Historical Update

I have been trying to post some historical data regarding previous Federal Shut-downs, but it is proving impossible to find the articles for which I am searching.  Therefore, I wanted to take a moment to record some data for future use.  Before I begin, I must note that I voted for Donald Trump neither in the Republican Primary (I supported Ted Cruz) nor in the General Election (I voted for the Constitution Party).  I note this because of the constant habit of Democrats to dismiss anyone who does not post constant negatives about Donald Trump as a “mindless supporter” (a classic case of projection, if ever there was one).  Thus noted, here are the facts to present:

  1. Democrats are calling this the “Trump shutdown”.  They made this same lie during the 2013 shutdown, and the articles cataloging the various meetings scheduled by Republicans to work on the budget, to which the Democrats refused to even show up, were the main resources I was searching for and can no longer find.  The current lie is supported by the fact that, last week, Donald Trump stated quite clearly that he would be proud to shut down the government if Congress did not honor their 2016 promise to fully fund the wall along the southern border of the United States.  However, it is important to note that no bill has been presented to the President.  It is Congressional Democrats who are refusing to honor their promises, and causing the Federal shutdown.  President Trump cannot be culpable for it until a budget bill is on his desk.
  2. The Federal Reserve has adjusted the interest rates on loans upward again.  The liberals in charge of this completely un-Constitutional body are doing everything they can to sabotage the economy.  We have been doing exceedingly well under President Trump’s policies, and the Fed is deliberately hurting Americans both individually (by making it more difficult to acquire credit) and as a nation (rates at this level almost always result in a recession, and make it much more difficult to produce the budgetary surplus needed to start paying off our 21-trillion-dollar debt.

For my money, since passing a Federal budget is really the only job that Congress has, I propose the following legislation: For any year that a budget is not passed in time to prevent the closing of Federal offices, or that the budget does not produce a net revenue, or that the Federal debt is not decreased (or surplus increased, should we ever reach that happy point again), Congress shall be taxed at 100% of their income for the year.  For every week that the Federal government remains shut down, fully or partially, they will be taxed an additional 10% of their current salary.

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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