“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
A short Sunday Sermon on Wednesday – yes things are that confused!
If it were a scene from the movie Blazing Saddles, like the one above, it would be funny.
But it’s a scene from Washington DC, the capital of the most powerful nation on earth – and it is pathetic!
Yet again we have seen ‘democracy’ at work.
Yet again we have seen people thrown out of work as a result of the imbeciles in Washington DC.
Yet again the Senate and the House are in gridlock over the paper exercise of raising the debt ceiling so that America can continue to spend money it does not have on things it does not need.
The Republicans are focused on just one of the things America can’t afford and that’s Obamacare.
The President and the Democrats have dug their heels in and won’t compromise in any way shape or form. They are calling the Republicans stubborn.
The Republicans have a completely different argument. They are calling the President and the Democrats stubborn.
The Democrats claim that the Republicans are destroying the nation and don’t care about the sick and needy.
The Republicans claim that the Democrats have no fiscal responsibility and don’t understand anything about the budget.
House Republicans voted in favor of an amendment to the spending bill that would delay ObamaCare’s individual mandate for one year. The vote was 228-201.
The Senate then promptly rejected the House bill and sent it back.
My Dad is better than your Dad.
No he isn’t.
Yes he is.
No he isn’t.
Yes he…… and on and on it goes!
A couple of kids in the playground might be excused for such behavior. Elected representatives cannot.
For the first time in seventeen years Federal agencies have been ordered to “execute plans for an orderly shutdown,” meaning around 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed immediately and another million or so, including Border Patrol agents and air traffic controllers, will be asked to work without pay.
America has held a gun to its own head and made itself a laughing stock throughout the rest of the world.
Harsh words perhaps, but true.
But there are always positives in everything, if one looks hard enough.
What this latest debacle has raised is the very important question of whether or not America really needs a government and bureaucracy as big as the one it currently has?
If you have any sympathy at all with the theme of this blog, the “Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy” both of which have been highlighted during the past few days, then your answer to that question should be NO!