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Shut Er Down!
April 8th Will Become The New April Fools Day
I read a lot. Based upon all that reading I have now come to believe that it may be best to shut the federal government down on April 8th so that the Bozos in the US Senate will finally get the message that the majority of Americans sent to Foggy Bottom. A self-described shellacking of Obama's spending policies didn't get Reid & Company to pay attention in the least, not one iota. Some, like Chuckie "Cheesehead" Schumer the left wing's spokesperson, would contend that is "extreme." I contend that it just may be necessary to have the message sink in.
What I see is utter nonsense on the part of the Democrats in the Senate. Rather than attempt to solve the problem, they are focusing on a political strategy of fixing blame. As of late, like yesterday, they were so serious about addressing the budget issue that the Senate took the day off. That's no April Fool's joke. I wonder if Obama was on the links yesterday too? The morass we know as Foggy Bottom has taken hypocrisy to a new level. Those hypocrites, on the one hand, admit that this nation can't continue to sustain the unsustainable levels of spending we have experienced the last 2+ years, yet the other side of their mouth is saying that cutting a minuscule amount of $61 billion from a $3.6 trillion boondoggle makes one "extreme."
When an open mike catches a US Senator (Schumer), coming out of a party caucus, saying that they are going to use a strategy of calling those who are calling for minor budget cuts "extreme" then I hope people are really paying attention to what is going on. They seem to no more want to cut spending than a welfare recipient does. The play on exercising partisan politics with my tax dollars makes my blood pressure rise and my teeth grit. Schumer is one of the biggest idiots in the Senate in my humble opinion. If Harry Reid makes a sharp right, Schumer's nose could very well be broken. His latest blurb was that a deal can be made as long as Speaker Boenher stays away from "extreme" Tea Party Republicans in his conference. I don't believe that is possible. What is he going to do, lock himself in a room by himself?
This also puzzles me. Blaming isn't going to fix anything Chuckie, neither is using words like "extreme" or "radical." Those are buzz words and no more than that, what many of us term Democratic talking points. This whole fiasco has moved past the "talking stage" and demands immediate action to either cut the budget as proposed or shut the damned federal bureaucracy down. My question, to the likes of talking head Schumer, would be, "In the course of recent history from January of 2009 through January of 2011 how many times did the Democratic Party compromise with the Republican Party when you had both Houses and the Oval Office?" I can just hear Schumer stammering on that one. They didn't , nor were they willing to. How many times was legislation crafted in secrecy where people like Pelosi had the gall to say to the American people, "We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it."
They have taken one of the most important mandates ever sent by the American electorate to Washington DC and turned it into a re-election contest and have continually failed to act on that mandate. The Senate must surely be politically tone deaf. Most people don't care who anyone of those idiots up there want to blame. What we want to see is them address the issue boldly, decisively and without all the mumbo-jumbo we have witnessed in the past. Part of the message that was sent was to knock it off - this business as usual garbage we were hoping to have changed. Enough is enough! That isn't a Tea Party message, that is a mandate from the American people. If you can't do that, then you need to shut it down until you can.
The Tea Party was instrumental in sending new faces, with new ideas, to the halls of Congress. But it wasn't done solely by the TPM. If they think it was then they are a lot more stupid than I think they are. That makes the assumption that, in those states and districts which turned some of the idiots out, only TPM voters entered the voting booths this past November. It totally disregards that the American people, the majority anyway, are not happy with the course this nation is on. The majority of Americans are not happy with our government continually spending more than it brings in. The majority of the people frown upon every time Uncle Sugar needs more money to spend than it has it that it cranks up the printing press. That isn't fixing anything but to make ink manufacturers a profit.
The polls I've been reading also seem to favor "Shut Er Down." Most of us are so sick and tired of the budget impasse crap we continue to witness, where a lot of tongues continue to wag and fingers get pointed with no results, that it is repugnant. If they can't pass this minor budget cut of $61 billion, which was hardly enough in the first place, what is going to happen when Paul Ryan unveils the 2012 FY year budget where the ax is surely going to fall like it needs to fall? I suspect that some of those seat warmers in Foggy Bottom are likely to have fainting spells for months.
If you think I'm ranting, this video clip shows what the Senate leadership's strategy is in solving the budget impasse and making cuts to the nation's propensity to overspend.
It 's simple: Either pass the bill as proposed or "Shut Er Down." Then we can declare April 8th as the new "Fools In Washington Day."