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YAWN: A Government Shut Down

Well, I woke up this morning and looked outside and low and behold, nothing has changed. The sky did not fall, the earth did not swallow up anything and the sun was shining bright. I guess all that gloom and doom talk about the Government shutdown was a load of crap. It reminded me of the dreaded sequester, when the end of the world was predicted as well and life went on.

Like the sequester, the White House is trying to make it look as bad as it possibly can. During the sequester the White House sent out e-mails that said to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be. In the internal email, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been warned of. The Obama  Administration at work, this really shows he is concerned about the American people, NOT.

Now with the shutdown of the Government, the Administration has taken it upon themselves to put barriers around open-air World War II memorials, a place that is open 24/7. Once again, like the sequester, the Obama Administration wants to make sure as many Americans as he can are being inconvenienced, just so he can blame Republicans. A President who purposely tries to hurt the American people just to prove a point, is not much of a leader, but most of us knew that already.

The truth be known, most of the Government will still be running, but there are the non-essential employees that will have a paid vacation for a while. Although they will not be getting paid while they are off, they will be getting a fat check when they return to work. Anyway, if they are non-essential to begin with, why do we need them?

I do believe this will wind up working against the Democrats, the sequester happened and life went on, the Government shuts down and life goes on. I think people just might stop and think, things are going along just fine with most of the Government off, so why do we need them at all? Yes, maybe people will realize that a smaller Government will do the job better than a big over stuffed Government can.

“A shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away,” Obama said the other day. “Past shutdowns have disrupted the economy significantly. This one would too. It would throw a wrench into the gears of our economy at a time when those gears have gained some traction.” So far everything I have read about the 95 shutdown, said that after it ended the economy boomed, and with an economy dragging along at 2% growth, we can only pray that the same thing will happen again. Heaven knows Obama has done nothing to repair our broken economy; everything he has done resulted in the opposite effect.

Ninety-seven percent of NASA’s 18,134 workers will be furloughed. Over at the Environmental Protection Agency, 94 percent, at the Transportation Department 33 percent. 87 percent of Commerce’s 46,420 workers, 80 percent of Treasury’s 112,461 workers, 50 percent of Defense’s 800,000 workers, 15 percent of Justice’s 114,486 workers. It seems to me the Government has a lot of non-essential employees hanging around.

I don’t mean to make light of a situation where many people will feel some pain, but it looks like the Government is pretty bloated, but most of us have known that for quite a while.

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