Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thoughts on the Government Shutdown

I had some windshield time yesterday, which meant plenty of time to listen to the radio and all the moaning about the government shutting down.  Here are some thoughts I had as I was driving:

If the morons in Congress wouldn't rely on continuing resolutions to fund our country to begin with we wouldn't be in this mess it all. If they would just passed a yearly budget as it is constitutionally mandated then none of this would be happening.

Running the country by brinkmanship is what brought us to this point.

We need to remember that it is not right for the national parks to be open.

Wait. So you need to tell me that 40% of government employees are nonessential to the running of government? That just sounds wasteful to me, especially since Congress (Nancy Pelosi, in particular) tells us that "the cupboard  is bare" and that there are no more cuts that can be made.

The Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is actually a tax. So basically this government shutdown is the House of Representatives trying to give the American public tax cut. And the president and the senate are resisting such a tax cut.

Harry Reid saying that "Obamacare is the law of the land" and that the Republicans should just accept that and give up the fight is completely hypocritical. And since when can laws not be amended, stricken down or defunded?

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