I really had hoped for a Government Shutdown. Not because I want services lost for those of us that have been effected by the Recession but so government employees who have so far been spared the effects could TASTE a bit of what the REST OF US have felt.
Some things I think are worth considering.
- The likelihood that the Fed would shut down the Fed is a bit ludicrous. Why in the world would they stop their own paychecks? Shutting down the Fed was not about the “REST OF US” potentially losing services, it was about the Fed losing a paycheck. Heaven forbid them finding out what is has been like for the REST OF US.
- When you hear about Budget Cuts and Deficit Spending you need to think about things the Fed will not discuss…
1. Are the cuts about reducing or getting rid of services for John Q Public or do we continue to get services and the cuts effect Federal workers jobs or salaries? I assure you they will NEVER reduce their own paychecks or number of jobs. They will just reduce or kill the services the REST OF US get.
2. Who gained from the over spending? Two groups – The Fed and the Super Rich. Middle Class and Lower Class America, also referred to as the REST OF US, did not benefit from these increases in the deficit so we should not be the ones asked to pay it back.
- Early on in the President’s term I blogged a post commending him as one of the best CEO’s of USA Inc in a long time. The President of the USA is first and foremost the CEO of the largest Corporation in the USA, USA Inc. He cannot represent the interests of the REST OF US, because Congress does not represent us so they are not designing legislation for the REST OF US. You may not realize it but the President does not have to go through Congress for many of the things he does as the CEO of the Federal Workforce. The Federal Worker is far better off today than they were when he came to office. If you love politics, research what he has done for them while the rest of us wait for Congress to come up with things that help the REST OF US. This is one of those times I can say “dont hold your breath.”
- Several news agencies are touting articles asking us to check the labels on products we buy to see where they are made. I might recommend that the next time a politician trys to sell you their ideology you ask them how this ideology will effect the REST OF US and how it will effect the Federal Worker, aka USA Inc. If you care, WHICH YOU SHOULD, I think you will find a lot of back pedaling. Reason of course is that you are supposed to accept your elected officials comments because John Q Public cant possibly understand what happens in DC but they do. This is called ramming it down your throats.
“Wake up America!” at least Wake Up the REST OF US!
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