Within the next few hours we will see whether or not the little suits in Washington can learn to play together. The looming government shutdown is not new, however, and has been pending for some time. Let’s not forget which party chose to put the American people in this situation to begin with. Heaven forbid the liberal media hogwash and entertainers have successfully changed your memory, but if so, let me quickly remind you of a few key facts.
Democrats controlled both houses of Congress not that long ago and were the party responsible for passing a budget. Did they live up to their responsibility to pass a budget? No. They chose to put it off, avoid it and make the scene playing out in front of us now look like someone else’s fault. Last I checked, however, abiding by principles in conduct hasn’t proven very important to this group who continues to shove an agenda down the American throat, despite the loud cries of opposition. President Obama needs to check his record before throwing out phrases like “meeting responsibilities” in regard to the current situation of creating a budget since he and his comrades refused when it was their job. Oh wait, that makes perfect sense. They didn’t do their job because jobs are for everyone else. If ever there were a true case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Democrats say the issue is Republicans asking for “crucial entities” like Planned Parenthood to be de-funded and cutting the funds of National Public Radio. The Republicans, meanwhile, have been put between a rock and a hard place by those who had the opportunity to clean up their own dirty work and didn’t. With his recent re-election desires announced, I believe this is an attempt to cast false blame and re-write the story so he looks like the good guy. Don’t be deceived, people, there’s much more happening on the pages than the cover of the book would have you believe. Please take a moment and read the pages–research and fact checking are good things. Don’t buy everything you’re fed through the television.
At the end of the day, liberals are shouting out “the republicans are shutting us down over Planned Parenthood and it’s ridiculous”, but for me it looks something like this: Obama and the Democrats are willing to let our military fight without pay because they are so committed to the continued funding for abortions by the American taxpayer and promoting their agenda.
Here’s the deal, guys and gals, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from my state of Texas, introduced legislation last Friday to ensure military members would continue receiving pay even if Congress could not reach an agreement and shuts down. Gohmert said “we want this taken off the table [and] this takes the military off the table as pawns back here at home in the political game.” So why then has this legislation not yet been approved? Go figure.
Obama is willing to let men and women giving their lives in service to this country potentially go without pay because he knows no one wants this to happen. This is a brazen attempt to force the Republicans to give in to what he wants for the budget. It’s like a child on the playground who can’t share and annoyingly yells “it’s mine, give me, give me, give me.” Gohmert is accurate in calling the military “pawns…in the political game.” If the military does go without pay, it’s not because of the Republicans but because the Democrats rejected their attempts to secure this in spite of other disagreements.
No matter who wins the next election, God sees what’s going on and His Word remains true. The things we stand for should reflect the things He stands for. He created work–so do it! He created life–so value it! And for pete’s sake, pay the military who fights so those who don’t do anything can continue sitting on their lackadaisical rears while those in D.C. continue their political ploys. May every member of congress step up and act like grown men and women. And may the guy in the oval office, who seems to be quite a great actor, act like he cares about the military and at the very least take care of those who take care of us.