesenior, 12/28/2012 7:28:25 PM

To the Hon. Max Baucus, United States Senate: I am a 17-year-old junior at Whitefish High School. I am aware that your job is to represent me, and seeing that you were unaware of my existence up to this point, I would like to inform you of one of the places I would expect you to stand politically. I have some real concerns that came upon me while viewing the Government Accountability Office’s Long Term Fiscal Outlook, January 2011. [SNIP] To be blunt, I have learned to spend my money more carefully and wisely than our government.

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A Boy Scout versus a United States senator. You know who is right, but unfortunately you also know who will win.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/28/2012 7:44:09 PM     (No. 9088011)

I Googled "Government Accountability Office’s Long Term Fiscal Outlook, January 2011" and looked at the charts in the PDF file. (I´m not as smart as I was at 17 and need pictures.) The Boy Scout is right on!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: clw54, 12/28/2012 8:00:47 PM     (No. 9088026)

There´s going to be some serious hate piled on this fine kid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/28/2012 8:04:23 PM     (No. 9088032)

Boy Scouts...They discriminate against gays! What could they possibly know?
Didn´t see any Boy Scouts with the Occutard squatters. They obviously have no credibility!
Couldn´t find any Boy Scouts littering the National Mall. What kind of values do they possess?

Or so the MSM would have you think either expressed, implied or by omission and what a terrible crime it is if any public resources find their way to the Boy Scouts! Maybe because it just makes too much sense!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 12/28/2012 8:26:57 PM     (No. 9088052)

No, #3, they do not discriminate against happy people, they discriminate against homosexuals.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/28/2012 8:39:12 PM     (No. 9088064)

Fix spending levels at 2009 (last actual budget presented by Democrat Senate and House) for 5-6 years with 3% increase.

Stop allowing for 6-10% increases in gov´t spending.

Just state 3% increase across-the-board each year for next 5-6 years. Period.

Make it very simple and easy for everyone to understand.
Democrats won´t be able to claim anything being cut, since every program will see 3% increase.

Then, demand over that same time frame that gov´t departments submit plans to consolidate, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity to find additional savings.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/28/2012 9:04:09 PM     (No. 9088082)

Thanks, #4. I´ve been outraged for 30 years that we allowed the sexual deviates to co-opt this fine word that has no synonym. No more adjective for ribbons and lace and flowers and dancing on grass in your bare feet. Lost. And we just stood there and watched it happen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/28/2012 9:05:46 PM     (No. 9088084)

In 1977 I wrote a letter to Senator Clifford Case about a problem I saw the VA Loan Program. It benefitted the big banks and not the veteran (surprise, surprise), when the "good" Senator´s Staff advised that the banks were too difficult to buck, I advised perhaps he needed to be replaced. They were amused. Approximately three months later I went to work for Jeff Bell, became a County co-ordinator against Senator Case and Bell defeated the Senator in a Primary six months later. It starts with identifying the problem and going from there. I hope the Scout has the same result that I did.

Semper Fi

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/28/2012 9:28:41 PM     (No. 9088100)

If only every citizen took the ´you work for US´ stand, or cared how they voted, this country would be a better place.

My bet is on the standard preprinted blah blah blah yada yada response letter. One I received didn´t make sense and in no way answered my letter to a promising senator.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: ccyr, 12/28/2012 11:31:47 PM     (No. 9088156)

I love Montana. Not their Senator, but their state.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/29/2012 4:01:21 AM     (No. 9088256)

In Washington State I am represented by a truth challenged democrat congressman and two ditzy democrat senators - it is of no use whatsoever writing to them: they do reply but it´s never in answer to my question or request, just some canned pre digested fol de rol format that goes straight in the circular file.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/29/2012 5:22:16 AM     (No. 9088279)

Talking or even writing to any congress critter is like facing a wall and talking to it.

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