March 15, 2013

Government spending is bad for other people. Not for me.

Republicans Develop Sequestration Buyer’s Remorse | TPMDC

This is just beautiful.  Now, Republicans are quibbling with cuts to programs they like.  Kind of makes you wonder if they don't quite understand that they when they are attacking government that includes programs they like.

Fits my basic argument that most conservatives don't actually know the areas that government actually helps them until it is cut by some idiot conservative they voted for.

And this on gun stuff, btw:

Pro-Gun Measures Snuck into New Government Funding Bill:
A bipartisan Senate bill preventing a federal shutdown would make four long-standing gun protections permanent, including one preventing the Justice Department from requiring firearms dealers to conduct inventories to make sure weapons haven’t been stolen, congressional aides from both parties said. 
Another provision made permanent would prevent the government from changing the definition of antique guns, which can sometimes be easier to obtain than modern weapons. Two others would block the department from denying a license to firearms dealers who report no business activity, and require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to include language in firearms data stating that the information can’t be used to make conclusions about gun crimes.
I love the idea that limiting access to information, refusing to track guns at all, and refusing to even consider addressing how guns are sold in this country should make me respect gun people.  

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