Federal agencies are using this shutdown as their latest excuse to bully taxpayers into submission, and with it the Republicans’ will to stand up to pro-Obamacare forces.
Privately owned and operated businesses on federal lands are being forced by armed federal agents to shut their doors. In state after state, restaurants and inns that receive no federal funding are being closed under the threat of force simply because of their location. Every one of these businesses was allowed to stay open during previous government shutdowns.
The government shutdown reveals ham-fisted partisan politics at its ugliest. The escapades of the Obama administration during the “shutdown” have turned a serious discussion into a farce.
It would be laughable if it weren’t our rights that are under attack.
If you haven’t been following the story, Republicans in the House crafted a spending bill that doesn’t fund ObamaCare — because it’s become very apparent that Obama’s promises of deficit reduction under Obamacare was a pack of lies. The bill funds everything else and would allow government to operate as usual. Democrats in the Senate threw the bill out, taking an all-or-nothing stance on government spending.
Since the shutdown began, the Obama administration has directed offices within the executive branch to make the shutdown as painful as possible for the average citizen.