Good morning all.
I’m sitting at a military installation. For the record it is being passed on the news that literally several thousand at the various bases in my region have been furloughed.
Now – looking around me, I can tell you this is kind of bullshit. A whole lot of government people are at work.
This morning NOAA shut down their web sites. Web sites don’t require a hell of a lot of work – except updating the data on them, so why shut it down? A large portion of the people working for ALL government agencies are Contractors.
In our case, I’m a contractor, money has been allocated already (for awhile, we could be furloughed soon too though).
In the case of NOAA most of the weather people doing updates are contractors.
So shutting down sites is a childish thing the President has ordered.
Yesterday monuments in DC were closed. Today a lot of parks are closed… even if they have roads passing through, the ROADS ARE CLOSED. Childish.
The White House hasn’t been reopened since sequestration… childish.
Do I care if the government “shuts down”? Not really.
All those “economic problems” because “caused” by this are more bullshit problems. They aren’t getting their check on payday – but you can bet your ass they will get their back pay. No one is going to stop spending money because the government has shut down.
Funny…. though, Obamacare hasn’t shut down. It launches the day the government shuts down and it’s being funded.
There is a (slight) possibility that if this continues for weeks there will be some “crashes”. EBT cards won’t get funded soon enough and a lot of government agencies will simply stop working. This means that there will be some ripples, but how bad those ripples becomes is anyone’s guess right now.
I honestly see the GOP caving in shortly because they are getting the majority of the blame, even though it is Harry Reid and the Senate really stopping this.
Yesterday they funded the military, but refused to fund the VA. Congress will get paid no matter what, because it’s written into the constitution they will get paid.
Basically this is a “Fund my stuff, but not your stuff” kind of fight. The country as a whole doesn’t want Obamacare. A few people want it. Liberals assholes who want others to pay for their problems.
I have a job, I have health care – I’m expecting it to increase drastically to the point I will tell them “I don’t want it”. And I’ll take the “fine” and I won’t pay that either. Pretty soon, I will have ZERO INCOME and how cool will that be? I can’t really be fined if I have no money right? Whatever.
To hell with the government, Obama, the Democrats, the GOP – all of them. They are a bunch of lying assholes who want to control every aspect of our lives in America. They want most of our money we make (so they can waste it), they want to control where we can go, when we can go, how much we can save or not save, they want to control OUR HEALTH, they want to control what we eat, read, drink, own, where we live, how we live and whether we live or die.
Not only is it TIME to shut this government down, it’s time to remove these assholes from office.
GET OUT OF OUR LIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS!