Sunday, January 21, 2018

Huh?

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So let me get this straight.

Congress cannot do their jobs, one of which is providing money to operate essential government services in the form of a budget.

Some in Congress want to shut things down so that people in this country under a special program can stay. Now wasn't that an Executive Order from the Obummer then rescinded by the Donald? I'm confused, what the Hell does Congress have to do with that?

When was the last time the Congress of this here United States did their job and passed a budget. A budget, not some continuing resolution thing to keep things running while the politicians play politics.

April of 2009. That's when. Almost nine years ago.

And the Congress-critters are blaming the President? Seriously?

I had an email from one of my senators (lower case is intentional) explaining that. Seems that in a Democrat controlled state, which Little Rhody is, there is no truth to be had. The media continues to toe the party line, the elites lie to us, and no one here has a bloody clue.

Odd that.

Hey Congress, pass a budget, send it to the President so he can sign it or veto it. Until you do that, why are you blaming the guy in the White House?

Isn't it that simple?

I dunno, I just dunno. Some people's kids...

Meanwhile...





44 comments:

  1. It all seems so simple, does it not? Makes me want to punch someone. I've got a list...

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    1. I'm betting I have a similar list. Probably the same names!

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  2. Did they even ATTEMPT to build a budget? If not, that ought to be grounds for a recall.

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    1. When would they do that? Tough to fit in actual work when you're pontificating to the media.

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  3. But Congresscritters make sure THEY get paid during the shutdown eh? Funny how that works. Rules for thee but not for me.

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    1. Odd too how most of the voting public forgets that come election time.

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  4. I got it Friday night. I think it's time to take a serious look at retirement.

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    1. Yup, saw that. Not good, not good at all.

      And whatever breaks you get under the new tax plan, California wants to steal that as well!

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    2. Once again---

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8GqxheOX9s

      First--

      http://thehill.com/latino/369701-calif-ag-warns-businesses-not-to-share-employee-info-with-ice

      ---and as Sarge stated--

      http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-democrats-want-businesses-to-give-half-12508742.php

      So, lemme get this straight---kalifornia decides to actively obstruct federal law, and at the same time has no problem stealing federal tax money from businesses. Nice.

      The 'New California' folks are doing it wrong. They should keep the name California. The remainder should be named Baja North.

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  5. All because a few want to put illegal aliens ahead of American citizens.

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  6. The president develops a budget proposal and presents it to the congress early in the year. In both the House and the Senate the appropriations committees apportion the president’s request to the subcommittee that covers that area of the executive branch. Subcommittees hold extensive hearings with administration witnesses and develop an appropriations bill that covers their area (Defense appropriations, State Justice appropriations…etc) and then, after approval by the full appropriations committee, the various appropriations bills (there are usually 13 of them) are sent to the House, or the Senate for approval.
    The House of Representatives completed action on ALL appropriations bills before the start of the current fiscal year on 1 October 2017.
    In the Senate, however, all of the appropriations bills are stalled in the appropriations committee. Senate Republicans say the problem has been caused because Senate Democrats, under the leadership of Chuck Schumer, have exercised their rights under the rules of the senate to demand thirty hours of debate on the floor of the senate on every single Trump appointment. This is extremely unusual and has apparently been done with the sole purpose of impeding senate action on virtually all other important business. Repeatedly we have seen appointees approved by votes in the order of 95 to 5 which indicates that the appointee was not controversial and the full thirty hours of debate was done only to block the senate from actually doing their constitutional job.
    As someone who worked in the Congress for many years, in both the minority and the majority, I am a firm believer in protecting the rights of the minority. And I was in the room when Senator Robert C Byrd (D-WV) warned other Democratic senators against changing the filibuster rule. Byrd, who served both as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and as Majority Leader, said that the rule was there to protect the minority, not to be used as a club to block the will of the majority on everything. But, he warned, if the rules were routinely abused by the minority, then they should be changed.
    I think that Schumer is guiding the Democrats perilously close to that point where the president and the public are demanding that the Congress do its job and legislate. If the only way to cause that to happen is to change the Senate rules and allow the majority to move legislation then that rules change become highly likely.

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    1. Very interesting (and frustrating) insight. I'm going to share this point with some of my friends. Thanks for adding that to the conversation.

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    2. Thanks for the details Dave, good to know.

      Schumer is perilously close to losing both his credibility and (hopefully) his seat in the Senate.

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    3. Amen- The marginally functional House managed to get all 13 appropriations bills passed for the first time in a decade, so the Senate is totally at fault, specifically Schmucky Schumer. Why are we not hearing Trump and McConnell damning his obstructionism every single day (and twice on Sunday)?

      Congress gets paid because those SOB's passed a law making their pay a "permanent appropriation" not dependent on an annual appropriations bill being passed. That needs to change. In fact, not a single member of Congress should be paid anything at all for any day of a fiscal year in which budget and appropriations have not been passed prior to 1 October- not a dime, and not a dime retroactively!

      And, not a single "non-essential federal employee" who is not actually working should be paid for any day the government is "shut down" and they are ordered not to work. No retroactive paid vacations, dammit!

      Schumer is despicable scum, but he is damn good at what he does, as was Dirty Harry Reid.

      Watch the "DACA fix" for the small number (few hundred thousand!) of DACA "kids" turn into a massive amnesty program for many millions of "dreamers" who are the younger illegal aliens.... and nothing to prevent chain migration of their entire damn villages of relatives.

      Our country is very nearly lost, destroyed from within by evil corrupt politicians whose only goal is perpetuation of their own power by making generations of low information voters dependent on them for "free stuff." LBJ successfully did it for (or to) the blacks in the 1960s, and Schumer et al are doing it for (or to) Hispanics now. And the stupid party is afraid to criticize because they afraid the NY Time and Wash Compost will not like them.
      John Blackshoe

      A pox on all of them!

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    4. Schumer lost his credibility long ago. I can agree with the hopeful part of your reply Sarge.

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    5. Our President, Donald Trump (gosh, I love typing that) is politely pushing the 50+1 concept via Twitter as a way of sticking it in the eye of the obstuctionists. The fact that the minority party has been delaying everything for no reason at all other than sniveling and whining sickens me. I hope the President's idea sinks into our senators' pin heads and gets done. The days of the minority acting like a 5 year old at Toys-R-Us should be over.

      In earlier, more civilized times, there'd be dueling and sword fights all over Capital Hill right now.

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    6. Schumer being ousted from the Senate? " Glorious, Glorious! ". as the Romulan Centurion said in Balance of Power.

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    7. There are rumblings from the hinterlands!

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  7. Being in Govt service as you know, and not considered "essential" to the functioning of my command, I'm on an unpaid vacation. The stupidity of it though is that once a spending bill is passed, I'll get all the money back from the time I was supposed to be at work. Politics used to interest me, now it disgusts me.

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    1. What do they consider "essential"? Certainly the people who do the actual work right? But I know that's not the case.

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  8. Debbie Reynolds (doorkeeper)January 21, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Build the wall and drop Congress on the other side.

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  9. What is really interesting is that even the Lame Stream Media is against the Dems this time. Curiouser and Curiouser.

    And for your listening pleasure, check out the official White House phone message in the accompanying article. It is to die for. I think the current administration has more cajones than even Teddy Roosevelt would ever want.

    http://mashable.com/2018/01/20/white-house-government-shutdown-away-message/#1KmsNkKaEkqa

    And, yeah, something funny about one party holding the nation hostage over a bunch of criminals. It's as if they expect that the now recently reported 3.2 million of the little darlings will, gosh darned it, vote for the party that supports their criminal activity.

    It is nice that the current administration is trying to keep as many things open as possible, rather than acting like a spoiled child as in 2013 over closing the Washington Mall and other national parks and attractions.

    It is almost like we have adults in the White House.

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    1. Yes, we do have adults in the White House, finally. Too bad they are thin on the ground over on Capitol Hill.

      Wow, Mashable, lib much?

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    2. It was the only place I could find the message after I found it on another site last night. Played the message for Mrs. Andrew and she laughed for minutes.

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    3. For those out there who get sick going to a lefty site, here's one from the Gateway Pundit (which is where I first heard it.)

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/boom-white-house-voicemail-trolls-dems-cant-take-call-right-now-congressional-dems-holding-funding-hostage-audio/

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    4. The White House is not pulling it's punches on this one. Good. I love having a government that fights for me, rather than against me.

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  10. Fun reading all the Progressive vapors over the White House phone message. I love it!

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    L.J.

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    1. I got a kick out of that. But those people vote, which is scary.

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    2. As a friend of mine says all the time...

      The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.

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  11. Democrats are anti-American communist a**holes.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

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    1. Well, since the head of the US Communist party said back in the 50's or 60's that they didn't have to run any more candidates for office as the Democrats have taken over all the commie political points, well, your statement is verifiably true.

      Fracking commie a##wipes. International Socialists all, as long as the party elite are rich, own many houses, keep everything for themselves.

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