The recent Federal government so called shut down has by all accounts been anything but an actual shut down.
Some have referred to it as a “slim down” others as a “slow down” and still others as a “show down” but in reality there is no government shut down.
Believe it or not, the government has shutdown eighteen times since 1976 and just like the four Carter Presidency Government shut downs, the eight Reagan shut downs, the two Clinton shutdowns and even the previous technical one day shut down under this President, the government is still very much up and running.
For some Federal employees and sub-contractors there is no doubt that this has become a temporary financial inconvenience and our thoughts and prayers go out to those individuals and their families which have become the needless victims in this political show down.
In reality however, most of those individuals will eventually be called back to work (as 500,000 Pentagon civilian employees already have) and will receive back pay.
For many of these furloughed employees, they have simply been forced to take vacations, sick days or comp time and have not even missed a pay check; after all the IRS and Treasury Departments remain open and checks are being cut and direct deposits made.
As a result, slim down, slow down or show down, it might be but it is definitely not a shut down.
In fact, if there was a more accurate title or theme to what is going on in the government, it should be called a government “shut up” because nobody in government is actually talking about what is really going on; especially the president.
The big difference in this so called government shut down, is the childlike, immature “my way or the highway” attitude by this president.
Federal employees are leaking memos they have received from the White House to “make it hurt” and “make it as inconvenient and look as bad as possible”.
The reality is, everyone knows the so called shut down is really all about “Obama care”; the so called “Affordable Healthcare Act” which anyone who has applied for a policy is shocked and saying what most of us already know; it is not affordable.
In fact, most people with pre-existing conditions can expect to pay two to three times the amount they might have previously paid or can pay with a private insurer, plus increased astronomical deductibles and co-pays.
The truth is, neither the president nor the Democratic senate could care less if anyone actually takes them up on their so called Affordable Health Care Plan; all they want is your money and under this plan no one really escapes.
Make no mistake; this is all about re-distribution of money, your money and not just the wealthy.
If anyone chooses not to purchase an approved healthcare plan under the Affordable Healthcare Act, Obama-care will redistribute your Healthcare penalty tax money for entitlements they have planned for illegals and others they hope to add to the Democratic Party rolls which will keep them in power permanently.
Again, this is all part of the big government “shut up” about things the White House and Democratic Party and some GOP Progressives do not want the general public to know.
The only media outlets reporting such information is FOX News and The Blaze networks along with other conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Mark Levine.
The White House, Democratic Party strategist and main line media outlets claim the current situation is the result of miss-information and conspiracy theorist.
The Democratic Senate, the White House and their strategist are referring to anyone in opposition to Obama-care as law breakers, anarchist, Tea Party Radicals and even traitors.
The tyrannical, untruthful and mean spirited attitude of the White House, the Democratic Senate and their strategist is both shameful and inexcusable in a representative Republic government bound under Constitutional authority.
That brings up another point the White House and Democrats keep trying to brain wash the public (especially the low information crowd) and slip into their thought process; that, is that the United States is a democratic nation when in reality it is not.
We are a representative Republic.
We elect our leaders and our leaders determine the law to be made; which like Obama-care is not always what the people want or need.
When bad leaders and/or a president are elected such as the current situation, the citizenry suffers greatly.
While the Democrats insist on changing the subject, the main line news media polls have been skewed to make it appear as though the majority of people desire “Obama-care” when the truth is, the majority does not.
GOP Senators like Ted Cruz who really represent the desire of the people is being torn apart and called names by the likes of Senate “has beens”; sadly, on both sides of the isle.
As long as the government stays “shut up” or closed mouth about the real issue, the government will continue to be slimmed down, slowed down and remain in a “show down” at the “not so OK (White House) corral.
President Obama who quotes Ronald Reagan so frequently should attempt to utilize some of the Reagan qualities of negotiation; be willing to listen and even to make concessions with his Republican counter parts.
This president will probably never back down however, because of his opposing political and economic philosophy.
President Reagan was a true constitutionalist and free enterprise capitalist while Obama is clearly anti-constitutional believing that the constitution is out dated and economically he believes in the socialistic concept of re-distribution of wealth.
Men like #Senator Ted Cruz and the entire GOP House of Representatives should be supported for their continuing stand against this government “shut up”.
As long as the White House and Democratically controlled Senate are “shut up” about the real issue and want to change the subject to the #“Debt Ceiling” as the ultimate issue, the show down in Washington D.C. will probably continue.
©Copyright 2013 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III