We Aren’t Lucky Enough for a Government Shut Down
By The Daily Bell Staff - January 13, 2018

Oh no! Another looming “government shutdown,” what are we going to do?!

We should be so lucky.

People talk about bipartisanship like it’s a good thing. But the point of Congress was never to get stuff done. The point was the make sure that only important stuff got done.

President Calvin Coolidge said, “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”

Bipartisanship got the U.S. $20 trillion in debt. Bipartisanship got wars in the middle east, NSA spying, a trillion dollar per year welfare state, and yearly deficits from $450 billion to $1.4 trillion. (Fun fact: the fiscal year 2017 budget deficit was $666 billion.)

If the government actually “shut down” the American people might actually get some relief.

The Washington Post offers this analysis:

Trying to fund the government on a budget is hard. Trying to fund the government under a strict budget law that automatically cuts spending anytime you break your budget is nearly impossible.

That’s why both sides say it’s a priority to find a way to lift mandatory spending cuts put in place with the 2011 budget deal. But Republicans are focused on raising the limits for military spending to give Trump his requested increase of about $100 billion. Democrats are demanding a dollar-for-dollar raise on domestic spending, too.

Really? Hard? Impossible? What is the plan here? To keep this fantasy going until it all collapses?

Members of Congress talk tough trying to strong arm the other side into accepting their preferred version of bloated oversized government.

Democrats insist that more disaster relief funds go to states and territories affected by last year’s hurricanes and wildfires. They also want to use their votes as leverage to protect illegal immigrants minors from deportation.

Trump, on the other hand, insists on funding for a border wall in exchange for letting “dreamers” stay in the country. America has the largest military budget on earth, the size of the next ten countries combined. Yet Trump also insists this budget item needs to grow.

No one is interested in going through the government and finding redundant and unneeded programs to cut. No one wants to trim expenditures, tighten the belt, or root out waste. This despite trillions of dollars of spending from various agencies spent without any accounting record of what that money paid for.

But there is another take here. These Senators and Representatives obviously think their jobs are very important and the government is quite necessary. Yet they are willing to deny Americans the alleged lifeblood of society for a few measly concessions?

As a South Park character says in one episode, “We’re the USDA! Without us, people would be eating dirt… and chairs.”

Politicians’ actions betray the truth. Either their behavior is an unacceptable hostage situation of the American people. They are holding the American people, who need the government, for ransom.

Or it is the temper tantrum of bratty children.

Either way, they should all be fired. They should be sent to their rooms, and never allowed to run for public office again. And we can go on without a functioning government until after the midterm elections.

Unfortunately, that won’t happen. They will either reach a bipartisan agreement that is terrible for the American people, or the government will “shut down” until they do. “Shut down” truly meaning furlough fewer than a third of government employees, who will all get back pay once the issue is resolved.

Like the “shut down” in 2013, they might even spend more money closing down open-air parks and monuments, just to make their point to the American people.

This government will lumber on no matter what the clowns in Congress do.

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  • CCblogging

    No DACA! Shut It Down!

    • Don Duncan

      No rulers (govt.)! Shut it down by refusing to self-enslave (obey authority) or submit to robbery (tax) and regulation. Try personal sovereignty, self-rule, self-governance, by a voluntary political paradigm.

      • NobodysaysBOO

        the last time the US CITIZENS went OUT ON STRIKE was when???

        • Don Duncan

          Striking is a ploy to get concessions, but it’s not striking at the root of the problem which is the political paradigm of initiation of force, threats, and fraud. I and others have rejected rule/rulers on principle. When enough join us a paradigm shift will begin. The old paradigm has failed since govt. began and it’s past time for humanity to grow up and be politically mature.

          • NobodysaysBOO

            I think the tea party in OLD BOSTON was a terrorist strike, not a real labor strike, like the Italians do, Americans can’t agree on anything important, like it says, they just yell at us until we stop asking.

          • NobodysaysBOO

            striking to get concessions, then a boycott would be kill the host?
            we never did a nationwide strike it could work lol

        • Fraser

          Tax strikes could work but it won’t shut them down. In fact, they’ll probably print even more USD for themselves and shut the people down (in prison). Hey wait, we already are in prison! But at least we will be safe from “terrorists” (despite 1000X more people dying from poverty and own police).

      • autonomous

        Bravo! Preach it, brother.

      • Arrow

        Well said. Did it 6+ years ago and have never been more satisfied. Clarity is beautiful.

      • Gods Creation

        And get yourself an ANSIS id, for FREE, so when the government criminals ask you who you are you can tell them and prove it.

  • “No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”

    This is one of thousands of inherent consequences of the constitutional framers’ usurpation of Yahweh’s exclusive legislative authority, per Isaiah 33:22 and James 4:12.

    Instead of recognizing Yahweh’s sovereignty over America and thereby His moral law as supreme, they turned the government over to We the People, the majority of whom, according to Matthew 7:13-14, are in the broad way leading to destruction.

    Dumb idea! Just where do you suppose the elected representatives of the broad-way folk are going to take America? Perhaps to the precipice of moral depravity and destruction, precisely where America finds herself today!?!

    For more regarding this stupid decision that changed the Christian character and biblical course of America, see Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt3.html.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

    • James Clander

      Your Religious Nonsense adds NOTHING to the article above.
      Best to keep YOUR private delusions to yourself -no need to share.

      • James, thanks for responding and I especially appreciate your testimony to the inspiration and veracity of the Bible, especially 1 Corinthians 1:18-28 and 2:12-14.

        • James Clander

          Obvious Nut Case

          • Some say I am a fool.
            And this I say is true.
            I am a fool for Christ.
            But whose fool are you?

          • olde reb

            If you are a follower of Christ (Jesus), I assume you see his life as a resistance to actions of the Sanhedrin, particularly the confiscating, under Roman contract, taxes for Rome.

      • rouge1

        Looks like a SNOWFLAKE got triggered.

      • Number 6

        I personally see no difference between religion and government, in each case its a bunch of con artists believing they know more than anyone else, about how we should all live our lives, and believes (or pretends depending of how deep the level of delusion) it has the “authority” to impose its beliefs on others through force fraud or coercion.
        In fact its the religious elite who are behind the fraud that is government in the first place and still control it today, and we all know which religion controls most of the banks and the media don’t we.

        • olde reb

          The ultimate force in religion is the individual. He cannot be forced to part with his possessions.
          Government can confiscate that which it covets.
          The essential distinction is the center of power.

    • dauden

      What do YOU know about the Bible? You’re stuck in OT Hebrew laws. Ever heard of Romans thru Philemon and the revelation of the mystery given to the Apostle Paul? Catch up with what God is doing today according to his grace to all men, everywhere (I Tim 2:4 KJV)……not that this is the forum for that.

      • Thanks for responding Dauden from the Apostles Paul and John?

        Did you ever read the following?

        “…truth [is] in the law.” (Romans 2:20)

        “…by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)

        “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” (Romans 3:31)

        “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Romans 7:12)

        “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Romans 8:7)

        “Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.” (1 Corinthians 7:19)

        “But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.” (1 Timothy 1:8)

        “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3)

        “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4)

        “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.” (1 John 5:2)

        “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:3)

        “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)

        “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” (Revelation 14:12)

        For more on how Yahweh’s immutable moral law applies and should be implemented today, see free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html.

        • olde reb

          I am sure that you recognize Romans was written by a prosecuting attorney ??

  • NobodysaysBOO

    At the current rate of deportations the MAGA removals will take around 190 YEARS!!!!
    Shut down the PENTAGONE!!!

    • rouge1

      Exactly they can’t even repel the invasion from 3rd world countries.

      • NobodysaysBOO

        the angry US CITIZENS can do the job in a WEEK!!!

  • Don Duncan

    Editorial correction: “Either…American people, e.g., they…ransom, or…children.”

  • Quisno Rodonovich

    remove this damndest spot ! When do politicians start understanding that their clay is no different than ours.

    • As long as they can get way with it, simple as that !

      Until we all take action and demand accountability nothing much can or will change. This is why we must utilize the Trump momentum as much as possible !

  • Joel W

    Bipartisanship is one of the worst things that can happen in government. 99.9% of laws passed either cost taxpayers more money, strip away more liberties, or both. Congressional gridlock is a gift from God.

    As for government shutdown, I love that when it happens, ‘non-essential’ federal employees are the first to get laid off. If they are non-essential, WTF do they have a job for in the first place? Proof positive the federal government is extremely bloated and needs to be reduced to its original intended size and duties. Which that alone would ‘pay’ for the tax cuts. There is nothing the feds can do that the individual States cannot do better.

  • gsp9993

    Indeed. I was with the National Park Service in 2013 when the shutdown occurred. Everyone stayed home. Nothing more than another vacation since we all still got paid. I tried to not accept it, but was forced to keep the money that I did not earn.

  • What a joke it all is, both sides use it as a scare tactic and it works for the fools. Shut it all down as far as I am concerned , there will be no problem, maybe far less problems ! Trump should institute a reverse attrition policy and establish a 50% reduction target as a cost savings device and goal to unwind the beast !

  • david reutter

    Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, best we can hope for

  • olde reb

    It is written: “Bipartisanship got the U.S. $20 trillion in debt. ” WRONG !!

    The Federal Reserve system was foisted on the US Public by bribes of congress-critters, arm-twisting, and nefarious acts during a recess. It is alleged the act installed a Ponzi scheme that has imposed a fraudulent $20T debt and embezzled that amount for the benefit of Wall Street (Rothschild) bankers. Ref. https://ppjg.me/2017/11/09/fiscal-bliss-ignorance-is-bliss/