People who make our life better (researchers, meteorologists, park rangers) are INESSENTIAL. People who make life worse (surveillance, military, anyone with a weapon) are ESSENTIAL. Money for violence, little for services. For example,
The crumbling edifice of Government lies, unraveling before the world . . .
- 10+ Reasons the US Government Shutdown Is Just A Media Circus To Piss Off Americans
- Park Ranger admits being told to make life as difficult for people as possible
- NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress
Join me and say, “I do not condone this, I do not consent.”
Make the cuts as painful as possible on the American people and try to lay the blame on Republicans:
- Obama administration deliberately blocked access to veterans’ memorials: in order to make shutdown appear worse
- “Although Barack Obama’s chefs have been deemed ‘essential,’ employees at the National Institutes of Health who offer last-chance experimental cancer treatments for children suffering from cancer have not”: How far will the White House go to intrude on our lives?
- The Only National Park Untouched By The Shutdown? Obama’s Golf Course
- Runner Fined $100 At Valley Forge Park Amid Government Shutdown
- Feds Treated Senior Citizens Like Terrorists During National Park Shutdown
- Feds Try to Shut Down Privately Owned Mount Vernon: “Deliberate effort by Obama to hurt the public.”
- The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain
- Obama Closes the Grand Canyon–even AFTER Arizona Offered to PAY
- Government Shutdown Denies Military Families Money for Funerals
Arresting Veterans for Visiting the SHUTDOWN Veteran’s Memorial:
Can healthcare be held hostage?
Duh . . .
This govt shutdown is theater. I’ll spoil the end. Domestic services are to be cut to “reduce the deficit” combined with shifting the tax burden from the rich to the middle class. No real deficit reduction though as money freed up by cuts gets spent in an upcoming “unrelated” increase in military spending.
- Continued government shutdown and political theater
- Why the Government Shutdown Is a Welcome Development
- How You Can Change The World – Turn Off Your TV
- DOD Spends 5 Billion on Spy and Military Gear: Open New NSA Spy Center During “Government Shutdown”
- Selective Shutdown: NSA Spying Funded, FOIA Requests Denied
- War Is A Racket
- Jesse Ventura on Crossfire: “Let’s Cut Defense Spending! Stay Out Of These Wars And We’ll Have Plenty Of Money!” (youtube.com)
- Obama Waives Ban on Aid to Countries With Child Soldiers
- NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”