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View Diary: Sequestration cuts border patrol as predicted; Republican outrage ensues (43 comments)

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  •  There are way too many (2+ / 0-)
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    AZ Sphinx Moth, cybersaur

    border patrol agents. They sit around doing nothing most of the time, then they get overtime so they can sit around and do more nothing. They are more of a nuisance than the smugglers. The checkpoints that are away from the border need to be shut down. I can not leave my area without going through a checkpoint. What happened to my civil rights?

    •  Operation Stone Garden (1+ / 0-)
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      Paul Ferguson

      I wonder if this was a way to use our city police, bypassing BP costs or will the program get cut back too? The whole thing seems sorted to me. I'm still fuzzy about what the objective is. Do you know anything more about it other than supplying our local police with the equipment and paid over-time to do Border Patrol support? BTW, I loved your link to the top checkpoint refusal videos on FB.

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