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In many of the tributes paid in recent days to Nelson Mandela, it has been observed, approvingly, that he was no saint. Most know what it means, in ordinary language, to say of somebody with affection that he or she was not a saint. It suggests that…
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Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
The measure unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray, D-Wash., blends $85 billion in spending cuts and revenue from new and extended fees — but no taxes or cuts to Medicare beneficiaries — to replace $63 billion in cuts to agency budgets over the coming two years.
The package would raise the Transportation Security Administration fee on a typical nonstop, round-trip airline ticket from $5 to $10; require newly hired federal workers to contribute 1.3 percentage points more of their salaries toward their pensions; and trim cost-of-living adjustments to the pensions of military retirees under the age of 62.
The plan pales compared with earlier, failed attempts at a "grand bargain" that would trade tax hikes for structural curbs to ever-growing benefit programs like Medicare and Social Security.
"While modest in scale, this agreement represents a positive step forward by replacing one-time spending cuts with permanent reforms to mandatory spending programs that will produce real, lasting savings," said Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
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Even after his 1990 release from prison, his election as South Africa's first black president and the dismantling of apartheid, the U. S. relationship with Mandela was an uneasy one, notably because of his harsh criticism of Israel, the Iraq war and the U. S. embargo on Cuba.
Comparing him to Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and America's founding fathers, Obama lauded Mandela for his leadership of a resistance movement, giving voice to the oppressed, holding a splintering nation together in a time of great peril and creating a constitutional order to preserve the freedoms he struggled to realize.
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Proving that no gesture ( a wink, a nod, a jerk-off motion indicated by the vigorous pumping of a closed fist up and down) is too small to not possibly result in some deep geopolitical repercussions that will plunge earth into a nuclear holocaust destroying all signs of life on the planet and leaving it as scorched and uninhabitable as Michele Bachmann’s's head , Marxist Communist Socialist President Barack Hussein Obama made the horrific mistake of briefly shaking the hand of Marxist Communist Socialist Cuban President Raul “Fidel’s Bro” Castro at a ceremony for recently deceased Marxist Communist Socialist Nelson Mandela on Tuesday and, needless to say, shit was lost by people for whom shit losing is a daily event as long as THAT BLACK MAN keeps drawing breath.
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