Gulf War Vet who is not missing the point over here.
That money is being wasted isn't the fault of the agencies that are shutting down.
I think the shrimp on a treadmill, study of the drinking habits of Brazilian prostitutes and a host of other forms of waste would beg to disagree.
I mean, WTF...over.
It's the fault of the Republicans who're holding the entire country hostage in a blatantly un-Constitutional attempt to repeal majority-supported legislation
Oh, you mean the *FORMER* democratic majority that rammed it through in the dead of nite on
First: Current congress is not beholden to a previous congress.
Second: "Power of the Purse" is there to keep the Executive branch in check.
Third: "Holding hostage"...are you fucking kidding me? This must be that "calm rhetoric" I keep hearing
so much about.
They've tried dozens of times to repeal the legislation through the normal legislative process and failed miserably each time; now, they're determined to wreck the national economy (with the shutdown) and possibly even the global economy (with the default) if the majority doesn't give in to their demands. They've shot multiple prisoners already (don't forget the ongoing sequester!) and are now threatening to blow up the whole building.
At least 7 of those "failures" have been passed and signed into law by the Prezzie.
New word time: Conflating. Two separate issues, bro.
The sequester was a 2% reduction in growth of the 5+% in spending YOY.
See, here is the thing: recall that a democracy is "two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner" and
a REPUBLIC is "the same situation with a well armed sheep contesting the vote."
Can you say "contesting the vote?...I knew you could."
"Blow up the whole building"...really, again?
Such a shame we live in a place that's rested so much on its laurels and is now so far behind the times.
DING! DING! DING! DING!
We have a winner!
That, I agree with. So many "useful idiots" vote 'black prez' first time and 'single issue' the second time over "jobs, economy, competence/leadership" even if you ignore the IRS targeting, NSA wiretaps and FBI investigation of anyone who disagrees with the 'community organizer in chief'.
Shame on all of them for staying home out of fear of reprisal. (I understand, but at least the WWII vets stood
up, as did the Vietnam vets).
Gulf War Vets...one question: "y'all pissed off enough yet? Because we are next, I think."
To Quote (Dingy) Harry Reid: "We won't negotiate with a gun to our head."
I'd like to test that theory, asshole....just keep pushing vets around.
When you make a 40-something want to give his life for his country...again...you've fucked up.
Remember your oath: "...against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC..."