The End Is Nigh? Well Maybe Kinda Sorta?

You Buy Into That?

We know about the doom and gloom the most inexperienced President to ever sit in the Oval Office has been feeding religiously to his low information sheeple. Have we been through this before? You bet your bippy we have and things generally keep humming along despite our government, not because of it.

Sure the media will hunt for hard luck stories about the injustice of having a shutdown. They did the same thing during the sequestration. Have you noticed how we've adjusted to the terms of Obama's sequestration? how much drama do you want to save for your Mama? Just factor in the fact that Obama and the government works maybe 5 days a week already but not normally more than that, Weekends are for golf and various assorted pleasures. He was golfing this past Saturday, the US Senate took the weekend off and the House of Representatives worked. Now plug in the political party bent to those three. Get my drift?

Isn't it amazing that the rest of our lives will proceed whether there is a federal government shutdown or not. As Homer would say, "Oh DUH."

Have you become so desensitized that you like to be lied to? some of you don't remember the shutdown of 1996 so lets take a walk down memory lane. the federal government closed down and the economy kept going right along. Of course, it wasn't in as bad a shape then because Obama wasn't at the helm for 5 years. It's amazing how "non-essential" becomes so apparent when they aren't there sucking up tax payer dollars. Maybe the lesson that Americans learned back then, and need a refresher course on now, is that we can handle our own affairs with big Brother, sometimes even better!

Another quick history lesson before we go on. I can show you the video but I'll save it. That shutdown was before, not after Bill Clinton proclaimed, "The era of big government is over." Many of you youngsters were immersed in your mother's apron strings when Clinton came out with that.

Obama and his Democratic minions cried the sky is falling playing Chicken Little back when we experienced the graphic below. It was a false alarm then whether you want to admit it or not. Our economy kept humming right along. how gullible can you be to swallow the crap that Obama wants to read off of his teleprompter. Sequester was his idea though he still wants to blame everyone but himself for such stupidity. He wasn't going to compromise then either. So you see what you now see. Or do you?

Reality? Pelosi just proclaimed on national TV that the federal cupboard was bare and there just weren't any more cuts that can be made. A government shutdown will prove once again just how much of a lunatic that woman is. Now if that were so, which it isn't, then how can whole departments and 800,000 federal workers be proclaimed "non-essential?" Are they only essential when the polls open?

People's feelings usually get hurt when reality slaps them up side the head. How can my job be "non-essential" I am sure they ask themselves. Well, what does your job produce is my question. Flipping the coin and looking at the other side yields a different perspective. This particular shutdown cozies up to the next fight - the debt ceiling. You have to understand the political mind of these pick pockets to get it. Now the debt ceiling, either raising it or lowering it, will have an impact on financial markets. That is a truth.

How can economy be damaged much more than it has been by bad policy? That is indeed a serious question. So factor in another coincidence which probably isn't a coincidence. The day of the shutdown in question is the same day that Obamacare really kicks in. That is the bad parts of Obamacare. Don't forget all the goodies were front loaded. Obamacare is widely despised by the American public and that upsets Obama since his name is attached to it. Too bad so sad Barack.

Time for a video.

Red Lines Again?

So Obama says he won't negotiate huh? He draws "red lines" does he? He has become a laughing stock in this country and the world. Let Obama continue on being the fool many of us see him to be. Obamacare is a train wreck coming off the tracks. Many of us knew that when they shoved it down our throats by passing a law of such volume without reading it. but, but, but he said he was going to heal the planet and the sick, raise the dead and make the oceans recede. And did you really believe that from a man who has never held a real job?

It matters not who is to blame because all of them pontificating up there are. Many want to continue to be a party hack. I gave that up long ago myself realizing that those pick pockets are just that. I have to agree that the more important question may be, ' WHO DESERVES THE CREDIT?" My bet?

Obama always tries to scarf up credit where credit to him is not due. While at the same time placing blame anywhere besides where it is due. That would usually be himself.

The best thing we can do right now is to SHUT ER DOWN!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "The fact that the Senators aren't here and Harry Reid is off somewhere is all the evidence that you need to know that they want to shut down the government."

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Comments 13 comments

Jayfort 3 years ago

At 12:01 a.m. tomorrow morning, the People of the United States of America should call for the impeachment and removal of Barack H. Obama and his Administration, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, and all of the other Liberal Democrats in the Senate. They are dangerous playing games with the safety and the economy of this Nation.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Well, the government is shut down and my eyes still opened this morning. My coffee tasted just as good as it did yesterday. Oh gosh, I can't go to a National Park today because they are all closed.

Watching these clowns in action is like looking through the window of the average kindergarten classroom. It is time to clean house my friends. We have a clear picture of just how ineffective they really are.

Perhaps in six months or so, the low information voters will find out about this government shutdown and a few might even be upset about it.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Everything seems to still be functioning normally today. Even the dysfunctionalism of our federal government.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

"Red lines" ? nothing that can't be fixed with a little "white" out

http://raymondpronk.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/re...

But white out doesn't work on LIES. The spilled blood of patriots bleeds through.


Stu 3 years ago

"How can whole departments and 800,000 federal workers be proclaimed 'non-essential?'" I'll tell you how. 75% of federal cash spending is ILLEGAL. 50%, right off the bat, goes to current SS, Medicare, and Medicaid payments. Show me where in Article 1, Section 8 it says the federal government has an enumerated power to operate transfer programs. Also, since federal entitlements "rob Peter to pay Paul," these systems violate the Constitution's General Welfare Clause.

And what about the alphabet soup agencies like the FDA, FCC, DOE, HHS, ATF, etc.? These 500 or so agencies and sub-agencies issue regulations relative to topics that are NOT pursuant to Article 1, Section 8. In all truth, they issue regulations that represent power usurpation from the States. These patently unconstitutional, illegal agencies, account for about 25% of federal cash spending in salaries and vendor contracts.

That leaves only 25% left for constitutionally authorized federal spending. Now that Taxmageddon is in effect, the federal government takes in a whopping $2.7 trillion per year in total taxes. Article 1, Section 8 spending accounts for less than $1 trillion per year (mainly military spending). Add in about $450 billion for interest on the national debt, and we would run a $1.3 trillion annual current account SURPLUS if all unconstitutional federal spending were terminated. And this counts no saving from eliminating waste and fraud in permissible spending areas.

Under the above scenario, almost all the off balance sheet debt (mainly social system liabilities) would simply disappear. And we could pay off the entire official national debt in less than one generation with the new budget surplus (maybe two generations if interest rates spike). And not a single penny of new taxes would have to be raised.

In a way, I'm glad the federal government is in partial shutdown. Maybe the crisis will force lawmakers to think about what I said above. Although I won't be hanging by my thumbs.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - Buddy when I woke up this morning my world was still functioning normally, everything still works (including me) and I don't miss them one bit. I thought we were told we can't live without them. Go figure.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BTW - Have all of y'all cut those mattress tags off your mattresses today? ROTFLMAO


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

One of the advantages of a government shutdown could be proof that they have costly programs that nobody even cares about. Those that nobody even complains about could just stay shutdown and save us a heap of money.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - but Pelosi said the federal cupboard is bare and there is nothing left to cut. What about that? Huh? Huh? Huh?


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Jim, I would have to consider the source on that one.......


Ghost32 3 years ago

...and yet, Obama's approval ratings according to Rasmussen haven't slipped a bit. He still floats like a chip of wood on the water, buoyed by his seemingly durable coalition of (a) Kool Aid drinkers (Progressive base), (b) rigid straight ticket Dems, and (most importantly) (c) the great unwashed brainwashed what's-on-Dancing-With-the-Stars-tonight crowd. Rasmussen: 52% in favor of B.O. today, 47% against, right in the usual ball park...and actually toward the higher end of where he's been for some time.

Haven't been watching much TV lately, due to an abundance of crap on same and precious few nuggets in the pan, so it's a good thing I had to go fetch a refill on one of Pam's meds this a.m., had the satellite radio on, or I'd have missed the shutdown entirely. Could have asked the folks behind the counter at McDonald's, but I'm pretty sure none of them even knew about it.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

The Frog Prince

The reasons why Chicago style politics '' I wash your back and then you wash mine''10/01/13

ObamaCare Enriches Only The Health Insurance Giants and Their Shareholders

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2013/10/...

12/27/09 GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE REFORM

http://hubpages.com/politics/GOVERNMENTHEALTREFORM...

Healthcare bill proceeded upon objections from the minority Republican members.

**none of some very important amendments proposed by the Republican minority were not allowed to be debated and voted on. Important issues such as tort reform, approval to sell insurance across state lines and taxation were rejected by the Democrat majority

GOP HEALTH PLAN rejected by the Democrat majority


Stu 3 years ago

Frog,

In re "I thought we were told we can't live without them," there is a major point to be made. Federal usurpation of State powers always leads to overspending on enforcement. Unlike the States, the federal government can print money, and borrow almost endlessly. So, in addition to centralized dictatorship, the cost of government skyrockets when the federal government assumes too many powers. These are the reasons why our Founders limited federal powers via the Constitution to matters with international implications, and (by implication) delegated almost all purely domestic powers to the States. But the Constitution only protects us if it is obeyed.

Stu

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