You got it.
Too many people here deceived into thinking a Gov't shutdown means "we win" or something.
Too many are deceived into thinking a "government shutdown" means "government shutdown". It means nothing of the sort. It's an empty threat the GOP is forced to take seriously because of their inability to counter Democrat lies.
There is no longer any “we win” scenario. Everything is too far gone to recover. We have a 14+ trillion dollar debt which will hit its cap next month apparently. Everyone will of course vote to raise the debt ceiling again to avoid a crisis. Gas prices are starting to get out of hand, I know for me personally its hitting me hard. We have countries looking to unload our debt and dumping dollars as their currency reserve. Once all countries dump us as the reserve then it really will get bad. The only thing thats keeping us afloat is our ability to print money. If we lose our currency as the world reserve then we have to start buying other nations currencies to do business. Then no amount of printing will help us. We have an illegal private bank cartel, The Fed, that gives out money to foreign banks while spitting in our faces.
We have an administration that exploits an oil spill crisis to shut down a good portion of our oil drilling capacity all in the name of safety, while at the same time giving billions to Brazil to help them in their drilling industry. Then to rub the proverbial S*** in our faces this admin says we are going to buy the very oil from the very people we just gave billions to.
Now with our aligning with the Muslim nations of the world we are showing our true evil colors and are on in an inevitable showdown with Israel. God will not stand for any of this for long, we have squandered what our forefathers bled for. They should look at us all in shame as the ulitmate lust and greed for individual power at any cost has run roughshod over everything and left our once great nation in shambles.
Every empire/nation through out history has always eaten itself alive from within and then fallen. Why do we think that America would be any different?? I am not one of those doom criers standing at the corner, but in all seriousness what can anyone do at this point in time to stop this spiral to oblivion?
It doesn’t mean we “win.” It means we say Not... One... More... Diiiime (ala Charlton Heston). It means we stand up and CLAIM the Title, Party of NO. THAT is the one power we have. Bohner (in-in-a-box) said we can’t dictate our will on the admin & senate. I say... Yes... We... CAAAAANNNN!
On the other hand, I still have that sick premonition of congress never passing a budget again, and running on continuing resolutions for the next 20 years.