The shutdown doesn't bother me, except that it is not really a shutdown. They are still spending money like drunken sailors, they are still expected to raise our debt limit, and Obama's administration is throwing a hissy fit by unnecessarily -- or spitefully, depending on your perspective -- closing off portions of the country.
So the only part of the shutdown that disappoints me is that the Federal government is not shutdown enough.
Okay, so Obama's magic panacea for Health Care ends up closing down WICK (which feeds newborn children akin to food stamps with formula), has furloughed countless soliders (My dad , who has fought for this country for over 12 years, is about to loose his job if this doesn't get fixed along with them), and the VA (again, our soliders), and the handicapped. The two face jackle talk all sweet to out active duty soliders in that one video and blames congress, but it's really just his jacked adminstration and his oversimplistic rhetoric (X is good, Y is bad, I am X) . The Republicans have been arm-baring him so far, gradually pushing the budget back to the need shape. Wick is back, the children are safe. VA is back. Still, countless public servants and soliders are at risk of going without. Guys, trust a person on the inside of all this: I am hearing horror stoires left an right... and I have some of my own. This shutdown is the by-product of a fluke anyways because it was passed by a transitional supermajority in a fly-by-night session of congress with people in postions that were going to be swifltly replaced due to the big change in public opinion anyways. This was a case of vindictive idealism over realism at it's worse...
It's like I said on the Syria thread.
Obama manipulated uncritical people with buzzwords and hollow concepts to get into office. "Hope" and "change" are meaningless terms without academic clarification and proper execution. If people just asked questions like "What the hell do you mean by change, what are you changing, and how does it benefit America?" (Look at the soaring debt since that flunkie's been in office!) We'd might have someone a bit more competent in the Whitehouse.
Indeed a stubborn anti-colonial ideologue with a whole lot of personal baggage that deludes his sense of policy. Those are most volatile of politicians (IRS scamming religious charities and conservatives, Gaza, and a foul-mouthed sycophant for a vice-president show how inept and ideologically bankrupt and egocentric his current administration is). He has no idea of economic, social, and political consequences. Overall, he can't see the world for what it is, but what he wants it to be...so much danger in that. He and his quarreling administration has not the ethos to rule.
I am an army brat, my father and my father's father are and were military men. I have many people I care about who wear my nation's uniform, and all of them call him one thing: "Zero". Why? Because he has zero military experience our combat intellgence (seriously, he is making a mess of our military, cutting important budgets left and right, and wasn't he just casting a ballot to throw our young men and women into another war?). He is also doing soldiers very dirty...half of my friends after all their toil overseas are just being heartlessly furloughed and fired by old Dr. Obamnik. Obamacare for one is a giant "cool story bro", naive and destructive (I know of two businesses that I frequent are going bankrupt and three people who are forced to file bankruptcy because it's just about to happen - imagine when it fully hits the fan. Our budget can't take the strain...
I am a CLT (a community living tech) who works with the disabled so they can achieve independence when it comes to basic life skills; my current client needs the social-safety net because he has special needs. When that social security is divided up into nothing, he and various others like him might not have the needed resources to survive or thrive. His yearly budget is already in danger... Instead, people who are perfectly capable of getting healthcare (or at least save some money in an emergency budget like I do - seriously do this, you will be doing yourself a favor) won't be getting it. Also, when some idiot gets drunk and crashes his car, knocks someone up, or gets an STD - guess who is paying the medical bill, us. When we are busy sharing wealth in a consumerist culture, it quickly becomes consumed. The individuals must produce capital by his or her works for the community, if they wishes to prosper.
To put it simply: If you are capable, if you don't work you don't eat.
I'd encourage willful charity and social policy that supported altruists and philanthropy over a forced mass-socialism any day. Sad thing about Obama's welfare policies is that they don't fare well for those who actually need it, the elderly and the otherwise disabled. For example...My little brother who has epilepsy. He is medically dependant on Lamictal and Kepra. If all these welfare-queens and their Obama-phones drain the already scant budget, people like my brother will most likely loose their medicine (which is 3000 bucks a pop). If that happens this means he goes into a siezure he doesn't come out of. My faith stands strong that he will fine (prayers would be welcome though). Just like Stalin's five-year plans. Obama's regressive quasi-communistic policies are a threat to countless. People have protested this problem in paticular...65 Special Needs people were arested in front of the White-House the other day for just that (a paranoid woman was also shot, and a guy set himself on fire right there on the green).
All I can say for those who casted their ballot unwisely, people like my brother thank you so much for voting for the guy...
I believe Romney would have done better, he is a man of management and logistically capable. Though I still (after thoroughly studying their doctrine) would be incredibly hesitant to have a Mormon in the Whitehouse. I'd fear the connection to the powerful and agenda-ladend LDS church would cloud his judgment when it comes to sensible social policy. But his practical skills outmatched Obama bar none. Sadly, people only think with their feelings nowadays and fickle concepts and are easly bought.
Look at it this way: A plumber might keep up appearances, he might speak of lofty things, but ultimately what matters is if he can whip out a plunger and get crap done. And if he or his cronies are making up names and setting people against each other in mindless debate, than he is a wolf in sheeps clothing.
Also, he will "not comprimise" with congress, but he wants to talk things out with psychopathic dictators in Iran and Syria? When does the coupe happen guys? King Obama just axed the army, when does Julian pop out and roboticize us all.
Next term I nominate Princess Sally. She'd get the job done! She always does. Our first furry president!