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Government Shutdown? Hold The Cheer For A Twinkling Of Fear

Posted on | November 8, 2010 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Caffeinated Thoughts calls attention to Eric Cantor on Fox, alluding to difficult decisions the 112th Congress will have to make. Think Progress has gone sub-orbital, alluding to the 1994 shutdown of government:

It’s difficult to exaggerate just how harmful a shutdown or default would be for the United States and its economy. A “shutdown” occurs when Congress fails to appropriate money to fund the federal agencies. As a result, nearly every federal employee is sent home, including the officials who cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid checks. In other words, by threatening a shutdown, Cantor is holding the incomes of millions of American seniors hostage unless Obama complies with his petty demands.

What a stone cold crock of fertilizer. Is anyone unaware that Congress, which is supposed to hold the power of the purse, is a cuckold to the Federal Reserve. Quantitative Easing 2 may not exactly be the lethal dose, this time, but who the ____ voted for Bernanke, and why is so much power held by a shadowy organization? End the Fed, or at least audit the pusher, before the really bad dope makes the national head ‘splode.
So bring on the shutdown. The junkie is just going to have to deal with withdrawal. Sooner is better than later. We should cheer renewed sobriety and responsibility from government, and let the media wand of fear bounce off us.


13 Responses to “Government Shutdown? Hold The Cheer For A Twinkling Of Fear”

  1. RG
    November 8th, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    What I remember from the ’94 “shutdown” was the media desperately searching for somebody who noticed.