The Pardu

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Elizabeth Warren: Government Shutdown And A Senator Who Works For The People And For The Nation

The current budget/debt kerfuffle in Washington DC is starting to have impact in each segment of the nation and impact on each of us as a people. The GOP charged into a battle they could not win!  Party leadership (including eight month Senator Ted Cruz) decided to take the nation hostage via saber-rattling on defunding the Affordable Care Act. It is obvious the strategy did not provide desired results. But, the 113th Congress is in session, never fret, they simply changed the marching orders. The GOP has again taken the nation hostage via denial of raising the debt ceiling. Take a look at market performance in 2011 after John Boehner cowered to his 'red meat' tea party caucus and backed out of a debt ceiling deal with President Obama.

Notice the DIJA as President Obama took office in the winter of 2009 and the impact of the Stimulus starting in March/April 2009, and Dow performance through the late summer and fall of 2011. The GOP "rebel yell" as we moved through the summer of 2011 was, "Shut-er-down." 


Video highlight of longstanding intent to shutdown the federal government:

Pence March 2011.....The Party is over for liberals in Washington DC..."Shut it down."

2011 video montage...."Shut it down."

McConnell, Mike Lee and others ..."Shut it down."
The shut down is critical to national health and it is being "played" as a form of sport for uber wealthy conservatives via their elected minions.

The debt ceiling relates to money we owe our creditors. While calling the process "debt ceiling" probably confuses people, the process is integral to our national well-being. Hell, the name must also mislead GOP politicians; they seem to view the process as a form of political campaign. The party on the Right has bantered shutting down the government since the first debt limit increase request after President Obama took office. 

As a world leader we must pay our debts in order to maintain "full faith and credit" of the nation.  "Full faith and credit" is far more serious matter than who sits in the White House or which party has a majority in the chambers of congress.

  1. Definition

    An unconditional commitment to pay interest and principal on debt, usually issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury or another government entity.

The New York Times recently published a piece related to Koch brothers partnering with Ed Meese on obstruction to Obamacare. It is important to note, after the fight against Obamacare moved to third tier after the October 1st, ACA enrollment period commenced. The level of interest in the ACA, may have provided a beacon of light for the GOP. We should also not overlook polls indicating major dissatisfaction with holding the economy hostage over the ACA. In any case GOP has nonchalantly moved their hostage taking to the debt ceiling and rumor has it, nipping at entitlement programs, again. 

Newly elected Senator Elizabeth warren addressed the pending Government shutdown in a most direct manner. A manner very uncharacteristic for a sitting senator: she named names!  Watch at the 4:00 minute mark of the following video.

Senator Warren breaks the Washington DC protocol mold, now doesn't she?

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