September 30, 2013

FOD

I have mixed feelings on whether or not I can honestly characterize what our congressional representatives did over the weekend as 'work', but they did vote on something and were certainly producing soundbites to the media.

What looms just hours from now is another government shutdown.

Who cares?

It isn't the first and it likely won't be the last, and, shutdown is the worst way to describe the situation.  People still get paid.  People still get aid.  People still have to pay the government.

The callous bitch in me wishes a true shutdown would occur.  Some liberal's head will explode at the thought of an anonymous little poor kid not getting their government cheese.  I will even acquiesce that there might be some death - of people ill-equipped to provide for themselves and (apparently) surrounded by people even more callous than me that wouldn't help them out if they had a true need.

On the flip side, how many would live and prosper if the government truly shut down?  If we got to keep our tax dollars and do what we want to do with all of the money we earn?

Liberals everywhere are going bat-shit crazy over the latest climate change report, one dork even tweeted that he is considering a vasectomy to leave a lighter carbon footprint - because humans must realize that their actions have upset the delicate balance of nature.  Okay, then why can't liberals understand that regulation and big government overreach have upset the delicate balance of human nature?

How serious is the threat of a shutdown?  To me, not much.  And, to the president, evidently not so much, either:
As the House moved Saturday toward passing legislation that will likely result in a government shutdown, President Obama excused himself to play his customary Saturday golf, a round that set a record for most golf outings in a year since he became president...

...It is perhaps emblematic of his declining influence on Capitol Hill that Obama chose not to work to affect the outcome of one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in years and instead engaged in his favorite recreational activity...

...Though the first year of a president’s second term is the most crucial for getting things done before lame duck status starts to set in, Obama as of Saturday has played golf golf 35 times in 2013, eclipsing the previous mark of 34 he set in 2011. And there’s still plenty of golf weather left in Washington. Meanwhile, he may well hit the links several times more once he gets to Hawaii for the Christmas holiday.

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