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:
- 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.
- 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.