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It may strike some as strange to state a partial government shutdown is a good problem to have.  Such a statement would take most aback, especially when today’s American society has been lulled in a stupor on focusing on the here and now.  This stupor has led to complacency, apathy and a lost sense of history.  It is only when looking at the shutdown from much larger and far broader historical perspective, that an unprejudiced and bipartisan clarity be attained.  Today, the Obama Administration has singly drawn our attention to the “Republican shutdown.”  Their strategy is that of the President’s; “blame the Right” and the people, now lacking the ability to self assess and self educate, will blindly follow – and they have. 

While watching the news covering the partial shutdown this weekend, things fell into perspective.  Eric Cantor emerged from the chambers and in his opening sentence declared the Democrats were at fault.  Shortly thereafter, Nancy Pelosi emerged and immediately blamed the Republicans.  More of the same nonsense.  It was not until President Obama spoke that truth rang with the aforementioned clarity.  He stated that the government was in a shutdown because of the House Republicans’ stubbornness.  In the same sentence and in the same breath, the President stated that he would not sit with Republicans and the shutdown would remain in effect until the Republicans gave him the exact budget that he wanted with no attached stipulations.  He insisted that he would not settle for anything less than his specific demands and again blamed the Republicans for the shutdown.  Here is where Americans miss, have never fully understood, or have forgotten the obvious; America is a Constitutional Republic and is thus specifically designed to prevent such lineal and direct acquiescence of imperial polity.

While the public may in fact blame Republicans for the shutdown, they fail to understand that it is House of Representatives’ constitutional responsibility to assure the powers of government remain dispersed and are not solely and exclusively under the authority of any singular individual named as President of the United States.  What President Obama wants is to increase the debt ceiling by 1 trillion dollars with no stipulations while the House wishes to apply stipulations to the debt ceiling increase.  Because the House did not bow down to President Obama’s attempt at imperial polity and upheld the values that founded American political influences, we now have a shutdown.  When reflecting back on the President’s words concerning the Republican’s role in the shutdown, it is the demand of the Obama Administration that the House acquiesces to both the legislative and fiscal intent of the President.  Again, America was created as a Constitutional Republic to permanently escape such tyranny.

We must remember why the Mighty Pine Tree once adorned the revolutionary Don’t Tread on Me flag.  The British government enacted regulation stipulating no citizen could cut down tall and straight trees, even if the tree were on their private property.  The government then cut down the tallest and straightest of trees for their naval fleet whether the tree was located on privately held or public land.  Being that people purchased property largely for the quality of trees contained within the land, revolution was enacted to dispel imperial polity and attain freedom from government overreach and excessive taxation.  More recently, President Obama spoke to this during our Independence holiday.  The President stated that he felt the Revolution of our forefathers was wrong and government should possess the ability to tax as it sees fit and not in accordance with constitutional authority or the people’s desires.  The historical context of the government shutdown is equally compelling.

The people have been fed very simplistic and sophomoric excuses for the shutdown.  Responsible are Republicans, right-wing extremists and even the racist intentions of not wanting the nation’s first Black President to have his way.  These are offered forth to shift the focus away from the 40-year history of government shutdowns.  There have been 17 shutdowns prior to the current, 15 of these shutdowns were at the hands of Democrats, not Republicans.  In fact, George W. Bush is the only president to not have served as President during a shutdown with a divided congressional body in the last 40 years.  On the short term, Americans only see the more recent absence of a shutdown.  Now that one has occurred, it is easy to sway Americans with disillusioned understandings of government and history to blame on the Party upholding the intent of a Constitutional Republic in order to thwart the reemergence of the governmental tyranny that drove the creation of America.  To give the President the budget he wants in the manner in which he wants it with no stipulations, solely because it is his demand, defies the role of the House of Representatives where budgetary assent is required and ultimate fiscal responsibility is bestowed under “trias politica,” or separation of power.  As much as President Obama admires Britain’s parliamentary power that prevents their upper chamber’s dissent from the ruling or winning party’s manifesto – we are not in Britain, and for good reason we have contrived a Constitutional Republic to ensure specific disseminations of power, which block such attempts at absolute rule.  Moreover, President Obama has tried to demand the House relinquish its constitutionally ascribed authority directly to the Office of the President of the United States.  The House, acting under the rule of law refused to relinquish this authority to the President.  The public do not see these basic, underlying separations for their historical significance and how they our vital to America today.

So yes, the shutdown is a good problem to have in that it prevents absolute power.  President Obama’s followers and supporters find fault only in who the President has directed them to find fault in.  The blame is placed upon the shoulders of the Republicans.  The Right, in their eyes, is therefore responsible for what has been closed due to the shutdown.  The failing here is the overlooked fact is the shutdown is partial - not complete.  This means the Obama Administration decides what remains open, what is closed, what is funded and what funding is stopped.

It was not the Republicans who decided death benefits would not be paid to the families of fallen military members serving abroad, it was the Obama Administration.  It was not the Republicans who decided to block people from stopping to view Mount Rushmore because “it is a National Monument and the government is closed” and therefore those driving by cannot pause to witness it, it was the Obama Administration.  It was not the Republicans who have forced people from their own homes because they live in a National Park, it was the Obama Administration.  It was not the Republicans who have blocked access to the Florida Bay to prevent fishermen from accessing 1,100 square miles of open ocean due to the shutdown while maintaining staff to police the ban, again it was the Obama Administration.  These choices are best described by a Biscayne Bay Park Service Ranger who stated, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” 

These actions are by selective choice, not by Republican force or any other entity besides that of the Obama Administration, which is largely “acting out” an Obama led temper tantrum at the people’s expense.  The Left refuses to acknowledge their choices in what aspects of government have been shutdown, but are quick to blame the other while fully and willfully denying the Obama Administration’s motives against a Constitutional Republic as it demands ever increasing control and power over the nation in ways that are beyond the historic understanding of the average American. 

Therefore, President Obama’s greatest power lies in the bias nature and intellectual weakness demonstrated by his support base.  Today, they would support the House of Representatives losing its fiscal power so that he, as President can have unmitigated and unconstitutional fiscal control.  However, should this exact control they want for Obama fall in the hands of Republicans – it is only then that they would see error in what is happening today and why separation of powers are important to the American way of life.

One thing is brutally clear, people are not happy with debt ceiling increase.  Everyone seems to be upset about it.  Obama’s approval has dropped, the GOP has garnered considerable blame for the debacle, all while the fewest number of Americans ever recorded are stating America is on the right track.  The rhetorical game playing conducted by the political elite has come with appropriate consequence.  The people have grown tired of the natal political approach to very serious issues, the sophomoric name calling by those selected by the people to lead by example, and are now weary of the gross fiscal incompetence demonstrated by government.  Good for Americans, it is about time the masses have awakened to their new reality.  Oddly, many are upset for the wrong reasons!  This entire week has been spent assessing the discontent and at times correcting even correcting it.

Imagine if you will, a young single mother attending college while working full time, struggling to make ends meet today in order to get ahead tomorrow who decides she is going to purchase a new car next year.  She selects a top of the line Porsche that will cost her $175K knowing she cannot afford it.  To rationalize this irrational spending, she opts to target her own young children and puts them to work walking dogs, babysitting and doing chores for the elderly within the neighborhood so she can take those earnings to “offset” the economic damage she is about to inflict upon her family and household.  Her sisters then intervene and demand she not increase her household spending knowing it will eventually lead to complete fiscal collapse in that the spending is unsustainable.  To placate her family, she opts instead to purchase a $100K BMW.  To exculpate this phenomenal and still unsustainable INCREASE in spending, she explains her decision to buy the BMW saves her $75K!  AND HER SISTERS FALL FOR THIS HIGHLY FLAWED ECONOMIC LOGIC!! 

Clearly, nothing is being “cut (or saved),” and spending is increasing astronomically.  Yet, part of the discontentment is the “cuts.”  It is not a cut!  It is the slowed growth of government’s role in “supporting” the people.  In short, this means the rate of governmental dependency has eased from its prior established schedule, but they continue to grow nonetheless.  As with the single mother, this money does not have to be spent (keeping in mind, not spending money you do not have does not equal "saving," nor does it meet the common definition of fiscal "cut").  Just as she insisted upon spending it, government has done the same.  People concerned about “cuts” need not be.  Your government has just supported your desire of runaway and reckless spending.  To placate the people not economically savvy enough to understand this perverse form of fiscal fascism, they just call it a “cut” in a blatant disregard of American cognitive ability.  Sad. 

Democrats, especially older Democrats, are highly upset about Medicare “cuts.”  (See above).  However, there exists, as usual with many Democrats and their unyielding allegiance to Obama, an anti-GOP resentment that spawns its own double standard.  The Ryan Medicare plan to establish “cuts” to the program has drawn an incredible amount criticism.  Okay, blinded Obama supporting mindless Modern Liberals, ask yourselves this; why is the Ryan plan even on the table today? 

It is on the table because Obama has egregiously failed in all matters fiscal.  Look at it this way.  The last fiscal task Obama fully completed was the stimulus!  Not so much as a completed FY budget followed!  Now, understanding this aptitude of personal agenda prioritization over needed fiscal responsibility, ask your marginally minded self; why he could accomplish passing the stimulus on a package that not one single elected official was granted the chance to read in full, but could not oversee the passing of a single budget?  (Answer in a moment).  These budget lapses evolved into a debt ceiling debate.  Here, we have no budgets passed in more than 800 days followed by a demanding of the people more money be spent.  It gets worse. 

The debt ceiling debate never really ended.  All they have done was pass the buck by creating a “Super Congress” that will convene on the debt ceiling issue NEXT FISCAL YEAR!  In doing so, they raised the debt ceiling.  Not even 48 hours later, the federal government set a new spending record.  (Tough to blame Bush for that, but you will figure out a way to do it).  As Savage said on the debt debate, the nation has been “hoodwinked.”  Because Obama FAILED yet again on budget issues, the door was reopened for the Ryan plan that Leftists seem to hate so much.  Obama allowed this because he wanted to SPEND TODAY, before Congress could implement any changes in the spending structure.  Silly, silly, foolish, gullible people.  It is timely to mention at this juncture, the passing of FY budgets contain changes in spending structure; something Obama has side stepped since he has been in office.  (The answer to the above non-rhetorical question).  But no, many are pissed at Ryan because he wants to “cut” Medicare.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  First, the door was opened for Ryan before America's very eyes, and yes, America has been played by the Progressive Idol.  However, I digress, if a person is pissed at Ryan (and the words against him were HEATED and laden with HATE); why are they not pissed at Obama?  Not for passively and deceptively allowing the Ryan plan come to the fruition of opportunity, but for the Medicare and Medicaid cuts that OBAMA SOUGHT?!  That’s right, Obama sought cuts to your beloved program, but you hate Ryan for doing what your leader has attempted to do because he from another Party!  You are a shameful and prejudicial American blinded to reality through your own ignorance.  (Someone has to tell you the truth).  Perhaps now, more will seek complete sources of news information that tell you what you need to hear and not just what Obama wants you to hear.  Follower, pull up your skirt, grab your balls and demonstrate some independent thought already!

Back to our beloved single mother.

The bank supports her deficit spending because they wish to control her household externally.  For her, this is fine because she wants to spend at all costs.  Slowly over time, the bank moves in taking control of one room at a time while allowing her to live in her house, but under their rules in the rooms they have seized.  Her children then fall under control of the bank as she falls further and further into debt.  Her household slowly falls into a sinking, economic failure.  Her neighbors debate to help, but become afraid of the risk.  They watch her lose her SOVEREIGNTY to debt.  The home she lives in increasingly falls under the control of her creditor whom has assumed the debt in order to weaken her economic independence.  To not assume her debt meant she would have been forced to curtail her spending.  Her fiscal prudence would have strengthened her household over time allowing her unlimited access to future economic growth and opportunity.  She was an ever-willing victim of economic sabotage.  Had she kept on track, though a modest lifestyle at first, she could have progressed.  In her spending binge, she not only lost control of everything, she lost her children to her debt as they will ultimately foot the bill because her spending made them wards of the bank while living under their own roof.  

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This was not a single Party effort.  Both Parties have designed an America that is owned and controlled by the interests of those whom we are fiscally and specially indebted.  American's individual economic freedom is being removed as citizens increasingly become wards of the special interest bank.  The dollars spent today represent the land's fleeting economic future, not today’s government losses.  Slowly, Americans are awakening to this nightmare, but they are caught blaming the other while ignoring the faults of their own.

Republicans blame Democrats and Democrats blame Republicans.  Interestingly, they say the EXACT SAME THINGS ABOUT EACH OTHER!  “How Republicans ruined the economy.”  “How Democrats have put their interests before the economic needs of the people.”  We can go on and on and in every phrase, accusation and claim, one could interchange the words Democrat and Republican.  They all however, culminate into this fill in the blank assertion against the other.  “_______ s hate America!”  Have you stopped to think both sides may be Correct?  Such a statement sounds extreme because of the rhetorical and largely inappropriate use of the word “hate.”  It is not that a given Party “hate”(s) America, it is that they are now so far removed from American civil objectives, they have now FORSAKEN  America.  Try this on for size.  “Democrats have forsaken America.”  Nice fit huh?  (Good thing this is not the OJ trail).  If we say that for Democrats, we can effectively establish the same for Republicans.  Their agenda items differ, but the fiscal tools to enable their agendas remain the same.  Spend more!  This is why both Parties have allowed the deficit spending to continue.

The fiscal problem is easily solvable.  Trouble is, we simply lack the QUALITY of elected class needed to solve it.  They solely wish to spend, just as our single mother has failed her children, the collective political class will fail their constituents.  We see this in the other while denying its existence in those whom we support.  If Ryan is wrong for seeking to cut Medicare, Obama is equally wrong.  If Bush was wrong for increasing the deficit spending (which the WHOLE WORLD agrees upon) Obama is MORE wrong for criticizing it in order to perpetuate the spending while further failing to pass budgets in order to retain spending structures existing since Bush’s final year.  You ain’t slick B.O., I know what you have been up to you naughty boy you! … wait, I said boy… was that racist of me?!  Idiots.

As this brings us to today, BOTH sides have presented debt ceiling increases backed by a plan that HAS YET TO BE DEVELOPED!  Foolish and yet some still back what is happening.  What they actually support is the economic thievery of their own offspring.  Those, whom have found voice to protest it, seem to be protesting based upon the inaccuracies presented by the side they support.  In short, they are protesting the very thing their side is doing, has done, has tried to do, or is planning to do.  The two sides are largely one in the same when it comes to spending.

The shopping list differs a bit, but they have committed themselves to spending.  America's future has already been spent, they are now working on Jr.’s and the III’s future.  I highly suggest that the blinders of party affiliation be removed until such a time that Liberal vs. Conservative values are truly at play.  Today, on this issue, that is simply not the case.  Cut the BS, wake up, self educate and start looking at this for what it actually is.  You cannot pull the party line on this one because pulling it makes you the problem, not the solution.

Ahhh.  I feel better now.