The democrats are acting as if there has never been a government shutdown in the history of the United States. They conveniently forget that when Tip O’Neill was Speaker of the House, he shutdown the government when Ronald Reagan was President.
However, somehow Reagan was still able to bring about the end of the Soviet Union, befriend our allies, scare the crap out of our enemies, and oversee the greatest economic growth spurt since WW2.
For a list of government shutdowns over the years;
Remember don’t let anyone scare you. If the government shuts down all essential services will continue. Your parents will get their social security, and medicare. Those in need will still receive Medicaid and food stamps. The safety net will still be functioning.
The House meanwhile also unanimously passed a law allowing for payment of military families during a government shutdown. The Senate has not taken up the bill. The Senate will not meet until 2pm Monday. A mere ten hours before the shutdown would begin. No one knows what Harry Reid will do, if he will even bring the newly passed House bills to the floor.
The 800,000 government workers will be furloughed. Yes they will not get paid while the government is closed. No, this is not good for people who live paycheck to paycheck, as most of us do today. But then again, if your business is closed you don’t get paid either. But unlike you, once the government comes back to work, government employees will receive all back pay missed. UPDATE: Correction. Only those who are considered essential employees who are now working for no pay (IOUs) will recoup their monies. Those who are not going into work will lose all that pay. Whether you like the size of government or not, there are real people, in real need, because of the inability of our political parties to play nice.
You also do not keep a business operating when it is malfunctioning and sucking the life out of your soul. The reason to keep the government open isn’t because of the number of people it employs, but because it functions and does the people’s business in a concise, and appropriate manner. Limited government isn’t about limiting the safety net. It’s about limiting the extraordinary waste of tax payers’ money and the abject disrespect by civil servants these wanton expenditures show for the American people.
Is it good when the different branches of government can’t agree? Probably not, but then again the separation of powers ensures that the overarching requirement of governing is COMPROMISE. It’s only when Congress and the White House have decided that they do not want to play nice that something like this happens. Apparently these spoiled brats didn’t pay attention in kindergarten.
It seems that Obama can parley with the Iranians who murdered American servicemen through Hezbollah and their proxies in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he cannot sit down with the Republicans in Congress. He calls Americans who are doing the people’s business terrorists, while embracing the Moslem Brotherhood an Islamist organization that calls for genocide against Jews, says that the Holocaust is a myth and has been on a pogrom-like rampage against Egyptian Christians for months. Obama can support socialist dictatorships like Venezuela where they shut down the free press, but he can’t talk compromise with the people’s representatives in Congress.
And yes its all about Obamacare.That monstrosity of a legislation that Nancy Pelosi had to pass before she could read it.
And as Ted Cruz mentioned last week…if Obamacare is not good enough for Congress then it shouldn’t be forced upon the American people.
Obama won’t compromise on Obamacare, yet at the same time he gives out exemptions to all his cronies and asskissers. If it’s not good enough for Obama’s friends and his own children, why is it being forced on the American people?
It is time for people to remember that those who are elected are supposed to serve not rule. They are supposed to do the people’s bidding not vice versa. It is time to take the Statists down and remind them for whom this country was created.
Funny how the President’s supporters like to remind us all that elections have consequences. Well the Democrats should remember that in the People’s House, the House of Representatives, the electorate decided to put the Republicans in charge of the people’s pocketbook. The House is actually doing their job. And it’s about time.