So far, so good. Just checked the backyard. No pieces of fallen sky yet. Hours into the partial federal government shutdown and it´s difficult to tell there is one. Save for the humorous desperation of TV folks trying to find something, anything that could be labeled calamity and blamed on those political toads in D.C.. So far, the great partial government shutdown of 2013 looks like a full bust. Like that Y2K apocalypse that didn´t happen. Or President Obama´s dire sequester warnings that went Poof! This faux crisis really has little to do with spending.
Been saying this for years. All the bureaucrats do is take our money for their fat paychecks and fat pensions, then mess up our lives as much as possible on the days they come to work. A pox upon them!
This statement may be applicable in the Dept of Energy that produces NO energy or the Dept of Education that does NOT educate a single person, or the EPA that is a political machine doing the bidding of a criminal president...the list goes on.
Now take the DoD, defending the USA...who in that department is non-essential?
The only ones that should have their pay docked are the politicians and that should start with the president, they are the ones that can´t work together and got us to this pseudo state.
And Harry Reid calling Americans anarchist from the senate floor????? How pathetic is that ? He has to turn to name calling the American people because he can´t cope? So here we go....Harry, you are one pathetic ugly buzzard !
That´s the real question. Why employ the non-essential workers--welfare? Government bloating? I was expecting an article about the size of government. Maybe we need to furlough the headline writers or send them back to school.
All the Federal Parks are closed. How about turning over to the States, all those lands that actually belong to them and let the State governments run them. As for the alphabets: EPA, DOE, some parts of NSA, FISA courts, ATF and so on, close them permanently. Then you could start of the real work of downsizing the government.
If the 900K are not required neither are their bosses, so who would get the big bucks? Why does the Air Force have so many Generals? Because every time a new aircraft is added, the infrastructure must be added to support it......Generals, Colonels, etc. Congress supports it to get more of a tax base in their various districts. It´s all a big shell game and taxpayers are the peas.
Throw it all out and start over. Amazing that it took an act of Congress to assure that our military gets paid. After all, it is one of the listed necessities in the Constitution. EPA, no..Dept. of Education, no. Get rid of them.
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god of irony, 10/1/2013 11:12:15 AM (No. 9544666)
I´m getting tired of this ignorant argument. There is a difference between non-essential and neccessary. Try running your business without payroll, bill payers, janitors, accountants, lawyers, purchasers and all other support people that let the essential personel people do their job.
Chasing this shiny object is just a distraction from more important battles.
The American taxpayer is supporting a huge bureaucracy of departments that are unnecessary,overstaffed, duplicated, and unionized. This is a huge hole into which we pitch money every pay day. The whole structure of our Fed government is so top heavy, it is a wonder it doesn´t fall over on its own. I long for the day a man or woman becomes president, and tackles this from the inside out. If we survive the present administration, that should be in the platform of the Conservative party for the next election. SMALLER government.
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