Political Theatre: The Government Shutdown ‘Dog And Pony’ Show (UPDATED)

Political Theatre: The Government Shutdown ‘Dog And Pony’ Show (UPDATED)

Are we there yet? Are we done yet? Are we done yet?  Are we there yet?  Is the political theatre over yet?

Frakkin’ finally….

District of Criminals; did you really think weeks of haggling over, roughly, $40 billion dollars was anywhere as important as the $14,282 BILLION that we owe on the national debt, the $113 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities, or did you just think that your little kabuki theatre would be all that and a bag of chips? Do the republicans really believe that Americans are so stupid as to not KNOW that the House controls all the spending of the entire government or that Ben Bernanke’s moves to save his buddies in banking, insurance, and real estate isn’t going to collapse the entire financial system and kill the goose that laid the golden egg (the middle class)?

Maybe.  Maybe not; but America is picking sides right now, and the district of criminals is not falling on the proper side of history.  Fair warning…

How’s this for a circus act?

It kindasorta appears the government shutdown ‘dog and pony’ show, (Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Obama-Boehner Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year), that has been going on for weeks is finally over, maybe we can get back to the important stuff….like the $4 Billion we pay in interest on the national debt EACH DAY, the media blackout of Japan’s nuclear reactors, or the rockets being fired into Israel or Russia refueling one of Iran’s nuclear plant, or George Soros and his progressive buddies rewriting the global economic rules and stating the dollar is no longer the world’s reserve currency, OR WHATEVER THE HELL THE FEDERAL RESERVE OR DHS IS DOING AND NOT TELLING US ABOUT BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TO. (lalalalalalalalala)


Well then, let’s speak the truth and give proper perspective.

From The Economic Collapse:

Shut It Down?

We keep hearing that it is all about cutting the budget.  In fact, House Speaker John Boehner says that his party is “damn serious about it”.

But that is a joke.  The federal budget deficit for this year is going to be approximately $1.6 trillion dollars.  The Republicans were asking for just $61 billion in budget cuts (3.8% of the budget deficit) and there are rumors that Republican and Democratic negotiators have agreed to a figure of $38 billion in budget cuts.

$38 billion?

Is this why the Tea Party was sent to Washington?

$38 billion would just be 2.4 percent of the $1.6 trillion dollar deficit.

Wow, that is really wielding the budget cutting axe!

Look, the U.S. government cannot spend a single penny from now on without Republicans going along with it.

The Republicans control the House of Representatives.  Barack Obama and the Senate will not have a single dime to spend unless they can get the House to go along with it.

If the Democrats want money to implement Obamacare then they have to get the Republicans to go along with it.

If the Democrats want to give money to the EPA to implement Obama’s “green agenda” then they have to get the Republicans to go along with it.

In fact, pretty much whatever the Democrats want to do, they have to get the Republicans to agree to fund it.

So if you don’t like what Obama and the Democrats are doing, don’t just blame them.

Blame the Republicans as well.

Both parties are deeply corrupt and both parties have gotten us to the point we are at.

Sadly, it looks like any deal that the Republicans and the Democrats are going to agree to is going to include virtually everything that the Democrats want.

Mark Levin, “This is a historic scam; these are ponziites.”

Since Boehner said the republicans will never shut down the government, and since he has said repeatedly, “we are only half of one third of the government”, well then, what the hell are they going to do on the other issues?  What is their strategy exactly?  How are they going to combat the debt ceiling and fight for $6.2 Trillion dollars in cuts when he has already said, “we’re not going to shut down the government”, and “we are only half of one third of the federal government.”  And by the way, Neil, they are 100% of the spending bills and tax authority under the Constitution. They can stop whatever they want to stop.

Cue the music.  America, you are getting very sleepy…

This is NOT what the Tea Party was sent to Washington to do, and as stated before, this is going to end very badly for the people on the wrong side of history.

America KNOWS that we are watching the financial, societal, and moral collapse of our nation due to the mismanagement of ‘too numerous to name’ political insiders driven by greed and the agenda of globalists.  When push comes to shove, the globalists are outnumbered, America is still armed, and downing espresso shots. Americans are soon going to choose to ‘opt out’. ‘Nuff said.


UPDATE, 4.13.2011:

Just what we expected….

CBO Says Budget Deal Will Cut Spending by Only $352 Million

A Congressional Budget Office analysis of the fiscal 2011 spending deal that Congress will vote on Thursday concludes that it would cut spending this year by less than one-one hundredth of what both Republicans or Democrats have claimed.

A comparison prepared by the CBO shows that the omnibus spending bill, advertised as containing some $38.5 billion in cuts, will only reduce federal outlays by $352 million below 2010 spending rates. The nonpartisan budget agency also projects that total outlays are actually some $3.3 billion more than in 2010, if emergency spending is included in the total.

Senate Sunday Session: Spend $1.1 Trillion MORE

When a congressional body known for ‘getting the heck outta Dodge’ often and early starts working on Sundays, be worried, no; be very afraid.  Yep, the Senate had another of their Sunday sessions and this time they only spent $1.1 TRILLION.  Yippiee, happy days are here again, and The Monster is about to become a millionaire – right after we pay this off.

The Senate passed a huge end-of-the-year $1.1 trillion omnibus spending measure Sunday afternoon by a vote of 57-35.

The chamber was forced to work for the second consecutive weekend after talks broke down late Thursday to move the massive spending package and Republicans continued to filibuster it. Senate Democrats overcame the opposition Saturday when the Senate voted 60-34 to end debate and clear the way for a final vote.

The bill, which includes $447 billion in appropriations for a number of cabinet departments and $650 billion for Medicare and Medicaid, combines six of the 12 annual spending bills Congress had been unable to pass separately because of Republican concerns that the measure is over-inflated and exceeds the cost of inflation in its government budget increases.

Republican fiscal hawks Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), as well as centrist Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), were among the Republicans who voted against it. Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Evan Bayh (Ind.) voted against it while GOP Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.) voted in favor of it.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele reacted to passage of the omnibus bill by calling on President Barack Obama to veto it.

“Poll after poll have made it clear that this kind of irresponsible and excessive spending is unacceptable, but Democrats simply aren’t getting the message,” Steele said. “Now the American people are looking to President Obama to stand true to this campaign promises of fiscal responsibility and stage an economic intervention on his spend happy colleagues by vetoing this bill. I encourage President Obama to stand firm against the peer pressure and ‘just say no’ to Congressional Democrats.”

Right after the vote, the Senate was expected to return to legislation to overhaul the healthcare system, with the goal of wrapping up work before the Christmas-week recess. Chances for reaching that goal, however, dimmed last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) failed to reach agreement on a proposal to vote on four healthcare-related amendments at the end of the week.

The House voted Thursday to approve the half-dozen spending bills lumped into one package. That bill passed 221 to 202, with 28 Democrats joining all 174 Republicans present in opposing it. Republicans griped that the measure was too large and introduced late in the week to avoid public scrutiny, especially considering the nearly 5,000 earmarks worth $3.9 billion it contains.

So much for changing the politics as usual. Nancy’s legislative coercion continues in full force, and it appears the House Dems are beginning to get a glimmer of the realization that for Americans, it is no longer ‘politics as usual’. Average Americans are beginning to set policy and are leading the leaders.   Americans are definitely coming to take their capitol back, and for many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, it’s already too late.  Go right ahead Senate, vote for this abomination of a health care bill and add another nail to your coffins.

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