Lying Republicans

A friend sent me the link below with this in email body:

Food for thought on why we have the mess we do.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/graham-im-really-sick-of-hearing-republicans-129248483876.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma

I haven’t responded because if I did he would probably be pretty offended and I don’t want to do that. He is a friend after all. And he is a socialist and I don’t really think it would have any effect.

You asked me to think about the statement by Lindsey Graham in the video. I thought about it for a long time. These are my conclusions. Please don’t be offended. I don’t mean to be offensive. However I am passionate about these things.

I thought about what Lindsey Graham said in this video. He said he would never vote for a budget that funded Planned Parenthood. He said that opposing anything that the president says he will veto is lying to the American people. I really don’t follow that logic unless he means “Do whatever the President/DNC says and like it or you’re a lying radical right wing nut job”.  That must be a new definition.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/graham-im-really-sick-of-hearing-republicans-129248483876.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma

Sure enough Lindsey didn’t vote for it. Must not have been that important to him really.

https://votesmart.org/bill/20453/53952/21992/continuing-appropriations-act-2016#.VjET_LerSCo

However Ted Cruz did vote on HR-719, when he had the chance, and at least he voted the way he told the voters he would.

http://votesmart.org/bill/20453/53952/135705/continuing-appropriations-act-2016#.VjEUSrerSCo

Which one lied?

However I do agree that most Republicans are liars.

Lie #1: They claim to be the opposition party to the DNC but they never oppose them.

Lie #2: They make promises about opposing the expansion of the budget, raising the debt limit, killing babies and so on, but they vote to expand the budget, raise the debt limit and fund Planned Parenthood.

Lie # 3: They claim to stand for freedom, limited government and the right to live. However when a bunch of radical right wing nut jobs stand up for stuff like freedom, limiting government intervention in our personal lives and giving little baby women the right to choose who they want to go to the prom with instead of  than killing them just before they slide out the baby chute, those lying Republicans say “Don’t you worry about it Harry and Nancy….we got this”. Then they vilify their own party members for not going along with EVERYTHING the President and the DNC want. Kind of like Harry and Nancy used to do….Grrrrr.

And so it goes…..

As if all of that wasn’t bad enough we have to listen to the DNC, the RNC and the Press beat the drum that says Republicans are not cooperating, shutting down the government etc. etc. (puke) while they (the RNC) give the Socialist Democrats everything they want. If the RNC cooperated with the DNC any more than they already do, the DNC would be to the right of the RNC.

I think we need to fundamentally change this country back. Let’s think for a while about “shutting down the government” which the DNC and the RNC have saved us from. How bad would it really be? Their answer is a lie that both the RNC and the DNC tell often. These are the facts about it.

66% of the federal budget is Mandatory Spending and not really part of the annual appropriations process.  It would go on without a hiccup. Mandatory spending is federal spending that is spent based on existing laws rather than the budgeting process. For instance, spending for Social Security is based on the eligibility rules for that program in spite of the DNC and the RNC telling us that the old people’s checks will stop coming and they’ll starve to death if the government gets shut down.

33% of the budget is Discretionary Spending. Discretionary Spending is the portion of the budget that the president requests and Congress appropriates every year. It represents less than one-third of the total federal budget, while mandatory spending accounts for around two-thirds. It is the sum total of the appropriations bill. [BTW the RNC just helped Obama change the rules AGAIN. The latest appropriations bill is for 2 years not one, extending Obama reign one year beyond his actual presidency]

Of the Discretionary Spending 53% of it (15.88% of the total Mandatory and Discretionary) spending is on the military which leaves just under 18% of the budget that actually gets “shut down”……I mean “SHUT DOWN!”. The 18% that actually gets “shut down” comprises the following:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Medicare and Health
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Housing and Community
  • International Affairs
  • Energy and Environment
  • Science
  • Transportation
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Of those departments the following are only partially funded by

Discretionary Funding with additional funded by Mandatory Spending:

  • Medicare and Health
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Food and Agriculture

So these are the only things that get “Shut Down”……I mean “SHUT DOWN” when the budget doesn’t get passed.

  • Education
  • Housing and Community
  • International Affairs
  • Energy and Environment
  • Science
  • Transportation
  • Military

However, it is a budget. It is only a budget. If there is a healthy debate in the congress about the budget and we go without a budget for a few days (called a spending gap) it doesn’t mean that anything shuts down. The government still has money and people still go to work the military still get paid. The NSF may have to delay some project where they follow penguins around in the Antarctic or study what makes college men horny but that is about it. Although Federal employees actually have to stop working, they get retroactive pay for the time they didn’t work.

Go figure!

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/interactive-data/taxbreaks/2014/visualization/

When you hear “GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” what is the first word that comes to the mind of most Americans? Republicans grrrrr

The government has been shut down 17 times in the history of the country since 1976. You probably remember every one of them because of the dead or starving old people lying in the streets because they didn’t get their Social Security checks.

8 times the DNC controlled both the House and the Senate (so the DNC wrote the budget in the House and then delayed it in the Senate…ie. Shut Down the Government)

7 times the RNC controlled the House and the DNC controlled the Senate (so the RNC wrote the budget in the House and the DNC held it up in the Senate or as they like to say SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!

2 times the RNC controlled both the House and Senate (so the RNC wrote the budget in the House and the RNC delayed it in the Senate)

So it appears that for the most part the DNC is in control of the budget and the RNC offers little if any healthy conservative opposition and that is being generous. 15 of the 17 times the government has been SHUT DOWN! it was done by the Democrats while the republicans got the blame.

By the way, do you remember all those 17 times the government was SHUT DOWN! I didn’t think so……because it had little if no effect on anyone’s daily life. Little old people did not starve to death after all.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/25/here-is-every-previous-government-shutdown-why-they-happened-and-how-they-ended/

By the way those shutdowns and the DNC control of just about everything and everyone spans well over 40 years. The exact amount of time that Bernie Sanders says the middle class has been shrinking.

So we keep giving the government (liberals or as I like to call them: socialist) more and more money and control while the middle class keeps shrinking and shrinking so we give the government more money and control as the middle class……well you get the picture.

So it goes….

The reason we have a mess is that we have a one party government. We need a second party. A conservative one to oppose the two co-existing socialist ones.

By the way, socialism is a bad thing in case you didn’t know that. It has failed 100% of the number of times it has been tried. For example, all of the many third world countries in the world are socialist.

I’m just sayin’.

 

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