Government Shutdown….Whoopdeedo

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.


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2 Responses to Government Shutdown….Whoopdeedo

  1. rrredmeat says:

    Are Republicans the new Democrats?

    Remember how in the 90′s Democrats used to whine and complain that Republicans won battle after battle because they were better organised, more disciplined and more ruthless? Well maybe the boot is on the other foot now…

    The budget / Obama-care battle is looking like one that will (sadly) be a victory for the Dems. Poll after poll shows that voters will blame the GOP for the shut down. Which is why Boehner desperately wanted to avoid this battle and save his fire for the debt ceiling fight which is just around the corner. But could he control his caucus? No. Well, not nearly as effectively as Harry Reid controlled his. Not a single Dem senator broke ranks on the budget fight, even the “red state” ones who are facing tough re-election battles and could be hurt by this.

    If Boehner had had his way, then the GOP in the house would have avoided this fight and instead been alive and well to win the debt ceiling fight. But he couldn’t control his flock as well as Reid controls his.

    So we will bleed centre-ish support over this fight instead of scoring valuable points in a totally win-able debt ceiling battle…

    And by being totally inflexible on any compromise to the budget, Reid has ruthlessly forced the first of these two big battles to be fought on terrain that favours him and will thus deliver a well-thought out victory for our Democrat friends.

    • asd2mom says:

      Hello rrredmeat,
      Thank you for your comment. I think your polling is flawed. Most polls show that at present the country is divided between blaming both parties or rather blaming the GOP an Obama. As with the Presidential election you need to see who is being polled and what questions they are being asked.

      Will this backfire on the GOP? They said the same thing about the shutdowns in the 90s but that was about Newt not about a policy. Also it didn’t stop a GOP president being elected to two terms and a strong GOP controlled Congress for most of that time. So we will have to see the effect in the longterm not the short-term. And in all honesty the present GOP leadership in the Congress are basically useless.They control the House but never stood their ground on any issues whatsoever. It is about time that they established a real platform and a spine.

      As far as the debt ceiling: That was never not going to be raised. No matter how many times we say that it is bad for the economy, it is worse if the USA can’t pay its bills. The issue is what to get in exchange for the raise and truthfully the GOP leadership are lousy at negotiations. They will no more accomplish anything with debt ceiling negotiations than when negotiating now and those like Cruz, Lee and Rand know this.

      As far as following Reid as opposed to Boehner: Its not about Reid its about Obama and every Democrat knows that if they broke ranks they could forget about funding for their next campaign. This is not about agreement but about campaign financing. The GOPers not listening to Boehner also know that they have other avenues besides the GOP to fund their campaigns. In fact, these Young Turks know that the GOP establishment hates them and can’t be counted on for funding in the first place.

      I am willing to see how this plays out. If the economy is hurt its Obama’s economy no matter what anyone says. Obama is such a weak POTUS that this is the time to call his bluff.

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