From an e-mail I got earlier this week. Interesting hypothesis. Storming the Barricades in Washington
I have worked in the government on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours. I gotta believe that! Unless the Prez can cut all the red tape.
In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-"this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown.
There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or freight companies.
This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.
People do not realize just what we are dealing with! Some of at Rantburg do, Bub!
Holodomor - literally means 'Death by hunger'. Millions died during the 'man made' famine in the Ukrane in 1933-34. Some claim it was a deliberate act of the Soviet Government to crush Ukrainian nationalism.
D *** NG IT, I'M NOT SHOCKED, I TELL YA, I'M NOT SHOCKED!
As I'd said times before, one way to justify or validate the future OWG + NAU, etc. that no American = Amerikan voted for nor been asked to is having or forcing World Govts-States to rely + depend on one another just for the sake of simple survival - THE MORE ANARCHY + CHAOS, ETC, THE BETTER FOR OWG + "GLOBALISM".
Starting in 2015 thru 2047? [2020-2047]when the Sun will repor explode in the "Mother/GrandDaddy of all Solar Flares" causing Global temps to "go off the charts", I.E. WHEN "SEMI-INTEGRATED", SEMI-FEDERAL OWG GOES FULLY INTEGRATED + FULLY FEDERAL!
D *** NG IT, AMERIKA, AS GOOD GLOBALISTS YOU M-U-S-T STARVE YOUR KIDS FOR THE FUTURE BENEFIT OF THEIR KIDS!
Now wid RFID CHIPS for that Kindler, Gentler, DOMESTIC DRONE STRIKE - YEAH!
On the Democratic side of the aisle, two thirds (67 percent) say it is absolutely essential to raise the debt limit by Thursday. These numbers show the Democrats under more pressure than Republicans to strike a deal: Democratic constituents think their leaders need to and must come to an agreement, Republican constituents feel less overall urgency about raising the debt limit in the next two days. I don't think I believe that, or they are better actors than I give them credit for.
According to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of self-identified "Tea Party Republicans" believe the debt limit does not need to be raised at all. More broadly, the poll found that just over half (51 percent) of the whole public believe raising the debt ceiling in the next two days is "essential" while 36 percent say nothing serious will happen if lawmakers fail to act. I think it didn't need to be raised, if we had a Congress worth spit and a leader who was not intent on making the US a third-world country. But now, it is too late. The linked article, BTW, has a decidedly different slant, mocking the Tea Partiers - "arguing, falsely, that the United States will not default nor will economic catastrophe result if the debt ceiling is not raised." I have not been able to pay my bills before - not all of them. I paid the important ones and did not "default". Others got delayed until I could adjust. Too simple a concept for Congress and the media.
If your political power/influence is directly tied to dispersal from the public Treasury, you can understand the underlying belief of 'doom' by the Donks. Unfortunately, the reality is that the party does end either in a Wiemar inflation with worthless paper or a collapse of the ability of the central government to support the flagrant spending.
Too many of our politicians pander to the voters and don't base their actions on the principles embodied in the Constitution. Instead, they have engendered the "hungry baby robin" syndrome in a larger and larger segment of the voting population. The cry from this segment of the populace is "Where's my boodle?" The elitist politicians willingly trade government dispersed largesse for votes to continue their lifetime posh government jobs with all the perks and exclusions from the laws they pass. But then, I am probably being cynical today.
Not increasing the debt limit is the way to control spending. It will happen sooner or later. Either the market will say no more, or we can demonstrate self-discipline. This is a good tactic for the Republicans and they should wash, rinse and repeat every time the executive wants to run up more debt. They just need to do it in a more organized, unified fashion. I hope the post-Boehner leadership will find a way to bring the trunks together so they have a unified front, at least in the house. There's really no hope for senate rinos like McPain and Grahamnesty. But they are also unnecessary for the tactic to work.
The "DOOM" they fear is the mid-term elections, "VOTE FOR NOBODY, A CLEAN SLATE".
(No Democrats)they want to steal, well let them starve without a job.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
10/16/2013 19:11 Comments ||
The 14th Amendment says the US m-u-s-t pay its debts, which IMO should not + never be interpreted to mean perennially having Gross or Net Debt > Revenues at any time, or an un-balanced Budget - THAT GOVT. IS BEST whICH GOVERNS [e.g. spends] LEAST, CORRECT???
As a general rule, the only reason to have a "Debt Ceiling" is to engage in PORK = EXCESSIVE SPENDING, WHERE THE DEBT BROADLY OR SEPCIFICALLY ALWAYS GOES UP, NOT-N-NEVAR DOWN.
The US will never be truly out of excessive or prohibitive debt - AT BEST YOU CAN ARGUE CURRENT-VS-FUTURE-DEFAULT.
What that you say - what happens when the above collides wid SNAFU + FUBAR, ETC. collides wid Special Interest collides wid anti-US Globalism + OWG-NWO ...
* FREEREPUBLIC > [CNS.com] 150 STRAIGHT DAYS [ + counting]: TREASURY SAYS DEBT STILL STANDS AT US$16,699,396,000 [Trilyuhn].
US$16.75-16.8-PLUS, + even higher, as per various select Pert Klakulators.
* TOPIX > ANALYSIS: NO REASON FOR US TO RAISE DEBT DEILING EXCEPT PORK SPENDING.
* PRAVDA > SHOULD RUSSIA FORGIVE USA'S DEBT OF US$315.0BILYUHN [US$157.0B - same], + SELL ARCTIC?
Ditto the US vee CHINA as per any + all Unincorporated Territories e.g. GUAM + AMERICAN SAMOA??? ONE-HALF OF CONUS-NORAM???
* DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > [Telegraph Blogs]WATCH WHAT CHINA DOES WID US DEBT, NOT WHAT IT SAYS!?
* BREAKING DEFENSE > CHINA'S FEAR OF US MAY TEMPT THEM TO STRIKE PREEMPTIVELY: SINOLOGISTS.
Up to or including engaging in LIMITED NUCLEAR WAR = LIMITED TACTICAL NUCLAR WAR [LTNW].
The USA giving up East Asia + 1/2 of the Pacific because it $$$ can't afford to do anymore - TRUTH? or PRE-PLANNED = INTENTIONAL?
GOOD GLOBALISM = GOOD 1990'S CLINTONISM = after all, POTUS BILL BACK IN THE DAY SAID HE RLY RELY REELY REALLYRRREEEEEAAAAAAALLLLLLYYYYYY, D **** YOU, TOLD THE TRUTH WHEN HE KNOWINGLY + WILFULLY LIED + DECEIVED EVERYBODY!
LEST WE FERGIT, IT TWAS THE CLINTON ADMIN,NOT THE BAMMER ADMIN, WHOM SAID OR ARGUED THAT THE US "MUST BE RESTRAINED OR CONTROLLED".
D *** NG IT, MUST, MUST - spelled M-U-S-S - MUST!
The Bammer may be a US Democrat, but he's also a Marxist-Globalist.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Many conservatives view the past seven months of lower spending levels as one of their accomplishments in dealing with Obama and want to continue them. However...
But GOP defense hawks complain that the next round of automatic cuts falls almost entirely on the Pentagon, and many Republicans want to shift that burden to domestic programs.
Obama and Democrats would do away with them altogether, substituting new taxes and maybe some spending cuts elsewhere in their place. Let's get what we want into this package before Thursday, boys; we got 'em on the run!
In 2005, it cost the Treasury one dollar to produce 100 pennies. Today one dollar buys the Treasury about 42 pennies. That's why gas is not going to get cheaper. Commodities generally stay relative to each other. It's the paper funny money that loses value when the print it without backing. It's just another form of tax removing value from the product of your labor, skills, and entrepreneurship.
Of course the Dems do. They do not want to make any compromises. They believe the President should have the power of the purse. The Pubs better be careful or they will get rolled again. I hope they don't cave. Unfortunately, many of the voters only watch Obama press conferences, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and are not well-informed regarding what's going really on. The left seems to be winning the blame game (although how can one really tell with all the lies, distortions and bought polls put out by the left).
"I know she's running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer," Taylor said. "Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden." ...OK, so my metric is to vote for the candidate who has bedded more women than myself. Therefore, allow me to say "Hillary in 2016!" /s...
Brave Hillary who dodged live fire in Bosnia (and blame in Benghazi). There are far too many uninformed liberal voters out there who will vote for her because she would be the first female President. We know how well this went the last election. Can anyone name anything significant which she has accomplished as Secretary of State or the Senator from New York? Biden is being deep-sixed by the Party as a possible candidate. They must think he is too dim to be electable.
I don't think even the MSM can hide Biden's stupidity.
They hide BHO's, don't they? It just depends on how motivated they are. Biden's primary qualification for VP was that he wouldn't steal Bozo's thunder. Chosen precisely for his blandness. Worked out well, except for the dementia, which will only get worse. By the time 2016 rolls around, poor Joe will probably insist that he was in Abottabad with the SEAL team.
I mean, do you think anyone would do something that would result in a Biden presidency?
I dunno, LOL. Certainly, the nation would be better off with Joey sitting on the White House steps in his underwear, making decisions by flipping a coin. At least he'd be right half the time; and the other times, the damage would be random rather than calculated and systematic.
I'd rather live in Biden's America, than the one we have now. Surely I'm not the only one who's had the same thought.
[Wash Examiner] Senior executives from CGI Federal -- the company that won the Obamacare website contract -- enjoyed high-level access to top Obama administration officials, according to White House visitors' logs. Shocking! Bring me the Captain Louis Renault graphic at once !
CGI Federal is the U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group, the Canadian company based in Montreal that won the $93 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services in December 2011 to build Healthcare.gov, the main Obamacare web site.
Prior to the official award, senior CGI executives met with top White House officials and attended a number of invitation-only addresses by President Obama. So much for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and competitive bids.
According to the logs, CGI Federal President Donna Ryan visited the White House six times prior to her company being selected to do the IT design work behind the high-profile website. Bringing many gifts no doubt.
Obamacare costs is so high because it is tantamount to a covert US Debt, Deficit reduction or payment plan, AKA A PUBLIC PSEUDO-TAX, OR A TAX-BY-ANY-OTHER-NAME/DESCRIPTION.
Obamacare = legally or formally committing the US Mainstream = Taxpayers to paying off BOTH the National Debt + the COMING "GLOBAL DEBT" UNDER POST-2015 OWG NAU.
Remember, I've argued that the anti-US Globies + aligned intend to transfer a large part of the National Debt to the OWG NAU + related come 2015 or ASAP after, under the guise that Amerika's fellow NAU,etal Member-States [e.g. Mexico, Canada] will help to pay off the debt - WHAT IS NOT BEING SAID IS THAT MAINSTREAM AMERIKANS WILL STILL HAVE TO PAY OFF THE BULK OF NOT ONLY OUR FUTURE NEW OWG "GLOBAL DEBT" BUT THAT OF THE OTHER NAU, ETC. MEMBERS AS WELL, + OUR OTHER POST-2015 NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS AS WELL.
Obama care is not only immoral, but it is illegal + unconstitutinal because it commits americans = Amerikans to pay for a ...
> FUTURE TAX THAT HAS NOT BEEN SET OR MANDATED.
> VIOLATING NOT ONLY AMER SOVEREIGNTY BUT ALSO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE NAU, ETC STATES BECAUSE NAU HAS NOT BEEN FORMALLY OR PUBLICLY VOTED ON IN POPULAR VOTER REFERENDUM, NOR THE CONGRESS AS ASLO APPORVED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, BE IT IN 2013 OR AFTER JAN 2017.
America is once again being committed to anti-Constitutional, anti-Electoral, immoral + illegal "Globalism" + OWG-NWO widout being asked to vote on it, nor to explain why, nor to being given the truthful intentions.
E.G. INSTEAD OF BEING TOLD THAT THE US IS GIVING UP 1/2 OF THE PACIFIC AS DUE TO PRO-OWG, PRO-GLOBALIST WILFUL-N-DELIBERATE PRE-PLANNING, AMERIKANS WILL BE PCORRECTLY TOLD ITS BECAUSE THE USA IS GETTING WEAK + CAN'T ECONOMICALLY AFFORD TO BE A "SOLE" GLOBAL SUPERPOWER WID SAID "SUPERPOWER-STYLE" INTERESTS ANYMORE.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.