WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 ― The Federal Government is heading towards a crisis. On September 30th, the continuing resolution that has funded the government will expire.
Unless Congress passes a new continuing resolution, the government will shut down.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was on the talk show circuit on Sunday to warn that President Obama will not sign any budget bill that slashes spending, nor will he negotiate with Republicans on spending cuts in exchange for raising the national debt ceiling.
In short, we have the Imperial Obama Presidency. Obama has often, longingly spoken about how he wished he had the powers of a dictator. Now he is dictating to Republicans in Congress. He is telling them it is his way or the highway.
It is time the Republicans told him to hit the highway.
Obama continues to spend money on everything but what we really need to spend money on. Civilian employees of the Department of Defense and National Guardsmen are furloughed while Obama racks up frequent flier miles on Air Force One. He promises billions to create new Solyndras in Africa while he tries to maximize the pain from the sequester budget cuts in America.
Obama cannot open the White House for tours, yet we can send millions in aid to terrorists in the Middle East who hate America.
Obamacare is already turning into a train wreck and it has not even been implemented yet. If Romneycare is any guide, we will find out that it will cost America trillions of dollars, destroy our healthcare system and bankrupt America.
In Obama’s first term, the United States borrowed more money than it had during the terms of the first forty-three Presidents.
At some point, debt has to be paid. Look at Greece, Spain, and the other nations of southern Europe. Their debt has come due and they can’t pay it. It has destabilized their nations. For that matter, look at Detroit. Detroit is America’s future if the GOP rolls over again.
Much of the Republican leadership lives in fear of a government shutdown. They believe the myth that the Republicans lost the last time the government was shut down in 1995.
In the 1996 elections, the Republicans, who supposedly were destroyed by the government shutdown, gained seats in the Senate and kept control of the House of Representatives. If the GOP had nominated someone slightly more alive that Bob Dole, Bill Clinton might have been a one-term President.
In 1995, when the government was last shut down, the conservative media of today did not exist. The liberal media had a virtual monopoly and did their best to spin the government shut down as the fault of the Republicans. They manufactured the story that Newt Gingrich lost the fight against Bill Clinton.
We have seen a preview of the government shutdown. Obama and the Democrats warned the sequester that came about in March would be the end of the world. They came close to claiming that government would collapse.
Now, almost five months later, no one is really noticing the sequester. Obama is furloughing some government workers to try and make the cuts painful, but that is about it.
A government shut down is the nightmare scenario for the Democrats, not the Republicans. If the government is shut down, the American people will realize how little they need the government for their everyday lives and suddenly cutting government will seem perfectly reasonable.
For the big government liberals, this is the scenario that cannot be allowed to happen. They will try anything they can to stop that from happening.
Republicans, for once, need to grow a spine. Republicans need to demand that Obamacare be defunded and some sensible budget cuts be made.
If Obama refuses to go along, then it is game on.
When government shuts down, it will be the Democrats, not the Republicans who are the big losers.
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