MPj0400941000011 President Obamas Government Shutdown

 

Healthcare is a tricky topic and everyone seems to be blaming everyone but I can’t understand why we can’t find the man behind President Obamas Government Shutdown

 

I’ve tried to write this article three times now and I just cannot get that bloggers spark. I can’t seem to find that inspiration to write this article when I know that I should. It boggles my mind that we are even at this point in our government and that we even need to be concerned about defaulting on our national budget and bills this Thursday. How does this happen? Then I stop and I think for a moment. I know exactly how this happened and why it continues and even more still why it will go on past Thursday. Our government can no longer function in a way that it should and it’s created a problem through what I have spoken to you on in the past. The tendency of leaders to rule rather than represent. That is ultimately what is driving me to write this blog post, that, and the fact that I go on the web and I see people confused out of their minds – congress has the lowest approval rating so far and so does President Obama; who is to blame?

Obviously this post is called President Obamas Government Shutdown so you know where I stand on this opinionated subject matter. Now you must read and understand how I came to this conclusion and why you should to. I’m not here to brain wash you or to hook you up to the bandwagon by your belt loops. My purpose is to enlighten and to wake up those under the political control; or as the web likes to call them “sheeple”. So lets explore the problems and inconsistencies of this issue and how it became how it did and why it is President Obamas Government Shutdown.

ObamaCare

The massively bad healthcare bill rolled out last week and practically stabbed itself in the heart with it’s very many bugs and glitches, however is the heart of this issue. The bill need to be debated and it needs to be fixed…and President Obama has taken the position of “we will not negotiate”. I’m guessing President Obama has not read his history because stonewalling is not going to be a winning strategy. Even Stonewall Jackson, a confederate general, lost because of stubbornness – his own men shot him accidentally. How long will it be before the Democrats pull the rug from underneath Obama’s feet?

Time and Joe Biden

Vice President Biden as you know is the literal leader of the Senate and his power even goes above that of Majority Leader Harry Reid.Biden has a reputation around Washington DC as being an expert negotiator and mediator between party line issues and he has tackled many problems between parties. I’m not a very big supporter of Joe Biden but I am not going to misrepresent him. He’s earned that reputation fair and square. However we’ve had so much time before this deadline and we haven’t heard a peep out of him? Where is Biden? Seeing him missing in action tells me Obama is keeping him out of the action. Otherwise this might have already been solved.

The Scapegoats

Have you noticed that the left wing loves to blame the right wing for…well….everything. Even things that they’ve done and and haven’t gone their way have somehow magically found their way to the doorstep of the right. This issue is no different and the Democrats are yet again running another successful slander campaign to pin this on the right wing – however not everyone is getting it. Congress today has a 10.5% approval rating. President Obama has a 50.5 Disapproval rating; both downed number from already dismal rating levels. The biggest thing I want to point out here is the level of participation where the right wing has submitted 3 bills so far and either Harry Reid or Obama has struck them down without debate or a vote. Sometimes allegedly even illegally. The Democrats have not put forth any effort to fix this problem other than to spread the blame as far away from themselves and to plainly not do anything: their stance is to stonewall and as I’ve already shown…historically it’s not going to work for them.

The Will of the Citizens

Did you know that over 48.8% of the nation disapproves of Obamacare and doesn’t want it. The that was once hailed as a bill America needed by liberals and passed without even being read is actually a nightmare bill full of consequences that will hinder Americans in their search for healthcare. According to one study posted the effects of Obamacare could even cause Americans to lose 20 years on their lifespans – now I’m not sure how much I believe that one but this bill is no joke. I think the right wing is right to be standing up against it.

So the real question is….when will President Obamas Government Shutdown end and what will it mean for us average citizens? Are you ready to take a stand yet?

About The Author

My name is Tobias. I am a 25 year old Conservative blogger and an activist as well as a member of the Tea Party. I love politics, I get burned out fast, but I come back...be cause I love politics. I am often loud and boisterous and I make no apology for my choice of words. I spent 4 years in the US Air Force, the volunteer EMS system, and in volunteer Fire Houses. I have earned the right to curse when and where I want. I am not a cookie cutter conservative and you shouldn't expect me to be one. I wont fulfill your expectations. I think for myself. I am brutally honest.

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  1. COMALite J

    I post under this same handle on FARK, SodaHead, and other forums. Three days ago, a FARK user named blastoh posted this awesome treatise. Here I’m formatting it for Disqus with some minor additions of my own including primary sourcing of evidence.

    • Republicans (specifically, Dr. Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow and then-Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Public Policy Innovation, in a paper published on January 2, 1989 [when Ronald Reagan still had three weeks left in his Presidency, George Herbert Walker Bush was the President-Elect, and few Americans outside of Arkansas had even heard of Bill Clinton, let alone Hillary, yet, so his more recent attempts to claim that he did this in response to “HillaryCare” don’t even mesh with basic chronology! Note also that that’s when it was published, meaning it had to have been written before that, and thought up before that!]) created a national healthcare plan complete with an Individual Mandate. It was entitled “A National Health System for America.

    • About ¾ of a year later, on October 2 of the same year, the day after George Herbert Walker Bush had just started his first Fiscal Year in office, it was re-published in expanded form as a full-fledged book entitled Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans. The book cover image is shown at the bottom of this post.

    • They pushed for this plan over the course of two decades, and they even supported this plan as late as 2008 (the Healthy Americans Act, aka the Wyden-Bennett bill).

    •Then when the Democrats agreed to adopt this plan, the GOP suddenly (and at that point only) decided that the plan was unconstitutional and posed a grave threat to the nation. They sued in the supreme court but lost

    • They ran a presidential candidate who opposed the Affordable Care Act even though he had passed a nearly identical law in the State of Massachusetts that was itself based on the Heritage Foundation Butler plan. When pressed on this, his excuse was that “RomneyCare” was only intended to work at the State level, not the federal level. Yeah. That’s why Butler’s paper was entitled “A National Health System for America.0 and the book version was Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans, right, Governor Romney? Oh, and remember what Romney said in a debate? And on Fox News? Or on NBC’s Meet the Press re: the aforementioned Wyden-Bennett Healthy Americans Act (full transcript here)?

    • Obama was re-elected with the Affordable Care Act being a centerpiece of the election.

    Republicans opposed the ACA because it has elements that violated their Christian Faith.

    While a Harvard study concluded that as many as 45,000 Americans die each year due to lack of health care coverage.

    Which is something some republicans have openly admitted to finding acceptable. (see video here)

    (As an aside: maybe they should read Matthew 25:31–46, in which Jesus Christ Himself describes the final “Great White Throne” Judgment and lays out in no uncertain terms the precise criterion determining just who will wind up among the Saved Sheep on His Right Hand, and who among the Damned Goats on His Left Hand. Oh, and He devoted more words to condemning the specific sin of hypocrisy than He did any other sin!)

    Deciding that the Affordable Care Act was a serious threat to the nation, the GOP engineered a strategy of threatening a Government Shutdown to protest the Affordable Care Act. To pull this off:

    The Republicans strategized how to engineer the shutdown, and how to handle the spin.
    80 members of congress signed a letter to force the shutdown.
    They said a shutdown would not be a bad thing.
    They celebrated when it happened.
    The House Republicans changed a long standing House Rule at the last minute to ensure the shutdown would stay in effect.
    When challenged about this, the republicans would not address the issue.

    All the while:
    They accused the Democrats and Obama of not negotiating, even though the democrats tried repeatedly to negotiate (19 times as of October 7).
    Which should not have been necessary since Harry Reid and John Boehner had a deal, that Boehner backed out of.
    • And despite all of this, The Radical wing of the GOP will still blame Obama for the Shutdown.

    Meanwhile:
    • In 2001, the then-new GOP President and GOP Congress inherited a projected budget surplus and a projected elimination of the entire debt within 10 years.
    The GOP then passed a tax cut, waged an expensive war, and repeatedly voted to raise the debt ceiling with no demands on spending cuts (in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007).

    Then, when a Democrat was in the White House:
    The GOP decided it was worth risking a default to place demands on spending cuts.
    Some Republicans are even calling for a default, forgetting that we did default, for just one day, in 1979, and it cost us billions.
    And ignoring what economists are saying would likely happen if we default.

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