Saturday rally will protest Border Patrol pay cuts, furloughs





SIERRA VISTAU.S. Border Patrol spouses have banded together and will stage a protest at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Veterans’ Memorial Park to voice their opinions on a possible 40 percent cut in pay agents may see as a result of the federal budget sequestration.

The spouses of the agents have banded together and we want the public to know that these pay cuts and furloughs will not only have a devastating effect on us,” said Connie Johnson, event organizer and wife of a Border Patrol agent. “It will have a domino effect on the local economy.” 

What puzzles Johnson the most is that while Border Patrol agents could see extensive furloughs and deep pay cuts, around $245 million, customs agents will have to deal with only $40 million in spending and compensation cutbacks.  

It just doesn’t seem fair. We really hope the public turns out in support of the Border Patrol on Saturday,” said Johnson.  

Johnson said the event is intended to send a message back to Washington, and through U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and U.S. Sen John McCain, who have been invited to attend the event. So far, she has not heard if the legislators will be there for their constituents.  

 





desert13 on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:51pm

Well Miss BP wife. BP is MUCH larger than the other agency, also their pay is
being reduced by taking away all the OT and Double Sunday pay and the extras
that make a GS-12 paid at the level of a 13 or 14. Maybe we the US citizen
should protes the BP not being on the line and watching videos and doing
there college homework on the clock. BP has more agents off the line doing
non-border patrol work tnan agents on the line walking and working. Maybe it
is a little harsh for the scholarship wives to take this stay at home pay
reduction but it is just market correction and I won’t even adress the issue
of BP agent making GS-12 pay.

Sumtingwong on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 5:18pm

Something to do on Saturday, if you have nothing better to do. like this will
make a difference. And if the talking head Barber did show up, he will tell
them what they want to hear. The end.

calbear on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 6:11pm

Stay home? What world do you live in? My husband works hard and in any
government position some are over paid.He is not. Your bitterness leads me to
believe you would not risk your life to protect our border. Luckily he will.
When your home values drop when agents start selling their homes please
remember you wanted it that way.

goodmorning on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 7:45pm

Well desert 13 hope you have something to back up your statement of watching
video’s and doing there college homework? Sure would like to know if you’ve
seen them doing it and have pictures! I really don’t think you have a clue
what Border Patrol does. Do you put your life on the line daily keeping out
the “illegals” and all the drugs.Do you know what “illegal” means.That mean
they don’t belong in this country and do you like supporting them with “your”
tax dollars? You must like supporting them because you seem to care more
about B.P than illegals.Don’t see you complaining about your taxes paying for
there medical, unemployment,food stamps and all the other purks. So if B.P is
in the middle of taking drugs off the streets and say they have 25 illegals
and their shift is up, what are going going to do say,stay here until we can
get someone else out here to take care of this.Maybe when they let the
illegals go because of no O.T. we can send them to your house.And you wait
with openarms

Border patrol on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 7:47pm

@Desert13: check your sources before you open your mouth. There are
approximately 21,790 CBPO’s and 21,394 BPA’s employed by CBP. CBPO
supervisors have ALREADY scheduled their employees for their regular OT and
more to make up for their furlough days(if the furloughs even go into
effect). I have worked the POE on the border plenty of times before and
walking a lane or standing in an air conditioned booth is really not that
challenging. I have yet to see a blue shirt hump the mountains or run beyond
the POE(which the common response is “call the BP and tell them there is a
runner”). As for the comments concerning what we do on our down
time…standing for hours doing nothing but holding a mirror isn’t very
productive. Neither is watching all the eye candy walking through the POE. So
next time you want to address how someone else does their job, take a hard
look in the mirror. Otherwise, get out of your toll booth, grab a rifle and
try to keep up with me. You have NO idea.

Border patrol on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:05pm

Further, to address the “scholarship wives” comment…when was the last late
night knock at the door for a CBPO? Our spouses deserve ALL the credit in the
world for the support they provide us on a daily basis. Our spouses go above
and beyond taking care of our families while we are out in the brush catching
alien and drug smugglers. But I’m guessing that IF you are actually married,
I doubt your wife has ever had to worry if you were coming home at the end of
shift. Our spouses have more than EARNED everything we provide them. They
deserve it and much more.

Kaybee on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:52pm

To add to all the other supportive comments made in reaction to the
ridiculous statements of Desert13, I would like to address that individual
and the rest of the community members who question what BP agents are doing
when they are miles from the border. Anyone who has a job is told how to do
their job by their employers,and if you want to keep your job, you do it
their way. So, using this common sense idea, it is possible the field agents
are doing what they have been told to do by some paper pusher in Washington
who either never had this job, or doesn’t remember how to do it effectively.
And one more thing regarding the “overtime” pay the agents will lose. These
fine men and women entered this job understanding they would be working 10
hour days and they would be paid for that work in a certain manner. Their
mortgages and other loans have been approved in consideration of that money
being part of their regular salary.

Myron Jaworsky on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 9:30pm

REF: calbear, “Stay home?…..” Thanks for speaking up; keep it up. This area
has a large number of individuals who are quick to criticize others while
cutting themselves all the latitude they can. Anyone with a brain can see
that work as a BPO (or military) is NOT a 9-5 office job and should not be
paid as such, and that the elimination of OT is potentially much more severe
than a straight furlough. Maybe you’re right: “when agents start selling
their homes please remember you wanted it that way.” Maybe then they’ll
realize that, in AZ, many are really dependent on government for their jobs
even if they don’t work directly for the government, even the big-mouths
yelling platitudes about “free enterprise.” Fat chance, but one can hope.
From tonight’s PBS Newhour broadcast, the people in SE Virginia are finding
that their chickens are coming home to roost. (Ten Congressmen from VA voted
in favor of the sequester—and the dimwits complaining about the sequester
put them in office.

Sumtingwong on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 4:39am

Border Patrol agents have racked up daily overtime at a cost of about $1.4
billion in the past six years while the number of arrests of illegal border
crossers has fallen to the lowest level in nearly 40 years.

calbear on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:07am

Well thank you for pointing that out. The low is directly related to our
agents doing their job. You should know that since all this started with pay
cuts and fewer agents on the line traffic has increased dramatically. Just
imagine when they really are not on the line. This is not a desk job where
you punch in and punch out. Does an agent turn around in the middle of a
pursuit and say, “oh gosh shift’s over” and let the criminal go?

FreeThinker on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:10am

“Maybe then they’ll realize that, in AZ, many are really dependent on
government for their jobs even if they don’t work directly for the
government, even the big-mouths yelling platitudes about “free
 enterprise.”

LOL! Professor, do you know where the government acquires the resources from
to pay for all their agencies? Sometimes I don’t think you have any clue on
the origin of capital. Tell me professor, just where do these benevolent
unicorns & Oompa Loopams reside and just what is the goods -n- service their
labor manufactures that is sold & traded for a profit to sustain & create a
payroll for these agencies?

You really can’t come to reality that it is your government that has placed a
strangle hold on the free market which is the only creator of the capital
needed to pay for all of government.

Oh well, why bother, nobody cares as the goose that lays the golden eggs is
enjoying a beer right next to me here @Galts Gulch

gg45 on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:32am

border patrols are a waste of tax payers money money of them take bribes and
hassel people trust because they look mexican low lifes

gg45 on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:35am

border patrol should be on the border not in our town or city

desertlover on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:50am

@Sumtinwong… If you honestly believe that the number of illegal border
crossers has fallen to the lowest level in 40 years, then you must also
believe Janet Napolitano when she says that our borders are more secure than
ever, and THAT is truly laughable! It’s all in the way they count and I would
bet that those numbers are not truly indicative of what is actually
happening. Do you really believe that there are not just as many people, if
not more, trying to enter this country illegally than there was 40 years ago?
How’s that kool-aid? And to desert13.. The resentment and bitterness in your
comment sounds like that of someone who couldn’t cut it in the patrol and had
to find an easier job. Jealous much? Just sayin’

FreeWill on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:51am

BP, similar to post contractors, are now an integral part of the community
and we will do best to support them. The flip side of this will be tax
dollars from welfare, insurance, unemployment, etc supporting them and we
will not see any work done at all. From full on career, family man, and
success to a mooch? These jobs make more work for other people too like fast
food, car repair, landscapers, house cleaners, etc. Sierra Vista thrives
because of DOD and now DHS. Do not kid yourselves! Too much budget cuts down
here and the only thing to survive will be wal-mart unless they strike oil in
 douglas.

BPA Wife on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:17am

To u dumb people that know nothing about our agents and what they have to do
every single day… They have to leave their wifes, kids everyday and not
know if they will return home. Its a shame that there is so much support for
our military but not our BPA.. Our BPA are over seas with military doing the
same job but dont get any credit, plus they do that here every day. I guess
you want illegals to come in and start killing USA citizens, cause that is
whats gonna happen if our men and women are not there to protect us. All the
agents I know go to work, and protect us. They put their own lifes on the
line everyday. Im not saying the BPC is not dangerous, but its not as
dangerous as our BPA. I think the BPA and BPC should work together on making
the congress and other office people to get the pay cuts. They are not doing
a thing to endanger their lifes and get to go home every night to their
families without worries. So before u judge walk in our shoes!!!!!!

ted-pen on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:27am

What does that trivia mean Sumtingwong or is it just designed to antagonize?
Are arrests down because there are less illegals crossing due to increased
presence paid by that OT? The BP have an important and often dangerous job.
They’re obviously not manned properly to accomplish their mission otherwise
there wouldn’t be a need for so much OT. It saddens me to see the failure of
our politicians result in community and interagency infighting. Politicians
on both sides will not personally suffer from their failure; that burden will
be carried by the people.

Johal52 on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:44am

Any adult knows that jobs have ‘downtime” so criticizing someone because they
aren’t busy 100% of the time strikes me as being particularly mean. As long
as they are there, ready to move, ready to work, when it counts—that is what
is important. What about a security guard at a school? Would you criticize
him or her for not “working hard enough” if, when a shooter entered the
school, they apprehended that shooter and saved lives? THAT is how we measure
the effectivness of those who put their lives on the line every day.
Regardless of your opinion, however, there is one absolute truth—if the
agents’ pay is cut it WILL hurt Sierra Vista and other border communities
tremendously. It will also slow the nationwide economy as people have less
money to spend. Unfortunately, the economy is built on people spending. No
spending=no business. No business=foreign powers call in their loans. I have
seen many mini-depressions and my parents spoke of the Great Depression. It
continues to loom.

Myron Jaworsky on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:45am

REF: FreeThinker, “Maybe then they’ll realize….” You might think about
doing some real study of economics rather than relying upon the turgid
fictions of Ayn Rand or fixating on unicorns and Oompa Loompas. Two good
places to start are the concepts of the velocity of money and the multiplier
effect. While you’re at it, you also might want to investigate the concept of
capital. It is not the cash receipts someone puts into a cigar box, less the
cash payments taken from the cigar box, so that ‘capital’ is the residual. Of
course, someone living in the world of Happy Days (i.e., the Fonz, Mr.
Cunningham, the diner, Joanie, Chachi, et al.) wouldn’t have a frame of
reference capable of dealing with the real world. If your ideas are so
powerful, perhaps you can become a consultant and actually get paid for your
 insights.

FreeThinker on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:45am

”These jobs make more work for other people too like fast food, car repair,
landscapers, house cleaners, etc.”

And just where does the money that pays the government employee originate
from?
Taxes? Yes, but where did that tax money originate from?
Income? Yes, but where did that income come from?
Labor? Yes, but where did that labor come from?
A person that possess a skill of value in great demand?
Yes, but does government posses a skill of value in great demand?
No. Any ham –n- egger off the street can perform a service that has no
value & no demand unlike Policemen/emergency response personnel, who provide
a service to protect value in property & person, not create. These cut backs
on the Federal end will not financially harm your community, it will improve
it because now the government won’t take more from you enabling you to keep
what you’ve earned through your labor that has value to another

Sumtingwong on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:46am

desertlover, If your read something other than the local newspaper, you would
see that I am correct. Google it. By the way that is a search engine.

Johal52 on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:46am

Gee CEO’s of most companies would get a huge bonus for results like that.

Mark C on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:50am

If arrests are indeed down, does that mean that more are getting through or
that less are trying? I believe less people are trying to come accross
because it’s more difficult than ever before to cross the border illegally.
Do we want to keep it that way, or go back to the way things were 10 years
 ago?

Sumtingwong on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 12:08pm

Many wives husbands leave for work in other more dangerous occupations, never
knowing if they will return home. Border Patrol agents aren’t near the top of
dangerous jobs. Farmers, firefighters, forest service workers, iron workers,
linemen, and even taxi drivers have them beat.

Arizona Ed on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:00pm

Comments like those posted could go on forever. All I know is that the BPA do
put their lives on the line, every day. They deserve our support at every
turn. They are the proverbial “thin blue line” that stem the flow of illegals
into our country, stem the flow of drugs into our country, keep in check
terrorist entry and even assist local police agencies. They also assist local
citizens. They are the good guys in green! I plan on being at Veteran’s Park
to demonstrate support for them and their families. God Bless the Border
Patrol. Honor First!!

FreeWill on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:11pm

” it will improve it because now the government won’t take more from you
enabling you to keep what you’ve earned through your labor that has value
to another” hahahahahahahahahaha wanna bet MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Knight Rider on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 2:04pm

Less arrests… Is that because they won’t respond if there are less than a
dozen illegals? I have called BP on 3 occasions because I had illegals show
up at my house drinking out of my hose. Each time I called the BP they asked
how many illegals there were and twice they told me that they couldn’t
respond to only 2 or 3 illegals and once when there were a half dozen, they
sent a single agent out nearly an hour after I made the call.

desert13 on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 5:29pm

Never been a BP agent never want to be. I have served in the true line of
fire. Ask the former BP agents, so you get the truth and not the union spin,
about sitting in their trucks watching movies and doing online classes or
sleeping their shifts away. It is the majority and not the minority and they
get paid overtime for not working it. CRAZY… Let the property values drop
and everyone leave and I will be here just like before. And as posted above
good luck getting the BP to respond to illegals walking through your
 property.

goodmorning on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:12pm

Sumtingwong, Don’t just google top ten most dangerous job and read WHY it’s
dangerous, most are due to not paying attention to what there doing. Did you
see how much a farmer makes, that’s pretty good pay. They don’t get shot at,
don’t deal with drug runners, don’t deal with all the OTM. They don’t deal
with with dangerous people in the middle of the night not know when back up
might come. They don’t deal with the weather 365 a year. The farmers have A/C
on there equipment now. I didn’t read on the top 10 that gets shot at or has
to deal with 25 or more illegals, unless I missed something. But they do have
to deal with people that think there not needed. If you want to open the
flood gates that is what it’s going to lead to. Then ask where is Border
Patrol. I wouldn’t want to work at night doing there job and not know what’s
in front of you, just like our Military does. If your saying a Taxi driver is
top 10 which it is, I sure wouldn’t want to ride with someone that can’t
 drive.

Sumtingwong on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:32pm

Scared out of my pant’s. sitting on Hwy 92 between Palominis, and Bisbee, for
hours on end, talking to another BP agent, when you never know when a large
group of illegals, just might run up to your Blazer, and start shooting.

Cassandra on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:40pm

It’s ironic. The last rally I attended in Veteran’s park was a Tea Party rally. Now there’s going to be a rally protesting reductions in government spending.

I’m inclined to go, just to see how many faces I recognize from the previous gathering. Quite a few I’d be willing to wager.

Like I said a few weeks ago, when everyone was freaking out over the suggestion that government checks might be harder to come by on post - since we are all Keynesians now, maybe we can drop the supply side ideology and get some intelligent representation in Phoenix and Washington.

calbear on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:21pm

@It’s ironic. Well the definition of ironic is 1.involving irony:
deliberately stating the opposite of the truth, usually with the intention or
result of being amusing. First, you are not pointing out the opposite of the
truth. Because one supports cutting truly unnecessary spending does not mean
you support all cuts. Shall we cut medicare? They would not feel the same. I
do not support that either. What I support is cuts that are carefully and
cautiously done in a manner that would least effect our national security as
well as our national economy. This can be done. You are also not pointing out
anything amusing but seem very morbid in your joy to see others suffer. At
this time, this day, your heart should be open to others plights not focused
on amusing yourself at the expense of others. I hope and pray those who come
out to show their support come with open and helpful hearts. In other
words…don’t come.

calbear on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:54pm

@desert13 You nailed it!!! Your a true case cracker. Sherlock Holmes has
nothing on you. Thats why they’re former BP Agents. It’s sad many don’t
understand how the Border Patrol works with hard X’s, and forward
deployments. I’m sure you do something noble to make a living and you’re not
the only one to serve in the true line of fire. Many Agents still serve and
are deployed overseas. Just like them, we thank you for your service!!! Look
forward to not seeing you Saturday.

Walt on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 8:48am

The sequester is a joke! Here we are cutting national essentials and the same
time, the first family is blowing tax peyers funds that should go to the
natinal essentials like securing the border. Why do I say the sequester that
the administration is spouting forth is a joke? The reason is that now, the
government wants medicare to fund sex-change operations. But wait, this is
not going to cost the mandated Obama Care one bit because sex-change
operations are already covered in
 there(http://washingtonexaminer.com/in-shift-medicare-would-pay-for-sex-change...)

Cassandra on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 9:03am

Calbear-You should consider investing in a better dictionary. Irony is a fairly sophisticated term, which most people would struggle to defineon the spot. However, the OED defines it as “A condition of affairs or events of a character opposite to what was, or might naturally be, expected.”

Juxtaposing the antipathy for Government that I saw in the park a few years ago with this pique over lost tuition credits and overtime, I believe I’ve chosen the apposite term.

I would be lying if I denied an element of schadenfreude in my observations. I have acquaintances in the BP community and most of them have very conservative views. It interests me now to see them wrestling with some of the same realities as the rest of us.

Sudden reductions in income are nothing new to those of us who expose ourselves to the vicissitudes of the free market. However, none of this need have occurred if we had sane approaches to defense and revenue.

calbear on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 4:13pm

Now your comments seem enviable of those agents and sheds light on your true
intentions. May those “aquaintances” with “conservative views” see your true
heart and keep you at arms length. There was a great and positive turn out! I
love my country and instead of complaining I will find a positive way to make
those changes that any nation needs.

Cassandra on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 6:59pm

Calbear - I think you mean my comments seem “envious,” but you would be incorrect. And the social acquaintances to whom I referred know my true heart as we have had many robust discussions.

I’m glad that you will find a positive way to make the necessary changes (though, by definition, protest is complaint) and I believe these cuts are unnecessary. However, if you want to make changes, you could advocate for reducing the need for costly OT. For years, the agency has considered moving to a 4/10 week and staggered shifts, but the Union has blocked it (irony, again).

Yet, you do have my sympathy. Because I work in the private sector, my hours are not guaranteed. The economy dips and work dries up. I have taken many unplanned and unwanted furloughs; they suck. At least you have a guaranteed minimum and someone to pay for your insurance. 

Did anyone impugn your love of country, or are you feeling defensive because you are doing so to anyone who disagrees with you?

Myron Jaworsky on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 7:46pm

REF: calbear, “@It’s ironic. Well…” You should have stuck with presenting a
straightforward case in favor of BPO. Your response to Cassandra, whether you
realize it or not, implicitly recognizes the truth of Cassandra’s point. No
matter how many times you invoke “truly unnecessary spending,” or “cuts that
are carefully and cautiously done,” one cannot avoid concluding that all you
are doing is a form of special pleading: budget cutting or sequestration is
fine as long as it doesn’t affect me and mine. In other words, you are doing
what many other people in this area do: Imposing detriments on others while
claiming special treatment for themselves: “your heart should be open to
others plights.” Sure. But what about you when the cuts affect, say,
teachers, NASA engineers, postal workers….? Are these the kinds of cuts
that “can be done?” In case you hadn’t noticed, a fair number of commentators
on the thread are not very sympathetic. Anyway, good luck!

PROTECT on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 2:01am

REF:DESERT 13, you must have wanted to be a PA at one point and failed the
test or couldn’t hack it at the academy.You are probably a low life winner
who has been “Hasseled” by us before. Come on down to one of the stations and
ask for a tour, we will show you what kind of people cross. Sure there are
hard workers, but a majority are drunks, wife beaters, and other low life
scum. P.S.> bet you won’t call my wife that to her face. REF: FREETHINKER: As
for the whole taxes paying our salaries: Illegals don’t pay taxes and yet
they reap the benefits of a strong nation because of people like you. REF:
Knight Rider, You are a LIAR(PERIOD). We have never in all the time that the
patrol has been around turned down any number of bodies, we get more calls to
false reports than we can handle, but guess what we still go out and check
every call out. REF:DESERT 13, come

joe... on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 4:25pm

“a low life winner”. Huh? Is that better or worse than a high-life loser?

Windsor on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 7:05am

Sequester was a FABRICATED financial crisis by the Democrats where they cut
needed services instead of getting rid of waste. Republicans voted for it in
the hopes they too, could force their agenda. For all you idiots who are
trying to claim that this is what people who desire financial accounting
wanted, it isn’t. You aren’t too bright if you can’t see what the game was
here, although I am not surprised that some missed it. I would hate to see
the finances of the some of the Dems who post here. I am appalled that people
are so vehemently against sound financial policy. However, I suppose when all
you want is handouts, you will continue to argue it’s necessity.

Myron Jaworsky on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:14am

REF: Windsor, “Sequester was a FABRICATED…” So, to recycle the words of
John Stuart Mill about the Victorian equivalent of the contemporary
Republican party: Tea party affiliated Republicans are the stupid party.
Anyone with brains could see that sequester would have minimal effects on the
overall economy, but would tend to hurt parts of the country that benefit
from the federal largesse. Everyone, except for the Republicans whose grasp
of contemporary economics is virtually non-existent.

rainin_az on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:19am

To you BPA Wife, go get a job!! Your whining because your husbands OT and
double pay is taken away? Seriously your husband is not doing much, BP Flies
down my road everyday, not sure how they are doing anything, and once in a
while they follow my kid’s tracks to the bus stop, and the dogs are a joke,
they aren’t drug sniffing dogs in the least, you and your bp wives got to
used to the double pay and ot and you all over extended your credit by going
out to eat, with your ever expanding behinds. LIVE WITHIN your means!!! It’s
wives like you that defeat your own purpose, I don’t see the firefighters,
true law enforcement wives whining,m course they have true husbands that
really do wonder if their husbands are coming home, and they conduct
themselves with honor, no whining about not being able to go to McDonalds
again instead of actually cooking.

gg45 on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:16pm

rainin az your right on the money just a bunch of stuck up “wive”s used to
living the rich life go get a job plant a garden and work with nature instead
of whinning about money people like this are pathetic

goodmorning on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 7:02pm

I think it’s great that a man has a strong wife to stand by there side.If you
want to call them names, maybe you need to find a wife or husband that would
stand by you.raininaz/gg45 I can tell you have never walked in CBP boots I
know you wouldn’t ever want to do that.Maybe your not man or woman enough to
actually work protecting people like you and your country.Do you know any
Border Patrol,if not guess your talking hear say and not facts. Your just
hiding behind a computer.If you walk in any store can you point out a Border
Patrol wife.I know I couldn’t. Planting a garden and working with nature
sounds more like a retired persons hobby not a job. gg45/rainin_az maybe you
should think about how to live your life and not someone else life. You seem
very jealous of the money Border Patrol makes. raininaz_you have way too much
time on your hand to notice everything,do you even have a job?I don’t know
either one, but maybe you don’t have the skills for a good job. I’m retired
and lovin it

gg45 on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:00pm

to good morning your probally been dumbed down by the gmo laced food you been
eating or drinking city water with chemicals in it.im very happy farmer and
wouldnt trade my job for any thing border patrol are just part of new worrld
order this very place used to be mexico buddy i find them all the time posted
by my street sleeping so dont tell me what they do because i see them every
day .. my nierbor is customs nice guy.. but for border patrol are useless
people who been knon to be currupt go look it up how many agents have
actually been working for cartel

Myron Jaworsky on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:09pm

Why is it that a deal is a deal, but only for Wall Street investment bankers
or corporate executives, who get bonuses and deferred salary even if the
organizations they lead go bankrupt? But when it comes to Border Patrol, the
military, teachers, union members—ordinary people—the terms and conditions
of employment are changeable if not cancellable. So what if the BP were
getting overtime pay? If that was the deal they signed up for, then that’s
what they’re entitled to. What and how they or their spouses spend the money
is nobody’s business but their own. Especially since, post-sequester,
Secretary of State Kerry showered nearly $1 billion on Syria, Egypt,
Afghanistan, and possibly others without anyone yelling, SEQUESTER.

mschap on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:45pm

I cannot believe the lack of respect shown by some of these comments. I am a
border patrol wife and have been for over 10 years. I have been an ER nurse
for over 17 years. I am very well educated as are the majority of border
patrol wives. We are nurses, pharmacists, x-ray technicians, teachers, and
yes, some wives are even CBP agents themselves. We have the potential of
bringing in as much and sometimes even more money than our husbands. Just
because we support our husbands does not mean we are just hanging on their
coat tails, in fact, far from it. I have had the absolute pleasure of getting
to know and becoming lifelong friends with some amazing border patrol wives.
I love you ladies, even those of you I have yet to meet! Continue supporting
your husbands…you make them proud!

gg45 on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 9:57am

omg our overtime is getting cut how in the world am i gunna go out eating
with my girlfriends every day drive a big suv lol seriously people today have
been dumbed down just a 100 years ago there was no cars technolgly and people
still lived just fine..new world order is about making you not appriacte the
little things in life but want lots of money and crap you dont need

goodmorning on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 2:46pm

gg45 the usda pays farmers (if that’s what you are)1.8 billion a year “not”
to farm. Farmer are making more off growing hashish/marijuana than growing
onions, carrots and all the other things farmers grow. And you would be happy
to know they don’t use chemicals to mess your brain up. usda distributes
between 10-30 BILLION in subsidies to farmers and landowners of farmland each
year to more than 800,000 farmers and landowners receive subsidies.And buddy
this is Arizona and not Mexico as I know it today.To be honest and I don’t
even have to google this.It was God’s country before anyone’s.Farmers are
getting busted for growning hahish/marijuana also. There is honest people and
dishonest people in every occupation not just B.P or Farmers.I’m sure that
you knew that. I’ve heard you complain about Border Patrol,but not once did
you mention that farmers get paid 1.8 Billion not to farm.I myself would
rather see 1.8 billion go to something I can see than 1.8 billion for
something I can’t see.No work all money! So next time you say B.P. doesn’t
work, think of your farmers that don’t work and get paid!

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