Monday, February 21, 2011

The Shut Down Of America

Obama's famous words after the mid-term elections about taking a shellacking and hearing what the American people are saying seem to have faded into an abyss of fog. The promises to work with the people and the Republicans appears to be short lived or just more words uttered into the wind. The person acting as our Commander In Chief has neglected to work with and for the people.

Of vital economic importance to our country is our Federal Budget...I almost forgot ...we still don't have one! For over 2 years the Obama regime has known they needed to establish a new 10 year budget. It is totally beyond my understanding why they didn't put one together when they had complete control of Congress. At the last minute a temporary budget was put into effect which runs out on March 4. With just days left the new Congress is on vacation.

The republicans have put together a budget that will save us 61 billion dollars in Federal spending over the next 10 years. It was signed off in the wee hours on Saturday (2/19/11). The Senate has yet to agree on it. Speaker of the House John Boehner says Republicans will not back down. The Democrats say they will not give in. Obama says he will use his power to veto.

The question is will the bureaucrats in DC continue playing this game of 'Chicken' or will the federal government just close down? What will the consequences be?
  • If our federal government does shut down only essential operations will continue. 
  • National parks and museums would close, clean up at toxic waste sites would halt. 
  • Many Federal employees will be asked to stay home. 
  • Air traffic and national security will continue. 
  • During the last shut down under the leadership of Democrat President Bill Clinton passports weren't processed, SS checks continued although new recipients claims were not processed.
  • Passport requests were put on hold. 
  • Veterans benefits including medical were halted.
  • The good news...The Mail DID run!
While on furlough the employees will not receive paychecks, but will be reimbursed for their back pay in the future.

I don't think this sounds too bad, our country will continue with the essentials. Maybe that is what we need to make them realize they can downsize, just as any business would do that encounters a high deficit.

Our country is broke, the deficit has risen to unimaginable numbers that we will never be able to repay. At $14.1 trillion and climbing it is time for our country to take action. The frivolous spending the Liberals have enjoyed for the past few years has got to stop. Their answer seems to be to hire more federal employees, which is what Obama-care will do. We've already seen the whopping stimulus package that Obama pushed through immediately after his inauguration was nothing but a flop and a waste of our money!

Check out the  Debt Clock to track our deficit. It is very discouraging to continuously see where our money is going. The longer we take to repay it, the more we will pay in interest. Most of the federal budgets being proposed do not have the ability to repay our foreign debts.
It's time for our Country to be run in a business manner and not like it's a big game of Monopoly. Unlike Monopoly this is not a game, the money is real and the consequences are real. 
The fun and games are over...
it's time to get back to reality and face the facts, 
Our Country Is Broke!

Tea Party Deanie